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#1 Andrew G.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 21:17

Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2014

 

Coming up in July, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will debut on Xbox One as a free download, replacing June’s Xbox One Games with Gold title Halo: Spartan Assault (so be sure to grab it now if you haven’t already). Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will remain available for Xbox Live Gold members to download for Xbox One.

 

 
On Xbox 360, starting Tuesday, July 1st, Gotham City Imposters (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through July 15th.

Then on July 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download BattleBlock Theater (normally US $14.99) for free through July 31st.

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*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

 

http://majornelson.c...-for-july-2014/

 

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#2 neoadorable

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:59

So that's one game for X1....ok, not complaining! Guacamelee seems...nice. Haven't played more than ten mins of Max, still need to spend more time with it eventually.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:07

Interesting that they recycled one, but I guess there isn't really much they can choose from right now.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:33

Not surprised....  There isn't much content out for the X1 to just give away.  Just about all content is a "new release" to a degree.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:40

If any of you are playing 360 still, battleblock theater is ####### awesome.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:38

At least with the program starting on XB1 so soon into it's life, compared to the 360, I'd say you're at least going to get newer content as time goes on.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:46

Guacamelee debuting on the service is great, but I missed the small print that it's only one X1 game per month :no: It's not enough in face of PS4 doing two per month, many of which are free on debut since launch.

 

Also can't believe how cheap they are, offering a F2P, broken, abandoned mess on 360 (GCI) :/



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:45

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood was actually a pretty good game.  I finished the story a couple weeks ago and enjoyed playing it.  Halo: Spartan Assault, while a pretty decent game, isn't really keeping my interest very much at all.  I was really hoping for something like Forza  5 though, but free is free.  I'll check out Guacamelee next week and see what that's about.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:21

Guacamelee debuting on the service is great, but I missed the small print that it's only one X1 game per month :no: It's not enough in face of PS4 doing two per month, many of which are free on debut since launch.

Also can't believe how cheap they are, offering a F2P, broken, abandoned mess on 360 (GCI) :/


It's hard to believe that you can complain about this when even games like these already beat the amount you pay for live in a month. I mean, what jerks for only offering one $15 game per month when you're paying $5 per month (or likely less if you're not a sucker). Just because Sony may offer more doesn't make what Microsoft is offering not enough. It's still a great value.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:55

It's hard to believe that you can complain about this when even games like these already beat the amount you pay for live in a month. I mean, what jerks for only offering one $15 game per month when you're paying $5 per month (or likely less if you're not a sucker). Just because Sony may offer more doesn't make what Microsoft is offering not enough. It's still a great value.

 

These are rental services when you remove the marketing fluff. Any price you pay for them is going to be less than the price to outright buy the games reagrdless. People are allowed to critque something which they paid for, and it's not limited to GwG either. Every month the same thing happens with PS+ over the lineup, myself included, even if it doesn't effect me (July's double dip filling one spot for example). Plenty of peope seem to be annoyed by it from the comments I read online, so it's a legitimate complaint.

 

It's made worse IMO when it comes to GwG because

 

1: Microsoft have the deep pockets to more than match PS+

2: They offer less games for more £/$ per month in comparison to PS+

3: The anniversary and "relaunch"/introduction on X1 was supposed to be an improvement after listening to the fans. Guacamelee debuting for "free" is great like I said, and to be fair, MS maybe don't have the same digital download library in comparison, but they need to boost it soon. If a strapped cash Sony is offering games almost as quick as they can debut, there's no reason MS can't. If we were talking about retail games then I can see the issue and why both services are yet to introduce them, but we're not.

4: This month in particular because they're "offering" a F2P game that is broken as hell / dead online.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 13:06

These are rental services when you remove the marketing fluff. Any price you pay for them is going to be less than the price to outright buy the games reagrdless. People are allowed to critque something which they paid for, and it's not limited to GwG either. Every month the same thing happens with PS+ over the lineup, myself included, even if it doesn't effect me (July's double dip filling one spot for example). Plenty of peope seem to be annoyed by it from the comments I read online, so it's a legitimate complaint.

 

It's made worse IMO when it comes to GwG because

 

1: Microsoft have the deep pockets to more than match PS+

2: They offer less games for more £/$ per month in comparison to PS+

3: The anniversary and "relaunch"/introduction on X1 was supposed to be an improvement after listening to the fans. Guacamelee debuting for "free" is great like I said, and to be fair, MS maybe don't have the same digital download library in comparison, but they need to boost it soon. If a strapped cash Sony is offering games almost as quick as they can debut, there's no reason MS can't. If we were talking about retail games then I can see the issue and why both services are yet to introduce them, but we're not.

4: This month in particular because they're "offering" a F2P game that is broken as hell / dead online.

 

You're not paying for it on either service though - they're both charging you to play games online, that's it. These free games are just gravy (or marketing fluff as you say), so to complain about it just makes gamers sound entitled. It is fair to say they shouldn't offer up a game that's broken if they're going to do this sort of program, but that's a whole different point on top of what you and apparently plenty others are bothered about.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 13:28

You're not paying for it on either service though - they're both charging you to play games online, that's it. These free games are just gravy (or marketing fluff as you say), so to complain about it just makes gamers sound entitled. It is fair to say they shouldn't offer up a game that's broken if they're going to do this sort of program, but that's a whole different point on top of what you and apparently plenty others are bothered about.

 

Not on the PS3 or Vita.

 

People critique the content PS offers each month as well, if nobody did PS+ may never have got to the quality it has, and XB Games with Gold could've stayed with titles 2~3 years old. No one is entitled for offering feedback on the quality of an offering.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:37


For me personally, this month will see me wanting two of the free games across the 360 and X1. Battleblock Theater is great and Gaucamelee looks really fun. So that is enough to make it a win for me lol. Every month for MS and Sony platforms, I get to see if any of the free content is relevant to me lol.

Hopefully, MS does not have to rely on recycling titles for long as the library on the X1 grows.


Guacamelee debuting on the service is great, but I missed the small print that it's only one X1 game per month :no: It's not enough in face of PS4 doing two per month, many of which are free on debut since launch.
 
Also can't believe how cheap they are, offering a F2P, broken, abandoned mess on 360 (GCI) :/


Didn't Sony also skimp a bit this month, or was it last month, with less new games being offered than usual?

It seems to me that the X1 issues is similar to the PS4, a lack of content to offer a good variety among their free games.

Don't worry though, I'm sure both services will pick up the pace once more games have been out a while, especially on the X1. The Gotham game on the 360 did not sound like a good game, so definitely a pass for me. I didn't know it was F2P though.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 14:40

No one is entitled for offering feedback on the quality of an offering.



I think you mean the opposite.

Anyone is allowed to criticize the quality of these games. Of course, that does not mean its a universal opinion, but I'm sure that MS takes all of the complaints into consideration when they are trying to find games to offer. Of course, we have seen choices by Sony and MS that clearly do not please everyone, so there is an element of 'luck' going on as well lol. Also, I wouldn't be shocked if Sony and MS are sort of forced into offering some games that might not be super popular but were the only pieces of content they could secure for that month.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 15:17

You're not paying for it on either service though - they're both charging you to play games online, that's it. These free games are just gravy (or marketing fluff as you say), so to complain about it just makes gamers sound entitled. It is fair to say they shouldn't offer up a game that's broken if they're going to do this sort of program, but that's a whole different point on top of what you and apparently plenty others are bothered about.

 

No, PS+ was introduced because MP was free on PSN. Microsoft charged for MP and introduced GwG as a reward scheme. People offset the value in their mind that the games are icing/gravy on top of those services for PS4/X1 MP.

 

It's nothing to do with entitement and I brought up the issue of offering a broken F2P game from the very start.

 

Didn't Sony also skimp a bit this month, or was it last month, with less new games being offered than usual?

It seems to me that the X1 issues is similar to the PS4, a lack of content to offer a good variety among their free games.

Don't worry though, I'm sure both services will pick up the pace once more games have been out a while, especially on the X1. The Gotham game on the 360 did not sound like a good game, so definitely a pass for me. I didn't know it was F2P though.

 

No, unless you're talking about the "evergreen" titles which have been discontinued? In their place they bumped the PS4 count to 2 games per month and the same for PS3/Vita.

 

Microsoft have taken away "ownership" to introduce the service to X1, and for this month at least, removed all 360 retail games completely. As I said earlier, expecting retail PS4 and X1 games already isn't realistic, so they could be offering more on 360 while including more digital games on X1 until they're ready for retail games.





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