Xbox Live Compensates For Issues With Free Games And Discounts For Xbox One and Xbox 360

Xbox Live has been consistently delivering connection issues and outages ever since it was launched to Xbox units. To appease the growing anger of Xbox Live members over the outages, Xbox releases its monthly dose of free games and huge discounts.

With roughly three more days before the freebie week ends, this is your chance to get back at Xbox’ crappy server issues by taking advantage of the long list of games available at discounted prices, thanks to Xbox’ Spotlight Sale — not to mention Xbox Live’s monthly lineup of free games up for grabs through the Xbox Live Deals with Gold.

Games with Gold October lineup
Games with Gold October lineup

Free is such a nice price with this month’s Games with Gold deal for Xbox Live Gold members. For the whole month of October, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to grab Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Walking Dead; while Xbox One gamers will be able to enjoy Valiant Hearts: The Great War and also The Walking Dead.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available for Xbox 360 for only a limited time, so this is the best time to grab it. Xbox 360 players can only access Metal Gear Solid V from October 1-15, which will be followed by The Walking Dead, available on Xbox 360 from October 16-31. Xbox One players will have more time on their hands to decide, with Valiant Hearts: The Great War running on Xbox Live from October 1-31 and The Walking Dead available on Xbox One consoles from October 16 to November 15.

The Walking Dead free on Xbox One and Xbox 360
The Walking Dead free on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Via the Games with Gold program, these two new games, in addition to the previous free titles, will be free to play via Xbox Live as long as you are an Xbox Live Gold member. The Xbox 360 titles through the Games with Gold program, however, will be kept on your hard drive forever, regardless of your membership status.

The Spotlight Sale is still on for Xbox One and Xbox 360 patrons, running from September 28 to October 5 through the Xbox Games Store. VC Postoutlines the list of games discounted to unbelievable prices through the Xbox Live Spotlight Sale.

For Xbox One:
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition – Xbox One Game – 50%
Blue Estate – Xbox One Game – 50%
Dying Light – Xbox One Game – 20-30%
Dying Light Ultimate Edition – Xbox One Game – 20-30%
Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass* – Add-On – 40%
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Digital Edition* – Add-On – 50%
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Xbox One Game – 50-60%
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Deluxe Edition – Xbox One Game – 60-67%
LEGO Jurassic World – Xbox One Game – 20-25%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Xbox One Game – 60-67%
LEGO the Hobbit – Xbox One Game – 50-60%
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Xbox One Game -e 40-60%
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY – Xbox One Game – 40-60%
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass – Add-On – 40-50%
Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack – Add-On – 20-30%
Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition – Xbox One Game – 20-30%
The LEGO Movie Videogame – Xbox One Game – 50-60%
Toy Soldiers War Chest Hall of Fame Edition* – Xbox One Game – 33%
Toy Soldiers: War Chest* – Xbox One Game – 33%

For Xbox 360:
Batman Arkham: Origins Season Pass – Add-On – 40-50%
Batman: Arkham Asylum – Games On Demand – 40-50%
Batman: Arkham City – Games On Demand – 40-50%
Battleblock Theatre – Arcade – 60%
Castle Crashers – Arcade – 60%
Deadliest Warrior – Arcade – 66%
Deadliest Warrior: Battlegrounds – Arcade – 33%
Deadliest Warrior: Legends – Arcade – 66%
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Digital Edition* – Games On Demand – 50%
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Games On Demand – 60-67%
LEGO Batman – Games On Demand – 60-67%
LEGO Batman 2 – Games On Demand – 60-67%
LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham – Games On Demand – 50-60%
LEGO Jurassic World – Games On Demand – 20-25%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Games On Demand – 60-67%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Games On Demand – 40-50%
Mortal Kombat – Games On Demand – 60-67%
Mortal Kombat Arcade – Arcade – 40-50%
Mortal Kombat Season Pass – Add-On – 40-50%
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – Games On Demand – 60-67%
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Games On Demand – 66%
NCAA Football 14* – Games On Demand – 50%
Pool Nation – Games On Demand – 66%
Skate 2 Dyrdek’s Fantasy Plaza* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 2 Maloof Money Cup Pack* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 2 San Van Classic Pack* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 2 Time is Money Pack*– Add-On -50%
Skate 2* – Games On Demand – 50%
Skate 3 Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC Pack* Add-On 50%
Skate 3 San Van Party Pack* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 3 Skate Create Upgrade* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 3 Time is Money Pack* – Add-On – 50%
Skate 3* – Games On Demand – 50%
Skate* – Games On Demand – 50%
The LEGO Movie Videogame – Games On Demand – 50-60%
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – Games On Demand – 60-67%

Major Nelson notes that games tagged with an asterisk * are discounts available only via the Deals with Gold offer, which means only Xbox Live Gold members are entitled to these discounts.

[Images courtesy of Konami, Telltale Games, Netherrealm Studios, and Xbox Wire]