How much are you willing to pay for game subs in a year?

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Poll: How much are you willing to pay for game subs in a year? (58 votes)

$0 50%
$1-50 19%
$51-100 16%
$101-150 9%
$151-200 2%
Above $200 5%

Gaming subs! There's a lot of them out there now, and upcoming, demanding your dough. XBLG, PS+, EA (Origin) Access, PSNow, Game Pass, Xcloud, WoW, FFXIV, Twitch Prime. You can go your whole gaming life so far without paying into one, but they get the best of us.

I personally pay for PS+, because I guess I have to if I want to play with other bovine, and will be getting a GP sub for a month when Gears 5 drops. How much do you pay into them a year, if any at all?

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#1 Heirren
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Bout a nickel a day.

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#2 npiet1
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I try to put off until there's a special, MS is really good for it, I swear it's like every 2 weeks with them. The amount of times I just pay $1 of GP/Gold for the month is ridiculous, otherwise I'll do it monthly and swap services constantly. I will admit I have been taking advantage of free PS+ with 10 minute emails.

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#3 Randoggy
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$0.

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#4 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@Randoggy said:

$0.

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#5 Star67
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@davillain- said:
@Randoggy said:

$0.

I don't want any sub service. I'd rather own the disc or DD on my console/computer

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#6 R4gn4r0k  Online
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$0 - for online play. I refuse to pay ransom for my game's multiplayer.

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#7 Archangel3371
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I subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and Nintendo Switch Online mainly just for the multiplayer but the monthly games are certainly a nice bonus. XBLG costs $70 here in Canada so I guess I fall in the $51 - $100 range. Other then that I don’t plan on subscribing to any other services because I prefer to get my games on physical formats to own and play at my choosing.

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#8 pyro1245
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Online access - $0

Game Access - Whatever

MMO - Whatever

No limit for games, no tolerance for online access subs.

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0.

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#10 GoldenElementXL
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Y’all are nuts. I’ve never seen a group of “hardcore” enthusiasts bitch about spending money on their hobby like this. That’s like a car enthusiast refusing to pay for gas or tags and title on a car.

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#11 jaydan
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@goldenelementxl said:

Y’all are nuts. I’ve never seen a group of “hardcore” enthusiasts bitch about spending money on their hobby like this. That’s like a car enthusiast refusing to pay for gas or tags and title on a car.

Unlike video games, if you don't take care of your car then eventually it is going to run down or burn out of gas, rendering it non-functional. If you are a car owner then it would be your obligation to take care of it if you plan to keep using it. You don't have to maintain your video games to keep playing them. They will always be there even if you neglected them for a year.

Anyways, I pay exactly $0 for video game subscriptions. I see no point in paying more money to continue to play a video game I already bought. If a video game insists I keep paying money just to play it then perhaps I am looking at the wrong video games.

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#12 Archangel3371
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@goldenelementxl: What? I’m not “complaining” about spending money on video games, I’m just making choices on how I spend that money. In fact I choose to spend more money on my video games because I prefer to get my games separately in physical formats instead of opting for the cheaper alternative like Game Pass.

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**** all. Got Steam m8.

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#14  Edited By DragonfireXZ95
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Only Humble Bundle because I get to keep the games. I really don't want to rent games.

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#15 Randoggy
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@goldenelementxl said:

Y’all are nuts. I’ve never seen a group of “hardcore” enthusiasts bitch about spending money on their hobby like this. That’s like a car enthusiast refusing to pay for gas or tags and title on a car.

Who's bitching? I own a gaming PC, ps4, and a switch. What reason is there for me to pay to play online? Your analogy is terrible, try again.

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@goldenelementxl said:

Y’all are nuts. I’ve never seen a group of “hardcore” enthusiasts bitch about spending money on their hobby like this. That’s like a car enthusiast refusing to pay for gas or tags and title on a car.

But that's not a good analogy, when you buy a car you own the car. You can choose to drive it, sell it, or let is sit in your garage. Just because the dealership goes out of business they can't come and take your car.

With these streaming services you don't own anything. If they company goes under or decides to shut down the service there goes your games

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#17 bussinrounds
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Zero. I'd never pay a dime to play anything online or for any bs subscription fees. lol

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#18 Pedro
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Gaming subs are the future.

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I was more onboard we we saw minimal pubs floating that boat... As it stands, **** it... $0.

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#20 ProtossRushX
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@goldenelementxl: Don't lump me with them i am willing to pay 50-100 dollars prefer nintendo and ps4 for 80 dollars . a year'

How can you not have the online for nintendo the system is crap without it

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#21 JustPlainLucas
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I'll take No Subs for 0 dollars, Alex.

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#22 jdc6305
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$0

I don't do services

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#23 Ezekiel43
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Nothing. I don't play most of these games nearly enough to finance this BS. It should be free.

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#24 Gamerno6666
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$60 for ps+. Its still bs tho.

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#25  Edited By AJStyles
Member since 2018 • 1147 Posts

I only pay for PS+ and only when it’s on sale for $49.99 CAD or less for the year.

I typically buy multiple years at that price.

I think I have 4+ years on my current account LOL

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#26 FinalFighters
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Humble Bundle (Annual subscriber)

PS +

Nintendo Switch Online service (lol). *im on a family plane so i only pay $7/year

XBOX Game pass

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#27  Edited By BoxRekt
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@Archangel3371 said:

@goldenelementxl: What? I’m not “complaining” about spending money on video games, I’m just making choices on how I spend that money. In fact I choose to spend more money on my video games because I prefer to get my games separately in physical formats instead of opting for the cheaper alternative like Game Pass.

@goldenelementxl:

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#28 Zaryia
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rofl imagine paying for a vastly inferior onilne (xbl/psn)

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#29 Fuhrer_D
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No more than $50. Fortunately I spend far less that that, if anything in a year for videogames because of Microsoft rewards.

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@davillain- said:
@Randoggy said:

$0.

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#31 Clefdefa
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I paid once for online on the PS4 and ... almost never played multiplayer games outside of DarkSouls and Bloodborne so I never renew.

I also never played the free rental games

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#32 pdogg93  Online
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I will pay for gamepass on my pc until the games are not worth it.

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#33  Edited By Litchie
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Nothing. I paid for Nintendo online (that family thingy with others, so that I only paid like 5 bucks). But Nintendos online doesn't even work. Their biggest games like Smash and Mario Maker 2 suffers from severe lag, so I don't see the point in paying for a broken service.

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#34 Nirgal
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I like owning games, I don’t enjoy monthly fixed expenses. It’s 0 for me too.

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#35 clone01
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Probably my same $100 paywall for XBL and PSN.

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#36  Edited By oflow
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I got 3 years of Gamepass Ultimate for $1 with MS reward points. I'm good until 2022.

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#37 WitIsWisdom
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I will pay for whatever I want. With PS+, Xbox Live, Nintendo's service, and paid MMO subs, etc... who even knows... too damn much? lol. Probably easily the top option you provided.

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#38 SecretPolice
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Gamepass Ultimate, worth every penny and then some.

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#39 R4gn4r0k  Online
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@Litchie said:

Nothing. I paid for Nintendo online (that family thingy with others, so that I only paid like 5 bucks). But Nintendos online doesn't even work. Their biggest games like Smash and Mario Maker 2 suffers from severe lag, so I don't see the point in paying for a broken service.

Yup, even 5 bucks a year sounds expensive for something that simply doesn't work.

Oh, but you get a bunch of shitty NES games that nobody wants to play as a bonus :/

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#40 Telekill
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I'm willing to pay the $60 requirement for PS Plus. I generally wait till I see it on sale for $40 and pick up a year at that time adding it.

I'm not going to bother with other subs. At least not yet. No single developer has a large enough library of games that I find interesting enough to warrant a sub to them.