Xbox Games With Gold For January, 2017 Are Now Available
(Last Updated On: January 1, 2017)

Microsoft sent out a reminder that if you subscribed to Xbox Live Gold, the Games With Gold offerings are now available for January, 2017. This includes two free Xbox 360 games and two free Xbox One games. There’s even a little leftover game from 2016 that scrambled across the line because it didn’t want to be left in that dumpster fire known as yesteryear.

Over on the Games With Gold website, they reveal that Outlast, from Red Barrels, hopped the line and will be available between December 16th, 2016 all the way up to January 15th, 2017. It’s a game that represents all the horrors of 2016 and all the pleasures of 2017.

Outlast, the refugee of 2016, is joined by World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap and The Cave. Both of those aforementioned titles will be available for free throughout most of January. Deathtrap will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers up until January 31st, where-as The Cave – from Double Fine Productions, the studio headed up by Tim Schafer who ridiculed minorities, LGBTQ members and women for wanting better ethics in media journalism – will be available between January 1st and January 15th.

During the middle of January two more games will be made available for free, including Killer Instinct Season 2 and Rayman Origins. Both games will drop their price tags like Anthony Weiner drops his drawers for underage girls starting January 16th. Rayman Origins will only be free up until January 31st but Killer Instinct Season 2 will be free all the way into February, up until the 15th.

Gamers seem to be genuinely accepting of Microsoft’s offerings for the January, 2017 line-up of Games With Gold, which is the complete opposite of how gamers reacted when Sony rolled out the lazy list of games that PlayStation Plus members will receive for free throughout January. And in case you didn’t know, PlayStation gamers were gravely disappointed with the PS Plus offerings.


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