Editors' Choice Video Games: 1-Month Xbox LIVE for Free, Preorders of GTA V


It's time to soar, score, and roar your way to video game victory, as this roundup of video game deals that are are all Editors' Choices. You'll enjoy mulling the gridiron delights of WWE '13 or NCAA Football 13, the felonious fun of Grand Theft Auto V, and the glory of a month-long Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for free.

  1. Xbox LIVE logo1-Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
    Store: Xbox LIVE Marketplace
    Price: Free
    Lowest By: $59

    Is It Worth It?: How much Xbox can a gamer handle? We say about as much as one can pack into a month with a free Gold Membership to Xbox LIVE. This offer for a free month of access is the best Xbox LIVE Gold freebie we've seen in recent weeks. Xbox LIVE Gold members get access to online gaming as well as Netflix, UFC, ESPN, iHeart Radio, Hulu Plus, Vevo, and more.

  2. WWE 13WWE '13 for Xbox 360
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $24.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: This edition of WWE for Xbox 360 is a total body slam; it brings "the atmosphere, spectacle, and fervor of a raucous WWE Live event into your living room" where you can battle as Stone Cold Steve Austin against his boss Mr. McMahon, The Rock, or D-Generation X not just on Monday nights, but every night.

  3. NCAA Football 13 for Xbox 360NCAA Football 13 for Xbox 360
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $12.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $11

    Is It Worth It?: Only a few chosen athletes make it onto the football fields of our nation's universities, but with a game like NCAA Football 13, anyone can take the role of Big Man on Campus. And you can spend like one, too, as this deal comes in at $47 off the retail price. While IGN pointed out some visual missteps and audio inaccuracies, they also lauded NCAA Football 13 as "a great game" with "welcome, challenging, and exciting" changes to last year's edition.

  4. Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360Preorder Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 bundled with 1,600 Xbox 360 Live Points
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $59.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: You can't buy Grand Theft Auto V yet, let alone steal it, as it's not scheduled to release until September 17. But you can get a price that's $10 under our recent mention and the lowest total price we've seen for a preorder (assuming you'll use the points). This iteration of Grand Theft Auto is set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding hills, countryside, and beaches. The locale is a stand-in for present-day California, and the game is expected to earn a rating for mature audiences.

  5. Halo 4 for Xbox 360Halo 4 for Xbox 360
    Store: GameFly
    Price: $14.99 with $2.98 s&h
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: In Halo 4, the Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Sounds like a fun trip for the price, dontcha think? IGN could't get enough of the game, raving, "Halo 4 is not only a success, but a bar-raising triumph for the entire first-person shooter genre."

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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