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Xbox Games with Gold extended indefinitely

by William Schwartz

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Microsoft’s Games with Gold, the program that allows users with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to download at least two free games per month, has been extended as an “ongoing benefit” for Xbox Live users according to a blog post. According to the blog post, “Today, as part of the ‘Week of Xbox Live,’ we’re excited to announce that we are making Games with Gold an ongoing benefit for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.”

The post also claims that over 120 million hours have been logged on with eligible Games for Gold games and that “whether they are blockbuster AAA or popular arcade titles, Games with Gold continues to offer a diverse mix of games with two free Xbox 360 titles a month – yours to keep and at no additional cost.” The post also claims that 97 percent of users have approved of Games with Gold.

Games with Gold, announced back at E3 2013, is a service that has one eligible game available to be downloaded for free from the Xbox Marketplace from the 1-15 of every month, and another eligible game available to be downloaded for free from the 16-the end of the month. As Microsoft has stated previously, once the game has been downloaded, it is yours to keep regardless if your current Xbox Live subscription has expired afterwards. Games with Gold started off with Fable 3 back in June from the 10 to the 30, and it has included other games like Rainbox Six, Assassin’s Creed 2, Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising: Case Zero, Magic the Gathering and the game being currently offered, Halo 3.

No word yet on whether Games for Gold would extend for the Xbox One.

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