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    Announcing EA Access for Xbox One: The Best Way to Play EA's Games.

    http://www.ea.com/news/ea-announces-...ss-on-xbox-one
    Today we’re revealing a new way for gamers to play more EA games. This is something we’ve never done before and we’re excited to share it with you.


    We have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at just $4.99 a month. The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon. At EA, we are always looking for new ways to make it easier for gamers to play more EA games across all platforms, and we are excited about what EA Access will offer to players on Xbox One.


    EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2and Battlefield 4 with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.


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    is a totally new way for you to play more of the games you love, for less. Here’s a rundown of the additional benefits EA Access members will get:


    • Awesome Value– Besides the great games in The Vault, EA Access members will save 10% on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store. From full digital-download titles like the upcoming Dragon Age™ Inquisition or NHL®15, to additional membership services such as Battlefield 4 Premium or even FIFA Ultimate Team points, it’s all 10% off for members.*
    • Play First – Membership in EA Access lets you experience trials of new EA games up to five days before the release date.* It starts with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, but more are on the way. If you decide to buy the game, your progress will carry over so you can pick up right where you left off.


      You can join EA Access for just $4.99 per month, or you can purchase an annual membership for $29.99 per year on Xbox LIVE®.


      Soon, fans of GameStop will be able to purchase their EA Access membership in local retail stores. GameStop and Amazon will also carry EA Access memberships for Xbox One gamers across Europe, as well as EB Games in Canada.


      Excited to check it out? EA Access will launch on Xbox One soon. You will find more information on the program at the EA Access website. Be sure to follow EA Access on Facebook and Twitter as well.
    just got a beta code for this as part of the Xbox Preview program, £20 a year and i've just downloaded Battlefield and Madden.

    admittedly not 2 games i was about to buy anytime soon, but £20 a year is a bargain not to be missed and looking forward to the Dragon Age: Inquisition trial.

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    Awesome service; full retail releases that are just 6 months old for just $30/year and not just recycled indies nobody wants. Impressive move, EA.

    Please help our Final Fantasy Community get off the ground:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Awesome service; full retail releases that are just 6 months old for just $30/year and not just recycled indies nobody wants. Impressive move, EA.
    Well...

    FIFA 14 - ten months old
    Madden 25 - eleven (360) and eight (One)
    Battlefield 4 - nine months old
    Peggle 2 - well, indie, but eight months old (One) and three months old (360).

    Definitely a good service for those that are a year or two behind on the annual releases (except BF4 of course).




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    that does sound pretty decent, definitely better than what I remember the gold membership offering! I'd probably go for this if I had a Xbox One




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    Really good deal for someone just now getting a next gen console, you could pay 5 bucks and try out some next gen games.

    If EA handles this right and it matures some, will be a nice option to have.

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    Someone invite me in to the beta program!

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    my only problem with the service (if i read this correctly) is that the addons will be tied to the service.

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    100 bux? Bull$#@!. Most of those games are on sale now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    100 bux? Bull$#@!. Most of those games are on sale now.
    Amazon has them on sale, but if you bought Madden, BF4 and FIFA then downloaded Peggle 2, thats around 108 dollars, with the disc games on sale.

    But if you prefer digital like me, you'd pay about 190 dollars for all 4 downloads, since digital prices don't drop as fast.

    A very good value if the games are something you want to play.

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    EA has them on sale on their own download services right now, BF4 is 50% off and FIFA is around 25 bux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    EA has them on sale on their own download services right now, BF4 is 50% off and FIFA is around 25 bux.
    I was just using Xbox Live marketplace prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    just got a beta code for this as part of the Xbox Preview program, £20 a year and i've just downloaded Battlefield and Madden.

    admittedly not 2 games i was about to buy anytime soon, but £20 a year is a bargain not to be missed and looking forward to the Dragon Age: Inquisition trial.
    have to say, having now played a few hours of Battlefield. wished i'd bought it earlier. great game and looks fantastic. it's actually took me away from playing TLOU:R
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    it is the best shooter available as of yet.

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    http://www.totalxbox.com/80160/ea-ac...s-ea-explains/

    Good to see this statement- I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."

    If EA keeps doing the right thing, they could offer a nice library of games as it builds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver&black_Attack View Post
    http://www.totalxbox.com/80160/ea-ac...s-ea-explains/

    Good to see this statement- I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."

    If EA keeps doing the right thing, they could offer a nice library of games as it builds up.
    depends on the price they charge and if they let you guys keep DLC in case you want to stop subscription and buy the game on your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    depends on the price they charge and if they let you guys keep DLC in case you want to stop subscription and buy the game on your own.
    I don't see a reason to buy games that are in the vault, ill just keep subscribing if i want to keep playing them.

    Now if they start raising the subscription price, thats a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver&black_Attack View Post
    I don't see a reason to buy games that are in the vault, ill just keep subscribing if i want to keep playing them.

    Now if they start raising the subscription price, thats a different story.
    oh no, i mean, if they will allow you to keep the DLC. meaning, the DLC is not yours, it's tied to the service. if you're not going to buy any DLC then i could see it being worth it.

    otherwise it seems to me that the low entry point for this streaming service is cheap but you don't own anything and they get to keep the DLC if you run out of subscription.

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    WOw they made it so you pay for playing demos of their games now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    WOw they made it so you pay for playing demos of their games now.
    The library of full games is what the attraction will be, if you like the library, it's a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver&black_Attack View Post
    The library of full games is what the attraction will be, if you like the library, it's a good deal.
    are you buying DLC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    are you buying DLC?
    I haven't tried BF4 yet, but i don't plan on getting DLC for the games that are in the vault so far, maybe in the future i will, i want see how EA handles everything in the coming months, maybe i'll unsubscribe if they don't add games i like.

    For now it's a cheap way to try out Madden and FIFA, so far so good, but i want to see if EA pulls anything funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver&black_Attack View Post
    I haven't tried BF4 yet, but i don't plan on getting DLC for the games that are in the vault so far, maybe in the future i will, i want see how EA handles everything in the coming months, maybe i'll unsubscribe if they don't add games i like.

    For now it's a cheap way to try out Madden and FIFA, so far so good, but i want to see if EA pulls anything funny.
    the issue isn't with games they add in there, i'm sure they will. the issue is how they will handle extra purchases in there. EA is now creating games that are more like starter packs for $60, e.g. BF4 without DLC is pretty much worthless.

    you'll be paying for playing 1/4 of the game, basically a very large demo.

    so yeah, maybe this service makes sense, it's like renting a game but since their games are heavily influenced by DLC, you'll be paying for that, a lot more than the subscription asks you to pay and it will be tied to the subscription, you don't own it.

    this is why i don't believe it's worth it in the end but i can see it being worth it if you just wanna check out a game or just beat one portion of the game.

    forget playing online games that have plenty of DLC, you will be playing a limited game with limited people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    the issue isn't with games they add in there, i'm sure they will. the issue is how they will handle extra purchases in there. EA is now creating games that are more like starter packs for $60, e.g. BF4 without DLC is pretty much worthless.

    you'll be paying for playing 1/4 of the game, basically a very large demo.

    so yeah, maybe this service makes sense, it's like renting a game but since their games are heavily influenced by DLC, you'll be paying for that, a lot more than the subscription asks you to pay and it will be tied to the subscription, you don't own it.

    this is why i don't believe it's worth it in the end but i can see it being worth it if you just wanna check out a game or just beat one portion of the game.

    forget playing online games that have plenty of DLC, you will be playing a limited game with limited people.
    For now i see this as a way to play some older games that i don't really want to own, like sports games, i usually get tired of them after a few months, i don't want to own it forever anyway.

    Maybe ill try BF4 and love it and be intersted in DLC, im not sure yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver&black_Attack View Post
    For now i see this as a way to play some older games that i don't really want to own, like sports games, i usually get tired of them after a few months, i don't want to own it forever anyway.

    Maybe ill try BF4 and love it and be intersted in DLC, im not sure yet.
    that's exactly where i stand as well. i see this as a way to play but not go further than that. which is why i said that if you want to buy DLC, it's better to buy the game and then get it separately or you won't own it.

    they are doing this because i believe our future is going to be all about non-ownership and just streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    that's exactly where i stand as well. i see this as a way to play but not go further than that. which is why i said that if you want to buy DLC, it's better to buy the game and then get it separately or you won't own it.

    they are doing this because i believe our future is going to be all about non-ownership and just streaming.
    The way ive seen it explained, you get 10% off EA purchases while you are a subscriber, but if you bought that content at a discount, you still own it, even if you cancel.

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