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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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

I never heard of those games in my life but I will download them to try them out. Thanks MS.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> As your avatar suggests, easy come easy go. Especially with those two game. At least you aren't out any money.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

I get gold 1 yr for dirt cheap so I'm not bitching if its free. This Avatar was not my idea, I'm still trying to change it.

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Grenadeh

@EasyComeEasyGo I feel your pain bro. I "Fixed" mine 3 god damn times already and it WAS working, but it keeps reverting to blank. Evidently you aren't allowed to use copyrighted content or something (Doom space marine) even though EVERYONE's avatar is. Hell if I know, I give up.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> Surface? That you?

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

But you was not, I got you. lol

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Riddick123

@EasyComeEasyGo I actually wasn't trying to insult you. Sorry. Which is new for me.

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x-2tha-z

OMG, it gets worse. I didn't think that was possible. Decembers games will probably be Joust and Pacman

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hey, Joust and Pacman be good games.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No because it's tennis. Pong is 1 step above brick breaker.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Living past 45 would be one.

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Cause you always lost.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> LOL you mean actual Tennis. :)

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Rofl I don't think Pong was ever good tbh.

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Riddick123

Kelflings any good?

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >> No.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> Thank you. I will not corrupt my bandwidth with it.

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The_Gaming_Baby

How generous...

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hm. I think that was sarcasm.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> You sure? :)

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johns30002

WTF are these 2 garbage games? I honest to god have never heard of either lol.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Do you even...ah shit I could find an ift word.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Couldn't. Shit! My Englishes....they are failing me.

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mariokart64fan

oh and you cant comparevpsn plus because your just renting those you lose them if you cancel

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >> Seems like you're trying to convince yourself.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I hear multiple reports that you can in fact keep the games. Some say you have to delete them and then like redownload them - to do some weird tricking of the system. Some say no. I did actually fail to renew my PS+ one time but I didn't realize it and didn't try to play the games, had renewed it within 5 minutes.

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yes. But you can delete that from your drive and redownload it if you ever resubscribe.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> So if you cancel and then never renew, you have 250 gb of locked content right? Or whatever, just an example.

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RicanV

<< LINK REMOVED >> You just have to have an active subscription. Anything you download remains yours for the duration of your subscription. If you cancel and renew later, you will still have it.

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mariokart64fan

finally something i dont own

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tjkraz

IMO hard to pass judgement on Games with Gold until they're about a year in.

Look at the first year of Playstation Plus: Critter Crunch, Mushroom Wars, Zen Pinball, Shatter, Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, Sam & Max Devil's Playhouse, Lead & Gold, Digger HD. These are all $5-7 cheapies served up one per month.

They didn't start to impress until 2012 with true AAA releases like Far Cry 2, Infamous 2, LBP 2...

We'll see where things stand in another year. Give MS some time to work deals with studios (albeit, if they're willing to spend the $$$) and see the quality of the PS4 freebies.

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sakaiXx

@tjkraz lol its not about comparing PS+ free games on its first year,you should look at how Microsoft react n catch sony on the current game list they are releasing . So far not seeing it

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tjkraz

<< LINK REMOVED >> Games with Gold is obviously a reaction to PS+. But it's not realistic to expect MS to hit the ground running with AAA titles. Sony took 2 years to hit its stride.

A long-time PS+ member who has built up an extensive library obviously has some devotion to PS+. But to someone choosing between PS+ and GwG today, I think Dead Rising 2, Assassin's Creed 2, Fable, 3, Halo 3, Rainbow Six, Iron Brigade and others stack up pretty well against PS+ recent offerings. They are older titles, for sure. Value is going to vary greatly depending upon what the individual gamer owns. I've owned Xbox 360 since shortly after launch, but have only played 2 of the games listed above.

Not to mention the fact that the GWG titles are permanently owned while PS+ requires ongoing membership.

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Grenadeh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Depending on continent too. EU is getting good titles while we got shafted last month, more or less. Past 2 months really.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> I got Fable 3, but you know that.

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Grenadeh

@famos_ga I have quite a few games in my collection now about which I'd say the same. ORC, oh god, two copies - one was cheap though. Deus Ex HR, RE6 and I paid for archives version which literally only had 2 games I didn't own, RECVX HD and RE6. And I already had two copies of CVX just not the "HD", what a joke that was.

Woe is me, QQ, etc.

I try to avoid killing the colonial guards in AC3. I play a game where I do something illegal and they chase me around and then I'm like "YOU MADE ME DO THIS! IM ON YOUR SIDE!"

The brits, sure, I slaughtered them. Sorry current Britons, they has to pay.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I haven't even played it. My teens love it. Of course they go on a rampage and destroy a whole village. I was like...why..why do you need to slaughter everyone? Told them to chill out or I would delete it. Meanwhile they watch me destroy a whole city full of guards on AC3. I am a great parent.

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duhNeighbour

Feels like someone is cleaning their attic or closet and gives away crap or old stuff everybody have for free.

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fanirama

I stopped after the excellent but very old 2006 version of Rainbow Six which I'd already played a lot. I didn't bother downloading Halo or whatever was before it.

I also am not going to renew my Xbox Gold for next year. I don't see much point in Gold these days.

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KliCks83

<< LINK REMOVED >> updates, dlc, general acces to Netflix, and espn, plus it will xfer to xboxone I belive. that keeps me going. plus big Halo fan but will play COD too and most of my fellow COD players are not going with XboxOne right now.

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AndrewV29

<< LINK REMOVED >> well you must suck at online multiplayer then...and for that I feel bad for you...everyone can't have half a brain to kill someone on halo, gears, gta 5, cod, etc.

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kennythomas26

<< LINK REMOVED >> no you get to keep everything you have purchased on gold you do not have re-buy anything weather you are gold or silver or what ever it is called now.

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Riddick123

<< LINK REMOVED >> ^

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jetjetjaguar

Hey, I'm not loving the MS offerings but to be fair the Sony titles are mainly "a crap storm of meh" with a few great finds every now and then because I missed a particular title or series. Maybe MS just needs to up the number of games and make sure they work in at least one title from all the big game series. Giving away Forza 2 or 3 isn't going to kill sales of 5, it will juice them.

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Grenadeh

@jetjetjaguar I think where that's concerned, PS+ has the advantage of having 3 systems to offer games for whereas Xbox has one. Four now because of PS4, while MS still toes the "Ehhh i dunno you guyzzzz" line about continuing GWG beyond the release of Xbox One. So by sheer volume PS+ offers more games for more systems, and you also have like 3 months or some ridiculous amount of time to DL them.

Not that they have offered shit for PSP since like February.