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1:30 PM on 11.07.2013

SimCity going futuristic in Cities of Tomorrow expansion

SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest tr...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:30 PM on 08.22.2013

Populous and Red Alert 3 join Humble Origin Bundle

The Humble Origin Bundle is a curious thing. On the one hand, it's Electronic Arts, a company that's easy to dislike these days, and in the case of some -- but not all! -- of the featured games, there's the dreaded Origin req...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 08.20.2013

Sony Cuts Prices, Good Guy Origin & Microsoft Gets Indie

Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show, which is just full of crazy news. If you can't keep track of everything coming outta Gamescom, here's all the big stuff from Microsoft, here's all the big stuff from Sony, and beyond that, it's mostly EA news, inlcluding the Dragon Age Inquisition launch window, some new Battlefield 4 stuff, and Origin's surprising new policy.

Max Scoville

11:15 AM on 08.20.2013

Is that you, EA? 24-hour refunds on Origin games

In a surprisingly progressive move, Electronic Arts will offer full refunds on game downloads for Windows or Mac that are purchased on its distribution platform Origin. What's the catch? There isn't one, really. You just have...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 08.14.2013

Now it's EA's turn to have a Humble Bundle

Over the last few months, we've seen more and more major publishers sell their games via the always popular Humble Bundle. Now it's the turn of maybe the biggest dog in the pound, EA, to get involved. The new Humble Origin Bu...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 08.05.2013

SimCity for Mac launches on August 29

After being hit with a not insignificant delay, the Mac version of SimCity should be ready for release at the tail end of this month. At least, Maxis and Electronic Arts have announced an August 29 launch -- let's hope t...

Jordan Devore





7:00 AM on 07.01.2013

EA: Re-establishing Origin, making EA games better

It's been almost a year since Electronic Arts' David DeMartini said he wanted Origin, EA's content distribution and DRM platform, to be the the Facebook to Steam's MySpace; to take what Steam has done exceptionally well,...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 07.01.2013

Server bugs make Darkspore unplayable, still up on Origin

[UPDATE:] EA responded to a Kotaku inquiry about Darkspore thusly: Maxis continues to support Darkspore and its servers. We recently resolved a problem where players were having issues connecting to the game. The post in q...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 06.14.2013

Weekend PC deals: The Witcher, Awesomenauts, EA

After doing a fairly poor job of letting people know when they're holding a sale, imagine my surprise as an email from EA arrived in my inbox letting me know there's a 50% off sale on Origin. Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 and ...

Alasdair Duncan

3:34 PM on 06.10.2013

Need for Speed Rivals blurs single-player and multiplayer

EA showcased the open world of Need for Speed Rivals, where players can suddenly join races that can turn into pursuits -- with both the cops and the racers being controlled by players. With the All Drive mechanic, a single-...

Fraser Brown

1:00 AM on 05.24.2013

FIFA 14 out September 24 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC

FIFA 14 will be out on September 24, 2013 in North America, and September 27 in Europe. Those of you that want to pre-order the upcoming soccer game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC will be able to get the "Ultimate Pas...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 05.10.2013

Origin client update targets 64-bit and achievements

Electronic Arts has introduced a new update for its Origin platform that uses some humorous language but actually sounds rather useful. PC and Mac users that have opted in for for beta updates can upgrade to version 9.2.1 ahe...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.19.2013

Origin has 200+ games on sale this week

Between the SimCity PR nightmare and Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello stepping down, the company could use a good sale right about now. As fate would have it, Origin is currently throwing a "player appreciation sale" with...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.12.2013

Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack free for Origin users

To celebrate the release of the final piece of content in Commander Shepard's canon, BioWare has made the Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack free to download. The only catch? You have to have an Origin account to get it. ...

Brett Makedonski

8:30 AM on 03.08.2013

No SimCity refunds on Origin

If you are one of the many who purchased SimCity this week and found yourself unable to play it, you may feel like you were gypped out of $60 and want your money back. Unfortunately, while physical retailers might do the hono...

Jim Sterling

2:18 PM on 03.07.2013

Amazon has pulled SimCity from its store

The Amazon page for SimCity will no longer allow customers to purchase the game, citing server issues as the reason for pulling it. People all over the Internet are complaining about their inability to play SimCity ...

Patrick Hancock