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SolidSnakex
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(04-22-2011, 10:30 PM)
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It seems legit given what Peter Moore mentioned earlier this month but i'll put it as a rumor for now



http://www.pastapadre.com/2011/04/22...iption-service

Originally Posted by Spat_triate

I'll just leave these here (found on FIFA forums):





Last edited by SolidSnakex; 04-22-2011 at 11:58 PM.
Marvie_3
(04-22-2011, 10:31 PM)
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Fuck you, EA.
V_Ben
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(04-22-2011, 10:32 PM)
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downloadable sports games? whoa.
Mama Robotnik
(04-22-2011, 10:32 PM)
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So pay for internet, then pay for XBL, then pay for the game, then pay for EA Online?

I don't like this, not one bit.
Majine
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(04-22-2011, 10:32 PM)
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Huh, they beat Activision to the punch.
markatisu
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(04-22-2011, 10:32 PM)
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I just did a paid survey for them about this, so yes its very real

In fact that was an actual screen from the survey lol
Absoludacrous
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(04-22-2011, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

So pay for internet, then pay for XBL, then pay for the game, then pay for EA Online?

I don't like this, not one bit.

Don't forget a house to put them all in!

Though I do agree, pretty crazy to try to add a subscription fee on top of XBL.
Kyoufu
(04-22-2011, 10:34 PM)
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EA sucks balls. I wouldn't subscribe to any of their shit.
Lonestar
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(04-22-2011, 10:34 PM)
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:/

All worthless, until I see the part about "expanded coverage on PC and Web"

and it instantly made me think: The Dynasty League Web Page will cost money to use/view...

And will still be borked.
heyf00L
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(04-22-2011, 10:35 PM)
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One of the top 3 points: You get a badge!
Easy_D
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(04-22-2011, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

So pay for internet, then pay for XBL, then pay for the game, then pay for EA Online?

I don't like this, not one bit.

And in the end, it uses a regular P2P connection!
DMczaf
(04-22-2011, 10:35 PM)
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Full downloadable games?

Does this mean you get access to all (well, the ones they put in there) EA Sports games under the subscription?
Galvanise_
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(04-22-2011, 10:36 PM)
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Fuck off EA.
bjork
(04-22-2011, 10:36 PM)
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What game would have paid content transfer from year to year? I haven't played an EA sports game in some time, but would this be a case where I'd buy a gold course in Tiger Woods 11 and then it's automatically going to show up when I boot up Tiger Woods 12?

Originally Posted by Absoludacrous

Though I do agree, pretty crazy to try to add a subscription fee on top of XBL.

But Sega did this with PSO I/II on Xbox, and PSU on 360. It's not really a new thing in that respect, is it?
Pie Lord
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(04-22-2011, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by heyf00L

One of the top 3 points: You get a badge!

The sad part is, there are plenty of people who actually care about something like that.
Nightz
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(04-22-2011, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lonestar

:/

All worthless, until I see the part about "expanded coverage on PC and Web"

and it instantly made me think: The Dynasty League Web Page will cost money to use/view...

And will still be borked.

They're probably gonna steal sablescript and charge for it. Sue them sable!
Plinko
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(04-22-2011, 10:37 PM)
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LOL...this is a horrible idea.
-Pyromaniac-
(04-22-2011, 10:37 PM)
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They can turn that sumbitch sideways....
Lonestar
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(04-22-2011, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by bjork

What game would have paid content transfer from year to year? I haven't played an EA sports game in some time, but would this be a case where I'd buy a gold course in Tiger Woods 11 and then it's automatically going to show up when I boot up Tiger Woods 12?


Buy Big Head Mode Once, You've Got Big Head Mode 4 LYFE


Originally Posted by Nightz

They're probably gonna steal sablescript and charge for it. Sue them sable!

Was gonna mention Sable, but I didn't want to admit that I couldn't think of Sable's name. I just knew someone had written a code that perfomed 1000 times better than EA's webcode.

Haven't seen him on in awhile, maybe he works for EA now.
nemesun
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(04-22-2011, 10:38 PM)
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EA "If it's in the game, it's in the subscription"
Jinfash
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(04-22-2011, 10:38 PM)
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It seems like an optional service, and the "benefits" sound worthless to me. If it doesn't develop beyond this model and strong-arm people into paying, then I see no harm. But this EA, so they'll find a way of screwing people up.
iNvid02
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(04-22-2011, 10:39 PM)
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so its optional, im fine with that. just like i was fine with ps+.
Shafto
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(04-22-2011, 10:40 PM)
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Unbelievable - 'Discounts' off DLC. Make it f'n free with a subscription at least!

And the gall of charging for content being transferred to future titles. In this world of persistent online ID's, this should be bottom line stuff.
X26
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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bye EA, I can live without the NHL series
Buckethead
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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Hell. Go there.
Absoludacrous
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by bjork

But Sega did this with PSO I/II on Xbox, and PSU on 360. It's not really a new thing in that respect, is it?

You didn't actually need Xbox Live Gold to play PSU. You could do it with a free silver account and just pay the PSU monthly fee. Same with FFXI.

I somehow doubt EA is going to bypass gold when it comes to online play under this subscription plan.
Raoh
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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meh

Honestly, we saw this coming. Companies are seeing people pay for XBLG, which like paying AOL for internet. Companies want in on the cash cow that is online services. (that are normally free)

If I were a publisher and saw how much money people spent on XBL I would be doing what EA is proposing too, UPlay and Activision is next. Not sure what rape service Capcom has in mind.

If you support AOL or XBLG, you really can't complain, you helped set the stage for this.

Was it going to happen anyway? Sure, probably. But we sure as hell made it easy for these companies to see that people are willing to pay.
heyf00L
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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Would be interesting if it let you play online so you can buy used again.

Although that'd be a crap solution to a crap problem.
balladofwindfishes
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(04-22-2011, 10:41 PM)
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The "ability" to transfer your DLC sounds like you have to pay an additional fee on top of the subscription for something that should be free, or a very small cost, for everyone.

EA is going to keep pushing, and eventually it's going to go too far and it's going to crumble on them.
MultiCore
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(04-22-2011, 10:42 PM)
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They already have one, and it costs $60 per year/ per sport.
norinrad
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(04-22-2011, 10:42 PM)
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Good thing I don't play their games. lol
Acidote
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(04-22-2011, 10:42 PM)
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Rumor? They've been thinking on how to add subscription services for a while, as Activision is, and probably some more.
iNvid02
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(04-22-2011, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by MultiCore

They already have one, and it costs $60 per year/ per sport.

this is what i was thinking, although the UK is not that bad. i only buy fifa and it drops in
price pretty quickly
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(04-22-2011, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by MultiCore

They already have one, and it costs $60 per year/ per sport.

hahaha so true
Lebron
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(04-22-2011, 10:44 PM)
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It's a good thing their NFL and NBA franchises suck.
NeoandGeo
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(04-22-2011, 10:45 PM)
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Recognition badge? Sign me the fuck up!
Freedom = $1.05
Akimbo Dogs
(04-22-2011, 10:46 PM)
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I love how their NBA games aren't on that list. They know that 2K would make them weep if they didn't have a monopoly over some of those franchises.
TheVisualizer
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(04-22-2011, 10:52 PM)
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oh no, I'm gonna miss out on all the great DLC for EA Sports games now that it's exclusive...

what DLC is even worth buying for EA Sports games? Ultimate Team is a worthless attempt to nickel and dime people, Madden always has ripoff stuff like AFL Uniforms, Tiger Woods offers courses at highway robbery prices and of course all the ridiculous boosts

no thanks guys
Kintaro
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(04-22-2011, 10:52 PM)
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It begins.
bjork
(04-22-2011, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Absoludacrous

You didn't actually need Xbox Live Gold to play PSU. You could do it with a free silver account and just pay the PSU monthly fee. Same with FFXI.

I somehow doubt EA is going to bypass gold when it comes to online play under this subscription plan.

Ah, I didn't know this. I'll be damned.
Sol..
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(04-22-2011, 10:52 PM)
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i've gone from most of their sports titles to just FIFA and Fight Night

Keep fuckin' around EA....keep fuckin' around.
Majine
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(04-22-2011, 10:52 PM)
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I feel extra sorry for the XBL gamers. The subscription fees just keep piling up.
Bumblebeetuna
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(04-22-2011, 10:53 PM)
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Looks like they are just taking everything we already get and charging us/charging less for it.

- Discounts on all DLC for "participating" EA Sports console titles. Considering a vast majority of their current DLC for sports games is just bullshit pay to cheat unlock codes and courses that were in previous games for free, I don't give a fuck about this. Plus they put participating in there... any discounts likely won't apply to the popular sports titles. They can fill this promise by offering you cheaper cheat code DLC in NHL 12 and a new ball skin in FIFA. Fuck EA.

- Downloadable versions of "participating" titles before release. They sure aren't going to be giving us Madden before release date. And even if they did, is it worth it? Fuck EA.

- Exclusive membership recognition badge. Great, who doesn't want a scarlet letter on their profile? "Look at me! I'm EA's bitch!" Didn't they already try this with the hardcore Madden subscription or whatever? Where you had to pay to play ranked All-Madden games but got your name in a cool font? Fuck EA.

- Transfer paid content from past titles into future participating titles. Well this actually is a little shocking. So instead of getting a lot less content out of the box because EA cut a lot of it out to sell as DLC, you can instead buy the DLC, but then never have to buy it again? Tiger Woods comes to mind. IIRC the full game costs over $100 to buy and almost all of the DLC courses were in past games this generation for free. Fuck EA.

- Free extension of EA Sports into web and PC. Uh.. we already have this. We are forced to sign up for your goddamn shitty website accounts for virtually any one of your games. And linking them rarely works so people who play a lot of your games probably have 4-5 EA accounts. What this says to me is that the web features we used to get free like using the PC for Madden/NCAA franchises, will now require a subscription. Fucking stupid. But just as was the case in Madden 10 and Madden 11, someone will come out with something that fucking decimates what Tiburon and their huge staff and budget can do. I believe in Madden 10 someone from here created a franchise stat script. And in Madden 11 we have the league manager site. Fuck EA.

- Free DLC for participating titles. Have they ever released sports DLC that is worth a shit anyway? And you're paying a subscription so it's not "free" anyway. Fuck EA.

And people gripe about Activision. The dumbest part about all of this is they claim to want to create a unified, persistent social profile. WE HAVE THIS ALREADY. They are called our Live tags and our PSN usernames.
Complex Shadow
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(04-22-2011, 10:54 PM)
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fuck this shit EA. if i an't paying for PSN "plus" then i for sure an't paying for this shit.
From The Dust
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(04-22-2011, 10:57 PM)
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why don't they just make one game per sport and only charge for yearly updates? like 1 Madden per generation or so. that seemed obvious. but I have to remember millions of people shelling out $60 a year
Grinchy
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(04-22-2011, 10:58 PM)
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This is the true advantage of hating sports games.

Now they want people to pay extra for games that play themselves.
Ickman3400
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(04-22-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Good thing sports games are boring or I'd be pretty upset.

I'm going to toss another "fuck you EA" in for good measure though. I really really hate them.
Rflagg
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(04-22-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by iNvidious01

so its optional, im fine with that. just like i was fine with ps+.

This.This list sounds fairly innocent, it would be extremely easy to live without and seemily nothing is taken form non-subscribing peasants. so far:(
Tunavi
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(04-22-2011, 10:59 PM)
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Challenge Everything.
Chargefor Everything.
Forkball
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(04-22-2011, 10:59 PM)
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The end times are upon us.

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