There’s a certain charm to having streaming services at your beck and call. I don’t get to watch as much as I want, but when I get a chance to watch something on demand, I usually take it. I love Netflix, and I’ve watched more bad movies on Netflix than I have any right to do, simply because it’s there and I gotta watch something. That’s one thing that the increase in digital video games has done. It was only a matter of time for someone to start a streaming video game service, and that’s the kings of online gaming. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, 100 or so Xbox One and Xbox 360 games available for only $9.99 per month.
It’s not just a bunch of scrub games, either. We’re talking Halo 5: Guardians, NBA 2K16, Fable III, Tekken, Mad Max, and a whole lot more. Best of all, you don’t need Xbox Live to join up with the Xbox Game Pass service, so you don’t have to pay the extra price. Of course, you do need to have Xbox Live Gold to play multi-player games online, but… at least you’ll get to play single-player games without the extra expense.
I’d like to see a full line-up of games once the service gets launched, as well as availability of games and how long they’ll stay up to play before they get swapped out for new games, but… on the surface, this is a really cool idea and I’m definitely considering it.
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