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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

Theme Hospital is free on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2015 8:15am PST

Ever wanted to run your own hospital, but don't want to deal with disease? Then head on over to Origin as they're giving away Theme Hospital away.

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"So good. Played the first couple levels. Man if they re-released it with updated graphics I'd ..."

- hanabal see all 6 comments

SimCity 2000: Special Edition free on Origin right now

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 09, 2014 11:30am PST

One of the Shacknews Chatty community's best games of all-time is free right now from Origin.

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"My entire game collection on Origin consists of their freebie games :-)"

- Amusatron see all 8 comments

Crusader: No Remorse available for free on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Oct 30, 2014 7:30am PDT

EA's Origin service has discounted Crusader: No Remorse to 100% off. In other words, FREE!

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Bejeweled 3 free today on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 10:50am PDT

Origin's On the House program has marked down Bejeweled 3 by 100%--otherwise known as "free."

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The Sims 4 review: Toying with emotions

By Steven Wong, Sep 10, 2014 12:50pm PDT

The Sims 4 introduces lively, emotional, characters and an impressive new creation and customization system. But is that enough to carry the series forward?

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"The Sims 4 is really growing on me. There are a lot of smart design decisions in the game that ..."

- baron calamity see all 5 comments