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NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault

NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault, free to play for subscribers

When EA Access was launched, it was met mostly with raised eyebrows – after all, who would want to subscribe to a service that only offered EA titles? Well, eight months later, EA Access is still going strong and has just added its tenth title to its Vault which is free to play for all subscribers. Yes, NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault, joining the likes of other yearly sports titles NBA Live 15 and Madden NFL 15 in what is starting to look like a pretty impressive library of games. In case you’re late to the EA Access party, here’s what you need to know – EA Access is only available to Xbox One. For a subscription fee (paid monthly or yearly), subscribers get access to the aforementioned Vault (which EA says will never have games removed), as well as 10% off all EA content on the Xbox Store ...

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dragon age: inquisition

EA Access subscribers get six hour trial of Dragon Age: Inquisition five days before release

EA Access is working out to be a pretty great service for subscribers who have forked out the (frankly minuscule) subscription fee, and their latest perk is access to Dragon Age: Inquisition five days before the game is due for release on the Xbox One. Of course, like all the EA Access previews before it, the trial of Dragon Age: Inquisition for subscribers will only last six hours, though I’ve found this more than enough time to figure out if you like a game enough to buy it or not (maybe that’s just me). As a matter of clarification, the six hours can be counted in one sitting, or can be split into multiple sittings, which should give you enough flexibility to enjoy the game in your own time. Probably the neatest thing about this trial is that you’re actually playing the full game – should you decide to purchase Dragon Age: Inquisition later on, you ...

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Ubisoft is waiting to see how EA Access does before releasing its own subscription service

EA’s all-you-can-eat buffet service, EA Access, launched last week to generally tacit approval from the gaming community. The biggest question that hangs over it, particularly for its subscribers – which includes yours truly – is whether the service has the legs to make it as a decent subscription service. While it is certainly a good deal for the first year with 4 games available for $30 USD, whether this is still good value in one year’s time remains to be seen. One party that is cautiously watching EA Access’ success is Ubisoft, who says they won’t launch a similar service till they can see EA Access is being widely adopted by gamers. When Game Informer spoke with Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, he had this to say in relation to subscription services: “I think it makes the publisher more important in the player’s mind. Often, people are only interested in one brand from ...

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Xbox One sales

Sony’s financial report reveals the PS4 is likely outselling the Xbox One

It’s still very early days in this “next-gen” console cycle, but it is clear that Sony‘s offering, the Sony PlayStation 4, has taken an early lead over its rival the Microsoft Xbox One. While there’s likely still a long time left in this cycle (the last lasted for 8 years), it’s a testament to Sony’s efforts in trying to define this era that have resulted in it reporting a 96% increase in its games revenue and some information that suggests the PS4 is likely outselling the Xbox One. Not too shabby at all. Sony reported that it generated 257.5 billion Yen ($2.5 billion USD) in the last quarter and sold 3.5 million console units, which includes both PS4 and PS3 consoles. This is in stark contrast of Microsoft reporting that it had shipped, not sold, 1.1 million consoles; yes, that’s including both Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is extremely encouraging ...

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EA Access

EA Access subscription gets announced, brings EA games to Xbox One for not much at all

Electronic Arts (EA) may have been voted worst company in America last year, but they’re doing a good job of undoing all the discontent with great game releases. Next on the list of awesome EA things is something called EA Access, a subscription service that EA announced today and coming soon for Xbox One that will get more of its games into gamer’s hands for less. Welcome to EA Access, a new membership kicking off on Xbox One! Access to The Vault, discounts, & more! Learn More: http://t.co/laaY10bpTf — EA Access (@EAAccess) July 29, 2014 The idea of the subscription is that you get access to a predetermined “Vault” of games, which currently comprises of FIFA 14, Madden 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4. EA promises that the library of games in the Vault will be added to, and will also enable subscribers to get early access to games. Upcoming EA ...

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