Tetris Finally Gains a Subscription Fee

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Posted by patrickklepek (4630 posts) -
Tengen Tetris, the real deal.

If you’re looking for a new way to pay for Tetris, Electronic Arts has you covered. The publisher just launched another Tetris game for iOS devices, which includes the ability to sign up for the...T-Club.

Yep, the T-Club.

The T-Club costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, and gives you access to “exclusive discounts and content, premium Tetris Log challenges, and a booster to progress [your] Tetris Log faster.”

Yep, you can level up in a Tetris game now, too!

Maybe I sound like an old crank, but what world have I awoken to?

This new app is available now for $0.99 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

I’m going back to bed.

Staff
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4630 posts) -
Tengen Tetris, the real deal.

If you’re looking for a new way to pay for Tetris, Electronic Arts has you covered. The publisher just launched another Tetris game for iOS devices, which includes the ability to sign up for the...T-Club.

Yep, the T-Club.

The T-Club costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, and gives you access to “exclusive discounts and content, premium Tetris Log challenges, and a booster to progress [your] Tetris Log faster.”

Yep, you can level up in a Tetris game now, too!

Maybe I sound like an old crank, but what world have I awoken to?

This new app is available now for $0.99 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

I’m going back to bed.

Staff
#2 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Are you fucking joking?

#3 Posted by PXAbstraction (340 posts) -

If this does anything but epically bomb, I will have lost all faith in the game buying public.

#4 Edited by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

$5 says that this subscription will still last longer than The Old Republic's fee does.

#5 Posted by theodacourt (536 posts) -

Do you get to actually play tetris without the fee? You have to be able to right?

#6 Posted by ateatree (91 posts) -

What are the rewards for increasing your Tetris Log score?

Are they more Tetris?

#7 Posted by coakroach (2491 posts) -
#8 Posted by WEGGLES (739 posts) -

Wat. I thought $30 ONCE for Tetris Axis was a lot, let alone annually.

#9 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

So, if i subscribe, do i get a new map pack for multiplayer?

#10 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

What exclusive content is there fir retros. Map packs?

#11 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -

T-PARTYYYYYYYYYYY

#12 Posted by phampire (286 posts) -

this is a joke right?

#13 Posted by Fram (616 posts) -

Waiting for the inevitable Subscription Service Manager app that unifies all 106 of your subscription services into one easy-to-manage feed for the reasonable fee of $3.99 per month.

#14 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Seems like something that would be better suited to micro-transactions. You know: pay one dollar, get a line block.

#15 Posted by fargofallout (289 posts) -

It gives you access to a website where all of your moves are tracked and analyzed, and you get advice on how to better plan for the maximum number of tetrises (tetri?). Except the site will have a godawful amount of traffic and won't work for a couple of weeks and EA will give you a free month.

#16 Posted by Neezie (118 posts) -

It will go free to play in 6 months and I'll feel ridiculous for buying that lifetime subscription

#17 Posted by SamFo (1529 posts) -

can someone please upload the "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" thing?

#18 Posted by N7 (3590 posts) -

Ewwwwwww. Nothing about this feels right.
 
I feel... Violated.

#19 Edited by MeatSim (10863 posts) -

No Tetris Battle Gaiden no sale.

#20 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

Hahahahahahaha. Okay, EA.

I'll just go play Tetris on my gameboy pocket. No infinite spin, only one upcoming block, the classic soundtrack and eyepopping monochrome graphics. They can't retroactively charge me for that, can they?

#21 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1869 posts) -

EA, you are really taking the piss out of me with your wanting to put a charge on everything.

#22 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2503 posts) -

wait, hold on... it's not April 1st! What's going on?!?! o_O

#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

The sad thing is that people are going to buy this...

#24 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

Or you could just go play Tetris Friends for free and not be a total idiot.

#25 Posted by Brendan (7813 posts) -

I'll just play Tetris for free on the internet...

#26 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

Congratulations on being massive fucking retards, EA.

#27 Posted by nesagwa (62 posts) -

This would make more sense on a version of Tetris The Grandmaster, you know a version that actual pro players play. A casual version for a touch screen devices doesn't need stat tracking.

Also, whats the incentive to subscribe to this when there is already a Tetris app on iTunes?

#28 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

I can play Tetris on my shitty Tracfone for free. Thanks for thinking of my wallet though EA.

#29 Edited by Binarynova (150 posts) -
#30 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

This is.....erm......stupid.

#31 Posted by GreggD (4505 posts) -

Isn't Tenten supposed to be Tengen?

#32 Posted by chrissedoff (2109 posts) -

LOL!

#33 Posted by Sharpshooter (887 posts) -

I love these April Fools articles always so inventive...wait what do you mean its December...?

#34 Posted by Asadasa5 (67 posts) -

Should have just called it the Tub.

#35 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@Branthog said:

Congratulations on being massive fucking retards, EA.

They are just now getting the award? I thought it was when they took down most of their Steam supported games, or when they made Origin when it never needed to exist, and actually hurts the customer by pretty much forcing them to create yet another account for yet another game for absolutely no reason other than to play BF3 on PC, or when they admitted the only reason they started new IPs like Mirrors edge and dead space was because they knew the money wasn't mainly in sequels anymore. Or maybe they get yet another massive fucking retards award, in that case, they've won 12 in a row! Good going EA!

#36 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I thought people paying for the EA sports thing where you get to play a week early and discounts on the DLC were stupid. But if you pay a monthly fee to play Tetris you are an idiot. You can buy an old NES or FC Twin and the original game for around the price of the yearly fee.

#37 Posted by boylie (305 posts) -

No.

#38 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@Asadasa5 said:

Should have just called it the Tub.

Yes, they should have, or ♪ ♩ ♬ "Tubs Club"♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

#39 Posted by JeanLuc (3585 posts) -

@Hulsey90 said:

This is.....erm......stupid.

yeah pretty much.

#40 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -
#41 Posted by Double0hFor (410 posts) -

is Tetris the new answer to CoD since BF3 failed?

#42 Posted by Vittor (3 posts) -

Are u kiddin me?

#43 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

Hey, if anything warrants a subscription fee, it's the greatest game of all time.

... so let me know when Super Mario 64 gets one.

#44 Posted by Asadasa5 (67 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@Asadasa5 said:

Should have just called it the Tub.

Yes, they should have, or ♪ ♩ ♬ "Tubs Club"♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

Everyone who signs up in the first month gets a free copy of Tub Thumpin'.

#45 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

What do you think, Brono?

#46 Posted by Deathpooky (1403 posts) -

So you're paying money to boost yourself up a Tetris leaderboard on a shitty version of Tetris? Beyond the gross-ness of charging people to subscribe to Tetris, that's just a stupid offer.

Though I'm looking forward to what these "discounts and offers" and "challenges" are. GET YOURSELF A DEAD SPACE TETRIS THEME! FOR ONE DOLLAR INSTEAD OF TWO!

#47 Posted by Delta_Ass (3280 posts) -

Are they increasing the level cap?

#48 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3309 posts) -
@MikkaQ said:

Hahahahahahaha. Okay, EA.

I'll just go play Tetris on my gameboy pocket. No infinite spin, only one upcoming block, the classic soundtrack and eyepopping monochrome graphics. They can't retroactively charge me for that, can they?

I think you're underestimating them.
#49 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -
#50 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3323 posts) -

Ahahahahahaha oh touch screen Tetris you so funny.

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