Xbox Free Games With Gold Revealed for July

Now you can be an assassin pirate for free.

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Microsoft has announced that Games With Gold will now include two new Xbox One games every month starting in July, and revealed the latest crop of new titles.

Xbox Games With Gold program has steadily gotten better since it began, and July's offerings are pretty great. Among the new titles are Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for Xbox One and Gears of War 3 for Xbox 360.

If you are an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can pick up the following games for free during the upcoming month:

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Considering the recently announced Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 games, it's a good idea to pick up the 360 offerings this month. Even though these specific games aren't playable yet on the Xbox One, Microsoft is planning to roll out greater support as the service becomes more widely available this fall.

Which games interest you? Let us know in the comments.

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The only thing that can keep an erection down after 3 viagras have been popped is the image of the hideous VCR that is the X1.

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LordOssiss

@elmdreamer: You beat off to electronics? Damn, man, that's one fucked up fetish.

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tanerb

for the first time I actually downloaded a game for xbox 1 with live program

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BrandonLatzig

sigh..can no one wait until the fall for the backwards compatibility..haha

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mjack70

Good choice, I'll be picking up Black Flag.

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BSford

Finally a good month. Bonus, I'll be sure to grab those Xbox 360 titles as well for when they're added to the backwards compatibility list. That means essentially 4 games a month for free!!!!!! WHAT!?

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Mi_Hung_Lo

You can already get Titanfall and BF4 for XB1 if you have EA Access which is cheaper than XBL @ $30 a year for unlimited use and access to all DLC.

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ElFlechero

@mi_hung_lo: But then you couldn't play titanfall because you need XBL for multiplayer and titanfall is a multiplayer only game...

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FanboyMan

@mi_hung_lo: It's not the same, you need Xbox live Gold to play games online, you don't need EA access for anything ( not a bad deal just not necessary )

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ahiller4132

I think they should do like titanfall, battlefield 4, or watchdogs because those are older for the cosole and much more fun. I ink its kind of dumb that they did ac4 because most of the community already has it from buying it or getting it in the bundle

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rosinmonkekyx17

@ahiller4132: hahaha. You're funny... You think mircrosoft would put a recent game on it's games for gold list? You're dreaming

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ahiller4132

@rosinmonkekyx17: They could do battlefield or titanfall because those games came out in 2013 when the xbox cam out just as assassins creed did

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rosinmonkekyx17

@ahiller4132: No... Just no...

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coreyr84

Somebody smart finally working at Xbox now.

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hypgnosis

Figures, the first Triple A game they release for free on xbox one is a game I just bought a month ago. Oh well. Other than that I'm claiming the other 3 games. It is a good idea to get the 360 games now because most if not all of them will be compatible on xbox one soon.

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rosinmonkekyx17

@onixevil: Did you just say Xbox graphics are better?

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puggy_goodness

@onixevil: no, just no.

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Vubz

I cant believe people even bitch at this. There giving you free games, who cares what they are. Don be so picky there are some great games out there. This is also a great way for indie games to get big. #givegamesachance

-Vub

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ahiller4132

@vubz: people only get mad because a whole te of peeps have it already and its the first time they release a big game for free. they wanted a better game and one that new people could get that is a lot more popular

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Vodoo

I just bought AC: Unity for my XB1 and AC: Rogue for my 360. Hopefully by now they got all the bugs out of Unity. Plus I read it runs much better for the XB1 version than the PS4 version.

I was able to find sealed Limited Editions (the pre-order versions) of BOTH games for $50 TOTAL! Rogue was $20 and Unity was $30. No tax, no shipping. Can't beat those prices and it was only 2 weeks ago.

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jtmck

@Vodoo: lol, you paid $30 for Unity. Tool.

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Vodoo

@jtmck: No, I paid $30 for a sealed, physical, limited edition copy with dlc. I've never played Unity and all its bugs should be fixed by now. Not to mention that the XB1 version was the best playing version. $30 isn't a lot of money in my world. So who's the tool now, junior?

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Mi_Hung_Lo

@Vodoo: Dont pay attention to him. He's just a jackass trying to look cool on the internet

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GraveUypo

how lucky am i? i was just talking with a friend about re-buying gears of war 3 for when backwards compatibility is a thing.

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Con_Wars

@GraveUypo: I bought a physical copy three months ago for five dollars but i'm glad its a free download so I won't have to put in a disc to play

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whiteboy167

Can someone invite me to a preview member invitation? Please ? gamer tag is whiteboii167

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Vodoo

@whiteboy167: It doesn't work that way with the Preview Program for the XB1. You can only be invited by Microsoft. I am a Preview member and never got any invitations to give out to anyone, and if I did, it was when the program first began 6 months after the console launched. But I'm 99% positive it had to come directly from Microsoft.

I was asked because I did the 360's Preview stuff they offered once in a while. But they tie your consoles ID# to the Preview Program so only specific systems are allowed to run the updated software. You also have to report any bugs, flaws, misspellings, ect... that you come across.

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jpsaply

@Vodoo said:

@whiteboy167: It doesn't work that way with the Preview Program for the XB1. You can only be invited by Microsoft. I am a Preview member and never got any invitations to give out to anyone, and if I did, it was when the program first began 6 months after the console launched. But I'm 99% positive it had to come directly from Microsoft.

I was asked because I did the 360's Preview stuff they offered once in a while. But they tie your consoles ID# to the Preview Program so only specific systems are allowed to run the updated software. You also have to report any bugs, flaws, misspellings, ect... that you come across.

How long ago was that? I found this on there site...

"How do I sign up for the Xbox One Preview program?

The Preview program is by invitation only. If your friends are already in the program, they can invite you by using the Invite friends page in the Xbox Preview Dashboard app."

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/system/xbox-update-preview-faq#529e9e811dbb4bcdade7dcaff14a4858

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Vodoo

@jpsaply: You're probably right. I've personally never seen that because you have to go into a specific app to access that and I've never found any useful info in that app. Has anybody sent you an invite yet then? If not, I'll try to send you one Monday.

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Kiddcyr

@Vodoo: Before I was invited I had to go to xbox live and friend the person in the preview program to be able to get in preview program. Then you have to wait for Microsoft to enroll you & if your accepted you have to leave feedback on monthly updates try new features rate them etc..

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Fordy269

Would anyone be willing to send me a preview member invitation? Much appreciated

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skrilla99

Beat it as a launch title on my PS4. I've been wanting to give it another go so I'll def be picking up for the X1 and gobble up those achievements.

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crazeon

Wow they actually have non-indie games for free this time, and even decent ones at that.

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KkDrummer

I think most of you are missing the announcement of 2 games every month from now on which is awesome!

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APB

@bbdavo55: It's 60$ year.... that's 5$ a month. (even less if you find it cheaper at amazon or something) For a stable well run set of gaming servers that gives you 2 games a month that is a pretty good deal. If you get 1-2 games in a year that you like it basically pays for itself.

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Vodoo

@apb: I have been buying my 12-month Gold subscriptions for around $35 from the same seller on Ebay for about 7yrs now. He also sells PS+ 12-month pre-paid cards as well but they're about $40-$45. Sony must not give their retailers much profit from selling pre-paid cards. I'm also a 12yr XBL Gold subscriber (since it started on the original Xbox) and NEVER, NOT ONCE, have I paid more than $40 for a 12 month subscription. NEVER.

Even though the PS+ retails for less than XBL, it's much harder to find it for a cheaper price. But Ebay is the way to go for both. I'd list the seller but every time I do, the Gamespot hit squad mods delete my posts for trying to help gamers get a good deal.

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VakarianGirl

@apb: +2

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starwarsfan123

That's great! i played it on my 360 when it was free now i can finish the game on the Xbone

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noladem504

@starwarsfan123: you'd have to start over. Not that thats a bad thing.

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VakarianGirl

@noladem504: Not necessarily - apparently you can export your save files to the Cloud on the 360 and pick them up on the X1. Although, I tried this with Mass Effect and can't figure out how to make it work. -_-

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Vodoo

@VakarianGirl: Maybe that feature hasn't been implemented yet.

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3CupsofFlower

Holy crap, I almost bought Black Flag for X1. I love Black Flag, it was freaking awesome on the 360. I would not mind replaying the game on the Xbox One.

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corteztheg

@3cupsofflower: i hope my stats on the companion app carries over to the xbox one.

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Strafeyy

@3cupsofflower: It looked stunning on Xbone man, seriously.

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tanerb

Finally something good coming in X1