November's Games with Gold announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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November 2014's Xbox Games with Gold have been announced, and even though Microsoft says they are 'no turkeys,' they are pretty much turkeys. Rather than complain about free things though, I'll just give thanks. It is November after all! Here's what's coming next month to Xbox LIVE Gold members for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox One

Volgar the Viking (normally $9.99) - Avialable Nov. 1-30

Volgar the Viking poses a challenge gamers haven't seen since the early days of gaming. The controls are easy to learn -- as you only need a couple of buttons -- but the challenge comes from all sides. Literally.

Starting November 1, you'll be able to take on the role of the sword-swinging, shield-blocking, spear-throwing, bearded Viking and defeat enemies in gorgeous 16-bit pixel graphics.

Xbox 360

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (normally $14.99) - Avialable Nov. 1-15

A sequel to the wildly popular Viva Piñata, you are once again tasked with creating a home for your fellow piñatas. In addition to the challenges you'll face from the evil Professor Pester and his Ruffians, you'll also face the challenges that come with trying to please and attract new piñatas to your garden. Trouble in Paradise gives you 'better controls, more tools, and more robust mulitplayer support' than the original game. For those who don't like the challenge, there's a more-relaxing sandbox mode where you are free to just build your garden with the annoyances of managing peksy piñata needs.

Red Faction: Guerrilla (normally $19.99) - Avialable Nov. 16-30

On Mars circa 2125, the Earth Defense Force -- the original good guys from the first two Red Faction titles -- have become corrupt, and are exploiting the miners and other good folk on the planet. It's your job to take down the oppressive regime and set up a new power structure in its place. Guerrilla is different from other Red Faction games in taht it's open-world, meaning you can go anywhere.

It's not the greatest lineup, but it's not like November's PS Plus is much better.


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