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'EA Access' subscription good for gamer's wallet scription service but for games from the Electronic Arts library. Coming in at two price points, players can select to pay $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. Once players are subscribed, they will have access to EA’s Webb Vault of games and can play for as long as they want with no extra charge. Paying $59 for each video game can get expensive throughout the year, especially since most of the games aren’t even played the following year. “EA Access” is a way to alleviate some

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EA Access offers a service not unlike Netflix. Its low monthly and yearly fees may make it worth the cost for avid gamers, particularly if it offers a wide selection of games. Above are some of the games found within the EA Access Vault.

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Electronic Arts' new service, EA Access, is still in its beta stages, but if it gains in popularity after its release, this service has the potential to change the future of gaming and other digitally accessed material. of that pain in the expenses, and hopefully gamers can expect a grand selection of games within EA’s Vault. At the moment, EA’s Vault includes “FIFA 14,” “Madden NFL 25,” “Peggle 2” and “Battlefield 4.” The games are downloaded and not streamed. Players are not required to have an Xbox Gold membership to join EA Access, but in order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription. On top of the games in the Vault,

subscribers will receive a 10-percent discount on all EA digital games and content. As an added bonus, gamers will also get to download new EA games five days ahead of everyone else. Although it is only in beta on Xbox One right now, EA Access is scheduled to release sometime this month. The subscription service has a lot of potential if the Vault includes the right EA games. Only time will tell if we are on the brink of the future of gaming and other digital purchases.w

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With gaming going to new regions with the information technology era, Electronic Arts has announced its EA Access subscription service for the Xbox One. It’s exclusive to Microsoft’s console alone, Tim as Sony has gone on the record saying that they do not view it as a good deal for PlayStation 4 owners. EA Access has found its way onto some gamers’ Xbox Ones in the form of a beta, and this gamer was lucky enough to be invited. Like Netflix, EA Access is a sub-

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