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Get your free games for Xbox – August


The only thing better than finding the best sale on something, is finding it for free. If you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you should already be more than aware of the fact that you have access to a handful of free games every month, for both the Xbox 360 and the One. They are juggle throughout the month on which ones you can download when, but in most cases there are always one or two really good titles to get your hands on.

This month opened up with Slim Rancher (available through the end of the month) and Bayonetta (available through the 15th), a good ol hack and slash game that came out in 2009, racking up some pretty good reviews. Follow the link and make sure you are logged into Microsoft’s site with your Xbox intel and you will be ready to start absorbing those free games.

It doesn’t just end there. The game Runbow is still available from last month until the 15th of August as well, and two more games become available on the 16th. The upcoming titles will be Trails Fusion, a dirt bike racing platform, which always makes for a great lunch time passer, and Red Faction: Armageddon.

The latter of the two used to be a hot ticket item back when Counter-Strike initially was at a LAN Party peak (around 2001), when the first Red Faction game released. It was overshadowed pretty heavily by the Counter-Strike buzz, but still built a pretty strong player base thanks to its library of downloadable and heavily creative community-made multiplayer maps (like what Halo has been so popular for through the years). It featured Volition’s Geo-Mod engine that allowed you to destroy elements of the map using weapons (were back then, when you shot at a wall with something, you’d be lucky to at least leave a black mark where it hit and that was about it). Although (sadly), they failed to produce an equally impressive game since the first title, the games that released since we’re still a lot of fun to play usually.


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