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Forza Horizon 2 is due out in two weeks, and in addition to the 200-plus cars already included with the game, Microsoft will be giving away a free DLC pack on launch day adding even more vehicles for you to drive.

The Forza Horizon 2 Launch Bonus Car Pack, as it’s called, consists of eight additional (and extremely varied) cars. Here’s what it has in store for you:

  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1993 Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 Esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100

This free DLC pack will be available on September 30, the same day the game launches on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Microsoft didn’t provide any indication for why these cars have been separated like this from those shipping on the disc.

These aren’t the only free cars Forza Horizon 2 players will be entitled to; provided you’ve played enough of a previous game in the Forza series (with the exception of the original), you’ll be able to get up to five free cars.

In addition to the free DLC, there are two DLC purchases you’ll be able to make after picking up Horizon 2. The VIP Membership earns you in-game rewards twice as quickly and gets you the VIP Car Pack (2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), unspecified in-game gifts, access to special multiplayer events, and some kind of “in-game recognition.” This is priced at $ 20, while Forza 5 VIP members get a discount that brings its price down to $ 10.

There’s also the $ 25 Car Pass, which gets you six different DLC packs that will be released monthly beginning in October. Each of these packs will consist of five cars, and by buying the Car Pass, you’ll receive a bonus vehicle in the 2010 Noble M600.

That’s a lot of additional purchases to decide on in addition to the game. Fortunately, you’ll be able to try out the game for yourself before it’s released, as a demo of the Xbox One version is now available for download.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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Today is September 16, which not only means that the first day of Fall is less than a week away, but also that Xbox Live subscribers can now pick up a free copy of Bungie’s 2010 Xbox 360 shooter Halo: Reach.

The game is free today through the end of the month on Xbox Live as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion for Xbox 360. It replaces Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, which was free September 1-15.

Halo: Reach was the final Halo title series creator Bungie developed before moving on to its all-new franchise, Destiny, which was released just last week. For more on Halo: Reach, check out GameSpot’s review and a collection of some of our favorite screenshots below.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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With racing games in particular these days, downloadable content is the rule, not the exception, and Driveclub will be no different: The upcoming racer allows players to get new content post-release that expands the game. To help ensure the community sticks with the game, Sony and developer Evolution Studios will release free content–including tracks and maps–in addition to premium DLC.

Evolution’s DLC plans were laid out today on the PlayStation Blog. In addition to delivering the gorgeous weather system and a photo mode for free, one free car will be released every month from this October through next June. “More new tracks” will join the 25 that ship with the game, and Evolution says they will all be free.

Beyond the free content, Evolution plans to offer “a full calendar of new release DLC that will run deep into 2015.” These DLC releases will consist of more cars, campaign tour expansions, and trophies. They’ll begin being released in November and can be purchased individually or as part of a season pass. Pricing for each pack wasn’t announced, but the total cost adds up to $ 75.84, whereas the Season Pass, which gets you all of this DLC, is priced at $ 24.99. In addition to DLC, players can pay real-world money to unlock cars early.

If there’s something in particular that fans want to see in future updates and DLC, Evolution will be receptive to feedback. “[O]ur post-launch development will be influenced by what you do in the game and the feedback you share with us,” writes community manager Jamie Brayshaw. “New content, improvements, and updates will all be shaped by you and everyone you play with.”

Driveclub was originally scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 before being delayed. It’s now scheduled for release on October 7, and will have a trial version available for PlayStation Plus members. Plus members will also be entitled to a $ 10 discount.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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