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Xbox One gets twice as many Games with Gold from backwards compatibility

Xbox Live Games with Gold will have twice as many titles for Xbox One owners starting next month. Microsoft announced that all Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November onward, confirming the plans it first put forward in August.

If you're in the Preview Program, you'll be able to play Dirt 3 on Xbox One as soon as it joins Games with Gold on November 1. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for the backwards compatibility update to roll out to the general public on November 12. That gives you a window of a few days to claim Dirt 3 before Dungeon Siege 3 takes its place on November 16.

Don't forget that Microsoft is giving out the complete Xbox 360 Gears of War collection to everybody who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition online by December 31. That and Games with Gold should give you plenty of free stuff to play while you're waiting for a holiday haul and/or becoming utterly destitute from buying presents for ingrates.

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