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July’s Games with Gold confirmed as Assault Android Cactus and Death Squared

Its that wonderful time of the month where we get to see what our free Xbox Games with Gold are. For the month of July we are getting Assault Android Cactus and Death Squared for the Xbox One, and for you 360 owners (and available on the Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility) are Splinter Cell Conviction and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci fi universe. Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers. Utilising a draining battery mechanic in place of lives, Assault Android Cactus challenges you to think fast and keep the bullets flying, blending the gameplay of western styled arena shooters with aspects of Japanese style bullet hell as you charge head first through transforming stages, massive boss battles and an eclectic cast of characters on the way to saving the day.

Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2 or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don’t mind a little arguing for the greater good. Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a colour-coded goal, but the path is beset with deadly traps and hazards. Teams of players will need close observation and communication to keep each other alive and discover a solution together. Complete the main campaign in single player or with two players, then take a group into four-player Party Mode for the ultimate teamwork trial! For those that can’t get enough, head to the ‘Vault’ to find extra experiments recommended only for the brave.

 

Trials of the Blood Dragon and Brave now available FREE with Xbox Games With Gold

It’s March, and its officially the first day of Spring, unless you live in the UK (like us) where you will be experiencing the worst snow storms and winds in years! But, the first day of March also brings Trials of the Blood Dragon and Brave available for free with Xbox Games with Gold.

Trials of the Blood Dragon – Discover an epic single player experience, combining the top notch gameplay of Trials with the unique style and attitude of Blood Dragon. Take control of Rex Power Colt’s cybercommando kids as they drive, shoot, swing, tame and travel through different environments. Expect also hot competition with Ghost mode, Global Score and Leaderboards.

• TRIALS WITH A STORYLINE – 30 missions across 7 different worlds, fully animated cut scenes, colourful characters and a self-contained story set 12 years after the events of Far Cry Blood Dragon.

• OFF YER BIKE! – As well as the trusty Motorbike, discover the art of the BMX, 8-wheel tank, Turbo Flip R/C, jetpack and mine cart. You migh even have to go on foot, a first in the history of Trials.

• USE YOUR HANDS – Beyond driving, the level of action is cranked up with the addition of weapons and a grappling hook, bringing a whole new level of gameplay to the world of Trials. If you don’t succeed at first, try shooting it.

Download Trials of the Blood Dragon here!

Brave: The Video Game – Challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp and other popular characters from the Disney Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. With your wits and bravery, face off against fierce enemies to end a magical curse and save the kingdom!

Download Brave: The Video Game here!

 

Xbox Games With Gold for February 2018 announced

It’s that time of the month where we find out the details of the next Xbox Games With Gold. In February 2018 Xbox One owners will be getting Shadow Warrior and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, whilst 360 gamers will get Split Second and the classic Crazy Taxi. Of course, the two 360 titles will also be playable on your Xbox One through the magic of Backwards Compatibility!

Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India sees you embody Arbaaz in his quest for retribution through a colourful depiction of 19th century Colonial India in 2.5D stealth gameplay. Discover an exquisite depiction of Colonial India thanks to a palette of vibrant colours. Zip-line across the streets of Amritsar, hide in the shadows of the palace, and hunt legendary artifacts, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. As a smart and charming Assassin, use new subterfuges to disguise and to loot. Discover all-new Assassin’s gear such as the talwar (curved sword) and chakram (circular throwing weapon) to deal great damage and interact with the environment.

 

Games With Gold Announced for January 2018

As we head into 2018, Xbox have announced the Games With Gold line-up for January 2018. From January 1st through to 31st we have The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3, which will make its debut on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced upon release. Then, from Jan 16th to February 15th we have the London based Zombie survival game Zombi.

On the Xbox 360, and of course available on the Xbox One via the Backwards Compatibility program, are Tomb Raider Underworld, which is free from January 1st to 15th, and then Army of Two, from Jan 16th to 31st.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3 – In this final chapter of the trilogy, you’ll see Borgovia in its darkest state. The civil war may be over, but a strange cult is prophesying the end of the world. Van Helsing will do battle against even more terrifying beasts with an expanded arsenal for six specialized character classes and a more detailed, diverse leveling system. He’s now prepared to face his archenemy in this world of squabbling factions and criminals, but he won’t be alone — Lady Katarina, his ghost companion, is still with him and her story is set to be revealed as well.

Zombi – How long do you think you can survive in the streets of London, surrounded by the infected among the roads and underground canals? If you happen to fall victim to these mindless enemies, you’ll lose all your possessions. Start again as a different survivor and you can fight your way back to recover your stash. Plan well and you may make it out alive.

Tomb Raider Underworld – Dive, climb, fight, and jump your way back into the world of Lara Croft as she travels around the world to uncover the mystery surrounding Thor’s Hammer. You’ll need all of your new combat options and gear to help prevent a forgotten power being unleashed that could destroy civilization.

Army of Two – Combat, camaraderie, and cash. Bring your best buddy (or play with the AI) in this innovative co-op third-person shooter centered around the world of private military enterprise. Earn and spend your money to improve your weapons and increase your lethality as your jobs will take you around the world, from Afghanistan to South Korea, where your team will confront a conspiracy that threatens the entire world.

 

Rob Bangers

This episode of Rob’s Bangers is a little late this week due to some work issues, I won’t bother you with all that but let’s get stuck in with this week’s suggestions. I have a varied music taste and I am a firm believer that everyone should try anything twice, that goes for anything in life in general really. My taste goes full circle and I will always come back to the same genre at some point and that normally some of the hardest metal out there, as you’ll see from my selection.

This week’s Rob’s Bangers has been inspired by Decembers games with gold, Warhammers: End Times-Vermintide makes an appearance and if you liked the Left4Dead series then you’ll love this, purely because it’s essentially the same game but set in different times. Hull-based band Black Tongue released a song by the same name and it comes from their album The Unconquerable Dark, which by the way is a must in anyone’s library. The members of Black Tongue have tried their hand at various guises but this album is definitely something I would recommend to you. For the second track this week is also a hard brutal tune inspired by the second game GWG title which is Tell-Tales Back to the Future game, because of that I have chosen satan worshippers anthem Turn Back Time by Aqua, what? don’t judge me.

Xbox Games with Gold announced for December 2017

Decembers Games with Gold has been announced, with Xbox One owners getting Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide for free during the month of December. Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition will be available as a free download from December 16th to January 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting December 1st, Child of Eden will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through December 15th. Then on December 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death for free until December 31st.

Cobalt Free with Games With Gold on Japanese Xbox Store

Cobalt is an action side-scrolling video game developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang. It was released on 2 February 2016. It is now available for free with Games with Gold on the Japanese Xbox store. You do not need a Japanese account to take advantage of this offer. Simply click here to go to the page on the store and either click the blue button or, take advantage of the translate option in most web browsers.

Shoot, roll, punch, and jump your way to slowmotion victory in Cobalt, an action platformer from Oxeye Game Studio. Take on the role of a mysterious cyborg stranded on an even more mysterious planet in our single player campaign, or play with friends in a wealth of coop and versus multiplayer modes. It’s an incredible amount of fun.

 

Runbow and Lego Pirates Now available on Games With Gold

Its the middle of the month, which means new games are now available to download for free with Xbox Games With Gold. Already announced at the start of July are Runbow and Lego Pirates of the Carribean, which came to the service on 16th July. Grow Up is also still available until the end of July.

Runbow is a fast-paced action party game for up to 8 players locally and 9 players online. Platforms and obstacles appear and disappear with each swipe of the background color, so if you can’t see something, IT DOESN’T EXIST! Players can go head-to-head in Run, Arena, and King of The Hill, or hone their skills on their own in Adventure or The Bowhemoth. DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is an action-adventure game that brings the Pirates of the Caribbean world and all its colourful characters to life in LEGO Brick form. Players will experience all the memorable scenes from all 4 films in the humorous and quirky LEGO Video Games style. DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

Grow Up – While out exploring the galaxy with MOM, BUD’s parental spaceship, she goes to pieces. Literally – MOM’s all over the place. The positioning of that moon was inconsiderate. Now her ship parts are scattered far and wide across an entire alien planet so rich in flora and fauna it would make even the most jaded galactic gardener’s head spin. It’s up to BUD to collect all her parts and get them back to the moon. DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

July’s Games With Gold Announced

FREE STUFF! WE ALL LOVE FREE STUFF!

And in July there are more free games coming from the Games With Gold program on Xbox!

Hitting the scheme on July 1st and available for the whole of July is Grow Up. Then from July 16th through to August 16th is a new release called Runbow.

Grow Up – Living the life of a B.U.D. (Botanical Utility Droid) can be tough. Especially when your spaceship breaks into pieces and scatters across a planet filled with amazing plants and wondrous structures! As B.U.D., along with your friend P.O.D., you’ll traverse this open world and recover parts of your ship. Fly, climb, bounce, roll and complete challenges along the way in this wibbly wobbly fun adventure.

Runbow – A fast-paced party action game with a never before seen color mechanic. Up to nine players can race against each other locally or online as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the colored background changes. Go head-to-head in one of Runbow’s modes, including Arena, King of the Hill, ColourMaster, and The Bowhemoth.

 

Then, for Xbox 360 (and of course Backward compatible) are Kane & Lynch 2 and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean!

Kane & Lynch 2 – Play as two violent and disturbing criminals in the action shooter Kane & Lynch 2. Lynch, the psychopath, has his sanity on the edge at all times and Kane, the ex-mercenary, is disillusioned and desperate. Play as both in an epic single-player story driven campaign, or team up with a friend over Xbox Live.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game – Time for a swashbuckling adventure in LEGO form. Play as characters from the classic film series, each with their own personalities and abilities, and join your friends in co-op play! The wide-open seas are full of bricks for the plundering in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.

Zoo Tycoon available for free on Japanese Xbox Store

Zoo Tycoon was a launch game for the Xbox One, and if like me you have young children it’s a great game for them to play.  It is available for free on the Xbox Japanese store but you don’t have to create a new account or gamertag to take advantage of this. Simply follow this link, cross your fingers that your web browser translates the web page, sign in with your UK account, and then click buy.

Easy peasy – more free games!