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Deal | GameStop's Power Pass promises half a year of unlimited gaming for 60 bucks

GameStop promises unlimited gaming fun for the cost of a single game. (Source: User Virtua on ResetEra Forums)
GameStop promises unlimited gaming fun for the cost of a single game. (Source: User Virtua on ResetEra Forums)
For just US$60, gamers can purchase a GameStop Power Pass subscription, which allows for unlimited game rentals for a 6 month period beginning November 19. The icing on the cake is that gamers get to keep any rented game for themselves at the end of the subscription period.

Popular video game re-seller, GameStop, has announced an offer that will potentially satiate a gamer's appetite this holiday season. A user going by the name 'Virtua' has posted a magazine ad on the ResetEra forum, which details GameStop's new subscription plan — the Power Pass.

The Power Pass subscription costs US$60 and lasts for 6 months. Gamers can sign up for the offer starting November 19 but it needs to be activated by January 31, 2018. The exact date as to when the subscription will go live is not yet known but gauging by the last date for activation, it could be sometime between December to January. Gamers can select any game from GameStop's vast collection (from old classics to the latest blockbusters), play it, and exchange it for another available title. They can also choose to keep any game they desire at the end of the 6 month period.

While the subscription offer is indeed enticing, there are, however, a few caveats. Firstly, this offer is only applicable for physical discs and not for digital downloads from GameStop's website, which means a trip down the street might be required to select a used game from the physical store catalog. Secondly, there is also a requirement to sign up for the PowerUp Rewards program, possibly to enable GameStop to track the game that the subscriber wants to retain. Given that the entry price for the offer is low, gamers might have to time their store visits to be able to lay their hands on the latest titles or retain a highly popular game.

GameStop's Power Pass will offer some competition to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, which at US$9.99 a month, offers a selection of over 100 titles spanning the Xbox 360 and the new Xbox One. The Xbox Game Pass also allows for exclusive discounts on Xbox One games for those who wish to permanently add a game to their library. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-11- 6 (Update: 2017-11- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.