Tag Archives: Origin
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 11:27 BST
EA has begun rolling out a new version of PC platform Origin, adjusting the system’s interface and adding new features.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 20:36 GMT
Ravaged, the FPS multiplayer online game from 2 Dawn Games, has a new DLC pack available for no charge. It adds a new arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and game modes along with the new chainsaw and flamethrower. It also comes with a moveable dump truck, and two new game modes: Team Deathmatch and Hijack. XP gains have also been improved, and ammo has been reduced to encourage players to “scavenge for weapons and ammo to stay alive.” Ravaged can be picked up on Steam for $9.99, and players can also grab the first Apocalypse DLC Pack for free as well. You can also pick the game up through: Rain Digital Games, 2DawnGames, GameStop, GamersGate, Origin, Green Man Gaming, and GameFly
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 | 05:54 GMT
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 23:28 BST
EA’s gamescom 2012 conference was another typically solid affair, but this time with a large focus on social interaction. Now is the time to be sociable. Read all about it here.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 08:14 GMT
As handily pointed out by VG247 reader DSB, Warp — a recently released EA-published puzzler — is currently available on Steam with a sizable list of Origin-related restrictions. That, of course, is a bit “Bwaaaah?”-worthy, seeing as EA and Valve spent the better part of last year at each other’s throats over Valve’s “restrictive” terms of service. So then, have the two finally kissed, made up, and sworn to forever be BFFs on Gabe Newell’s beard? No such luck, EA has told VG247.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 | 15:17 GMT
Origin’s announced the world’s first gaming laptop that features both dual graphics cards and enabled 3D support.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 15:46 GMT
EA’s began a buy two or more and get 50% off deal with Origin on some of the games from the publisher. Those offered in the deal include Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Need For Speed: The Run, Sims 3, Sims 3 Pets, Sims 3 Generations, Sims 3 Ambitions, Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Alice: Madness Returns.” Go mental for it here.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | 02:55 BST
Battlefield 3 PC version requires the most up-to-date version of EA’s digital distribution and management suite, Origin. If you’re wanting to have a crack at the shooter ASAP, you’ll want to update your client in advance.
Battlefield 3 unlocks at midnight for US residents, while Europeans and Australians have a few days left to wait.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 | 15:23 BST
Folks that pre-order Battlefield 3 through Best Buy can pre-load the shooter today. You’ll need to have Origin installed to do so. At midnight on October 25, Best Buy will provide customers with a code to unlock the game. Offering digital pre-orders is a move by the box retailer to counteract flat year-over-year revenues for the second quarter of its current fiscal year, which saw a decline in game’s sold. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 | 22:14 BST
Settle in for another large batch of shorts. Don’t be afraid. Hit the jump.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 07:12 BST
Despite being a work-in-progress, EA’s digital distribution platform Origin has already attracted 5 million daily users, according to COO Peter Moore.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 17:22 BST
Mon, Oct 03, 2011 | 22:26 BST
Two key EA executives have both opined that Origin and Steam aren’t in direct competition.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 09:49 BST
Gabe Newell, taking a potshot at a rival? Never. No, really, never.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 19:21 BST
Like Sony before it, EA has added a clause to its Origin EULA which would keep users from bringing a class-action suit against the firm. The updated terms-of-service agreement, once accepted by the participant foregoes the right to sue and have a jury trial, allowing only individual cases to be brought against it. Like Sony’s agreement, the Origin agreement includes an opt-out clause which much be submitted to EA in writing. You can thank AT&T and the Supreme Court for this.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 | 03:40 BST
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.
Fri, Sep 09, 2011 | 19:18 BST
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 | 17:12 BST
In a bizarre move, EA’s Origin downloadable PC game service has started featuring game’s from their #1 rival in that space, Valve.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 | 01:15 BST
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 21:29 BST
EA has revised its EULA for Origin, and has removed the bits about using data collected for marketing, but in the end it will still collect your system data and there isn’t an opt out option available.