Utomik Takes Digs At Xbox Game Pass, Offers 500 Games For $5.99 A Month
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(Last Updated On: June 9, 2017)

A new cloud-streaming gaming service from a company called Utomik wants to sweep the hype out from under Microsoft’s feet. The service came out swinging arms at the Xbox Game Pass, claiming that instead of paying $9.99 a month to access 100 Xbox titles through the cloud streaming service, you can access 500 PC games for only $5.99.

According to the pitch…

“We get it, Xbox Game Pass released just last week, they’ve thrown a big budget marketing campaign in everybody’s face, and people like to read about brands they already know. But maybe one of the following reasons is why you should pay attention to Utomik, the monthly “unlimited play” gaming subscription service. Play outside the box!”

The press notice states that it works 20 times faster than the Xbox Game Pass due to their “unique” tech. They say they have 500 games ripe and ready right out of the gate provided by over 50 publishers, and a flexible subscription program for a single user at $5.99 a month or a pass for up to four separate users for $9.99. The $9.99 plan is known as the family plan, and technically you could use it to play online multiplayer games cooperatively or team up in PvP titles.

They also claim that none of the games offered through their service are there for a limited time, they’re there to stay.

They have a pitch video available, but it only briefly covers what games they offer and how they can be played.

It seems a little odd to take digs at Xbox Game Pass when the Utomik service is on a completely separate platform. I mean, people who want to play Xbox games will get the Game Pass, and usually they’re going to do so for the exclusives.

Nevertheless, I can’t help but recall a time when services like OnLive and Gaikai were were all the rage some seven or eight years ago. Then again, net speeds just weren’t very accommodating for cloud streaming and data caps were a real pain… although, in this day and age the bandwidth speeds may have come up but data caps are still an issue.

Anyway, if you really want to try out Utomik for 14 days there’s a free trial. If you have money to burn, no decent gaming PC, no data caps on your net service, a fast and reliable broadband connection, and plenty of time on your hands, you can learn more about Utomik by visiting the official website.


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  • DaniSpooks

    I use utomik for some games when I’m streaming, and even used a couple so far for videos on my YouTube channel, yea they may not all be huge AAA games, but they aren’t as big as some other company’s, and for them to be competing with Xbox, that’s impressive if you ask me

  • Disqusted

    I hate how the media depicts gamers. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who looks even remotely like a huge-beareded hipster nerd.

  • Gloose Milkstream

    That is really great news! I am getting sick of buying all those expensive games

    • LurkerJK

      your math sucks

      look at their “most popular games”
      https://www.utomik.com/games/

      With 6 bucks you can permanently buy 1 to 5 games in that list and you could do that each month

      • Gloose Milkstream

        LoL get your facts straight – Borderlands 19.99 , dead island 19,99 evoland 2 19,99 redfaction 19,99.

        That would take me 3 months every time for one game ,..
        Fuck off hating trolling srub 🙂
        (source: steam )

        • LurkerJK

          your source is the most expensive place to buy games even during sales these days, get back to this year and learn to google, bro

          wtf would buy dead island for 19,99, it has been in a humble bundle for 1 usd

          here is evoland 2 and not just the vanilla version but the deluxe version for $3.54 https://www.gog.com/game/evoland_2_deluxe_edition

          here is red faction for $2.49 https://www.gog.com/game/red_faction but im sure ive seen it cheaper

  • tajlund

    I got burned by OnLive. The only gaming service I would like to have is Playstation Now. (Mainly to play PS exclusives on my pc.) Especially since they’re adding PS4 games. But, the price of PS Now is ridiculous.

  • Mr.Towel

    Anyway, if you really want to try out Utomik for 14 days there’s a free
    trial. If you have money to burn, no decent gaming PC, no data caps on
    your net service, a fast and reliable broadband connection, and plenty
    of time on your hands, you can learn more about Utomik by visiting the official website.

    That’s an oddly specific target audience.

    • Disqusted

      Yeah, it screams “not for Australians”.

  • LurkerJK

    I would be interested in a Netflix for games but never with streaming, it needs to let me install them locally

    Gaben already lay down the facts years ago, streaming games is a pipe dream, the more popular it is, the more ppl will saturate it and the worse it will work

    • tajlund

      They already have it. It’s called OnePlay VIP. There aren’t as many aaa games though, but there are a few, especially the lego games. Oh, and it only cost me 12 bucks for a year.

      • LurkerJK

        i just visited their site, its 12 a MONTH, 100usd a year

        and the games they have in display as examples, i can buy them for the same price for a month or two, bundle stars had a lego bundle like all the lego games it was probably around 12usd

        doesnt seem like much of a deal

        • tajlund

          Ah, yeah they changed it. I got in on the promo when they started. Didn’t realize it changed. Yep, at the current price it is completely not worth it. They do have a good track record of adding new games each week, but it’s mostly indies. Some fairly popular indies, but indies nonetheless. I’d be happier if they added aaa games, then I’d use it more often.

          The benefit is that you install the games on your system instead of streaming though.

          • LurkerJK

            12usd a year for a wide variety of indies would be a nice price, but 12 a month is a joke

            I think Aragami is the newest game of their “popular games” and its 5.69usd right now at gog

          • tajlund

            Yeah, it was a good deal at the price I got it, now not so much. I installed it on my mothers computers, that way she has access to all the HOG’s she wants to play. I’d probably use it again if they added Lego City Undercover.

    • Gloose Milkstream

      Well it works perfectly for me on the PC all ready enjoying it for some years now

  • ItEotWaWKI

    I was happy when OnLive crashed and burned. I’m really hating the return of subscription based, streaming, remote play…

    • tajlund

      Why exactly were you happy? That comment doesn’t make a lot of sense. The service worked as advertised. I had a few games on it (admittedly I got most for free), and never had a single issue with the service. It didn’t really crash and burn, Playstation bought their servers around the same time they bought Gaikai. To be fair though it never really did take off. But, being happy people lost games, that’s a little nasty.

      • I think he’s referring to the fact that games as a service kills games as a product you can buy to own.

        As you mentioned, when OnLive went down people lost their entire digital libraries. It’ll be the same way with the Xbox Game Pass and the same thing with Utomik. Nothing lasts forever, especially in today’s digital age. It’s one of the reasons people like buying physical media because even if the company goes kaput, they at least still have the games to play.

        • tajlund

          That I can sort of agree with. Steam supposedly has something in place to protect against that, but I’ve looked into everything and I just don’t understand how that is possible. If Steam shuts down I don’t understand how it is feasible that they can preserve my 4000 games in a form that I can still use them.

          • They can’t… unless each game is made available through something like the Library of Congress or some sort of archive. But if a company dies who’s going to pay for the upkeep of the archive?

          • tajlund

            That’s exactly what I was thinking. I just don’t see how it’s possible. The money has to come from somewhere to keep the storage alive. Maybe they have some kind of trust in place? I don’t know. I just have a hard time believing them when they say it’s taken care of.

    • Gozu Tennoh

      People who buy digital are incredibly short sighted, in my opinion.

  • Daniel Ream

    If you have money to burn, no decent gaming PC, no data caps on your net service, a fast and reliable broadband connection, and plenty of time on your hands

    I smell a lot of ‘if’ coming off of this plan.

    • LurkerJK

      If you have all of that just buy an effing pc