EA Access Will Drive Gamers to Xbox One, Away from GameStop

EA, one of the most prominent third party publishers, has announced a surprising new venture. EA Access gives players access to “over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month”. A beta has launched today, and grants players unlimited access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4. A monthly plan is $5, while an annual plan is $30. The Vault term being used to describe the games you get seems to indicate it will be for “older” games and not new content.

The 10% off discount offered up for newer games like EA Sports UFC adds some credence to this theory as well. The EA statement about it being a partnership with Microsoft is interesting, and it makes me wonder if this is a timed exclusive deal with Microsoft or if this truly is a platform-exclusive program. It would seem odd for EA to leave money on the table by not doing something like this with Sony, especially since the Xbox One versions of their games have been key components of resolutiongate, but it’s a fascinating way for the company to make money.

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The biggest boon for EA is that they’re going to naturally drive next-gen gamers to the Xbox One versions of their products. Casual fans who don’t buy many shooters or sports games may not have interest in a PS4 version even if it’s better due to this setup allowing them to gain access to the game for far less money. No one in their right mind would pass up a significant savings just due to a 720p/1080p resolution difference, and this business model is also a brilliant way to circumvent used game sales. If EA sticks to launch-era titles, or things that are say four-to-six months old and rolls them out continuously, they give people a steady stream of new content in The Vault.

This doesn’t just make the $30 annual fee seem like more of a bargain, but it also takes away the need for a player to go to GameStop and buy a used copy of a game. As has been said countless times, those sales don’t help publishers or developers immediately, and have been viewed as harmful to the industry. On a surface level, that’s true since there’s no guarantee that used sale will turn someone into a new game buyer – IE, buying Battlefield 3 used may scratch that person’s itch, and may not make them jump at the chance for a new copy of BF 4.

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Even at $5 a month, you can rationalize going with this versus a used GameStop buy for a year-old sports game since you’d save on gas and the time it would take you to get to the store. Plus, since everything on the Xbox One requires an install anyway, it will take about as much time to download as it would to get the data from the disc. There was nothing officially stated about the games being tied to your account as long as you’re a subscriber, but since it has an annual business model, it seems safe to assume that like PS+, you’ll only have access to games while you’re a member of the service.

This is a huge step for EA to take, and it’s an example of Microsoft firing a big shot at Sony since it would seem very likely that this deal will affect EA’s games being made available as PS+ freebies. or heavily-discounted on the PS4. With the beta rolling out today, you can bet we’ll be covering this program to the best of our abilities as time goes on. Microsoft has used 2014 as a big rebuilding year so far, and this could be just what they’ve needed to swing next-gen loyalty in their favor.

  • devwalar

    “The biggest boon for EA is that they’re going to naturally drive next-gen gamers to the Xbox One versions of their products. Casual fans who don’t buy many shooters or sports games may not have interest in a PS4 version even if it’s better due to this setup allowing them to gain access to the game for far less money.”

    srsly?

    • Gamez Rule

      People forgot about the PS-Now service Sony will be offering to gamers, and that service will include third-party games across both PS3 and PS4 consoles, so even if EA makes this a console exclusive for Xbone Sony will be offering gamers a bigger selective choice of games ( due to having more games from more third party developers ).

      And IF this EA service is a timed exclusive which comes over to Sony, then that’s even better for Sony gamers ( but we all know PS-Now will not be hitting Xbone anytime soon )

  • Paloma_Pastiche

    Seriously, this is huge…

  • RogerDodger

    Yep…xbox one…better games..better features..better system..better company..better future than ps4 ! Not waiting for greatness any longer – trading my ps4 in for xbox one.

    • king_of_spades

      well damn

      • RogerDodger

        Like it huh ? The truth my friend….see it and speak it !

        • demfax

          Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

          They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

          It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

          Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

          Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (9 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.
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    • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

      You never owned a PS4 but nice propaganda attempt, funny all you guys keep trying with comments like these and it still doesn’t seem to stop PS4’s selling like hotcakes.

      • RogerDodger

        Hotshitcakes….you can have it. Me and three buddies all trading in the hotshitcakes for xbox ones.

        • datdude

          Don’t you mean you and three dummies?

          • RogerDodger

            Absolutely….thats it my little pony ! Dummies for not doing it sooner.

        • demfax

          Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

    • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

      8.7 mil PS4s and 5 mil X1s.. yep I had to rub it in your face. Tough being last place again lol

      • RogerDodger

        As i am sure you already know…there are quite a few more idiots in the world than there are wise human beings. All in good time…the idiots will come 1 by 1. And when the ONE releases worldwide this fall…with a better game lineup and feature set, i might add…they will come aplenty.

        • datdude

          LOLOLOLOL!!!! Go to bed Phil Spencer, you’re not fooling anyone!! LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

          • RogerDodger

            Fooling ??? Thats Sony’s game…I speak the truth son. And you know it….and that is why i am laughing right now…As you idiots would say LOLLOLLOL

          • demfax

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help..

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          One game..

          Objectively speaking all systems have pretty weak libraries of recent times, including PC and 3DS. Just because you can be obnoxious doesn’t mean you’re right.

          But PS4 being the fastest selling system of all time gurantees more games in the future.

          • Failz

            No it doesn’t lol WTF is up with you fanboys… You know what makes companies make games for consoles? Money something Sony doesn’t have. They don’t have the infrastructure or the services to compete. Here’s an example. How is a $500million dollar cloud limited to afew countries going to compete with a 8billion dollar Cloud service that’s world wide?
            EA are already signing deals with MS because MS are paying there way. You choose to follow a company that is struggling to stay alive. There might not be a Sony in 2 to 3 years yet you think Sony will magically support PS when there bust? LOL ok that’s wishful thinking at its best.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Haha MS has the most money since forever.. and some how they have never won a generation. Flawwed argument..

          • Failz

            Winning a generation? WTF MS/Sony and Nintendo don’t win generations, that’s something only you fanboys make up to think you made the right decision and follow the sheep. Xbox is a successful brand regardless if you like it or not and MS make a lot more money on there game sales like Halo something Killzone or Resistence don’t do. The real winners is when a console does well in sales. Samsung Galaxys are better phones then iPhones yet iPhones outsell them by miles. Your argument is flawed.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Hey failz how about read it above. I mentioned sales in the first place. PS4 is the fastest selling system. While also selling the most software between the 3 consoles.

          • Failz

            So does iPhone, so does Justin Beiber concerts. Sales mean everything, I suggest you play Halo > Killzone because of sales alone.

          • demfax

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.

            They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

            It’s
            sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills
            are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s
            not happening.

            Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

            ,

          • Gamez Rule

            Don’t worry the only one that agrees with him is…himself☺

          • demfax

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.

            They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

            It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

            Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

        • demfax

          Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

      • Thinkaboutit

        8.7mil bored gamers

        • datdude

          Said the guy gaming on the system that has released far fewer games than the ps4….who’s bored again?

          • RogerDodger

            Not me…pony fruit…got all the great games i need and 3 more beauties in september october.

          • datdude

            Here you go dum dum…read it and weep!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!
            http://www.listwar.com/release
            and….
            http://wccftech.com/playstatio

            Your pain is palpable.

          • RogerDodger

            Foolish pony fruit…this is same comment as above. You cut and pastin ? Pony wierdos cut and pastin ! ExtremeDerp is that you ??? Everybody hates the ps4 fanbase cuz of you…xbox owners…wii owners PCowners….and quite a few ps4owners. And they buyin xbox ones because its a better system and cuz of your help. Thanks fruity pony.

          • Not_true

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred. You need help.

          • datdude

            You can just smell the butthurt, can’t ya folks??? LOLOLOL!!! The truth is killing these poor slobs.

          • demfax

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.,

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Yea for about 2 years the X1 will last. THe WiiU and X1 are on track to be 30 mil install base or lower. Price drops already and free game bundles.. YOu’re trying so hard to get sales.

          • demfax

            Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.

          • Thinkaboutit

            probably the guy with a ps4 on an xbox article…just sayin

          • Thinkaboutit

            Ive got those games on my cell phone thanks!

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          Likewise on the X1

        • demfax

          PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 9+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          For some reason PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes despite attempts to downplay its library. All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other and pretend it has “no gaems lolol”.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 34+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 AAA games from July-Dec 2014: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Singstar, Sniper Elite III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15, Metro: Redux, Destiny, NHL 15, FIFA 15, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Assassin’s Creed Unity, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Crew, Far Cry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Shadow Warrior, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, The Legend of Korra, Project Cars, etc. Plus a truckload of indies.

          PS4 indie games rated 75 or higher on Metacritic right now: flower, Fez, Guacamelee, Towerfall, The Swapper, Sound Shapes, Resogun, Oddworld, Trine 2, Rogue Legacy, Transistor, Pinball Arcade, Sportsfriends, Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate, Steamworld Dig, Zen Pinball 2, Child of Light, Trials Fusion, 1001 Spikes, Valiant Hearts, Don’t Starve, Outlast, Strider

          Well reviewed PS4 games not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, KZ Shadowfall, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, etc.

      • Failz

        Because sales make the games better. Lets look at acouple Sony made games..

        Knack – 54 meta
        Infamous SS – 80 meta

        And lets not forget the Halo Killer in Killzone SF with a whooping 73 meta lol But but the Sales, you say lol keep crying.

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          Way to try to contradict a flaw with another flaw.. So scores mean everything, aswell?

          Frankly all systems have been slow including PC and 3DS. Atleast PS4 has more life after two years. And also Infamous SS is game of the year so far. I think TLoU Remaster beats it but considering the slow year Infamous is a must play game. This is me objectively speaking; not being an obnoxious flamer right now.

          • Failz

            LOL Infamous GOTY? Titanfall has done heaps better on reviews and Sales and I don’t think that will win GOTY. Also ISS is the worst reviewed Infamous game in the franchise. My argument to you is no different since you think system sales mean everything, I would rather judge a system on quality games then Sales and frankly Sony’s own games apart from 1 are horrible. I play the same games as you but on my PC where I get the full 1080p and 60 frames, no BS from Sony claiming 1080p when its not, like Killzone SF multiplayer.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Well so far.. in a weak year it’s one of two good games. Infamous is comparable to a technical showpiece like Motorostorm. Some games you just can’t look at review scores and not play them. Most games you can but this one of the few you should play.

            And very convenient to switch your argument to the PC when your X1 can’t compete with the PS4. PS4 is the best bang for your buck value to play multiplatform games. You can’t say anything else.

          • Failz

            WTF I am a PC gamer numb nuts. I like MS because they supply me with the greatest games and software way before PS was even around. PS4 Is nothing more then a kids PC without the visuals to live up to. Watching peasants like yourself thinking his better then other console peasants is stupid. Get back in line, your all the same.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Alright then.. then stop defending the X1. Hyprocrtical statements like that make you impossible to debate.

          • Failz

            How about get out of an article that doesn’t concern you.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            lol am I annoying you? Good

            Can’t stand being in last place!?

          • Failz

            ^ PlayStation audience in a nutshell.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            My job is done here. Got you guys riled up. Tough being last place. Just take the loss. Admit to it.

            Easy cake walk for me for the next 5 years lol

          • Gamez Rule

            “I like MS because they supply me with the greatest games and software way before PS was even around.”

            I know that Microsoft developed and sold BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800 but I believed that Sony as a company was around before Microsoft and that Sony released computers like the MSX ( Microsoft led the project ) years before MS released Windows, or PCs themselves?

          • Failz

            Did I say Sony or PS…

          • Gamez Rule

            You posted PS, but the above still stands doesn’t it.

          • Failz

            I am not talking about Sony Corp I am talking about Gaming.

          • Gamez Rule

            So was I when I posted ” I believed that Sony as a company was around before Microsoft and that Sony released home computers like the MSX-based machines ( Microsoft led the project ) years before MS released Windows, or PCs themselves?”

            As for gaming and PS the new Software sales for all the company’s consoles summed up to 390 million and the division is back to being profitable after the loss posted in the last quarter of fiscal year 2013.

            “Sales increased 95.7% year-on-year (an 86% increase on a constant currency basis) to 257.5 billion yen (2,550 million U.S. dollars). This increase was primarily due to the contribution from sales of PS4 hardware which was launched in November 2013, as well as a significant increase in network services revenues accompanying the launch of the PS4. Sales to external customers increased 101% year-on-year.”

          • Failz

            Sony don’t make software for PCs and never did. MSDOS was the platform for games way before Sony even tried to make games. MS also made games for MSDOS going way back. Sony were just a hardware company and there computers use…. MSDOS/Windows.

          • Gamez Rule

            “Sony don’t make software for PCs and never did”…Yes they have ( why would you say they haven’t )?

            Sony released home computers like the MSX-based
            machines ( Microsoft led the project ) years before MS released Windows, or PCs themselves? In fact . The Metal Gear series, was originally written for Sonys MSX machine, as was Hudson Soft games / Konami games ect..

          • demfax

            It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy
            shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep
            dreaming, it’s not happening. Sony’s games division is making a profit
            and is well funded.

            You don’t understand business,
            sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX
            WON!!1″ like a rabid animal.

            Xbox can’t catch up in global sales
            like PS3 did, Xbox is a weaker global brand. You are too delusional and
            maliciously stupid to understand this.

            Xbox One will never catch up in global sales. PS4’s 1st place is secured.

            Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred. You are mentally ill and evil.

            Big
            surprise, this article is swarming with sick in the head, hateful, pure
            evil microsoft sacks of fanboy waste spreading LIES and HATE. You are
            deranged, mentally ill, and full of horrifying evil and hatred.

            Once
            again another article swarming with pure evil microsoft fanboy shills
            spreading LIES, FUD, and hate. It seems despite the mentally ill,
            constantly WRONG, evil microsoft shills spreading LIES, ignorance, and
            hatred, almost nobody wants an Xbox. Just another malicious, demented,
            constantly WRONG fanboy shill spreading COMPLETE LIES and hatred.

            You
            can clearly see how microsoft fanboys lie and distort the truth to
            reinforce their delusions and fanboy hate. Or they’re just dumb and
            ignorant.

            Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.

            Another
            typical dumb, delusional, malicious, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy
            that has no clue about technology or sales, just feces flinging and
            screaming like an imbecile.

            Another deranged, malicious,
            delusional, worthless, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy having a
            meltdown because his favorite plastic toy is overpriced, underpowered,
            and not favored by developers.

            Demented, delusional, constantly
            WRONG, dumb, hypocritical, worthless, conspiracy theorist, dumb as rocks
            Microsoft fanboy is angry that PS4 is significantly more powerful, has
            more developer support, and outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally. Keep
            crying and having meltdowns over the facts.

            You are a WRONG, disgusting, worthless sack of sh*t, dumb as bricks, crazy, malicious, and cretinous microsoft fanboy.

            Constantly
            WRONG dumb, delusional, malicious, disgusting and hideous microsoft
            fanboy. You are monstrous, demented, and worthless, lying over and over.
            Disgusting horrifying monstrous malicious worthless sack of rotten
            garbage. You Microsoft shills must eat crow for breakfast, lunch, and
            dinner, or live in constant delusion and denial to be so WRONG over and
            over and over again.

            These crazy, delusional, constantly wrong,
            worthless, malicious Microsoft fanboys are a pestilence. There’s never
            been a group of more vile, stupid, insane fanboys in the history of
            console gaming.

            malicious, worthless, delusional fanboy trying to
            make talking points out of people losing their jobs. Absolutely
            disgusting and reprehensible.

            Another typical dumb,
            delusional, malicious, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy that has no
            clue about technology or sales, just feces flinging and screaming like
            an imbecile.

            Another deranged, malicious, delusional, worthless,
            constantly wrong microsoft fanboy having a meltdown because his favorite
            plastic toy is overpriced, underpowered, and not favored by developers.

            Demented,
            delusional, constantly WRONG, dumb, hypocritical, worthless, conspiracy
            theorist, dumb as rocks Microsoft fanboy is angry that PS4 is
            significantly more powerful, has more developer support, and outselling
            Xbox almost 2:1 globally. Keep crying and having meltdowns over the
            facts.

            You sound upset that PS4 has more powerful hardware, more
            developer support, and is outselling Xbox by ~3.8 million. Keep shilling
            and crying while everyone else ignores you and buys more PS4s.

            You
            don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is
            fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1″ like a rabid animal. Microsoft
            shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.
            That’s why you can’t stop talking about PS4 even when nobody else did.

            Oh
            look, an article swarmed with hateful, dumb, malicious, hypocritical,
            worthless, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy shills as usual. Stay angry
            at PS4’s success and people who like gaming on it.

            Another
            deranged, malicious, delusional, worthless, constantly wrong microsoft
            fanboy having a meltdown because his favorite plastic toy is overpriced,
            underpowered, and not favored by developers.

            Demented,
            delusional, constantly WRONG, dumb, hypocritical, worthless, conspiracy
            theorist, dumb as rocks Microsoft fanboy is angry that PS4 is
            significantly more powerful, has more developer support, and outselling
            Xbox almost 2:1 globally. Keep crying and having meltdowns over the
            facts.

            You are a WRONG, disgusting, worthless sack of sh*t, dumb as bricks, crazy, malicious, and cretinous microsoft fanboy.

            Constantly
            WRONG dumb, delusional, malicious, malicious, disgusting and hideous
            microsoft fanboy. You are monstrous, demented, and worthless, lying over
            and over. Disgusting horrifying monstrous malicious worthless sack of
            rotten garbage. You Microsoft shills must eat crow for breakfast, lunch,
            and dinner, or live in constant delusion and denial to be so WRONG over
            and over and over again.

            Just another deranged, dumb,
            malicious, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy flinging feces and
            screaming like an imbecile. 9.0+ million PS4s and counting. Nothing you
            say will stop it, you are helpless. Keep lying and hating while everyone
            else ignores you.

            PS4 is outselling Xbox 9 million to 5 million
            yet there’s a disproportionately huge number of deranged microsoft
            shills on disqus spreading lies and hatred about PS4, Sony, and anyone
            who likes their games. I wonder why that is.

            Disqus is swarming
            with dumb, hateful, delusional, feces flinging ms fanboys constantly
            invading disqus and spreading lies, ignorance, and hatred. Like
            “BANKRUPT!!1″, “DOWNGRADE!!1″, “NOGAMES DELAY INDIESTATION!!1″, “RUNS
            BETTER ON XBOX!!1″ and “SONY LIED!!1″.

            Look at these rabid
            animals. This is what microsoft fanboys are like, malicious and stupid,
            constantly wrong and flinging feces. The most common trait of microsoft
            fanboys is how they’re constantly wrong, either because they’re lying or
            stupid, or both.

            Oh look, an article swarmed with hateful,
            dumb, malicious, hypocritical, worthless, constantly wrong microsoft
            fanboy shills as usual. Stay angry at PS4’s success and people who like
            gaming on it.

            These deranged, delusional, constantly wrong,
            worthless, malicious Microsoft fanboys are a pestilence. There’s never
            been a group of more vile, stupid, insane fanboys in the history of
            console gaming.

            Some severely deranged people are upset at PS4’s success and have to spread hate and lies, apparently.

            Apparently
            PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.8 million sales lead, large number of 1st
            party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft
            fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and
            hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and
            buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

            9.0+ million PS4s and counting. Nothing you say will stop it, you are helpless.

            It’s
            sad PS4 is dominating so badly that hateful, delusional microsoft
            fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep
            dreaming, it’s not happening.

            That’s a lot of lies and hatred
            over PS4’s stronger console hardware, ~4.3 million sales lead, large
            number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support.
            9.3+ million and counting. Nothing you say will stop it, you are
            helpless. Keep lying and hating while everyone else ignores you.

            Stop
            spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help. You are
            sick in the head and constantly lie to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a
            piece of plastic. Sad.

            Get mental help.

            Sad,
            sick in the head fanboy children. You constantly LIE and make things up
            to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad. You are
            sick in the head and need help.

            ,n

          • demfax

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad. You are sick in the head and need help.

            They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

            It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

            Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

            Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (9 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

          • Failz

            You sound so upset, its ok I would be upset too when I realised Killzone uses less pixels in there multiplayer mode then Titanfall on XB1 lol Keep believing sales mean everything in quality. Infamous/Killzone/Knack all Sony inhouse games and nothing worth the price for the cheap PC. Killzone SF should have come to PC where the real 1080p and 60 frames belong.

        • Not_true
          • Failz

            Oh nice Indie Station with PC ports lol why do I want to spend $400 on a console with games I already have access to?

        • You are flat out wrong

          Upvoting your own comments again Failz?

        • GotNews4Ya

          PS4 is out performing the Xbox One in EVERY AAA Multiplatform title. More FPS, Higher Resolution, or Tied (Rare) on Every Game Out.

          You used to be the kings of framerate and resolution last generation… and you made it be known, now.. You don’t even have the better performance (due to the fact it was easier to code for the 360 during game development, than the PS3)

          Let’s Look at Some Xbox One Titles on Metacritic, since you’re so into that website and its relation to how good a game is:
          Ryse: Son Of Rome – 60
          Sixty Second Shooter Prime – 59

          Halo: Spartan Assault – 53 (What happened to the Halo Franchise? OH that’s right.. it’s been mostly downhill since 343i took over..)
          Fighter Within – 23 (Really..? And you are talking smack about PS4 Games?)
          Lococycle – 48

          Now, whats the highest Metacritic Score for Any Xbox One Game Out?
          Rayman Legends – 91, not a console exclusive.
          Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – 90, (also not an exclusive title)

          FIFA 14 – 88, Once again.. not an exclusive title..
          NBA 2K14 – 86 … Same trend..
          Titanfall – 86, wow, an exclusive.. but not after this title.. and wasn’t a planned exclusive by Respawn, EA Sold exclusivity, banking that the Xbox 360 would transfer its strong following to the Xbox One. They have been kind of hinting at the fact that they made the wrong decision, and are going to release Titanfall 2 as a mulitplatform title.

          Infamous: Second Son was rated an 80 on Metacritic.. So is Forza 5, and ya’ll worship that game like its the second coming of Christ.

          Guess what the Highest Rated Sony Exclusive is? Last of Us: Remastered… coming in at a 95 on Metacritic. :)
          Several more PS4 exclusives top the Metacritic charts for the new generation… Seems you need to rethink the sources you use.. or at least evaluate them a bit before trying to use them to argue with people. If you truly looked at the amount of games rated on their.. or even clicked over to the xbox / ps4 sections and compared.. you would see how your argument was over before it began.

          • Failz

            Get back in line peasant. I mention Sony made games not multi platform games. X1 have no games either but atleast there own games are worth owning like Halo. Wtf is Killzone SF? Sonys best FPS franchise with a meta of 73 and before its released you sheep were calling it a Halo killer lol desperate much? Halo 4 still destroys Killzone and its the least favorite in the Halo franchise lol. Is knack suppose to steal Marios crowd? Lol another try and miss by Sony lol.

            Look forward to the next Killzone game while real Gamers look forward to a real FPS franchise in Halo 5.

            PS4 is an underpowered PC that offers last gen titles and ports atleast X1 has a next gen library to look at.

            Keep waiting.

          • GotNews4Ya

            You make no sense.. lol

            It’s hard to name first party exclusives for Xbox.. isn’t it? I named the titles available that are on the level.. All the one’s that are exclusive to the Xbox..

            I am sorry that I completely destroyed your argument, by using the very foundation of your argument. I am sure you are embarrassed that this happened on the inter webs, because.. you should be.. Study up before coming at me.

            Knack was fun, You didn’t even play it.. Not all games need to be massive open world games. It served its purpose, and I had more fun playing that than I did with most of Xbox’s games in general.

            Killzone has always been a terrible game to me, I hate FPS’ in general. I believe in finding value behind my purchases, and COD / BF games are usually discount buys for me. So I would never and have never described Killzone as a “Halo Killer” and good job bringing up something that happened 8 years ago. How about we try to keep this conversation in this generation of gaming?

            Halo has not been the same since 343i, and it will never get better. Bungie has the magic, and it has gracefully swooped out from under the wings of Microsoft, about to release a stellar new franchise, with Halo-esque gameplay, and some innovative changes to most Multiplayer FPS’. This will be your Halo Killer. Even though it is Multiplatform, it will out sell Halo. Garaunteed, not just because it is a multi platform game either. I think that people have missed Bungie.. and I think people will flock to their new game. Not to mention anyone who isn’t just a blind raging fan boy (so this excludes you, obviously) Will be playing Destiny like crazy. This game is being backed heavily by Sony, and has been from the start. It will push Sony consoles.. for sure.

          • Failz

            You clearly cant read, I said Sony made games not multiplats and indies made by good and bad developers which are available on PC I couldn’t care less about.
            As for Killzone Lol keep up the assumptions. Heres abit of research and there’s plenty more out there.

            http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/704523-killzone-shadow-fall/68141722

            Sony sheep keep believing and yet you proved another valid point in believing Destiny will be the next Halo killer LOL. PS gamers have been waiting for 14 years for it and Destiny isn’t even a Sony game and will most likely fail in comparison to Halo 5.

            Now go back to playing Knack because I am sure to PS fanbabies think its better then Mario…..

          • demfax

            Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

            You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

            You are sick in the head and need help.

            PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 9+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

            1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

            For some reason PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes despite attempts to downplay its library. All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other and pretend it has “no gaems lolol”.

            PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

            PS4 has 34+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

            PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

            PS4 AAA games from July-Dec 2014: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Singstar, Sniper Elite III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15, Metro: Redux, Destiny, NHL 15, FIFA 15, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Assassin’s Creed Unity, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Crew, Far Cry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Shadow Warrior, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, The Legend of Korra, Project Cars, etc. Plus a truckload of indies.

            PS4 indie games rated 75 or higher on Metacritic right now: flower, Fez, Guacamelee, Towerfall, The Swapper, Sound Shapes, Resogun, Oddworld, Trine 2, Rogue Legacy, Transistor, Pinball Arcade, Sportsfriends, Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate, Steamworld Dig, Zen Pinball 2, Child of Light, Trials Fusion, 1001 Spikes, Valiant Hearts, Don’t Starve, Outlast, Strider

            Well reviewed PS4 games not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, KZ Shadowfall, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, etc.

      • spideynut71

        I love how the pathetic Sony fangirls choose to forget the fact that the XBOX 360 eventually lost it’s 10 million unit head start over the PS3, even with the PS3 being the more expensive hardware all of last gen. Really convenient having such selective memory….

        • Not_true

          Not the same thing. PS4 will be 1st place in global sales the entire generation.

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          Nope we didn’t forget, you just are too stupid to do more research.

          Since the launch of the PS3 it was outselling the 360 since the day it came out, so over time in the 6 years it caught up. Since the X1 launched it has been outsold basically 2:1. So they are two different situations.

          The PlayStation brand has more mindshare, so therefore if the Xbox brand is more expensive it won’t be able to perform like the PlayStation brand.

          • Gekko36

            In Japan maybe. However when the PS3 came out over in the UK, it does a death of deaths for a long time, do a little more research my asian friend.

            I personally never buy anything from Japan as I’m keen to see the death grip Japan has on the electronics markets removed. I’m glad Sony is struggling in the electronics side of their business due in part to better korean competitors. It means that globally it’s working.

            However you have said nothing about the article we are here to discuss.

            What do you think about EA and MS’s collaboration?

        • demfax

          Another microsoft shill responding to facts, reality, and reasonable arguments by flinging feces and screaming.

          Xbox can’t catch up in global sales like PS3 did, Xbox is a weaker global brand.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

          • spideynut71

            It’s hilarious that you’re too stupid to understand, not only my comment, but also just how hypocritical and illogical yours comment is.

          • demfax

            You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1″ like a rabid animal.

            Xbox can’t catch up in global sales like PS3 did, Xbox is a weaker global brand. You are too delusional and maliciously stupid to understand this.

            Xbox One will never catch up in global sales. PS4’s 1st place is secured.

            Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred. You are mentally ill and evil.

        • demfax

          You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do
          is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1″ like a rabid animal.

          Xbox
          can’t catch up in global sales like PS3 did, Xbox is a weaker global
          brand. You are too delusional and maliciously stupid to understand this.

          Xbox One will never catch up in global sales. PS4’s 1st place is secured.

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred. You are mentally ill and evil.,

      • Gekko36

        When you’ve finished masturbating over sales numbers that are only important to MS and SCE put your penis away and try contributing to the original conversation.

        The conversation is about EA’s vault only being released on Xbox One. If you have an interest or are an Xbox One owner then great, if not, then move on… silly little boy

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          Why don’t you talk to rodgerdoger who initiated the flaming. Maybe you’re also biased as well picking on the guy who is only responding back. That’s right.. I caught you favoring X1 and MS. Things go both ways. The hypocrisy here..

          And okay I can talk about EA vault. The service will flop because people want to play the new games. Sales especially for sports games are highest during release and drop steeply.

          • Gekko36

            Don’t be a cretin, it’s an xbox artlice about xbox centric features, exclusive to XBOX

            If it was an article regarding PS I wouldn’t be here. As I don’t buy Japanese products (Korean yes, but never Japanese) and have little interest in Sony.

            RE: EA’s Vault flopping, I assume (since you are unbiased) you would say exactly the same thing about Gaikai?

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            Well someone has to do the policing so the X1 camp doesn’t have big heads and talking about misconceptions.

            Both services won’t exactly win a popularity contest. The pricing scheme is too high because of the lack of competition. They say $30 but certainly the library won’t really be worth it. I play the sports games every year they come out just as the million do also. Playing last years games is a much smaller demographic.

          • Gekko36

            So by that admission you believe that both EA’s Vault and PS’s Gaikai will FLOP to the same extent?.. Just so that I can hold you to you comments.

            I want to hear you say it!

            Personally I will pay the yearly subsciption, I’m not interested in Fifa or any sporting game but what ever else comes out will be worth a look and it’s cheap as chips.

          • Gekko36

            Mike – I’m still waiting, or have you gone flaccid?

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            lol X1 camp likes to change subjects when they can’t debate. You’re all the same here. I’ve done my job. Tough being last place. 5 years of this is a cake walk for me.

          • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

            There’s times i’m objective, and there’s times i troll to get some riled up and to get my point across.

            Objectively I wouldn’t use the word flop. I just don’t think the two will be major hits as the article would try to make you believe. The article is looking for hits. Sure I give you several 100,000 users maybe for either service.

            It’s another subscription thing that people don’t like on top of their netflix, hulu, cell phone bill, xbl gold, ps plus, internet service etc. It’s just not going to mainstream. Maybe next generation when the library is big or when they actually have worthwhile pricing schemes. Such as people subscribe to the popular services because they are good deals first.

            When you look at all the popular services you can make the case that it appeases the masses because they are good values. Madden, BF, and Fifa. I owned 2 out of 3 of those games so I would never buy this subscription. The people who like EA more than likely already played those games.

          • Gekko36

            You have a point about having a limited user count to begin with for both services. However just like Netflix (never heard of hulu) it take a little time before it hits critical mass and becomes yet another subsciption you have to have.

            I suppose the old games scenario is a way of getting new gamers and peo-ple who didn’t bother with a game first time around.

            That said however, just like films, there are more epople than you think would play old games, just look at other media games… Though how many would pay for it is a good point too, I’d say around about the same amount of people who play indie games.

            I suppose it a VERY grey area and people with bitch and moan about this for some time to come.

            As for changing the subject and not answering your question. I just did and I even got you to stop the obnoxious bevahiour :D

      • zakcole

        But he isn’t in last place. And you (assuming you’re a PS4 owner) are not in first place.
        You’re a consumer. Not a representative of the respective companies.
        You fanboys are taking credit for somebody elses product and their sales.
        Among yourselves you look like champions, fighting your relative causes nobly and without question.
        To everybody else, you look like simple pawns being exploited as free marketing for the systems. In fact, in reality its cheaper than free. You’re actually paying Sony and Microsoft for the privilage of marketing and selling their consoles for them. Hahahaha.
        Unlucky.

        • demfax

          Another microsoft shill responding to facts, reality, and reasonable arguments by flinging feces and screaming.

          • zakcole

            Somebody calls you out for being a fanboy of any kind; claiming victories of corporations as your own; and paying those corporations for the privilage to brag about those consoles and market them on their behalf…
            And you call them a fanboy on the opposite side.

            Cool down mate. You’re a pawn not a champion.

    • datdude

      @rogerdodger
      Put down the crack pipe son, you’re struggling.

      • RogerDodger

        I think ill keep the pipe pony boy….it keeps me sane with all you idiots in the world. And i assure you…you are the one struggling with that worthless indie brick headed for bankruptcy.

        • Not_true

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help for your sickness.

          You have a sad brain disease and need to be medicated.

        • demfax

          Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

          They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

          It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

          Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

    • datdude

      Here you go dum dum…read it and weep!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!
      http://www.listwar.com/released-games/
      and….
      http://wccftech.com/playstation-4-vs-xbox-one-vs-pc-ultimate-gpu-benchmark/

      Your pain is palpable.

      • RogerDodger

        Really think i will open pony fruit nonsense propaganda stupidity…..you very dum dum pony fruit !

        • demfax

          Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

          Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

          You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

          You are sick in the head and need help.

          They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

          It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

          Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

          Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (9 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

    • Not_true

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help for your sickness.

      You have a sad brain disease and need to be medicated.

      • spideynut71

        Stop spreading A.I.D.S. and fecal matter with your “friends”.

        • Not_true

          You are sick in the head and need mental help.

        • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

          You X1 campers suck. All you can do is change the subject when you can’t win a debate lol

    • brianc6234

      What’s your job at Microcrap?

    • demfax

      Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

      Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

      You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

      You are sick in the head and need help.

    • demfax

      Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

      Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad. You are sick in the head and need help.

      They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

      It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

      Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

      Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (9 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

  • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

    Microsoft grasping at straws yet again, looking for help from their slimy partners in crime. Titanfall didn’t help, the cloud didn’t help, a price drop didn’t help, this wont help either, most people hate EA, if you’re going to partner up with someone maybe dont pick the devil of the gaming industry.

    • Failz

      Jealously a curse, its ok you can always buy a X1. No ones stopping you.

    • RogerDodger

      I assume when say “didnt help” , you are referring to the ps4 sales “lead” ?? Just guessing….. As i am sure you already know…there are quite a few more idiots in the world than there are wise human beings. All in good time…the idiots will come 1 by 1. And when the ONE releases worldwide (like ps4) this fall…with a better game lineup and feature set, i might add…they will come aplenty.

      • Not_true

        Forzafailever you never owned a PS4. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help..

  • RogerDodger

    Yep…xbox one…better games..better features..better system..better company..better future than ps4 ! Not waiting for greatness any longer….trading my ps4 in for xbox one.

    • Not_true

      Forzafailever you never owned a PS4. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

    • demfax

      Forzafailever stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help.

      Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

      You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

      You are sick in the head and need help.

      They just posted a quarterly profit, all but one division made money this quarter.

      It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

      Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded.

      Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (9 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

  • avi

    imo, this is an amazing move by ea and Microsoft.
    definitely going to upgrade to an xbox one sooner now.

  • spideynut71

    It’s been rumored/suggested for years, but we may finally be seeing the first signs of an impending merger between EA and MS….2 companies that are struggling mightily as of late, but could pool their resources and come out in good shape.

    • demfax

      Nah

  • Guest

    So Xbox fanboys loves EA, voted the worst company in the world twice. Makes sense.

    • Bliss Seeker

      In America; not the world my friend. But your comparison is uncanny haha ;)

      • xiSpeedy

        i really dont know how or why theyre voted the worst company. Like yeah they release games that have bugs and are “unfinished” but ea is worse than activision? like come on. Activision ruined many great games

  • brianc6234

    This crap won’t make me buy an Xbone. The PS4 is the better console. And EA sucks anyway.

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    X1 camp is weak. Keep throwing around words and changing the subject.. You’re last place for a reason.

    • Failz

      Get back in line peasant.

      • demfax

        Sad, sick in the head fanboy children. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

        You constantly LIE and make things up to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

        You are sick in the head and need help..

        • Durka Durka

          lol dat irony.

      • Durka Durka

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        If you are interested contact me or disquss so we can end this nightmare of trashposting.

        • Failz

          Put me down. Bias Fanboyism needs to end.

          • Durka Durka

            You only have to go to disquss and report demfax and say that he is making new acounts all the time and he is spamming everywhere.

  • zakcole

    It’s a power play for sure.
    Personally probably won’t take advantage of it from the go – there’s not enough information to convince me I will be saving money via this model.
    I don’t tend to buy DLC for EA games and I don’t use the microtransaction services available.
    One thing that does intruige me though, is since EA tend to churn out games anually, and the core fans of these titles buy them on day one, what’s the point in the sub model unless you’re the kind of person who frequently buys DLC? Slightly earlier access?
    I don’t see a hook for me yet, but I’m sure the model will drive EA fans, especially sports games and BF fans towards the console.

  • zakcole

    I saw (breifly in passing, haven’t followed the link up yet) Sony
    releasing a statement that the model doesn’t make sense to how they
    envision their consumer.
    I’ve got a few comments on this.
    Firstly,
    Sony are plain stupid to not see the advantage of the model considering
    its opt in, and there definitely are people out there who want to take
    advantage of the DLC discounts and what nots. The EA audience is huge.
    Secondly,
    if as I imagine the Sony statement was either knee jerk or false (since
    I haven’t chased the link up yet), will they eventually get this EA sub
    model on their platform, or will they try and cosy up to another
    publisher like Ubi or Activision? And if they did, would it even be as
    effective? Yes, those publishers are huge, but is there enough paid for
    post game content to support such a model.
    I see it working for a FIFA, because of UT. But for AC or Watch Dogs?
    A lot to consider. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    TL;DR, How do you think Sony will reply?

  • Dikan45

    I’ll be passing on this!

    • Durka Durka

      too much for you?

  • Gamez Rule

    Gameinformer reached out to Sony for clarification on EA ACCESS…

    “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” “PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”

    So here’s why I think Sony stated the above.. Third-Party-Games are already given away to PS+ Members ( including EA games ) like dead Space 3 / Crysis 3 / Need For Speed: Most Wanted / Battlefield 3 / Mass Effect 3, ect. So unless EA are to remove games from the PS+ service Sony gamers don’t need to pay out extra money for EA games ( let alone other third party games )

    EA and MS are doing a good move for the Xbone gamers with the EA Access service as Microsofts very own service called Games With Gold is poor when compared to other services ( Stream / PS+ ). So EA IMO will save the day for Xbone gamers IF they want to take part in the EA service.

    • Durka Durka

      and sony is taking away your freeom because they dont want competition to psplus.

      Fanboy

      • Gamez Rule

        Dakan it has nothing to do with freedom LOL. It has everything to do with services and what it could offer people. And there’s nothing from stopping EA Access from appearing on PSN ( when it becomes a better service for the money for the company and for the people ) so until then PS+ offers people the better service.

  • andy

    Love the way the article brought up the downloading and installing from disc thing. EVEN installing the game off a disc on Xbone takes forever, its been one of the biggest and confusing problems with the console since launch. It sits at 5% for an hour, you aren’t sure if it is installing or downloading any post release patches at the same time. What a mess. Will say it again, regardless of the awful preorders in 2013, they simply were not ready for this digital only future they were trying to force. Only in the past month have they let their Silver AND Gold subscribers download little bitty trials of games that are a tiny 5gbs in size. They were terrified it would bring down Live with the looming launch of Titanfall. 300,000 servers my arse.

  • Bliss Seeker

    I know EA is has got worst company in the US twice in a row now but…
    Playstation owners…

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/mad.gif

  • Kreshnik Halili

    if this service were ps4 exclusive, all you fanboys would cheer.

  • benbenkr

    Yeah… whatever. Haven’t played a single EA published/developed game since the shitty ME3.

    So, take your stupid $30 and fuck off.

  • lassenwolf

    Didn’t read the dumb article!The heading said it all and it’s dumb.If it said if sony works out the dumb pricing on PS Now then yeah( and except for that ps now rocks and works). But EA ,lol ,gag funny, who fnkin cares. All sports games and EA has something up it’s sleeve to screw users overs. Game stop sucks but EA streams of a few games and demos won’t dent gamestop. I stopped buying all EA games save plants warfare which all they did was publish it and I can’t wait for that on ps4

  • Dave Mckenna

    your all fucking morons, that should be taken out into the street and shot one by one. Sony ponys will make up any lie to cover up the shitty PS4 garbage lol

  • Durka Durka

    hey san mateo