No Halo 3 or Assassin’s Creed 2 for Xbox Live gold members this month.

ImageAt E3, mere weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would begin giving away games to Xbox Live Gold members on a monthly basis, and that the promotion would be starting off with free downloads of Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2.

But then, why have all you Xbox LIVE Gold members not been given your free copies then? Well, in what appears to be part of the recurring theme of ‘Don’t trust anything that Microsoft said at E3’, the game that will be kicking off the promotion is actually ‘Defense Grid: The Awakening’ – an XBLA game, worth 800 microsoft points.

On closer inspection, it would appear that Microsoft has once again lawyered the world out of something that we thought we had been promised. At E3, Microsoft merely stated that Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 would be available for free at some point. Not necessarily any time soon.

So if you were hoping to jump back into Halo 3 any time soon… well just put the disk in your xbox, because who seriously doesn’t own Halo 3 already?

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