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Latest Xbox Live Free Play Days promo sets the stage for Sega’s Lost Judgment

Latest Xbox Live Free Play Days promo sets the stage for Sega’s Lost Judgment

Microsoft is making another batch of games free through its Xbox Live Free Play Days promo this weekend. This week's trio doesn't seem to have much of a uniting theme, but it does feature Sega's Judgment in a clear nod to a certain upcoming release. We're also seeing the return of a Free Play Days veteran in this weekend's lineup.

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Latest Xbox Free Play Days weekend has a little something for everyone

Latest Xbox Free Play Days weekend has a little something for everyone

The weekend is nearly here, and as it does every once in a while, Microsoft has kicked off another Free Play Days promotion. As always, three games have gone entirely free-to-play for the duration of the weekend, with discounts available for those who decide to buy once the free weekend is up. However, keep in mind that you'll need to be subscribed to Xbox Live Gold to participate in this Free Play Days promo.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2021 taps two classic titles

Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2021 taps two classic titles

With September nearly here, today Microsoft revealed the four games that will be up for grabs through Xbox Live Games with Gold. As always, these four games will be free to claim to anyone who has an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and players will have continued access to them for as long as they remain subscribed. The four free games for September cover many different genres, so there's a little something for everyone.

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Far Cry 5 headlines new Xbox Free Play Days this weekend

Far Cry 5 headlines new Xbox Free Play Days this weekend

Microsoft has another Free Play Days weekend coming at us this week, and some interesting titles are included in this promotion. As always, these Free Play Days weekends are open only to those who have Xbox Live Gold (which includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers). If you try a game out and decide that you like it, you can buy it at a discount, but only for a limited time while the Free Play Days promotion is ongoing.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

It seems that the great minds at Sony and Microsoft were indeed thinking alike today because just as Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus games for August, Microsoft did the same thing for Xbox Live Games with Gold. The Games with Gold lineup is arguably more compelling than the PlayStation Plus lineup for August, as Games with Gold has some very familiar names available for free next month.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2021 brings back a crude classic

Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2021 brings back a crude classic

It's very nearly July, and that means there's a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold right around the corner. Microsoft revealed what that next round of free games is today, and though there aren't any particularly big titles in the lineup, there is one game that's sure to please fans of a certain obscene, alcoholic squirrel.

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Overwatch headlines new Xbox Free Play Days weekend

Overwatch headlines new Xbox Free Play Days weekend

Microsoft is hosting another Free Play Days event on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, making a handful of games free-to-play for the weekend. There are three games up for grabs this time, and they cover a pretty wide range of genres between them. This Free Play Days weekend is headlined by none other than Overwatch, which rolled out a cross-play beta earlier this week.

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Xbox live outage hits store, digital games, cloud gaming, downloads

Xbox live outage hits store, digital games, cloud gaming, downloads

In the afternoon of May 6, 2021, Microsoft had a few issues in play with Xbox games. They showed a "major outage" occurring in their "store & subscriptions" section of Xbox Status readouts, as well as "limited" issues with games & gaming as well as Cloud Gaming. Launching games will be limited until this is fixed, and you won't likely be able to purchase new games until Microsoft figures out what their deal is.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2021 serve up fantasy board games, island nations

Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2021 serve up fantasy board games, island nations

We're quickly closing in on May, and that means a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold are on the way. Today, Microsoft revealed the games it will offer for free next month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As always, there will be two games from the Xbox One era and two games from previous generations that are playable through backward compatibility.

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Microsoft just made multiplayer free in a bunch of games

Microsoft just made multiplayer free in a bunch of games

Microsoft has been charging for multiplayer through Xbox Live Gold since the days of the Xbox 360, but today it's making a major change to the way that works. Earlier in the year, in response to pushback over a planned Xbox Live Gold price hike, Microsoft announced that not only would Xbox Live Gold subscriptions stay at the same cost, but also that it would start allowing online multiplayer in free-to-play games without an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Today, Microsoft did as it promised, enabling free online multiplayer in a ton of free-to-play games.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for April put us in the boots of Vikings and truck drivers

Xbox Live Games with Gold for April put us in the boots of Vikings and truck drivers

April is nearly upon us, which means today Microsoft revealed a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. While April doesn't seem like it's going to be some kind of bang-up month for the service, there will still be some interesting games up for grabs. At the very least, we can expect a pretty wide collection of genres on offer in April.

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Xbox begins testing unlocked multiplayer in free-to-play games

Xbox begins testing unlocked multiplayer in free-to-play games

If you've always thought it was strange that you still need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox consoles, then we've got some good news for you: it looks like that requirement will soon be gone. As promised earlier in the year, Microsoft has started testing functionality that will allow Xbox users play multiplayer in free-to-play games without requiring an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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