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Xbox Games with Gold & Deals with Gold: March 2017

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Andrew    2,861
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For the month of March, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Layers of Fear ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of March. Evolve Ultimate Edition ($49.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from March 16th to April 15th.

  

On Xbox 360, starting Wednesday, March 1st, Borderlands 2 ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th. Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Heavy Weapon ($9.99 ERP) for free through March 31st.

  

Read more about March Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last month’s Games With Gold here.

 

*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.

 

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EA Access Games in the Vault for Xbox One

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games

 

Xbox Games with Gold & Deals with Gold: February 2017

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George P    5,492

I'll be getting layers of fear for sure,  still need to get through a good chunk of games. 

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dragontology    442

Funny thing about that Layers of Fear... Had my friend over, and he was signed in. He took a break, so I grabbed the controller and signed my wife in (she's the only one with Gold) and went to check out the Games With Gold. Borderlands 2 it let me get no problem, but Layers of Fear, it gave me a hard time. (I signed my wife in, not myself. Just to be clear.) While it did say that she had Gold until 8/27/2017, it wouldn't let me (as her) download the game unless she paid an additional $9.99 for another month of Gold. It also had an option to extend Gold, which brought up a subscription window.

 

I later deduced that it was tripping up because my friend was not on Gold and it was detecting his account. When he was done, I signed him out, signed my wife in again, and then successfully downloaded the game.

 

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that if you let Gold lapse, you lose access to all your Xbox One titles that you got free with Games With Gold until you re-up, but you can still play your Xbox 360 games that you got for free. Like there's an additional layer of DRM or some such protection on the Xbox One titles.

 

Anyway, my experience might be helpful to someone else, as it isn't intuitive (at least, IMO) that only Gold users can be signed in at any given time for a Gold member to redeem a free game. Or at least some of them. We got it sorted, but any insight would be appreciated, as navigating the Xbox One has been tricky... we've also been directed to the Store to pay for a game when the console failed to read the disc (it was like, "We know this is Rockband 4, but you don't own a digital copy... we can't read enough of the disc to play it... won't you buy a digital copy at full retail so you never have this problem again?") and when downloading Rockband songs (DLC) that we'd purchased on the Xbox 360, while the Store never stopped us from downloading any of them, about half the time it asked if we wanted to buy another copy of the song. Like, "You bought this song and you can download it for free, or you can buy another copy of the same song for $1.99." Is Microsoft asking its users for charity or what? Again it's not a problem, but "Buy a copy" is the first option, and we had to move it over to simply "Download" or whatever. (Now, I have a theory about this. On the Xbox 360, there were a lot of "song packs." You buy a pack and save a buck or so, or more if it was a big pack. No packs on the Xbox One. So instead of having packs, Harmonix somehow negotiated an entitlement to each song in the pack. So when we go to download a song, because we never had a license to the individual song, it's offering the license ahead of the free entitlement. Of course downloading the pack would have saved time, no idea why they couldn't just offer the pack in the first place. As I said, tricky... (and speculation, I could be off.)

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dipsylalapo    1,797

This week's Deals with Gold and Spotlight sale. Discounts are valid now through to 13th March. Also seems to have the same EA publisher sale as last week....that BF1 Titanfall 2 bundle is looking more appealing to me now....

 

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George P    5,492

I finished the main deus ex mankind devided game, now to do the 3 dlcs it has and I'll be done with it.   I'll probably check out layers of fear after that and then swing back and do the last Assassins Creed game.   The rest of my backlog is on my PC at this time.

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dipsylalapo    1,797

This week's Deals with Gold and Spotlight sale. Discounts are valid now through to 20th March. Additionally there's a Ubisoft publisher sale.

 

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George P    5,492

So tempted to buy Gears 4 right now, don't know though.  I started assassins creed syndicate last night, it's a huge game, going to take me longer than I had expected.

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dipsylalapo    1,797

This week's Deals with Gold and Spotlight sale. Discounts are valid now through to 27th March. 

 

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dipsylalapo    1,797

And for those in Europe there seems to be a Europe special sale. Good to see something that Europe only, makes a change from the US only stuff that usually happens.

 

 

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George P    5,492

GTAV is always up for sale somewhere,  I'll get it at some point but eh, not in a rush to do so.  I did pick up GoW4 with this sale though, can't argue with a 35 euro price tag.

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dipsylalapo    1,797

A few more titles coming to BC today

 

In time for next months Games with Gold!

 

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dipsylalapo    1,797

A bit late today but Major Nelson has posted this week's deals. Discounts are valid now through 03 April 2017. At the time of posting there are no Xbox 360 deals but keep checking back for deals to added.

 

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Also Army of Two and Soltrio Solitaire are now Backward Compatible.

 

 

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