Xbox Games With Gold For July Has Gamers Fuming Like PS Plus Subscribers
Grow Up - Games With Gold July 2017
(Last Updated On: June 27, 2017)

For the first time in a long time Microsoft has been subject to the irascible response from Xbox Live subscribers that’s usually reserved for PlayStation Plus members. Why the sudden change of heart from the black and green brand? Well, a lot of it has to do with the fact that July, 2017’s offerings of Games With Gold just wasn’t hitting the g-spot of expectations.

July kicks off for the Xbox One with Grow Up from Ubisoft. Throughout the month gamers will be able to get their hands on the game that allows them to grow objects to other planets. On July 16th Xbox One owners will then have access to Runbow, a multiplayer racing indie game. You can check it out in action with the July Games With Gold video below.

The inclusion of two indie-style games for the Xbox One did not go over well with the audience at all.

As you can see from the like/dislike meter, a lot of people were not impressed with the Games With Gold for July. That’s typically what the bar looks like for most videos for PlayStation Plus’ free monthly games.

The Xbox One offerings were at least offset with the gritty-as-grit third-person co-op shooter, Kane & Lynch 2 for the Xbox 360.

The game will be available throughout the first half of July, and will be complimented in on the backend of the summer month with LEGO’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Obviously the only noteworthy and “good” game out of the bunch is Kane & Lynch 2. Microsoft is effectively having its first real PlayStation Plus month, where fans aren’t all too thrilled with July’s smorgasbord of goods.

The software line-up was met with an overwhelming sense of being underwhelmed by the free games.



All I can say is that now Xbox Live subsccribers know what PlayStation Plus subscribers have been going through for the past couple of years.

As usual there were the typical shills in the comment section telling everyone to just be thankful for the free games accompanying the paid-for multiplayer that they have to shell out money for each month in order to play games online, something that Steam users get to do for free and something that Nintendo Switch and Wii U users get to do for free as well (…just up until 2018, anyway).

You can look to get in on the free Games With Gold for Xbox Live starting July 1st.


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  • Everybody complains about the free games every month.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    You give them money and they will eventually start giving you finger, middle one.

  • descent3031

    Ever since I got a decent PC, GWG is the only thing I miss about playing the xbone. There is n point in this console if you have a good pc. Doubly so if GWG goes to shit.

  • descent3031

    Ever since I got a decent PC, GWG is the only thing I miss about playing the xbone. There is n point in this console if you have a good pc. Doubly so if GWG goes to shit.

  • descent3031

    Ever since I got a decent PC, GWG is the only thing I miss about playing the xbone. There is n point in this console if you have a good pc. Doubly so if GWG goes to shit.

    • You are 100% wrong. I’m a PC gamer (probably have a better rig than you) and I still prefer to play Xbox on the good ol console. And… you also forgot Game Pass as another reason.

      • descent3031

        “You are 100% wrong. I’m a PC gamer (probably have a better rig than you) and I still prefer to play Xbox on the good ol console. ”

        Damn, I hate it when I’m 100% wrong! It’s even worse when I’m so wrong that you don’t even need to provide any form of reason to back up that claim!

        Games pass? Where I can get games on “special” for the same price that I could get them on release for if I went through ozgameshop or the like?

        Given that your computer can run a wider range of games at uncapped FPS 4k with the ability to have multiple windows open and your own music running with the xbone controller plugged in… why exactly do you prefer to play on the good ol console?

        • You are wrong. Because you claim there is no reason to own a Xbox if one already has a PC. Well… I am using myself as a source as a PC gamer who also owns and plays Xbox to counter your point. So obviously, there is a reason or two or three or four that you missed. If there wasn’t, then I clearly would have sold my Xbox, lol. Not all of us PC gamers are fanboys who pretend our singular plastic box is the end-all source of entertainment.

          • descent3031

            I still have my Xbone too. It’s just gathering dust.
            I suggested that there was little reason to own one because a good PC does it all, but better. You said I’m 100% wrong because……… Well. I’m still waiting for that last part.

            ” Not all of us PC gamers are fanboys who pretend our singular plastic box is the end-all source of entertainment.”

            So now I’m a PC fanboy because I’ve suggested that it’s better than the Xbox that I actually own because of the reasons I’ve stated above.

            If I owned the PC but not an Xbox tell me why I should buy one. So far you’ve failed to do this twice following a claim that I’m wrong.. Are you sure it’s me that’s the fanboy?

          • You are masquerading your preference as fact. And you want me to engage in arguing with you over preference. That’s the only thing I “failed” to do here. It’s okay to like PC or any other platform more than the Xbox or any other platform. I’m not going to debate otherwise.

            You were the one that said there is no reason to own one at this point, even though I’ve pointed out myself in the same boat as you has clearly found a reason. Remember? And you are the one pretending I’ve given no reasoning, even though I have mention Game Pass as one of them (Btw, Game Pass is not the same thing as a wholesale games outlet, lol). Remember? Pretty sure I got it right the first time… you are the fanboy here. I have shown no fanboy behavior at all. Meanwhile you continue to lie to prop up your one and only box. And nobody believes you that you own a Xbox. You bought a hundreds-of-dollars box to use it as a dust collector and then gloat about it on the internet? That sounds unrealistic or incredibly stupid. Which is it? You’ve already lied twice I know for sure. But you’re telling the truth about this? Give me a break, dude.

            How about we give this a rest, eh?

          • descent3031

            Everything I’ve said is my opinion. When someone says “there’s no reason to do this” on an internet forum that’s an opinion… How can you perceive that as a fact?

            If I say I don’t think it’s worth owning. You say a reason why it is. If I then point out why that is not a good reason, you are supposed to show how it was or come up with another one. That’s how discussions are supposed to happen. The other option is to be a smartass and call people “fanboys”, but that’s generally something that people do when they’re stumped and it makes them look retarded, so I don’t advise it.

            ” It’s okay to like PC or any other platform more than the Xbox or any other platform. I’m not going to debate otherwise.”

            I’m arguing that the Xbone is basically a low end PC. Preferring it over a high end PC makes no sense. Is this really such a hard concept to grasp?

            “Meanwhile you continue to lie to prop up your one and only box. And nobody believes you that you own a Xbox. You bought a hundreds-of-dollars box to use it as a dust collector and then gloat about it on the internet?”

            WTF is this nonsense? In the original comment I made, I said what the reason was. To spell it out long form for you:
            I had a shit PC. I got bought an Xbone for Christmas as a large group present. I loved the fuck out of it, (mainly because of GWG and the controller which is the best on the market IMO). My PC actually shat itself and I spent the better part of a year only playing Xbone. I got a high end PC and shortly after, the power supply died on my Xbone. Since then it has gathered dust and I haven’t bothered replacing the power supply.

            You are a new level of fanboy that I’ve not seen before. I’ll give you credit where it’s due though, I’m staggered that someone with your mental acuity can actually operate a keyboard.

            “How about we give this a rest, eh?”

            Yes, please.. I don’t know why I got dragged into this idiotic argument, but Christ Xbox fanboys are diligent.

          • The way you are quoting and breaking down everything I said just to try and counter it… it isn’t hard to see you are wanting to argue just to argue. As a fellow PC gamer, there is nothing new to the table you can teach me or persuade me with. It is interesting that you are still taking that stance, ignoring this fact (a trend with you). Like I said, not all of us are fanboys. Your dislike for the Xbox brand doesn’t make others fanboys… it makes you one. Goodbye.

          • The way you are quoting and breaking down everything I said just to try and counter it… it isn’t hard to see you are wanting to argue just to argue. As a fellow PC gamer, there is nothing new to the table you can teach me or persuade me with. It is interesting that you are still taking that stance, ignoring this fact (a trend with you). Like I said, not all of us are fanboys. Your dislike for the Xbox brand doesn’t make others fanboys… it makes you one. Goodbye.

          • The way you are quoting and breaking down everything I said just to try and counter it… it isn’t hard to see you are wanting to argue just to argue. As a fellow PC gamer, there is nothing new to the table you can teach me or persuade me with. It is interesting that you are still taking that stance, ignoring this fact (a trend with you). Like I said, not all of us are fanboys. Your dislike for the Xbox brand doesn’t make others fanboys… it makes you one. Goodbye.

          • descent3031

            Everything I’ve said is my opinion. When someone says “there’s no reason to do this” on an internet forum that’s an opinion… How can you perceive that as a fact?

            If I say I don’t think it’s worth owning. You say a reason why it is. If I then point out why that is not a good reason, you are supposed to show how it was or come up with another one. That’s how discussions are supposed to happen. The other option is to be a smartass and call people “fanboys”, but that’s generally something that people do when they’re stumped and it makes them look retarded, so I don’t advise it.

            ” It’s okay to like PC or any other platform more than the Xbox or any other platform. I’m not going to debate otherwise.”

            I’m arguing that the Xbone is basically a low end PC. Preferring it over a high end PC makes no sense. Is this really such a hard concept to grasp?

            “Meanwhile you continue to lie to prop up your one and only box. And nobody believes you that you own a Xbox. You bought a hundreds-of-dollars box to use it as a dust collector and then gloat about it on the internet?”

            WTF is this nonsense? In the original comment I made, I said what the reason was. To spell it out long form for you:
            I had a shit PC. I got bought an Xbone for Christmas as a large group present. I loved the fuck out of it, (mainly because of GWG and the controller which is the best on the market IMO). My PC actually shat itself and I spent the better part of a year only playing Xbone. I got a high end PC and shortly after, the power supply died on my Xbone. Since then it has gathered dust and I haven’t bothered replacing the power supply.

            You are a new level of fanboy that I’ve not seen before. I’ll give you credit where it’s due though, I’m staggered that someone with your mental acuity can actually operate a keyboard.

            “How about we give this a rest, eh?”

            Yes, please.. I don’t know why I got dragged into this idiotic argument, but Christ Xbox fanboys are diligent.

          • descent3031

            Everything I’ve said is my opinion. When someone says “there’s no reason to do this” on an internet forum that’s an opinion… How can you perceive that as a fact?

            If I say I don’t think it’s worth owning. You say a reason why it is. If I then point out why that is not a good reason, you are supposed to show how it was or come up with another one. That’s how discussions are supposed to happen. The other option is to be a smartass and call people “fanboys”, but that’s generally something that people do when they’re stumped and it makes them look retarded, so I don’t advise it.

            ” It’s okay to like PC or any other platform more than the Xbox or any other platform. I’m not going to debate otherwise.”

            I’m arguing that the Xbone is basically a low end PC. Preferring it over a high end PC makes no sense. Is this really such a hard concept to grasp?

            “Meanwhile you continue to lie to prop up your one and only box. And nobody believes you that you own a Xbox. You bought a hundreds-of-dollars box to use it as a dust collector and then gloat about it on the internet?”

            WTF is this nonsense? In the original comment I made, I said what the reason was. To spell it out long form for you:
            I had a shit PC. I got bought an Xbone for Christmas as a large group present. I loved the fuck out of it, (mainly because of GWG and the controller which is the best on the market IMO). My PC actually shat itself and I spent the better part of a year only playing Xbone. I got a high end PC and shortly after, the power supply died on my Xbone. Since then it has gathered dust and I haven’t bothered replacing the power supply.

            You are a new level of fanboy that I’ve not seen before. I’ll give you credit where it’s due though, I’m staggered that someone with your mental acuity can actually operate a keyboard.

            “How about we give this a rest, eh?”

            Yes, please.. I don’t know why I got dragged into this idiotic argument, but Christ Xbox fanboys are diligent.

      • descent3031

        “You are 100% wrong. I’m a PC gamer (probably have a better rig than you) and I still prefer to play Xbox on the good ol console. ”

        Damn, I hate it when I’m 100% wrong! It’s even worse when I’m so wrong that you don’t even need to provide any form of reason to back up that claim!

        Games pass? Where I can get games on “special” for the same price that I could get them on release for if I went through ozgameshop or the like?

        Given that your computer can run a wider range of games at uncapped FPS 4k with the ability to have multiple windows open and your own music running with the xbone controller plugged in… why exactly do you prefer to play on the good ol console?

      • descent3031

        “You are 100% wrong. I’m a PC gamer (probably have a better rig than you) and I still prefer to play Xbox on the good ol console. ”

        Damn, I hate it when I’m 100% wrong! It’s even worse when I’m so wrong that you don’t even need to provide any form of reason to back up that claim!

        Games pass? Where I can get games on “special” for the same price that I could get them on release for if I went through ozgameshop or the like?

        Given that your computer can run a wider range of games at uncapped FPS 4k with the ability to have multiple windows open and your own music running with the xbone controller plugged in… why exactly do you prefer to play on the good ol console?