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Is Microsoft Diluting the Value of Consoles and Games With Xbox All Access?

Aug. 29, 2018

We discuss Xbox All Access, Microsoft's new subscription service that allows you to get an Xbox, online multiplayer, and a bunch of games for a single, reasonable monthly price. Games editor Rishi Alwani and friend of the podcast Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab.

Xbox All Access (1:40)

  • What it is
  • How much does it cost
  • Which countries is it available in
  • The advantages of consoles as a service
  • Why it’s not a great fit for Xbox
  • What about India?
  • The chances of theft or misuse
  • Where publishers stand on this
  • Will Sony or Nintendo get into this?
    • Nintendo’s online services
    • Region-locking on Nintendo consoles
    • Region locked companion apps
    • Sony and diluting the value of its games
    • The big services play for Xbox and PlayStation

Games we’ve been playing this week (25:34)

Music: Popular Potpourri and Path Complete from PPPPPP by Magnus “Souleye” Pålsson.

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