Microsoft has seen the success of Sony offering discounts and free games to its Playstation Network Plus subscribers over the past few years. While I’ll be the first one to argue in the defense of a pay for play online setup such as Xbox Live, Microsoft has made the right decision to offer discounts and games through its Game Deals of the Week and Games for Gold programs.
This week Microsoft prices two of it’s better selling games of late, in the discount section. NBA 2k14 is the continuation of the long heralded gold standard in basketball games. NBA Live’s next generation flop aside, 2k14 consistently steps in and throws down a slam dunk year after year. With 2k14 giving the reigns back over to LeBron James as it’s cover athlete and featured player, the success followed suit.
Need for Speed Rivals is also the continuation of a long running franchise, albeit, one that has seen more hiccups. Rivals, however, cuts back to the chase and heads to the front of the pack in a perfect blend of both street racing and cop pursuits. Need for Speed has been looking for this game for a few years, and with Rivals, the franchise gets its revitalization it so desperately needed.
The Xbox One was not left out with NBA 2k14 going $10 off, but the bigger discount is on the Xbox 360, where the game is $29.99 off. The add on content for 2k14 has also been discounted on Xbox 360. Unfortunately for Xbox One gamers, only the Xbox 360 version of Need for Speed Rivals is $29.99 off.
Below is the list of games and add-on content included in Xbox Live Weekly Sale:
- NBA 2K14 – 50% off
- NBA 2K14 – Blue Diamond Jewelry Collection – 50% off
- NBA 2K14 – Gold Jewelry Collection – 50% off
- NBA 2K14 Platinum Jewelry Collection – 50% off
- NBA 2K14 – Spanish Commentary Add-on – 75% off
- Need for Speed: Rivals – 50% off