Microsoft announces its free Games with Gold downloads for November

A World of Keflings and Iron Brigade.

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Microsoft has announced that free copies of A World of Keflings and Iron Brigade will be distributed in November as part of its ongoing Games with Gold promotion.

A World of Keflings, Ninjabee's kingdom-crafting adventure, will be available to download for free to Xbox Live Gold members from November 1 through November 15. A World of Keflings will replace Halo 3, which is October's second game.

Double Fine's third-person tower defence title Iron Bridge (formerly Trenched) will take over from November 16 through November 30.

As part of the Games with Gold promotion, Microsoft will give away one free game every two weeks to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The scheme was originally scheduled to last to the end of 2013, but Microsoft has now continued it indefinitely.

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >> PS+ has an awful lot of catching up to do. I pay for both services, and if it wasn't for the "free" games (they're actually extended rentals), I would never use it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> catching up in what exactly? ps plus spits on xbox gold , gold isnt worth the money it costs, then they rip you off even further by trying to copy ps plus but with games like the above listed crap

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >> We should all understand that owning hardware does not in any shape or form mean you own the software you download to it. This is simply not true and if anyone bothered to read the TOS they click agree to all the time they would realize they had also agreed that it is not true.You can spin it whichever way you would like rental, bonus, etc.... Your subscription fee is paying for it. SONY doesn't own these titles either and must provide them to you at a cost, a cost they are not paying for as it goes against the goals of any business. The cost is off loaded to the consumer, it's even better when you can make the consumer feel they are getting some extra value out of it. Anyone in business understands this, whether it's MS, SONY, Apple, Nintendo, etc... You can't survive with a negative cash flow.

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't think they saw it as a mobile OS as much as they saw it as a unified OS. It's the goal for all the OS platforms out there, as much as Apple talks crap about it, they're moving to a unified OS, so is Linux.

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BamaGoatt

I would disagree with you it isn't rentals but a bonus allowing you to play games you might not give a chance too. I love plus and hardly game online but the fact the I can have access to 15 games a month for $4 a month is great. If I like a game I can bargain ben it if I don't I can delete it. Plus I own the box therefore I own all downloads I put in it.

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You can play games without gold and still earn your achievements, anything outside of the online achievements. With the PS3, this was not the case, however, SONY decided to adopt the same policy for some reason so there must be some value to it. Value to the company of course but I'm not going to fault anyone for doing something that will make them money. This is a business after all and these companies exist to turn out profits.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> In all neutrality, that's forced value that you get because they hid those features behind a subscription. Then again, their competitor does too at this point.

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 Anyone who has a gaming habit who complains about "pricey" is a ridiculously non-self-aware person. Unless you literally never buy any games ever, it's absurd to call PC components pricey but then pay $120 for one complete game including the 50% of it that's locked away behind 15 dollar map packs or "additional" chapters.

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PartyGavinParty

<< LINK REMOVED >> "82 features you can only get with gold!"

"Where is the value with gold?"

Did you purposely try to sound like an idiot?

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Consoles aren't future proof. The PS4 and XB1 are both made on hardware that is already 2 years old, which unlike a PC will not age well. Computers aren't future proof either. That's just the way it works.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >> 82 free features on XB1 that don't exist and are probably still subject to change in the next 3 weeks.

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@Grenadeh @haze0986 thats too pricy for alot of people though....ssd alone would thwart people from getting a rig together, now i can build a pc for 400 bucks thats only gonna make low settings to mid, but its cheaping yourself out so you might as well buy the 1100 dollar pc which is too much well for me it is

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No one does. It's incomprehensible why Microsoft would push the same OS, which was clearly made for tablets and phones, on computers. People just don't use touchscreen monitors or all in one computers.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Here we go with console kids who don't understand computers, as ancient as they are. A mid-range PC (maybe 1100 dollars) from 2010 will still run every game released at high graphics, most at ultra graphics. BF4 is the first game that truly makes older gaming PCs groan.

You don't have to spend 500 dollars. Let's assume you had to upgrade at all. You can easily drop less than 200 dollars for a new video card every 3 or 4 years and be set.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> atleast its not an exact clone. i never understood microsoft making a mobile os for pc and consoles

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't like the Win8 tile interface and I scoff at anyone who does but I find it's implementation in XB to at least be navigable. On 8 it's just garbage.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i have to agree with you on that, it is uglier than anything and slow, but its simple which i like when it comes to a UI, xbox is simple too but i got bored with the UI and then they made it a win 8 clone which is unforgivable to me.

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @BorgMind00 @Grenadeh I can verify this on CODMW2 with XBL. Nothing but kids. Always. On the same note, in TLOU multiplayer, nothing but hipsters and college kids who never shut the hell up and don't even talk about the game - they just talk about nonsense.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm on your side. I avoid PS3 for multi-plats, I find XMB atrocious. There's nothing unforgivable about the layout itself, but the speed is no better than the PS2 interface.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> im getting my comments mixed, but i found my xbox live experience mediocre and riddled with kids , and i mean complete bombardment, it wasnt pleasurable for me. i got plus to test out the service ill be getting for ps4 and i cant lie i dont think xbox has a chance at competing. ps4 infrastructure hasnt been used by consumers yet so we dont know whos online is better at the moment

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> If you would take a sec and read my post above, you would see that I am not denying that. Like I said before, I pay for PS+ for the game offering which I characterized as rentals but the overall service of PS+ versus XBL, SONY is still playing catch-up. I'm pretty sure it's not just me but when a game came out on the current gen, 8 out of 10 times I got it for the Xbox if it was cross platform, simply because the XBL interface is better

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> here we go with pc dickheads swearing they run the gaming world smh i play on console because its flat out more enjoyable. nuff said, im not paying 500 dollars every 3 years for anything new on console, and what does it take to future proof pc, ?? a big ass bank account

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @Grenadeh It was anything but a fantastic game. Maybe for console peasants who don't know what the first 3 good battlefield games were like and don't have a reference point. I guess you did get BF2, BC1, and BC2. Still a monumentally different experience than playing it on PC.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> no you just didnt understand me, xbox does what without xbox gold? hardly anything at all.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> your opinion on bf3 isnt fact i have bf3 in my ps3 as we speak and it was a fantastic game before nerfing the guns for noobs.

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That didn't even make sense. Outside of stealing one, everyone is paying to use their console so to speak.


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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i get that if by some chance it ran out id have to reup my sub, my main point is the value which ps plus gives and gold doesnt

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @Grenadeh If you've played BF3 as much as I have in a clan, you would puke at the prospect of even purchasing that game at a discount. It's the worst battlefield game to date. Ask anyone who actually plays it - worst client-side lazy hit detection imaginable, not to mention complete lack of balance on many of the weapons.

Even BF4 beta, which was flat out broken, was better than BF3.

Uncharted 1, 2, and 3 were good for one playthrough. Maybe two if you didn't do it on Hard the first time. Uncharted 1 and 3 certainly aren't worth money. They were good games, for a 1 time play through, cinematic story experience equivalent to paying to see all three separate Indiana Jones movies. Frankly those were worth more.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> im not letting my sub run out because im getting a ps4, its mandatory to play online, the free games are just that, they are free , you can call it how you want but when i open and setup my ps4, i can do things like surf the internet i paid for for free and watch my netflix for free and use my game dvr for free i can voice chat and videocall for free all of it for free, f2p games are behind xbox live gold for **** sake

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You are "renting" because if your subscription does run out, you can no longer use it. I understand you don't let that happen but if you did, you can no longer run the software. That's why it's renting. It's not a difficult concept to understand.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> so to you bf3 is shitty the uncharteds are shitty? and they total 8 dollars? lolol

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @Grenadeh It is renting. "I don't let my sub run out" (I don't - except that one time which was an accident because they just didn't charge me again) is the equivalent to being forced to pay for those games if you ever want to play them again after not touching them for months - when you could purchase them for dirt cheap.

It's the very epitome of renting, you're paying money to keep using something that you don't legally own.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> pay to play online, whats xbox again pay to use your console?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i dont see it as a rental service the quotes were for you people claiming its renting. i dont let my sub run out so therefore i dont rent them at all. i get games across 3 platforms, ps4 to come clearly but you get my point, xbox might have a better infrastructure but gold isnt worth the money.....you cant even videochat without gold, you cant use the built in game dvr without gold, you cant surf the net you paid for without gold, anybody defending xbox live is straight foolish

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed, As it turns out SONY is adopting the same policy (pay to play multiplayer) when it comes to the PS4.

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @Grenadeh What makes that paying for itself? 2 shitty games, 1 good game, and 1 mobile shitty game? You're saying that 8 dollars for 2 months of PS+ is paying for itself. I'm pretty certain you could redbox or gamefly that crap for the same price or comparable.

I really don't know, excluding PS+ I don't rent things. I use the waning power of my American dollar to take risks as a consumer and find out if games suck or not. It makes no difference to me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> it really doesnt pay for itself? you really just said me downloading saints row 3 bf3 uncharted 3 uncharted golden abyss for my vita aswell doesnt pay for itself????

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Grenadeh

@BorgMind00 @haze0986 @Grenadeh @jasongm The games are the only reason I got Plus. Games that for the most part I haven't even had time to play. Now to be fair, XBLG is a paywall. You can't multiplayer without it. So I bought it because I had to.

They didn't add most of the features for years. Cloud saves on XBLG didn't even exist until 2011.

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well, if you want to rent your games, then fine but realize that you are paying for it. SONY likes to tell you they're free which they aren't. Like I said, if it wasn't for the rentals, I wouldn't have PS+. I've had XBL since day one before they had their game offering. Quality over quantity any and every time. I'll gladly give credit where due but service wise, SONY is still playing catch-up. The infrastructure just isn't there yet

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >> It really doesn't. You could rent all those games and get the exact same experience, or borrow them from actual real people. All PS+ gives you that you can't do yourself is cloud saves.

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@Grenadeh @haze0986 @BorgMind00 @jasongm free games that noone downloads? assassins creed 2? halo 3? id rather pay for a "rental" service that gives me recent games. and yes xbox live is a rippoff, 82 free features locked if you dont have gold, yea your right thats not a ripoff... where is the value??? my ps plus sub pays for itself in what like 2 months?

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Grenadeh

@haze0986 @BorgMind00 @jasongm Yes giving you actual free games that are permanently yours, that's a ripoff. PSN is unstable and squirrely as hell compared to XBL. GWG wasn't a part of Xbox Live for the past 8 years. It is brand new, it has nothing to do with the price you pay for Gold other than the fact that you get this extra crap with gold.

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Dracaroni

EWWW ps plus just takes a crap on this

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mbounce88

lol terrible games. And its not like most of us have massive HD drives to keep this up. I for one am not purchasing a new hd drive to play the crap thats been coming out on gold

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BorgMind00

<< LINK REMOVED >> Once you "purchase" it. You can delete it and re-download it whenever you want.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >> How is your HD full? I have a 250 gb and have for 3 years - still have 140 gb free. Don't buy digital on XBL, it's not worth it. Seriously. They charge easily 2x what you can pay for a copy at the store.

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jaoman69

wow and i thought games for gold couldnt get any worse

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DiamondDM13

I never heard of those...

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Jasbro

<< LINK REMOVED >> Go donate some food then instead complaining about it on here, or better yet stop paying for your internet service and use that money towards a charity.

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Chaz456

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Take a look at that and think twice about how stupid you truly are.

I do donate at the end of every month to charity as I am fortunate enough to make enough money to do so. You and everyone else on here should think about how fortunate they are about being able to bitch and moan about getting a free game. It is growing rather tiresome seeing this shit all the time. I am getting sick and tired of some gamers being a bunch of whiny spoiled brats.

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Jasbro

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> So because you (claim to) donate and most other people on here probably do not you have the right to tell people what they can and cannot complain about?.


Tell me, does your donated money help everyone in need because you do know there are worse things going on in this world than starvation, child abuse and slavery, daily rape for hundreds maybe thousands of women, and if it doesnt why not, do they rank too low on your charity meter?.

I respect anyone that gives money to a worthy charity but i also hate people that use that as a so called right to ridicule and call people stupid for bitching about silly things, thats what the internet is for and there are far worse things complain about than what free games they get.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I donate money to charity every thursday (FOR GAMES!!!!!!!!) so I shall bitch if I choose to about free games, which I do about PS+ EU being favored.