Just on the market value at any stage... I've just purchased Metro Exodus Gold Edition for £22 quid. Can you give me a cheaper option at this stage of the games life? Also considering that I can stream it for free if i don't pay a sub (which to me is a added value).
I'm not here to convince you mate, just responding as to what it is, so so many people go "oh isn't it like Netflix". Now that you know that it isn't you can choose the business model that suits you. Also you could argue that you don't get access to all content only a catalogue of what is available to the provider to offer. Netflix has lost lots of videos that have gone over to other services that you have to pay for. Also regionally you have different catalogues, so no streaming service is perfect and all encompassing.
Still rubbish and not comparable to streaming services that only charge the sub for access to ALL content. And discount of 'several' games is not a plus point; they still far exceed the market value at any stage of the shelf life of the game. Sorry mate, you'll never convince me the business model is a good one or that the tech is good enough to handle all types of game without requiring the end user to have very fast internet. But I appreciate you see things differently.
Because there are plenty of films, music that you can buy on Amazon outside of any included with a prime subscription. Use a fire stick and you see included with prime then for others you see buy for £x. Also don't pay your Netflix sub and you won't get any K to stream at. Don't pay for your amazon sub and you can still stream films that you have bought. Stadia, don't pay a sub and you can still stream your bought games at 1080P. Have a Stadia sub, then you get discounts on several games each month and if you do pay full retails, you can still stream them in 4K or 1080p for no sub cost.
Some good points, to be honest for me it comes down to being tightfisted, I've got a good PC that when I replace my 1070 with a 3090(possibly 3080) will be totally top of the line so and I really don't like wasting money so I don't maintain more than one extra service at a time. At home I'm always on the PC and local stream, but outside I like that it is android friendly and the Shield is portable enough to go to a hotel with when I'm travelling for work and even when there is crap internet or no internet I don't have to burn through my data on my phone with rubbish latency as I can boot up the shield local games as well if GFN doesn't work. I'll probably end up getting xcloud and PSN on and off if they take off to get the console games, but for me I'm ok with saving the extra cash and putting the extra bit of work into GFN, and once they have the publishers back in line they will be able to get the teething issues sorted and I doubt there will be a huge difference between them. Really though it just really chaps me buying games again and again on multiple platforms, I don't mind when it's included in the fee i.e. get the service and play all of these games, but I don't like pay for service and then pay for games, it just bugs me. I actually kind of like the one hour time limit on the free version, although the queuing is a bit of a faff. To be honest if they got a handful of f2p or jump in and play games on immediate play, but with a time limit I would play the crap out of them even if they were only so so. I also kind of wish they still ported games, I would love rocket league native on the shield.