GF Podcast 35: Sony vs. EA Access, Crytek Sells Homefront

Some big moves happened last week in games, with Electronic Arts announcing a subscription service and Sony totally panning it.

EA Access is a monthly subscription that brings users a few games they can download on Xbox One, as well as some early “trials” that let them play games a few days ahead of their release. If you subscribe and you want to play, say, Dragon Age: Inquisition, you can grab the trial five days before its available to everyone else. If you choose to buy the downloadable version of the game from the Xbox Live store, you get a 10 percent discount, and you can transfer your trial save to the game proper.

Following EA’s announcement, a Sony rep said the service wasn’t coming to Playstation 4 because Sony doesn’t see EA Access as a good value for players. Sony failed to mention that EA Access probably conflicts with Playstation Plus, but whatever.

Hit the podcast to get our takes on EA Access, Deep Silver’s acquisition of Homefront from Crytek, and lots more. If you’ve got comments, suggestions or hatemail, please feel free to direct it all to You can also find links for everything we discuss below.

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And here’s everything we discuss on this episode:

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All of GameFront’s Coverage from SDCC 2014

Sony Says ‘No’ to EA Access on PS4; Wouldn’t Be a ‘Good Value’

Deep Silver Buys Homefront IP from Crytek, Founds New Studio

Homefront: The Revolution: Crytek’s Not Interested in Politics

MMO Shooter Firefall Launches After Troubled Development

Destiny Beta Drew in 4.6 Million Players, Bungie “Blown Away”

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 4 Review: Hero’s Fall

Watch the SDCC Panel on the Next Mass Effect (VIDEO)

BioWare: Feedback Had ‘Impact’ on New Mass Effect; But What?

First Look at Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Nisha! (VIDEO)

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