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.