November’s Games With Gold Includes Dirt 3 & Pneuma: Breath Of Life

Microsoft has announced the batch of games that will be part the Games With Gold promotion for November. The Xbox 360 games are Dirt 3 and Dungeon Siege III, while the Xbox One games are Pneuma and Knight Squad. In fact due to the rollout of backwards compatibility the Xbox 360 games will be available to Xbox One Gold subscribers. All future Games With Gold promotions will follow this model too.

  • Pneuma – 1st Nov to 30th Nov for Xbox One.
  • Knight Squad – 16th Nov to 15th Dec for Xbox One.
  • Dirt 3 – Nov 1st to Nov 15th for Xbox One/Xbox 360.
  • Dungeon Siege III – Nov 16th to Nov 30th for Xbox One/Xbox 360

Leaving the service will be Valiant Hearts on Xbox One and The Walking Dead Season One for Xbox 360. The second title will still be available for Xbox One owners until November 15th.

Source: Major Nelson



  1. Upon first glance at the XB1 offerings I thought ‘more indie games I’m not fussed with’, but after looking at them more closely they’re not too bad.

    Really glad I get DiRT 3 to play with on the XB1. Its the one DiRT game I missed out on and was going to get on PS3. I’m rather hoping it’ll have wheel compatibility, that’d cement things nicely.

  2. I renewed my PS+ sub a few weeks back, but the only reason I did is because there are a few IGC titles in my backlog that I definitely want to play. If GwG has a few more months like this giving away decent titles, and PS+ keeps giving away crap then next year when it expires it can do one.

    Am I right in thinking that if you have the 360 disc for a game and it’s on the Xbox BC list then you can get it for free? It’d probably be cheaper to pickup the discs 2nd hand for the games I won’t have finished by then than continue PS+ too.

    • Yeah, the 360 discs will work just fine. I can’t remember what exactly happens though, whether it plays off the disc or they give you the digital version for free. I think it might be the latter.

      • Thanks Avenger. Wasn’t sure if this was the case or not regarding the disc. But as I understood it you had to download the digital version as they’re not running an emulator (thus using the files on the disc) but rather converting the binaries offline from the 360 architecture to run on the Xbox one without recompiling the original source code, which is a pretty impressive technical feat IMO.

      • That makes sense, although I’m guessing a disc would be required for verification (I’d be surprised if it wasn’t).

        I’m definitely intrigued to see how it pans out. DiRT 3 should be a good test of resolution and framerate, and I’m curious about how an XB1 driving wheel is supported, if at all.

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