Hey remember video clubs? At least that what people still call them (imagine with added Greek accent) back home, you know, brick and mortar places where you can rent physical movies and series. Beyond the nostalgia of the whole thing, I have been growing more and more wistful of the choice available when compared to today's fractured streaming services, which I am becoming really tired of. "Is there anything new on there?" "Is movie X available to buy/rent?" "Maybe movie X is on the other service" and so on, I just don't like it.
So it was with great trepidation that I signed up to Game Pass for the PC this year. The release of Microsoft Flight Simulator was too much to resist and for a while it felt like a good deal. I mean, it helps that every single gaming podcast sings its praises, what a great deal it is etc. And of course it is, a good selection of games for not very much, what's not to like?
But having it for a few months, it has just become another unused service that charges me every month. It shares my greatest issue with streaming services (watch not exactly what you want but instead what's on the service) with the added issue that, with PC game sales coming so often and being so steep, it is hard (for me at least) not to develop a backlog of genuinely good games what I would rather be playing. The guilt of playing things not on Game Pass while paying for it also just makes all my game playing less enjoyable.
It doesn't really work for me so I cancelled today but what does everyone else think of Game Pass, is it really a no-brainer? Has it affected the way you play games, for the better or the worse? Thanks! (and sorry for the rambling)