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Xbox Free Games with Gold brings Superhot and more in March

Xbox Free Games with Gold brings Superhot and more in March

Microsoft has announced the free games that will be available in March 2018 for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As in the past, the games will be staggered throughout the month leading into mid-April. There are four titles for the Xbox One, two of which are also available on the Xbox 360. While the lineup is decent all around, the most notable among the games is Trials of the Blood Dragon.

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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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Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

That time of the month is once again upon us: Microsoft has revealed which games will be available to Xbox Live subscribers under its Games with Gold program. This time around we see a total of four games, two for the Xbox One console, as well as one for the Xbox 360 plus one an Arcade title. Which game is best among the group is debatable, but all of them are great options.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

With the arrival of 2018 will come the year's first selection of Xbox's free Games with Gold. Microsoft today revealed a new group of games that will be available for free to anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. Since Xbox Live Gold is a requirement if you want to play multiplayer games, we're guessing that most Xbox owners will get to partake in these freebies.

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These Xbox One Black Friday deals kick off today

These Xbox One Black Friday deals kick off today

We've known about Microsoft's Black Friday deals for a few days now, but today the company revealed the sales it has in store for games purchased digitally through Xbox Live. A lot of these discounts seem pretty solid on their own, but there are extra perks if you happen to be subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. For Gold members, the sales begin today - four days before they go live for everyone else - and on top of that, they'll get deeper discounts than those who aren't subscribed to Gold.

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Skyrim: Special Edition is free to play on Xbox One and PC this weekend

Skyrim: Special Edition is free to play on Xbox One and PC this weekend

If you're one of the six people left on Earth who haven't played Skyrim yet, then Microsoft, Valve, and Bethesda have some very exciting news for you. Skyrim: Special Edition will be free to play this weekend on Xbox One and Steam, giving you the chance to dive into the cold, harsh lands of Skyrim at no initial cost. This free weekend is already underway, so you can download the game now and start playing right away.

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Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ August 2017 lineup: Bayonetta and more

Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ August 2017 lineup: Bayonetta and more

It's that time of the month again -- Microsoft has taken the wraps off the games that will be available under its 'Games with Gold' program. The August 2017 lineup will be comprised of four titles total, all of them for the Xbox One with two that also support the older Xbox 360 console. Availability will be staggered throughout the month, in some cases persisting through mid-September.

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Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

While Xbox Live is a fairly feature-rich service, one important feature that has been notably absent is the ability to gift games with your friends. Xbox players have been asking for it too -for years on end at this point. It seems like those requests will soon be answered, as Xbox executive Mike Ybarra has indicated that Microsoft is close to implementing game gifting.

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Xbox Game Pass released today [it’s basically Netflix for games]

Xbox Game Pass released today [it’s basically Netflix for games]

This week the folks at Microsoft behind the Xbox One have released the Netflix subscription model in a game program called Xbox Game Pass. As revealed earlier this year, Xbox Game Pass allows the subscriber to access "over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games" for right around $10 a month. It's easy to envision a service such as this replacing the traditional one-time-cost model that's been in place since the beginning of games - save the additional barrier in-between there and here.

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The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

Microsoft has announced Xbox Live's Games with Gold for the month of May, and Star Wars fans will want to take note. May's selection of free games includes not one but two Star Wars titles, likely as a way to celebrate Star Wars day on May 4th. If you missed out on these Star Wars games the first time around, this is a good chance to pick them up.

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Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

If you're one of the millions of people who have a Gamertag through Xbox Live, you should know that soon they'll come with expiration dates. Starting September 15, any Gamertag that goes five years without being used will expire, re-entering the pool of available Gamertags for anyone to claim. With the Xbox brand turning 15 years old in November, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and now we have a date for when the policy concerning Gamertags will change.

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Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

A tweeted suggestion led to a petition recommendation, and that petition recommendation led to a surprise announcement: Xbox Live will offer wheelchair avatars in the future, and it sounds like the feature isn't a long way off. The wheelchair avatar plans were first confirmed in a tweet by Phil Spencer, who said, “No petition needed, we hear you. This is something that we’ve already look at, not far off." A couple sample photos of the avatars were also shared.

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