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