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Get Destiny for Free, If You Buy an Xbox One

| 9 Sep 2014 21:30
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Microsoft wants gamers considering Destiny on a next-gen to pick the Xbox One as their platform of choice.

Today marks the long-awaited release of Bungie's Destiny, and Microsoft is betting on the fact people want a next gen console to play it on. As reported earlier, since this past Sunday, Microsoft and several big retailers are offering a free game with purchase of an Xbox One for the week. Now out of pre-order status, Destiny newly qualifies as one of the free games you can choose.

At Microsoft's own storefront, they're adding an extra incentive to the promotion: buy a standard Xbox One for $399, and this week only you get a bonus $50 Xbox gift code AND your choice of a free game, with today's release Destiny as an option. The Xbox gift code arrives via email and is redeemable on your Xbox account. It's good toward any other games, or heck, the Destiny Expansion Pass. While Destiny is probably the best free game choice for this offer, there is a list of 34 other eligible games. This same offer also applies to the more expensive Xbox One + Kinect for $499.99.

For those looking to get two games out of the promotion instead of a $50 gift card, check into the Madden NFL 15 Xbox One Bundle released late August. You can grab the bundle either at GameStop or Best Buy. Just add to cart and then tack on an additional Xbox One game. In both cases, the added on game will be marked to $0.00 at checkout. As was the case at the Microsoft Store, Destiny is probably your most appealing option, but you've got plenty of other options available.

Note: The free game you pick at the retailers mentioned above must be a disc-based game with a maximum value of $59.99, so those eyeing the pricier Premium Editions are out of luck.

Big Deal for the Week

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Xbox One Console Standard Edition + $50 Xbox Gift Card + Free Game - $399.00 at Microsoft.

Destiny is now available in this offer. Deal expires September 13. Similar offer for the Xbox One + Kinect for $499.99.

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Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle + Free Game - $399.99 at GameStop.

Released August 26. List is $400. Deal expires September 13. Destiny is now available with this offer at GameStop or in a similar offer at Best Buy. Pick the retailer you prefer!

Recent Releases

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The Sims 4 (Origin) - $48.00 at Green Man Gaming.

Released September 2. List is $60. Deal expires soon. NA only.

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Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) - $49.99 at Best Buy.

Released August 19. List is $60.

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Madden NFL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3) - $49.99 at Target.

Released August 26. List is $60. Deal expires September 13.

Upcoming Releases

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Fable Anniversary (Steam) - $21.00 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 12. List is $35. Deal expires September 12.

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Gauntlet (Steam) - $15.00 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 23. List is $20. Deal expires September 12. You can also get the 4-Pack for $45.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Steam) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 1. List is $50. Deal expires September 12.

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Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition (Steam) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 7. List is $50. Deal expires September 12.

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NBA 2K15 (Steam) - $48.00 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 10. List is $60. Deal expires September 12.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Steam) - $50.99 at GameStop.

Releases October 14. List is $60. Deal expires December 31.

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The Evil Within (Steam) - $45.00 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 14. List is $60. Deal expires September 12.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (Steam) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 24. List is $50. Deal expires September 12.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Steam) - $20.25 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $30. Deal expires September 12.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Steam) - $50.99 at GameStop.

Releases November 4. List is $60. Deal expires December 31.

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Evolve (Steam) - $50.99 at GameStop.

Releases February 10. List is $60.

PC & Download Deals

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Sega Classics Pack (Steam) - $12.00 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $75. Deal expires September 10.

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Empire Total War Collection (Steam) - $7.00 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $35. Deal expires September 10.

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BioShock Infinite: Season Pass (Steam) - $6.79 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $20. Deal expires September 11.

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Rome: Total War Collection (Steam) - $3.24 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $13. Deal expires September 10.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Steam) - $2.49 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $10. Deal expires September 11.

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System Shock 2 (Steam) - $1.50 at GamersGate.

List is $10. Deal expires September 10.

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