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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  • ikari_paul

    hei, defense grid is still 800pts in my marketplace! and im a gold subscriber!!!

    are the free games only for the US Gold subscribers, or what? like the “free” XB1 t-shirt, which wasn’t available to me

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    • Marcin Pawlak

      Free (C) by Microsoft !

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  • joejadavies

    hopefully because the crappy arcade game that no one wants is still not free, xbox might be changing the game to a more popular one that people were expecting such as halo 3 or ac 2.

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  • Progresywny

    Defense Grid vs (ps+) Saint Row: The Third, Battlefield 3 i Pay Day: The Heist Good Job Microsoft. Xbox go home!!! This is joke!

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  • Reinier Martinez

    Can we have Viva Piñata 1 and 2 for free pretty please?😛

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    • Xbone180

      Sneak King is next

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      • Reinier Martinez

        Yaris was *better*!😛

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      • Xbone180

        Yaris 2 is the next AAA games. Full 8 hours with even more with DLC.

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  • Jesse Pierce

    Everybody switch to PS3.

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  • pobolycwm

    and to top it all off, we dont get our free 20 point survey this month😦

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    • joejadavies

      true xbox rewards is a joke. I bought all of the walking dead season 1 and both black ops 2 map packs and i didn’t get any of my 2% rebate i was supposed to get. On xbox for my birthday i was given nothing but on playstation you get give $10 on your birthday.

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    • TryHarderMS

      Yep. Someone has to pay for all these awesome free games…

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  • Charles

    game is available now…our fears has proven to be true

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  • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

    I understand the anger behind the choice. I remove nothing to the game, it may be fun, but people were told to expect AAA game that went gold like halo 3. I personally won’t bother to even download it. Even a classic arcade bundle with 30 classic games would have been more tempting to probably a larger audience.

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    • Antarael Dulacre

      Because you just spoke of a classic arcade bundle…I would be pleased if they would make every game free in the “Game Room” =P that would be a nice deal

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      • safdf

        At least the Atari games, the company is bankrupt so it will be a good deal for them too.

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      • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

        yah i know =) i miss a lot of them and some are missing badly like Rampage. Not that it would replace halo 3 or something, but all those magical classic are so widely hacked through rom that they could distribute them legally at no cost or very low cost would still be acceptable. 20$ for 100 game :O) not for 4-5 games like the stupid disc

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  • Maxcer Maxcer

    in the 6 years I have subbed to XBL it has netted me Fable3, one free-to-play game and a pathetic 20MSP on my birthday.

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  • Sneltje

    Hello Major it’s already 1 July here in Europe, still only Fable III is selectable???
    Well it be updated soon?

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    • Xbone180

      He is helping Don with his resume. Maybe around noon or after nap.

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    • safdf

      Feel lucky about it, pray for it to stay that way, it will be far better.

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  • Zicoroen

    Everyday a new disapointing surprise. Watch Sony and try to learn how to deserve your clients.
    Xbox is losing it’s customers trust. Every step made seems to be done by amateurs. It is against all the basic lessons of Directors.

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  • killpeek

    This is awesome!!!!….

    For Sony

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    • the616kid

      Xbox: Fable 3 ($3 used) and some cheap $10 arcade game that nobody wants.

      Meanwhile:

      PS: Demon’s Souls and upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

      FML…

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Love how Sony is building up his Trojan Horse lol

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  • Manuel I. Bueno

    I would take Viva Pinata (because it’s amazing) over this; I’ve only heard of this game ONCE, and that was when it first came out. Sure, it looks fun, but this is low incentive to what people are looking for.

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  • m1nh0ca

    At least we have Spartacus Legends for free and… oh, wait!

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  • Jesse Pierce

    NOBODY DOWNLOAD IT!!! We have to make a stand! Show them that we won’t take this deception!

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    • the616kid

      Honestly though whoever downloads it must be desperate…

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      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Clearly most who doesn’t own it will download it, it free so they will see it it’s owed to them, there no point ranting “take a stand” because most people who are complaining about such deals are hypocrites anyway

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    • Manuel I. Bueno

      I like this idea.

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    • Xbone180

      They don’t care. More bandwidth for them and hope someone else buys the $11.00 DLC.

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  • Din Taylor

    MS has Gamescom still to impress, I know I’m reaching here but they have to do something really big. It seems they don’t have any gas left in the tank. Their arrogance has got the best of them this time.

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    • Xbone180

      I bet another PC to show a game we don’t want.

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    • Fingleberries

      – Gamescom
      – Pax Oz
      – Tokyo Game Show
      – Pax Prime (in Seatlle, Microsoft’s own back yard).
      There are still a few chances to show it off…

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      • Din Taylor

        I think it was Phil Spencer after E3 that said “it’s a marathon and not a sprint.”. I know MS has a lot more to show but can they pick up the pace. There killing me here !! :p

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  • Frank Costanza's lawyer

    A 4 years old arcade game to compete with PSN+.This is an obscene travesty of a joke. If Microsoft had any common sense left, they would be ashamed of themselves. I am not holding my breath.

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    • the616kid

      Microsoft’s way of saying “We don’t care, you’ll buy our console anyway.”

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      • Xbone180

        That didn’t work the Sony last time. I don’t think it’s going to work for Xbone this time.

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  • Patrick

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    • James

      Brilliant, MS even fooled their own support team xD

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  • thales ramalho

    I convinced three of my brother to buy a card of 1 year. Despois this, you have to buy the ps4 Converser .. oops, I guess I will not need to do this …

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  • Dfg

    oh yeah MS wheres my Prizes For my Gamerscore that im supposed to get on my Bday,from xbl rewards

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    • http://twitter.com/Kenny_Stubbs Kenny Stubbs

      I don’t think those 20 ms points are going to change your life

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      • Dfg

        20?! really

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      • http://twitter.com/Kenny_Stubbs Kenny Stubbs

        You didn’t know? That’s what you get for being a loyal customer

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      • Charles

        lol if I could see the look on Dfg’s face…sorry buddy

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  • Guillermo Goyarzu

    My loyalty is not rewarded. I have not complained when other companies give away several games each month while Microsoft does not, but if you plan to give ONLY six months of free games unless some good games. I do not think this has a positive influence to buy the Xbox One, maybe the opposite.

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    • Xbone180

      39.99 for plus at Bestbuy if you have a reward card. 20 free game. BF3 on the 3rd.

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  • the616kid

    I’m Microsoft. I own a grocery store and call it XBOX MARKETPLACE. I advertise FREE FOOD ONCE A MONTH. The 1st of the month comes and everyone lines up to get something to eat. Everyone in line gets ONE BEAN.

    All hail Microsoft for they are god and savior!

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    • ant

      Bean??? I only see 1 Rice Grain.

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      • safdf

        And it’s kind of chipped and stale.

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      • the616kid

        It’s a really, really tiny bean. We made it ourselves and engineered it to be the tiniest, custom-made just for you!

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  • killpeek

    Poop With Gold. (y)

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  • Brian

    uh, what happened to Halo 3 and ACII? They were supposed to be July’s free games.

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    • Xbone180

      search google “xbox gold free game”

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      • Brian

        yeah, and…? They aren’t the free games for July, so far.

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      • Brian

        Not that I even really care, I’ve already 100% both of those games. I was going to download H3 to have it digitally and dump my disc. I still think it was bait and switch to say these kicked it off, and then not posting them.

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  • JosepCarceller

    I do not understand why when i click on the link it says costs 800MSP. I am a GOLD member.

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    • Xbone180

      You need to buy the $11.00 DLC 1st…. no j/k they haven’t turn the switch yet. Don is getting old and sleep late.

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