Now that we survived the waves of games that came out in November, we enter December, another month that will most likely burn another hole in our wallets. But just in case you need to save up at the same time need to have another game to stack up your ever-growing backlog of games, Xbox Live and PS+ just announced the free games coming to subscribers of both services next month.
Xbox Live Games with Gold - December
Gears of War
Shoot Many Robots
PlayStation Plus - December
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita)
Quite a handful of free games for those subscribed. We are still recovering from all the games released a few weeks ago, not to mention the release of the PS4 and Xbox One hitting stores. Now, we all know how great the free games are in the PS+ service, and getting Borderlands 2 for free along two free Vita games and Grid 2 makes the December Games with Gold worth laughing about. But you have to remember these services have a gap of more than a year. PS+ was not appealing in the first few months as well since they were also releasing weak titles to push anybody to subscribe. With Xbox Live members case, we get the service to play online, and Games with Gold comes as a bonus, free games are still free.
Microsoft did announce they will continue this service in 2014 so it will definitely get better as we move forward. But if they continue to give us tower defense games in the coming months, it's going to be a different story. My only gripe with the service is their region lock policy. Why provide the same titles to each country when its region-locked to the US only? So yes, pray that Gears of War will be downloadable if you are in the other side of the globe.
Games with Gold source: EuroGamer
PlayStation Plus source: PlayStation BlogUS