Xbox Live now allows free online play with a SILVER account

#1 Edited by SleepingLesson (123 posts) -
#2 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -


#3 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

sarcasm, much?

#4 Posted by Thunder (390 posts) -

its probably a glitch or something because i dont think they are going to make it free anytime soon

#5 Posted by Forcen (1856 posts) -
#6 Edited by SleepingLesson (123 posts) -

Yeah... could be a sign of things to come though. [/wishful thinking]

Oh, you can also play Universe At War.

EDIT: Thank you Forcen, changed first post.

#7 Edited by Merforga (262 posts) -

I still have 7 months left on my Gold card, so if this is true, I better get refunded lol.  But in the end, it is a good thing.
EDIT: Just realized this is for Games for Windows Live.....never mind then, those games suck anyways lol.

#8 Posted by pause422 (6249 posts) -

Yeah i'm sure people care a ton about playing those games online...especially shadowrun,WOOO! /end sarcasm

#9 Posted by AnEternalEnigma (285 posts) -

Only three games are now playable by Xbox Live Silvers:

  • Shadowrun
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault
  • Lost Planet: Colonies

They had to do this because it wouldn't make sense to make people pay to play it on the 360 and not on Windows.
#10 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

I don't think many people still play those games.

#11 Posted by KnightOfNi (69 posts) -

meh, if they get something like cod for free online, that's something to get excited over

#12 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -


#13 Posted by Player1 (3897 posts) -

Yay. Because I spend countless hours playing shadowrun online!!!!! 

#14 Posted by MisterShak (29 posts) -

Unless Microsoft wants to send me a free copy of Lost Planet, not interested.

#15 Posted by SleepingLesson (123 posts) -
#16 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Now that I look at it, the title is somewhat misleading. :]

#17 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

It's only for some games, and at this point, which games? Two? :S

Oh yeah, and it's limited time only, if it wasn't already lame enough. >:(

#18 Posted by Pleasureizmine (2136 posts) -

sony fanboy!!!!

#19 Posted by Aaron_G (1617 posts) -

For a limited time.

#20 Posted by RocktimusPrime (4 posts) -

if it allowed better games, then it would be interesting.

#21 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Free online on 2-3 games? This is kind of like the Trophies debacle.

#22 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

For a limited time.....figures.

#23 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
CaseyWegner said:
"sony fanboy!!!!


MsCortana said:
"For a limited time.....figures.

We should know how Microsoft does things by now.. its just business! :P
#24 Posted by DarkArmada (132 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
"Now that I look at it, the title is somewhat misleading. :]
Agreed - this really isn't massive news. Although providing a glimmer of hope that XBL may be moving to a free system, I doubt it will be happening anytime soon.
#25 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Maybe they are testing how many silver members start playing on those games to see if they would have a large increase.

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