A new era of gaming is upon us XBROS!! Subscription based gaming is the FUTURE!!

#1GladiatorDangerPosted 7/31/2014 2:38:25 AM
80/80

If people are willing to pay $5 a month or $30 a year to rent 4 old games (you have no choice over which ones) how much would they pay for 8 old games? What if the number of old games in the vault tripled would EA Access be worth a higher cost? Lets say EA starts offering games people might actually want to play from their newest and best crop as soon (and even before their retail release, it may start at a mere 5 days but as costs increase watch it grow longer), how much would the service be worth then? Then all of a sudden EA decides that their latest and best games are no longer going to be up for individual sale, they too shall be locked behind extortionate subscription fees and the only way to access them is through EA Access, what would the service be worth then?

Welcome to the future of gaming XBROS, subscription based gaming, pay for the games you want as well as a thousand others you don't. EA Access, paving the road to hell one brick at a time and you are all following gladly.
#2Apex-PlayerPosted 7/31/2014 2:41:01 AM
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#3Draconian-WhitePosted 7/31/2014 2:41:38 AM
Yet, people still have the CHOICE whether or not to subscribe.

Freedom is wonderful, yes?
#4Goregasm17Posted 7/31/2014 2:42:04 AM
What do you consider old games? I've never played any of the games in that vault. Thus, 5 bucks to give them a shot is even cheaper than renting all four at the same time on Redbox for one night each.

Guys like you need PCs...The world suddenly changes once you have a gaming PC.
#5Jedi454Posted 7/31/2014 2:42:59 AM
Lol another bait topic by Dolabla/ Solnot/ xtacb/ Chevelle/ GladatorDanger.
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#6Draconian-WhitePosted 7/31/2014 2:46:01 AM
Goregasm17 posted...
...The world suddenly changes once you have a gaming PC.


Indeed it does.

It's like unlocking Pandora's Box, and figuring out the answer is 42.
#7Millertime660Posted 7/31/2014 2:48:20 AM
Jedi454 posted...
Lol another bait topic by Dolabla/ Solnot/ xtacb/ Chevelle/ GladatorDanger.
#8GladiatorDanger(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2014 2:48:58 AM
Draconian-White posted...
Yet, people still have the CHOICE whether or not to subscribe.

Freedom is wonderful, yes?


And that is the most unfortunate thing of all of this, when gaming goes to hell in a hand-basket those who supported this program will only have themselves to blame. It is very hard to negotiate a fair price when the vast majority of gamers are so easily fooled and willing to throw their money at the latest installment of tripe shoveled their way.
#9InjusticeRebornPosted 7/31/2014 2:53:21 AM
I blame PlayStation Now, or whatever their 'streaming of old games' service is... or even PlayStation plus and it's Instant Game Collection. That has shown people are willing to pay for a subscription for games.

If EA hadn't witnessed the majority of their hardcore fans lap it all up, well, I doubt this would have been a thing.
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#10GladiatorDanger(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2014 2:54:53 AM
Goregasm17 posted...
What do you consider old games? I've never played any of the games in that vault. Thus, 5 bucks to give them a shot is even cheaper than renting all four at the same time on Redbox for one night each.

Guys like you need PCs...The world suddenly changes once you have a gaming PC.


Old as in reaching the end of their shelf life, all the games on offer in EA Access have a limited shelf life and when the next installment of the series comes (Fifa 15, Battlefield Hardline) these games will be forgotten.

Sure there are older games on PC but most of the ones worth playing have a timeless quality about them and are still worth playing today where the games on EA Access will be pretty much worthless by next year.