As part of their “Games With Gold” promotion, Microsoft has made Halo 3 available for free download if you happen to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. Better late then never, right?
Highly anticipated upon its 2007 release, Halo 3 was considered one of the major reasons to originally own the Xbox 360. If for some reason you don’t already have the title in your collection, there is no excuse not to pick it up today.
While I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I kind of feel that the whole “Games With Gold” promotion has been kind of a bust. Most of the titles that were made available for the promotion were popular games that most people already owned. This is especially disappointing when you compare it to what Sony has been offering for upgrading to Playstation Plus.
So far we’ve received titles like Assassin’s Creed II (2009), Crackdown (2007) and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas (2006). Those are all excellent games, but they’re quite old and most people have played them already and probably still own them.
In comparison, Sony has given away titles such as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012) and Gravity Rush (2012). See the difference?
The promotion is supposed to go through the end of the year, so perhaps there is time for Microsoft to turn things around here. They don’t even really have to try that hard either. Just release XCOM or Hitman: Absolution (like Sony did), or something from 2012. It’s not that hard Microsoft, especially if you are going to start ignoring the Xbox 360 once the Xbox One hits in November, which you will inevitably do.
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