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Xbox LIVE Arcade title Defense Grid: The Awakening is this month's first free Xbox LIVE Gold game - which is a bit of a shame if you were expecting Halo 3 or Assassin's Creed 2, I guess.

Defense Grid is the second title to be released under Microsoft's new 'Games With Gold' program following last month's Fable 3. The title usually costs 800 Microsoft Points.

Games With Gold was announced during last month's E3 and offers Xbox LIVE Gold users two free games each month, with a new title launching on the 1st and the 16th of each month.

The initiative has presumably been launched to counteract Sony's PlayStation Plus program. One appears to offer slightly more value than the other, however.

This month, PlayStation Plus users can download Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, XCOM: Enemy Territory and LittleBigPlanet Karting entirely free of charge, with Battlefield 3 and Saints Row: The Third set to follow later in the week.


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altaranga's Avatar

altaranga@ altaranga

Yeah man. Facts suck. :thumbdown:
Posted 21:59 on 02 July 2013
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Endless@ altaranga

Gold subs support more than a half-assed network infrastructure and trophy system.
Posted 14:29 on 02 July 2013


It's now free! But the option of free doesn't appear until you're signed in - it'll say 800MSP and above it 'Exclusive Gold Price: Free'.
Posted 09:19 on 02 July 2013
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FantasyMeister@ Batmamerc

The smallprint says that from the Dashboard you go to the Games Tab, then click on Browse Games, then click on the Featured Games With Gold square.

In reality, Games With Gold still shows Fable III, so currently just search for Defense Grid on Arcade and download it for free instead, it changed from 800 MS Points to Free sometime between my last post and now.
Posted 08:11 on 02 July 2013
Batmamerc's Avatar


Didn't know fable 3 was last months free game thought it was just halo n ass creed they need to point it out somewhere I'm not even a ps plus member n they ran down my throat what I cud be gettin free every month with there newsletter email. How do we even find this jut search for it or is it a featured game.
Posted 06:08 on 02 July 2013
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altaranga@ Endless

XBL Gold isn't free.
Posted 23:33 on 01 July 2013
Endless's Avatar

Endless@ altaranga

No need. Defense Grid is an excellent game. :P

Seriously though, could they have given away bigger games? Definitely. But no-one is paying for them like with PSN+, which is a paid-for service. Arguably a bigger game would have helped them recover some of the bad press and in my mind they probably should have taken the hit to generate a better public image.
Posted 22:43 on 01 July 2013
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*awaits karlius' positive spin*

Posted 20:42 on 01 July 2013
CheekyLee's Avatar


I can't complain at free, but GOOD GRIEF, MS! It's like the very idea of positive PR is anathema to the company at the moment.
Posted 12:58 on 01 July 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Still showing as 800 MS points on all my screens, guess it's the time difference. Probably also means it's your last few hours to grab Fable III for free if you haven't already.
Posted 11:56 on 01 July 2013

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Release Date: 29/07/2009
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment
Genre: Strategy
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 3,287 13
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