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Games With Gold Freebies For January 2016

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A new year means new games, especially the free games on offer for Xbox Live’s Games With Gold program.
Microsoft has announced the Xbox Live Games with Gold roster for 2016 and unfortunately the program isn’t starting the new year with a bang.
On Xbox One, players can grab Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition, the DLC upgrade to the standard free to play version, for the entire month of January. This includes all eight fighters from the first round, sixteen accessory packs, eight extra costumes, and 1994’s Killer Instinct Classic.
From January 16 through February 15, players can download Zheros. It’s a new release that appears to be a side-scrolling beat-em-up with colorful graphics. For those who still have yet to claim last month’s games, Thief will remain available through January 15th, 2016.
On Xbox 360, Dirt Showdown will be available for the first half of the month and Deus Ex: Human Revolution from Jan. 16th- Jan. 31st. Both of these titles are already available as part of the backward compatibility program.
Microsoft recently confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution- Director’s Cut and the DLC missions for the game are not yet supported for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. However, the backwards compatibility team is currently working to resolve this as soon as possible.
What do you think of the games on offer for this month? Are you disappointed that some fairly low profile games are available for free on Xbox One? Let us know in the comments.

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By Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ.

My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up.

I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities.

My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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