You are 12 years old this year. Video games are a luxury, and this is a matter of course. They are expensive, and you are happy with what you get-maybe two new games will be launched within a year. Think carefully about what you will choose, because you will play many, many times. If your friends are not looking for big names like you, you may play more games by doing some strange rentals. Most games are played through the pages of electronic game magazines, usually with more pictures than words, but this is good.
You got the Special Champion Edition of Street Fighter 2 on Christmas Day. This is a game you can play with your brothers and friends. This is a beautiful day. No one denies this. Later that day, you read the latest issue of Mean Machines. Maybe, you think, you should ask for Sonic Spinball.
Then Santa Claus came in. It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Christmas Day, but who cares? You don’t argue with big people. He held a gold ticket with the words “Game Pass Ultimate” printed on it, and he gave it to you.
Suddenly, your stockings get bigger, and then burst open, and Mega Drive games are piled up like a mountain. You can’t believe your eyes of “getting up at 4 in the morning”. This is the miracle of Christmas. You switch between Aladdin, Gods and Chuck Rock 2, yes, even Sonic spins the ball. What kind of magic is this? Is Sonic spinning so good, or is it blinded by your stupid fondness for Sonic the Hedgehog when you were a kid?
Of course, that was a different era. Number games are not the same thing. The Internet is not even the same thing. If you want to view the game outside of the screenshots before purchasing, you must ask your mom to persuade the people at Dixons to give you a try on the demo unit. But I did think about what it’s like to be a kid now, and maybe have so many easily accessible games. I will be on the moon.
Of course, there are also arguments against Game Pass, mainly focusing on not owning the game and the service will eventually distort development to maximize participation and keep Game Pass subscriptions going. I have never been a game collector. I would sell the few games that I had to fund part of the purchase of new games, and then sell the entire console to get other things. Therefore, the game pass loop title in and out of the service will not bother me at all.
My objection to those who oppose Game Pass is that it opens up games to more people. As a child, the feeling of missing out may be the greatest. There is always a child who has everything, or worse, a family member who has everything-SNES, and the turtle games and super sights you really want. It’s impossible to have everything, most of us know, but if little Jimmy and Julie really want to play Forza Horizon 5 with the kids in the class, and Game Pass makes this possible, that’s great.
Regardless of the age rating, I am 12 years old this year and I will have a very beautiful Christmas with a Game Pass Ultimate membership: Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft, Psychonauts 2, Among us, Dirt 5, Football Manager, Master Chief Collection, Hades… the list is too numerous to mention.This doesn’t even include my favorite games if only Explore and have fun with Game Pass.
As a kid in the 80s and 90s, the idea of a service like Game Pass is unimaginable. That kind of thought laughed on the school playground. It’s hard to imagine it doesn’t exist now. Today’s children are having a great time, at least in the world of video games.