Major Nelson has confirmed that the FREE Games with Gold game for July is in fact NOT Assassin’s Creed 2 or Halo 3, but some cheap nasty Xbox LIVE Arcade game instead. Defence Grid The Awakening will be free on the marketplace for Xbox LIVE Gold Subscribers today.
Major Nelson tries to defend the E3 Press Briefing which heavily misled press and gamers to believe that the Games with Gold would start with Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3.
FAQ: “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II" were mentioned as part of the program – no date was given for their release http://t.co/vjnE1sBAYj
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 30, 2013
However, from the video clip of E3 below, the exact wording used to describe Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3 as part of the Games with Gold was “and to kick off that program I’d like to share just two of the titles we’re going to offer over the next few months – Assassin’s Creed two, and Halo three”