New Game Network: "If you want to get your Battlefield 3 for $47, just wait until your birthday comes around and enjoy your coupon from Origin. It has been confirmed that users get a nice birthday present from EA's new online store, Origin.com."
Ima change my birthday :D
id like to see you try. one thing you can never see or change is your birthday on any EA website. not even customer service can tell you as it is your only access to your account if you have lost your details. source: TRUST ME.
what you talking about solid snake? I've got about 5 ea accounts with different bdays :)
I can see 1000 people change their birthdays to the same day- the day before BF3 releases :)
Uh ho....people will take advantage of this...
EA's not that dumb. I'm pretty sure this is only for people who have opted in to EA Store/Origin emails, and have been getting them for over a year. If that wasn't the case, CheapAssGamer would be making hundreds of dummy accounts, and that doesn't happen.
How many days/weeks out from your birthday does EA/Origin send out this email? My birthday is the 24th of this month and I have yet to recieve my discount email.
I had my birthday on July 25th and got a code that day ;-)
happy birthday!! here is a DD platform lacking auto updates, the creature features, and run by EA. well now it isnt so happy now is it
How is that a "deep discount"? That's $3 less than your typical PC release's initial price. $13 less than the overpriced PC games that have received console pricing in recent years.
true enough. But at the same time - it's a way to avoid those overpriced games and get them for a regular price :)
They've been doing this for years...Way before Origin. I don't see this as news. All you have to do is have an account with them...The coupon lasts for a year (till your next birthday).
They problably just want to attract new costumers who didn't know that.
I don't consider these deep discounts but it exeeds what I expected. Coming from EA I thought it would be like $4 off.
Just give me a free 10$ game
I like this, They gave me a 25% voucher for their online store on my birthday and since i have 2 seperate ea accounts i got 2 !!
/careface This isn't going to make me switch over to it. I'm 100% happy to buy the games through retailers and if for whatever reason I wanted to get it as a download, I'd do so through steam or not at all.
The only way id buy anything from Origin is if its dirt cheap. With the prices they charge that coupon code still dont offer much benefit. You would think when the middle man is cut out and EA is selling their own games, the prices would be decent. Not the case here. If you want to give your hard earned money away then give it to charity, not EA's Origin.
The birthday discount codes are RANDOM being sent among the birthday people of that day. Which means not all of them receive one! My birthday was Juli 31st, and read Aug 4th about these codes. I contacted EA support chat 2 times in a row, so 2 different persons. Both said it was random. I eventually could go to Tier 2 support (so it's called) and they gave me a discount code. :)
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