Just a couple days ago I posted about the next free Games with Gold download, Halo 3, and I also mentioned it on yesterday’s Observed Tech PODCAST show because the program only had a couple more months left to it.

Well apparently I was mistaken about how much time was left in the program although at the time I recorded my information was accurate.


As of this morning Microsoft has announced the the Games with Gold program is now a permanent subscriber benefit for Xbox Live Gold Subscribers.

Today, as a part of the “Week of Xbox Live,” we’re excited to announce that we are making Games with Gold an ongoing benefit for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360. Whether they are blockbuster AAA or popular arcade titles, Games with Gold continues to offer a diverse mix of games with two free Xbox 360 titles a month – yours to keep and at no additional cost. According to recent surveys, 97 percent of participating members have given their stamp of approval for Games with Gold, and we’re excited to continue bringing you great games every month as part of our ongoing commitment to providing great value on Xbox 360.

If the free games average just $10 a piece that has now turned into a $120 a year benefit – double the normal Xbox Live Gold subscription cost.

Source: Games with Gold: Now an Ongoing Benefit for Xbox Live Gold Members on Xbox 360