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

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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Updated with information on EA's "On the House" promo.

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. Simply add the game to your cart and checkout, and it'll be added to your digital library.

Dead Space is actually the first game to kickstart a new promo by EA. Called On the House, the publisher plans on releasing full games, expansions, and more at no cost. They can "appear and disappear at any time." And once you've purchased the game for free, it's yours permanently.

So, why is Origin doing this? "We're gamers, too. We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home ... and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?"

From The Chatty

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    March 27, 2014 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Dead Space is free on Origin.

    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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      March 27, 2014 11:40 AM

      Dead Space is a very enjoyable game and you should download it.

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        March 27, 2014 12:02 PM

        Dead Space 3 is also quite good IF you play it co-op because it's hilarious and also spooky

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          March 27, 2014 12:17 PM

          It had some fuckin annoying sections though. Like all the mountain climbing bits. And the very end of the game.

          Honestly, I don't think I'd even recommend DS3 coop.

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            March 27, 2014 12:35 PM

            I would - I had a huge amount of fun in Dead Space 3's co-op mode. I've played through it a couple of times with friends and felt it was well worth the purchase despite a few annoying bits, if only because it's fairly rare that we actually get a decent scripted co-op action/adventure game these days.

            Plus, it was really fun trying out the crazy part combinations for my weapons and showing them off to my friends.

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          March 27, 2014 2:46 PM

          Having to fuck around with port forwarding to get the coop to work is extremely annoying.

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      March 27, 2014 12:15 PM

      Dead Space is the action-survival-horror game Capcom wished RE5 could have been. If you haven't played it, PLAY IT.

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      March 27, 2014 12:18 PM

      Only today? I've never played it.

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        March 27, 2014 12:20 PM

        It's not like a Steam free weekend, they're giving away a code that will permanently tie a copy of DS to your Origin account.

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      March 27, 2014 12:42 PM

      Nice! I started playing it on 360 but never finished it.

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      March 27, 2014 12:55 PM

      Great game! RE4 in Space. Get this.

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      March 27, 2014 12:55 PM

      Bought it on a steam sale long ago, still haven't played it.

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        March 28, 2014 12:27 AM

        Same... :( I might be too scared :(

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      March 27, 2014 1:35 PM

      Updated:

      Dead Space is actually the first game to kickstart a new promo by EA. Called On the House, the publisher plans on releasing full games, expansions, and more at no cost. They can "appear and disappear at any time." And once you've purchased the game for free, it's yours permanently.

      So, why is Origin doing this? "We're gamers, too. We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home ... and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?"

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      March 27, 2014 7:57 PM

      I'm torn here.
      On one hand, I hate EA with the intensity of a dying sun as it novas.
      On the other, I love free stuff.
      Damn you EA!

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        March 28, 2014 3:54 AM

        It's a great game that was made against all odds by passionate people. It deserves all the love it can get!

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      March 28, 2014 4:18 AM

      I loved DS2, but never played either of the other games. I guess I'll grab this.

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        March 28, 2014 4:28 AM

        Play Dead Space, its a great game. Avoid DS3 or at best wait until that becomes free.

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      March 28, 2014 6:24 AM

      Hmm, now I have TWO copies in my Origin account! I didn't realize I already owned Dead Space (must've been in a previous Humble Bundle, I guess?), and both show up. I can't delete the extra, but at least the Origin client allows me to hide it (along with a bunch of Sims crap that I somehow acquired).