With just a month left in 2016, we’ve decided to bring back a feature that we abandoned over a year ago. Every month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are rewarded with a collection of free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. On Tuesday, Microsoft revealed the four games that Gold subscribers will receive in December.
If there’s one way the Xbox One is much better than the PlayStation 4 – at least right now – it’s that Microsoft announced backwards compatibility for previous-generation games. That means more Xbox 360 games will be playable on the Xbox One in the future, which should convince some longtime Xbox 360 gamers to upgrade. But that also means that moving from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One will involve one crucial step: backing up your old saved games to move them to the new console. More →
Last month, Microsoft improved its Games with Gold program dramatically by giving Xbox One owners an additional free game to download every month. Xbox has always been a step behind PlayStation when it comes to rewarding subscribers of its pay-to-play online service, but this addition brings Games with Gold and PS Plus much closer to parity. More →
Of all the huge announcements at E3 this year, few received as much fanfare as the addition of backward compatibility on Xbox One. After years of hard work, Microsoft had finally cracked the code. Gamers will finally be able to bring their Xbox 360 libraries to the Xbox One, but there’s one important caveat: compatible games will come in waves. More →
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to expand your Xbox One game collection, you might want to check Microsoft’s online game stores this week. Starting today, Microsoft has kicked off its annual Ultimate Game Sale, during which dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and add-ons are discounted by up to 80% of their original price. More →
After a few depressingly tame months of Games with Gold (save for Massive Chalice, of course), Microsoft has taken a step in the right direction for the month of July. In celebration of the two-year anniversary of Games with Gold, Microsoft announced on Thursday that Xbox One owners with Gold subscriptions will now get two new free games every month. More →
Games with Gold is back for another month of free games, and I can’t believe that Pool Nation FX is taking up a slot on the Xbox One side for the third consecutive month. There must be other Xbox One developers who want their games highlighted on Games with Gold. Pool Nation FX is a great game – the best pool simulator I’ve ever played – but three months is mind-boggling.
This has been an incredibly busy month for game releases, but Microsoft isn’t planning on letting its foot off the gas in April either. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest slate of Games with Gold, but in April, Xbox owners are getting double the free games that they normally do. That means two free games on Xbox One and four games on Xbox 360. More →
Although there are a few highly anticipated games on the way over the next 30 days, it’s still winter, which means the game release schedule is about as slow as it’s going to be all year. That’s a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but Microsoft is making it a little easier with a fresh batch a free games in February. More →
Both next-generation consoles had great years in 2014, moving millions of units and gaining value from dozens of great new games. Gamers had plenty to love this past year, and one of the best perks Microsoft and Sony have offered this year are the free games they give away each month.
Of course, the free game giveaways aren’t going to stop in the new year, so here’s everything you need to know about the games that will be made available for free in January 2015. More →