PAX South 2016 saw a pretty exciting announcement from LootCrate, one of the largest monthly box subscription services catering to the nerd community — LootGaming.
As you probably already deduced, LootGaming is focused on games and gamer culture, but that’s not the only change. The new subscription comes with a slightly higher price tag of $25/month as opposed to their $15/month standard subscription. Their reasoning is that they see how excited people get about the 1-2 big ticket items in their boxes, so they figured they’d reduce the amount of smaller items and increase the number of big ticket items. The unfortunate side effect is that the subscription is a little higher in price, but the hope is that you’ll be happier about all the items, rather than just a few.
The new service is trying to focus on games everyone has played, regardless of system. For instance, their first box features items from Skyrim, Street Fighter, and Halo. Although Halo is an Xbox exclusive, it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t at least played it.
Another interesting bit of info is that though the box currently will not include any actual games, they’re looking into doing that in the future. The problem is that they don’t like giving people something they already have, so it’s a bit difficult to widely give games to people and not have them disappointed with duplicates. It seems like they may actually have some developers make LootGaming first release titles in the future, which is pretty dang cool. If they can pull off the next Sneak King, I’m in.