EA did the unthinkable: They made a good deal!

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EA did the unthinkable: They made a good deal!

Post by DP on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:40 pm

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/29/ea-announces-subscription-service-on-xbox-one-ea-access?abthid=53d7d3116415330f4400000c

You can pay $30 a year to play every EA Sports game, and apparently eventually EVERY EA game. It's Xbox exclusive sadly, but kudos to EA and MS for hammering this out. I'd fork that out in a heartbeat - $30 for even one new EA game ain't bad, for four at the very start of the service, and a bunch more later? AND you get a discount on DLC and get the games a week before launch? Damn.
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Post by dragonfire111 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:20 pm

thats unusual for them i wonder what the fine print says probably something like "you must pay your soul to end the subscription deal" XD
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Post by BigBox on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:21 pm

Still not getting a BOne.  I want Microsoft gone from the console market space.  I would rather pay $60 for EA games and full price for DLC before I ever give out $400 for an X-Box.
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Re: EA did the unthinkable: They made a good deal!

Post by DP on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:08 pm

I think this is aimed at the customers whose souls aren't tied to a specific brand already, i.e. the entire Western market. Americans are the least loyal of the three major regions by a long shot (look at PS2-360-PS4), so nabbing a big part of Western gaming up on one console is a smart move by Microsoft. I don't know if it really pushes sales though; to me it'll end up more like a Pikmin than a Smash Bros - a nice touch for those already on the fence and close to buying one, but by no means the sole reason to dive in.

Also, related, EA is giving The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition away for free.
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Post by DP on Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:55 pm

You don't need Gold for EA Access, unless you wanna play multiplayer. That's nice. Also, Sony said it turned down the program because they didn't think it was a good value for PS users (i.e. it's the first of possibly many PS+ rivals, and they understandably don't want rivals)
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Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:37 pm

thats surprising, cause Xbox have Games for Gold now as well. so if Soft were doing it, sony would want to hammer it out too, or look bad like they do now. i guess its so the can pull more for PSPlus games, i noticed alot of their games are Capcom and EA.
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Post by DP on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:44 pm

It's probably exactly because EA has thus far supported Plus, and Plus is 3x as big now that the PS4 is out. Literally, it grew 200% more. So why split that off, while Games With Gold is likely no bigger than the 360 era.
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Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:05 pm

probably because that support is going to stop fast. i mean why would EA support plus if they have this? just to get in to the PS market? Like hell, pressure them into accepting this. i may not like EA but their games sell.

Not like i really care. i want both consoles anyway, like i have said many times, so paying 30 bucks for this...yes!
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Re: EA did the unthinkable: They made a good deal!

Post by DP on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:40 pm

I'd be interested in seeing a study done comparing one-sport gamers (those who tend to only buy one game per year) to those that buy many; perhaps the numbers don't line up on PlayStation consoles to make it worth Sony's time or something. Or, maybe Sony's just playing it off and this was always exclusive lol.
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