Sunday, March 4th 2007

Electronic Arts starts selling soundtracks

EA's games have been of all sorts - the good, the bad, the ugly - in the past. Almost always, however, the soundtrack was something that stood out. Taking advantage of this, EA Games has decided launch EA Trax, a service through which customers can purchase game soundtracks online. The soundtracks can be purchased through iTunes, additionally, some of the game scores can be purchased directly from EA. Also, some tunes are available as ringtones.

You can visit the official EA Trax website here.

Source: Reuters
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14 Comments on Electronic Arts starts selling soundtracks

#1
FAXA
Why purchase when you can simply find the songs in the game directory and convert them to MP3?
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#2
BXtreme
it'll be hacking, though i've done it with my nfsu trax...
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#3
santino405
but its not always that easy, theirs been a number of times i've wanted to extract songs from a game but couldn't because of a number of reasons. this could actually be a good idea if EA doesn't over price the songs for put some DRM on them :cool:
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#4
Casheti
If we paid for the game, then we paid for the songs that are on the soundtrack already. GIVE US THE SONGS FREE YOU WANKERS!!
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Polaris573
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Ah but legally you did not pay for the game. You paid for the license that gives you permission to use the game.
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#6
BXtreme
quite right there, the eula says it :)
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Plain and simple Casheti has a point. This is retarded to say the least.
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#8
Completely Bonkers
You've already paid for the songs... in lo-fi version. And there is software to read and convert the EA soundfiles. But it you want the hi-fi version... you still need to get the CD... since iTunes is already lower quality than the CD... UNLESS iTunes starts selling (under DRM free) both MP3 lo-fi and APE/WAV hi-fi. That would be OK.
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#9
Casheti
192 Bit-rate does me fine.
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#10
Protius
by: Casheti
If we paid for the game, then we paid for the songs that are on the soundtrack already. GIVE US THE SONGS FREE YOU WANKERS!!
ditto
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Polaris573
Senior Moderator
Like I said, you did not pay for the game. Merely the permission to use the game. It sucks and its not fair, but that is how the lawyers see it.
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#12
Scavar
Technically it's illegal, at least in the United States, to rip the songs from the game. You don't own anything that has anything to do with the game, just the license to install the game(In many cases they say (1) computer) and to play it, and use whatever the developer allows, unless otherwise noted somewhere in the EULA, or within the game itself saying so.

I think its a pretty good idea on EA's part, from a money standpoint and from a general community standpoint. 95% of the people who play games, probably have no idea how to get the music from the game, out of the game.
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#13
Casheti
I sure don't know how to either...

That's where Limewire comes in. Then again it's not all that reliable at finding rare songs.
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#14
ktr
by: Casheti
If we paid for the game, then we paid for the songs that are on the soundtrack already. GIVE US THE SONGS FREE YOU WANKERS!!
just browses in the game folder and you will find them ;)
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