If you're an Xbox Live Gold user, you're in luck because you'll be getting awesome free games this month of December.
According to Polygon, Xbox Live has a service called "Games With Gold," a $60 per year subscription where Microsoft gives out free games on the first and 15th of each month.
In this year alone, Xbox Live "Games With Gold" gave out 42 discrete titles for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. All in all, the $60 subscription fee for 2015 actually returned a total of $946.53 worth of games to a subscriber who owned both consoles — a really great deal if you're a total gamer.
However, it's not really enough to base a good deal just on the price alone. You should also consider if the games Xbox Live gave for free is at the very least, good enough.
As reported by Xbox News, subscribers will of Xbox Live will get games like "CastleStorm," "Sacred 3," and "Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising" for the Xbox 360 and "Thief" and "The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing" for the Xbox One.
"Van Helsing" is arguably the biggest title in this release since it's the one being advertised in most news sites.
However, the other games that were given away are still interesting and is definitely worth the play or two.
But Xbox Live does not stop there. According to Segment Next, one Reddit user posted a screenshot of his account and claiming that the subscription service gave him a gift card valued at $15. The thing is, you'll only receive this if you're a valued VIP.
According to the note, "This December we're looking back at five years of rewarding you as a valued VIP. Your passion for Xbox has helped make all of this possible, as well as earned you rewards on eligible purchases of games, movies, TV shows, and more. So to show you how much we value your dedication, please accept this $15 Xbox Gift Card — No Strings attached!"
But don't worry though, you don't have to be a "Live" user for five years to get a reward, as reports of people receiving prizes of different amount, depending on their VIP level are also being posted.
All in all, Xbox Live and particularly, the "Games With Gold" service, is a solid deal for those expecting to receive popular video games for free. Although some of the free games aren't exactly the latest release, the service still offers solid titles that are worth your playing time.
And if you think the games are bad, just remember — you got it for free so who could complain?