Of course, only the first month is $1. The service is actually $10 per month, which is a pretty standard tactic, but somehow feels cheap when it’s integrated into Windows 10’s setup process. While setting up a new PC, you may see a “Discover your next favorite game” page that prompts you to either click “Join for $1.00” or say “No thanks” to this amazing offer.
I can’t believe we’ve reached the level of unironically shoving a “Join for $1.00” XGP upsell into Windows’s first run process pic.twitter.com/c1yZLTg2Yd
At least Candy Crush is gone. Small victories. Source
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass for PC service is actually not bad. For a monthly fee, you get access to a library of games and you can play them all you want. They run locally on your PC. Some people will get good value out of this subscription—but is Windows 10’s setup process really the place for another advertisement? — Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 10, 2021
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