Games with Gold for Xbox One *FAQ*

#1Jedi454Posted 6/28/2014 8:01:53 AM
Q. What is this program?
A. You get two free game downloads a month. So far the release dates have been the 1st and the 16th for Xbox 360, but with Xbox One, titles have been released to Gold members on the 1st day of the month.

Q. What games were available so far?
A. June 2014
Halo: Spartan Assault | Available through 1st-30th | Arcade
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood | Available through 1st-30th | Arcade

July 2014
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition | Available early July | Arcade
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood | Available Already until the end of July | Arcade

Q. Where can I find out what games will be free, and when?
A. Major Nelson will normally fill us in @ http://majornelson.com
The following month's games are usually announced on the last business day of the month, but for the past couple of months the games have been announced earlier than that.

In addition to Major Nelson's Blog, pretty much every major gaming news site posts them as soon as they're revealed.

Q. Is this for new or old XBL members?
A. Any Xbox Live Gold subscriber has access to these games.

Q. Can I use 48 hour/14 day trials?
A. No. These do not make you a Gold member. But you can get one month of Gold, take off auto renew, and take advantage of these perks.

Q. Is the program available in my region?
A. Depends. Games vary between regions, so check if your region is supported @ Xbox.com.

Q. Once I put this in my purchase history, is it mine forever?
A. As long as you remain a Gold member and don't run out of Gold, they are yours to keep.

Q. If I was not able to download a game while it was free, can I still get it after the end date?
A. No. Unfortunately, the stop date is the stop date.

Q. After I download this game, can I play it offline?
A. It varies, depending on the game.

Q. If I stop paying for Gold, do I keep my game?
A. No, you must have an active Gold membership to continue ownership of the game. (Unconfirmed)

Q. How long will the program run?
A. There are no plans to stop the Games With Gold program.


Credit goes to SunDevil77 for making the original FAQ on the Xbox 360 boards, I have just copied his information, then modified it and added relevant information and removed irrelevant information for Xbox One GWG.
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#2Jedi454(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2014 8:10:46 AM
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#3fan360Posted 6/28/2014 8:40:49 AM
This FAQ is completely useless.
It didn't answer the most important question.

If I sub in June, then unsub in July.
Do I get June's games if I sub in August.
#4aheroafakePosted 6/28/2014 11:20:31 AM
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#5aheroafakePosted 6/28/2014 11:20:31 AM
fan360 posted...
This FAQ is completely useless.
It didn't answer the most important question.

If I sub in June, then unsub in July.
Do I get June's games if I sub in August.


Yes it does answer your question, read next time.
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#6Jedi454(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2014 4:50:52 PM
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#7kwijeebouPosted 6/28/2014 4:53:59 PM
Actually, I'm pretty sure I remember MS saying that you can play a game you got this way even if you run out of gold. They said once you download it, it's yours forever.
#8Jedi454(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2014 4:55:38 PM
kwijeebou posted...
Actually, I'm pretty sure I remember MS saying that you can play a game you got this way even if you run out of gold. They said once you download it, it's yours forever.


This has been confirmed for Xbox One?
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#9imjustdatnicePosted 6/28/2014 7:08:57 PM
Jedi454 posted...
kwijeebou posted...
Actually, I'm pretty sure I remember MS saying that you can play a game you got this way even if you run out of gold. They said once you download it, it's yours forever.


This has been confirmed for Xbox One?


http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/05/13/xbox-one-games-with-gold-will-work-like-playstation-plus-active-sub-required/


"Free Games Offer: For paid Gold members only. On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve downloaded. Must download titles during designated window. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games."
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#10Jedi454(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2014 7:28:55 PM
imjustdatnice posted...
Jedi454 posted...
kwijeebou posted...
Actually, I'm pretty sure I remember MS saying that you can play a game you got this way even if you run out of gold. They said once you download it, it's yours forever.


This has been confirmed for Xbox One?


http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/05/13/xbox-one-games-with-gold-will-work-like-playstation-plus-active-sub-required/


"Free Games Offer: For paid Gold members only. On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve downloaded. Must download titles during designated window. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games."


Thanks for clearing that up. I was right.
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