In my New Years resolution blog I mentioned that one goal this year is to play at least some of every game released on Game Pass in 2022. There was talk in the thread that it might be fun to do a "book club" focused around Game Pass. Now that the first games of the year have dropped on the service I'm trying to find out if there's any real interest or if it's just one of those "it would be nice" thoughts people sometimes have.
The way I would conceive of it working is that every two weeks or so we would pick a game on Game Pass (could be new releases but wouldn't have to) and start a discussion thread on it, with the goal of everyone finishing in an allotted time (I would think two weeks but that's obviously up in the air.) Then if the game has a story that could be spoiled we would do a spoiler thread at that time. We could also set up a Discord chat if that's what people want to do, but one of the advantages of message boards is that you don't have to log in at any particular time, which fits with the different time zones of various people and for people with busy schedules.
I think it would be best to focus on games that are A) Available on PC, console, and preferably streaming so the maximum number of people could participate, B) relatively short so that it's not some huge time commitment to finish something like Scarlet Nexus in 2 weeks, and C) relatively easy so that people wouldn't feel intimidated or like they couldn't participate because of skill limitations.
Those things would all be negotiable depending on who wants to participate, what hardware they have, and what they're comfortable with but if you're on the fence because you don't want to commit 10 hours a week or something ridiculous, the goal would be to avoid that and focus on games where the maximum commitment would be along the lines of 2 hours a week.
If only a few people want to participate then we would pick a game via consensus, if it's a larger number we would do a vote.
I fully realize that there might be zero interest in this but I'm going to be playing at least part of these games any way as part of my resolution so if even one other person is interested I would do it. I'm on the Game Pass train this year anyway so if anyone wants to join there's plenty of room.