Xbox Game Pass (and Netflix style subscription services for games generally)

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I have to say that the Game Pass has meant I play a lot more games and am more adventurous about what I'll try. Anyone else using it? How do we feel about even having a "netflix for games" anyway? (Also happy to get recommendations on what game pass titles I should spend time on)

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 10:30 (one month ago) link

and before anyone suggests it I already played the shit out of slay the spire

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 10:31 (one month ago) link

I signed up to try it when I bought a second hand Xbox One in February. There are loads of games worth trying on it but the things I've spent the most time playing are a golf game, the Halo remaster and Nier Automata (which is a weird game and I don't know if I actually like it).
It also reminded me why I don't like playing console versions of Minecraft.

treefell, Thursday, 4 June 2020 11:44 (one month ago) link

I've played some Nier Automata. It is weird and I'm stuck on a hard boss at the moment, but I like that you can go bang bang and slash slash simultaneously.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 15:17 (one month ago) link

I subscribed to PS+ purely so my son could play Minecraft with a friend who has a Switch - I haven't taken advantage of any of the free stuff or discounts.

I'm the quintessential '6 album bloke' when it comes to games though.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 June 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

PS+ is the online service, not the same type of thing as we're talking about here (PS Now is sony's version of the latter)

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 16:36 (one month ago) link

ahhhh

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

it is kinda confusing to have separate subscriptions for online play and for the netflix-style buffet but the latter presumably has a lot more costs associated and some people just want to play their one game online

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:22 (one month ago) link

i guess ideally online play would have no additional cost and any subscriptions would just be for games but we're well past that point sadly

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:24 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Observation, recently added to Game Pass, is immediately one of the coolest fuckin things I have ever played/seen just within the first half hour or so

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:41 (one week ago) link

I really liked it - didn’t stick with it but it is really different

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 28 June 2020 08:44 (one week ago) link


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