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And your Xbox Live July free Games For Gold are…

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I don’t think we’ll ever get past the console-pissing competition that exists between Sony and Microsoft when it comes to free games, but at least gamers aren’t caught in a golden shower when the two go head to head. You’ve seen what Sony has to offer next month with PlayStation Plus. Here’s what Microsoft is unzipping in July.

If you’ve got a gold account, you’ll be playing these games for free according to the Xbox Wire:

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition – (Xbox One)

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Coming July 2, “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is a challenging brawler/platformer, arriving via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One. You play Juan Aguacate, a masked Mexican wrestler on a quest to save the President’s daughter from the evil, skeletal Carlos Calaca – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll elbow-drop jaguars.

More than just a meticulously balanced brawler, though, “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” features cleverly hidden secret areas, a vibrant world of wonderment built around the Mexican land of the dead, and a creative ability system that allows for ever-increasing exploration and rewards.

Gotham City Imposters – (Xbox 360)

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Available July 1-15, we have “Gotham City Impostors,” a multiplayer, first-person shooter based on DC Comics’ Batman universe. Here, two teams of six players face off against each other using a variety of Batman- and Joker-themed weapons in good ol’ deathmatches. Raucous fun, and plenty of it to be had for fans of blowin’ stuff up.

Battleblock Theater – (Xbox 360)

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Available from July 16-31, experience “BattleBlock Theater”! You’ve got nowhere to go but up … on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.

A selection of games that may be a bit old, but they’re solid nonetheless. Battleblock Theater will be high on my download agenda, as I’ve never played that game, something which Geoff continually reminds me about with his memory-cricket bat.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014

48 Comments

  1. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 27, 2014 at 07:52

    Battleblock Theater and Guacamelee is the best. I love Guacamelee SO MUCH!! Mainly because Nacho Libre is one of my all time favorite movies…

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    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 08:44

      Awesome, will try it out man!

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      • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

        June 27, 2014 at 08:47

        It’s bloody good bro! And the music ROCKS

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 08:48

          Now, is this a ‘bloody good’ – Rated in ALL JRPS are bloody good, or ‘bloody good’ an objective and realistic assessment? *RUNS SCREAMING

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          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 27, 2014 at 08:55

            Objective you ass!! lol Just play it and you tell me

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 27, 2014 at 08:58

            Your objective is my Ass?! 0-O

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 27, 2014 at 09:04

            Your ass is subjective to my slapping

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 27, 2014 at 09:10

            backs up against wall 0-O

          • Norm

            June 27, 2014 at 09:13

            o_O

          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:17

            You two should get a room.

    • Jeremy

      November 20, 2014 at 09:53

      No, they ARE the best.

      Now that I am done correcting your bad grammar, no they suck.

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      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        November 20, 2014 at 10:26

        5 month old grammar correction…
        Wow, I guess I should thank you?

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  2. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 27, 2014 at 07:59

    Ewwww golden shower

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 27, 2014 at 08:08

      Ja nee, sies.

      Reply

  3. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 27, 2014 at 08:12

    Battle block theater.. I FOUND WALDO!!!!

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 27, 2014 at 08:14

    Gotham City Imposters is a fun game,not a AAA shooter but I recommend trying it.

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  5. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 27, 2014 at 08:15

    You know…. I was just thinking. So many people claim that things like Steam Sales destroy the gaming industry. But if that is true then how much more do games being given away free harm the industry?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 08:17

      It’s not free, we pay a yearly subscription fee. Through the power of magic and polish bookkeeping it’s made possible even though said fee is less than R500 a year

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 27, 2014 at 08:32

        I know. But the point is that everyone complains about steam sales but don’t bat an eye at these free games. It doesn’t make sense to me

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 08:45

          Agreed, though to be fair recently they have decent games, the crap they were offering us up till a few months ago was, well, crap 🙂

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 08:52

            huehuehue

      • Jeremy

        November 20, 2014 at 09:54

        It is free, you are paying for the PS+ subscription, not the games.

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 20, 2014 at 10:11

          Yeah but we don’t keep the games if we stop paying.

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    • iAmWeasel

      June 27, 2014 at 09:11

      The reason why people moan about Steam sales is because there are guys on Steam who have 100+ unplayed games which they paid next to nothing for. I actually play my free games on console, and its only like 1 AAA title per month, so hardly a lot of content.

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      • zeemonkeyman

        June 27, 2014 at 09:15

        Hey! I play my steam sales games…..at least 10% of them!

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 27, 2014 at 09:16

        I’m pretty sure there are loads of free games on console people haven’t touched.

        I can use your same argument saying that I don’t have unplayed games on my Steam account because I don’t leave the games I buy untouched.

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        • CAE9872

          June 27, 2014 at 09:18

          You would be correct – I am one of them. I do not get the Steam Sales issue any more than I do the Live/PS Store issues. They have just as many sales, free games, etc.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 09:20

            Exactly. So if it doesn’t hurt console sales then I don’t understand why Steam would hurt the entire gaming industry.

            My point is that all platforms have this practice and it doesn’t hurt the industry. Tis the point I was trying to make anyway

          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:28

            Maybe it is simply that Steam Sales are seen as an EVENT! MS and PS sales happen every week or so, sometimes good, sometimes not so good, whereas the Steam sales are like waited on with baited breath by the gamer community!

            But yip I agree with you – makes no sense to single out one over the other.

        • iAmWeasel

          June 27, 2014 at 09:24

          That’s great, I’m glad that you aren’t wasting your money on games that never get played, good man The fact still remains though that PC gamers generally are the worst culprits when it comes to hoarding unplayed games. All I ever hear from PC guys is “wait to get it on Steam sale”, where as the console guys are primarily the ones still buying new games off the shelf. So the drips and drabs of “free” content on those consoles clearly isn’t having the same effect as the “perpetual sale” PC realm.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 10:19

            Are you telling me I’m cheap because I only purchase games on special?

            I can’t afford games at release prices so I take the knock of playing it later so that I can purchase it cheaper. So am I suddenly hurting the industry because I can’t afford to buy at release price? No. Not at all. That’s BS. I’m still giving money to the devs and publishers for their games. Yes I pay less because it’s further down the line, but that’s standard in any industry. The longer a product has been out the cheaper it becomes because there are other, newer products that have come out already.

            Saying that console players primarily buy off the shelf is a fallacy too because of bargain bin hunting where most console players buy second hand. Second hand purchases don’t even give money to the publisher or dev. Tell me what effect you think that has on the market where a second hand purchase only enriches the store it is bought from?

  6. Rince&Shitity

    June 27, 2014 at 08:45

    Oh wow, some games I actually want!

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    • CAE9872

      June 27, 2014 at 08:55

      What you meant to say is “Oh wow!” I like to be of assistance 🙂

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  7. CAE9872

    June 27, 2014 at 08:50

    Darryn – you forgot to add that Max : Cursed Brotherhood is also free…just happens to be again for Xbox One.

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    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 08:52

      Where can I find that? Not on the Free on Gold atm.

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      • CAE9872

        June 27, 2014 at 08:54

        Quote from CVG “Meanwhile, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will remain free for another month.”

        So yip I definitely downloaded it in June as it was free for June and is going to remain free for July. I know I “prepurchased” both this and Halo Spartan Assault for when, one day, I buy an Xbox One! I think…

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 08:57

          But? 🙁

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          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:02

            but but but…?

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 27, 2014 at 09:11

            Just been on live and the game says R149, trying to find where it’s free!

          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:16

            On you on the SA Live site or UK – if you quoting Rands then I assume SA. I am on my UK Live account. I have bitched about the content issue on SA Live already so will resist the temptation.

            If you go to UK site you will see that and Halo Spartan Assault still listed as free to end June…something to consider.

  8. iAmWeasel

    June 27, 2014 at 09:08

    “they’re solid nonetheless”… umm.. 1 new X1 title and 2 arcade titles for 360.. this sucks.

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    • CAE9872

      June 27, 2014 at 09:12

      I have to respectfully disagree – I don’t think it sucks at all. You getting them for “free” – how can that possibly suck! And as a PS Plus member let’s not do the comparison as essentially PS is offering 2 free games a month for each platform – they just happen to have 6 because of the Vita.

      I think all those titles are quite solid actually. But then I have never, and will NEVER, complain about the games I get from either platform holder! Sometimes I win as I don’t have them, sometimes I don’t as I already bought them…either way = win, win, win…

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      • iAmWeasel

        June 27, 2014 at 09:19

        That whole “don’t complain because it’s free” thing is BS. Firstly, its not free… nothing in life is free… every bit of monetary or other type of support which you are giving MS is what is buying you these “free” games.

        Secondly, I don’t care if they’re the 2 best arcade games on Live… the precedent has been set by Sony and by MS themselves to offer up some AAA content each month too. So yes, if there’s suddenly no AAA in the line up then that is poor form in my opinion.

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        • CAE9872

          June 27, 2014 at 09:25

          The “free” issue is not a cop-out! Go back one year – you had to pay to have a Gold membership on MS and you got nothing in return. Now you essentially paying the same and getting to 2 games without any additional cost. And no I am not naive enough to think they free-free.

          But you have to concede you getting something now you didn’t get before at no additional cost.

          As for AAA content – you obviously allowed your opinion but I don’t recall either of them saying it will be AAA all the time. Both newer consoles are still in their infancy and need to establish content first. Heck PS isn’t offering AAA games as you may define it.

          Personally I am very happy with all the games offered to date from both. Sure sometimes a little old, sometimes not quite what is hoped but to simply complain doesn’t acknowledge the content we are getting. Something we were not getting before…

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          • iAmWeasel

            June 27, 2014 at 09:29

            Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t kick up a big stink about it because of the reasons you described. I’m just saying this lineup for July isn’t hot shit in my view.

  9. CAE9872

    June 27, 2014 at 09:09

    I was just working out that IF I get an Xbox One come Sep the bloody 26th (!) I should have roughly 7 games assuming we get two a month going forward. Without any boxed game at launch…

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  10. Brady miaau

    June 27, 2014 at 11:43

    Ugh. Something I want to play please?

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  11. VampyreSquirrel

    June 27, 2014 at 12:20

    Ooooo Battleblock!!! Been tempted to buy it… but now I don’t have to!!! yay!!

    Reply

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