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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

Wing Commander 3 free on Origin until September 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 06, 2014 6:00am PDT

The mid-90s classic, designed by Star Citizen creator Chris Robets, is now available for free.

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"The irony. EA destroyed Orgins, named their digital store Origin and now is giving away the game ..."

- Lukiopimp see all 17 comments

Origin debuts 'Game Time' with Titanfall

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 6:12am PDT

EA is kicking off a new Origin program that gives players limited time with a full game. "Game Time" will debut this weekend with a 48-hour trial of Titanfall on PC.

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"took me 8 hours to fully complete the online campaign and i was lvl 26."

- mrnails see all 21 comments

PSA: Peggle now free on Origin

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 1:13pm PDT

PopCap's Peggle is now free on Origin, as part of the rotating "On the House" program.

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"I own it too I'm pretty sure, but I can't remember where/how I got it. So I'll just go ahead and ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 5 comments

Battlefield 3 now free on Origin

By Robert Workman, May 29, 2014 11:30am PDT

EA is giving away one of its better shooters for no charge over on Origin.

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Dead Space is free on Origin, more free games coming soon

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2014 11:30am PDT

If for some reason, you've yet to play the original Dead Space, you'll be able to pick it up for free on Origin today.

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"Hmm, now I have TWO copies in my Origin account! I didn't realize I already owned Dead Space ..."

- Bold see all 30 comments

Titanfall PC requires Origin

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2014 7:00am PST

While Titanfall's newly-revealed PC system requirements show the Source-based shooter will almost certainly run just on your hardware, there's one unfortunate software component that won't be quite so dandy. Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella has confirmed that,...

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"I have kept my hand off any newer EA games since a few years now and am happy to say that I've ..."

- Lukiopimp see all 76 comments

Origin 'Great Game Guarantee' allows for returns of digital game purchases

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2013 6:00am PDT

EA's Great Game Guarantee lets you return digital purchases on Origin.

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"I expect EA will be seeing a lot of returns, lol. They don't make great games, they make generic ..."

- pizzaput see all 26 comments

EA wants to refocus Origin on 'service,' not 'transactions'

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT

EA's Andrew Wilson says that he wants to refocus its Origin platform on service for gamers, rather than transactions.

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"I've only used it once a couple years ago I think now, and it felt like my asshole was ..."

- Blondesolid see all 22 comments

Origin Mac client now available

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 08, 2013 12:45pm PST

Origin seems to have few fans fighting in its corner, but surely everyone can be glad that the Mac is being taken more seriously as a gaming platform. Electronic Arts today launched the Mac client for its digital distribution platform with 45 Mac titles from EA and other pub...

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"Are the old C&C titles among the Mac ones? I really want Red Alert 2 on the Mac."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 11 comments

Origin users report account hacks

By Steve Watts, Nov 14, 2012 9:30am PST

Some users have reported recent Origin hacks, and EA support says it is "escalating" its look into the claims.

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"I know where you're going with this. Indeed it was used on another service, but none of the ..."

- worseisyet2come see all 7 comments

Origin client adding Twitch livestreaming

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 08, 2012 6:45am PST

Origin has done little to distinguish itself from other digital distributors, beyond hosting fewer sales and being required for newer EA games, but it's finally getting a feature the competition hasn't had for yonks. A coming patch will bring built-in livestreaming through T...

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"you know you dont have to wait for that. Just cancel the cloud sync."

- shinobidye7 see all 13 comments