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More Publishers Should Create Subscription Services

Jason Stettner of Gamerheadquarters writes; "One of the best recent things to come from gaming are the creation of game passes or well subscription based models to access games."

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306d ago Replies(6)
ULTp0ltergeist305d ago

Only $30 a year and I get games nearly free? Eh, I don't mind being called corporate shill. But then you're advocating for something more expensive so what does that make you?

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Travis3708306d ago

I'm good, I just wanna buy my games the old fashioned way.

Krysis306d ago

I'm not saying this should happen but what's wrong with having the option. You will always be able to buy your games the old fashion way.

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rainslacker306d ago

Too much of a good thing tends to saturate the market to the point where no one cares about any of it, or only one or two actually become successful.

While I have no problem with other companies doing this if they so choose, I can't see it becoming successful across the board, and likely the only companies which will be successful are those that have the most to offer, and unfortunately, those are the companies which most of us tend to not be that fond of, like EA, Ubi, or Activision.

It's not that EA hasn't impressed me with this service, while I was a doubter at the beginning, just that despite the inherent value, I just don't see the appeal of having a lot of different choices for these kinds of services.

segamaniaco305d ago

Like some locked content on UPlay service

Silly gameAr306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

No, they shouldn't. I'm not paying for 1,000 different subscriptions.

Krysis306d ago

Um you know you wouldn't be obligated to subscribe, you would have a choice. Well unless you only play on PS4, then I doubt you would.

Silly gameAr306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

However you try to justify it dude. It's also funny that you would single out PS4 in your comment. But, you are right. There would be no obligation to sub, but if people are complaining about all of the subs we have now, (PS plus, PSnow, xboxlive, whatever that other thing that xbox has is called) what makes you think that people would want that "choice" when they're already complaining about the ones we have already?

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Krysis306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

I mention PS4 because it's relevant to the discussion, Sony has made it clear this kind of thing will not happen on their console. So this argument is moot for any PS4 gamer. Don't get defensive and think I'm trying to some stupid fanboy crap, I'm over 12 years old

rainslacker306d ago

How is the argument moot just because he's a PS4 gamer and Sony doesn't give the choice? The topic is broad in scope, not a console thing.

Your the one that brought up the PS4 without making it relevant to the conversation, because all the OP did was say he didn't want 1000 different subs. So, you have to tell us how the PS4 is relevant to the conversation at hand, when the topic and the OP made no mention of it.

segamaniaco305d ago

Ea access will compete with psnow on ps4

Its called business

agent4532305d ago

Exactly what do you mean?

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