Are you talking about subscriptions for video games like MMORPGS? If so then I think its fair. I subscribed to final fantasy 14 a realm reborn, it was only £7 per month And the service was brilliant. You've got to realise that square enix (in the case of ff14) have got to have maintenance teams and developers constantly working on the game to bring updates and keep the servers working correctly and then bring out the big expansions for our benfit and pleasure.
So in my opinion theres nothing wrong with them, its a service and we pay for services all through our lives.
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