Commenter Blessrok remembers the good old days of the Sega Channel in today's Speak Up on Kotaku, and wonders how many gamers would flock to a monthly game subscription service on modern day consoles. No, PlayStation Plus doesn't count.
I remember fondly as a kid having the Sega Channel. I thought it was the best thing ever and the first of every month I'd get excited because it meant having another batch of new games at the ready whenever I wanted to play them. I think if it wasn't for the Sega Channel I would never have even played nearly as many Genesis games as I had or even heard of them. I know going to Blockbuster I'd even look at box art and go "nah", but w/the Sega Channel I found out how truly great some of those games were because I was free from the risk of losing my allowance to a crap game.
I wonder if subscription based gaming could be popular these days. If you could subscribe to something like the Sega Channel for modern consoles, would you?