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LyleLanley
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(08-21-2014, 04:37 PM)
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https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-On...0-cbcf30d3404e

Looks like this is the first game being made available for pre-purchase / pre-loading.

The Jackdog
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(08-21-2014, 04:38 PM)
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Fingers crossed destiny gets the same treatment, especially with x1's download speeds taking so long its like they call the president to confirm every transfer of 100mb.

Hopefully the first of many
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 04:38 PM)
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Is the early access playable yet?
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 04:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Is the early access playable yet?

You can download it. I just stared mine.
LyleLanley
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(08-21-2014, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Is the early access playable yet?

According to Bsigg12 it is.

Edit:

Beaten by the man himself.
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

You can download it. I just stared mine.

I wonder if it's more than 6 hours for people who pre-purchase. Wild hope, but who knows for sure, right?
StaticJam
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(08-21-2014, 04:41 PM)
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It's discounted too, cool.
LyleLanley
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(08-21-2014, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

I wonder if it's more than 6 hours for people who pre-purchase. Wild hope, but who knows for sure, right?

That would be great since you're apparently charged right away when you pre-purchase.

Originally Posted by StaticJam

It's discounted too, cool.

Only for EA Access members.
Nori Chan
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(08-21-2014, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

It's discounted too, cool.

I think that's only because of EA Access.

edit: beaten
WaffleTaco
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(08-21-2014, 04:42 PM)
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Hopefully this is the start of an entire generation of pre-loading games. Can't wait for others games to make the rounds.
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 04:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Team Vernia

I wonder if it's more than 6 hours for people who pre-purchase. Wild hope, but who knows for sure, right?

Yea I don't know. The bundle version comes with the pre order offer they have in stores so now we know digital versions can receive pre order bonuses.
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

Yea I don't know. The bundle version though comes with pre order offer they have in stores so now we know digital versions can receive pre order bonuses.

That's good to know. We need Madden impressions now!
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 04:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Team Vernia

That's good to know. We need Madden impressions now!

Some people are broadcasting on Twitch.
Rocketz
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(08-21-2014, 04:45 PM)
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Was waiting for this. Just started to download through smartglass so hopefully it works and it's finished by the time I get off work.
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(08-21-2014, 04:45 PM)
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Is the discount because of EA Access?
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

Some people are broadcasting on Twitch.

Oh nice. Gonna check that out now.
LyleLanley
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(08-21-2014, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dunlop

Is the discount because of EA Access?

Yes.
Skele7on
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(08-21-2014, 04:46 PM)
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wait so how do I get this as an EA Access subscriber without paying?
psychotron
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(08-21-2014, 04:47 PM)
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You can use money in your MS Account to purchase? I have a good amount sitting in there hoping I can pre-purchase the Master Chief Collection.
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 04:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Skele7on

wait so how do I get this as an EA Access subscriber without paying?

Search Madden 15 and select the one that isn't a bundle.
Wizman23
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(08-21-2014, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Jackdog

Fingers crossed destiny gets the same treatment, especially with x1's download speeds taking so long its like they call the president to confirm every transfer of 100mb.

Hopefully the first of many

I doubt it, I'm sure its another BS thing included in the Sony/Bungie partnership. The digital special edition has not even been announced for XB1 yet. I imagine we just have to wait and see it it is available for us on 9/9.
PhatSaqs
(08-21-2014, 04:48 PM)
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Nice!
RoKKeR
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(08-21-2014, 04:48 PM)
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Oh nice, will download the trial thing or whatever.

Really hope Destiny gets pre-loading.
R dott B
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(08-21-2014, 04:49 PM)
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Nice, 53.99 for the EA pass users.

Bought.
Banjo-Kazooie
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(08-21-2014, 04:49 PM)
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FINALLY!

Can't wait to give it a go when I get home.
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skele7on

wait so how do I get this as an EA Access subscriber without paying?

Use Smartglass. I just started my download from work. It showed up as "free" so I assume this is the 6 hour early access download.
jbug617
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(08-21-2014, 04:51 PM)
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Has anybody without EA Access been able to buy it?
zebwinz
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(08-21-2014, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

Has anybody without EA Access been able to buy it?

I haven't subscribed and it shows up for me at $59.99 in the Smartglass app.
DarthWalden
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(08-21-2014, 04:53 PM)
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This game looks massively improved.
Spades
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(08-21-2014, 04:57 PM)
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This just convinced me to go digital for Madden.
Z_Y
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(08-21-2014, 04:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by DarthWalden

This game looks massively improved.

I thought the same from random YouTube videos. I think it's the lighting more than anything.

Wish I could start the download from work somehow.
RoKKeR
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(08-21-2014, 04:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by DarthWalden

This game looks massively improved.

Not hard to improve upon the pure shit that was Madden 25.

I'm seriously baffled as to how bad that game looks. It's like there is something wrong with the rendering.
JLeack
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(08-21-2014, 04:59 PM)
Wow. Cool deal!
Skele7on
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(08-21-2014, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Use Smartglass. I just started my download from work. It showed up as "free" so I assume this is the 6 hour early access download.

Thank you. You're awesome!
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 05:01 PM)
Watching a Twitch stream, The Gauntlet looks pretty cool.
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 05:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

Watching a Twitch stream, The Gauntlet looks pretty cool.

Is there a six hour timer anywhere, or will it just stop you from playing?
Bsigg12
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(08-21-2014, 05:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Is there a six hour timer anywhere, or will it just stop you from playing?

This guy has a retail version from EA I guess. Mine isn't done downloading yet so I can't check myself.
Z_Y
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(08-21-2014, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Use Smartglass. I just started my download from work. It showed up as "free" so I assume this is the 6 hour early access download.

Worked for me too. If I get home and Madden is already installed...I'm going to kiss you.
jonezer4
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(08-21-2014, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia

Is there a six hour timer anywhere, or will it just stop you from playing?

There's no on screen timer. Some guy from EA in a dark room has a stop watch; once it hits 6 hours, he just comes to your house and punches you in the face.
rob305
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(08-21-2014, 05:10 PM)
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I hope someone can confirm that if you preordered the game you dont have the 6 hour limit
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

This guy has a retail version from EA I guess. Mine isn't done downloading yet so I can't check myself.

Oh ok. I'm curious how this early access timer will be handled.

Originally Posted by Z_Y

Worked for me too. If I get home and Madden is already installed...I'm going to kiss you.

*puckers lips*
ShinobiFist
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(08-21-2014, 05:12 PM)
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Going to log in now. Hype!!!!
R dott B
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(08-21-2014, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Team Vernia


*puckers lips*

Lol
Omega Rex
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(08-21-2014, 05:17 PM)
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I don't know why I thought it was like Steam pre-orders where you got 10% off for preordering..

They want everyone to go digital, why would they not do that?

Originally Posted by The Jackdog

Fingers crossed destiny gets the same treatment, especially with x1's download speeds taking so long its like they call the president to confirm every transfer of 100mb.

Hopefully the first of many

That has to be your connection. I downloaded Diablo yesterday in under an hour, and that was 26GBs.
Spades
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(08-21-2014, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by rob305

I hope someone can confirm that if you preordered the game you dont have the 6 hour limit

Whilst I'd love this to be the case, I don't understand why you think it might be.
theytookourjobz
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(08-21-2014, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Omega Rex

I don't know why I thought it was like Steam pre-orders where you got 10% off for preordering..

They want everyone to go digital, why would they not do that?

Fear of retail I'm sure. Steam doesn't have to sell hardware at GameStop, Best Buy, etc.
ShinobiFist
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(08-21-2014, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by rob305

I hope someone can confirm that if you preordered the game you dont have the 6 hour limit

Originally Posted by Spades

Whilst I'd love this to be the case, I don't understand why you think it might be.

Nope, it states you'll not be able to play until release date at 12:01 AMPST/3:01 EST
Team Vernia
(08-21-2014, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spades

Whilst I'd love this to be the case, I don't understand why you think it might be.

BELIEVE

EDIT:

Originally Posted by ShinobiFist

Nope, it states you'll not be able to play until release date at 12:01 AMPST/3:01 EST

BELIEVE ANYWAY
LyleLanley
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(08-21-2014, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spades

Whilst I'd love this to be the case, I don't understand why you think it might be.

I don't think it'll happen but I was charged the full price right away for pre-purchasing so it wouldn't be such a strange idea to let us just play it earlier without restrictions.
Toki767
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(08-21-2014, 05:24 PM)
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EA Access would definitely be more worth it if they did remove the 6 hour limit if you already pre-purchased the game.

That would mean that people with EA Access would be able to play as much as they want going into the weekend instead of on a Tuesday.

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