Origin Access

rh71

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It's $30/year and the FAQ says you can play their games an unlimited time. But then it says it also gives you a discount on purchasing the games. What's the point of purchasing it? Don't you have the game as long as the sub is active? I mean, I'm not going to be playing Battlefield 1 or PvZ GW2 for more than a year or two anyway. Progress is saved in the cloud just the same as if it were local, correct? They don't ever seem to be taking games out.

Maybe a negative is that not all games, like Titanfall 2, are available in the Vault?
 

MustISO

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Probably discounts on games not in the vault or say you just got a 1 month sub and wanted to buy the stuff later. At $30/year it seems like a steal although I would like to see a few more games in there.
 

Malogeek

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Yep that's basically it. For games not in the Vault yet if they're too new (eg. Battlefield 1), you still have to buy it. Access gives you a discount for that. It's great for PvZ GW2 for me and my son. And I get access to a bunch of other games as well.
 

DaveSimmons

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Maybe they also give you a discount on all the DLC that is not included for games like Mass Effect?
 

cbrunny

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Been my experience too ^

It's decent. I pay monthly, so its like $5 to rent 30 games for a month. I wouldn't say everyone should do it, but there aren't many reasons not to do it if you like their games and don't care about ownership.
 

zinfamous

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What is the typical discount for new, non-vault games? Say, BF1 or ME Andromeda?

$30/year actually sounds kind of awesome. Was it like this when they first proposed/activated the program? I remember it sounding really quite terrible at the beginning, but I forget the details.
 

rh71

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^ well Amazon Prime does 20% off new releases already too.
 
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