XBL: Games with Gold

I've got a feeling I'm going to own all of the games they're going to give us.

I guess it's nice for people who missed out on those games when they released. Hopefully more people experience how awesome Crackdown is.
Guess you could look at it like i am. Free digital copies. As someone who installs all my games i'm playing anyways being able to have a version at all times without needing to swap discs makes this interesting enough for me. i enjoy the benefits of digital but not enough to rebuy a game I already own on disc.
 

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I just found out about this. Glad it's being heavily advertised. =\
Err, it is.

- They mentioned it at E3, prominently.

- MajorNelson has announced each new game on his blog


- It's a tile on Xbox.com


- It was posted on Xbox News Wire:


- It was covered on major blogs:
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/16/assassins-creed-2-free-falls-on-xblm-today/
http://kotaku.com/existing-xbox-live-gold-members-will-begin-receiving-tw-512305727
http://www.destructoid.com/assassin-s-creed-ii-is-free-for-xbox-live-gold-members-258169.phtml
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/01/games-with-gold-july-1-defense-grid-free-on-xbox-live
http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-l...e-assassins-creed-ii-later-this-month-6411022
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/3/4489848/assassins-creed-2-xbox-live-games-with-gold-july
etc

- It has this thread here

- It's in the XBLA thread here
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=70789456&postcount=4150

- It had all these threads:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=609006
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612186
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581137
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581293

- It's on the dashboard
Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold: AC2"
Games -> Browse Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold", picture of an Assassin in a hoodie
Games -> Browse Games -> Sales and Specials -> "Free with Gold" -> Whole hub dedicated to the program

At some point, it's not that it's not being advertised well, it's that you didn't look.
 
Err, it is.

- They mentioned it at E3, prominently.

- MajorNelson has announced each new game on his blog

- It was covered on major blogs:
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/16/assassins-creed-2-free-falls-on-xblm-today/
http://kotaku.com/existing-xbox-live-gold-members-will-begin-receiving-tw-512305727
http://www.destructoid.com/assassin-s-creed-ii-is-free-for-xbox-live-gold-members-258169.phtml
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/01/games-with-gold-july-1-defense-grid-free-on-xbox-live
http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-l...e-assassins-creed-ii-later-this-month-6411022
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/3/4489848/assassins-creed-2-xbox-live-games-with-gold-july
etc

- It has this thread here

- It's in the XBLA thread here
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=70789456&postcount=4150

- It had all these threads:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=609006
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612186
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581137
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581293

- It's on the dashboard
Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold: AC2"
Games -> Browse Games -> visible tile: "Free with Gold", picture of an Assassin in a hoodie
Games -> Browse Games -> Sales and Specials -> "Free with Gold" -> Whole hub dedicated to the program

At some point, it's not that it's not being advertised well, it's that you didn't look.
To be fair, if you start the dashboard, it's easily to glance over the tile as another ad.
 
I only played DR2 for a while as I had other games to get on with so had to return it to my friend. So that will be definitely downloaded if it is indeed one of the two games on offer.

And I already have Crackdown but having a copy on my HD is difficult to turn down.
 
Is it confirmed they are stoping this in December for 360?

Seems like an easy thing to keep doing lots of older titles they could tap into.
Microsoft officially states in the FAQ:
Q: Why are these only Xbox 360 games? Is this going to be extended to Gold on Xbox One?

The Games with Gold promotion runs from June 10, 2013, to December 31, 2013. There are no plans to include Xbox One games in the program at this time.
Nevertheless, there was a Reddit comment made by Major Nelson which could be a possible hint to a continuation of the service:
majornelson said:
Anything is possible. We'll see how the program goes.
 
I already have both games, but those are great games at least, will be downloading them just for the convenience of not switching discs.

How does the xbox handle this situation?

Will my saves and achievements carry over like it is the installed version from the disc?
 
You know what that would be awesome.
I could only lend crack down 2 for like a week from my brother and from what i heard crackdown is even better then 2. Haven't really played dead rising.
Not really.

The first Crackdown has three gangs and better strongholds. The agency vehicles transform too, which is something they don't do in the sequel. The city also looks nicer and the cars aren't all beat up.

Crackdown 2 gets a lot of hate because of how monotonous the objectives are, and they reused the same city. Crackdown 2 has way better toys and multiplayer though.

Overall I'd say Crackdown has a better environment, and Crackdown 2 has better gameplay features.

They're both good games.
 
Crackdown is sooo much fun.

But I've already got it. Funnily enough I'd prolly be more interested in free XBLA games as I don't get many of those but I already own pretty much everything retail I'd be interested in.

Oh well.
 
They seem to be giving away games in franchises that are continuing onto next gen, smart move by them and good for XBL gold members too
It does make you wonder how the up-selling of DLC or add-ons go for these free gold games...

Underneath the ACII main game was the 320 allards up-sell for DLC add-on. I let it go but if the game is great I could be persuaded to part with some points.