Games with Gold for July 1: Defense Grid: The Awakening

Defense GridAs part of the “Games With Gold” program announced at E3 in June, I wanted to give you a heads up the next title will be Defense Grid: The Awakening. Normally 800 Microsoft Points, Defense Grid: The Awakening will be free for Xbox LIVE Gold members July 1st through July 15th .

 

 

As a reminder, the 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.

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  • Guest

    Damn. If only you had another thirteen days left to download it. Ah, well, better to give up immediately.

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  • Dwight Power

    Brian David K. LakeTalking about subjective? When you take your biased opinion as fact? Haha.

    If anything one of the strongest things about Sony is their first party titles! The gaming community as a whole is in agreement with this! Repetition? If anything Sony has more variety in their first party titles than anyone else!

    Killzone, Infamous, Journey, Little Big Planet, Motorstorm, Heavy Metal, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Heavenly Sword, The Puppeteer, Starhawk, Papo & Yo, Flower, Gravity Rush, Resistance, Jak & Daxter, PS All Stars, Mod Nation Racers, Beyond Two Souls, Rain, Ratchet & Clank, MLB The Show, Wipeout, God Of War, MGS4, Sly Cooper, The Unfinished Swan!

    And that’s just scratching the SURFACE!

    We’ve had a ton of first party exclusives come out this year and are still waiting for Beyond Two Souls, Rain & The Puppeteer!

    What are you waiting for?

    So what are you talking about?

    And you’re still comparing the FREE service that was in it’s infancy in 2006 to your current Live service. It’s not like that anymore buddy.

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    • Brian David K. Lake

      Exclude all independents because theory are a niche market.

      80% of the games you mentioned are average or below. Do you do analysis or look at common concerns before posting, or just misrepresent and lie. No one should mention things like Kill zone with a straight face. Truly pitiful game that was.

      In its infancy and yet 7 years later, still has the same problems. Not encouraging.

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      • Ed

        Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 are rated 91/100 and 84/100 on Metacritic. Not too shabby.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Your ignorance never ceases to amaze. Why don’t you play the single player. I’ll wait until you get back.

        The truly sad thing is that you went by metacritic rather than looking at the individual reviews and seeing how everyone has the same issues. These days reviews were misleading, if the ,multiplayer isn’t full of bugs, it gets a good grade even if the campaign is garbage.

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      • AfricanJedi

        how much is MS paying you to talk trash? PS Plus offers more triple AAA titles for free and better specials.

        Only reason I bought Xbox this gen was becos of the multiplayer but that advantage gone now with pS4 and xbone

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      • Dwight Power

        It hurts doesn’t it?

        It’s hilarious how you take your own personal hatred of a system to turn your womanly feelings into facts.

        “So what if it got a 91, which is above average and puts it in the top 5% of games?! That doesn’t mean anything!”

        You’re the only one in the world that thinks the 360 has a stronger line up.

        You probably don’t even recognize half of those games I listed.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Excuse me. Did you read the reviews? See how they mark the so as atrocious but give the mp the high rating? Did you look at the disparity of grade? Or are you just trolling?

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      • Dwight Power

        You’re babbling dude. Show me one review that says it’s “atrocious”. Apparently in your world a 91% = an atrocious game.

        So Master Chief, Marcus Fenix and Forza it is.

        You have no argument.

        You are the only one in the world that thinks the 360 has the upper hand in exclusives.

        And you fail to list a 360 exclusive you’re looking forward to. I can list three. Beyond Two Souls, The Puppeteer, Rain.

        And that’s after playing GOTY candidate TLOU a few weeks ago.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Okay, that’s it. You’re just a troll. I told you how to find the real consensus and disparity of reviews for games with a mp mode and you ignored it. You made a post without research, and you still clearly didn’t read 10 or 15 real reviews or even 5 fully. You’re a liar, a schemer and you’re reported for trolling. The vast majority of everything you say flies in the face of reality.

        Ignoring you now.

        PS.

        Quantum Break, Project Spark, Halo, and Black Tusk.

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      • Dwight Power

        I’ll reply to you in the same ignorant way. “Halo sucks! It’s just another sci-fi shooter! Gears sucks, it’s just another sci-fi shooter! Fable sucks! It under delivered in every possible way!”

        If Xbox were to have a game like Smash Bros or PS All Stars it would consist of Master Chief, Marcus Fenix and a Forza car.

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      • Ross

        Again with the ignorance Brian. This says a lot about your character friend

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        You might want to read a dictionary some day.

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      • Ross

        lol.. so petty. Would you care to give me some specifics. The only people that will sit down and read the entire dictionary are people who have nothing better to do in their lives. You are not one of those people are you Brian? And I fail to see the relevance of your comment to the topic of this discussion

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        That’s actually not true. The relevance is that if you can’t define a situation correctly, and worse, if you’re skewing and misrepresenting info just to make you look better, then you’re incompetent, a liar, and a troublemaker.

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      • Ross

        You are aware that dictionary defines words right? Situations cannot be defined in a dictionary. I don’t quite know where your going with this Brian. I just feel like you are insulting me without basis (skewing and misrepresenting what exactly). I won’t deny to being a troublemaker on occasion, but I don’t know where you get incompetent and liar based on this comment “Again with the ignorance Brian. This says a lot about your character friend”

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    • Does Not Equal

      That’s great.

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  • Xbone180

    @xboxkid510 Two games per month, actually! The two games just starts next month with Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2. ^BB

    Xbox Support @XboxSupport3

    So looks like Xbox Support and OXM was half right.

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    • AfricanJedi

      ie we were lied to by MS

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        No you weren’t, you apparently have a hearing problem though. Go look at the conference video again. The words were not what you assume.

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      • Ross

        May have not been a blatant lie. But it felt pretty misleading. Based on the examples given I thought that all of the free games were going to be 360 games. 1st one is an arcade game. I would not be suprised if halo 3 and AC2 are the only 360 games they release for free

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  • John Lowe

    Thanks forthat info. Is that hard to do? Can i do that with an existing profile out do i have to create a new one

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  • Guest

    I received Saints Row 3 and Battlefield 3 from the PSN. Microsoft don’t step to the plate to compete with Sony, if all you’re going to do is strike out. PSN has given up games which has been out for a year. We’re getting Assassin Creed 2 on the 16th, received Defense Grid on the 1st – PATHETIC!

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    • Lezlow

      Cool story bro.

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  • Brian David K. Lake

    The reason was two parts. First, the security and anti piracy measure. The second was the family share and licensing necessity.

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  • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

    for some reason, i just realised that xbox live as cost me probable 400$ so far without all my purschase… so i guess i kinda diserve free game lol

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    • Brian David K. Lake

      Does your internet provider give you anything free?

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      • chanandler

        Mine doesn’t, but what it does do is provide the service that I want!

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      • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

        it allow me to run my own business too. can you imagine that. internet is not just about facebook lol

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  • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

    Julia juliaaaa juliaaaaaaaaaa. You are only ask to connect once with your xbox. Then, just don’t buy any amazing game that require the cloud. So no titanfall, no forza, no division etc. Those game were done with cloud in mind, they need it. If you don’t want to play those and you prefer, let say, plant vs zombie, you are ok… but, you will still need internet to actually download the game. Anyway. But i guess you have internet since you are here… so i don’t get it, sorry.

    Oh, and for your record, I own a dog a house and 2 car, All hard earn, so calling me a kid because we don’t agree, only display your lack of argument and low brain activity…

    if internet doesn’t fit in your budget you have to make choice in life. I’de rather not buy beer or wine and keep my internet. It’s easy to find 50$ in your current budget by cutting meaningless stuff. You can ask your parent for advice or close friend maybe. I’m only saying that buying a 500$ TOY is a hell of luxury, so it’s definitely not intended for people that are low on budget for TOY.

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  • OutlawGamer

    Well said.😉

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  • Brian David K. Lake

    Clearly a free offer nor yet being available is more important than mainstream game library.

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    • AfricanJedi

      Dude they should make the offer the same in all regions not shaft customers from another country just because they from another country. This means MS making no effort to support its international customers who are paying for a service

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Games with Gold is available in the following countries and regions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

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      • AfricanJedi

        yet they fail to mention that the game wont be available in that country. Dude if you work for ms u jus another dumb rep. Seriously I’m from South africa and am on south african live. Games with gold is not available.

        people these days with no common sense. The advert is a lie. The game is not available in South Africa.

        Don t stress I’ve decided to abandon Xbox 360 and xbone. Next console ps4.

        I have no plans to move to uk or us so xbone wont work for me

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Why don’t you humor me. Call Xbox Live support. Surely you’re not making assumptions of lies before having said info confirmed by support? That would be ignorant.

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      • AfricanJedi

        lol, I phoned them and confirmed the problem. Whats wrong with you. My first post said that i phoned them and they confirmed it that the offer is not valid in other countries even if advertised as such.

        That’s the problem : customers in other countries are given the finger and treated like second rate citizens by microsoft. Tired of it.

        Guy on call center told me its microsoft policy and they can do whatever they want.

        Look forget it: Microsoft has proven once again that they dont care about other territories so as far as I’m concerned I’m gonna ignore the xbone entirely and just get a PS4.

        NB this coming from a customer who has a xbox 360 and no PS3 and who has purchassed most games for my 360.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        You got a free game, just not the same. I don’t see an issue.

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      • AfricanJedi

        Thats what makes me think you work for MS. A very short sighted foolish stuckup opinion. With very little regard for the real issue :

        ie LIEing in advertising.
        ie Misleading its PAYING customers.
        IE building mistrust

        your comment smells of the DRM debarcle where some MS nut said (think DOn MAttick) hey if you got no internet DEAL with it.

        Hell yeah I’ll deal with Sony. cant talk to you bro. you too foolish

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      • Ross

        Don Mattick is leaving Microsoft now if it makes you feel any better lol (he has taken a ton of flak for this stuff)

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Ballmer is the issue.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Well first, Don wasn’t the one that said that. This leads to your main issue–you skew reality. They said you would get two games a month. You are getting that. They indicated these games could be changed and they reserve the right to do so. They also said it could be a Kinect game or Arcade game. The problem you is you’re the one lying. As a person with knowledge in business I can tell you they aren’t lying in their advertising and all stipulations are quite clear. You say they are misleading, but they’ve made things clear. You say they are building mistrust, but the only one lying is you. And I still don’t believe you’re a doctor. You don’t come across as educated.

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      • Ross

        comments like that last one do not help you make your point Brian. They make you seem petty and childish. For whom do you work Brian? I am curious about your background in business.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Um Ross, do you know what any words actually mean? I’ve yet to see you use a single classification correctly. Try opening a dictionary, they don’t mean what you seem to want them to mean. I mean really? Petty and Childish? For being honest? Sigh.

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      • Ross

        not for being honest Brian, but for being insulting lol. I made that very clear. You are entitled to your opinion and if you choose to call someone ignorant or say that they are uneducated that is your choice. I just was trying to improve your social skills. When two children get into an argument often it turns to nasty insults. This is what I was referring to about your comments: hence “Childish.” Rational adults should be able to avoid such comments. On another note you still never answered my question about your employment Brian.

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      • Ross

        Not for being honest, but for being insulting. You are entitled to your opinion but when you choose to insult others who do not share it by calling them ignorant or uneducated it functions to make you look childish. This is what I mean by “childish”: When two children get into an argument it will often turns to insults. This is what I have been seeing here Brian. In stead of discussing the issue like rational adults you have chosen to insult me and nearly everyone else in this forum.
        This aside, you still have not answered my question about your place of employment.

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      • Ross

        I feel your frustrations Jedi. Some people however are so biased that they cannot understand why loyal Microsoft supporters might decide to withdraw that support Microsoft because there is no possible way that it could be Microsoft’s fault for this.

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      • AfricanJedi

        And thats the issue: I was a loyal MS/Xbox supporter till they told me to go F myself with the DRM just because I dont have always on internet (Im a doctor in a 3rd world country). I ignored the PS3 because I was happy with the way xbox 360 worked.

        However MS let me down too much as a customer now. I see my friends reaping the benefits of the PSN experience and here I am getting shafted. Glad to see other people see it the same way

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      • Ross

        On the plus side, MS changed directions on the DRM so you can now play offline. And I would like to just give you Props for what you are doing in Africa.

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      • AfricanJedi

        yeah but this is what worries me:

        I come home from along day of work I login to play some cod and suddenly there’s an update…and suddenly I have to be permanently online to use the damn thing… I call support and they tell me to DEAL with it.

        Thats a real possibility with these MS fools who dont realize that its us customers who made them the biggest console this gen.

        Dude thanks for the respect. If only MS did the same for PAYING customers.

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      • Ross

        It should be available to anybody with a Gold membership. hence games with “GOLD”.

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  • chanandler

    This is just sad, ‘Defense Grid’ and ‘Assassins Creed 2’…. wow well thats me set for my gaming needs this month! Seriously though, are they doing this on purpose do you think? I’ve already cancelled by 10 year + Live sub, won’t be buying a One and can’t even be bothered to download these ‘free’ games, it’s as if they want to alienate their core gaming customers!

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    • AfricanJedi

      I feel exactly the same way.

      The 2 reasons I got a xbox 360?

      1. supperior online fiends system
      2. the controller

      but with ps4 thats solved and there will be 3rd part controllers for ps4 that feel like the 360 one.

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      • Dwight Power

        Plus according to everyone that has used the Dualshock 3, they say it’s a massive improvement.

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      • Lezlow

        Ya since a screen in the middle changes how the controller holds in your hand.

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      • Dwight Power

        I didn’t give you permission to join the convo. Shush.

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      • Lezlow

        Haha are you talking to yourself😀 I did read up on it. There are slight changes but the controller is just uncomfortable to hold. Of course this is my personal opinion. I just don’t see many drastic changes between either controller. Just tweaks.

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      • Dwight Power

        If you think that’s the only thing that changed, you are ignorant to the topic so please read up first.

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      • AfricanJedi

        yes I agree however I’ve always liked the 360 size and also the position of the sticks. A friend of mine liked them so much he bought custom ones for his PS3

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  • AfricanJedi

    agreed. best way to teach them a lesson is with our money, they gonna really feel it next gen

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    • Brian David K. Lake

      Again, Microsoft offers different services and people really like said services. Don’t expect them to copy what others do just because you want them too.

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  • Brian David K. Lake

    Perhaps you should review the actual announcement and see what they really said.

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  • Juan Herrera

    I’ve heard from different sources that AC2 is the next free game for this month starting on the 16th.. just thought people might wanna know and keep an eye out in case

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  • AfricanJedi

    u are a liar major nelson.

    Sparking debate here. Why not state the games not available in all countries.

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    • Brian David K. Lake

      Did you call Xbox Support? Or just making assumptions?

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      • AfricanJedi

        Called them an confirmed that even though advertised in South Africa the offer is not valid in South Africa and basically told to deal with it. We got offered some kinect joy ride game. I don’t even own a kinect????

        My post will probable get deleted by Major Nelson and quite frankly wouldnt blame him as He has to protect his companies reputation from the truth.

        This is not the first time other territories have been left high and dry and lied too.

        I just feel that nearing the new console releases it should be made known why xbox LIVE is failing the NON-US territories. False advertising

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Seeing how they never indicated which region gets what, they didn’t lie. You got offered a game. It isn’t failing.

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      • AfricanJedi

        By not mentioning the region they imply that its across the entire service.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        They put the actual policy details their site quite clearly.

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      • Ross

        Even if they tell a distinct lie Brian. It is still a douche thing to do. Your morality compass is pretty haywire if you do not see any problem with this situation

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        It isn’t a distinct lie, because it isn’t a lie. You always find that the liars are the ones who apparently can’t tell what the definition of a lie is.

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      • Ross

        Forgive me Brian, I forgot the word “didn’t”. It has since been corrected

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  • Ross

    Oh Brian. You know someone is getting frustrated when they start throwing out the insults. If we have reached this point then there is no point in arguing with me anymore. I could never hope to argue with a 10 year XBL veteran. I hope you have a good life with your xbox one Brian. May it bring you peace and joy in life

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  • Vonrikke

    Tf2 is free on steam, don’t buy the orange box for it

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    • Ross

      thanks for the heads up

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  • Vonrikke

    Xbox ones hardware is soft and squishy compared to the ps4s. Check the hardware comparison on anandtech

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    • Brian David K. Lake

      Why don’t you read it all before posting with poorly understood indications.

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      • Dwight Power

        Hi:) Like my avatar?

        By the way, you’re hideous, skinny, awkward and totally uncool looking in general.

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Reported again. Still don’t care what a troll says, and I’ll be sure to tell the woman that I’m ugly. I’m an 8 though, and I’m not skinny lol. Go look up the word.

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      • Dwight Power

        Sure buddy. My avatar says otherwise.

        Hideous = You

        You = Hideous

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      • Brian David K. Lake

        Are you 14? Post your picture. I’ll do an image scan to make certain it didn’t originate from a public domain. You must just be jealous I look good in a suit. The wife liked it.

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      • Dwight Power

        Aaww had to report the comment.

        You look like a skeleton in a suit. Suits are supposed to compliment a man, yet you look like you’re floating inside of it.

        Your wife is very unlucky. I’m sure she’s proud of her hubby sucking MS phallus.

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    • Vonrikke

      Just go to anandtech and search Xbox, the Xbox one has 768 GPU cores to the PS4s 1152 GPU cores. The PS4 has around 30% more GPU power, that is a fact, deny all you want fanboi

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  • InfernoShade

    Wow, this site is filled with total tools.

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    • AfricanJedi

      welcome, wait till you meet Brian Lake

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  • Xbone180

    @xboxkid510 Two games per month, actually! The two games just starts next month with Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2. ^BB

    Xbox Support @XboxSupport3

    So on 16th we will get AC2. I sent them a tweet (I unfollow them because of wrong info, had to follow again) asking about Halo 3 date. I bet who ever ^BB is no longer working on Xbox Support.

    OXM was no help.

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