EA’s Origin gets a tempting three-day sale

EA may have stepped on a few toes with the announcement of its Origin service and, depending on how you interpret some of the recent activity surrounding their games, you may think them entirely sinister. Regardless, it’s a business and even if you have no intention of giving Origin a chance, you’ve got to respect a solid effort.

In what is easily the service’s most appealing sale, just about all of EA’s more antiquated titles can be had for a measly $4.99. The Sims 2 and its expansions, Battlefield 2, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2142, Spore, Mirror’s Edge, the Command & Conquer series, the Burnout: Paradise Ultimate Box, as well as Need for Speed: Carbon, ProStreet, and Undercover are each available for the paltry price.

If you’ve got the hard drive space and time to mess with one more PC game client it may be a bit harder to ignore Origin this weekend, especially if you’ve managed to avoid all of these games thus far. It’s worth a peek.

Liam Fisher