Xbox 360 “Games With Gold” Promotion – First Free Game Revealed

Back in June, during Microsoft’s E3 conference, it was revealed that those with a Xbox Live Gold membership have some rather sweet perks coming their way this July.

Microsoft announced that they would be making blockbuster titles such as Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 available for download, free of charge, once the Games With Gold promotion goes live this July.

With July now upon us, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download the first game through the promotion: the arcade game Defense Grid: The Awakening, normally valued at $9.99 USD or 800 Microsoft Points. Is now up for grabs for free up until July 16th according to the latest entry in Major Nelson’s blog.

Unfortunately, news about Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 becoming available for free with the Games With Gold promotion is scarce. Current information about this promotion states that it will include these two titles as apart of the deal, but with no time frame as to when we can expect them to be free.

The Games With Gold promotion is set to last up until the release of Microsoft’s next-gen console, the Xbox One, which will hit store shelves some time this November for $499 USD.

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