Microsoft announced that it will be giving away 2 games per month to Xbox Live Gold members, a move which matches Sony's strategy of giving away games to it's PlayStation Plus members. Microsoft hasn't really impressed everyone as much as Sony due to the fact they are giving away older games while Sony once again one ups them by giving away much newer games. It seems like no matter what Microsoft does this time around, Sony is right there to show them up. The Verge has more details.
Microsoft's Games with Gold initiative, which rewards its paying Xbox Live Gold subscribers with two free titles each month, officially kicks off today. That's about where the good news ends, however. After giving away Fable 3 — released in 2010 — as an early post-E3 "bonus," the company is following up with an even older game. 2009'sDefense Grid: The Awakening, which usually runs 800 Microsoft Points, will be free to download for the month of July.