The month of June is shaping up to be great for those with an Xbox Live Gold membership. Like every month, members get to look forward to new games. This month, both <em>Portal: Still Alive<\/em> and <em>EA Sports<\/em>\u00a0<em>NHL 19<\/em> will be available for free.\r\n\r\nBoth of these games are exceptional titles to add to your collection. <i>Portal: Still Alive<\/i> is a port of the original <i>Portal<\/i>, which released for the Xbox 360. If you\u2019ve never got your hands on a <i>Portal<\/i> game, this port is essentially a 3-D puzzle game that plays much like a first-person shooter.\r\n\r\nThe purpose of the game is to solve puzzles using a portal gun. It gives you the ability to create doorways on various surfaces, which you can walk through to get to a different part of the stage. Creative-thinking is required to pass each stage.\r\n\r\nIn addition to solving various puzzles, you\u2019ll enjoy a nice storyline. It was beautifully written and makes you attached to the female protagonist in the game. The visuals are great and the gameplay is extremely well-rounded and fun.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/cDzl0nLOnVQ\r\n\r\nThe more you advance in this game, the more difficult the puzzles get. After a while, they can be quite a challenge. Still, they\u2019re fun to try out once you get a little more comfortable with this game\u2019s format.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s nice to see a brand-new game on this month\u2019s free-game list. It certainly shows you the type of value that Microsoft is willing to give its loyal fan base. <i>EA Sports NHL 19<\/i> is a must-own title if you like hockey games. It features a deep selection of teams. It even has teams from the minor leagues.\r\n\r\nThe graphics also have never been better. They immerse you in the competitive matches that you\u2019ll have online and offline. The gameplay is also extremely smooth and it\u2019s the type of experience you would hope for in an NHL video game.\r\n\r\nThe great thing about this latest installment is you don\u2019t need prior experience to have fun. You can pick up the controls and go. There are plenty of tutorials and practice modes that you can use if you need a little assistance starting off.\r\n\r\nPlaying for the Stanley Cup is just as great as it has ever been. The online mode is also great and should lead to some intense matches with friends and foes. Even the commentary is improved from last year\u2019s edition.\r\n\r\nOverall, <i>EA Sports NHL 19 <\/i>is a complete experience that should get you even more hyped for this year\u2019s finals between the Bruins and the Blues.