Origin News


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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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!


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."


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?


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


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.


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

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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,...


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

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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.


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

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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.


"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...


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

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