Category Archives: Origin
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 01:55 GMT
All three Mass Effect games are on sale on Origin, according to Joystiq. You can apparently grab all of them at about half-price, for a total of $25, and the sale is valid through March 12. I can’t find any mention of the offer on my end, which suggests it may be restricted to the US. The sale marks the third game’s one-year anniversary, as well as an end to DLC support.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | 23:15 GMT
Over 58,000 signatures have been added to a Change.org petition calling for the removal of DRM from SimCity. “Remove ‘Always Online’ DRM from SimCity and future games,” is the movement’s simple request, along with a comment about how “millions” of players expect single-player games to work when they want them to work. I’m not sure how efficacious the petition will be in this era of connected, social-heavy games, but it’s worth remembering that noisy fans convinced BioWare to issue an extended ending for Mass Effect 3, and Maxis has said it’s “definitely looking into” the possibility of an offline mode.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 05:33 GMT
SimCity developer EA Maxis claims to have improved server response time by a factor of 40, and warned of rolling downtimes as it applies fixes to each server.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 19:58 GMT
And in more SimCity news, EA has suspended its marketing campaign for the game in light of all the issues its launch has faced this week.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 13:08 GMT
SimCity may have got off to a rocky start this week, but series creator Will Wright has been playing it, and he’s very pleased with the results.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 14:51 GMT
SimCity just launched in the UK, while the US build continues to suffer. We chart EA’s hellish week to recap exactly what went wrong.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 21:48 GMT
There have been conflicting reports this week about what you can do if you feel screwed by your inability to play the copy of SimCity you paid $60 for due to the server meltdowns. But there is one thing you should know: if you bought the game through Origin, you will not get a refund.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 23:06 GMT
SimCity server woes continue, and EA is working around the clock to put them right. In the meantime the publisher has switched off some of the game’s non-essential features to ease the weight currently bearing down on the game’s servers.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 14:12 GMT
Origin is having issues getting digital copies of SimCity out to those who have ordered the latest from Maxis.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 15:53 GMT
The Sims 3: University Life expansion will launch on Origin across North America from tomorrow.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 15:05 GMT
The entire Dead Space franchise and its DLC are on sale through Origin. You can save anywhere from 30- 50% off. Not a bad deal really. Hit up the link to spend some money. Thanks, szu.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 01:48 GMT
Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has posted a passionate defence of microtransactions, insisting vocal detractors are a minority and citing investor pressure as the motivating factor for alternate revenue streams.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 19:29 GMT
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 17:16 GMT
Ubisoft will add titles from EA and Warner Brothers to its expanded Uplay service, and has announced that it will start publishing its own titles through EA’s Origin service.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 10:22 GMT
PlayStation Mobile users are getting even more free apps this week. Meet Beats Trellis, the handheld music creation tool.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 11:35 GMT
Origin is nudging close to 40 million registered users on PC and iOS combined. The news comes as EA pushed the button on its Origin Mac client, which is available now.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 14:42 GMT
EA has announced Origin is now available for Mac users, an supports many of the features available for PC users along with dual-platform capabilities on select titles. Certain purchases will give you a copy of both versions.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 19:56 GMT
EA’s latest financial results show reduced revenue and profit but strong sales figures for its catalog of perennially popular properties.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 11:29 GMT
EA has declared its Origin for Mac alpha trial open, and gamers can take part right now. The publisher posted its Mac client this morning and is encouraging users to check it out and claim a free game.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 00:37 GMT