Pre-order BF3 from Origin, get Dead Space 2 free

Saturday, 17th September 2011 03:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EA’s offering a very temping incentive to pre-order Battlefield 3 from Origin for those who haven’t yet. If you decide to go with the EA service, you’ll get in return, as well as DLC and early access to the beta, a free download of Dead Space 2. But there’s a snag: there are only limited copies of DS2 left. This seems to be a US offer, by the looks of it. as there’s no similar deal on the UK storefront.

The DICE shooter launches at the end of October. Here’s its latest video. Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. sithsylar

    I was going to get BF3 until i read Origin will track everything you do gaming related and none gaming related. No thanks.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    SO does Steam and they both do it the same especially after EA just changed the TOS to fit it like so if you believe othewise you are delusional. Hell your OS is doing it right now, as is your browser and facebook page. If you are on the internet you are being tracked one way or another.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ultramega


    But really. Steam asks first, or at least they used to.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. jacobvandy

    “a free download of Dead Space 2″

    “only limited copies of DS2 left”


    I’m buying from Impulse. You get all of the same pre-order bonuses (except 2 days’ early access to the beta, big whoop), but EA gets less of my money. I’d be a lot more inclined to buy from them if they weren’t so damned greedy… If you cut out the middle man, you should lower your prices!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    I totally woulda jumped on that and I felt a bit gutted that I bought DS2 for £15 in the last Steam sale since I’ve not even started it yet, but if it’s US only then I feel a bit better about it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. GrimRita

    I would rather vote Labour than use Origin!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    Steam does technically do it to but that’s just for the obvious features. Origin tracks, collects and has the rights to sell your information. Where Steam doesn’t and won’t, same with all the other programs you mentioned, they may track but they won’t sell your information like Origin has the rights to.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    @6, Now you’re just being untterly ridiculous. There is never any good reason for someone to vote Labour.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. endgame

    I would if I could but u can only buy from Origin if u live in US, UK or a few other select european countries. EA epic fail!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheWulf


    Noap, you’re wrong. Sorry. You’re just the latest in a stream of people whom tend to misunderstand how VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) works. Steam does NOT monitor the whole system, it just watches for things tampering with games when VAC is active. Do a bit of research next time.

    I suppose you could be talking about Steam surveys, but if that’s the case then you’re being purposefully fallacious/ignorant.

    For example:

    Steam – Would you like to do a game/hardware related survey? (Big popup window.) Yes? Okay, which parts would you like to submit? Please verify these choices that you have made. This is what you’re sending us, are you sure? Are you aware that you can skip this and not do it at all? You can skip this, you realise that, right? Okay, good, good. This information won’t be sold on to third parties.

    Origin – OSHI you caught me uploading loads of gathered metrics from your system without your consent. But I R NOT EVIL, honest! Um… really! Steam does it! Yeah! And about selling your information? Well… I uh… EA has to make money somehow, right? Do you want to see us in the POOR HOSUE?! Is that it?!?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheWulf


    EA are being stupid enough to enforce scarcity on digital goods.

    Are you really surprised?


    I’m not.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Ticketmaster Software

    Is there any chances for it to be released on iPhone 4?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    As far as I know, Steam doesn’t sell information seperately, but based on statements by publishers and developers, they do provide a lot of information about all of us to their vendors as part of the package. They aren’t allowed to identify you in any way without a warrant or explicit permission, so you’re always going to be subject X.

    If you were to collect all the information that companies have collected from you over the course of a year, you’d be stuck with an ammount of paper that would make the STASI shake their heads.

    It’s pretty standard stuff. I don’t know how EA does it, but I doubt that they’re rifling through your porn collections.

    @7 You’re right in that it doesn’t say sell, but it does say share.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Lewis247

    Online digital service.. Limited copies of DS2.

    Wait… what!?

    #14 3 years ago

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