Free Games for Gold members as Microsoft offer their thanks

In an innovative and unique way to thank customers for making Xbox Live what it is today , Microsoft have announced that Gold members will be getting free Xbox 360 games as a gift.

Two free Xbox 360 games a month for Gold subscribers

So with what seemed like the entire universe taking a pop at Microsoft over their used games and online policies the tides are turning as Microsoft start to show their more generous side.


The free games offer was actually announced during E3 but for a lot of people it slipped through the radar as other more controversial issues took precedence.

Microsoft are planning to offer 2 free games a month for the foreseeable future as a thank you to gold subscribers for making Xbox LIVE the service it is today.

“As our way of saying thanks for being part of this community, we’re giving all qualifying Gold members two free Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year.” Microsoft stats. “Each specially selected, fan-favorite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what.”

Fable 3 to start off with more to follow

Fable 3 is the first game to be offered as a free download to Xbox subscribers so if you have yet to play the game you better grab a copy quick – it will only be available till the end of the month.


Fable 3 is a role-playing game with heavy adventure elements and received a positive reception when it was released. It is defiantly worth adding to your collection – especially for free!

More favourites are expected to follow with Halo 3 and Assassins Creed 2 already lined up for next month.


Games to be released on the 1st and 16th of Every Month

Each game will only be available for a limited amount of time and are set to be release at the start and the middle of every month.

This is a good move by Microsoft as free games were always one of the main reasons for being a PS+ subscriber and now Gold subscribers have the same privileges.


With the change of stance on the used game and always online policies the difference between Microsoft and Sony from a customer relations standpoint is now negligible as the build-up continues to the next gen launches at the end of the year.

Keep tuned as we follow and cover the build-up to both launches.

Published: Friday, June 28th, 2013 Last Modified: June 28, 2013

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