Speaking of huge niches, despite my long career in publishing and generally being known in a book and magazine context, I’m a much bigger gamer than reader these days. I started with the Atari 2600 and have owned at least one gaming console of some sort ever since.
At $15/month, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is arguably the best subscription deal in entertainment right now, and the addition of Outriders—a brand new game I was looking forward to but on the fence about dropping $60 on—makes the subscription a no-brainer. I’ve already played and enjoyed a bunch of games I’d never have gotten around to if I had to buy them individually, and also avoided wasting money on a few that turned out not to be as good as I’d hoped.
If/when Microsoft offers the combo deal on a new Xbox One X with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate again, I’ll jump all over it.