EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

March 28, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Electronic Arts has launched a new promotion similar to Microsoft's Games With Gold for Xbox Live. The new promotion is called "On The House," and gives away a free game from time to time. The only catch is that you have to be a registered user of the company's Origin digital distribution platform.

"We're gamers, too," EA said. "We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home... and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?"

The first game available to consumers for free is the horror action survival game Dead Space.

EA says that there is no catch; all you need to do is download the game and it is your forever - or for as long as Origin exists...

You can learn more about the promotion and download the first free game here.

Source: Eurogamer


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Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Origin is fine. The real problem is that Dead Space is a shitty port.

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Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

in what way? TBH I've can't say I've had any real issue on multiple systems, and as such never really looked into it.

Only issue I've actually ever seen was its disdain for more than one joystick/gamepad style thing plugged in. But thats not an uncommon bug for a lot of games.

What made it a "shitty port"?

 

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Shuttering and lack of mouse filtering made things so bad you could barely aim half the time.


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Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Ahh right the infamous Mouse filtering.. forgot about that.. TBH I used the gamepad :p

Can't say I ever saw it stutter, even on a lower end laptop I had.. but I could see that. However, its still nothing compared to other ports that were literally "shitty". The transformers movie games, or even the cybertron ones were, while functional, pretty bad. No control customizations?! wtfh?!

By all means I won't say DS was a great port, but it wasn't at all shitty in the grand scheme.

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

"We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home..."

What?! when did anyone make it their gaming home? And who would? the lacking services, the terrible UI, the deliberately BLOCKED ability to use features from other services while in game. The lacking functional NEED for the client ... I mean.. its not even needed as a "home" for their own games... so why would anyone make it their "gaming" home? 

Even UPlay has better use, allows for other background interfaces, and gives things in return just for playing games..

Origin does... um.... oh.. a single free old game that most people already have had in one form or another for years now.... so... yay?

 

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

So you have to install Origin to play it?

No thanks.

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Exactly what is wrong with Origin? Seriously. At this point, I'm kind of convinced that the entire summation of arguments against Origin is that it's just not Steam.

Can someone explain otherwise?

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Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Well, the datamining clause in the EULA (and subsequent PROOF of datamining) didn't help matters. Also, Origin was a complete and total disaster at launch, making rookie mistakes that Steam had already made AND learned from, making their entire plan to beat Valve "copy Steam from six years ago and not Steam now".

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Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Don't forget the infamously bad costumer support.

Really just google it and you will see all kinds of horror stories.

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

And the fact that nearly every game that comes out for the PC nowadays is available on Steam as well, something EA hasn't done ever since Origin was released. A lot of us see Steam as a necessary evil, being a massive hub for a lot of games. Origin on the other hand was basically EA taking their balls and going home to play by themselves.

Re: EA Offers Dead Space for Free on Origin

Pretty much this.

And, of course, EA's history as an absolute atrocity of a company.

 
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