EA introduces 'Netflix for gaming' for XBox One


If you have a tablet, you can access your movies and TV shows through Netflix (or Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo etc) or your music through Spotify (Pandora, Rhapsody, Rdio etc.,). Cloud storage and streaming seems to be the future of everything.

Now EA games is taking the first step toward an all access gaming library. According to Sebastian Anthony at Extremetech, XBox users will be able to subscribe to EA Access for $5 per month or $30 annually.
...giving them unlimited access to some of EA’s biggest games (FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25). More games will be added to the all-you-can-eat system as time goes by, and your subscription will also net you a 10% discount and early access on upcoming titles like FIFA 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

EA Access is currently in the invite-only-beta test phase and hopefully this will eventually open up to more platforms. Obviously there are new challenges when it comes to gaming however.

The additional processing requirements, data transfer and interactive nature of gaming would make it tough for your tablet or phone to handle. Still, it's a good first step toward adding video games to the internet's all-you-can-eat menu.

While we wait: If you'd like to play some video games right now and are in a retro mood, have a look at Archive.org's simulator collection which lets you play hundreds of classic video games from their website.
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