• "Origin won't be offering 75% sales". Origin 75% sale extravaganza now on.
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[b]Update: Corrected source[/b] [quote][B]Twelve days ago[/B], there was quite a lot of discussion over EA’s Origin store boss saying they wouldn’t be engaging in “deep discount” sales on their Steam-rivalling service. [B]David DeMartini said, “We won’t be doing that,”[/B] when asked about such services. Explaining why he added, “I just think it cheapens your intellectual property.” [B]Today on Origin, Dragon Age: Origins is available for £5. That’s discounted from £40 – an incredible 87.5% off! [/B] Spore is 75% off, as is Darksiders, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Battlefied: Bad Company 2. 66% savings can be found on Alice: Madness Returns and Darkspore, while Dead Space 2, Shank, Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam, Mirror’s Edge, The Saboteur, Gotham City Imposters, Gatling Gears, and Batman: Arkham Asylum are all half price. [B]That’s half the price of their current Origin prices, of course[/B]. Not half the price of their original prices. In fact, most of those games are now available for [B]87.5% off their original launch price.[/B] That’s an awful lot of intellectual property EA are cheapening today.[/quote] [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/fJWx5N.png[/IMG] Source = [URL="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/06/hmm-ea-on-steamorigin-mega-sales/"]http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/18/origin-offering-deep-discounts-on-many-games-er/[/URL] Apologies for the RockPaperShotgun source (For the whiners), but I couldn't find a different one.
I still wouldn't buy their games.
only deadspace 2 might be worth £5.
It's like peer pressure, but a good thing.
2 weeks ago, damn you
Who the fuck cares, it's cheap games.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36381871]Who the fuck cares, it's cheap games.[/QUOTE] It's hilarious, that's what.
I'll buy BC2 at that price I guess.
Origin, their tool for selling Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 and 27 expansion packs for The Sims 3...
It's fine, EA only has like 5 IPs with any value left so it's not like they're being hypocritical.
Steam sales will start next week, patience is key.
[QUOTE=NoDachi;36381848]only deadspace 2 might be worth £5.[/QUOTE] It's worth the 10 too, really.
I might buy one, but I really don't find using Origin worth it
[QUOTE=EliteGuy;36381924]Steam sales will start next week, patience is key.[/QUOTE] My wallet is not ready.
[QUOTE=EliteGuy;36381924]Steam sales will start next week, patience is key.[/QUOTE] I'm guessing you mean the summer sales? Because with steam it's pretty much sale 24/7... But that's okay, I wasn't planning on eating this month anyway!
I'm still seeing games at their regular pricing. I guess Australia isn't getting any love at all :(
I love how they think they can win the race with only EA published games like who is running the Origin side of the company?
EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.
[QUOTE=Egonny;36382117]EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.[/QUOTE] I don't see any complaints, only people laughing about it.
[QUOTE=Egonny;36382117]EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.[/QUOTE] I know this won't be the first time someone explains this, so please feel free to copy paste this. Facepunch is laughing that weeks ago they said having 75% sales means that it devalues the IP, then they go and have a 75% sale. It's hypocritical and hilarious.
[QUOTE=Egonny;36382117]EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.[/QUOTE] "Nah man, I don't do drugs" [I]Has a door-to-door cocaine delivery service.[/I]
[QUOTE=Zet;36382008]I'm still seeing games at their regular pricing. I guess Australia isn't getting any love at all :([/QUOTE] I don't see these deals in the US either. [editline]1[/editline] Oh, duh. The article is two weeks old. Somebody else already said that too.
[QUOTE=Egonny;36382117]EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.[/QUOTE] They can have my money once they sort their fucking awful company out. I'd get better service from the pirate bay than EA.
[QUOTE=Baboo00;36382238]I don't see these deals in the US either. [editline]1[/editline] Oh, duh. The article is two weeks old. Somebody else already said that too.[/QUOTE] My mistake guys. Article [I][B]is[/B][/I] actually up to date, I linked the incorrect one. [B]The Origin screenshot is one I took from the Origin website today. [/B] Must be UK only, then.
[QUOTE=Egonny;36382117]EA offers 75% sales, Facepunch complains.[/QUOTE] They have a very small selection of games, and those not licensed by EA are selling for much less on other sites, such as Steam and Amazon.
in greenmangaming i can't even log in sometimes.
Now that I think about it, this is a fantastic advertising strategy. Everyone hates EA, and they know it. So, they openly say something extremely hypocritical in order to get their sales on front pages, with us all shouting "Haha, typical EA!". Very fucking clever, you bastards.
I've been thinking about getting Bad Company 2, is the multiplayer still active or dead?
This just reminds me that the Summer Sale is approaching. I have nowhere near enough money stored away for that.
[QUOTE=Getro;36382735]I've been thinking about getting Bad Company 2, is the multiplayer still active or dead?[/QUOTE] It's less active, but there's still some 100 servers that are usually up
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