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Wait until you see their plan before saying it's going to be bad. Maybe it will be like a netflix fee...10$/month for all their games? I could see scenarios where their packages would be beneficial for the consumer.
How is that beneficial at ALL? Netflix allows you access to almost ALL movies, EA only gives you access to...EA games.

Not paying subs, never have, never will. I hate to say this, seeing as I am against piracy, and will always buy games, I will start looking at it as an option if this starts going into affect. Pay once, play it as much as you want, thats how its always been and how it should be, not monthly.
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The beginning of the end for gaming ...
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post #33 of 55
If only they meant this in terms of their game design. The big boys in today's market seem to stick to 'tried-and-true' type games and don't venture too far off the mainstream path. Those are probably the best games IMO.
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the only game i would be willing to pay a monthly fee for would be TOR.
    
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i want to know more about it, but its looking very bad.
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post #36 of 55
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Wait until you see their plan before saying it's going to be bad.
Why? If they want to move to a new strategy its to benefit them and only them...which means the consumer will end up getting screwed in some way or another.
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RIP
Gaming
1972-2011*


Death by abusive implementation of online multiplayer, DLC, microtransactions and the subscription model.

*On life support since 2005.
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I don't believe BF3 is going in this direction, if it does man EA would fail hard.
    
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Why? If they want to move to a new strategy its to benefit them and only them...which means the consumer will end up getting screwed in some way or another.
Bingo. Anytime your employer, the goverment, or a company talks about the new way they are going to help you, you always get jammed.
    
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I didn't see in the article EA specifically stating there would be subscription fees to play games. It's probably what they mean, since they are money sucking pigs. I see the concept of turning Madden into a buy one time and get future upgrades for your game (new rosters, etc) for a price. Having DLC seems to be where they are taking all their titles.

This could be a good thing as long as the monthly fee idea is not used.

Myself, I prefer to buy hard copies, my game collection is huge and like actually having the printed manual and a disk. It can never be stolen online from me, I don't have accounts to play the games that are at risk of virtual theft from keyloggers or server hacks.

All you have to do is look at what happened to Sony recently and think about if this would happen to something like Steam. I had my World of Warcraft account hacked 3 months after I had reformatted my hard drive and never installed the game. I hadn't played the game for months. Guild Wars - same thing. The breaches occur on the server ends in most cases.

I'll keep my hard copy, not tied to online account games, thank you.
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