Your next free Xbox LIVE ‘Games With Gold’ offering is 2009’s Defense Grid: Awakening [Update]

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[Update 2]

The next free game available to Xbox LIVE Gold members with the ‘Games With Gold’ promotion in July has been revealed to be Assassin’s Creed II – details here.

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[Update 1]

It appears as though Defense Grid: Awakening isn’t available on the South African Xbox LIVE Marketplace, while some Xbox LIVE Gold members are reporting that the price hasn’t yet been reduced from 800 MS Points to zero.

Is this offering available in your region yet?

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[Original Story]

Microsoft is continuing its ‘Games With Gold’ free game incentive on Xbox LIVE today with the offering of 2009’s Xbox LIVE Arcade tower defence game, Defense Grid: Awakening, following on from the gift of Fable III last month.



Announced at E3 2013, the Games With Gold initiative aims to give Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers two free games every month – one available on the 1st of the month, and the second on the 16th of the month – available to download and keep for the delectable price of zero currency.

July’s first Games With Gold offering may have released way back at the tail-end of 2009 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, but Lisa’s review of the title on El33tonline will help you wipe away the cobwebs and enjoy what was (and probably still is) a very enjoyable game, which would otherwise cost you 800 MS Points.

What do you think of the latest free game available as a Games With Gold incentive? We can expect Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II to show up on the service in the near future, too.

Here are a few reactions to the news on Twitter:

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