At E3 Microsoft unveiled what looked to be a rival service to Sony’s PlayStation Plus in the form of Games For Gold. At the time such titles as Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II were confirmed to be released on the service.
Today the Games For Gold promotion went live and the first official game is Defense Grid: The Awakening.
Defense Grid: The Awakening was developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and released almost three years ago. It’s a tower defence title which received generally good reviews. The game usually costs 800 MS Points but will be free until July 15th, because on July 16th a different title will be available.
Meanwhile this month on PS Plus Sony will be offering Battlefield 3, Payday The Heist, Saint’s Row The Third, Unit 13 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus in Europe. Both Gold and PS Plus cost pretty much the same price.
Source: Major Nelson