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Get a Free Origin Game?

A post on Slickdeals.net describes how to get a $20 credit from EA's Origin service that can be used to make a $19.99 purchase essentially free. Apparently the credit is offered for the completion of a simple survey. Thanks Siliconera.

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39. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 21:21 zodden
 
Code worked. DA2 for free

Its finally worth trying lol
 
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38. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 21:14 NewMaxx
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:13:
I just grabbed The Saboteur.

Sweet, me too. Truly an underrated game. Nice to have it in my digital collection.
 
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37. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 21:12 SpectralMeat
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 21:02:
After putting in the code and getting the price to $0, they ask you to provide billing address, then after clicking submit get the following error:
Payment Authorization Failed

considering its zero and there is no area to provide CC info I am lost as to my next move!
guess no Saboteur for me =(

Maybe someone at EA realized what's going on and they've flipped the fail switch
 
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36. No subject Oct 13, 2012, 21:02 {PH}88fingers
 
After putting in the code and getting the price to $0, they ask you to provide billing address, then after clicking submit get the following error:
Payment Authorization Failed

considering its zero and there is no area to provide CC info I am lost as to my next move!
guess no Saboteur for me =(
 
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35. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:56 nin
 
Prez wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:53:
If discounting prices by 75% cheapens your IP (which it does according the geniuses at EA) then what does a 100% discount do to it?

Win.

 
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34. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:53 Prez
 
If discounting prices by 75% cheapens your IP (which it does according the geniuses at EA) then what does a 100% discount do to it?

About the only game I'd be slightly interested in that I don't already own would be Syndicate, and I'm not seeing that on the list. EDIT: Never mind - they are still asking 60 frickin' bucks for Syndicate. Are they high?

This comment was edited on Oct 13, 2012, 20:02.
 
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33. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:35 Cutter
 
deqer wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:21:
Sorry, $20 isn't worth my time to fill out your survey. Especially when I know that $20 for you is really only pennies.

You don't need to. Just pick a game off the list. Add to cart. Add code at checkout. Free game. Done.
 
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32. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:31 Creston
 
killer_roach wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:24:
Creston wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:10:
Dev wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 18:02:
from SD, the list of games this has been confirmed on:

The only thing on there even worth anything to me is Burnout Paradise, and I was going to get it until I saw online advertising... ugh.

Anyone play Burnout Paradise?

Creston

I've played it extensively... fantastic game. The online advertising stuff is pretty minimal (just a handful of billboards that get updated - most of them are static). Bigger question is how you feel about an open-world racing game.

I like it, but I'm actually more interested in the next NFS. I got Saboteur instead. Thanks for the reply though

Creston
 
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31. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:28 Fletch
 
Having to sign up for Origin means the game isn't free.  
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30. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:24 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:10:
Dev wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 18:02:
from SD, the list of games this has been confirmed on:

The only thing on there even worth anything to me is Burnout Paradise, and I was going to get it until I saw online advertising... ugh.

Anyone play Burnout Paradise?

Creston

I've played it extensively... fantastic game. The online advertising stuff is pretty minimal (just a handful of billboards that get updated - most of them are static). Bigger question is how you feel about an open-world racing game.
 
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29. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:21 deqer
 
Sorry, $20 isn't worth my time to fill out your survey. Especially when I know that $20 for you is really only pennies.  
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28. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:15 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 19:13:
I just grabbed The Saboteur.

Oh, I didn't even see that. Might as well get that instead.

Creston
 
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27. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:13 Cutter
 
I just grabbed The Saboteur.
 
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26. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 19:10 Creston
 
Dev wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 18:02:
from SD, the list of games this has been confirmed on:

The only thing on there even worth anything to me is Burnout Paradise, and I was going to get it until I saw online advertising... ugh.

Anyone play Burnout Paradise?

Creston
 
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25. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 18:10 dheer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 16:24:
Well I knew if I waited long enough, I'd get EA to give me DA2 for nothing. HAHAHA!
With this deal, it's now worth the price.
 
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I wonder if he reads them, or if it's just for show.
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24. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 18:02 Dev
 
from SD, the list of games this has been confirmed on:

Works on:
Battlefield 2 Complete Collection [origin.com]
Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition [origin.com]
Battlefield Bad Company 2 [origin.com]
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam DLC [origin.com]
Bulletstorm [origin.com]
Burnout Paradise the Ultimate Collection [origin.com]
Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight [origin.com]
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 [origin.com]
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3:UPRISING (Expanison to C&C:RA3 Does not require the original C&C:RA3 to play) [origin.com]
Crysis [origin.com]
Crysis Warhead [origin.com]
Dark Spore [origin.com]
Dead Space [origin.com]
Dead Space™ 2 [origin.com]
Dragon Age™: Origins [origin.com]
Dragon Age™: Origins - Awakening [origin.com]
Dragon Age™ II [origin.com]
FIFA Soccer 12 [origin.com]
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 1 [origin.com]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 [origin.com]
Littlest Pet Shop [origin.com]
Mass Effect™ 2 [origin.com]
Medal of Honor [origin.com]
Mirror's Edge [origin.com]
MySims [origin.com]
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit [origin.com]
Need For Speed World ($20 speed boost credit included) [origin.com]
NFS Shift [origin.com]
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED [origin.com]
Shank 2 [origin.com]
Spore [origin.com]
The Saboteur [origin.com]
SimCity Societies [origin.com]
SimCity Societies Destinations [origin.com]
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition [origin.com]
The Sims™ 2 Double Deluxe [origin.com]
The Sims™ 3 [origin.com] ->$9.99 (reg 29.99)
The Sims™ 3 'Stuff' EXPANSIONS (too many to list/link)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters [origin.com]
 
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23. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 17:51 Dades
 
I looked at the the origin store on a lark to see how far its come. What a piece of amateur hour shit, that is one awful site from a billion dollar corporation. Clumsy to navigate with static item lists, shows a bunch of category headers but you can only sort by a few of them and its cluttered up with individual DLC items like UO Character Code Transfer $19.99. Charging $20 for DLC items in old ass MMO games and things like Mass Effect is the icing on the turd cake. These clowns will never compete with Steam which isn't exactly a shining example of user interface design itself.

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22. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 17:51 bhcompy
 
Worked for C&C Red Alert 3  
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21. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 17:28 ViRGE
 
Well it looks like word got out to the wider Internet; the Origin website has been reduced to a smoking crater.  
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20. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 17:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 17:26:

For free digital copies? Somebody somewhere is getting a promotion, if not a few turns at the blowjob machine as well. For the cost of bandwidth they are getting potentially millions of people to get suckered in to Origin. Now those people might never use Origin again, but of course they MIGHT go back and buy some games in the future...

This is a classic marketing strategy. The only free games are arguably the poor performing games, etc.

*EDIT* Typo.

Yeah but that's believing that EA has someone who can see "classic marketing strategy" instead of "OMG WE LOST MONIES!!!eleventyone!"
 
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