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Old 23-05-18, 11:50 AM
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EA acquires GameFly's Cloud Gaming subsidiary

Is EA getting into the game streaming market?



Read more about EA's acquisition of GameFly's Cloud Gaming Subsidiary.

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Old 23-05-18, 11:56 AM
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IMO large game companies are all ran by some narcissistic ahole who just wants to not only be right all of the time every time but also give you absolutely nothing but memories for your £50.

I guess we shall see how bad this narcissism is once the idea like, actually works and actually doesn't look like crap. Then we shall see if you can still buy anything that you can hold in your hand. Or, find out that all you own is a name in your game list that can be taken away at any time because you don't own diddly squat. Which, from memory, is what they want. They don't want you to actually own anything. Just rent space on a server, and when you are done paying for the sub you lose all of your games.

It's the same thing Sky do, well, with Sky. You can pay them £50 odd a month to use their service and record to your heart's content, but when you stop paying them £50 you lose all of your recordings and get left with a house brick. Which is wrong, IMO.
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Old 23-05-18, 12:42 PM
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IMO large game companies are all ran by some narcissistic ahole who just wants to not only be right all of the time every time but also give you absolutely nothing but memories for your £50.

I guess we shall see how bad this narcissism is once the idea like, actually works and actually doesn't look like crap. Then we shall see if you can still buy anything that you can hold in your hand. Or, find out that all you own is a name in your game list that can be taken away at any time because you don't own diddly squat. Which, from memory, is what they want. They don't want you to actually own anything. Just rent space on a server, and when you are done paying for the sub you lose all of your games.

It's the same thing Sky do, well, with Sky. You can pay them £50 odd a month to use their service and record to your heart's content, but when you stop paying them £50 you lose all of your recordings and get left with a house brick. Which is wrong, IMO.
Everyone does that. XBOX LIVE gets you free games every month, for xbone, and xbox360, however stop paying or let your sub run out and you lose access to all of it. It keeps the incentive to keep paying now that you are heavily invested.
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Old 23-05-18, 01:19 PM
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Everyone does that. XBOX LIVE gets you free games every month, for xbone, and xbox360, however stop paying or let your sub run out and you lose access to all of it. It keeps the incentive to keep paying now that you are heavily invested.
That is why I have a PC.
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Old 24-05-18, 10:33 AM
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Given I have personal experience with EA suspending my Origin account for "suspicious transactions on Fifa 15" which if they had bothered to check is a game I have never owned (or wanted to own) I will not be rushing to part with my hard-earned for a streaming service from them.
It took 6 weeks before I had full access to my account again - without an apology or any compensation.
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