Update: EA has retracted its free game offer, noting that the original notice was created in mistake. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen reached out to MMO Fallout to explain what was simply a case of mistaken identity: Electronic Arts stands at the head of a large number of subsidiaries, and it’s become so hard to keep track of how many we’ve had to apologize for that we decided to set up an automated system we call the Apology Bot 3000. Unfortunately the system still has some kinks to work out and sent out the coupons under the false pretense that EA owns Sony. We apologize for the mistaken apology and to compensate our users, we will be sending each of our members an unlock code for a free copy of Peggle on the Playstation Vita. Original Story: In an unexpected and unexplainable move, Electronic Arts has reached out in apology to Playstation 3 owners affected by today’s Playstation Store downtime, and has offered the console users a free Origin game as compensation … [Read more...] about EA Sends Origin Coupons In Response To Playstation Store Downtime
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The future of video games is in the cloud according to the best and brightest among us. So it should come as no shock that Gamefly, the Netflix-like disc-rental company for video games founded back in 2002, is shutting down its streaming service by the end of this month as the technology transitions to EA’s Origin platform where players will be able to stream games under the Origin Access Premier program. This news follows on the heels of EA’s acquisition of Gamefly’s tech and Israeli services team back in May. It was believed then that EA purchased Gamefly’s streaming technology and its infrastructure in order to better compete with Sony’s existent service and planned services from rival companies. Founded back in 2002, Gamefly allows subscribers to rent games through the mail in a business model that is similar to what launched Netflix into the stratosphere when that company was founded back in 1997. Since discs were all the rage when Netflix debuted … [Read more...] about Gamefly Shutters Streaming Service, Tech Transitions to EA’s Origin Online
EA Launches Origin Access Premier PC Subscription Service Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) announced that players can sign up for Origin Access Premier, a new subscription tier for PC that offers full access to EA’s latest releases for the first time ever. Members will play the full game days before launch featuring valuable extra content including in-game currency, plus all the benefits of the Basic membership that features an ever-evolving library of games 100+ games in The Vault. “Origin Access Premier puts a wealth of content into the hands of the players, including numerous titles from EA and other publishers in a single membership,” said Michael Blank, Senior Vice President, Player Network. “As our first-ever subscription service with full access to newly-released EA games, we’re offering players more freedom to play the games they want, anytime they want.” Players can join Origin Access Premier now to start playing previously … [Read more...] about EA Launches Origin Access Premier PC Subscription Service
During EA Play this weekend, EA announced Origin Access Premier, its attempt at a subscription service on PC. For $100 a year, you’ll basically get a service pretty similar to what already exists on Xbox: You’ll be able to play all the big new games, like Anthem, plus other titles within the Origin Vault, for that flat fee. Subscriptions rise again, right? Is this a good thing for games outside the service? “As always, I want to Bree to win the lottery, buy up some MMOs and take them to the Island of Misfit MMOs where $200 per annum gets you sub/pref access to all of RIFT, LOTRO, STO, SWTOR, et al.,” MOP tipster Sally wrote to us, urging us to write about the sub. “But picture that you are a hard-working indie dev. You already have the issues with dealing with Steam. Now a customer has to decide whether to buy your game or just play something like Anthem for no additional cost.” Will you be subbing to EA’s new Origin Access Premier service? Do … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Will you sub to EA’s new ‘Origin Access Premier’ service?
Latest UK Game Sale Charts 2018 Sees COD WWII Surge All formats Week ending 19 May 2018 POS. TITLE PUBLISHER LAST WEEK 1 – GOD OF WAR SONY COMPUTER ENT. 1 2 FIFA 18 EA SPORTS 4 3 HYRULE WARRIORS: DEFINITIVE EDITION NINTENDO – 4 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE NINTENDO 2 5 FAR CRY 5 UBISOFT 3 6 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 7 7 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS UBISOFT 8 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE NINTENDO 6 9 – GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 9 10 CALL OF DUTY: WWII ACTIVISION 16 11 – SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY NINTENDO 11 12 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 5 13 DESTINY 2 ACTIVISION 10 14 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY ACTIVISION 17 15 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS MICROSOFT 12 16 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD NINTENDO 18 17 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 20 18 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II EA GAMES 14 19 SPLATOON 2 NINTENDO – 20 TOM … [Read more...] about Latest UK Game Sale Charts 2018 Sees COD WWII Surge