Here’s a nice little surprise if you signed up for EA Access back when it launched in August of 2014: a free 2TB hard drive sent to you by EA as a thank you for supporting the service for as long as you’ve done. If you qualify for the hard drive, you’ll end up with this package in the mail:

Thanks for being with EA Access from the start – there’s no one we’d rather have spent all those weekend-long binges and all night gaming marathons with than you. We figured with the 40+ games in The Vault, you could use some extra hard drive space. Plus a little extra something to get your whole crew on board.

The hard drive included normally costs $100, so sending this out for free to a select few subscribers is a very nice gesture. The care package also includes a free month of Xbox Live Gold for you and a few of your best friends.

EA Access is a service on Xbox One that allows you unlimited access to The Vault, which is an ever-growing collection of games you can play as long as your subscription is active. Origin Access, which is exclusive to the PC, is pretty much the same thing albeit with a different line-up of games.

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That’s a very nice gesture on EA’s part. Despite all of the things EA can be blamed for, their approach to customer loyalty and their handling of the EA/Origin Access program has been very good so far, with a rather large library of games you can play as a subscriber. The service is also pretty cheap, so getting the benefits doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. 

Did you get EA’s care package? What do you think of the EA/Origin Access service? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Chris Anderson

Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.

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