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EA holding Summer sale on July 4th

Friday, 1 July 2011 16:11 GMT By Andrew Groen

Electronic Arts will be holding a large Summer sale across several different platforms starting on July 4th.

It may not be as epic as Steam’s truly unholy mega sale that started yesterday, but it’s still not bad if these are games you’re interested in. EA has virtually every modern game they own the rights to on sale.

From Mass Effect 2 and Bad Company 2 to Dead Space iOS and Monopoly, pretty much anything you could want is at least 40% off.

EA has coined it their “biggest sale ever“. So celebrate the birth of the United States and pick up some shiny new games on American Independence Day.

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12 Comments

  1. DSB

    Steam has actually managed to sell several of those titles for less. I think a consolation prize is in order.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. polygem

    i always manage to miss the sales…always. a week after i convinced myself to finally get bf1943 and vietnam there was this 50% sale on all the battlefield stuff…i don´t even bother to let that bother me…grrrrrrrrrr

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    EA can take a long walk on a short peir for all I care. Steam is where it is at. origin can bite me.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Golden

    I like EA a lot and have a lot of time for them but their Xbox sale is crapola

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    @2 Dude, the exact same thing happened to me with the Witcher 2. Still, it was worth it even with the full 30% extra.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. endgame

    if only their crap client (origin) would have worked..

    #6 4 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    Origin will not succeed no matter how much EA gloss it and shine it up. It just can’t beat Steam, and if they make that hideous move that I expect them to do and eventually pull their stuff out of Steam or hold on to their future big titles they’d even lose more than just Origin. It is absolutely pointless to install a client that is crappy and with regional limitations and broken support, and it is incredibly stupid to get those games available on steam anywhere else.. The way I see it [of course] and my predictions were accurate about EADM and any other single dimensional crappy publisher digital store with horrible clients will fail and so miserably too. Waste of space IMO, why would I even chose that thing over models like Steam, GoG.com and even D2D that are working fine with very limited issues and a wider range of products?!

    I just can’t find it in me to dig EA’s Origin. Sure that way they control the prices of their products it is more beneficial for them to eliminate the middle man and make profit, but it’s too late for that now, as this is superbly idiotic to have multiple clients for every different publishers out there.

    Just take a look at this pic, since Origin’s website went up all I see is this: http://up.iranblog.com/images/3sj2uf0obyj35nug71w6.jpg

    #7 4 years ago
  8. darksied

    @7
    Ok, I might sound like a fanboy for arguing with you, but there were so many things in your comment that I don’t agree with at all.

    1. Origin is not crap (yes, this is my opinion). If you actually use it, then there’s is NO denying that it has benefits even over the steam client. Yes, it’s not Steam; it will never be, and I don’t think it’s trying to be. It does have it’s issues, but you don’t have to have it running in the background (unlike Steam). Activate your game once and you’re done, never run it again. And you can install your games an unlimited number of times, just like Steam.

    2. They already said they’re not pulling their stuff off Steam. They had to remove that ONE game because of licensing issues or some conflict in policy, or something. Every other EA game is still on Steam, take a look yourself.

    3. You mention D2D, Steam, and GoG, so I’m assuming that you already have bought games from them all. If you have, you already have at least 2 logins and 2 clients. The EA one would make 3. One more doesn’t make that much of a difference. I don’t use D2D, but I have Impulse, Steam, EA, and Green Man Gaming, and have bought from GoG. My favorite client is the EA one because it doesn’t need to run to play the games.

    4. It IS better to have multiple sites with multiple clients. They will have to compete, and competition will give us better prices. Look at all the sales that Steam does all the time. They do that because they want your business, because they’re competing with EVERYONE out there. Look at every singe EA deal that is coming; they do a really good sale like every week, I think. They don’t have a large line-up, but if you like their games, you can get them really cheap at least every other week.

    5. About that error: Never saw that. I made a pre-order for BF3 and had no problems. Try IE or Firefox.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Lounds

    @2
    I bought RF:G
    and it was £35 on steam from pre-order

    3 months later it was in the THQ pack for £25, i was FML I’m never buying a full price game again, then I bought KZ3 lol, it’s now about £8 pre-owned in places, but on bright side, i bought Portal 2 for £34 on ps3, got a free copie for steam, completed it on PS3, traded it in for £22.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. GwynbleiddiuM

    @8 Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions and that’s mine and that’s the point of commenting on issues of the day to debate and share our thoughts.

    1 & 5) I always use firefox, and that error is not something you’d notice because as I said it is due to regional restrictions and nothing else. And there’s their first flaw, if they want Origin to be successful they shouldn’t limit it to certain variety of regions, it should have none whatsoever. And this is the first sign for me to realize it’s a crappy thing to be out there. This is not my only issue of course, but it’s the most valid one, how can I see for myself when it’s not available for me and people like me. Just because EA does not have a marketshare in my country does this mean I’m not allowed to use their services?

    2) YES, that’s what they said before, and my speculations are not based on the single act of pulling Crysis 2 out of Steam, which was due to violation of Steams policy rather than something EA would’ve done, BUT, it will come to the point that EA would rather hold on to his important titles than releasing them on steam, or at least they will release it far after the original release date of the title. This wont be something that would sit well with Steam, I’m sure at some point EA would keep Origin exclusive titles that has huge demands and wont be available anywhere else but Origin and retail market, or it will have time exclusivity. Already SW:TOR is an Origin exclusive. So my above predictions are not something that I did not invest some thoughts on and certainly are not baseless. This is how people do business these days and ones benefits is always more important than the other guy so I always expect some backstabbing, tension or bad blood between business partners that engage in rivalry.

    3) Actually I don’t bought anything from D2D yet because I’m more than satisfied with Steam and already have more than 30 titles in my account, more than 15 titles on my GoG account too. So no I only have Steam. I do play WoW which has it’s on launcher and even I though I use XFIRE for in-game time tracking and socializing and stuff I do use my non-steam games with steam client for it’s great in-game web browsing, oops, already too much irrelevant info, sorry.

    4) I have no arguments there, no one can question the power of choice and variety, yet, Origin is a single dimensional service and by that I mean there’s no variety, it’s just games and services published by EA, where’s the variety and choice in that? It’s a competition when it’s between Steam, D2D, I dunno how many other third-party digital distribution solutions are available and retail market, not when the publisher’s desperate attempts to eliminate the middle man enters the picture, from there it’s going to monopole direction. Yet, it’s just my opinion and might turn out wrong, but I’m confident in a long run it wont turn out as good as EA hoped it to be.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. darksied

    @10

    I understand each of your arguments, and that’s fine; I just don’t happen to agree with some of them. I will say this though: I hope that they don’t keep Star Wars only on Origin. Not because I don’t like the client, but because I really want all games to do well, I don’t care who sells them. So I want this game to do well, and I don’t want it to be limited to people who buy retail and only buy on Origin. I would like as well if people have the choice to buy ALL games on either Steam, D2D, Impulse, OR Origin, not only one. But since we have to have many clients, hopefully we will see better competition and all that.

    I didn’t know about that regional thing, hopefully that’s something that gets fixed. I’m sure they will take care of it; I can’t imagine them region-locking GAMES and keeping it that way. They want to make money like everyone else, so they’ll have that fixed. Their service is pretty new, so give it some time.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    ” I hope that they don’t keep Star Wars only on Origin.”

    ALready been announced as a Origin exclusive they are following what Blizzard has done. WOW is only through Blizzard’s store.

    I am fine with EA or whatever publisher wants to cut out the middle man I know I would if I had a service and someone would pay me directly instead of Apple, Steam, etc taking their cut. EA has the money and should do this they have offered a lot better digital deals and exclusive items for going through them and I am fine with that. I am not a steam loyalist. I go to who ever has a better deal.

    #12 4 years ago

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    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]