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Topic # 128570 15-Aug-2013 08:21
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LINK HERE

Great deal for a bunch of games,

Pay a minimum of $1 (US) to unlock

Dead Space

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition

Dead Space 3

Medal of Honor

Mirror's Edge

and beat the average purchase price to unlock 

Battlefield 3

Sims 3 + extras

There are a lot with Steam keys too, so if you're not huge into Origin you can avoid it for most games.

The Origin activation server is taking a hit at the moment and isn't working for most people, just under heavy load.

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  Reply # 878524 15-Aug-2013 08:36
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Just saw that, awesome deal. Average is about $4.54USD at the moment




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  Reply # 878529 15-Aug-2013 08:38
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They just announced that in 2.5 hours they have made $1 million in sales, EA wouldn't have made any of that either since they didn't put themselves on the options list.  

 

 

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  Reply # 878540 15-Aug-2013 08:59
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Shame some of them require Origin :/ Good deal though.




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  Reply # 878547 15-Aug-2013 09:09
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Stupid thing is, I only really want the two bonus games LOL




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  Reply # 878553 15-Aug-2013 09:18
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xpd: Stupid thing is, I only really want the two bonus games LOL


They come as individual keys, so make a friend/relative happy by giving them away.

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  Reply # 878580 15-Aug-2013 10:07
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The voice over in the video is pure awesomeness :D



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  Reply # 878628 15-Aug-2013 11:11
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You not only get keys for Origin, but they also give you Steam keys for most of the games...I discovered that I can activate the games both on Steam and Origin at the same time, which would also mean you could gift your other set of keys away to a friend if you're not big into Origin (or inversely steam)

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  Reply # 878853 15-Aug-2013 14:45
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Is Origin supposed to be EA's (not too fond of them as a publisher) answer to Steam? How reputable is it?

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  Reply # 878858 15-Aug-2013 14:53
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Scui: Is Origin supposed to be EA's (not too fond of them as a publisher) answer to Steam? How reputable is it?


1) Yes
2) Imo it's mediocre. It's EA-only, so has a relatively small selection of games. It's far more intrusive than Steam in terms of it's DRM and interaction with games. It uses more system resources. They don't allow you to opt out of all the data collection it does (they do allow you to opt out of some). 

Edit: Though I must say, it has improved markedly over the last year or so. These days it is very stable, and allows proper offline play. Most if not all the spyware issues have been addressed. So, while I still personally much prefer Steam, it is certainly an option, especially if you happen to like a lot of EA games.Soon enough we're all gonna be running 47 different publishers delivery platforms though.




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  Reply # 878884 15-Aug-2013 15:12
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Got on the Origin bandwagon for BF3 *sigh* I feel a little violated.




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  Reply # 878900 15-Aug-2013 15:22
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I dunno Origin has been sweet as for me, although the system of launching BF3 is ridiculous, other than that it seems to be just as competent as steam in basic tasks.  Design wise I like how origin displays games in your library like boxed copies which I think is better that steam, you tend not to forget about them as much.   I have 14 games in Origin now, and 90 or so in Steam, and about 4 in Uplay - which is the worst-but-improving service, older Ubisoft games won't even be added to the library even if you buy them from the uPlay store, Ubisoft has a big backlog of good games that would be great if you could actually add them to your library.



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  Reply # 878902 15-Aug-2013 15:23
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I think Origin gets about as much hate as IE, but just like IE it has modernized to be usable day to day without complaints.

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  Reply # 878910 15-Aug-2013 15:33
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macuser: ...I like how origin displays games in your library like boxed copies which I think is better that steam, you tend not to forget about them as much. ...

In your steam library click view -> games grid




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  Reply # 878912 15-Aug-2013 15:34
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I got this. Paid $10. Completely worth it!




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  Reply # 878915 15-Aug-2013 15:41
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qyiet:
macuser: ...I like how origin displays games in your library like boxed copies which I think is better that steam, you tend not to forget about them as much. ...

In your steam library click view -> games grid


Not quite 'box art' though

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