End Not Yet Nigh For Games With Gold

The inspired PR and marketing manoeuvre played by Microsoft in releasing back catalogue titles for free to Gold members of Xbox Live proved a masterstroke, offering more value to those paying for the subscription service whilst also breathing new life into certain old titles, giving them an audience that more recent adopters of the Xbox 360 may otherwise have failed to encounter.

For all its wonder GwG did feel a tad of a damp squib this close to the end of the 360’s life cycle, and one could be forgiven for expecting it get pushed to the side and then ushered out of a back door into the gutter when Microsoft bring out their new toy, but it would appear this is not the case, with Microsoft vowing to continue supporting Games With Gold – that’s a freebie to be bagged every fortnight – beyond the launch of the Xbox One and into 2014.

Currently, until October 31st, bag Halo 3 at what feels like a five finger discount with Games With Gold!

Sam Finch

Sam has been unable to peel his bloodshot eyes and RSI-ridden wrists from the world of gaming since he was first introduced to it, like all good junkies, by his Grandad. From those early days of MegaDrive sweetness, bashing through the throngs of enemies on Shining Force II, his love of all things games has extended upwards and outwards onto a variety of platforms. You can either believe that spiel, or get the real scoop and know that his spaceship actually crashed here some years ago and he is currently incognito as a games writer for Console Monster.

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