June marks the one-year anniversary of Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion, and also the first month it is being extended to the Xbox One console. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault will be available for free to XBL Gold members when the next console update is deployed (they won’t be available on the 1st of the month).
On the Xbox 360, Dark Souls will be available for free from the 1st to 15th, and both Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be available for free from the 16th to 30th.
As we previously reported, the second game of the Games with Gold promotion for May 2014 is Saints Row: The Third. If you have an active Gold subscription, you can pick it up for free from the Xbox Games Store starting tomorrow (May 16) until the end of the month.
That’s right. This is our second update this week. As most of you probably already know, we released another update back on Tuesday for April Fools’ Day. This update contains the real news and content for this week.
Expect to find some news on easter eggs, releases, sales and more.
Still blushing after receiving a personalized Valentine, Bravo is in with this week’s Halo Bulletin, which may be winning over more hearts than usual. Included are details about the next Community Playdate, a Community Choice Poll for the Rumble Pit playlist, patch notes for Halo: Spartan Assault on the Xbox One, and screenshots featuring the trusty Magnum.
MathGuy42 let us know that the Xbox 360 release date for Halo: Spartan Assault was formally announced to be tomorrow (January 31, 2014). It can be purchased from the Xbox Games Store for $14.99, or $4.99 if you purchased it for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 prior to December 15, 2013. (To get the discount price, click here.
Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down shooter that takes place after the events of Halo 3 but prior to Halo 4, and puts you in the boots of Spartan Sarah Palmer. This release of Halo: Spartan Assault includes the five original Operation Hydra missions, an additional Operation Hydra mission, and an online cooperative mode where you use new weapons and abilities to fight the Flood.
Join the community’s discussion on Halo: Spartan Assault here!
Fresh from his return from Arizona, Bravo is in with a pre-343 Day Halo Bulletin. He describes 343’s plans for Halo 4 on December 9 (the 343rd day of the year), which include a matchmaking update, a limited-time playlist, and a couple of content unlocks. In addition, a preview of Halo: Escalation, a sequel to the Halo: Initiation miniseries, can be viewed in the Bulletin, and snowy screenshots are dropped in by bs angel at the end.
The start of video game launch season is now underway. We have some new, popular game releases this week that I know many off you have been waiting for. We also have some announcements about a certain mobile game coming to your Xbox that some of you may enjoy reading about.
Victors have arisen amongst the mangled bodies of Spartans, Steve’s, and creepers with two contest winners this week from weekly contests that have come to a conclusion. We also have some get-togethers in the near-future for everybody to get together.
Bravo is in with this week’s Halo “Booletin”, which has taken on a decidedly Halloween theme. The Bulletin mentions Halo: Spartan Assault’s premiere on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms, a reminder about the Smashing Punkins playlist that is live only for yesterday and today, a (very) small Halo 4 birthday present, an update to the Team Slayer playlist, and another Community Choice Poll for the next rotational playlist, Multi Team. Lastly, Haloween community creations were featured in the Bulletin, including pictures of carved pumpkins, cosplay, and Mister Chief renders.