January's Xbox Live Games with Gold features a lot of different genres, which could be nice if you're looking for something new to play after the holidays. As ever, these games are only "free" if you have an Xbox Live Games with Gold subscription.


This week the Midwinter Update for Gwent, CD Projeckt Red's card game based off The Witcher 3, finally went live. Gwent, which is still in beta, gets patched pretty regularly, but not like this. Popular cards have seen their abilities simplified and weakened, and text descriptions that added flavour to the game have now been removed. On top of all that, Projeckt Red also overhauled much of the user interface. As a result, the most vocal parts of the Gwent community have revolted.


2017 has been a wonderful year for gaming, with. If you haven’t gotten in on this generation of consoles yet, now’s your chance to get started by picking up an Xbox One S 1TB console and a whopping three games of your choosing for under $AU379.


Three years ago, Mikah Frye and his family lost their home and spent a short period living in homeless shelters. When he saw homeless people in the street earlier this month, he asked his grandmother what could be done. His grandmother suggested that he give up a Christmas present so that he could give someone a blanket.

Mikah gave up his Xbox so that he could give over sixty blankets.


GTA Online has become more outlandish over the years, and the newest Doomsday Heist only adds to the absurdity. Through this free update, you get to fly jet packs, drive submersible cars, and kill kill clone armies. It's exciting enough that I've noticed a lot of players booting up the game again after being away for a long time, only to balk at the in-game price tags.


One of the best features of the rebooted Wolfenstein games has been its likeable cast of characters. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was full of complex resistance fighters with different experiences and opinions to hero BJ Blazkowicz. The game's new downloadable content explores the lives of other people who live and die in the alternate Nazi-controlled US '60s. Wolfenstein without BJ is still fun, but it's not as impactful.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is now on Xbox. The console's more casual feel benefits players who prefer a more strategic, slow-moving pace, but that's in part because the game's signature jankiness is significantly jankier here -- it's hard to play ambitiously when everything from switching weapons to jumping off the aeroplane is just a little more finicky. If you were hoping for a more polished Battlegrounds experience, I'm sorry.


The Doomsday Heist is the latest free update for GTA Online and one of the biggest the game has ever received. The update adds new toys, including missile launching trucks, stealth helicopters, orbital lasers and the long awaited jetpack. The Doomsday Heist update also includes three new heists about saving the world, which eventually lead to a larger mystery about Mt. Chiliad itself.