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uPlay+ is Ubisoft’s new game subscription service

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    pirating is cheaper :creep:
     
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  2. Jonna

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  3. Bladexdsl

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  4. Taleweaver

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    Not a bad move. If it weren't for humble bundle and/or my huge-ass backlog list of games, I might even try it for some months (okay: it needs a linux port as well). It's less hassle than pirating, and some games ubisoft makes are pretty good.

    My only gripe with it is rather ironically: it's ubisoft. Their open world games and their simulation games (anno, settlers) tend to take many dozens of hours to play. This means that you can't "plow through" them like you can with indies ("this thing from my backlog looks interesting...<2 hours later>...okay: it was very good, but I'm done with it. :) ").

    In other words: I'd only get it when I was unemployed, and when I'm unemployed, the first thing that I'm cutting is my gaming budget. So...to me, it's an example of something I'd never get because I am me. :unsure:
     
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  5. azoreseuropa

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    Think about it. They wants your money. So it is not worth. And it is SO unnecessarily. I declined it!
     
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  6. usernamecharlie

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    Awesome time for pc gamers, just registered for the free trial. Idk whether to continue subscription afterwards since for me Game Pass is the better option
     
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    5 year old games? I still go back and play 40 year old games. I like ownership of the products I pay for, generally. I’ll grant you I don’t mind streaming services so much as I do buying a single game digitally, because I don’t feel as if I’m paying for any one product in particular.

    But the days of owning our games are coming to an end. Even if we buy them physically, in ten years time we’re probably not going to be able to download the huge patches to fix bugs and add missing content. Hell look at MK11, that game needs to be online so much it’s practically pointless buying it for a collection.
     
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  8. D34DL1N3R

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    Agree with almost everything you said.

    Disagree with almost everything you said. And to say something like "Are you on drugs?" because someone has a different take or opinion is pretty stupid. Not going to get into the entire thing, but just for starters... it's the Madden fans who drive Madden sales. Being a casual gamer has ZERO to do with it. My son is an avid gamer who plays all types of games, often, including Madden, because he's a fan of the NFL outside of gaming. So that "casual audience" theory can be completely tossed out the window. If you look at practically any definition of casual gamer you can find online - it most certainly DOES correlate to occasional. I'm a casual gamer even though I own and play tons of different types of games, I just don't invest large amounts of time into gaming like a hard core gamer would. And guess what? I have tons of titles that are MUCH older than 5 years that I'm still waiting to play.
     
  9. osm70

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    Maybe for most people in your country. It's more like 4 or 5 hours of work here in my country.
     
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    And water remains a liquid, your point?
     
  11. Jonna

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    I don't know, ask Blade - I thought we were just pointing out obvious random facts.
     
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    Just saying that 14 dollars a month is a bit much, do we really need more subscription services? And do we really need more uPlay?
     
  13. dude1

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  14. Tarmfot

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    I'm not sure. Closer to the Horizon would be more blue. Light travels more distance then more blue with this explanation. :-?
    I 'll pay attention for this.

    I do subscription service only for the free ones. I never buy a single game on steam, epic, whatever.
    Perhaps gog because of not drm.
     
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  15. eyeliner

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    15 dollars is a bit expensive for me.
    Regarding price points, Microsoft had it right.
    But this opion is welcome. Beats streaming, and for a frugal gamer like me, it isn't that bad.

    Where can I buy time so I can play all the games I want?
     
  16. TheTechWiz25

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    Ubisoft is obviously making enough money to survive and pay every single one of their employees so why the need for this uPlay+ bullshit?
     
  17. Captain_N

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    That's just the beginning. It will turn into streaming after.. This is how you transition from people owning the games they buy to never owning anything. It creeps in slowly then before you know it its already there...

    For those that think its good for the consumer your wrong. These companies cant wait for its consumers to own nothing and have zero control over the usage of the product.

    @Memoir I prefer spending $60 on a game i can still play 30 years later. When all services for the game are long gone.
     
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  18. Logan97

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    They promote this type of service as if its a good thing and but you know what comes with this? Microtransactions for Single player games... Nah I'm good, Ubisoft as of lately is very medicorce to me anyway.
     
  19. Jonna

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    This comes with all the DLC, season passes and extra stuff the games have if applicable.
     
  20. ov3rkill

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    Ahhhh. Live service. Ruuuuuun!
     
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