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http://majornelson.com/2014/05/13/de...ices-for-fans/

Basically:

$399 no Kinect X1
GwG gets 3 games on 360 in June
GwG gets 2 games on X1 in June
Apps like Netflix and Hulu are open to all, not just Gold
This is awesome news, but correct me if I'm wrong, the games for gold on X1 are free to play as long as you play them? What will they take them away if you don't play x number of hours a month? I need more info on this.
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This is awesome news, but correct me if I'm wrong, the games for gold on X1 are free to play as long as you play them? What will they take them away if you don't play x number of hours a month? I need more info on this.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
You mean this:

** 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.

Basically, it would work like PS+
You mean this:

** 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.

Basically, it would work like PS+
Originally Posted by futiles
Yea, but since I'm not familiar with PS+ can you explain that a bit more please. Or is it that these games will only be available for a limited time whereas you won't actually get to keep them just play them (like a trial) but with the added benefit if a save game file and actually unlocking achievements, then when the time frame is up..30days when they switch games, you will no longer be able to play the last game, unless you buy the full version?

does that make sense/ did I get this right?
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Yea, but since I'm not familiar with PS+ can you explain that a bit more please. Or is it that these games will only be available for a limited time whereas you won't actually get to keep them just play them (like a trial) but with the added benefit if a save game file and actually unlocking achievements, then when the time frame is up..30days when they switch games, you will no longer be able to play the last game, unless you buy the full version?

does that make sense/ did I get this right?
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
I'm not 100% sure about this, but I want to say I remember overhearing someone say that as long as you have it downloaded when it was offered for free, you can continue playing it. But as soon as you delete it or lose you XBox Gold membership status, it's no longer free for you to play and you have to pay full price to download it again.

Oh man! All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.
I have PS+. It works like this:

Game becomes "FREE*" for PS+ members, say, Uncharted 2, during the month of February.

You "purchase" the game for the full price of $0.00.

Game is downloaded to appropriate device (it is actually on PS3, PS4, PSP, and PSVita).

Game is yours, forever*

*Forever, as long as you maintain a paid PS+ account.


So, PS+ = Gold, none PS+ = Silver. If your Gold account (PS+) becomes Silver (Not PS+) you lose the ability to play those games.


I have not tried to access any games from when I was first PS+, let it go free for almost 24 months, then got PS+ again. But, I THINK you get access to them again once your account becomes PS+ (gold) again.
Also, if anyone is interested in the 3 GwG games for June, its Charlie Murder, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade edition, and Dark Souls. http://www.xboxachievements.com/news...t-Fighter-IV--
Originally Posted by ULTIMATE leo129
You realize the first post in this thread has a link that included that info, right?

Not sure why the second link is needed.

And the X1 GwG are Max: Curse of Brotherhood and Spartan Assault
You realize the first post in this thread has a link that included that info, right?

Not sure why the second link is needed.

And the X1 GwG are Max: Curse of Brotherhood and Spartan Assault
Originally Posted by futiles

Awe lighten up a bit he was just trying to be helpful and thank you for the further explanation its making sense now.
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Awe lighten up a bit he was just trying to be helpful and thank you for the further explanation its making sense now.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
I wasn't being rude or mean, maybe he didn't actually read the initial link, and so he didn't realize he was double posting information
free games r always a plus
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I think I own ONE of the June games, Max.

So, Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, Halo:SA, and SSF (whatever), will all be gains for me.
Unless they are making GWG worse, it's is better than PS+. Right now when you purchase a game for free with GWG you OWN that game forever, regardless if you become silver. Unlike PS+ which you are really only renting while you maintain your PS+ status.

So they are moving apps from behind the pay wall and giving gold members even more games. Forever, yours to keep.
Unless they are making GWG worse, it's is better than PS+. Right now when you purchase a game for free with GWG you OWN that game forever, regardless if you become silver. Unlike PS+ which you are really only renting while you maintain your PS+ status.

So they are moving apps from behind the pay wall and giving gold members even more games. Forever, yours to keep.
Originally Posted by Kaens
Except, this piece of dialog at the end of the press release:

** 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.


Which is exactly how PS+ games work, and not how 360 GwG works. That is a cut and paste from the press release, very bottom. Notice the sentence "On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you've downloaded."
I think I own ONE of the June games, Max.

So, Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, Halo:SA, and SSF (whatever), will all be gains for me.
Originally Posted by futiles
If you own any SSF then all your really getting is the DLC characters...Since I own both I'll DL this and see if its compatible other wise the achievements don't stack and I could really care less about the few extra characters..
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I have never owned any Street Fighters.
Well when xbox one gets released here in the netherlands I will get one without Kinect thats for sure so thats a plus. Never was interested in Kinect or any of its functions.
I think I own ONE of the June games, Max.

So, Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, Halo:SA, and SSF (whatever), will all be gains for me.
Originally Posted by futiles
I don't own any so they are all a plus for me! lol
The need to download it and play it must be there so non Xbox One Gold members can't add it to their que and download it in the future when they actually get an X1. That still doesn't sell me on an X1 nor does a $399 with no Kinect. I thought Kinect was the future of everything, now they offer Ones without it? They need to bite the bullet and offer them with Kinect at $299. They will make more money in the long run.
Last edited 05-14-2014 at 11:38 PM by MarvzMitts.
do these changes include the new reputation system? for both the 360 n x1? or just the x1 by itself?
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