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The Xbox One’s first Games With Gold are now live

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Xbox 360 owners who subscribe to Xbox Live gold have up until recently, been getting pretty lacklustre, old games for free as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold – but at least they’ve been getting games. Xbox One owners haven’t been quite as lucky, getting the digital equivalent of Darryn’s sex life every month. This month, that changes – and the first two games for Xbox One owners are now live.

If you possess an Xbox One, you can now download two games on the house. Before you get too excited, they’re not exactly exceptional games – though to be fait, neither are the PS4 games available on PlayStation Plus.

SpartanAssault

Right now, you can download the micro-transaction addled Halo: Spartan Assault  and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood for nothing. Halo Spartan Assault is a top-down shooter set between Halo 3 and 4, and features a campaign of over 30 missions that the game, laughably, wants you to pay real-world money to buy weapons for.

MAx

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is an action-adventure, puzzle-filled platformer that has you drawing things with a magical marker in order to traverse hazard-filled levels to save your brother.

As with PlayStation Plus, you can actually add these games to your library without actually owning an Xbox One, so if you subscribe to gold, you may as well grab these while they’re available. Unfortunately. those with South African Xbox Live accounts won’t be able to take advantage here, as they’ll be greeted with a message saying “The Xbox One Games Store is not supported in your region at this time.”

If you have a US or UK account though, here’s where to go to add these games to your libraries.

Last Updated: June 4, 2014

40 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 4, 2014 at 09:18

    So, has anyone bought anything off the Origin sales yet?

    Been thinking about it, but not sure yet

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  2. Umar's Crown

    June 4, 2014 at 09:19

    “Ugh this is ridiculous. F PS+ for the crap PS4 games.” …

    “Ugh this is ridiculous. F Gold for the crap X1 games.” …

    Entitled gamers these days

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 4, 2014 at 09:25

      I know right?

      Reply

      • Umar's Crown

        June 4, 2014 at 09:25

        PS 4 PS+ will pick up eventually though

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 4, 2014 at 09:27

          What do they expect by now after seven months? Killzone: Shadow Fall? I know that PS+ gives us newish games but not games that are only seven months old.

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          • Umar's Crown

            June 4, 2014 at 09:40

            Killzone will probably come soon, but it’s still new like you said. Every month it’s the same complaints , sigh….

        • Hammersteyn

          June 4, 2014 at 09:28

          Also I bet most who complains doesn’t own a PS3 hence they can’t double down on free games. Or triple down if they own a Vita

          Reply

  3. HvR - THE Average GAmer

    June 4, 2014 at 09:28

    PS4 +controller R5999 today only takealot. PS4 controller R799.

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 4, 2014 at 09:29

      There’s a new model PS4 on the way. Explains the price cut.

      Reply

      • Xcalibersa

        June 4, 2014 at 09:54

        They are making small changes to the wifi and bluetooth… would not call that a new model.

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        • HvR - THE Average GAmer

          June 4, 2014 at 10:00

          Since it is hardware changes (even minor) they will get as many other cost saving in there as well.

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 4, 2014 at 09:29

      I’m so happy the PS4 controllers almost cost the same as the PS3 controllers

      Reply

      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 4, 2014 at 09:30

        normal price R889, today only R799.

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 4, 2014 at 09:31

      *PS: Stock is not limited.

      Reply

      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 4, 2014 at 09:36

        PPS: Stock in cape town.

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 4, 2014 at 09:34

      Also, 4K GPU for R2799.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 4, 2014 at 09:39

        Saw that. Only problem is 4K display costs over R10K :/

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        • Admiral Chief Kilo

          June 4, 2014 at 09:42

          Yup

          Reply

        • FoxOneZA

          June 4, 2014 at 09:53

          Card will be ancient when the price of 4K monitors do come down.

          Reply

  4. FoxOneZA

    June 4, 2014 at 09:28

    A free game that wants your money. This I trust, not.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 4, 2014 at 09:29

      Works for Candy Crush

      Reply

      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 4, 2014 at 09:29

        That is what Gavin’s wife said.

        Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        June 4, 2014 at 09:32

        And COD. See a pattern here…

        Reply

  5. Pieter Kruger

    June 4, 2014 at 09:36

    Almost done downloading Spartan Assault and queued Max! These will be the 1st games installed on my external HDD! ????

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 4, 2014 at 09:38

      Awesome! You’ll still have what, 1023GB left on that 1TB HDD?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 4, 2014 at 09:39

        XD!!!!!!

        Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        June 4, 2014 at 09:44

        “1TB” Whahahaha! No need to always think so small…….????

        Reply

  6. Milesh Bhana

    June 4, 2014 at 09:43

    dammit, I have an SA account, was thinking of “buying” the free games.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      June 4, 2014 at 09:45

      Migrate! Do it, do it now!

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 4, 2014 at 09:54

      I always keep 2 accounts. One local and one international.

      Reply

      • Milesh Bhana

        June 4, 2014 at 09:58

        but do you pay 2 subs?

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      • CAE9872

        June 4, 2014 at 14:03

        Yeah I keep 2 as well but not Gold for both. I keep UK Gold and local for those great discounts that come around now and then and Rand price < UK price.

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    • Tulipdame

      June 4, 2014 at 17:43

      If you don’t have an Xbox One, I see the problem, but I have linked the games to our SA accounts via the console itself. Had no problems. Download started now, although they have to wait. My line upgrade should be finished by tomorrow. If it doesnt work, I will simply take my US account gold to get them.

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  7. Pieter Kruger

    June 4, 2014 at 11:02

    OK, both downloaded, will give it a bash after work!! Thnx MS! ????

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    • CAE9872

      June 4, 2014 at 14:05

      Well that was easy – I don’t own One but did it via UK account and for a change NO hassle. Well done MS.

      Reply

  8. Tulipdame

    June 4, 2014 at 17:39

    I’m guessing you only get the error on a PC? I have linked the free games to both me and my fiances accounts without an error. But we are looking to add a third “junk” gold profile to play games we don’t want to play on our primary profiles. And for guests of course.

    Reply

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