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Straight to the backlog
For those PC gamers who aren't yet broke from all the holiday shopping, this week Steam, GMG, GameStop, and heck -- even Uplay, launched PC games winter sales to tug at your wallet. Steam's winter sale went live Thursday at t... read feature

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Deals

Dragon Age: Inquisition gets 20% cut on Origin with sitewide coupon


Console somehow still cheaper
Dec 19
Origin launched a rare sitewide promo code on its storefront today, knocking 20 percent off almost everything in the catalog. (It doesn't work on BioWare points, so don't bother checking.) While there are definitely some excl... read
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Free SimCity 2000

Sure, I'll take a free copy of SimCity 2000 on Origin


Don't even think about disabling disasters
Dec 09
I never thought I'd have this many games attached to my Origin account, but here we are with yet another On the House offer from Electronic Arts I might as well claim. You know, just to have. SimCity 2000 is free (read: free to keep, not free to play for a limited time) so get on that. I think the last time I seriously played this was in, gosh, middle school? It's been a while. read
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The giant list of Black Friday PC digital game deals


Get your Steam, Origin, and U-know-what keys
Nov 28
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. PC gamers, you are now officially under wallet barrage as Black Friday has come to digital games. There are ... read
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'Stimulate me, you heathens!' - The Economy
Merry Thanksgiving, everyone! (And by "everyone," I mean those in the US; happy Thursday to everyone else.) It's on this, the holiest of days, that we remember the Pilgrims that selflessly died so that we may pursue our god-g... read feature

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Deals

Origin Black Friday Sale has titles up to 75% off


Still no Mass Effect DLC deals
Nov 25
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Origin started up a "Cyber Week" sale for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday period (aka "we want a piece of the... read
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Dragon Age: Inquisition deals for Origin & Xbox One (updated for release)


Just stay clear of me Alistair
Nov 13
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. On Tuesday, November 18 BioWare's Dragon Age Inquisition makes its debut on all major videogame platforms for th... read
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Free Dragon Age

Dragon Age: The Last Court available now, free*


Some jumping through Origin hoops, naturally
Nov 10
Dragon Age: The Last Court is meant to bridge the gap between Dragon Age II and the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. The story-driven, text-based RPG is playable now provided you log in with an Origin ID. ... read
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CoD Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age Inquisition up to 20% off


Yep, it's another CoD
Nov 01
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. If you're a PC gamer questioning why you need to spend the full $59.99 for a purely digital copy of Call of... read
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Free game

Free PC game! Crusader: No Remorse and that might be Boba Fett


I bet your PC can run it
Oct 28
Electronic Arts has discounted one of its games by an undefined divide by zero error percent, all the way from $4.99 down to free. Crusader: No Remorse is currently gratis on Origin for a limited time. Crusader's about a... read
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Titanfall horde mode

Good thing Titanfall is getting a horde mode because there's no one else to play with


Stompy stompy with friends
Oct 22
In a live Twitch Stream today, Respawn announced and demonstrated a new horde-style game mode for Titanfall, yay! Why am I the only one excited? Well, for anyone else who's still playing Titanfall, we can expect a fairly stan... read
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Free Dragon Age

Dragon Age: Origins is free on Origin until Tuesday


DLC not included
Oct 08
Many of you haven't seemed too thrilled with EA's free game offerings on Origin, which is understandable -- they've been hit or miss. This one should prove a bit more compelling. The standard edition of Dragon Age: Origins is... read
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Freebies

Kill time with Bejeweled 3 now that it's free on Origin


Or kill time by commenting about your feelings on Origin
Sep 17
It may not carry the same weight as past "On the House" offerings like Dead Space or Battlefield 3, but the latest freebie from Origin, Bejeweled 3, is a great game in its own right. The popular match-three puzzler is free to... read
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Freebies

Play Garden Warfare, Kingdoms of Amalur for free on Origin for a limited time


Full access through Origin Game Time
Aug 15
Through Origin's Game Time program, it's currently possible to play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for free -- for a limited time, of course. Simply download either game and, once you lau... read
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Free Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC


Add the game to your library before August 14 to partake
Aug 07
EA is back with another Origin Game Time promotion following that one for Titanfall. Those of you on PC can claim a week of free access to Battlefield 4 -- just add the game to your Origin library before August 14. The clock ... read
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Freebies

Wing Commander III is free on Origin


Now I just need a joystick
Aug 05
The next free game in EA's On the House promo for Origin is the classic space combat sim Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. Add it to your account and its yours to keep. This is definitely something to check out for folk... read
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Freebies

So, uh, EA is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate for free


All expansion and 'stuff' packs included
Jul 23
EA recently announced the end of its technical support for The Sims 2 and in doing so said that players would be given a free The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection upgrade as thanks. That was an unexpected move, but this one's even ... read
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Origin

Origin is doing Steam's 'free-to-play' weekend program now


Starting with Titanfall on PC
Jun 20
You know how Steam has been running its "free weekend" program for ages, where you could play a (typically) big release over the course of a few days without paying? Well EA's Origin platform is adopting the same program, sta... read
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Peggle

Grab Peggle for free on Origin


On Origin...
Jun 17
If you haven't played Peggle by now, I don't even know what to say. Play it. It's great. There's even an expansion and a second game out by now -- but those cost money. The first Peggle is currently free, but there's one... read
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Titanfall's first DLC out May 15 for Xbox One and PC


Story #204 in our round the clock coverage of Titanfall $$$$$$$
May 13
Titanfall's Expedition downloadable content pack will be out on May 15 for the Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version will be out down the line. Expedition includes three maps -- Runoff, Swampland, and War games -- and will co... read
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Titanfall

Titanfall: Expedition's Swampland map sure is swampy


Swampy, like your underwear gets in the dead of summer
May 09
Had enough Titanfall yet? You're about to get another dose with Swampland, the final map to be revealed in the Titanfall: Expedition DLC package, the first set of content available for Titanfall. Swampland is exactly what th... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Pick up Plants vs. Zombies for free on Origin


Zombie ga yatte kita!
May 08
If you're looking for a reason to see the bright side about using Origin, you can pick up Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition there currently for the low, low price of free. I realize that doesn't exactly make up for... read
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Mini Deal North: Amazon's EA downloadable game deals


From May 6 through May 12
May 06
Amazon has some great deals on downloadable EA games, starting today. Most of the deals will spit out an Origin code for a discounted price. There is the option with some of them to use an Origin/Amazon account linking. For t... read
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Freebies

Dead Space is free if you're willing to put up with Origin


It's gotten better, I'll say that much
Mar 27
In an effort to get you to finally install Origin, Electronic Arts has begun a new On the House promotion in which "full games, expansions, and more" can be downloaded for free. The first selection is one those who can deal w... read
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Titanfall cheaters can only play with other cheaters now


'You can play with other banned players in something that will resemble the Wimbledon of aimbot contests'
Mar 26
Titanfall cheaters, your time is up. Respawn has been using the FairFight system to detect cheaters on the PC since the game's launch, and if you're caught you will be banned from the general population. You can still play th... read
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Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm inexplicably yanked from Steam


Energy Leash most likely not to blame
Mar 21
In a somewhat baffling move, it appears the raucous Epic Games and People Can Fly first-person shooter Bulletstorm has been removed from the likes of Steam. It's a classic case of "here today and gone tomorrow" as the skillsh... read
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Titanfall review coming

Our Titanfall review is coming soon


And our Dark Souls II review will go up at midnight tonight!
Mar 10
[Update: Here it is!] As you may have seen, the official Titanfall review embargo has just lifted. Where's our review? It's on the way, and here's why we're waiting to publish. In short, with how big of an online focus T... read
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Deals

Peggle, Bejeweled, Bookworm, and more in this PopCap bundle


Redeemable on Steam and Origin
Mar 07
It's chaos on the Humble Store right now, from the Humble Mobile Bundle 4 to Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight 2014 to Devolver Digital's bundle for IGF chairman and all-around terrific human being Brandon Boyer. Here's one mor... read
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Titanfall leaks: Maps, Generations, Achievements, and more


The Achievements all look so easy
Mar 03
We're one week out from the launch of Titanfall, and there's been so many leaks on the game over the last few days. All the leaks come from reddit, where a user has released several photos of the maps, including top down imag... read
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Plus gameplay commentary covering the contents of the closed beta
It was the beginning of 2013 when I finally just got tired of the competitive aspect of first-person shooters. It's been my favorite genre ever since the GoldenEye 64 days, but over the last few years I've just been losing mo... read feature

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Good luck!
[Update: The Titanfall beta kicks off on February 14 for the Xbox One and PC as revealed by this new trailer. There will be two maps available, and three modes which are Attrition (team deathmatch), Hardpoint Domination, and... read feature

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Botany vs Necromancy
How weird was it seeing that reveal trailer for Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at last year's E3? Plants vs Zombies was known for its focus on strategy and quirky humor, so it was a pretty surprising move for the developers... read feature







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