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Ultima 8 is Origin’s latest On the House freebie

The latest game to be given away through EA’s Origin sales platform is Ultima 8 Gold Edition.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 2

Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15 half price in Origin sale

EA has kicked off a Spring Sale on Origin, making quite a few fairly recent PC games from the publisher half price.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15 half price in Origin sale

Theme Hospital now offers free healthcare through Origin

Theme Hospital, a game from Bullfrog’s classic era of development, is available as a freebie through Origin’s ‘On the House’ program today.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Theme Hospital now offers free healthcare through Origin

The PC Gaming Consoles of CES 2015

Hardware manufacturers are showing off their new PC gaming and entertainment offerings for the living room, but are they worth it?

By Paul Younger | 6 Jan 2015 | 6

Origin accounts seeing unauthorised purchases – Best check yours is safe

Reports are flooding of unauthorised purchases on Origin accounts. Is yours safe?

By Paul Younger | 31 Dec 2014 | 2

Origin ends the year with a sale starting now

Forget the Christmas sale: Origin are having their New Year Sale right now.

By Paul Younger | 24 Dec 2014 | 1

SimCity 2000 Special Edition is free on Origin for a bit

One of EA’s semi-regular ‘On the House’ Origin offers has appeared today, giving away SimCity 2000 Special Edition for free.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on SimCity 2000 Special Edition is free on Origin for a bit

Origin Black Friday sale starts now as Turquoise Tuesday

It’s not Black Friday but Origin wants your money before everyone else does.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2014 | 2

Crusader: No Remorse now free on Origin

Are you old enough to remember Crusader: No Remorse? Sadly we are.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2014 | 7

Bejeweled 3 is this month’s free game on Origin

Looking for a freebie? EA release Bejeweled 3 on Origin for no money.

By Paul Younger | 17 Sep 2014 | 1

Wing Commander 3 is free on Origin for an undisclosed period

Before Chris Roberts fell into a Star Citizen shaped vat of internet money he was one of the main chaps behind the Wing Commander series.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Wing Commander 3 is free on Origin for an undisclosed period

Peggle is free on Origin until 5 August

EA’s latest “On the House” venture is Peggle, available for free through Origin until 5 August.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Peggle is free on Origin until 5 August

Digital game refund rights strengthened by new UK legistation

New UK sales laws covering the sale and purchase of online goods come into effect today, and include coverage of digital software.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jun 2014 | 1

Plants vs Zombies free on Origin

If you’re one of the seven people who doesn’t already own Plants vs Zombies, you can fix that problem for free.

By Tim McDonald | 9 May 2014 | Comments Off on Plants vs Zombies free on Origin

Origin ditches physical copies from their store

Love it or loathe it there’s changes over at Origin that will affect every PC gamer who prefers a hard copy of their games.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Origin ditches physical copies from their store

Dead Space is free on Origin until 8 May, more games coming

EA really, really wants you to give Origin a try. The latest initiative to get you to sign up is pretty convincing though; it’s called On the House and it involves EA throwing free PC games at you.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2014 | 11

Origin Black Friday sale begins, for all your Battlefield 4 and Sims 3 needs

For those who held off on buying a PC copy of Battlefield 4, you’ve doubly rewarded.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Origin Black Friday sale begins, for all your Battlefield 4 and Sims 3 needs

Ubisoft’s Uplay to sell EA and other third party games, Origin will now sell Ubi titles

Ubisoft’s Uplay digital download service won’t be such a closed system for long, as the publisher has announced it will now sell third-party titles through the online store.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Ubisoft’s Uplay to sell EA and other third party games, Origin will now sell Ubi titles