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Console/PC Game Pass Subscriptions vs Owning The Game.

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So despite not playing a ton of console games, I finally upgraded from my XBOX 360 to an XBOX ONE S about a year ago. I have a 4K TV and while I don't do any gaming in 4K really, I wanted it for it's ability to do 4K HDR BRD.

After a bit of juggling, a free trial and such, I ended up converting 3 months of xbox game pass I was gifted, and my 6 month subscription to XBOX LIVE GOLD, into a 9 month Subscription to the XBOX/PC Game Pass and on top of this I have the EA Game pass for XBOX.

But when talking about this with a friend earlier, I realize I actually own all the games I play. Some I bought new, most I bought when they went down in price.

So I guess my question is, do you prefer to pay a monthly subscription for game access or to own a physical (or digital) copy of a game that you can walk away with in the end?

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I also have XBOX Game Pass, partially due to the upgrade window, and also because I already had it when I tried to renew my Gold account.  That being said, I personally prefer to just straight up buy the games because I rarely play and would like to be able to continue playing even if I stop paying.

I have a mixture of both physical and digital games.  I recently bought at 512 GB MicroSD card (didn't realize there was such a thing) for my Switch for all fo the games and the updates that go along with it.

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Just now, judda said:

I recently bought at 512 GB MicroSD card (didn't realize there was such a thing)

Once they broke the 200GB Barrier, The available sizes skyrocketed and the prices fell like crazy. I just bought a Two-Pack of 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus Micro SD cards (U3, A2, V30) cards for $45.00. It wasn't long ago that I spent $45 on a 64GB card and thought it a great investment.

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7 minutes ago, GeekGirl said:

Once they broke the 200GB Barrier, The available sizes skyrocketed and the prices fell like crazy. I just bought a Two-Pack of 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus Micro SD cards (U3, A2, V30) cards for $45.00. It wasn't long ago that I spent $45 on a 64GB card and thought it a great investment.

Geez - I remember when I was buying a 64 GB USD key thinking "this is huge" had it was likely more than that.

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For my son the XBox Game pass for the XBOX One has proved worth it since he does have a few he plays on there a lot but also checks out many new ones. Or at least, he did in the first year - I should verify this now. ?

However - I recently dropped my EA pass (shortly after they added a higher version of it). I was mostly just playing the Dragon Age series and I calculated it was cheaper just to buy those than to keep paying for the subscription so after a few years I finally cancelled.

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Yeah - I think I'm going to drop my EA Pass before my next renewal - I don't play enough games from it (or any really) for it to be worth it.  This year it kind of accidentally renewed *facepalm*

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