FYI, Titanfall 2 is on sale for $32.
Go to EA's origin enter coupon code
TL;DR: EA broke Australian consumer law with their "Origin" store between 1 January 2012 to 20 April 2015.
Link to how you can get your refund: https://www.origin.com/en-au/yourconsumerrights
Link to ACCC story: https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/electronic-arts-undertakes-to-provide-refunds-to-consumers
I had asked them online for a refund several times. I spoke to a representative through Origin who verified my account and identity but said that I had to call a US number for refunds. I used my remaining phone credit super early in the morning (because they don't have AU office hours!) sitting on hold twice for over 30 mins. Knew this was bullshit so I complained to ACCC and they've finally forced my money out of EA's money laundering account.
Get fucked, cunts.
This is the beginning of something awesome. This is our new On The House feature, where we give you guys full games for free, no strings attached. And there's a lot more to come.
Not only are they donating all the proceeds to charity. They freakin' put a link to this Humble Bundle on all of these games' store pages letting people know they can get that game and 8 others from Humble Bundle! Just in case you were about to buy these games full price!
Check it out for PvZ Garden Warfare, the little header below the main title and connected to the feature box. https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition
Very impressive! Good on you EA!
Even with a summer sale, you're still dropping nearly $200 on everything.
Assuming you bought all the bundle packs, and all the individual DLC, game would cost you $370 full price. I doubt they'd drop newer stuff to 50% off, but if they did, and you bought it all, still $185 in Sims 4.
Well that's intersting since it is specifically mentioned as being in the game on the Origin store page for Star Wars Battlefront.... >Battle alongside your friends online or in offline split-screen Co-op mode
(seond bullet from the bottom)
Name of the game: Need for Speed 2015
Link to game
It's 100% visual, the pre-order bonuses have no gameplay impact. Check the actual page then calm down.
>Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst Combat Runner Kit
>Take your fight for freedom to the next level with unique in-game items. Change how you appear in other players' worlds with the combat-themed Projection Shader. Stand out in the leaderboards with a Runner Tag. Plus, customize your Screen Hacks with a unique background.
>Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst Speed Runner Kit
>Give speed a whole new meaning with the Speed Runner Kit. Change how you appear in other players' worlds with the speed-themed Projection Shader. Stand out in the leaderboards with a Runner Tag. Plus, customize your Screen Hacks with a unique background.
In case anyone is wondering, this is On The House, Origin's new way to give you full PC games for free, absolutely no strings attached. The games are yours to keep forever. This is just the beginning - there's much more to come.
Here's some details on it: https://www.origin.com/store/on-the-house-ANW.html
On the House game. So it does not seem as price error.
EDIT: A great game if you avoided it until now.
Also direct link to the On the House deal.
Half off on Titanfall 2 is a great deal. If not for Overwatch, it would be my favorite online shooter of the year. I've played the story twice and put about 50 hours into the multiplayer, and it's still a blast.
I think its progression system might be one of the most balanced I've seen. The difference between a win and a loss is a single experience point that can still be earned by successfully evacuating at the end of the match. All of the starting weapons are arguably the best in their category.
The game has no season pass and all future maps/modes will be free. They are slowly adding paid cosmetic micro-transactions in the form of Prime Titans.
> PLEASE NOTE: Mass Effect Trilogy includes Mass Effect Pinnacle Station and Bring Down the Sky [origin]
which is marketing doublespeak for "it does NOT include ANY of the DLC that are actually worth it"
Speaking of bullfrog, Origin's free game at the moment is Syndicate.
Yeah that's right, that bitchin' isometric squad based massacre simulator based on corporate takeovers of the world is available, for free.
Sadly not with American Revolt.
You can redeem online too (client not required) by doing the following:
Go to https://www.origin.com/us/account Log in to your Origin account using your Origin email and password. Select "Redeem Product Code" in the left-hand menu. Enter your product code on the Redeem Your Code page.
I just checked out the Origin page for the game and there doesn't seem to be a season pass? If that's true then I'll be glad.
They've already done pay to win microtransactions for a while (but it wasn't gambling based): https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/battlefield/battlefield-4/addon/battlefield-4-air-vehicle-shortcut-kit
Honestly, this isn't such a great deal.
Instead, wait for this collection on Origin to go on sale for $5, which it does regularly.
This will get you the entire series, from the triumphant start (C&C1) to the horrible game that sunk the whole series (C&C4), and you'll also get things like Red Alert (excellent, probably even better than C&C!), Generals (very good!), Renegade (decent, though really dated now), and so on.
This Steam sale will only get you a small fraction of the games and they want $24 for what they do have.
> Hell, Origin gives great customer service.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Origin now has better customer service than steam customer support which has turned to garbage over the past year and a half. Origin even let you have a full refund on a game if its within 7 days of purchase and within 24 hours of game activation, and best of all, this process is entirely automated through the client.
Requests for refunds on steam have to be done through contacting a customer service rep, and even then you'll most likely get a long winded automated response that says 'no... now piss off'.
To anyone who is thinking of buying it. Pay $5 for a month of EA Origin Access. You'll get 10 hours of the trial to see if you like the game. If you do, you save $6 (10%), so you save a dollar and got 10 hours free. If you end up hating the game, you are only out $5 and still have a month to play other games (including all the old ones, which are good games).
I'm not trying to say you should buy it, but I know people are going to do so regardless of what reviews say, so just trying to save people money. I'm going to wait til it's cheap and the issues are fixed.
You're referrring to Origin's Great Game Guarantee; this is only applicable for specific time periods and does not apply to most of the non-EA games sold on Origin.
Applicable games include an "Origin Great Game Guarantee eligible" notice on the store page.
Here you go:
Reminder that all Titanfall DLC is free now, and forever.
Do not buy the deluxe edition or anything featuring extra maps. Simply 'purchase' the season pass through origin - it is listed as free.
Edit: The vanilla version is no longer being sold on Origin - you must buy the deluxe edition.
Obviously the heroes are a huge topic of conversation. I'm hearing a lot of complaints about people being upset with the choices. Here's my 2 cents.
When it comes to Greedo and Nien Nunb I say the more the merrier. I'm not mad that they were chosen as heroes. It makes sense they'll be added wth the Outer Rim. While both have little backstory in the films I think they're fun additions. HOWEVER, the reason people are upset, myself included, is because DICE promised us 4 total heroes and villains. Not 8. (Origin Season Pass details). Obviously a lot of what dice says is up to interpretation and whether or not these 4 are paid and there will be additional heroes that will come with free DLC remains to be seen. If someone has any sources that additional heroes will be added to the 4 then please share. But as it stands, 2 of our 4 new heroes will be these two characters. If adding these characters means we cannot get Chewy or Obi Wan or Lando that is why people are mad. The vast majority of people would welcome Greedo and Nien Nunb if it didn't mean limiting our chances of our favorite characters.
For anyone not finding it in their Origin: Just go through this site and click "Als erster ausprobieren". It will then open up in Origin.
We recently added a ton of classic EA titles on the Origin store, including the full Wing Commander series. I've been replaying Magic Carpet lately, and it rules.
I'm not sure exactly WTF is EA doing lately.
I don't understand how this helps at all, it seems like 3 steps back instead of 3 steps foward.
If you want trials it seems you have to find them on your own. Here's FIFA 19 https://www.origin.com/irl/en-us/store/fifa/fifa-19
Um... Does no one remember they have DLC bundles for ME2 and ME3 now?
They can theoretically give it away now. But they won't. At least we don't have to deal with Bioware Points BS anymore.
Origin's refund policy for comparison.
GOG's refund policy for comparison.
The big difference which I've noticed between them is that limitation on hours played. I don't know whether that makes this policy fit in with European regulations on returns, but its got to be better than the complete bullshit it was before.
~~Just a heads up, don't buy the Premium edition from Amazon right now. Origin has it for half price $25~~
edit: Fixed link, thanks /u/innocuous_gun
I just noticed BF1 Premium is also free at the moment, they gave away the expansions not too long ago but this still has benefits over the standard edition (extra battlepacks and server priority if not more).
While you posted this on Steam, since it is much bigger. For anyone interested on other platforms;
Hopefully to see discounts as well but who knows.
It came out awhile ago (2011), I'm not at home at the moment so I can't check Origin, but according to this site it is. I have it on CD. It plays differently from the Sims games you know, but it's still a fun experience and the humour in it is pretty great.
Meanwhile I can saturate a 200mb connection when I download something on steam and don't have service outages either
+mod support built into the service
+a refund system
+free weekends to play big games for free all weekend
And it doesn't cost anything
even EA origin is vastly much better than ps+, in that it doesn't go offline either, you get a huge library of games if you subscribe https://www.origin.com/en-be/store/browse/vault-games and the subscription is not a multiplayer paywall
PS+ is a cash grab nothing more
multiplayer should never be behind a paywall, there is NO reason for it.
It's not Ultima 8 in Australia. That title isn't available here on Origin.
The current On The House game is PopCap's Amazing Adventures The Caribbean Secret. It's a hidden object game (HOG) with the usual mix of mini-games.
GoNNER, This War of Mine, Pillars of the Earth, Tyranny, and Shadow Tactics are part of Origin Access.
After delaying the Airlifts blog without explanation, I’m waiting for a pretty damn good reason why DICE feels that 14 piecemeal fragments of two skins for only two default guns is somehow worth the $20 premium for Deluxe Edition.
And also why some people aren’t getting their Airlifts.
And also why DICE has vehemently refused to even explain the Airlifts since the announcement of BFV in March.
And also why they’re not appearing in any sort of synchronous pattern, ie I received the Blockade Runner pants twice this week.
And why the Deluxe Edition paratrooper sets are supposed to include face paints as indicated on the Origin website, but don’t. If that’s not false advertising, I don’t know what is.
Looking forward to a real good explanation as to why DICE shouldn’t be sued or outright crucified for such a misconstrued preorder bonus, /u/danmitre.
You don't need to spend extra money if you don't have Bf4. BF4 with all of the expansion pack content retails as "Battlefield 4: Premium Edition"
Calm down everyone. EA sell the Starter Pack through Origin. Thats likely the reason for this page existing.
Having played all the games previously mentioned, I'll second the suggestions for Fable or any Final Fantasy title.
BioWare RPGs have gotten a little too risqué for a pre-teen these days, in my opinion (i.e., ME, DA). KOTOR is still a great choice (maybe my first choice), but if he has Origin as well, Jade Empire (which might still have a free download deal going on in-client) has the same morality-based consequences and small romance subplot as KOTOR without the sex scenes. Both are incredibly fun.
As for Final Fantasy, I grew up on VII and loved it to death, it's what got me into RPGs in the first place. I really enjoyed both Tactics and Tactics Advance (no PC ports though, but Tactics is on PSN), the former having a more mature plot and the latter being geared more toward a younger audience. These two play a lot like Fire Emblem titles, so your son might wanna watch some Youtube videos first to see if he likes them.
edit: of the main series, I also enjoyed VIII and X, but they're all quite good.
Battlefield 4 is also on sale. $10 for Standard. $30 for Premium Edition
That's such a better value if you don't already own it. 10x the population on PC... And a lot of content. They just released the community map today.
I think the difference, as stated below, is that the EA Policy on Origin is for EA only titles. Steam is offering refunds on -all- titles.
Edit: Refund Policy Page: "You may be eligible for a refund of purchases made on the Origin Store (...) of full game digital downloads (...) published by “Electronic Arts” (...) or participating third party titles designated as Great Game Guarantee eligible."
So for Origin, it is an opt-in for 3rd parties, and assurance for all EA products.
Sounds like Steam is for all products, Valve published or otherwise. A company opts in by being on the Steam platform itself. At least, that's my guess. And since most publishers wont want to leave Steam, they sort of have to accept being opted into this.
In case you've missed it, Origin has RA2 and YR for free atm, and it seems to be functioning fairly well. https://www.origin.com/en-gb/store/free-games/on-the-house
Edit: Thanks to /u/Destruktor77: try http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/forum/83-support/ if you have issues with w8 or w10, or any other issues for that matter.
He does though: he pays them money for the privilege of giving them e-fellatio them.
/uj I like how he's completely ignoring that you can actually pay to skip the progression system if you want, and it even comes bundled with the Ultimate Edition.
a man can hope...
What, no link? OP's these days.
Edit: What the hell is with this game? Takes forever to launch, and keeps crashing on the load screens. I installed Origin for this?
I was shocked to learn you can play this game for 168 hours for free through Origin. Just in case others did not know, thought I would share.
You won't believe how long I've been waiting to play this game.
...Bejewelled 3, On the House! All my dreams have come true!
What? That's coming straight from DICE.
And if you want more confirmation:
> Instantly unlock the A280-CFE blaster rifle and scope attachment and the Trip Mine epic Star Card.
Meaning you can unlock it later without buying. Straight from the Origin store page.
If you don't want to replay the first two games, get a save game editor and recreate your ME2 save. If you don't do this, some characters from previous games will be dead in ME3. I did this when my SSD died and took my 100%ed ME2 save with it.
None of the PC versions of Mass Effect officially support controllers. There are a few fan mods floating around which add support, with varying degrees of success.
Even if you don't want to replay it right now, Mass Effect 2 is currently free via Origin's On the House promotion.
Don't waste money. Premium edition with all content and the base game is cheaper than both separately.
19.99 Eur vs 19.99+9.99
Jade Empire Special Edition which is currently available for free on Origins is a great game, and a very dark villainous path.
As an example, I pissed off my romance choice and instead of letting her leave me I carved out her mind and turned her into a puppet beholden to my desires.
as it happens, origin is having a sale. it was just posted. 50% off @ $14.99 for ME3 Digital Deluxe, 9.99 for base game.
Origin do a "on the house" deal where they give you a game for free. I have gained Dead space 1, Plants vs zombies (the good one not the shitty ios version) and now Bf3 for free forever https://www.origin.com/en-gb/store/free-games/on-the-house
Just checked, yeah still available. Premium is still free too.
If you want, you can get a full refund on the game with the Great Game Guarantee:
Keep in mind, though, this is Game Time. You'll have a week with Battlefield 4, and once the time is up, you'll no longer be able to play it unless you buy it.
So if you'd rather, you can get a refund with the Great Game Guarantee, then try it out with Game Time, and if you dig it, buy it afterwards.
Lol, I may sound like it, but I'm not. Nothing I can do to prove it otherwise... fuck EA? Fuck 'em. 10 expansions for the Sims 3 and I bought every single one of them! That's almost 500$ worth of game I spent last gen and there is no way it was worth all of that! But they keep getting me because they leave out toddlers to suck you into a 'Family' expansion pack. They leave out pools to suck you into a 'Weather' expansion pack.
And I bet you they will tease us with animals and a 'Downtown' destrict we can load to down the line as well... that's why I want a friggin' season pass so I can get a deal on this cash grab.
Maybe I should sit this one out though... save some money. I should just go outside or something. World Cup is on, maybe I should get back into soccer. Speaking of the World Cup have you guys checked out the new FIFA 14™ Digital Deluxe from EA?
Looks pretty good, why don't you check it out?
Maybe closer to release, once the dust of getting the game finished starts to settle, I can see about putting together a "College Student" PC spec. There's also always Origins "Great Game Guarantee" that lets you refund your purchase within 24 hours of first launching it as well. https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/great-game-guarantee
I stand corrected! Thanks, I must have missed that on the page.
edit: for anyone else reading this, runner kits described here
the old EA?
Meanwhile on EA Origin you do not pay a cent on preorders [aside from temporary card verification] until the game is launched and can cancel any time with a single button click
and you can actually refund your digital purchases hassle-free
I would like to see gamers pressure valve for these methods on steam. At the very least a much easier way of refunding.
Might be throwing in my two cents worth too late, but I think you should.
From what it sounds like, using the DRM means that there's no extra work for you to ensure the steam features are working. It's one less hassle for you, and one less potential problem for the player.
As some others have said, if people buy it on steam, they expect the DRM, because that's part of the reason for Steam's existence. They know it's there, and it's not a problem because of all the great features and convenience Steam brings. Have a look round at platforms such as Origin and U-Play. Everyone hates them because DRM restriction is their entire purpose. Whereas Steam, people use it because they want to, not because they're forced to. Steam has a community, a huge, diverse easily-browsed catalog, the market, workshops, and on. Having DRM on a Steam game is not a problem.
As you've said, you're going to make your game available DRM-free, so it's not a big issue to those who are steam-haters. They won't be looking on Steam for games in the first place.
tl;dr If it's easier for you to use the Steam DRM, do it. Steam users really don't mind or care, and other players who do want DRM free have other ways of buying the game. Sorry for wall of text, I stretch my two cents to breaking point. Hope your game goes well!
For the Sims 4, you have to get it on a service called Origin. All EA games around 2012 started to be only on origin as EA does not have to pay a cut to Valve. I recommend you wait until Origin has a sale as it will be a significant price cut. Similar to EA, other publishers created their own eshops such as Ubisoft (Uplay), Microsoft (Windows Store), and Blizzard (Battlenet). Ubisoft releases their games on Uplay and Steam so I would recommend just buying those games on steam as it is one less launcher you have to deal with. For EA, Microsoft, and Blizzard games though, you have to use their launchers. However, you can add non steam games to steam if you prefer to use steam to hold all of your games (How to). Other web stores (where steam keys can be purchased) are The Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming, Bundle Stars, Newegg, and Amazon. If you want to play games DRM free then the best place is GOG where no launcher is required and you don't need to login every time to play a game. GOG also offers a lot of older games that are hard to find. The Humble Bundle store offers DRM free games as well, but not all games are so make sure to read each games description.
You're going to be waiting forever since Origin isn't going anywhere. Origin is a good platform now if you're still stuck in the mindset of how it was when it started so go ahead and pick up DA2 in a sale. You can also grab a free copy of Jade Empire right now, another Bioware RPG.
Believe it or not, the solution is to change your Origin password. SWTOR is linked to Origin, with Origin being authoritative. And you can change your password on Origin without a security key!
After that's done, it may take a few minutes to propagate to SWTOR, but after that you can log in using the new password, and remove your security key.
(We had someone ask about this issue on OotiniCast, and another listener provided the solution.)
Nope! Check it out: https://www.origin.com/en-us/how-to/broadcast
Also, another lesser known feature - Origin In-Game window pinning (I love this one to death for livestreams and such)
A friendly reminder: You can gift the DLC to everyone who owns the game on your friendlist for free as well! I got a few buddies who stopped playing BF1 but will likely come back at some point. When they come back all thoses DLCs that they "missed" will be there for them because of the gift option.
FYI: The BF4 DLC you linked is always free. The Final Stand is the one you want to link.
Overlord (2007) free:
Titanfall 2 free weekend:
Yes, ME2 DLC Bundle for example (to show this is really real) :D No more Bioware Points and possible sale on DLC bundles later!
We go even older than this!
I'm pretty sure Starflight is the oldest game we've got on Origin, which released way back in 1986.
Yes! Very much so! It has great combat, a hell of a lot of side quests, many hours of game play, and great replay ability. its free on origin now if you have a strong enough PC for it.
...Are also on sale.
Think this is getting hit hard :( ends up takes me to "https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/odc/entitlement?r=1" and just has a loading circle in the middle of the screen going around for the past couple minutes now.
US store: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-andromeda
$5.99 for Standard
$8.99 for Deluxe
Is the deluxe worth it? I might play MP but probably not going to spend a ton of time on it.
Before someone asks again the player base is still relatively low. Like below ~~5~~ 3kish. All the modes are playable though besides maybe Free For All which I've haven't played
If you're from Australia though can't say
Seems like its been dropped to 40 dollars though permanently on Origin
FYI EA’s Origin has all the C&C games in one collection (except C&C4) for about $10, no need to overpay for single games on Steam.
In my search, ME2 and ME3's DLC packages on Origin are both on sale for $15 each.
Cross referencing with http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Downloadable_Content - it seems there's a lot of content at least for ME3 tucked into the DLC packs. Which ultimately makes me feel like I'm just going to get the better bang for my buck if I wait until I'm ready to marathon them and buy into Access for a month or two.
"20 weekly Airlifts. You'll receive vital supplies with 20 weekly Airlifts, each containing one customization Item."
Special assignments that give you an "EDGE" over your competition
They get added to the vault, prior released games to the vault are also accessible even if you subscribe from today. You can see if there's stuff you want by checking the list here.
So no point buying from Uplay. Although $8 for standard beats out Origin's $10 deal for sure.
The FAQ suggests that you lose access to the vault games when you cancel (which doesn't really surprise me, otherwise everyone would just join and cancel in the first month).
From the FAQ: >Cancelling your Origin Access membership is quick and easy with your EA Account. (By the way, should you rejoin, all your games will be waiting for you, right where you left off).
This suggests that when you cancel your membership, you lose vault access. However, you would still keep all the games you purchased using the 10% discount that comes with membership.
Is there a way around this ?
EDIT : thanks to /u/SomniumOv I figured it out :
Hope that will help.
Don't think EA has anything to do with Tropico (Kalypso currently publishes it.)
EA's been giving away PC games roughly once a month though: https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house
You'll want the Deluxe Edition in terms of digital goodies ingame in Singleplayer. The only thing the Super Deluxe Edition adds is 20 MP packs over 20 weeks.
With the Deluxe Edition, you get:
This is along the normal pre-order bonus included in all three Editions:
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is now free on Origin
The game is nice enough, and you can't beat free!
I noticed BFV hack reporting requires you to go to origin, search the player using the add friend tool, then report from their profile. This is probably why so many PC hackers have gone unbanned.
I'd assume reports are only taken seriously when there are a multitude of complaints, which I do not see many people going through these hoops to report.
Here is a link to his profile, not suggesting you report him for cheating(in case thats against this subs rules), but this is how you do it.
Origin says “host a summer pool party” and other retailers have that too in the pack description. A tradition is “water fun”, so it could mean we could create it as a holiday like you said. Trying to find a screenshot from when they opened the party menu on stream
On the Origin Access page it says the trial includes both single and multiplayer. So I'd imagine you get access to the entire game, just with the 10hr time limit.
You are also missing the biggest thing that stop Origin competing. Their store. It is mostly EA games and DLC, and then a handful of other games(Ubisoft games, Witcher 3, banner saga 2 and the like).
Their store totals 572 options. Again, that includes DLC, Season Passes, multiple versions of the same game(Normal, Gold, deluxe editions).
Origin just is more like a Curator on Steam than direct competition.
>Your Game Time starts whenever you want it to. Just add it to your Origin Game Library now, and begin your 48 hours at your leisure – the Game Time clock won’t start ticking until you've fully downloaded the game and launched it for the first time. That way, you can wait to enjoy your free time with The Sims 4 whenever you want, whether that be next week or next month. It’s a real-time clock, though, meaning it’ll keep ticking whether or not you’re actively playing – make sure you set aside enough time. Once you've started playing, we'll send you occasional in-game notifications letting you know how much time you have.
> Which ones does origin sell? Serious question.
Seeing this thread, I thought "Surely Origin sells games from other publishers. Let's look through the site and check. This game sounds like, nope, EA. How about this one? EA. Here's one I'm sure isn't EA. Oh, they don't even list the publisher".
I found this search page: https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/browse/pc-download
There is a filter to browse by publisher. 376 EA entries, 7 from Deep Silver, 8 from Capcom, 6 from Focus Home, and others. In total, 40 listed entries are from publishers that aren't EA, and with a total of 465 entries, that means 49 entries have no listed publisher or have a publisher that doesn't show up in the search filter. SquareEnix has 3 games on Origin, and you can't filter by them until you also filter by "Base Game". Additionally, these numbers include things like DLC and bundles.
Narrow it down to the 220 "base games" and it becomes 144 EA titles, with the rest being either other publishers or unlisted.
65% of games and 80% of total products on Origin are EA.
German here: Worked for me with this Link: https://www.origin.com/es-es/store/buy/crusader-no-remorse/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition
I was NOT logged in into Origin. I opened that Link and then I logged on on that page. Still everything in spanish. Then I copy / pasted that link again into the same Browser Window. Page showed up again in Spanish with Crusader No Remorse. I added it to my Account and now it shows up in my purchase history. I hope this works out for every other Kraut :-)
This is incorrect btw, you can buy the season pass separately on Origin. No idea about third-party sites though.
A lot of people have talked about Origin Access being worth it. It's essentially Netflix for video games, with the main focus being EA games and anyone else who agrees to include their games in the service. I haven't used it, but it might be worth checking out.
To avoid confusion because no way am I upgrading to Windows 10:
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Processor (AMD): AMD FX 6350 Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection Hard-drive space: 60GB
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent Memory: 16GB RAM Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection Hard-drive space: 60GB
I fucking love this game
It's on sale for $20 on Origin's site. Free season pass, great singleplayer campaign, co-op modes, and the most mechanically technical multiplayer FPS I've ever seen. Very fast paced stuff.
Downsides: low tick rate, more casual than competetive, a few minor balance issues, needs more PC players (shouldn't have released at the same time as Battlefield and COD).
Battlefront 2 Origin Page: https://www.origin.com/nor/en-us/store/star-wars/star-wars-battlefront-2/standard-edition
Edit: >***Requires Star Wars Battlefront II on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each sold separately).
That list is also pretty outdated, games like Battlefront and Mirrors Edge: Catalyst have gone on since August (Nov I think). Take a look at their full list here: https://www.origin.com/can/en-us/store/origin-access/vault-games
> EXCLUDES STAR WARS™: THE OLD REPUBLIC™, PRE-ORDERS, SELECT PARTNER TITLES DISTRIBUTED BY ORIGIN, VIRTUAL CURRENCY, GAME TIME CODES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS. VALID WHEREVER PRODUCTS ARE SOLD.
Nope. Got it off of this page.