Xbox starts free games program with 'Defense Grid' | Bangkok Post: tech

Tech >

Xbox starts free games program with 'Defense Grid'

- +

Stepping up to the challenge of matching PlayStation Plus's monthly generosity, Games for Gold has started rewarding the Xbox 360's tier of Gold-level subscribers with a fortnightly free game. 

Defense Grid: The Awakening

Excellent tower defense game "Defense Grid: The Awakening" is first up to the plate, following a Facebook giveaway for the PC version in May.

Originally released in 2008, it is still considered a high watermark for a diverse genre that now accommodates the likes of "Plants vs Zombies," "Dungeon Defenders," "Sanctum," "Fieldrunners" and "Kingdom Rush."

Development of "Defense Grid 2" is well underway at the Hidden Path Entertainment studio, with the sequel anticipated for release in 2014 and its progress being profiled as part of a long-running series at Polygon.

Hidden Path was also involved with the development of Valve's "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" and the recent retro upgrade "Age of Empires II: HD Edition."

When announcing its Games for Gold scheme at June's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft led with prestige titles "Assassin's Creed II" and "Halo 3," but those are now expected at some point over the next few months.

"Defense Grid: The Awakening" will remain free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers between July 1 and July 15; a new game will be made available on July 16.

Bangkok Post online classifieds

Try buying & selling goods and properties 24/7 in our classifieds which has high purchasing power local & expatriate audience from within Thailand and around the world.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments