Microsoft extends Games with Gold Xbox 360 program

xbox-live-logoMicrosoft today confirmed that they are keeping the free Xbox 360 games flowing to Xbox Live Gold subscribers indefinitely.

So twice a month, on the 1st and 16th, Gold members can download a digital copy of whatever game that Microsoft decides to give away as part of their Games with Gold program. Not a bad added perk, and something that Sony has seen a lot of success with via their PlayStation Plus service. Their latest release, just a few days ago, was Halo 3.

Read on for the announcement from the Xbox Wire site.

At E3 2013, we launched Games with Gold as a limited-time program to thank our Xbox Live Gold members. Within that short period of time, we’ve seen an overwhelming response, with more than 120 million hours played with Games with Gold titles. Today, as a part of the “Week of Xbox Live,” we’re excited to announce that we are making Games with Gold an ongoing benefit for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.

Whether they are blockbuster AAA or popular arcade titles, Games with Gold continues to offer a diverse mix of games with two free Xbox 360 titles a month – yours to keep and at no additional cost. According to recent surveys, 97 percent of participating members have given their stamp of approval for Games with Gold, and we’re excited to continue bringing you great games every month as part of our ongoing commitment to providing great value on Xbox 360.

Don’t forget to download “Halo 3,” called “nothing short of epic” by IGN.com and available Oct. 16-31. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and Major Nelson’s blog for new Games with Gold titles announced each month.

More details on the Games with Gold program are available here.

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