January 31st 2014 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members get Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War Free in February

February’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members in will be Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War.

  

Starting Saturday (February 1st) Dead Island (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th .

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Normally US $14.99) for free.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.

Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • trickbfc1988

    Dead island is a great game stop moaning you ungrateful sods

    • є∂

      ikr ~ We had Sleeping Dogs in January and now Dead Island in February. Both Great Games!!

    • http://nickspaargaren.nl/reactiepagina Nick

      or.. join ps plus

  • Nexures

    nice ^^ too bad i got dead island ages ago :|

  • Nexures

    and to be honest? at some point this game is just like cod… because it has absolutely no support from the devs, its so easy to hack it and you can get modded weapons that kill with 1 shot. very nice choice as a free game but seriously, this game needs some improvement from the devs ;/

    • Nick Peck

      sadly there are a lot of games that never get patched or updated form the dev’s. That drives me nuts as well.

      • Nexures

        but a lot of those games arent as bugged/glitched as dead island,mate ^^ i just came back to this game today (bought that game ages ago) and EVEN TILL NOW people are running around with hacked/modded weapons, same glitches are occuring and same lags. by all means im not saying this game is terrible, but if it wasnt so glitched it would’ve been a lot better ;3

      • Nexures

        for some bizarre reason i knew it was going to be a zombie game. but i thought it was either a l4d game, or some resident evil xD

  • Mikael Soltaniha

    Why the first one..? Why not Riptide? Weak.

  • VrystaatMan

    We in South Africa got Dead Island Riptide, sucks to be you other countries (oh and instead of Rainbow Six, we got Banjo Kazooie)

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol white people who can call themselves african americans when they come to america. south africa is the only place where one can get away with shooting randomly into rooms.

      • Takeshi Kovacs

        People who immigrate from South Africa to America would be African Americans…

      • JackPackage

        Last year there were 14 mass shootings in the United States. That’s over one a month. I’m not going to act like America is one giant war-zone where it is one massive Western shoot-out because it isn’t.

        You are ignorant.

        Oh and regardless of skin colour, if a person moved from Africa to America, they would most likely call themselves African… Because that is what they would be.

        But I’m sure you know literally hundreds of white South Africans that have emigrated to America and call themselves African American… Right?

        I bet you couldn’t even locate South Africa on the map… In fact, I’ll go one further, I bet you couldn’t locate AFRICA on a map… We’re talking without the use of Google, here.

        How many times have you visited South Africa?

  • VrystaatMan

    We got Riptide, or at least that’s what i got free when i downloaded the GWG

  • xMvP RAMPAGEX

    Dead Island good game. Next month I am hoping for Skate 3

  • Brendan Balcom

    I feel

    • Disturbed_Court_Jester

      So PS+ users are brain dead zombies?

      • Nick Peck

        Yah, that’s the assumption I have been working with since forever.

      • usrev

        I think xbox fanboys are the brain dead ones… so, should I play bioshock infinite which I paid $0 for, or should I play devil may cry which I paid $0 for? oh darn it metro last light will be $0 soon… I have so little time.

      • Jedi Dna

        Finally the truth about PS+ users is disclosed!

    • Dwight Power

      You don’t want any of this PS+ evil brother, trust me. I’m going on 100+ PS+ games on my PS3… you have no idea how complicated it has made my gaming decisions, and the space is starting to become an issue. I thought I would be set with a 500GB HDD. Oh boy was I wrong.

  • JackPackage

    I really don’t see how people can complain about either of these titles.

    Both of them are games that I would never have bought but am more than happy to try for free.

    Looking forward to playing them. I am shocked to write this but… Good job Microsoft :)

    Nothing to complain about whatsoever.

    • usrev

      because they are old titles, every old titles.. rainbow 6 vegas 1 was free last year and it’s my favorite shooter of all time, but still a bad title because it was $2 used at gamestop… $2….

      they could have at least gave the new dead island which came out in 2013 iirc. sleeping dogs was a great free game last month at least.

      • AC130

        Moan, moan, moan. I thought it was just zombies that did that; guess not.

  • Mark Capell-helm

    quality of games is getting better zombie slaughter not really my cup of tea but willing to give it a try

    but seriously how about an rpg or racing game free instead of all the constant hack/slash/shoot surely you can think of at least 1 or 2 games that dont involve dismemberment and slaughter willy nilly ? just saying

  • Jeremy Shepherd

    The Games with Gold was announced to be coming to the Xbox One. I understand it not being out for the first two months but it is starting to get upsetting. At least till us when it will be coming so I can stop looking at the free games 360 owners are getting and not what the customer you truly need to support are not getting.

    • Nexures

      how can you even ask for a free game on xbone ? it hardly has any games and you want a free one already?
      i know that some fanboy’s argument is going to be: “ugh hurr durr psfur haz outlast !!!11″ since sony payed for the contract obviously they will get this game for free -.- and besides, outlast is way overrated. honestly no clue why people love it so much because it sucks as a horror game

      • Disturbed_Court_Jester

        They also received Resogun, Contrast and Don’t Starve, but who’s counting.

        • Nexures

          so let me get this straight… those idiots cry like 12 yr olds when microsoft releases ‘xbox arcade’ games as free games, but its ok for $ony to release some indie games? that is why this website is considered a fanboy core/comment war website

          • mauszx

            mmm you are not getting it really, they are saying that YES PSN is giving indie games for the PS4 and X1 has nothing to give, so that is why they are comparing, in this PS3 and 360 war, PS+ is getting Remember me, PayDay 2 and Metro last Light. While 360 is giving Dead Island and Toy Soldiers… I mean…..

          • usrev

            you realize those are just the ps4 games that were free right? not the ps3 retail games like bioshock infinite.

      • Jeremy Shepherd

        I am only asking for what they had announced. That it would be coming to the Xbox One. I love my Xbox One and own 3 games so far. Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 & Need for Speed Rivals. Just looking for some Peggle 2 action or at the very least just to know when GWG will be arriving on Xbox One.

        • Nexures

          peggle? you want peggle on xbone ? and you call yourself a gamer xD?

          • Jeremy Shepherd

            You complain about others but you do the very thing that you complain about. I mentioned Peggle 2 as it is a lower cost game. It does not make me any less of a gamer. I have been playing video games since before you were born.

          • Nexures

            cool story bro ! :)

        • Nexures

          btw. they announced the free games program for xbox already didnt they..? i think

      • Dwight Power

        *COUGH*Resogun, Contrast, Don’t Starve, Outlast*COUGH*

      • usrev

        um, we got resogun, contrast, don’t starve and outlast is next month.

        4 unique games for 4 different types of people, resogun is a great throwback to the 2d days, contrast is a puzzle game for the casuals among us, don’t starve is a GREAT survival game. and outlast is for the horror fans.

        with drive club being free when it releases driving fans get something as well. heck I don’t think any of those games are coming to xbox one to begin with aside maybe contrast which was on the 360 for $15.

        • Nexures

          the only question is why are you here moaning? you bought ps4 so simply go away. noone really cares what you think about the free games program. Especially not people from microsoft ;)

          • usrev

            you said to get a job yet responded to the same post 3 times proving that fanboys are ruining the xbox brand.

          • Nexures

            so posting is bad ? wow your logic is so flawless

        • Nexures

          i honestly hope you enjoy those indie games. they arent that great :)

        • Nexures

          based on your comments on this thread you just come here to moan, like the 3 other kids that used to be here all the time. spam their childish insults on everysingle post on every single thread

        • Kam Williams

          Dude. Honestly who cares? Get a job and buy what you want. If there is a game that came that I wanted, I bought it. If I didn’t buy it I didn’t want it. So anything they are giving you now after the fact is a game I never wanted to begin with. And the fact that they are only lending you the game means you never “got” anything but Sony’s permission to “use” the software “upon the condition” that you pay a “monthly fee”. So a bunch of old games on loan..not sure why you think thats so important. I’d actually prefer a better launch line up from Sony myself…especially since we all know Knack and Contrast were pure garbage…

    • Some guy

      You want a date? December 2014.
      GWG gives 1 year old games at best.
      I don’t know why you’d expect anything else from MS.

    • ryder4life22187

      So what you think MS should be more focused on only supporting XB1 owners by giving them free stuff. You bought a launch console this early in the cycle and should have knew what you were getting into. Next time I suggest you wait at least a year so you will then know what you should be expecting.

      • Jeremy Shepherd

        I support Microsoft and stand by my decision of being a day one adopter. I knew…..very well ;)

      • http://nickspaargaren.nl/reactiepagina Nick

        ill think playstation is doing great tho.

  • Dwight Power

    I have close to 130 PS3 games I have received from PS+ and about 30 more for my Vita/PS4. I have had WAY MORE FUN than you have with your mediocre GWG games. Anyway you put it, it doesn’t change anything. I don’t need to keep those games forever. I can’t even keep up with the games I have. There’s no way in hell I’m ever gonna have the time to go back and play games that I already beat.

    I literally have about 40 games on my PS3 ALONE that I have yet to pass. When am I ever gonna get around to that? Especially with PS+ adding 6 games a month. By the time this year is done I will have 72 more games.

    So your little theory about not being able to keep them forever is simply stupid. I wouldn’t have the time to play them anyway. I’m perfectly fine for owning these games for a few years, or until PS+ seizes to exist, if ever. I would have to be crazy to not have a sub.

  • Timothy Hames

    You soldiers woot woot

  • usrev

    people- no one is complaining that we get free games, it’s that the competition is doing it bigger and better for less money.

    seriously, I got bioshock infinite, a game that was contender for GOTY not even 12 months ago and on xbox I get dead island 1? I got devil may cry, and borderlands on psn+, but toy soldiers (which I’m sure is good) on xbox? the quality of titles just isn’t there.

    MS should be annihilating sony in the free game department, they have been charging for online since it’s inception. us 10year old xbox gamers have spent about $600 on xbox live. and they are still losing to sony?

    here are some titles they could give.

    on 360-halo 4, banjo kazooie halo 4 flopped and is $20 in store easy, banjo kazooie is a classic from the n64 days that is on the arcade now.

    Gears 3, castle crashers. gears 3 is old now, can be found for very little money, castle crashers is old as well, but they aren’t ANCIENT old and they HAVE aged well.

    I don’t have an xbox one, buy I’m sure there is at least 1 title they could give. crimson dragon seems ripe to be free.. maybe if they didn’t mess up with their indie game policy they would HAVE games to give though like sony does though.

    this is the problem, this is why the real fans come here almost daily to say “look MS stop being worse, give us this, this game is terrible, wow look at sony’s offerings”

    brand loyalty is the biggest issue with xbox right now, they are going to turn into nintendo, where their entire playerbase are rabid fanboys and they sell almost gamecube levels of consoles.

    • zingyjingy

      I’m not even complaining this time, I’m happy as long as they don’t give us a free-to-play game as a gift.

      Dead island , even if you’ve played now you can play it with friends, and toy soldiers is fun as well.

      No point comparing Sony and Xbox giveaways, Sony’s been doing it for a while be happy Microsoft has even considered it for 360 so late.

      • Jedi Dna

        Specially when sony is not actually giving anything to anybody. Thats a rental! MS is the only one really giving games.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          did you ever go to the rental store as a kid and rent a game or were you born like 7 years ago? rentals are awesome.

          • Jedi Dna

            Ive been born like 35 years ago, so I experienced a lot of rentals allright. Started gaming with an Atari 2600 back on the early 80s.
            Yes, rentals are great but FREE games are WAAAAAY better!

          • Mark Capell-helm

            free games are way better hmm lets see about thought shall we
            like for like..
            trade in value £/$ 00.00
            value to anyone else £/$ 00.00
            yours to keep forever no diff really as if you sub to either gold or ps+ your unlikely to stop paying
            i could go on but realistically the differance is only quality of games GWG IS getting better but Sony’s is still better value
            i own both systems i like both systems and i want to see M$ get better at competing but they are taking too long to do it

          • usrev

            I rather get an unlimited rental that keeps expanding of great games that aren’t 5 years old for $50 a year than get 2 free $1 games that are 3 years old for $60 a year.

            lets put it in terms you can understand.

            dead island 1 is worth like $5. bioshock infinite which was only 1 of the like 5 free psn+ titles, the cheapest I’ve seen it was $20.

          • TacticalTimbo

            Personally I think rentals suck for video games, I like more that 2 or 3 nights to rush through a single player, and good multiplayer titles are wanted for many months.

            Add to this, that I’ve never sold a single game I’ve bought; what good is a library without books, and thus a game collection without any games…

    • IvanCD(MaidenLOKO)

      of course there is no rabid fanboyism at ps side! go to IGN/Gamespot comments sections of any article which relates to XB1 and you see by your eyes…

      • usrev

        there are fanboys for everything but right now sony’s systems aren’t getting killed by fanboys like the xbox is. this actually happened to the ps3, sony thought fanboys would save the ps3 at the beginning, they didn’t and gamers moved to xbox. it’s a big reason the 360 was actually successful in the beginning. then MS and sony switched places, MS stopped listening, fanboys kept defending bad practices, and the competition (this time sony) decided to listen to the gamer.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVr5Cc2ovbA Rostrum of Dead

      Dead Island won GOTY of 2011
      So Dead Island>Bioshock Infinite

      • usrev

        dead island didn’t compete with last of us and GTA 5… and dead island only won “goty” from like 1 random website.

      • Monstrous Tard

        You do know that multiple games are selected as GOTY by different sites right? Most picked Skyrim and Portal 2 as GOTY 2011, Dead island got GOTY from 1 or 2 crappy underground review sites and on average scored a meh 7/10 from critics, while Bioshock infinite got 9/10 on average.

        • MoocaHero

          If I remember correctly, a good bit of games where they bundled DLC to the title get “GotY”. Seeing as Mass Effect 2 never had a “Game of the Year” Edition and has won multiple Game of the Year awards, that’s what it mostly chocks up to.

          • usrev

            mostly because EA is greedy on the dlc front. I would have bought the ME trilogy if it included dlc, but it didn’t. how stupid is that.

      • Dylan

        You can’t possibly be serious. Dead Island is not even close to Skyrim and Portal 2.

  • mauszx

    Is it really? I rented it a long time ago and I probably played it like 2 hours because I felt it was Dissapointing, maybe I was expecting a great story, since the trailer was great, I am going to give it a try.

  • Jedi Dna

    By the number of PS s u k e r s that care to comment in this page, MS must be really kiking some competition a*s there in the US.

    • Ross Kemp

      Erm , PS4 outselling XB1 at ratio of 3.1 . Go home Jedi DNA , you’re drunk .

      • Jedi Dna

        Oh yea? so wth you care to keep comming here? What are you affraid of?

        • Ross Kemp

          I am afraid of nothing , I own both consoles of all generation . I simply don’t suck up to M$ and their dire customer relations policies .

          • Jedi Dna

            You dont like it and you did still buy it???
            you’re dumber than usual…

          • Ross Kemp

            Where did I say I did not like it ? Back to the short bus for you Jedi missing DNA

          • Jedi Dna

            you said it when you said: “I simply don’t suck up to M$ and their dire customer relations policies”. dumba*s

          • Ross Kemp

            I bought a XB1 , I did not buy their policies and support their shoddy treatment . Learn to read and comprehend basic English please young Padawan , you are beginning to make yourself seem a little slow .

          • Jedi Dna

            Slow like yourself? I dont think so! To me slow is a person that buys something from a company which dont like or agree. If you want be treated like a sony customer stop whinnig like a girl and spend all you money on sony products. You wont be missed round here. Thats pretty obvious but you are too slow to get it by yourself.

          • Ross Kemp

            You really are not very bright . OK , let’s try this . I bought a HD 3D TV with built in FreeView channels and I love it . Yet on that TV , I have a channel named Hallmark which my wife likes us to watch on occasion and I hate it , every film they show is sentimental , heart wrenching cheap made for TV drivel . So on that basis your way of thinking , I should not own a TV . Wow you are really really dumb . Stop replying to me please , as I fell my I.Q. dropping every time I have to correct you .

          • TacticalTimbo

            How the hell do you know that you like Titanfall, Halo and Gears; none of those games are even out, for goodness sake…

            Suppose you like time travel as well… or are you just one of those idiots that buys into the alpha, of an alpha model!?

            As For Forza, I’m surprised you liked that; myself, I was pissed at the grabbing microtransactions policy; ala ‘grind or pay’… You must like that particular flavour of MS BS!?

            But yea, you don’t have an XB1, so stop trying to make your trolling look balanced and fair; the XB1 does have issues, but they’re of no interest to those that don’t own one!

          • Ross Kemp

            Wow , I kinda played Gears and Halo on the previous xbox/s . I also have a set of eyes in my head and I have seen umpteen videos of Titanfall and I like what I see . Please promise me you will NEVER spawn children ( in case they are as dim as you ) . I also own a XB1 and PS4 ( you find that amazing…..get a job )

          • TacticalTimbo

            No such thing as a bad sequel, is there!? All follow up’s are golden; it’s written in the scriptures…

            ‘Duh, I’ve seen da videos, what show da gameplay’, yea I suppose you also saw that Colonial Marines demo…!?

            The only thing I find amazing, is how bad of a troll you are, you’d have thought someone at it all day would improve! What’s especially ironic, is that you clearly enjoy labeling others stupid; it’s just as well that you don’t recognise your own reflection!

            Let me spell it out for you; I too am interested in what the new Gears, Halo and Titan might have to offer! That’s different from hailing these, as yet unreleased titles, as great triumphs…

          • Ross Kemp

            A troll – simply because I have a opinion on a console I own .
            I realise MS can do no wrong in your eyes and you are happy with the burnt offerings they chuck you off the table . Eat up enjoy and grow fat on the swill they offer you . Hopefully one day you will grow a backbone and stand up for yourself .

          • Bush

            “I simply can not take somebody seriously like yourself”..unless you’re Ross Kemp i could say the same about you man.

          • Ross Kemp

            Yes I am , but not ” THE ” Ross Kemp you may be thinking of . You mean to saythe poster I replied to is not a Jedi ? Your point is what exactly ?

      • Kino

        Well that’s because X1 is being sold in 13 countries

        • Jedi Dna

          even so I dont think that ratio is correct, specially in the us.

          • usrev

            in the US it’s at best a tie, at worst (for ms) it’s 5:1 for sony.

          • IvanCD(MaidenLOKO)

            put the source of this stat…

          • William Montgomery

            So every PS4 owner bought half of the entire launch library?

            I can tell you this, because I own both. Sony has convinced me to NOT buy any of their games. I will simply subscribe to PS+ & get them all free.

          • usrev

            I was talking about consoles not games.

            the average games bought per costumer is like 3, 2million killzone copies were sold alone, Cod most likely sold more than that and Battlefield would have done pretty well also.

          • William Montgomery

            True, but if people stop buying games, what does it matter if Sony sells more consoles. These programs are good for us, but they can’t be that great for everyone else involved. While I’m sure Sony pays for the titles, it gives the consumer the view that the games aren’t worth buying when you could wait & get it for free.

            Why should I buy the next Resogun or game by Klei when Sony’s already given me the title free at launch? One could very well expect their next games to be free as well.

        • Monstrous Tard

          If last gen consoles taught MS anything, it’s that their consoles don’t sell that great outside the US and Europe, they know this which is why they are not in a rush to launch it else where. So launching every where else won’t put them ahead and not to mention Sony hasn’t launched the PS4 in their home country, if anyone believes that the X1 is going to outsell the PS4, They’re in denial.

          • usrev

            xbox doesn’t even sell well in euroipe, the xbox one is being sold in the 13 best selling countries. so 99% of their total sales are going to come from those 13 countries, people keep acting like when it releases to the rest of the world it will notably increase but it won’t assuming china doesn’t jump on board.

            the only big markets for xbox are USA, Canada, UK, and MAYBE australia/new zealand. big EU countries like france, and spain are not for xbox.

    • Tyree Harvey

      xbox one in stock everywhere, ps4 barely in stock, still in demand months after launch, xb1 games not selling well compared to ps4, ps plus shitting on games with gold again, yeah microsoft is doing swell

      • Jedi Dna

        Its pretty Obvious why the ps4 its off stock! Sony doesn’t respect its customers and its trying to sell it in 40+ countrys. Considering that Ms its only selling the x1 only in 13 countrys seems to me that the total difference isn’t THAT big, with x1 possible leading in many of them. If Ms did it with the x1 it would be out of stock too!

        • Tyree Harvey

          the polls and sales tell the truth, the consumers want the ps4. No ifs ands or buts.

          • Jedi Dna

            Pools on “unbiased” sites like gamespot, cinemablend and ign don’t tell me nothing. As for the numbers, as I said before it will be a stiff competition.

          • MoocaHero

            Well here’s the game of sales sonny jimbo. Microsoft and Sony have always done this game differently. Microsoft with their XBox consoles have always pushed out enough to keep on shelves and to slowly get their return, while Sony puts only a limit on their consoles as to not flood the market with them completely. You don’t want a whole bunch of consoles sitting on shelves in too many places not selling. The XBox One will sell, but it will sell slowly, because consumers are going to be wary of Microsofts bad policies and bad practices. We’ll see where it all goes in the long run tho.

          • Jedi Dna

            I agree in everithing you said, except that I dont see any difference between Ms and sony when it comes to “user friendly” polices. Sony is not a good samaritan nor ms is no devil like people say on these forums.
            Most people forget that sony invented (or at least was the first to use) online passes that restrict functions from used games.
            Sony was also reportedly considering polices that restrict used games for the ps4 and in fact did patented some tech that do it. Another fact that points to this is the long time they took to explain their policies (only at e3, sometime after ms bashing started).
            These companys are all about profit. If wasnt for competition, both of them wouldnt think twice before abusing their customers and taking our skin.
            Anyway, you must admit that Ms reversed everything (bad x1 polices) quite fast. Thats something almost impossible to acomplish that fast in a huge corporation like Ms. I wouldnt bough a x1 myselft if they didnt reversed it. Anyway I think that ms is still paying the price for trying f**k**g their customers! Hopefully they’ll think twice before doing that again in the future (I bet there wont be any funny bussiness from them at least on this gen). If wasnt for that, the x1 would be doing better that it is today.

  • Ross Kemp

    My 2 cents for what it is worth ( nothing to you Boner fan boys , I understand that ) . January and Feb have been amazing choices for GamesWithGold prog , keep up the great titles , I personally own Sleeping Dogs and Dead Island anyways . Simply saying , maybe M$ should put it out there to us – would we like 2 free bargain bin games per month to keep for ever ( me , I work for a living and not a tramp so I don’t need to wait around on a fortnightly basis to get a free game that I could easily buy with spare change from my back pocket .
    Or , would we like to have 4 or 5 AAA games rented out to us every month , so long as we are subbed to Gold……a la PS Plus .
    Anyways , mull it over and pleaseeeeer go easy on those down votes ( shakes imaginary fist at YOU ) .

    • Aric Brown

      Well said…. There is no denying that Games with Gold is moving in the right direction… while the titles of 2014 are by no means new titles they are not launch style games that we were getting last year

    • usrev

      it has improved but sony’s program has improved more in the same time.

      • roozbeh, again

        I disagree, it went from being a temporary thing supposed to last till December to a fully fledged program. Heck, it is going to even come out on Xbox One soon.

        Sony is better ATM but the pace of GwG’s improvement is much higher.

        • usrev

          the only thing that changed for xbox was they extended it. sony improved title quality and they also put games on the ps4 at launch and continue to do so, and not old games, they put games in the program that just release. outlast releases on ps4 on the 4th, the same day it goes with psn+.

          • William Montgomery

            Here’s what I don’t understand. Sony has to be paying these developers/publishers in order to be able to give their games for free. How much is that? Considering they’re giving 5/6 titles across all of their platforms every month, that would be a $1 per title cut of the subscription (if it was an even split). If that’s true, then Sony isn’t really making any money in order to better the PSN infrastructure.

            Plus, it has cultivated (in myself at least) the willingness to wait & receive a title for free, that I otherwise would’ve probably paid for. At this point, I’ll buy most of my games for X1, and just wait for Sony titles to be free.

          • MoocaHero

            Thing is, with the amount of scripts, and a good portion of the Triple A’s they put up (Borderlands 2 is a perfect example). They get it out of you with the DLC and whatnot. It all slowly adds up. Digital sells very slowly in some cases and more in others.

          • William Montgomery

            I would love to see numbers on this. It seems highly unlikely that a significant number of gamers that have avoided a AAA game like Borderlands 2 would pay money for additional content for a game that received for free.

            I’m not saying it doesn’t happen or that it’s not the hope. But it seems highly unlikely from the cheap asses that I personally know.

    • Jeff Lambard

      I agree with this completely. You can’t have both great games and get to keep them forever, I’m sure it’s too expensive.

      Therefore, I choose the rental (Ps plus) model. This would benefit most of us since most people keep their gold subscriptions for many years, and if by the end of that time they stop subscribing they can always buy their aged games for cheap. Also 3 games per month would be nice, and maybe some for Windows Phone (interconnectivity).

      Microsoft NEEDS to understand that they’re losing many customers to Sony due to Ps Plus’s superiority, especially in the next year since most xbox 360 users will make the jump to next-gen consoles.

      Also it’s the consumer’s responsibility to voice their displeasure and to look at things logically.

  • Chad_7Eleven

    How long are these stupid League of Angels ads going to be on this site… makes is difficult to open up at work during lunch…

    • ImTheMetalLord

      I don’t get any ads on this site.

    • GmailIsDown

      you know you can click close button on an advertisement and ask Google to stop showing such advertisement to you, right?

      • Chad_7Eleven

        keeps showing up on the right hand side for me, under the twitter feed. not a pop up with a close button. whatever.

        • QuixoticRocket

          There’s a little blue triangle with an i in it. Click that and you should be able to say you don’t want to see that particular ad again (or edit the demographics or whatever).
          Or Adblock.

      • DaWhiteBrotha

        Then Google probably sends a virus to your PC so they can track and send even more of your personal info and internet date to the NSA.

    • Monstrous Tard

      Use ad block with Firefox.

  • JVCode

    Another great month to be a Gold subscriber! Thank you :)

  • deadbox102

    I need another hard drive.

    • ryder4life22187

      just hook your HDD up to your PC and google the program to transfer your games to to your PC.

  • Chad_7Eleven

    Dawn of the Dead was just on SyFy – picked up some good Zombie killing tips just in time for Dead Island.

  • Nexures

    fanboys.. fanboys everywhere

  • Lucky13X

    I have both, but happy for those that don’t have em yet.

    • Nexures

      how good is the toy soldiers game? it looks pretty bad but everyones saying its quite awesome?

      • Nick Peck

        They are really fun games :)

    • Ross Kemp

      Same here , MS are really getting the hang of this .

  • C4EFFECT

    Considering most subscribers will always have gold, i do think a rental service of better games like ps + would be better….i own 360 and xbox one but the games with gold in comparison are pretty rubbish.

    • Nick Peck

      Well there is an announcement incoming about XBL GwG, so maybe we will see it growing a bit more.

      • Marcus Roof

        link?

  • C4EFFECT

    I will admit i am holding out for the free to play project spark tho but if the micro transactions are as bad and as “rip me off” as in forza 5…You can forget it i would rather just buy the game and be done with it.

    • Nox

      you need XP or reach certain lvl i think to unlock items
      or if you don’t have lots of time you can buy them

    • Nick Peck

      MT’s are more of time savers that anything and are totally optional. If you don’t like MT’s, then just pretend they aren’t there and you have nothing to worry about.

    • DaWhiteBrotha

      Agreed.

      I am done with Forza franchise now. Not only is it the microtransaction and the fact we PAY REAL money ONLY to play endless hours for in game credits to then “buy” and drive DLC. No its not just that.

      No.

      It is the fact they are doing nothing — NOTHING — to stop the countless people ruining the online experience of this game to nothing short of it being a demolition derby. The races are who can, spin out. wrecked, or run players off the track to just win.

      This is coming from a person that has purchased all the limited editions and the DLC from prior Forza games. I. Am. Done. Now.

      Final straw for me was when I posted I am a long time loyal customer and been with franchise since day one on original Xbox and wished they would do something about the online disaster — they deleted my post. Yes. This is exactly how they treat their fan base.

      That did it for me. No more money from me. A franchise I really enjoyed lost due to their lack of care for loyal customers.

      • Some guy

        Funny, I was done at Forza 2 after they removed the Drivatar and musics from the first. Had it free with the console so I gave it a try and never finished it. Then I rent Forza 3 because graphics, loading times were so long I got tired after 3 races and played just Cause 2 instead.
        Then came Forza: No content edition and Forza: Event Less content edition that I didn’t try.
        Heard they’re bringing back the Drivatar in the next Forza as something never seen before thanks to the power of the cloud with procedural AI and more WOW and WAH and VROM. I think I’ll pass this one too.

  • roozbeh, again

    Anyone else getting a problem downloading this?
    It goes from 1% to 100% for me and then give a notification saying can’t download Dead Island.

    • Monstrous Tard

      Worked fine for me.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    rip PSH.

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    Nice. I never got to play Dead Island. Gonna be fun playing online with buddies.

  • イサム オミナエ

    Tomorrow Deal of the WEAK will be GTA IV DLC again?????
    Glad that I’m jumping off and see this damn boat sinks!
    PS+ deals wins again! congrats m$!

  • Evil Bunny Games

    Do I have PS4? No! I have Xbox One. Did I talk about PS4? Again NO. I wrote about Xbox One. So why you talk about PS4? There is also another new gen console – Wii U. Maybe you want talk about that console too? They had best launch list of games ever! When we compare with Microsoft and Sony.

    And what about AAA titles? Did I talk about AAA games? AGAIN NO! I said GAMES! Give us games! We spend a lot of money for Xbox One. And Microsoft promised for us many things. But surprise surprise when we got out console we found that this is EMPTY CONSOLE. Beta console, and we all are beta testers! But we paid to be beta testers, tricked to be beta testers. They did not even launched this new big best better reputation system. Actually there is no reputation system at all on Xbox One at the moment! :) And they also promised us that there will not be ANY EMPTY month. That we have all the time games to play That they will bring us gameS every month. Where is these games? :)

  • Killz

    I got dead island and its a good game but never had Toy Soldiers (played the demo) and Happy its free now! (going to be) I Really want Halo Wars to be free some day. (or C&C)

  • Abraham Soto

    If this game don’t fix the Xbox One situation we need to see rolling heads on the Xbox PR and management department.. You guys ( don Mattick included ) has make so many mistake this generation that you have made everything easy for Sony….

    • Takeshi Kovacs

      The word is “made” not “make” #SpeakMurican

 
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