Four free games will be available as part of Xbox Games with Gold in January. You’ll get these Games with Gold for free if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription starting January 1. Here are the titles:

  • Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition (Xbox One)
  • DiRT Showdown (Xbox 360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution ( Xbox 360)
  • Zheros (Xbox One)

You can read more about the selections over at Xbox news. Xbox Games with Gold is a program that releases free games every month; a year of releases could amount to up to $700 in free games.

Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are a great holiday gift if you’ve run out of ideas (and time), by the way. Check out Pixelkin’s gift guide for more on that!

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda or her family foundation's website, is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.