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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 | 0

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

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

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

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

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

Password changing time: Origin users report spate of hacks

If you’ve got an account with EA’s Origin download service, or even a general EA account, today would be a good day to change the password and make sure it’s not one shared by any other applications or services you use.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Twitch integration being added to EA’s Origin

It appears that live streaming options are becoming all the rage with news that EA are adding Twitch integration to Origin sometime in the near future.

By Paul Younger | 8 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Ubisoft thinking of turning Uplay into Steam & Origin rival

Ubisoft has suggested that it is thinking about adding third-party titles to its Uplay digital distribution service.

By John Robertson | 12 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Paul Steed Passes Away

Videogame artist Paul Steed has sadly passed away today. If you followed Wing Commander, Privateer, Bioforge, or id’s early Quake series, then you will be familiar with Paul Steed as an artist.

By Paul Younger | 12 Aug 2012 | 3

EA’s Origin double its users number in 3 months… or does it?

According to EA, their Origin digital distribution service now has over 21 million registered users.

By John Robertson | 1 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #86

It’s a taut and tight twosome in the Podcast this week, as Peter and Tim roam across a range of subjects that have (mostly) been nibbling tenaciously at the corners of the gaming news.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jul 2012 | 6

Origin 9.0 will be a “landmark update”, says EA

Origin 9.0 is due to do public in the next few days, with EA claiming that it will be a “landmark update” for the digital distribution platform.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

EU court determines that gamers are allowed to resell digital games

The European Union’s Court of Justice has rules that publishers have no legal right to prevent people from reselling digital games that they have purchased.

By John Robertson | 3 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

EA: Steam sales “cheapen” intellectual property”

Origin boss David DeMartini has launched an attack of Steam, stating that heavily discounted games “cheapens” a developer’s intellectual property.

By John Robertson | 6 Jun 2012 | 5

Become Need For Speed’s Most Wanted in October

A few more details have been revealed about Criterion’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted at EA’s E3 presentation.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Jun 2012 | Comments Off