Origin News


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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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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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.


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

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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...


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

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Battlefield 1942 free on Origin to celebrate 10 year anniversary

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2012 10:15am PST

Electronic Arts has made classic FPS Battlefield 1942 free as a "thank you" to Battlefield fans.


"so I have to get this today? cant procrastinate on making an origin account for another 4 years bleh"

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EA games on Wii U to require Origin

By Steve Watts, Oct 23, 2012 1:30pm PDT

An updated policy document from EA confirms that you will need an Origin account to play EA games online on the Wii U.


"I have to buy SimCity. I don't give a shit about anything else they have out right now or in the ..."

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Origin coming to Mac, adding achievements

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 8:45am PDT

Electronic Arts is expanding Origin to more platforms, including Mac, Android and Facebook, while adding such things as achievements and free-to-play games.


"Luckily nothing I care for uses it. Unless EA puts out System Shock 3 I can probably avoid it ..."

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Origin client 9.0 revamps UI

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2012 8:15am PDT

The Origin client was in a sorry state when EA relaunched its digital distribution platform, but it has improved slowly. Thirteen months later, version 9.0 of the client is coming, and what can we expect from this revision? User interface changes, mostly.


"sooooo.....because Valve does it better, Valve should be the only one doing it?"

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EA to go 100% digital, calls NPD 'irrelevant'

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 2:00pm PDT

EA Games president Frank Gibeau says the company intends to push into full digital distribution, and criticizes the NPD tracking data for being "irrelevant," since it doesn't give a full view of the market.


"NPD also makes it a little more difficult to spin the numbers. Meaning big companies may prefer ..."

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