Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Megalith, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. lilbabycat

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    Eh. I wouldn't take it back, IMO. He did say he was looking forward to "finally playing SimCity". Shill or not that deserves some hate his way.
     
  2. Deadly Ramon

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    This is what comes to my mind when I read about Electronic Arts:

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  3. Deadly Ramon

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    And this:

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  4. Deadly Ramon

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    And this:

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  5. Deadly Ramon

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    And this:

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  6. Soulmetzger

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    As someone that is not a fan of EA at all, I will be jumping on this deal. I have tried to stay away from their games but at this price I can catch up on everything i've missed the past 5-10 years.
     
  7. Admiral Equinox

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    Only games in my Origin account are ones that were given to me by EA for free, or acquired through a Humble Bundle of sorts. I plan on keeping it that way.
     
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    This is what comes to my mind when I read about Electronic Arts:

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  9. Burticus

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    I would pay cash money for a nice version of Archon for my phone/tablet. Guess I'll have to get a C64 emulator. Also, I remember Mail Order Monsters, I loved that shit back when I was... 12?

    edit - found Archon Classis on Steam. $10? Screw that
     
  10. Deadly Ramon

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    $10 seems reasonable for such a high quality title. The originals I played in the 80s on a Commodore 64 retailed for much higher, and in 1983 $35 (the cost of Archon at retail) is equivalent to $85.33 today.
     
  11. chenw

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    Where is the love for GoG?

    On topic, not entirely sure if I want to jump onto the bandwagon, I probably will not, since my playing habits actually goes against the subscription model (either I never play, or I play it again 10 years down the line).
     
  12. Deadly Ramon

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    Been a member of GOG for 8 years. Can't wait for it to acquire the rights to No One Lives Forever 1 & 2, however impossible that seems in light of the license's several IP holders refusing to grant permission to anyone who wants to republish those games.
     
  13. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    No matter what else changes at least we know people will bitch about stupid shit.

    if you own the games then this isn't a service for you. If you don't like the games this isn't a service for you. This is a service for people who don't want to spend a lot of money on the games to buy them but would rather just spend a little to play them for a few weeks and be done. People bitch about spending $60 on digital games and having no way to sell them when done. Here you spend $30 a year and get to play any of these games when you want. So you don't need to worry about selling anything back
     
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  14. Snowdog

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    I have pretty much gone GoG only, and this won't change that.

    EA has done plenty to earn all the hate they get.

    But OTOH this really this seems like a good deal if someone wanted to play a bunch of EA titles for cheap. Go on a Year long EA binge, including All the Dragon Age, Mirrors Edge, Battle Front Games, etc... for less than it cost to buy Andromeda. In a year you will have had your fill and can cancel.

    I don't think there is any doubt just joining for a year is a great deal.
     
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  15. Staples

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    If they included BFront 2, I'd sign up. I already have most the games from EA that I'd want to play.

    I am glad to see they are including some of the expansions since EA has been offering the base game cheap once it is a year old.
     
  16. TexasAg05

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    Different strokes. I own both as well, and quite enjoyed both! Catalyst is the only game in the past year that I made a point to carve out time to play all the way through; glad I did. Love the soundtracks, too!
     
  17. krotch

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    The 2nd one would be alright if it was larger. I find myself running the same paths over and over and over again, with no new places to go. It's like playing Dragon Age Inquisition, but never unlocking new areas.
     
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