How has your experience been using a game subscription service (ea access, gamepass)?

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Posted by DrLostRib (5022 posts) 1 month, 14 days ago

Poll: How has your experience been using a game subscription service (ea access, gamepass)? (45 votes)

Positive: Will continue to subscribe 62%
Meh/Undecided 27%
Negative: Unsubscribe 11%

Have you liked using a subscription service? do you find it beneficial? Will you continue it in the future?

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#1 Posted by Zero_epyon (13329 posts) -

Haven't used either but I was on Humble Bundle monthly for a while and that was pretty cool. Don't need to worry about losing access to the games I get.

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#2 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19141 posts) -

I love Game Pass... I think it's terrific value for money and will continue to use it.

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#3 Edited by BassMan (10549 posts) -

Awesome so far. Great bang for your buck if you play a lot of games. Saves me money overall and I also get access to games I would probably not try otherwise. As long as I am able to download the games and play them locally, I am happy. Fuk streaming.

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#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (28364 posts) -

I haven’t used any myself so I guess I would be undecided. If I were to use one it would probably be Game Pass though as it looks like a great deal. I prefer to buy my games on a physical format though so I can have a collection and play them whenever I want.

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#5 Posted by ProtossRushX (5611 posts) -

Why would I need a subscription service I buy the games that interest me and don't buy games that don't.

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#6 Posted by Nike_Air (19328 posts) -

I've had gamefly since the PS2 days. Overall it's good but there can issues from time to time.

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (37468 posts) -

Sub to both EA Origin Premier & Game Pass and I will admit, I rather just rent EA games then buying them despite I don't have any beef with those guys, it's just saves me more money to try their games on the rent that I wanna play so badly such as Anthem and the upcoming Jedi Fallen Order which I''m hype since I'll be renting it then paying full price. Game Pass is really the same with EA Access/Origin that's a hit or a miss depending what MS games you wanna play of course.

Renting & Digital gaming couldn't be more convenient then ever before assuming you are on PC. And if there's one thing I despise, it's game streaming.

Voted: Positive: Will continue to subscribe.

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#8 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25453 posts) -

Humble Bundle is my only subscription, and I love it.

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#9 Posted by phbz (4571 posts) -

Very happy with GamePass. Saves me money but the best thing are games like, Rime, Ashen, Void Bastards, Outer Wilds or Mutant Year Zero that I might have not played if not for the service.

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#10 Posted by Litchie (24096 posts) -

Been using Gamepass on PC for Sea of Thieves, but only because it cost 1 dollar for 1 month. Probably wont continue to subscribe unless they have that deal again.

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#11 Posted by Pedro (35417 posts) -

Gamepass is awesome

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#12 Posted by MarkoftheSivak (380 posts) -

Just did the $1 deal to upgrade 30 months of Gold to Ultimate, so yeah, Game Pass is awesome.

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#13 Posted by Jendeh (128 posts) -

If you have an Xbox, Game Pass is awesome. Mostly in that you can pretty much always find deals on the subscription. I have had it, but since I also own a PS4, I haven't got much use out of it. EA Access is okay and maybe worth the sub if you want to check out some sports games, ect. I'm a little more "eh" on that one. Game Pass for sure though.

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#14 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31419 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95 said:

Humble Bundle is my only subscription, and I love it.

Same here, I use it off and on. For one you get to keep the games and you can unsub at any time.

Hellblade for 10eur and Kingdom Come for 10eur is better than anything I've seen in the steam sales so far.

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#15 Posted by SaltSlasher (1232 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: I've been doing Humble Monthly non-stop for over a year. There been maybe 3 times I wished I would have stop the auto-renewal, but outside Destiny 2 it was cause I already owned the game.

Biggest thing, everytime I say neat a game is on Game Pass, I end up getting it in a bundle like shortly after. I've filled my accounts on PC with so many indies and even getting top shelf games, last couple times got Ops 4, AC Origins and Vermintide 2, and just got Hellblade, and Moonlighter, and indies that might be different, but likely just as good, and own them.

I thought Game Pass neatest thing ever, yet, if you minus'd every game I already own, they have like 50 games, and so I'd be better off buying the games I actually want, however, once XGS starts pumping out more games, GP is gonna become Netflix tier with Outer Worlds, Psychonauts 2, Gears 5 etc.

Origin Access is great cause only $5 and get new games within a year and they don't remove games which is lame on Xbox GP. uPlay+ should be great cause I would love to play Breakpoint and Legion, I just wouldn't pay for them let alone Gold Package at $100 each. So like Game Pass, if you want 3 of the new games, its worth it.

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#16 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31419 posts) -
@saltslasher said:

@R4gn4r0k: I've been doing Humble Monthly non-stop for over a year. There been maybe 3 times I wished I would have stop the auto-renewal, but outside Destiny 2 it was cause I already owned the game.

Biggest thing, everytime I say neat a game is on Game Pass, I end up getting it in a bundle like shortly after. I've filled my accounts on PC with so many indies and even getting top shelf games, last couple times got Ops 4, AC Origins and Vermintide 2, and just got Hellblade, and Moonlighter, and indies that might be different, but likely just as good, and own them.

I thought Game Pass neatest thing ever, yet, if you minus'd every game I already own, they have like 50 games, and so I'd be better off buying the games I actually want, however, once XGS starts pumping out more games, GP is gonna become Netflix tier with Outer Worlds, Psychonauts 2, Gears 5 etc.

Origin Access is great cause only $5 and get new games within a year and they don't remove games which is lame on Xbox GP. uPlay+ should be great cause I would love to play Breakpoint and Legion, I just wouldn't pay for them let alone Gold Package at $100 each. So like Game Pass, if you want 3 of the new games, its worth it.

To be honest I've always been against recurring payments i.e. subscriptions.

Things like paying for console online, Xbox Gold / PSN, seemed weird to me as a PC gamer as PC had already been getting online for years longer. And it was better AND free. So paying for something like that seemed nonsense.

But I've been changing my stance recently about gaming subscriptions.

In 2020 I'll be looking into getting Game Pass and Humble Monthly for the entire year. That comes in at about 20eur a month - 240eur a year. That's less than the money I'm spending now on games. And only the Game Pass games I won't get to keep when I remove my subscription.

I can try it as an experiment at least, and see where it goes :)

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#17 Posted by Arkhalipso (2349 posts) -

Even though I've never subscribed to a game subscription service, gamepass seems like a really good deal. I would subscribe to something like that in the blink of an eye if it were available on PS.

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#18 Posted by I_P_Daily (12299 posts) -

Never have and never will, so I have no opinion :)

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#19 Posted by NoodleFighter (10450 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@saltslasher said:

@R4gn4r0k: I've been doing Humble Monthly non-stop for over a year. There been maybe 3 times I wished I would have stop the auto-renewal, but outside Destiny 2 it was cause I already owned the game.

Biggest thing, everytime I say neat a game is on Game Pass, I end up getting it in a bundle like shortly after. I've filled my accounts on PC with so many indies and even getting top shelf games, last couple times got Ops 4, AC Origins and Vermintide 2, and just got Hellblade, and Moonlighter, and indies that might be different, but likely just as good, and own them.

I thought Game Pass neatest thing ever, yet, if you minus'd every game I already own, they have like 50 games, and so I'd be better off buying the games I actually want, however, once XGS starts pumping out more games, GP is gonna become Netflix tier with Outer Worlds, Psychonauts 2, Gears 5 etc.

Origin Access is great cause only $5 and get new games within a year and they don't remove games which is lame on Xbox GP. uPlay+ should be great cause I would love to play Breakpoint and Legion, I just wouldn't pay for them let alone Gold Package at $100 each. So like Game Pass, if you want 3 of the new games, its worth it.

To be honest I've always been against recurring payments i.e. subscriptions.

Things like paying for console online, Xbox Gold / PSN, seemed weird to me as a PC gamer as PC had already been getting online for years longer. And it was better AND free. So paying for something like that seemed nonsense.

But I've been changing my stance recently about gaming subscriptions.

In 2020 I'll be looking into getting Game Pass and Humble Monthly for the entire year. That comes in at about 20eur a month - 240eur a year. That's less than the money I'm spending now on games. And only the Game Pass games I won't get to keep when I remove my subscription.

I can try it as an experiment at least, and see where it goes :)

I hardly buy games on sale anymore because Humble Monthly and now Game Pass are such great deals. If I wanted to buy a game I'm very hesitant on doing because of the possibility of it being on Humble Monthly. It already happened to me with Just Cause 3. There were also a couple of indies and other games I had wishlisted that I was thinking of buying only to show up in my Monthly as well. While I'm not completely committed to a full yearly subscription to Game Pass I definitely plan on paying it every other month when there is some games I want to play but don't have enough to buy them outright or I think I won't get on Humble Monthly. I plan on playing Gears 5 through Game Pass even though its also going to be on Steam.

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#20 Posted by djoffer (1425 posts) -

Done ea vip thing a few times and quite happy about it. Don’t see myself just having it on all the time as there simply isn’t enough games I want to play on it. If I still was a kid with unlimited time it would be great value as it have a ton of ok to good games I simply don’t have time for at this point in my life!

Will also give GP a go when it comes to pc outside of the USA!

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#21 Posted by AJStyles (1009 posts) -

I tried gamepass for free for 1 month.

I got to beat Forza Horizon 4 for free. So although that was a great game, there was nothing else on gamepass worth playing. Tons of indie trash or terrible games like Recore.

I won’t be getting gamepass ever again. No point when 99% of the rentals are trash.

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#22 Posted by SaltSlasher (1232 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k:Game Pass made Xbox worth owning again, but now that it's on PC, I prefer it, although I like 360 games and they are only on Xbox GP. I'll be keeping X for sure for my own 360 games but Ultimate Pass is nice to have everything, but only doing it right now for the deal and only 1 month commitment.

Basically Xbox's own games are the guarantees and everything else is bonus, and track record has been real great with 3rd party additions, at least on Xbox. It's essentially kind of like Humble Monthly, where you throw the money down for guarantees, except there is way better games coming and when the studios start producing, it will be Netflix level.

EA's $5 Origin Access is nice for on/off, I mostly like the older games but fun to try newer ones a little. I think uPlay+ has it right with ALL DLC, but $15 is rough if they only have Ubisoft catalog of games, EA has non-EA stuff like Game Pass.

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#23 Posted by Willy105 (24855 posts) -

Gamefly was cool, but I never had enough time to play the games to make the subscription fee worth it.

Same for EA Origin.

Starting to feel the same way with GamePass for PC.

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#24 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31419 posts) -

@saltslasher: Yeah Uplay+ really is the worst sell to me. As I only play Assassin's Creed and Anno from Ubisoft.

So do you have a monthly plan for Humble/game pass or do you take a yearly plan?

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#25 Posted by IvanGrozny (908 posts) -

The only worthy one is Humble Bundle Monthly.

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#26 Edited by lamprey263 (36174 posts) -

I like Game Pass and it has been getting much better but I have had my fill of EA's services, they don't add enough to the Vault.

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#27 Posted by Fuhrer_D (915 posts) -

I will continue to subscribe to GamePass; paid the $1 for Ultimate, and I'm good until sometime in 2021; its been a great deal since I've only used Microsoft/Bing rewards to purchase the service.

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#28 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

GamePass is one of the finest things in gaming right now. Good stuff. :D

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#29 Posted by tdkmillsy (3133 posts) -

Not sure why anyone would buy games going forward, subscription based services are getting better and better.

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#30 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

There are amazing games the devs put a lot of time and effort into to bring me an amazing experience. I have not problem paying full price for those games to support the individuals who helped create that product.

Everything else I'll buy on discount or sale if they seem interesting enough to check out.

Having access to tons of games I have no interest in is a nice concept but in practice, I'll never bother to boot the title screen.

If I did sub to a service it would be PSNow for the tons of classic games spanning multiple generations that I've never played, but even then it would only be for specific titles that I'd rather just buy individually and own then continually paying to access.

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#31 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (45216 posts) -

I subscribed to the "ultimate" game pass following E3 for Xbox and PC. I've downloaded one game (Metro) from it and enjoyed it. The problem is that I've realized there's a variety of games I would like to play but I simply lack the time to play them, especially when I have so many other games I still need to finish (Like RDR2).

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#32 Posted by XVision84 (16323 posts) -

The only one I use is game pass which is just awesome.

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#33 Posted by FinalFighters (3201 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95 said:

Humble Bundle is my only subscription, and I love it.