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Member Since 26 Nov 2003
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In Topic: Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment - Walmart $24.96 IN STOCK! (YMMV)

11 February 2020 - 08:54 PM

Let's be honest. The real problem is that humans need more thumbs.

In Topic: [H] Paypal F&F [W] Xbox Live 6 or 12 month subscription

24 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

No longer needed.

In Topic: [H] Paypal F&F [W] Xbox Live 6 or 12 month subscription

24 June 2019 - 02:14 PM

Only looking for a 3 month sub.

In Topic: [H] Paypal F&F [W] Xbox Live 6 or 12 month subscription

23 June 2019 - 01:09 PM

Now only need 3 or 6 months subs. Thanks!

In Topic: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate $1 only !

23 June 2019 - 01:04 PM

Actually, this deal doesn't seem like a "no brainer" to me.  I've been dragging my feet about this deal after reading it.  
 
Maybe because I'm a PS4 guy (but I do have an Xbox One X).  
 
I'm looking at the games on Game Pass, and none of them really interest me.  I don't need an active LIVE sub because I don't play multiplayer games that require it (I'm not even subbed to PS+).  I don't know what the point of Game Pass on PC is (if you have an Xbox), since most games are Play Anywhere.
 
I really only care about the tentpole titles.   So after E3, it looks like: Gears 5, Ori 2, and that's it.  Both should cost me less than $150; and I get to own them forever, or resell to get ~50% money back.
 
Just because something is cheap in relation to it's MSRP, doesn't mean it has value.  I think what a lot of people are doing is comparing the typical $60 game price, to this deal.  This is a flawed comparison, due to the differences in consumer options with regards to physical v. digital.
 
A lot of people are also forgetting that the games on Game Pass can be removed from the program.  This allows Microsoft to limit the value of Game Pass, creating a "ceiling".  If it was simply an ever-expanding library where games just keep getting added, that would be a different thing.
 
What Microsoft has done with Game Pass is to give people a sense of 'power' with choice.  They pay a low monthly price, and say to themselves, "look at all these games I can choose from!" -- a focus on quantity, with little regard to actual title quality.  
 
And there's a whole entire point about time limitations.  When a busy month comes out with 2-3 major titles, you are going to focus on those games instead.  You only have a limited amount of time.  But you're still giving Microsoft $5/month, because you've committed to 3 years.
 
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I quoted one person, but it's addressed to all.  I've read through the thread and there really wasn't a closer examination on what is actually at play here; maybe because for some it really is a good deal for their situation, and maybe others jumped in due to FOMO (fear of missing the deal).
 
I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.


You seem to be a good problem solver like myself. My PS4 collected dust so I sold it. You can't make this deal be a no brainer when it clearly isn't for you.