Rainbow Six Vegas and Magic 2013 free on Xbox Live in September

Microsoft reveals next set of free games for Gold subscribers.

Microsoft today revealed September's free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

From September 1-15, gamers can pick up Magic 2013 (normally $10), while Rainbow Six Vegas (normally $20) will be free from September 16-30.

Gamers in South Africa will receive Shadowrun instead of Rainbow Six Vegas, Microsoft said.

The free games are part of Microsoft's new Games With Gold program that gives Xbox Live Gold subscribers two free titles--to keep--each month until December 31.

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primeval13
primeval13

Microsoft has said that you will only get the free games on xbox 360 until xbox one release day. So that means that after release day you will no longer get free games. It will be the same ass it's always been. It will not be anything like sony. As long as you have a playstation 3 or ps4  you will always get free games every month of the year every year. Just letting people know so thare is no confusion on what is really happening with the xbox 360 free games. All so to let you know that i always have to know every thing going on with alot of things and it has to be the truth and thise is one of them. Im also not a fan of anything so i only go with what i think is better for me and i thought that xbox 360 was the better one for me.

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

its so funny to see people argue over xbox and ps3 being better

DahLong
DahLong

all the xbox people let's get online and play Magic 2013

corteztheg
corteztheg

Forget You  Microsoft !!!. Cheap bastards. PS4 all day!!!

Deathspin2
Deathspin2

Xbox live is better. Why? 1. I have an xbox. 2. I like free games that I will own forever.  I got my xbox 2 years ago and only have maybe 7-8 games. Now since xbox is dishing out free games for live Now I have a few more. 

This works for me. So it is a better deal for me. 

I love playstation 1 and 2  and if it was cheaper at the time I would have got it. Next battle of the systems I may find my self with a playstation again. Who knows. When I get my next system I think they will be 5 years or older. I will run into a bunch of cheap games and good deals. 

roman4545
roman4545

@Deathspin2so if you have a PS3.. and you got some PS3 games as a birthday or christmas gift would you say PS is better ?

roman4545
roman4545

@jtthegame316 my logic is flawed ? when did i say PS is better ? or Xbox is better ? its actually you little cocky boy who is logic is flawed... dumbass.

 Both console ? please like we suppose to believe you have a PS3... if you really do you would not even comment the conversation... so nice try once again dumbass ! hahahaa

Casuallad
Casuallad

@roman4545 I've got both and I prefer the ps3. I didn't at first but I find myself playing it more than the xbox and it's definitely got better exclusives and you get better free games with psn gold. 


How old is Rainbow six vegas it's probably near enough free to buy on ebay and amazon just now lol.

themc_7
themc_7

@roman4545 I don't understand your logic, if you have a PS3 you wouldn't even be part of this conversation? What do you have? A lot of people have both consoles, why would having a ps3 make you not be in this conversation?

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

@themc_7 @roman4545 but if u have to cancel your playstation plus you dont keep the games even though they are better you still keep your xbox games yes i know it is stupid to cancel it but things come up

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@roman4545 actually i do have both and why would having both mean i would not comment on this story? ps + is just a rental service at the end of the day

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

R6 Vegas was 10x better than any of the COD games.

Vegeta-sama
Vegeta-sama

@bonzaibillie I do... means I can trade my physical copy towards my PS4... hope to get it paid off soon so I only have to worry about paying on Xbox One on it's launch

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

@Vegeta-sama @bonzaibillie How much could you possibly get if you trade in Rainbow 6? It's an old game, and now that it's going to be free that's going to bring the price down as well. I guess every little bit count.

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

I love Rainbow Six Vegas, that game is amazing, and I had actually thought about buying it recently. I look forward to playing it next month, and I had thought about buying Magic 13 on PC or iPad, so luckily I didn't and get it free.

DahLong
DahLong

@Kashmiro why wait till next month when you can play them this month?

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@Kashmiro You're better off getting the disk based version instead. The hard drive space you eat up with numerous digital downloads eventually eats up the 360's mere 320 hard drive, if you're like me and have a bunch of installed games and dlc already. If it was like the PS3 and you can upgrade to a terabyte or more, this would be inconsequential.

CommanderTy
CommanderTy

Holy crap people are losing their shiz over this garbage.  I pay for Netflix for movies I wanna watch and for T.V. shows I find interesting and love.  I don't care to own them, if I do I go to the store or hit up Amazon.  PS + what a great idea, some games don't really appeal to me but like finding a new T.V. series it interests you and you wanna check it out.

Subscription based, rental, getting screwed in the @$$ this fighting is stupid.  I play PC, and when I get a PS4 (not sure when) and the ONE (probably after I get a PS4) I will then pay for both subscriptions.  Happy to have games I would have never bought or known about, but now I can "rent" them on PS+ or have the old games on Gold.  I still think PS+ you are getting more for your money, but damn kids at least Mom and Dad are doing us favors.

CommanderTy
CommanderTy

P.S.  as you can see, I loved R6V.  It was our MW before that came and blew it load all over the world.

Bowser05
Bowser05

That's great, I already have Magic 2013 and I don't want RSV because I have part 2 on the PC already. Oh well, I guess I'll download RSV anyway...can't hurt to have it if I ever feel the need to play it.

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

Well, Magic 2013 is really great.

*Puts on flame shield*

But yeah, PS+ games are still miles better!

*puts on sunglasses*

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I just had a look at what's on offer right now on Playstation Plus.

Right now you can download, for free, Assassin's Creed 3, Stealth Inc, Mafia 2, Spec Ops The Line, Saints Row The Third, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Uncharted 3, Little Big Planet Karting, Urban Trial Freestyle, New Little King's Story, Payday The Heist, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush.

You also get access to the Killzone Mercenaries beta.

There's a mix of 87 different themes and avatars that you can download for free.

There's also 38 full game trials that you can download, including Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.

There's also various discounts on other games that non-Plus members don't get.

With Games with Gold right now you can download Magic 2013. Compared to PS+ this looks utterly pathetic, an afterthought, scraped off the bottom of Microsoft's shoe, doesn't give a shit.

Other games that have just left PS+ include Demon's Souls, Kingdoms of Amalur and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

We're now into the fourth month of Games with Gold.

By the fourth month of Playstation Plus you could've downloaded all these....

Darksiders, inFamous 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse,Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD, LittleBigPlanet 2, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Chime Super Deluxe, Hamsterball, Outland, Ricochet HD, Sky Fighter, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Wakeboarding HD, Magic Orbz, Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom, Mushroom Wars, Renegade Ops, Smash Cars, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light, Saints Row 2, Starhawk, Just Cause 2, Borderlands, Dead Space 2, Retro/Grade, Rock of Ages, Super Stardust HD, Red Dead Redemption, Double Dragon Neon, Machinarium and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

Pathetic, Microsoft.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@x-2tha-z  Sure they could have downloaded them, but could they have kept them without resubscribing?

Gatorboyburns
Gatorboyburns

@Shadowdanc3r @x-2tha-z yeah but if you resubscribe you get more free games and if you don't you can still play online  so lets see theres like 8 games a month and at $50 for a year thats like 96 awesome games as opposed to 16 mediocre (because they are old) games that you can keep for the same price

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@Gatorboyburns  You can still play online, but I've read XBLG is better at that than PSN.

I see some pretty old games on x-2tha-z's list, that doesn't make them mediocre.

16 games you own vs 96 games you don't.  It all comes down to what the individual consumer would prefer.  Me?  I haven't really formed an opinion, but I see merit in both.

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@Gatorboyburns @Shadowdanc3r @x-2tha-z You're essentially paying a yearly subscription to rent those games indefinitely. You don't have 100% access to them because as soon as you stop paying Sony, there goes your "free" games.