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Worth more buying at Origin, more games for the same price.

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That depends on the region.

Origin's EA Play costs 25€ in my country, meanwhile I've bought 1 year of EA Play from Steam for 7.38€.

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I didn't knew about that difference in costs in other countries. Then the tip is: compare the prices in both stores for your region, because if it's the same, in Origin you get more games.

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meh, they are gonna find some way to fuck it up

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You mean putting crashing, buggy, glitchy, broken games requiering origin on steam and increasing the price on the games that were always on steam, didnt count as fucking up? So much money for so few awfull games seems like a fuck up to me, quite like Uplay Plus.

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I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing other publishers/devs doing something like this now that valve has added the subscription tech to Steam.

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Ubisoft has their own service right? I can see them def coming one day. (Maybe the only way to play certain games on steam even)

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Yeah, Uplay+. I can definitely see Ubisoft being the next since they already have a sub service.

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Can we maybe see Diablo 4 on steam now when the game reaselese if battle.net wnat that.

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I highly double Blizzard is going to put that on Steam. There's really no reason for them to do that.

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But why?

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I saw this comming the momment EA started to move move their Origin games to steam (with more to come), clearly Origin wasnt working as they wanted so they came to Steam with the subscription model to ensure they get sales and more income from the PC playerbase. And any sale of those titles forces the Origin launcher, wich also ensures they get bigger numers on their platform.

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Ah, I see! Thank you

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EA Play? More like EA Pay.

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+1

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Seeing as the net worth of Earth is somewhere around $5,000,000,000,000,000, EArth seems like a pretty good deal.

1 month ago
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But you're not buying the ownership of anything, only the temporary access rights.

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made my day :D

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You must be the coolest kid in your school. ;P

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This great for me, for years I refused to buy EA games as I prefer having everything on a same client, and even if I dont get to keep the games, having access to them with all the Steam benefits (achievements, cards, friends,...) Is a blessing. Plus it has regional pricing, for mexicans its about 3 usd/month and 18/year.

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I gotta second this, I´m not interested on paying for another service but I think is a great call they added regional pricing, is really, really cheap in my country as well, either monthly or yearly is a great deal either way.

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You still need Origin to play the games. But if you buy in Origin, you get more games to play for the same price.

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It really depends, doesn't seem like it but regionally pricing makes things a lot cheaper, and in my country's case I pay less tax if I buy anything through Steam than most other foreign stores (I personally wouldn't get it either way, but it's not necessary the same price)

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I understand. Here in Brazil, it's the same price in both stores. Happy cake day!

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Here it's more or less the same too, but like I said, I pay less in tax through Steam, which saves a lot of money especially if you plan on getting it for a long time. Thank you!

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Happy Cake day

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Thanks!

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Happy cake day :o)

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Happy belated cakeday :)

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Games in one place and achievements doesnt make awfull games that are broken when ported to steam with origin as a requirement, a great deal.

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Local prices made this deal look really good for me. Especially compared to a usual price of any EA game on steam - I can buy a full year of EA play for the price of one EA game. I will give it a try.

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EA fan? ha!
EAt shEAt.

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here come subscription plans to steam so valve can avoid lawsuits for not letting people sell "their" owned games.

enjoy it, guys. 👏👏👏

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Didn't they already argue in court using that?

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I just don't agree with subscription plans, they're nice and all. But I'd rather own my games. Insofar that I have access to them without being subscribed, obviously—I know you don't "own" the games you buy.

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Yeah, uh... the age of owning your games is coming to an end slowly but surely...

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Not true at all, rent services suck except EA play. People still like prefer to own a digital copy of a game.

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Digital is not owning your game. That belongs to phyiscal which is dying out.

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Yeahup, unless eg. GOG where you download a DRM free copy to your hard drive.

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No, you still don't own physical games. It's simply a hard copy. The fact of the matter is you don't "own" any game. What we purchase are licenses. And subscription services are only going to lead to games being developed that drag everything out such that you need to stay subbed such that profit is made, sprinkle some micro-transactions and every game ever becomes the 'F2P' model designed to extract as much money as possible over an extended period. Offering little in return.

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As a matter of fact you don't own anything. Even your life is for a lease period.
Notwithstanding this fact, I don't like any subscription service... whatsoever.

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I suppose that's true if you desire to be poetic and pontificate existentialism. However, in a more pragmatic and practical sense, physical games are just licenses sold on a disc or cartridge.

But yes, subscriptions are bad.

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Physical games this decade, yeah, thats right, forcing to have online connections...

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I'll probably be subscribing through PSN instead, but it's a solid deal, and the year pass is half off.

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Jesus christ

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I know EA gets a lot of hate, but $29.99 seems pretty reasonable to me for all the games being offered. I put off playing loads of EA games after they stopped putting them on Steam, and I think even if I just do a playthrough of Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition, it may be worth it.

I think they're moving in the right direction adding all the Steam features like Achievements.

That said, I'll wait for them to screw it up somehow, and I still won't be buying any of their games on launch.

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Achievements doesnt fix the broken games they put on steam, and putting old games on steam to rake in more money is not the right decision, its a greedy decision, and 30 dollars for a mostly trash catalogue from an awfull company like EA is not worth it.

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Seems like the right decision based on how many people are now buying said games.

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And regretting, refunding afterwards their ''right'' decision if you would bother to read reviews.

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After you read those 5 reviews, you should read the thousands and thousands of positives.

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Theres more than 5 reviews, to not read honest reviews just because their honest, only leads suprise pikachu faces and more problems, to disregard them would be unwise, and theres no need to read thousands of sugarcoating no standart for games flawless game describing kid reviews that are only now getting into games and thing malfunctioning games are integral part of them.

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So, bad reviews are good and good reviews are fake. Got it.

I'm reminded of the fact that I broke my own policy of not arguing with idiots. I gotta get back on track.

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Not all of them obviously but some definetly are. And ''bad'' reviews is not how you call them but they are important as they show whats wrong, while positive rarely ever do mention them and even when they do, they still recommend when they shouldnt. Youre calling me a idiot? Realy? Mature.

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I guess if you are an EA fan, the deal is worth it.

But will it contains some "surprise mechanics"? (¬‿¬)

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-Get more from your game – more rewards, more exclusive content, and unlimited access to more top titles.

-Reward your dedication - Unlock exclusive rewards and member-only content.

Obviously.

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Looks good to me. Hope you will enjoy it.

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So fun and ethical!

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ikr, just like Kinder Egg! (¬‿¬)

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I dont usually like to rent my games.

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ugh. now more companies are going to do this without a doubt. and because of it I'm sure there will be less good games at decent sale prices.

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Imma sub for a month once the new Star Wars is there. lol

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It is confusing right now, but EA play only grants 10 hours of early gameplay for new titles, EA Play pro is $15 each month although right now there isn't any mention about it on EA/Steam FAQ.

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EA Play Pro is Origin exclusive, it is not available on other platforms (Steam,Xbox nor PS).

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That is just insane.

The whole point of these things is convenience, and they killed off all of that in one move by making it exclusive to Origin... and priced too high (compared to something like Game Pass). EA is run by a bunch of morons.

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even worst then:

(from EA Steam FAQ)
Do I get to keep playing the games after the early access period?
Once your early access trial is complete you’ll need to purchase the game if you’d like to continue playing.

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That is how it has been for EA Play (not Pro) from the start of Origin Access Basic.
10 hrs trial then either buy it or wait 7-12 month till they add that new title to EA Play.

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basically pay for playing a demo lol

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Right ..totally ignoring over the 40 titles in EA Play .. and "basically pay for playing a demo lol"

Right

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Perhaps they should've said paying for a plethora of demos. A demo suite of sorts.

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Battlefield games, Mass effect series, Dead Space series, NFS Sims EA Originals.. etc all are full games not just 10 hrs trials
the 10 hrs trials for newly released games only.

Unless you guys are expecting to own a good part of EA catalogue for just $5 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You guys never rented games or movies when you were younger !!!

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I'm well versed in rentals from both Blockbuster and Gamefly.

Subscription models are bad.

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Yes normally subscriptions are hated.
And despite the greedy sht EA is, that EA Play isn't as bad as many hating on it.
But in the end it goes down to personal preference
The hoarders like to own the games (Xk+ badge) even though lets face it deep down you know you never "really" played majority of them and never will ... so yeah something like EA Play/Uplay+/PC game pass ..etc will never be appealing to you, and most likely hoarders weren't the target audience for such services.

But someone like me (achievement hunter).. I complete a game and then uninstall never to be downloaded again.. I'm very fine with such subs as long as my meta stats (achievements for example) and progress won't be erased once the sub expires.
Seriously 30$ for 1 year I get access to hundreds or even thousands $ worth of games. 1 year is enough for me to complete them even though I already completed half of them through Origin Access.

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Not sure why owning games that you never play is something to bring up while contending that a subscription service filled with games you'll "have access to" but likely never play as a plus. Especially when you'll need to continue to pay to continue to have access to them.

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Dude really ?!!!
I already answered that, this is not for hoarders who just want to own games. this is for those who actually play games
""have access to" but likely never play" no, this is for those who will likely play them

Seriously!!! .. you didn't understand what I just wrote in the last comment, or is it hard to imagine there are other types of gamers out there than just game hoarders.

Again this is for those who will likely play many -if not all- of the 40 something titles in a year.

Btw I didn't bring up hoarders to criticize them, I brought them up to explain that this is not made for them.

Don't take this next bit offensively, I just mean it as an example:
I know I will most likely play most of those 40 something titles in the year I subscribed for (partly thanks to the fact I already completed about half of them through Origin Access and will do so again for that completed half so that I can retroactively unlock their newly added Steam Achievements), but honestly lets say you -hypothetically speaking- got to keep them forever .. do you really see yourself playing most of them in the upcoming decade ?!!

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It's not aimed at those people, though. It's basically a Netflix of games. The way Gamelfy was at one point. No one watches everything on Netflix. No one with play everything with a subscription service.

Subscription services devalue games, give reason for devs and publishers to extend tedious mechanics in games such to keep you subscribed. Surely you can see that?

And I don't "hoard" games. I don't think many people do. Some, sure. I simply purchase them when they are cheap such that I have access to them whenever and wherever I want without /needing/ to be subscribed to some service. When you can get 15 games a week for less than $10 through multiple bundle sites that you never have to pay or be subscribed to anything ever again to play. There is validity in that. Subscription services are simply not worth it. Unless you want to play the latest game as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Seems mostly aimed at streamers these days.

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I think I said more than enough.
Less than 10$ a week on bundled games you get to keep 4ever is sure better than 5$ a month or 30$ a year of rented EA games..
Yeah who would play NFS games and also BF games and also Mass Effect games and also Dead Space games and also Dragon Age games and also ... each gamer play only 1 series .. they can't possibly be enjoying multiple series.. unless ofc they are streamers

Keep at it, Pro

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Who does not already own multiple copies of those?

Sorry, pal. You haven't made any good points. Keep paying for your subscription, I guess.

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That's the point, those are OLD games, I played the NFS & Dead Space sagas back in the Xbox 360 era...
Anyway, people will decide how good the deal is.

Peace.

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Half the titles in EA Play are new to Steam, and we all know there are A LOT of Steam users who didn't touch an EA game since EA left Steam a decade ago.

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I can't stand subscriptions where you dont get to keep stuff. So a hard pass from me. I just hope more publishers don't decide to do the same thing

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why? you can still just buy the games as normal

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Because if they start doing subscription based licences and they get enough of a client base they could just as well say bye bye to actually selling licences. Why sell it once, if they can just bill you monthly. They dont have to care about single game sales anymore

That is speculation of course. Maybe there wouldnt be big enough base and this would become something like "if you want, you can get it like this" and as you say - those who want, they can still get games the normal way.

You can't forget that new market is opening up every year - kids who grow up to develop interest in gaming. Perfect example is Epic - we all know it sucks, some people don't care and some people only get games for cheap. But we are forgetting all the kids who grow up on Fortnite and knowing only Epic. For them Steam probably is an archaic system that is something for old guys to reminisce about. And I have a feeling subscriptions (if adopted more widely) could speak more to the kids and they would start seeing actually buying keys and getting +1 as something totally unnecessary. And one thing leads to another and we as a market are not profitable to them. I mean EA is notoriously known for being greedy asses.. you think they do subscriptions out of fun ? Theres money in it. And the more publishers get a whiff of that, the more problems that could create for those who dont want subscriptions.

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On the flip side, most games are one offs that people rarely revisit anyway, and a one year $30 subscription gives you a ton of diverse gaming value. Depending on whether you would enjoy the available titles of course.

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I can't stand EA, so it's a hard pass for me as well :D

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I personally refuse to buy any EA games, so, not gonna happen.

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Its fine to buy the actual good games though. I think. Or play them another way.

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There are a million of other games to play and I won't support EA and their ridiculous cash grabs and 100 DLC's. I'm a spiteful person. :)

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Hmm... technicaly the C&C Remaster is a cashgrab i guess, easy, no risk, low effort, without any innovations or quality of life improvements i expected... but goddamn if im not desperate for a new C&C game.... its fine to avoid the cashgrab and 100 DLC required games, just gotta know which one is which, The Sabotuer is a good game for example to buy from EA.

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You misunderstand. I hate the company, I hate their business practices, so i'm not buying their stuff. If, for some reason, I absolutely had to play one of their games, I would not be playing it because I bought it. <3

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Me too, i hate the company too, it won 2 hated company of the year awards for a reason, they have a graveyard of studios for a reason, 2 of which i realy, realy, realy loved, westwood and visceral. Yes, practices are despicable, even to this day. Yeah, dont buy their stuff...but genuine, good games, i dont think anyone would much shrug at the thought of you buying them like C&C 3 and RA3, the last good C&Cs.... ever since black boxes shut down, need for speed has just been trash, not worth buying... you wont be buying them, yeah, i getcha, i understand, i get that, i respect that...stick to your guts, i just wish the genuinenly good games, even if their remasters of a 25 year old game.... would get success and recognition to get more of that and less of andromeda, anthem, 2 and inquisition , payback, heat and 2015, sims 4, etc, pure trash....

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EA fan?? more likely pay $50 for only fans account.

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Not a fan of renting games,play limited games repetitively and plus it's EA so no.

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Honestly, I think this is a excellent deal if you want to play those games, if you haven't played most of them, 20 dollars for a yearly subscription on Brazil is pretty good. The thing is, they might remove games from this initial offer and then you just can't do anything, so you have to bet on EA, trust a company that's not trustworthy. As for the business model, most steam users are game hoarders, I have my doubts this will become popular enough on Steam.

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Ooh you can use your Steam Wallet to pay, could possibly make it worth it.

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Supposedly you get trading card drops, and considering ~30 games has cards, you get cards worth at least the price of one month.

Edit: Steam disabled trading card drops for the subscription.

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Interestingly 1 card dropped for me on DAI, I have 6 achievements left and 1 card dropped in the same game session I unlocked 1 of those 6 achievements .. not sure if it is coincidence or what .. had about 20 hrs on Steam before that last session (about 2 hrs) that dropped the card and got that achievement in it.

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They better make the Steam's gameplay time counter tax you - just like electricity bills. No play - no pay (or even vice versa).

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Early Access games are bad

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