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These are your new Xbox Games for Gold

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Microsoft’s reactionary “Games for Gold” reward for Xbox Live gold users started off pretty poorly, giving Xbox 360 owners games they’ve owned for half a decade already. It’s been getting steadily better, I suppose. Last Month’s offerings included Dead Island (and its sequel, Riptide, to those in South Africa) and Toy Solders: Cold War. Here’s what Xbox Live Gold members get this month.

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The first offering, which is available right now,  is Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Revolution, which brings the fabled strategy series to consoles, pretty successfully, too. It’s essentially “Civilisation Lite.” Only it was released in 2008 – so we’re getting pretty old stuff again. It’s available from March 1 until March 15.

Later in the month you’ll be able to download Dungeon Defenders, a multiplayer action RPG with tower defence sensibilities. Starting its life as a mobile game, Dungeon Defenders  made the console leap, hitting Xbox Live Arcade and PSN in 2011. South Africans, instead of Dungeon Defenders, will be getting Full House Poker – as confirmed by SA’s Microsoft PR guy. 

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I’m not going to make the obligatory statements about Sony’s PlayStation Plus being superior, or the regular counterpoint that Games for Gold games are your for life once they’ve been downloaded because these are things we keep hearing, every single month.

Instead, here’s a look at what PlayStation users get in March. And then together, we console players can all go off and play our free games in solidarity against the PC Brotherhood. What time-unlimited free games has steam given you this month, PC Vikings?

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

86 Comments

  1. oVg PAYNE

    March 3, 2014 at 09:16

    keeper

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 09:24

      lol.

      See there? PC gamers are Vikings. You’re not a Viking.

      Reply

      • oVg PAYNE

        March 3, 2014 at 09:26

        Im just an Anglo-Saxon peasant 🙁

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 3, 2014 at 09:27

          • oVg PAYNE

            March 3, 2014 at 10:20

            classic

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 3, 2014 at 09:23

    I see what you’re trying to do Geoff 😛

    Reply

  3. Umar Reborn

    March 3, 2014 at 09:24

    It’s decent. I mean it’s not GOTY Bioshock Infinite or critcally acclaimed Tomb Raider and Xcom. Well it’s not even the emotional Brothers: Tale of two Sons or addictive Borderlands 2. Didn’t I get Metro: Last Light for free as well? Hmmm……In anycase, this is a decent offering for Gold members

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 09:25

    Ugh DD is such a kak game!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 09:27

      Indeed

      Reply

  5. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 09:25

    Loadout, Planetside 2

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 09:27

      New guns available. Apparently the NC got a rail gun. Also PS2 is coming to PS4. Hopefully we get a auto pistol then.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 3, 2014 at 09:28

        Hah, I got free gun the other day just for completing a quick survey
        Good guy Planetside 2

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 3, 2014 at 09:29

          I saw that XD

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          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:30

            heh, whatchoo get?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 3, 2014 at 09:31

            Assault rifle and camo, can’t remember which one rifle though.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 09:34

      I got bevok in a game of Loadout last night. Was playing Blitz & half the team hung back trying to snipe the control points. FAIL.

      Reply

  6. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 09:31

    Oh, and Steam is free, old man

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    • iAmWeasel

      March 3, 2014 at 09:33

      Yes, free because its a kak ecosystem.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 3, 2014 at 09:35

        Because free and awesome? yeah, I can see why you don’t like it

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        • RinceandGATHERTroops!

          March 3, 2014 at 09:36

          Don’t!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 09:41

            It’s too late, we’ve lost him.

          • RinceandGATHERTroops!

            March 3, 2014 at 09:44

            Is there nothing that can be done? 0-O

        • iAmWeasel

          March 3, 2014 at 09:40

          Because kak = kak.. I use steam, I don’t like it. Deal with it. Maybe if was a dedicated platform like Steam OS it might have more merit.

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          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:43

            I too would like Steam OS, but I have yet to find fault with Steam (old steam from yeaaaaars ago, maybe)

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 09:34

      Noooooooo you fell into the trap.

      Reply

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 3, 2014 at 09:35

        He took the bait…..

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      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 3, 2014 at 09:35

        I don’t give a shit, Steam is awesome and PeeEss and Eierdoos systems can suck my nuts

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 3, 2014 at 09:36

          I’m sorry, that functionality is only available on DLC

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          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:37

            hahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            March 3, 2014 at 09:46

            It’s available on Ea’s Origin

        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 3, 2014 at 09:36

          But do you get free games??

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          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:37

            Indeed we do

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 09:37

            Technically you don’t get free games either, because you’re paying a subscription.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:38

            LOOOOOOOOOOL

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:38

            R500 for a year hardly covers the cost of one game. For one month

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 09:38

            Doesn’t change my point 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 3, 2014 at 09:39

            I paid R350 for my last year subs on XBL 🙂

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:39

            R500 a year will get me plenty of steam games

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:40

            R500 will never give you as many AAA games as PS+ has given

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:41

            Don’t give a rats ass about AAA or AAAAAA for that matter, since they slap AAA on it to trick you paying and playing mediocre crap

          • Spathi

            March 3, 2014 at 09:42

            HIPSTER!!!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:43

            Last “AAA” I got that I was impressed with was Tomb Raider

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:43

            Yeah Bishock Infinite and Xcom as well as Tomb Raider was the worst games of last year

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:44

            Have yet to get to that (BSI, although I have it), and XCOM was brillant, but I don’t recall that being labelled AAA?

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:45

            Ofcourse Xcom was a AAA game, and I praise that game for being hardcore as F*** and being a AAA game

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:48

            Agreed that game took hours and hours of glorious hours of my life.

            But I still dunno about the AAA part (being labelled like that, I rate that game AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:54

            And by AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I mean 3 things:
            1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA as in exceptional quality
            2. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA as in success when you perform well
            3. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA as in fail when you perform crap

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 10:02

            Lol It’s an exceptional game indeed 🙂

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 10:04

            Can’t wait to get the new one!

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 10:06

            Enemy Within? Yeah same here, I haven’t played the shooter hybrid though

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 10:10

            I don’t wanna play that ZZZZZZ game

          • Hammersteyn

            March 3, 2014 at 09:43

            Not even Tomb Raider?
            * Edit – Sorry Umar

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:43

            Hells no, that was epic!

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:48

            Nope, they trick you into playing shit AAA games like Tomb Raider. Obviously Steam is the best, they don’t trick us peasants

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:49

            How can you say TR is shit? You been smoking your own socks there?

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 3, 2014 at 09:49

            You said PS+ tricks us into paying for shit AAA games 🙁 PS+ is offering TR this month

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:51

            No, I said that people label something AAA that is not even worthy of being A. So the whole “AAA” labelling means nothing to me

          • Hammersteyn

            March 3, 2014 at 09:51

            LOL

          • Spathi

            March 3, 2014 at 09:41

            R 500 will also get you plenty of PSN games.

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          March 3, 2014 at 09:38

          *waxes pointy villain moustache*

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:39

            Don’t you mean *preparing batsuit* ??

          • Hammersteyn

            March 3, 2014 at 09:47

            Alfred!

          • Weanerdog

            March 3, 2014 at 09:57

            Laundering batsuit after Fridays occupant.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 09:47

            Played like a BOSS.

        • Hammersteyn

          March 3, 2014 at 09:45

          Well I like support GOG.com more the Steam and PS+ is beyond amazing. So I guess I’m the more fortunate seeing how I PC and PS.

          Reply

  7. VampyreSquirrel

    March 3, 2014 at 09:36

    *sigh* Best two games received on XBL of late are Dead Island Riptide and Sleeping Dogs… seriously enjoying Sleeping Dogs though

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 09:37

      Sleeping Dogs is good, don’t worry with the DLCs though, they’re pretty dull. Go to point X, kill, go to point Y, kill, etc.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 3, 2014 at 09:38

        Yeah, I checked those… not getting them. GTA needs a fighting system like Sleeping Dogs.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 3, 2014 at 09:57

          oh…. or Skyrim. Something good just happened in my pants.

          Reply

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 3, 2014 at 10:36

            The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim… Jujitsu mod?

  8. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 09:39

    Geoff be trolling for Batman methinks

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 3, 2014 at 09:48

      That’s really not how Batman works. Comments don’t count for much. I just like getting people to talk.

      Reply

      • RinceandGATHERTroops!

        March 3, 2014 at 09:54

        Jerry, Jerry!

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        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          March 3, 2014 at 09:55

          Geoff likes to watch…..

          Reply

  9. CrasH

    March 3, 2014 at 09:44

    Left 4 Dead 2?
    Or has everyone forgotton already cause they keep trying to compare consoles
    “PC smash, punny console”

    Reply

  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 3, 2014 at 09:48

    We got Libre Office. PCs are for taxes! BOOM!

    Reply

  11. TiMsTeR1033

    March 3, 2014 at 09:58

    typical getting kak again on gold for free.

    Reply

  12. FreddyBear

    March 3, 2014 at 10:07

    Yeah, and I just can’t get myself to care enough to download whose two games.

    Reply

  13. Jean-Pierre Bornman

    March 3, 2014 at 10:15

    DD is lame, played it on mobile was not impressed even played it on Console even worse so Sid Meier’s Civilisation looks pretty good

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  14. ToshZA

    March 3, 2014 at 10:24

    I just bought FTL for free. Yes, free. Oh dota how you fund my gaming addiction. That’s right, what other platform will let you earn money to buy new games, simply by playing games?

    Reply

  15. Pieter Kruger

    March 3, 2014 at 10:32

    I agree 100%, Games for Gold only offers kak! MS should also rather close outlets and lay off people and use that money to give me better games instead! I don’t give a shit about those poor developers and employees that got canned! Screw them, I’m entitled to get the best for free………..

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    • iAmWeasel

      March 3, 2014 at 11:26

      Titanfall 720p.. shoosh.

      Reply

  16. Matthew Holliday

    March 3, 2014 at 10:38

    Dungeon defenders on PC was pretty much the bees knees, easilly swallowed up 100+ hours of my life and i dont even regret it.
    no idea how it is on console though.
    but even if it includes all the dlc, highlighting on xbox gold… meh.

    Reply

  17. Jarrod Lane

    March 3, 2014 at 12:59

    @OddSockZA:disqus SA will not be getting dungeon defenders, Grey mentioned on Twitter we (and a few other countries) will be getting Full house poker instead.

    Reply

  18. JustAnotherGamer

    March 3, 2014 at 13:07

    This sucks so hard. Xbl sucks so hard.

    Reply

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