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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: MS stepping up their XBL gold game? Reply with quote

Just downloaded Fable 3 for free. They also advised they will have a couple games per month for free in the future to paying gold members. Anyone else happy about this? I mean yeah, I already had Fable 3 but who knows what they'll have in the future. Maybe something I've missed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering when they would mimic the Plus model. Good for you, MS.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fable 3 is underrated if you ask me. People keep comparing it to fable 2 and 1. It's good the way it is.... just too short.

May i suggest using the money you didn't spend to get the DLC?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretimus_v2 wrote:
I was wondering when they would mimic the Plus model. Good for you, MS.

Yeah, but I'm wondering if the downloads will go away if your XBL Gold expires. I knew MS made this announcement at E3, but didn't know it would take effect so fast.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed 2, lol.

I'd gladly take H3 though, maybe it'll breathe new life into the MP community. Still the best experience if you ask me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm wondering if the downloads will go away if your XBL Gold expires.


I would put that firmly in the "No Shit" Department.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahahaha.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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UghRochester wrote:
I'm wondering if the downloads will go away if your XBL Gold expires.


I would put that firmly in the "No Shit" Department.

I don't know why Bret is laughing or how you find this to be in the "No Shit" department. I'm pretty sure if you download something from Xbox Live, you'll be able to keep it if your subscription ends. PS Plus takes away your content if your subscription ends. If I'm wrong, my bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering the same thing. As of right now I have no way to differentiate between Fable III and any other game I've downloaded. If it like any of the other games I can disconnect from live and still play the full games.

Edit: correction, that is games I originally downloaded on this console. I know they have a way to switch the licenses over from my old one but I never got around to doing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, you're getting a free game BECAUSE you're a member of XBOX Gold. When you're no longer a member, you lose the perks that come with it, get it? Now if you spent money on the game, it's yours because you paid for it.

Also, when you download a free game you're using the internet which is basically a series of tubes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:
Uh, you're getting a free game BECAUSE you're a member of XBOX Gold. When you're no longer a member, you lose the perks that come with it, get it? Now if you spent money on the game, it's yours because you paid for it.


Actually, not always true. I mean about the subscription to get free games. With blizzard for example, they had the deal where if you do a year subscription of WoW, you get diablo 3 for free. So i did... then realize i couldn't afford it so i stop the subscription 3 months in... and surprise! Diablo 3 was still in my account. But that is blizzard. With the playstation plus services, my brother got the god of war 2 game, stop his playstation plus services and bam! it's still there. Heck, i was playing it last time i went to his place. No reason why it wouldn't be the same with X-box.

Seriously, it is REALLY silly if Microsoft "removes" the game from your hardware and account because you don't have pay your gold account no more. This is microsoft rewarding you for being a gold member, not trying to trick you into staying a member forever. Stop trying to turn Microsoft into the new E.A. here. It was embarrassing before, it's more embarrassing now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Uh, you're getting a free game BECAUSE you're a member of XBOX Gold. When you're no longer a member, you lose the perks that come with it, get it? Now if you spent money on the game, it's yours because you paid for it.

I get that, but wondering if MS would change that and be different from PS Plus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lien wrote:
With the playstation plus services, my brother got the god of war 2 game, stop his playstation plus services and bam! it's still there. Heck, i was playing it last time i went to his place.


WickedLiquid wrote:
Now if you spent money on the game, it's yours because you paid for it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disconnected from live and could still play Fable III. That's what I figured since there is no differentiation between games I've purchased/downloaded.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, i scoured the Internet and the going consensus is that it requires the subscription. Which is differnent than turning off your router.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretimus_v2 wrote:
Hey guys, i scoured the Internet and the going consensus is that it requires the subscription. Which is differnent than turning off your router.

So what then? The game will automatically disappears when your subricption ends?
There is no timer, the game is his. It's not going to go away. Even if his subscription ends. Cause that's how it works, just like ugh said. That's it. The only catch is you only need to get the xbox gold subscription to download the game. And i just tried it too with a 30 days free trial card, it's working! I already own it on disc but might as well get it to see what the deal is about. so far it's working just like if i owned it, even with the internet off like drath said. I say people should just get a free trial or pay just a one month sub and get the game now. There's Nothing to lose, seriously!


Also i don't get wicked's self quote next to mine. Is it an art piece?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, the games are on a timer. Once your subscription reaches its limit, the games won't allow you to play them.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Yeah, but wondering if Microsoft is different about that. I know that's how PS Plus is supposed to work like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then, we'll have to wait 30 days till my free trial ends to see if that's true. Like i said, i got nothing to lose.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't. I'm not being a fan boy this is the simple truth. Every article I found said ACTIVE sub.
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