GamerDeals.net: "The EA Origin Store is back again with $4.99 PC Download games this weekend! Full list of titles for $4.99 include:"
The game that ruined C&C aint worth wiping my ass with.
Wait, you're talking about C&C general here? Because that's when the downhill trend started
Generals lol. Be arsed with that game.
sorry I don't want to have the hassle of steam and origin both at once so I think I'll stick with steam, considering all my shit is already on it
hassle? If u cant open up 2 seperate programs then im ashamed of you!
.. and for Australians, the sale items are at full price as usual. and the non-sale items are such a rip-off on Origin. Medal of Honor - $80. Crysis 2 - $80 Dead Space 2 - $80 Bulletstorm $80
That's because you're missing a chunk of your ozone layer, bub. Fix that and then we'll talk.
look like Australians make the big bucs now
The average Australian Income is higher then the U.S. and Canada, so thats why the prices are higher. Even something like a McChicken Meal at McDonalds, when I was in Australia five years ago was around $7.50 AUS, but in Canada its around $5.50 and in the US its usually cheaper than that. The fact that Australians make more money never factors into the complaining they do. You get paid based on the cost of living in your country. When I was in Queensland Australia I think minimum wage was around $10/hr, and that was 5 years ago, today here in British Columbia, Canada its $8.00/hr.
Nice piece of contradictory hypocrisy there! You complain that australians don't factor in how much they make but at the same time you don't factor in the value difference between the autralian dollar and the canadian dollar. Has it ever occurred to you that maybe the australian dollar is worth less than that of the american/canadian dollar? Btw im from england, where the minimum wage is higher than that of canada, australia and america so this doesn't bother me in the slightest.
You bring up a good point, first I don't see what is contradictory about what I said, everything I said is a fact, the more expensive things are in your country, the higher the cost of living is, the more you have to make to be able to live in that country, and the currency of the country does play a role in that. Back when I went to Australia 5 years ago, the Australian Dollar was worth around 82 cents Canadian, today the Australian Dollar, American Dollar and the Canadian Dollar are roughly equal in Value. Although even though the Canadian dollar is equal to that of the USA, prices have been very slow to match that of the USA in terms of food pricing and even video games. Call of Duty games usually go for $69.99 when they are first released, whereas CoD goes for $59.99 in the USA. The value of the Australian dollar being worth less than the Canadian and American dollars up until the last couple years, means that goods would have cost more due to their lower dollar, and so prices were higher and they have been paid according to what it costs to live there. Also because Australia is isolated, they pay more to have goods shipped into the country, but again they are paid according to the cost of living. So when this guy comes in here complaining that games in Australia cost $80, the average personal middle class income is somewhere in the area of $70,000 per year, whereas in Canada it is roughly $50,000 per year, and in the US its slightly less. I don't know much about England, so I can't speak to that.
... minimum wage is $10.25 in Ontario. I'm a happy camper. =)
uk its £19.99 for bad company 2.
EA's first and last sale
Any company steam or EA who offer us deals can't surely be bad can it? Will the hypocrisy ever end on this site? *sigh* We all benefit on better prices!
People need to suck it up, Coke and Pepsi, NVIDIA and ATI, and Steam and Origin. Whats wrong with Origin around, if anything it will only make Steam push out better deals to make them look silly.
People confuse Origin with a platform, like Steam. It's merely a shopping browser that contains a sale for games. You download it, open it, buy a game, close it, play the game. They just ruined BF3 on PC for DICE though, sales that is. Well done EA :)
Except EA is being a jackass about it and making games exclusive to their crappy platform and charging full CONSOLE price for it and they get all the profits to themselves.(Not that it's a bad thing for the developers but for us consumers is another story) So like I said, screw EA they can shove their "Origin" up their asses.
Agreed. I still have to go to actual stores to buy my games and sometimes I have to hunt around to find one in stock. People are complaining why? Because they have to download the game from a different source? @Chocoboh Good. PC gamers get the "real" Battlefield game so pay the "real" price. The only travesty here is that console gamers pay the same price for a gimped game.
problem with Origin is I doubt I'll find THQ or Ubisoft sales on it. We all know Activision titles will never ever be on Origin. So it's not really a true competitor to steam. Origin can be successful this year but after bf3 it becomes irrelevant.
Goes and buys BF2 Complete Collection *IS HAPPY* Fills in all information Clicks Payment method Paypal "The item you are purchasing is not eligible for purchase using PayPal. We apologize for the inconvenience. (Battlefield 2™: Complete Collection)" *WTF?!?!>:[* Steam is better.
Got crysis 2 on sale for 24.99 yesterday from direct 2 drive,funny how they have it way cheaper than the ea store.
What's even funnier is the way the store is messed up. Have a look here: http://www.ea.com/crysis-2/... They have it available for download for $59.99 but why do they need the words "In Stock" right next to the price for a downloadable game? It's not like they'll run out of copies to sell to people! EA Games keep disappearing off Steam as well. Dragon Age 2 on Steam? GONE!
Why aren't they selling Sims 2, just the regular version? I always wanted to play it.
Ya I noticed that they have all the expansions but not the original.
NOT bad at all. Good start. If they do this once a month it would be cool but who am i kidding.
Finally, EA does what it should have done from the start. Good going, here's to the start of a good rivalry between Steam and Origin. I'm not taking sides--I'll buy from both so long as they're both secure and give me good deals.
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