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EA Origin New Years Sale Now Live On PC

In response to the amazing Steam Winter Sale, Electronic Arts (EA) has launched their own door busting deals in the form of the Origin New Years Sale. Those who use the Origin service on PC can access some of the best games of the last few years at a massively discounted price. The Sale is live now and runs through January 6. The highlights are listed below.

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Kamikaze1351247d ago

Nice sales. Too bad I refuse to use Origin.

porkChop1246d ago

I've had far more problems with Steam than I have ever had with Origin, and Origin downloads are actually much faster than Steam. I just don't get why it's such a problem to use Origin. You open it, click on a game, and then play. Same as Steam.

Oschino19071246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Lol but PC/Steam fanboys will never acknowledge this, to them Steam is a deity above all others in the world.

But they will comment on console "wars" and debates calling others "plebs" while they attack each other based on what companies graphics card or cpu you are using or busting on the resolution you play with.

When they use game libraries as a plus for PC they almost always ignore anything not sold on Steam while simultaneously claiming they don't have to worry about "exclusives" because they are always on PC, but usually it's EA so that means Origin.

KingWookiee1246d ago

And EA actually has a refund service in place for digital games which is great!

jdiggitty1246d ago

Origin has worked very well for me. I've even had great customer/tech service from them, which seems to not even exist on Steam.

jaymacx1246d ago

plus Origin gives away a free game almost monthly

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cpayne931246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Origin is fine these days.

If anyone hasn't played bf3, its practically free right now.

jdiggitty1246d ago

It was on the house a few months ago.

WeAreLegion1246d ago

Origin is much better than it used to be.

deaddragonz1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

I can never get Steam to connect -_- I had it working once, then put it in offline mode, some time later wanted to go online and boom...Cannot connect to servers.

NarooN1246d ago

I'm not sure why people just blatantly hate on Origin even in late 2014 when the service isn't that bad at all. In fact, I'd say it's not bad PERIOD. Origin routinely has insane deals on tons of games throughout the year. Hell, you can even get BF4 for pretty cheap right now. You can get BF3 for peanuts. They have crazy sales on damn near every game that's on there.

That said, I haven't had many issues with the software itself, either. Compared to Steam, which has been around since 2003 but is still routinely buggy and has some questionable design choices with both their UI and the functionality of the program.

I mean, really now. I know it's cool to hate on EA (a lot of the hate is deserved) but Origin itself isn't the anti-christ. Like porkChop said, you literally open the client, click on a game, and play it. There's nothing crappy or malicious about the program at all. It just works.

n1kki61246d ago

People still care about what program they need to use to launch their game. If you don't like origin the better route would be boycotting EA. EA can distribute their games however they see fit, not to mention they are also on sale. Sheesh. SMH.

SlapHappyJesus1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Origin gets unneeded hate. They have some botched launches, sure, but the servers are much stronger than people attribute to to back when.
Not to mention Origin, along with GoG, are the only ones offering refunds for games available on the store. Games published by EA, anyway, as far as Origin goes.

That's actually pretty consumer friendly and should be emulated elsewhere.

Maxor1246d ago

I'm agreeing here. They're the only service that advertise refunds if you're not satisfied. That is extremely ballsy seeing how Steam frequently launch massive sales of abandoned wares. Origin actually stand by their products.

Dante811246d ago

Well, it's your loss then. Playing on PC means not having to limit myself to one service.

Maxor1246d ago

We all love Steam but quit being a fanboy. Origin is great and their sales and promotions rivals even Steam. While they're still lagging behind Steam in term of community features Origin is now a great place to play. I buy their games without a second thought.

PlayableGamez1246d ago

Steam and Origin are great services :)
Uplay on the other hand.. >.>

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traumadisaster1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Never had an issue with either, course I have 350 games on steam and a dozen on origin. One of the few things in tech life that doesn't jack up for me...

I've seen all of these cheaper so not a big deal.

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Father__Merrin1246d ago

Origin is the far simpler gaming client to use, for gaming only you cant go wrong, providing you get a lot of EA games

steam only has a fuller community feature built in, if Origin can do the same it would be miles more popular

Psychotica1246d ago

Far simpler and less capable. Origin doesn't offer things like In-Home streaming etc..

edqe1246d ago

Nice discount. Origin has worked fine for me but unfortunately EA doesn't publish types of games I like. Origin uses Qt so points to them for that.

Steam does much more than sell games or has just bigger community. Valve is pushing gaming forward. There is no competition for them at the moment.

FreakyFox1246d ago

Anyone with half of a brain cell would use Origin and Steam to get the best of both worlds.

Somting has changed with Origin just recent with better deals and its good.

Steam is of course awsome, but comparing them when you can have them both is just silly, i mean its not like you have to go out and buy a diffent PC like you have to do with consoles.

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