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Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for February, and it seems that we've got a pretty solid month ahead of us. As is usually the case, Xbox One owners will be getting four games in February, as the two Xbox 360 titles are backwards compatible with the console. There's a bit of something for everything this month, whether you're into multiplayer, classic games, or even Star Wars.

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Two Xbox Live Games with Gold freebies are live a day early

Two Xbox Live Games with Gold freebies are live a day early

January is set to be a pretty big month for Xbox Live's Games with Gold, but it appears that you don't need to wait for the calendar to roll over to 2019 before you can get to playing. Microsoft has sent a couple of the month's games live a little bit early, meaning you can start playing them right away. One of those games is Celeste, which is definitely the headliner for January.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January includes one of the best games of 2018

Xbox Games with Gold for January includes one of the best games of 2018

Microsoft is going start strong with Xbox Live's Games with Gold in 2019. The company has announced the line-up of free games for January, and among the roster is one of 2018's best games: Celeste. If you're a fan of challenging platformers and you own an Xbox One, you'll definitely want to download Celeste while it's free next month.

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Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

At this point, Minecraft seems like one of those evergreen games that isn't going anywhere, but today the journey is coming to an end for some folks playing on older consoles. 4J Studios, which has handled porting and maintenance duties on Minecraft for a variety of platforms, has announced that work has wrapped on the Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

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Xbox Games with Gold December 2018 lineup includes Dragon Age II

Xbox Games with Gold December 2018 lineup includes Dragon Age II

Microsoft has revealed its Xbox Games with Gold lineup for December 2018. The company is offering subscribers a total of four games with a collective retail value of around $60. All four games are supported by the Xbox One, and two of them can also be played on the older Xbox 360 console. As always, Xbox console owners will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to get the free titles.

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Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

With the end of October upon us, it's time to look forward to all the free games coming up in November through Xbox Live Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. You Xbox One owners are actually in for a treat in November, as Battlefield 1 will be headlining the free games on offer. Its appearance on Games With Gold likely isn't a coincidence, as Battlefield 5 is set to release on November 20.

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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

July is literally less than a day away now, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers are about to have several new games to add to their collection for free. Microsoft has just announced the lineup of titles included in the Games with Gold program for July 2018, consisting of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, as usual, with the latter two titles also playable on the Xbox One hardware thanks to backwards compatibility.

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Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft is available on a truly impressive number of platforms, but it won't be long now before Mojang and Microsoft drop some of them from their update schedule. Though there was some question as to whether or not Minecraft's incoming Update Aquatic would make it to legacy consoles, Microsoft has confirmed that it will. Unfortunately, this will be the last significant update we'll see for many of those older platforms, so those playing on them should prepare for the end.

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Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Microsoft has revealed the May 2018 lineup of free games available through the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Xbox Live Gold subscribers are treated to four titles each month; two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, with the latter pair being backward compatible with the Xbox One. There's several great games in lineup, including the highly acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Microsoft just made an exciting announcement for long-term Xbox fans: it'll be bringing another 19 classic titles to its latest and greatest console, these joining the half a dozen more Xbox 360 games added today. These titles will be added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog some time this month, Microsoft says, bringing with them Xbox One X Enhancements in some cases.

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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Just as Sony is detailing the free PlayStation Plus game for April today, Microsoft is doing the same for the free titles that will be offered through Xbox Live's Games with Gold. Like all of the months before, Microsoft will be handing out four games in total: two each for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 titles, as always, will be backward compatible with Xbox One, meaning that Xbox One players will net four free games should they want to dedicate the bandwidth to downloading all of them.

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Xbox Live Gold is free for all this weekend

Xbox Live Gold is free for all this weekend

These days, it's tough to avoid paying to play video games online unless you happen to be playing on PC. Prompted by the rise of Xbox Live Gold in the Xbox 360/PS3 era, Microsoft, Sony, and now even Nintendo either have implemented or will be implementing systems that require you to pay to play online multiplayer. Though there probably aren't very many Xbox owners who don't have an Xbox Live subscription at this point, Microsoft has a new promotion for those hold outs who remain.

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