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What is the reason why xbox live is now giving out free games..
wahabwasim posted...What is the reason why xbox live is now giving out 2 free games for the year?
Revived a dead topic to speak crap.
Games are free and the first one was Fable 3.
Also, there's not a lot of games that don't have DLC. No matter what game they choose to give out, its guaranteed that either A) it will have some sort of DLC or B) even if it doesn't have any DLC (or the existing DLC is free), people would complain how its a "crappy" game that's totally not worth anyone's time. Because really, outside of HD re-releases, pretty much all of the most talked about games of the last few years have some sort of DLC.
I like how the GameFAQs spellcheck shows that the word "Wii" is fine, but the words "Xbox" and "Kinect" show up as typos.
It's an extremely poor attempt to compete with PS+. While PS+ got Battlefield 3 recently, Gold members get a 4 year old Assassin's Creed. Thanks Microsoft.
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sonicteam2k1 posted...Playatation Plus
At least if my Xbox LIVE Gold subscription runs out I can still play the free games they're giving away. That's not the case on PlayStation Plus (that said, the service is definitely worth the money).
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If it's just to sell DLC, why aren't the games free for everybody so that more people can buy DLC? Why weren't they free in the first place?
- They need to compete with PS+...although less so now since PS4 will require payment to play online at all
Well, PS4 being premium online doesn't really reduce their need to have their service appear comparable to PS+.
They need to win people over now so that they can keep up in the all-important initial sales of the next generation.
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Honestly, they're just playing catch up.
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G2584 posted...It's an extremely poor attempt to compete with PS+. While PS+ got Battlefield 3 recently, Gold members get a 4 year old Assassin's Creed. Thanks Microsoft.
4 games per month with PS+. One full retail, one PSN, and two PSP/Vita titles.
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They are doing it because it's an easy and simple way to get people back onto their side. Remember not too long ago they were in PR hell before they got the memo and decided to literally reverse everything they initially announced (DRM, not allowing self publishing on indie titles etc.). Also PS plus already does this and Sony was way ahead of the PR war so they pretty much had to do this to be on an even playing ground with Sony's online pay service. Up until recently they didn't have to bother with giving free games but after the XBO announcement there brand was mud and not doing something Sony has been willing to do for a while was not an option anymore. They have been pretty much doing everything short of giving people fellatio to win them back.
It's too bad once the XBO releases and all this pre-release PR stuff becomes a distant memory we will most likely be stuck with the old MS again. I rather like this on it's knees begging for forgiveness MS, I get free stuff ;p
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