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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  • Haukke

    maybe the games will get better….the bigger difference is that if you are no longer a psn plus member you cannot use the games downloaded as they expire when your membership does, these do not expire even when you are no longer a gold member.

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    • the616kid

      Yeah? But if Fable 3 and Defense Grid expired, would anyone notice?

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  • Macy Slator

    We should just be posting PS3+ membership deals and PS3+ game releases on here and not even talk about MS or Xbox stuff just to get a reaction.

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  • DestinyItaly

    this game is not came out yet, and Sales did not too. WTF

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  • x3m

    very disappointing i wiil buy a ps4!!

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      very disappointing I will buy 2 Xbox Ones

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      • Xbone180

        Do not update the Xbone they will change their mind.You are not getting the full story. As you can tell M$ is bad at PR. No telling what else you might find.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Uhm wtf you talkin bout? Also I would hope they bring back online DRM.

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      • Xbone180

        No DRM will stay off. Just on-line check in and auto updates.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        AND? Who the fack doesnt have internet? Who the fack doesnt want Auto-Updates? Ah yeah PS4 users without PS+ dont want them.

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    The amount of customers you guys are going to lose in November is going to be ASTOUNDING!

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  • Enigma777

    I could have sworn you guys said all the free games would be full disk games, not XBLA games…

    Don’t get me wrong Defense Grid is a nice game that I played when I bought it 4 years ago, but it’s not going to help you compete against PS+ in the slightest.

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    • Xbone180

      Just wait until the 16th.

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      • the616kid

        Yeah! Everyone get excited for the 16th! Get excited!!!

        Are you excited yet?! Not enough, get more excited!!

        Excited?! July 16th Free 3D Chess for everyone!

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        You couldnt even beat 2d Chess poor guy😦

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  • Maxcer Maxcer

    So long Microsoft. the Xbox scene was great from 2006-2009 but you were out played by Sony and their great first party effort and willingness to bring ACTUAL value to their subscription service.

    your new console is also a disaster:
    $100 more expensive
    less powerful
    mandatory kinect
    DRM and Used Game policy you thought you could get away with
    no support for indie developers
    under delivering on value with your subscription service
    focusing on things that I don’t care about like NFL, TV, skype

    “have you seen TitanFall?”
    you mean that game you opened your check book for and will eventually make it’s way to PS4 in a year? yea i seen that.

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    • Xbone180

      I really didn’t TitanFall. I can’t be the only one. It was just Meh, and I like FPS

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        the thing about it was it looked ok, but not special. it might be good, but on my tv screen it didn’t look different than anything i have seen. i guess it is like movies and they are running out of ideas at this point. why not make a game with a giant bunny mech that cusses and smokes cigars all while killing everything it sees? its the same thing but with a bunny skin. however if that bunny could go into other dimensions and become different people all while saving a young girl-wait, that is from boishock infinite.

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      Tears… always reminds me on ugly girls.

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  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    What a load of old sh*t, f***ing liberty.

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  • Jesse Pierce

    I’m going to cry. I loved you Microsoft, and now everybody’s going to hate you. You’re going be alone now…Sony won, because of your very, very stupid ideas.

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  • deltafarce411

    What happened to Halo 3 and AC II that were suppose to be free in July? Microsoft pull a 180 again…

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    • Joshua Joyce

      nope, they just said they would be available at some point:)

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      • the616kid

        Probably the second week of the last month of “Free ‘Gamez’ with Gold.” That way, they can pad the other months with $5 stuff.

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      • deltafarce411

        Greatness Awaits this holiday season…PS4

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    • James Noonan

      I wonder that too.

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  • themax

    microsoft … every day losing more fans

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  • Jay

    Sony won!!!

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      WON… yupp they won the rage kids. Congrats!!!

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  • FaZe Temperrr

    FaZeClan Will Now be Going on PS4 this was Mircosofts Last Straw

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    • Cristian Alexis Colon Torres

      Please stay on Xbox you guys are annoying.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        LOL you will get all the tards on PS4 now.

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    • the616kid

      All of FaZeClan? How many people is that like 1?

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      • FaZe Temperrr

        Facepalm

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  • Stijn Raedts

    Little bit dissapointing…

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    • Xbone180

      A lot disappointing. Kinect games will be next. Oh JOY!

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    • Joshua Joyce

      you’re disappointed by free games :s?

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        New generation kids.

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      • Jesse Pierce

        Look at what Sony has to offer. WAY more games, and $20 cheaper a year. Plus they don’t lie, and they listen to their fans.

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      • Cristian Alexis Colon Torres

        I’m disappointed by the service.

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  • Car

    I can’t wait guys I’m getting Battlefield 3 free this month on PSN!

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  • Aaron Griffin

    Dear God, how is it that everyone is bitching so much about this? Its FREE STUFF!! If you don’t like it, you don’t have to play it. Also, MS has never given away free games like this before so I think anything we get is a step in the right direction. I will be downloading this as soon as it goes live, and can’t wait to see what else we get in July. People just need to lose their sense of entitlement and enjoy what we’re getting for free.

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    • Xbone180

      I have 2 free games from them. They had LIVE down time.

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    • Xbone180

      Oh, can you go wake Don up it’s almost 11am

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Let him sleep hes got no competition.

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    • Raspite

      They’re bitching because they were misled. I know that I personally wouldn’t have reupped my subscription for this month had they actually clarified that H3 and AC2 weren’t the first games. It’s not entitlement, it was my god damn money that I spent because I was assuming I was getting a product.

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    • the616kid

      All I read from this is:

      > I would literally let Microsoft poop on me because I would be grateful to get free poop instead of nothing! You’re all entitled for not wanted to be pooped on too! Come on free poop! Thank you Microsoft!!!

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    • Pete

      But notice how they’ve done it. “Games with Gold, including AC2 and Halo 3 and we’ll throw in Fable III now.” Leads people to believe they’re getting full games then they go and throw out an old arcade game instead.

      Predictably it’s also a DLC heavy title, so from the completionist angle they’re giving you the 800MSP game safe in the knowledge that any Gamerscore hunters out there will likely then drop the 720MSP it takes to ‘complete’ it.

      I’m firmly in the Xbox camp but am lucky enough to have a PS3 with PS+ as well. Sure MS are finally giving something away for free but compare their first offering to Battlefield 3, Payday: The Heist and Saints Row 3 all of which hit PS+ on Wednesday … OUCH!

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  • Drz

    And you wondered why no one trusted what you said (or didn’t say) about implementing drm. See you all on psn at least they come through on promises

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    • Xbone180

      I bet when the Xbone is release we will find out a lot more they didn’t tell us about.

      I mean bad stuff not good stuff, I mean come on it’s M$.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        lol good luck with sony… lol
        the a55lickers

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      • Xbone180

        Good luck with the BAN.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Good luck with Care Bear. Disqus sucks anyways, banned on Destructoid already

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      • Xbone180

        plus down vote. now what

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  • Volitar Prime

    When is this offer supposed to start? It is 11:00AM (EDT) on JULY 1 and the game is still 800pts.

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    • DestinyItaly

      here in Italy is 17:04 pm…and no discount too.

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      • Barrack Obama

        Is 2nd of July here in Aus…

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Itz 2014 here on Mars

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      • Barrack Obama

        Leave this forum man, everyone hates you.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Good thing is I dont know anyone here -.-

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    • Xbone180

      Ask the MS troll they get paid by them.

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  • ONE GAMERs

    To everyone in the East coast it won’t show free till round noon because Microsoft is over on the East coast. I also find it funny that so many Somy Tards came to this forum to bash & complain. It’s free. It’s like i gave you a million dollars & you bitched that it wasn’t two million. Get over it

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    • ONE GAMERs

      West Coast*

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      • Xbone180

        Edit button. ^

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      • the616kid

        ^ Upvote button.

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      • Matthew Murphy

        Reply button

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      But, but you need to beg for more, MORE MORE…. GIMME MORE OF EET.

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      • Xbone180

        MOre Kinect Games MoRE11

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Yes gimme kinect games I dont have plz.

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      • Xbone180

        And xbox yaris 2 because 1 was not enough.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Sadly I missed the first -.-

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    • m1nh0ca

      I have another view: it’s more like they gave you a lollipop and you have diabetes.

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    • Drz

      That’s not the point, its more double-talk and backtracking by the xbox camp. You would think they would be tired of all the bad press. They knew this was going to happen or should of when every game reporting site was saying july’s games are h3 and ac2 why didn’t they correct the reports? Because it was the only good press they got after e3

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    • Minjie Dong

      Don’t be silly. It’s not for free. IT NEEDS YOU TO PAY FOR THE GOLD MEMBER SUBSCRIPTION FEE. Don’t tell me that, xboxlive is free when you pay ur monthly bill for that GOLD membership. LOL

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  • deltafarce411

    Does this mean World Of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition will be 1200 MS points when its released after you guys said it will be free?

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      No it means MS will come to your house and burn your 360 because r a whiny kid.

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      • Xbone180

        Hey that is my wife.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        You like tears hm? Thats why you go the Sony way lol

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      • Xbone180

        39.99 plus for 1 year at bestbuy if you have a rewards card. 20 free games now. BF3 on the 3rd.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        LOL Copy&Paste from your reply-sheet?

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      • Xbone180

        copy and paste all that… Bet it take too long to type it out huh?

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    • Xbone180

      You need the text only version. Not a video to understand what they are talking about. Then you have to go word for word. They always put in a * somewhere.

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  • David Alejandro Resendez Gueva

    still costs 800 microsoft points

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  • FlyLord

    So people do realize this two games a month thing is only through the end of the year and has most likely been put in place to curtail a loss of sales due to the announcement of the Xbox One?

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  • Barrack Obama

    Am so keen for the next game, omg i hope itz kinect animals that’ll get me so raging hard omg M$ just give it to me.

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  • Matthew Murphy

    God you lot are depressing.

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    • Barrack Obama

      You’re here as well hombre.

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      • Matthew Murphy

        Im not being depressed…I clicked on the link as I was keen to see what free game I could get… not to cry.

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      • Barrack Obama

        I came here with the same intention. I’ve already been convinced to abandon M$ forever after yet another shamble.

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    • Matthew Murphy

      Brilliant, everyone down vote me because I am not slitting my wrists over this free game like the rest of you.

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  • James Noonan

    Hey, you know this is July and not April First right? So when Microsoft was quoted promising Halo and Assassins Creed, that was a joke? I am not laughing. I am sure someone with a legal degree will say how this is a valid advertising sceme. but pulling a bait and switch on your customer base is just playing dirty.

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    • ducktape1

      yup i was told the same thjing ac2 was gonna be free

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      • Car

        Just wait till they flip the Xbone again a year into the console life-cycle. MS screws people

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    • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

      LOL sueing someone because you are unable to read/listen.

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

        Read OXM. It said Halo 3 and AC 2 were free this month

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Check the E3 Video it says it will include ACII and Halo III between now and the end of the offer.

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

        Again. Read OXM and look all around the internet. Not everyone watches E3 and apparently a lot of people thought these games were coming this month. MS did nothing to correct this mistake

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      • Xbone180

        Kick off. What does Kick off mean?

        Don is kick off his resume skillzzz to the max

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      • Xbone180

        yeah damn google “xbox gold free game” I should of use BING.O

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        MS is not responisble for bad journalism.

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      • Xbone180

        PR is not needed at M$ then?

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        No, everyone knows they are delivering gold anyways😉

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      • Matthew Murphy

        Yes! haha

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      • Xbone180

        So leave your M$ badge on the table and your last check will be mail out.

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      • Superman64

        MS is responsible for not making an effort to correct journalists.

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      • the616kid

        Where did you read “sueening” (*suing)? There was no mention of suing anywhere.

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      • Stijn Raedts

        No xbox support said on twitter that AC2 and Halo were coming in July. I can’t post a link but a screenshot was posted on Major’s twitter.

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      • Dr.med. Z. Ombie

        Xbox Support said a lot of stuff. They suck last months.

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

        So don’t have a go at people because they can’t read when Xbox support also said these games were coming in July. This defense of MS is honestly baffling

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      • James

        people did read and listen, numerous outlets including some official Microsoft voices were definate on this months games being AC2 and Halo 3.

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