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Microsoft doubles the number of free games on Xbox Live Gold


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Microsoft has announced that it is now offering two additional free games to Xbox Live Gold members each month.

The move has been timed to coincide with the Games with Gold offer's second birthday in July.

Sure enough, July will be the first month in which Live Gold members can download four games for free – two for Xbox One, and two for Xbox 360.

Microsoft has announced that the availability of these games will be staggered through the month. Xbox One owners will be able to claim their first game on the 1st of the month, and the second on the 16th – though both will be available for a solid month after those dates.

Xbox 360 owners can claim the first game from the 1st to the 15th and the second from the 16th to the end of the month.

July's offering sees Xbox One owners getting open world stabby pirate-'em-up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and cute indie platform-puzzler So Many Me.

Meanwhile, Xbox 360 owners get classic lane-defender Plants vs. Zombies and blockbuster cover-based shooter sequel Gears of War 3. A pretty strong line-up all in all.

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Of course, Sony has been offering more games for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers for some time. June saw eight games being given away across PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

But there's no arguing with the quality of Microsoft's offering, with a consistent drip of blockbuster titles coming through each month.

See how the Xbox One and PS4 compare in other ways in the video below.

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