A year subscription to EA Access on Xbox One is an excellent gift for those of you still trying to do your Xmas shopping. The code will be emailed to you, so you don't have to risk waiting for postal delivery. You can always pop the code in a christmas card to hand over on the day. This offer saves a few quid over the regular £19.99/£29.99 annual fee.
I recently tried EA Access and found it to be tremendous value. Think of it as a Netflix for EA titles. While membership is active, you can download a generous selection of full EA titles to play at no additional charge. Current titles include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Titanfall, Battlefield: Hardline, FIFA 15, Madden NFL 15, Need for Speed: Rivals and many more. Membership also gets you discount on digital EA titles, although sometimes it's cheaper to look for a physical copy. If you pre-order some digital titles, you might gain access a week earlier than non-members too. There was a generous 10 hour trial of the full Star Wars: Battlefront game too a few weeks ago, although I'm not sure if that offer is still going.
Thanks to skink.
Seeing as EA Access costs £3.99 a month on Xbox One, this is an excellent deal. Act fast and you might still be able to play the 10-hour Star Wars: Battlefront trial. For the rest of the year though, you can have access to a fantastic range of EA titles such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15, Titanfall, Battlefield: Hardline, Battlefield 4, Madden 15, Peggle 2 and more.
A year is plenty of time to get the best out of the games on offer and this is certainly cheaper than buying them. This would make an excellent Christmas present for any Xbox One gamer in your life.
[UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Check your email/twitter inboxes to see if you've won!]
Star Wars: Battlefront is almost here, but how would you like to play it even sooner? We have three codes to give away for a month of EA Access on Xbox One.
The highlight of EA's program right now being a free ten hour trial for Star Wars: Battlefront. That's right, you'll be able to download Battlefront as soon as you get a code and play it for ten hours, unlocking new gear, XP and achievements as you go. Then you'll have the option of buying the game via download or your save file will work when you pick up the disc version.
Once you've blitzed 10 hours on that though, you'll want to spend the rest of the month's access downloading a wealth of hot EA content included Dragon Age: Inquisition, Need for Speed Rivals, UFC, Madden 15, FIFA 15 and more.
There are two ways to enter and feel free to try through both (although you'll only win one code).Click here to enter the competition.
The eagle-eyed users over on Reddit have discovered that Battlefield Hardline will be the next game to be added to the EA Access vault in October. It follows in the footsteps of such titles as Titanfall, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Dragon Age: Inquisition to make their way onto the subscription-based, Xbox One exclusive service. Considering Hardline only came out in March, this is a fine addition for those who are part of EA Access, which costs £3.99 a month.
There are some great console bundles around at the moment for both PS4 and Xbox One. This latest offer is for the 1TB Xbox One model, including a digital copy of FIFA 16 and a pass for 12 months of EA Access for just £290. This is from Gamestop.ie, so that's a converted rate. It comes with an EU warranty and a 3-pin plug, so you're good to go straight out the box.
Thanks to fearaj.
This deal from Xtra-Vision manages to undercut the recent listing from Gamestop by £20, which is fine saving provided you feel 500GB is enough space. If you've yet to jump into the current-gen of consoles, and want to use FIFA 16 as the reason, this bundle is certainly worth a look. Along with a downloadable copy of the game ready for its launch next month, you'll also get a month's free access to EA Access, which hosts a library of EA titles available for play - the latest addition being Dragon Age: Inquisition.
It's no surprise really given the relationship between Microsoft and the EA Access product, but Microsoft's Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has today announced that Star Wars: Battlefront will be available to play first exclusively on the Xbox One for members of EA Access.
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— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 20, 2015
Want a free month of EA Access, granting a whole range of games to freely download and enjoy for 30 days? Seattle Sounders Football Club (or should that be Soccer Club for our American chums?) are offering exactly that. All you need to do is pop in your details and you'll get a free Xbox One redeem code.
Thanks to benjammin316 @ HUKD!
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EA have announced via Twitter that all EA Access subscribers will receive a 10 hour free trial starting five days prior to release on July 9th.
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— EA Access (@EAAccess) July 2, 2015
As announced during the Microsoft E3 media briefing, EA Access is free to use for all Xbox Live Gold members this week. Once you download the Xbox One application, you'll be able to install and play the following games for free:
You've got one week -- from now, not in total -- so use it wisely. Thanks and credit to benjammin316 who popped the news on HUKD!
Looking for the best price for Xbox Live Gold subscriptions? Check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards.
This EA Access Vault just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Following on from last months addition to the vault from FIFA 15 EA are now apparently building up to add Titanfall.
The game is not currently appearing on the Xbox One store for EA Access but images circulating the internet (originating from Reddit) fully show how Titanfall is better (and free) with EA Access.Click here to read more...
EA Access members can now play Fifa 15 as part of their EA Access subscription. Added to the vault today Fifa 15 makes the total game tally 11. EA Access is a premium service for Xbox One owners that allows members access to the EA vault to download and play games on a monthly or annual subscription. You can buy the subscription for just £3.99 a month or for £20 per year.Click here to read more...
Pumped for the latest Dragon Age? Well, EA have announced this week that players signed up to EA Access will be able to jump into a 6-hour trial of Dragon Age: Inquisition from next Thursday, November 13th.
The game launches worldwide on November 21st, meaning EA Access subscribers will be able to jump into Thedas a week early. If you end up buying the full game, you'll be able to pick up where you left off from, too.
EA Access currently costs £3.99 per month, or you can pay an annual price of £19.99, and is currently only available on Xbox One. Subscribers will also get 10% off of the price of a digital copy of Inquisition and all of its DLC, meaning you can now snap up a digital copy for £49.49, although that's not exactly the cheapest price we've seen (Amazon currently have the game for under £40 inc. the Weapons Pack DLC).
Regardless of when you start your game, though, be sure to spend some time in Dragon Age Keep, setting up the world to your liking, and creating a tapestry of choices from the previous games. You can check out the video embedded above for a little runthrough of what to expect from the Dragon Age Keep.
This week on Game Buzz, we chat about the recent reports suggesting a 3-1 PlayStation lead over Xbox in the last quarter and ask what Microsoft can do to turn things around. We also have a natter about EA Access and the likelihood of other publishers coming out with subscription models. But all of that is fairly dry, so it's not long before we find an excuse to talk about how awesome the Zelda games are.
Additionally, there's a spot of further recruiting for My Little Dealspwny - the only Destiny clan you'll ever need.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.
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We knew this was coming.
We've seen it across the other major entertainment mediums -- subscription services designed to offer consumers value, choice, and convenience. It was only a matter of time before a publisher followed in the footsteps of PlayStation Plus and PS Now, and it's happening sooner than we perhaps thought it might.
Not only that, it seems that the pioneer in this regard is EA.
EA Access has launched in beta over on Xbox One in partnership with Microsoft. The service went live earlier this week, giving a limited number of players access to four of EA's biggest titles: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4. Here's the official blurb for good measure:
EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4™, with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.
Here in the UK, you can sign up already for £3.99 a month. Stateside, there's a pretty damn generous $29.99 annual subscription option, but that's not been made available yet over here. Twelve months at £3.99 a month would run you £47.88.Click here to read more...