A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed that Magic 2013 , and Rainbow Six Vegas will both be available for free during the September “Games With Gold” promotion.
The promo kicks off with Magic 2013 aka Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 which is now available for download to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Magic 2013 is highly regarded as a noteworthy Xbox Live Arcade title based off the popular Magic: The Gathering trading card franchise. This game will be available for free right up until August 15th.
On August 16th, the promo will continue with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas taking over as the free game for the rest of the month. Rainbow Six fans will recall this as being a memorable entry in the series and a certifiable hit for first-person shooter fans the world over.
With the announcement of this month’s Games with gold offerings, I feel like Microsoft is trying to offer a variety of options but they still fall short of expectations. While I don’t expect them to offer newer games, I am at least hoping that they start to improve on their choices as time goes on. The August promotion was a great step forward and by comparison this month seems like two steps backward.
What do you think of these games? Do any of you planning on downloading Magic 2013 or Rainbow Six Vegas? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.