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#1 vetJohn Callaham

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 15:15

Assassin's Creed 2 to be the next free game for Xbox Live Gold users
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At the moment, Xbox 360 owners who are signed up for the paid Xbox Live Gold service can go ahead and download Defense Grid: The Awakening for free right now. Today, Microsoft announced that after Defense Grid goes back to being a paid game, Xbox Live Gold members can download Assassin's Creed 2 for free starting July 16th.

The Ubisoft published historical-scifi themed action game is normally available to download for 1600 Microsoft points, or about $20. However, it will be free to download from July 16th to July 31st for anyone who has subscribed to the paid Xbox Live Gold service. That means that just in the month of July, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download $30 worth of free games (Defense Grid: The Awakening is normally 800 Microsoft points, or about $10).

The Games for Gold program is scheduled to continue through at least December 2013, with Microsoft offering two free games per month for Xbox Live Gold members. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, in a message posted to Reddit earlier this week, hinted that Microsoft could continue the program beyond December, saying, "Anything is possible. We'll see how the program goes."

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#2 Skiver

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 15:22

Never really got into the AC franchise but I guess this gives me a chance, despite the fact people would moan about the games age, I kind of wish they had did the first one.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 15:36

i'm getting it even though I never played any either. Would have liked the first one too but hey, free so can't be choosy!



#4 threetonesun

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 16:16

Never really got into the AC franchise but I guess this gives me a chance, despite the fact people would moan about the games age, I kind of wish they had did the first one.

 

The general consensus is that 2 is better than the first one.

 

It's the only one I've ever played. It's enjoyable, if not very deep.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:01

I HATED AC1 and AC2 I could only get into for about an hour.  AC3 however I enjoyed completely and thought the naval battles were just awesome.   Before you discount the whole series, you might wanna give AC3 a try.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:17

You don't need to have played the first one to grasp what is going on. AC2 Is really where it all began.

This and AC Brotherhood. Are probably the best in the series.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:20

Never really got into the AC franchise but I guess this gives me a chance, despite the fact people would moan about the games age, I kind of wish they had did the first one.

I tried with AC1 and never really got into it or completed it. Let's see if this turns out better for me. :)

 

About age: Yeah some people complain "who wants to play old games" and some complain "I won't be able to play old games if Microsoft pulls the plug on XB1". So yeah - just ignore.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:31

Seeing as I only beat AC1, and I forgot to buy AC3 yesterday for cheap, I'll be getting this anyways...



#9 LaP

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 19:55

I tried with AC1 and never really got into it or completed it. Let's see if this turns out better for me. :)

 

About age: Yeah some people complain "who wants to play old games" and some complain "I won't be able to play old games if Microsoft pulls the plug on XB1". So yeah - just ignore.

 

At least it's worth downloading unlike that arcade game.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:04

Now why can't MS do deals like this?

 

Battlefield 3Saints Row: The Third and Payday: The Heist are free to PlayStation Plus subscribers from today.


http://www.digitalsp...ubscribers.html


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:11

Now why can't MS do deals like this?

 

Because the games MS are offering you will get to keep.

 

If you cancel your PS+ you lose them games, while if you cancel Gold, you still get to keep / play them.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:16

Because the games MS are offering you will get to keep.

 

If you cancel your PS+ you lose them games, while if you cancel Gold, you still get to keep / play them.

 

To keep a game it needs to be worth the bandwidth used to download it.

 

AC2 is worth it. That arcade game i'm not so sure.



#13 compl3x

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:24

Because the games MS are offering you will get to keep.

 

If you cancel your PS+ you lose them games, while if you cancel Gold, you still get to keep / play them.

 

 

Don't hear about a lot of people cancelling their PS+. Most people I know stack their subs when sub deals come around.

 

 

AC2 is a good game. If you haven't played it, I think you'll enjoy it.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 15:12

AC3 was the worst. AC2+ Brotherhood+ Revelations were the best. Basically, Ezio's storyline.



#15 Skiver

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 15:18

To keep a game it needs to be worth the bandwidth used to download it.

 

AC2 is worth it. That arcade game i'm not so sure.

Do you pay per the MB/GB or something?

 

Whether a game is good or not, the bandwidth required to download wouldn't even be a thought that crossed my mind. At worst I set it to download in "standby" mode over night and its done.