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Old 15th October 2011, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default EA Subscription Packages

I completed one of EA's market research questionnaires just for fun and was surprised when one of the questions looked like this:

So it seems they will be offering some quite good value packages. Their whole games catalogue and 2 new games on release date for $120 a year. That is basically the price of the two new releases so you will get the rest for free. Not sure how many games they will offer though.
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Old 15th October 2011, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The vast majority of their current catalogue is rubbish and the few good PC games currently available are mostly linear short singleplayer titles.

I reckon unless you REALLY like the sims it's a pretty crappy deal.
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Old 15th October 2011, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Like everything related to Origin, I'd much prefer that offer via Steam.
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Old 15th October 2011, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting that they are thinking that way, but I look at the whole digital catalogue that they currently have via Origin and I wonder if it really is as good value as it sounds. The upside definitely would be the ability to try out more games that don't have demo's which currently I write off as not worth the risk to purchase. The downside would be based upon the Australian EA Store/Origin I'd expect they'd be charging us quite a bit more that the stated figures.
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Old 16th October 2011, 10:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Somehow I think in the fineprint it'll read, if you end your sub you lose all access to the games.

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Old 27th October 2011, 07:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well how i read those questions is you have to pay for a sub to get these games and once the sub is up you can't play them and you have no ownership of those games.
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