IDL NEWS – News Catch-up, New Games and Games With Gold

Ah, Tuesday, the best day of the week. It’s like the first day of the week for all things new. Including Games, DVDs, Comics, and Music. But not theater releases.

Today I’ll discuss the new game releases, and look at the notable ones I missed for the past 2 weeks, plus Deals with Gold and Games with Gold.

Games With Gold
phantompainposter808Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be able to download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free throughout August. How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will also be free from August 16 to September 15.

On Xbox 360, Metro 2033 will be free for Gold members from August 1 to August 15. The sequel, Metro: Last Light, will then be free from August 16 to August 31. I have the bundle on the Xbox One, but have yet to start it up.

I am excited to go through Ground Zeroes again before the full release of MGS V, and now with it available for free, I don’t need the disc anymore. This, by far, is the best benefit of the GwG feature for those who already own the games.

Deals With Gold
The Xbox One and 360 weekly deals have been announced; notable ones listed below:

Xbox One
Thief – 60% off
Project CARS Digital Edition – 30% off
Mortal Kombat X – 25% off
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – 80% off
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – 75% off
The LEGO Movie Game – 75% off
Never Alone – 50%

Xbox 360
Hitman HD Pack, or Absolution and Blood Money separately – 80% off each
Mafia II – 80% off
LEGO Indiana Jones 2 – 70% off
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – 75% off
The LEGO Movie Game – 75% off

The LEGO games are always a blast to play alone or in split-screen. Thief was recently made available for free on the 360, so I might just try out that version. I am interested in Mortal Kombat X though, we’ll see how much the discount brings it down too. And check out my review for Max and Never Alone if you’re interested.

Notable New Game Releases Extended Edition: July 28 – Aug 11

RARE Replay (Xbox One) – The RARE Replay is a collection of 30 hit and classic titles from the historic developer. Included into one package for $30.

Prototype 1 + 2 Bundle (Xbox One, PS4) – I played the first Prototype game on the Xbox 360, and wasn’t really impressed. Its great as a mindless sandbox game, but the story and quests and any direction whatsoever was lost on me, so I lost interest quick. This is an unnecessary HD remaster package.

Goat Simulator (PS4, PS3) – PS4 and PS3 consoles finally got Goat SimulatorMy review.

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology.

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology.

King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4) – A puzzle adventure game with stylized visuals akin to TellTale games. Chapter 1 is available now with more coming, or you can purchase the complete collection. The game looks pretty interesting, and there’s less dialogue and more puzzles than TellTale’s games, so I’ll likely pick it up.

Tomorrow I’ll discuss more news, and what I’ve been playing.


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