Origin Introduces "On The House" - Get Games For Free

Discussion in 'General News' started by Dark Infernape, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

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    Full PC Games.
    On the House.
    Download now, and check back soon for something new!

    About 'On the House'

    [quote author=GBAtemp.net on 28-03-2014]
    Free?! What's the catch?
    There's no catch. Grab full games, expansions and more at absolutely no cost. Just make sure to act fast because On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time.

    You mean a trial or demo, right?
    Nope. You’re getting a full version of the real game — for free!

    How long will I own the game?
    Once you’ve claimed your game, it’s yours to keep!

    Why is Origin doing this?
    We're gamers, too. We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home ... and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?[/quote]

    Past offers:
    Dead Space
    Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition
    Peggle
    Wing Commander 3â„¢: Heart of the Tiger
    Dragon Age Origins
    Bejeweled 3
    Crusader: No Remorse
    SIMCity 2000 Special Edition
    Theme Hospitalâ„¢
    Syndicateâ„¢ (1993)
     
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  2. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza The Fart Awakens

    Is this EA trying to make up for how crappy SIMCity 2013 is?
     
  3. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm sure it's a one year delayed kneejerk reaction to that rather than an effort to get their delivery platform some attention and recognition by offering games that nobody gives a fuck about for free.
     
  4. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    its a desperate attempt to claw back market share because they're losing customers left right and centre.
     
  5. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

    *May 09 2014
     
  6. necr0

    necr0 Well-Known Member

    For those wondering, it's "Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition".
    Usually $5, you can pick it up for free.
     
  7. kingvxx

    kingvxx Well-Known Member

    Am wondering if they'd notify us through email or something when this 'on the house' deal comes out. I tend to miss a lot of these kind of deals.
     
  8. necr0

    necr0 Well-Known Member

    That's actually a really good idea.
    Sadly, it doesn't exist. But it should be something they should put on the cards.
     
  9. Fennyariel

    Fennyariel Well-Known Member

    If something looks too good to be true it most probaboly is! ;v)
     
  10. naosuke

    naosuke Member

    ive gotten plants vs. zombies, battlefield 3, and dead space for free it rocks
     
  11. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

    Re: Origin Introduces "On The House" - Get Games For Free

    So theyre giving out B3 for free this time.
    I hope this offer lasts for another week or so. I want to get this one, but my desktops board is fried, something happened to the motherboard and its given for repairs, and my Lap is with my cousin at the moment.

    To download from origin, Should i have the origin software installed on my system and/or have an account? Just like with steam.
     
  12. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

    New Game Currently Free: Peggle
     
  13. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

  14. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza The Fart Awakens

    Argh~!

    I could have gotten "Plants versus Zombies" for free had I "joined" in on all the hoopla earlier :p

    Sadly I only joined in after they released "The SIMs 2 - Ultimate Collection". I really didn't want to have anything to do with Origin but TS2 UC was too much to let go. So in the end I finally uninstalled my Pirated copy of TS2 and got myself TS2 UC through Origin (EA's loss is everyone's gain, am I right?). At least aside from now running a legit copy of the game, I now also have every Expansion & Stuff pack for the game... too bad EA wasn't generous enough to include all of the TS2 Store content they used to have along with UC... at least I found 'em over at MATY.
     
  15. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza The Fart Awakens

    Dragon Age Origins is now "On the House" up until October 15 ;)
     
  16. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

    Game Currently Free: Bejeweled 3
     
  17. Dark Infernape

    Dark Infernape Raiden 雷電

    Game Currently Free: Crusader: No Remorse
     
  18. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza The Fart Awakens

    SIMCity 2000 Special Edition is currently the free game :)

    The PSOne version with the "Drive through your city" mode feature is still the best, regardless if your car is only driving through a few poorly designed Polygonal structures though :D
     
  19. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    Didn't know about that feature, but the thing that always annoyed me about theme park was the 'experience your rides' feature wasn't your rides, it was a generic rollercoaster or whatever, not the one you spend ages designing and building.
     
  20. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza The Fart Awakens

    The PSX version of SIMCity 2000 used the "Streets of SIMCity" engine to let you experience your city albeit a very blocky one though:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRgv4jSeAd0

    Skip to 08:30 to see the guy "tour" his city.

    About "Theme Park", did you mean "Theme Park World" for the PSX? If so I think that's an issue with the European version of the game because on the U.S. (or NTSC) version, you did experience your park the way you built it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGvftjneD6s