Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Plex Arcade
Plex the free live streaming TV platform is throwing their hat into the subscription gaming service ring. They're calling it the Plex arcade, and when you visit their site it welcomes you with the blurb that says "Let the gaming begin. Play old school Atari classics plus your own collection of game ROMs and emulators on your favorite devices, courtesy of Plex Labs and Atari. It's a guaranteed win!"
It's a subscription service starting at $2.99 a month, if you're a Plex pass holder and $4.99 a month without a Plex pass. Our question is, do you think it will last? In theory, it's a great idea, but it's a tough business model, just ask Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. Well, neither are failures per se, they haven't exactly made a splash in the gaming industry. And in fact, just recently it was announced Stadia is shutting down their internal game studio.
There's something to be said for buying a game and being able to download it and actually own the game. However, subscription services can be a great fit if you just want to try out a bunch of different games without the commitment of spending 30 to $60 per game.
Do you like gaming subscription services? Would you be interested in giving Plex Arcade a shot?