EA just cross the line! Charging $5 for demos

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#1 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

EA has just cross the line. They are charging $5 for demos now LAWLS

Picked this up from reddit

heres proof

https://store.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/games/Fifa14Demo/8c792db9-b3d7-4def-ace3-8ac5a7826cfd

https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/UFC-14-Demo/98f76227-3403-4671-9509-847b38ad44d7

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#2 Posted by AzatiS (11419 posts) -

Is this true ...if it is ... EA should GTFO ... i mean ..lol !!

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#3 Posted by freedomfreak (48920 posts) -

These fellas are not making it easy for people to like them.

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#4 Posted by MirkoS77 (11292 posts) -

Nothing shocks me about EA anymore. Everytime I hear them mentioned, it's some shitty new attempt at screwing us over. I'm glad I don't support these morons.

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#5 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14105 posts) -

At least they didn't charge 30$

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#6 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

At least they didn't charge 30$

LAWLS

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#9 Edited by nintendoboy16 (31690 posts) -

It's like they WANT to go down gamers' shit lists.

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#10 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

Nothing shocks me about EA anymore. Everytime I hear them mentioned, it's some shitty new attempt at screwing us over. I'm glad I don't support these morons.

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#12 Posted by nintendoboy16 (31690 posts) -

It's funny... I remember a time when EA was better received than Activision, now they are worse than ever.

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#13 Posted by lglz1337 (4798 posts) -

you mean MS and EA together in bed TC!

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#14 Posted by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

Should be a perfect opportunity to induce discipline among the youngstars.

Want to play demo? Save 5 dollar.

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#15 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (28688 posts) -

The pricing was an error.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/4/5870363/xbox-one-ea-charges-for-fifa-14-ea-sports-ufc-demos-error

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#16 Posted by silversix_ (24305 posts) -

Now this, this is legendary

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#17 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: seems very ea like and no other demos cost.

Bet they just wanted see how it goes. If they could get away with it

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#18 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (28688 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

@LegatoSkyheart: seems very ea like and no other demos cost.

Bet they just wanted see how it goes. If they could get away with it

wouldn't doubt it.

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#20 Posted by freedomfreak (48920 posts) -
@LegatoSkyheart said:

The pricing was an error.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/4/5870363/xbox-one-ea-charges-for-fifa-14-ea-sports-ufc-demos-error

Alrighty.

I can download that UFC demo now.

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#21 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6444 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

The pricing was an error.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/4/5870363/xbox-one-ea-charges-for-fifa-14-ea-sports-ufc-demos-error

An "error". Because just like the first commenter at Polygon said, it couldn't possibly be EA testing the waters. And let's be honest, people would be dumb enough to pay for it.

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#22 Edited by pelvist (6217 posts) -

And they will continue to do it too because there are actually people out there that will pay it. Like PSN and XBL subscriptions, If no one paid then it would be free.

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#23 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (4607 posts) -

I'm sure it was an "error". Man, **** EA.

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#24 Edited by clyde46 (48961 posts) -

I wonder how many times EA is going to make that "error".

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#25 Posted by R4gn4r0k (23842 posts) -

I'm sure they'll apologize and everything will be a-ok again (or at least that is what EA thinks)

Like they have done for BF4 and Dungeon Keeper...

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#26 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i'll take eight

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#28 Posted by R4gn4r0k (23842 posts) -

So when is EA going to start charging for reloading your gun in an online shooter ?

They said they would. I'm still waiting :(

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#29 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4260 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

At least they didn't charge 30$

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#30 Posted by xdrjx (56 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

@LegatoSkyheart: seems very ea like and no other demos cost.

Bet they just wanted see how it goes. If they could get away with it

I think that too.

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#31 Edited by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

This isn't something we can point fingers at EA for.

Sony complimented it PS1 with a demo full of wonderful games, some of which I thoroughly enjoy personally, btw.

However, when did this trend stop? Well, the answer is not when Sega exited. I'll just leave you with that....

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#32 Edited by uninspiredcup (20940 posts) -
EA has no limits
EA has no limits

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#33 Edited by heretrix (37738 posts) -

Oh, EA. Sigh.

I'm pretty sure it's an actual error though. Even they aren't that dumb. It would be insane for them to be giving free games every month only to start charging for demos.

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#34 Posted by clyde46 (48961 posts) -

@alcapello said:

This isn't something we can point fingers at EA for.

Sony complimented it PS1 with a demo full of wonderful games, some of which I thoroughly enjoy personally, btw.

However, when did this trend stop? Well, the answer is not when Sega exited. I'll just leave you with that....

When developers who made shit games lost sales because of shit demos.

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#35 Posted by SambaLele (5552 posts) -

No. EA crossed another line. And there'll be enough people to buy into this and let yet another abusive business practice become norm... Hope I'm wrong.

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#37 Posted by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@alcapello said:

This isn't something we can point fingers at EA for.

Sony complimented it PS1 with a demo full of wonderful games, some of which I thoroughly enjoy personally, btw.

However, when did this trend stop? Well, the answer is not when Sega exited. I'll just leave you with that....

When developers who made shit games lost sales because of shit demos.

Sure, it definitely did shift some gears of war.

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#38 Posted by aroxx_ab (12743 posts) -

Haha and look at the link "...store.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/games..." welcome to nextgen milking of lemz LOL

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#39 Edited by Sollet (8028 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

It's funny... I remember a time when EA was better received than Activision, now they are worse than ever.

Heh yeah, early last gen if I recall correctly.

Now it seems Activision is a bit cooler (for the time being).

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#40 Posted by foxhound_fox (95445 posts) -

What developer releases demos now? Monetizing them makes perfect sense when you consider how they most usually turn people off from buying.

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Don't complain. This is an easier, cheaper way than buying the full game and finding out you don't like it.

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#41 Posted by Netret0120 (3301 posts) -

EA are making it hard to like them:-\

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#42 Posted by Netret0120 (3301 posts) -

EA are making it hard to like them:-\

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#43 Posted by Roler42 (1058 posts) -

It's been comfirmed it's an error

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#44 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19026 posts) -

This thread feels like a dumb knee jerk reaction. Lets not think about anything, lets just assume they are trying to screw us over. The UFC demo has been out for a couple weeks now, why would they charge for that now?

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#45 Posted by blackace (23151 posts) -

Aaahh.. it's just an error in the system. Hopefully no one was stupid enough to pay for the demos.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/4/5870363/xbox-one-ea-charges-for-fifa-14-ea-sports-ufc-demos-error

I was a bit puzzled as I remember the UFC demo was FREE when it was first released on the XB1 and PS4, so this didn't make much sense. Glad they are fixing it. I wonder if we will get demos for Indie games again like we did on PS3 and XBox 360 last gen.

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#46 Posted by chaplainDMK (7004 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

This thread feels like a dumb knee jerk reaction. Lets not think about anything, lets just assume they are trying to screw us over. The UFC demo has been out for a couple weeks now, why would they charge for that now?

Pretty much, I mean EA is scum, but this reaction is stupid.

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#47 Posted by nintendoboy16 (31690 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

The pricing was an error.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/4/5870363/xbox-one-ea-charges-for-fifa-14-ea-sports-ufc-demos-error

Sure it was, EA. Sure it was. :roll:

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#48 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

Expected, console kids always get ripped off.

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#49 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

So, then don't pay for it. EA will get the message.

Problem is, muppets WILL pay for it. :(

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#50 Edited by cainetao11 (28645 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

So, then don't pay for it. EA will get the message.

What are you doing? That's too simple and logical.