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  • Blog Post: PSA: Ultima 8 Gold Edition Free Via EA’s On The House Program

    As expected, with Syndicate rotating off the On the House program, a new title has taken its place. This time, it’s a classic RPG from Origin systems in one of the most venerable franchises of all time. Ultima 8 Gold Edition places you in the land of Pagan, ruled by merciless titans that wield... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Last Chance For Free Copy Of Syndicate From EA

    EA is getting ready to remove 1993’s Syndicate from rotation in the On The House program. You can still get the game for free if you move quickly, though. The official EA Origin Twitter account just shared that today is the final day the game will be offered. The good news is that a new title is... More
  • Blog Post: Dudes In Hoodies Duke In Out In Real Life Mortal Kombat

    Sure, you've seen real-life versions of fighting games a hundred times, but do they every really get old? This real life Mortal Kombat video is pretty fun, even if it commits the classic Hollywood faux pas of having people play a modern game using a classic video game system. Check out this modern... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive: Preview Of Sub-Zero’s Origin Story In Mortal Kombat X Comic

    The Mortal Kombat franchise has a surprising amount of story for a fighting game. The background of events to the Mortal Kombat X game is detailed in a recent DC Comic based on the game. Chapter 16 details the secret origin of Sub Zero. In Shawn Kittelsen's Mortal Kombat X, readers will find out... More
  • Blog Post: EA Denies Existence Of Battlefield DRM, Problems Caused By Origin Authentication

    Yesterday, we were made aware that some Battlefield Hardline users were locked out from the game on PC. We followed up with EA to find out what was causing the issues, which had been attributed to a stealthy form of DRM. The matter came to our attention via Guru of 3D , which was attempting to benchmark... More
  • Blog Post: Play Sims Free For 48 Hours On Origin

    EA is offering players a chance to try Sims 4 before they buy. The official Twitter account of EA's downloadable game service Origin tweeted out the offer today: "Want to try The Sims 4? You can now play 48 hours of FREE time with Origin Game Time! Go ahead and mess with life." The offer... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Theme Hospital Is Free From EA Origin

    Gaming isn’t usually a life or death matter, but in Theme Hospital… it’s still not a life or death matter. It’s just a video game, after all. Theme Hospital is the latest free game from EA via the Origin On the House program. The title was developed by Bullfrog Productions, which... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: EA Offering SimCity 2000 For Free As Latest ‘On The House’ Title

    Origin's 'On the House' initiative is offering a new free game with no strings attached: SimCity 2000. Released a full six years before the actual year 2000, you can grab SimCity 2000 for free as long as you have an Origin account by heading here . On the House games from Origin are completely... More
  • Blog Post: EA Offers Up 1995’s Crusader: No Remorse As Next ‘On The House’ Title

    EA has switched up its Origin free game offerings, bringing another classic to the table. You can get Crusader: No Remorse right now via the On The House program. The title was developed by Wing Commander and Ultima studio Origin Systems, and saw release in 1995 on PC and in 1997 on PlayStation and Saturn... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Free Again Via EA Origin ‘Game Time’ Program

    If you have yet to give Titanfall a try on PC, EA is giving you the perfect opportunity to take one of Respawn’s giant, walking tanks for a spin. You can grab the game now as a free download and play for 48 hours from the time you first boot it up. EA is offering this through the Game Time program... More
  • Blog Post: Get Wing Commander III: Heart Of The Tiger Free From EA Origin

    EA has swapped out its current free offering via the Origin “On the House” program. Gone is Peggle , and in its place is Chris Roberts’ (Star Citizen) beloved space-dogfighting game, Wing Commander III. Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger was developed by Origin Systems (no direct... More
  • Blog Post: EA Introduces 'Game Time' With 48 Hours Of Free Titanfall

    Starting today, you will be able to play Respawn's acclaimed sci-fi shooter for exactly two days through EA's new Game Time program. All you need is an Origin account. From the minute you start the game up, a timer starts for 48 hours. It doesn't end when the promotion ends, however. The... More
  • Blog Post: Peggle Now ‘On The House’ From EA And Origin

    EA’s next On the House game is available now. Peggle is the latest title to be offered free via EA’s digital distribution platform, Origin. The title joins a roster of titles that has included Dead Space, Battlefield 3, and Plants vs. Zombies. You can get your copy of Peggle by heading here... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3 Is 'On The House' On Origin

    If you own a PC and don't know about EA's On The House promotions, you are missing out on free games. The most recent offering is DICE's Battlefield 3, which you can pick up with no strings attached via Origin. Battlefield 3 is a first-person military shooter with an emphasis on strategic... More
  • Blog Post: Plants Vs. Zombies Is Free From EA On Origin

    The original Plants vs. Zombies introduced us to warfare between spitting plants and shambling zombies. If you’ve never played PopCap's twist on tower defense (or simply have yet to get it on PC), you’re in luck. EA has rotated Plants vs. Zombies into the “On the House” program... More
  • Blog Post: Humble Origin Bundle Sets Record, Adds More Games

    The Humble Origin Bundle has generated over $9 million, setting a record for the charity service. Two games have also been added since the bundle's launch. The previous record was help by the Humble Indie Bundle 5, which generated just over $5 million. That bundle included Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia... More
  • Blog Post: EA's Humble Origin Bundle Is Live

    EA is the latest big publisher to offer a slate of back catalog titles for not a lot of money. EA's Humble Origin Bundle includes up to eight titles, if you beat the average. You can pay what you want and walk away with: Dead Space (Origin, Steam) Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (Origin, Steam... More
  • Blog Post: Aliens Invade Battlefield Heroes In New Trailer

    Battlefield Heroes is a game about the National and Royal armies blasting each other in a cartoonish, lighthearted environment – now with aliens. Battlefield is experiencing an alien invasion, with the aliens set on selling their technology to fuel the flames of war. New weapons are available today... More
  • Blog Post: EA's Origin Game Download Service Now Available For Macs

    Electronic Arts' PC download service is no longer exclusively for PC games. Now you can use it download Mac compatible games, as well. Along with all the requisite features from the PC version of Origin, like cloud saves and social networking options, you will also be able to buy a game once and... More
  • Blog Post: EU Rules You Can Sell Your Digital Game Licenses

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that publishers cannot prevent you from selling your licenses for digital content, effectively allowing the sale of used downloadable games. There is nothing wrong with publishers including disclaimers in their license agreements saying that you can't... More
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