***“Games with Gold” free games offer available 6/10/13-12/31/13 for qualifying paid Gold members only. Xbox 360 games (selected by Xbox) available for free download from Marketplace only during specified half-month window; available games may vary by country. Some titles may only be available for download by account holders 18+. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games. See xbox.com/live
They've already said that the games will come until the Xbox One is released, and that's been announced with a November release date. The only reason for the 12/31/13 date is because after that they're going away.
Guess these are rentals, just like PS+ eh? --- Steam/XBL/PSN: Link43130
It's a nice gesture, though odd just prior to a new console's release, but personally, I do prefer the more current games PS+ has given me as opposed to free games I played years ago. Saying "hey look I got a $5 used game for free from M$ nah nah nah PS+ people!" seems pretty stupid...when they get games like Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 3, Spec Ops The Line, Vanquish, Xcom, etc for "rentals"... It's still nothing compared to PS+, but I'll take free games regardless! --- PSN - gldoorii Live - xgldooriix
Second, they don't list any kind of expiration date at all, the three asterisk thing is only listing the start and end dates of the offer itself. --- "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
I think that means the promotion ends that date. Meaning, the games you get you can keep, but no new games will be added after that point. --- i5-760 @3.80GHz | 12GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 | MSI GTX 660Ti | Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 | 1TB WD Caviar Black | Antec Neo Eco 520C | Antec 300 Illusion | Windows 7
Yea...just like it says you can only download the specific games during that month. They "go away", but they don't leave your 360. It's just a time limit on the promotion. --- PSN - gldoorii Live - xgldooriix