I think you are missing the point. It's only $3 more dollars than buying a 12 month subscription card and you basically are getting a free game and messenger pad. My subscription runs out on the 25th so I am all over this deal. I already have a messenger pad and PGR4 is an alright game, but chances are I'll take my old messenger pad and PGR4 over to my local DiscReplay and trade them in and buy a blu-ray or something.
Ah, but 12 month subscriptions aren't really $50, at least not if you do even the most minimal shopping around. Amazon has it for $40 now, and it's been as low as $30 recently. I got a 12-month for, effectively after bing cashback, about $25 from walmart.com a short time back. So you're paying some $15 more for it going with amazon's current price, and given recent deals, you've overpaid by as much as $30.