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Post by Rip » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:13 pm

The sad thing is that this just reminds me of how painful it was that the new SimCity turned out to be such a turd.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:11 pm

Oh yeah, SimCity 2000 was great. That was the game where I built a libertarian paradise, after I realized that if you accepted all of the casinos, high-security prisons, and toxic waste dumps that they game offered to pay you to take, you could abolish all taxes and still have more than enough money to build out your city.

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Post by GreenGoo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:16 pm

I would think SimCity 2000 would still be playable, unlike other older games from different genres.

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Post by Rip » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:16 pm

Just got an e-mail that Theme Hospital is the next free game.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:03 pm

:horse: :dance: :dance:

On further reflection, Theme Hospital is one of the few CD's I still have from when I originally bought it, and could probably even put my hands on it within a matter of 10 minutes (and probably will still install and run under Win 7). So not sure why my initial excitement there, probably just because I love TH, and a free digital version? Yes please thankyouverymuch.

Also, Rip, if you remember please come back here and advise when you get an email that it's available. Apparently I am not on that mailing list.

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Post by Jag » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:19 pm

Carpet_pissr wrote::horse: :dance: :dance:

On further reflection, Theme Hospital is one of the few CD's I still have from when I originally bought it, and could probably even put my hands on it within a matter of 10 minutes (and probably will still install and run under Win 7). So not sure why my initial excitement there, probably just because I love TH, and a free digital version? Yes please thankyouverymuch.

Also, Rip, if you remember please come back here and advise when you get an email that it's available. Apparently I am not on that mailing list.
It's available, just open your Origin client.

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Post by GreenGoo » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:20 pm

Jag wrote:
Carpet_pissr wrote::horse: :dance: :dance:

On further reflection, Theme Hospital is one of the few CD's I still have from when I originally bought it, and could probably even put my hands on it within a matter of 10 minutes (and probably will still install and run under Win 7). So not sure why my initial excitement there, probably just because I love TH, and a free digital version? Yes please thankyouverymuch.

Also, Rip, if you remember please come back here and advise when you get an email that it's available. Apparently I am not on that mailing list.
It's available, just open your Origin client.
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Post by Rip » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:08 am

Downloading.

Damn I love free stuff. Been the only reason I have logged into the Origin client several times.

They still don't have much of anything I want at a price I am willing to play.

But nice visit. Call me with free stuff again anytime.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:03 am

Rip wrote:Downloading.

Damn I love free stuff. Been the only reason I have logged into the Origin client several times.

They still don't have much of anything I want at a price I am willing to play.

But nice visit. Call me with free stuff again anytime.
I have professed my love for Theme Hospital before on here, but seriously, after all these years, how is it that someone has not made a GREAT game based on this genre? Evil Genius was the closest, I guess, but IMHO, did not come close to the fun level of this title. Yes, it's simplistic, and on the verge of being too silly, even for me, but I look past that at the game play, and it matters not.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:20 am

Theme Hospital was the only Theme game I really enjoyed. Even more than the park one.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:16 am

Syndicate is the current offering. i remember wanting this one when it came out, but not being able to afford it. i only had to wait 22 years to get it for free!

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:53 am

I grabbed it for the heck of it but why they would toss out such an old game I dont know. I can see my boxed copy beside me here.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:08 am

And IIRC, was not even that great of a game.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:20 am

Carpet_pissr wrote:And IIRC, was not even that great of a game.
IIRC it was a great game, though I was back in grade school or middle school back then, so it could well be nostalgia.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:56 am

Syndicate, when it came out, was a fantastic game. I'm not sure how well it's aged, but I'll grab it and give it a whirl.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:36 pm

Ultima 8 Gold is now on the house...

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Post by YellowKing » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:10 am

I remember when Ultima 8 came out I was pissed because my PC couldn't run it. I thought the graphics were just incredible.

You can never go back. :(

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:41 am

I loved Pagan until I got to the jumping platforms with the water . Thats where I gave up. I loved the graphics. Didn't care for the story / setting much. Had fun finding secret areas . I remember falling into a hole and discovering a mace that could cause lightning at times. Loved it.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:08 am

Daehawk wrote:I loved Pagan until I got to the jumping platforms with the water . Thats where I gave up. I loved the graphics.
Ha! Same. And the graphics WERE incredible for the time. I distinctly remember it bringing my computer to its knees, begging for mercy every time I tried to run it.

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Post by Moliere » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:27 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Ultima 8 Gold is now on the house...
I'm not sure I could bring myself to play an 11 year old game. It would ruin any nostalgia I have for the Ultima series.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:02 pm

I'm going to add it to my account, but I'm not going to feel good about it.

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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:03 pm

Moliere wrote:I'm not sure I could bring myself to play an 11 year old game. It would ruin any nostalgia I have for the Ultima series.
Imagine if it were a 21 year old game!
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Post by Daehawk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:16 pm

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Moliere wrote:I'm not sure I could bring myself to play an 11 year old game. It would ruin any nostalgia I have for the Ultima series.
Imagine if it were a 21 year old game!
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Post by Moliere » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:53 pm

Daehawk wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
Moliere wrote:I'm not sure I could bring myself to play an 11 year old game. It would ruin any nostalgia I have for the Ultima series.
Imagine if it were a 21 year old game!
:D
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Post by JetFred » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:46 pm

I would never play them, but I can't believe I haven't been doing this. I just happened to discover it was Ultima VIII today and I'm kicking myself for never checking before.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:19 pm

Zuma's Revenge is now your On the House title. They're really digging deep here, eh?

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Post by hepcat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:14 pm

Next month, Pong.
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Post by Alefroth » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:26 pm

hepcat wrote:Next month, Pong.
If only.

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Post by Max Peck » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:25 pm

Origin has discovered that they literally cannot give away copies of Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge (because their servers can't keep up with the demand).

The On the House offer has reverted back to Theme Hospital until they get the server situation sorted out.
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Post by Jolor » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:42 pm

Available again but very sloooooow.
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Post by Max Peck » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:07 pm

Jolor wrote:Available again but very sloooooow.
I clicked it and then aborted the download, just to get it into my library. Now that I have it, I can download it anytime after the rush is over. :)
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Post by JetFred » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:54 pm

This is more how I do.
Max Peck wrote:I clicked it and then aborted the download, just to get it into my library. Now that I have it, I can download it anytime after the rush is over. :)
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Post by Max Peck » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:24 pm

JetFred wrote:This is more how I do.
Max Peck wrote:I clicked it and then aborted the download, just to get it into my library. Now that I have it, I can download it anytime after the rush is over. :)
Never is a subset of anytime... :ninja:
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Post by JetFred » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:09 am

Fair enough.
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Post by Jolor » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:36 pm

Jade Empire is On The House right now.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm

nice!

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:51 pm

i have two copies of this for Xbox, for some reason.

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:53 pm

I think Ive finished that game 6 times as different characters.
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Post by Moat_Man » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:47 am

Need for Speed™ Most Wanted… is the new On the House title.
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Post by Moat_Man » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:33 pm

Coming soon... Medal of Honor™ Pacific Assault
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