Wednesday, August 6, 2014

EXP Podcast #288: Subscribe Now

Your bank account is slowly tricking away into nothing. Can you even remember all the services you subscribe to, right now, off the top of your head? This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I discuss all the ways we pay for games and services in more than one lump sum. We also touch upon potential value of EA Access coming to Xbox One. As always, we encourage you to subscribe to this very podcast below and let us know your thoughts on subscription models in the comments below.

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Show notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 49 secs
- "PlayStation Now rentals cost $2.99 for four hours' play, but everything could be changing," by Brian Crecente via Polygon
- "EA offers top games and big discounts for $5 a month," by Justin McElroy via Polygon
- Music by Brad Sucks


  1. On my own, I don't think I'd sign up for EA Access for one simple reason: I don't play sports games. My nephews, on the other hand, can't get enough. $5 a month is a pretty cheap price to make them love me. And if I get the occasional Dragon Age or Battlefield for myself, then yes, please.

    But Scott, I'm absolutely shocked you don't have PlayStation Plus. If I had to choose only one subscription to keep, that would be it--even without owning a PS4. The free games alone are worth many times the cost of the subscription, and it's already given me a stockpile of a dozen PS4 games for when I do upgrade. Add the steep digital discounts on top of that, and PS+ has saved me literally hundreds of dollars. You're definitely missing out.

  2. I'm probably as surprised as you are!

    It's really a testament of how effective Steam has been in taking over my gaming habits. Most of my sale needs are taken care of and news items like the recent MGS V PC version take care of the AAA space. I figure I'll start subscribing once I get a PS4, but until then...