With a bit of luck I managed to get an Xbox Series S for the holidays. I’ve only had it for about a week, but the lean machine – and especially the Game Pass subscription I bought for it – has fundamentally changed my gaming life in ways that I’m still trying to process.
For those of you who remember my blog Xbox holes (a harmless attitude that caused me undue grief) I got the S series and not the X because the holes are smaller and therefore less annoying to me. I’ve never owned an Xbox before, even though I had access to it through exes and roommates. Last time I was able to take a controller and play one gloriole
My new Xbox is driveless (which annoys my partner for being a Church of Physical Media fanatical supporter), but the existence of Game Pass more than makes up for my inability to play anything from its extensive library of 360 games. Before arriving in KotakuThe reality of my life with bills and debt paid off deciding which games to buy and play to weigh the investment of time and money. Why spend $ 60 or even $ 30 on a video game when I won’t play it enough?
Game Pass erases all of my previous problems and hesitations. Interested in a game but not enough to warrant a $ 60 price tag? Nier: machines is free with my subscription of $ 14.99. Do you only have 30 minutes before you pass out? That’s just enough time to pass the “Long Night of Consolation” campaign The Master Chief Collection. Despite this job, I try to be selective about which games I spend my time on, hoping to make a few words out of them. But with all the games available to me now, I’m going totally crazy, damn it.
Because of the Game Pass, I even enjoy the games that I am Not play. My partner has spent more hours on Xbox than I have and been a great pleasure watching. The first night we had the Game Pass, we had a lot of fun figuring out what the surgical unit was Absolutely accurate battle simulator. We giggled our asses off and watched the tiny fighters spin around the arena, and I even wrote notes about the showdowns between Da Vinci tanks, mammoths, Valkyries and scarecrows. (TABS is actually very well balanced, so we never determined God-Oneness, but in our hearts it’s the snake archers.)
With Game Pass, I feel like an unsupervised kid in a candy store because I know I’ll never get caught or punished, however encouraged shoving my face straight into the chocolate fountain. I started playing anthem for God’s sake (and it’s not bad!).