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Shoot First In Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Trial With EA Access/Origin Subscription

By Charles Singletary, Nov 08, 2017 2:30pm PST

Available today, players can play the Battlefront 2 multiplayer in full and get a taste of the single-player campaign. 

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SteamWorld Dig goes free on Origin ahead of imminent sequel release

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 06, 2017 11:30am PDT

SteamWorld Dig 2 arrives later in September, but the original is going for free right now through EA's Origin service.

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"whoa cool. I've been meaning to try this game since it was first released on 3DS"

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 3 comments

CES 2017: First Look at the New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

By Asif Khan, Jan 12, 2017 6:00am PST

Shacknews got our hands on NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD Android TV Console at CES 2017. Check out this informative interview about one of the coolest things we saw at CES!

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"If you get the Pro version, or plug in a USB hard drive, I believe it can also be a Plex server. ..."

- Arcanum see all 8 comments

Origin EA Has Started Their Holiday Sale

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 22, 2016 12:00pm PST

Some AAA EA titles can be had for cheap during the Origin Holiday Sale.

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"Holy shit. Mass Effect "SUPER DELUXE" version is $130 CAD. Seriously."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 7 comments

Pick Up Dungeon Keeper For Free Via EA Origin

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 07, 2016 9:23am PDT

You can't keep this dungeon! Wait, yes you can. 

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"I have tried the latest Dungeons. The previews looked like they got really close. I'll have to ..."

- daggot see all 13 comments

Mass Effect Trilogy will soon be free on Origin Access for PC

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 9:33am PDT

Origin Access subscribers will soon be getting a ton of games for free as well as early access to Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

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"All movies on Netflix are free too! Has the Shack turned into some marketing puppet? Low quality!"

- Curike see all 24 comments

EA Origin Access adds Torchlight II to its free games list

By Daniel Perez, Feb 26, 2016 8:05am PST

Torchlight II has been added to the EA Origin Access Vault.

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BioWare's Jade Empire available for free on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Dec 01, 2015 1:27pm PST

Origin's On the House promotion has Jade Empire available for free, which is considered to be yet another BioWare masterpiece.

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"a. the first big rpg after they merged with EA would have been.. dragon age, chronologically. ..."

- xsoulbrothax see all 5 comments

Origin PC EON17-X Laptop Review: Phenomenal Cosmic Powers

By Daniel Perez, Nov 25, 2015 9:00am PST

The Origin PC EON17-X offers phenomenal cosmic powers, all within an itty bitty living space with a desktop-grade CPU that's been overclocked to make sure your gaming needs can be fulfilled.

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"Cool seeing hardware reviews on here. Gaming laptops seem like a really niche market. Most of ..."

- JohnnyVoxel see all 5 comments

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge free on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2015 1:09pm PDT

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge are currently available for free on Origin as part of its On the House promotion.

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"And it's not available because it's too popular. Hopefully it comes back and isn't replaced by ..."

- schnitz76 see all 46 comments

EA's Origin makes PopCap's Zuma's Revenge available for free

By Daniel Perez, Jul 09, 2015 9:15am PDT

Origin's On the House promotion has made Zuma's Revenge available for free this month.

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Ultima 8: Gold Edition is Origin's 'On the House' game for May

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 3:25pm PDT

The latter entries in the Ultima series aren't exactly the most beloved, but nonetheless, EA is offering Ultima 8: Gold Edition as Origin's latest 'On the House' game.

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"Maybe a territory thing. Still shows U8 for me. Both in the client and website."

- daggot see all 6 comments

Humble Origin Bundle 2 re-introduces Origin games for charity

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 14, 2015 12:05pm PDT

Electronic Arts is offering a handful of its best games as part of the latest Humble Bundle, one that will offer up a number of Origin games with proceeds going to charity.

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"I am happy for this just to have a better population in PvZ: Garden Warfare. Great game, badly ..."

- TraptNSuit see all 3 comments

Syndicate is free on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Mar 04, 2015 8:42am PST

The 1993 version of Syndicate is available for free on Origin as a part of the service's On the House promotion.

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"It does that if I've not used it in a while, which is most of the time. Just played the first ..."

- scanline see all 4 comments

The Sims 4 is free for 48 hours on Origin Game Time

By Daniel Perez, Jan 23, 2015 6:30am PST

Want to get a taste of The Sims 4, but don't want to pay full price for it? Then head on over to Origin where you can play the game for free for 48 hours.

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"How is this 48 hour thing any different than releasing a demo? I suppose it gives you access to ..."

- thetangent see all 13 comments