Xbox Games with Gold & Deals with Gold: August 2017

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For the month of July, 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 Slime Rancher ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of August. Trials Fusion ($19.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.


On Xbox 360, starting August 1st, Bayonetta ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Red Faction: Armageddon ($29.99 ERP) for free through August 31st.


EA Access Games in the Vault for Xbox One

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games


Xbox Games with Gold & Deals with Gold: July 2017


Looks like the leaks were completely wrong!

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HAHAHA, I'm so glad we were wrong!


Slime Rancher looks like a fun game to play.

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1 minute ago, Skiver said:

HAHAHA, I'm so glad we were wrong!


Slime Rancher looks like a fun game to play.

Yeah I'm guessing those leaks were just a few people trying to get some attention. 

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Leaks where way off, good games non the less. First I'm hearing of Slime Rancher but looks interesting.

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More titles are being added to Xbox Game Pass

  • Dead Rising 3
  • Dirt Rally
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Pharonic
  • So Many Me
  • Ultratron


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Seems to be much better than what Sony's offering for August, Slime Rancher looks fun (Y)

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George P

So many games, so little time. :(

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 07 August 2017. The Inside and Limbo bundle is on sale for anyone interested. 




In case you missed it on the Front Page, Titanfall 2 is now available via the EA Access Vault. Definitely worth trying out if you have EA Access, the SP campaign is awesome if a little short




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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 15 August 2017.



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George P

A few interesting deals but I'm so short on time to play games atm, such a shame.

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7 minutes ago, George P said:

A few interesting deals but I'm so short on time to play games atm, such a shame.

It's the same as me. I realise that I'd need a long time to get through my back log and figure these games will be back at some point either in another sale or as part of GwG

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 21 August 2017.



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Sonic Mania, Screamride and Metal Gear Revengeance all added to backwards compat.. can't approve of Microsoft enough with this initiative. 

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 28 August 2017. Lots of deals on Bethesda games/add-ons



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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 04 September 2017.



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      Cosmetic content for Season 6 and community-requested features (like FOV sliders for consoles) are also being tested in this build, with the custom server browser scheduled for a later update.

      If that’s not quite your thing, there are always Deals with Gold to peruse, covering the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Apex Legends, Dishonored 1 and 2, Kerbal Space Program, and more.

      And if not even those are to your liking, you can nab Metal Slug 3 and Warface: Breakout (part of the Games with Gold March wave, with Port Royale 3 and Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse available later), as well as some of the February titles like Gears 5, Resident Evil, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, and Lost Planet 2.

      Dev channel
      Microsoft and MSCI have joined forces to deliver Investment Solutions as a Service. No, really. Intel, the BBC, and Microsoft have formed a coalition to combat misinformation. Microsoft has begun selling removable SSDs for Surface Pro 7+ only, and only for commercial customers. Edge Dev 90.0.803.0 is now out, featuring minor improvements. LinkedIn experienced an outage earlier this week, affecting service access via both mobile and desktop. It has since been resolved. Logging off
      We wrap things up with some IT pro and dev-relevant news.

      For one, the Remote Desktop app on iOS has received some connection bar updates, including the ability to hide it, dock it to the left or right edge of the screen on larger-screen devices, a new zoom slider, and more. There’s also a couple of name-related bugs that have been resolved in this update, which bumps the app version to 10.2.4.

      Speaking of updates, the February update for Power BI On-premises data gateway is now live, bringing a name change to the DocumentDB connector – now Azure Cosmos DB -, the immediate discontinuation of gx64krb5 support for Kerberos SSO when creating SAP BW data sources, and more.

      In the aftermath of the Solorigate cyber attack, Microsoft, VMware, and other affected vendors began investigating the attack, with the Redmond giant now concluding its investigation. Microsoft stated that no customer data was compromised, but that a subset of Azure, Intune, and Exchange code files were accessed. To further help out with the ongoing investigations, the company has open-sourced its CodeQL queries, which it used for system-wide querying during the investigation.

      We end with Ignite, which is just around the corner (starting March 2). Thanks to the company’s approach centered on holding only digital events until July 2021, Ignite was split in two, and this is its second part. The session catalog is now live, containing the usual Nadella keynote on the first day, as well as in excess of 340 sessions covering Windows, Edge, AI, and more.

      Missed any of the previous columns? Be sure to have a look right here.