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Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by Moat_Man » Sun May 04, 2014 2:10 pm

Origin is offering one free game a month for those who sign up and install the client before May 8th. The first game is Dead Space which has it's own thread. We can use this thread to track the monthly free game.
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Post by tgb » Sun May 04, 2014 6:34 pm

Thanks for the tip. I already had an Origin account for DA 2 and Simcity, so all I had to do was log in.
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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by GreenGoo » Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am

Is it a 1 month free rental or is the game permanently part of your account?

Also, chances are slim I will make an Origin's account even when they are giving me games, let alone charging me for them, but at least they have me paying attention, which is more than I was doing before this promo.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon May 05, 2014 11:26 am

I own it but thats actually a very good game. Maybe the rest of their offerings will be as good.
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Post by IceBear » Mon May 05, 2014 12:44 pm

I mainly made an origins account to add the ea games I bought on Steam to it. A backup in case something happened to Steam

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue May 06, 2014 12:35 am

so for it to be added to your library, do you have to fully download it, or is just starting the download and cancelling it immediately sufficient?

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Post by Moat_Man » Tue May 06, 2014 1:12 am

GreenGoo wrote:Is it a 1 month free rental or is the game permanently part of your account?
My understanding is that it's not unlike getting a free game on Steam. You claim it and then it's yours. It's not a "Free Weekend" thing, it's a giveaway.
hitbyambulance wrote:so for it to be added to your library, do you have to fully download it, or is just starting the download and cancelling it immediately sufficient?
This I don't know. I haven't installed nor signed up for the Origin client. This thread is my attempt to catch up in post count to Isgrimnur. I'm going to do it one post a month!
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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue May 06, 2014 4:01 am

Moat_Man wrote: This I don't know. I haven't installed nor signed up for the Origin client.
looks like you can just start to download it, then cancel, and it will be added to your "My Games"

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Post by Smoove_B » Fri May 09, 2014 9:24 am

Until 5/28 you can get Plants vs. Zombies GOTY edition for free.

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed May 28, 2014 6:03 pm

How about some free Battlefield 3 -- good until 6/3/14.

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Post by Moat_Man » Thu May 29, 2014 12:37 am

LOL, the one day in the last two weeks I don't check the page. Scooped by Smoove. I'm never gonna catch up to Isgrimnur at this rate.
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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by GreenGoo » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:32 pm

GreenGoo wrote:Is it a 1 month free rental or is the game permanently part of your account?

Also, chances are slim I will make an Origin's account even when they are giving me games, let alone charging me for them, but at least they have me paying attention, which is more than I was doing before this promo.
Well now a gift of Titanfall has gotten me on Origin anyway. Guess I'll have to start looking at the free stuff.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:28 pm

Smoove_B wrote:How about some free Battlefield 3 -- good until 6/3/14.
Now it all makes sense. They're pushing the DLCs for Battlefield 3 with the sale while they're ready to launch the game AFTER Battlefield 4. :)
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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:55 pm

How about some free Peggle

Free until 8/5. I have to believe they're going to do better than that before August.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:37 am

all the free games so far have been from their Humble Bundle.

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Post by GreenGoo » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:34 pm

Fired up Origin to play some Titanfall. Popup said Peggle is free and a button to "get it".

They don't make it easier than that. I now "own" peggle. I have no intention of actually downloading and playing it, but I wouldn't have gotten this far without EA shoving a free game in my face. I am impressed. Grudgingly.

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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:31 pm

Not an 'on the house' deal, but free nonetheless.

Open Origin, go to redeem code, and put in I-LOVE-THE-SIMS to get a free copy of the Sims 2 Ultimate - the base game plus all of the expansions.

Unlike the version they announced the other day, this does not require owning the base game already.

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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by KDH » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:43 pm

:horse: Origin in the hizzle

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Post by GreenGoo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:37 pm

Just came to post that. Wing Commander III is free. It's pretty much meaningless to me but I assume it'll be a big deal for others.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:52 am

If only they provided a free joystick. That game was great.

Though I'm still upset about how they handled Hobbes.

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Post by KDH » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:18 pm

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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by Alefroth » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:26 pm

What a joke.

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Post by Frost » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:06 pm

be....bejeweled? really?
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Post by hitbyambulance » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:46 am

i notice all of the games they offered in the Humble Bundle from the other year are the only ones given away for free so far.

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Post by AWS260 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:52 pm

Dragon Age: Origins.

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Post by GreenGoo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:43 pm

AWS260 wrote:Dragon Age: Origins.
Huh. I don't have that one.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:45 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
AWS260 wrote:Dragon Age: Origins.
Huh. I don't have that one.
It's a great game - definitely jump on it.

Probably a step up from Bejeweled.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:35 pm

I clicked it. Now I have 2 copies...grrr.
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Post by paulbaxter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:41 pm

Wow. I paid full price for that one, or pretty close to it. Never did get too far into it. I got part way through the wizards tower, ran into some minor frustration, then never jumped back in. Now I never have time for big immersive games any more.
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Post by Daehawk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Finished it twice. Installed it again earlier this year. Got about 4 places into it and just quit.
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Post by jztemple2 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks for posting this info. I haven't been checking Origin lately and this is a free game I might actually play.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:09 pm

Time for some nostalgia gaming! Although, lately, every time I have tried that, with the exception of Fallout, it has not gone well. Hopefully this one holds up well.

Probably still have the original game in a box somewhere.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:49 pm

one of my all-time favorites woooo.

i still have the CD, tho.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:29 am

Same here. I was so sad when they never brought out the 3rd chapter of the trilogy.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:54 pm

I got this through GoG or something a while back. I loved Crusader back in the day, I still have a complete boxed copy. Graphics hold up somewhat but the controls are brutal. Definitely worth a try for free but be prepared for a bit of frustration.
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Post by MonkeyFinger » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:41 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:I got this through GoG or something a while back. I loved Crusader back in the day, I still have a complete boxed copy. Graphics hold up somewhat but the controls are brutal. Definitely worth a try for free but be prepared for a bit of frustration.
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Post by Rip » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:58 pm

SimCity 2000 on the house.

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:57 pm

Wife bought me SC2k in 1995 or 1996. Its still my favorite sim city game. I had so much fun with that one. Had a HUGE city too. Best i ever did.
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