Massive Sale on Origin, 50% off just about everything

Origin

By on August 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

And finally, in non-Gamescom-related news, Origin is having a massive sale! Just about everything in the Origin store is 50% off, even the big names like Mass Effect 3, The Sims, Battlefield 3 and Shogun 2. So it is a pretty big sale. A pretty big, Australian sale, it seems — funnily, it looks as though it hasn’t just been allowed into the Australian store, but is in fact limited to the Australian store. So that’s weird.

In any case, check it out here and maybe buy some stuff?

Source: Kotaku

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Coz we all buy from steam haha.

 

Wasn’t someone at EA quoted during the steam sales as saying something about sales cheapening intellectual property?

 

Apparently Origin sales don’t cheapen IP like Steam sales do… <_<

 
Village idiot

Sales cheapen IP apparently…

 

I love that they announced how Steam sales cheapen IP, and put their games for sale on Steam .. picked up some bargains, playing MW1 and MW2 thanks to that :)

Anything of worth on sale there?

 
Village idiot

lol, yep… Looks like everyone is thinking the same thing.

 
Deserteagle1266

well yeah i remember that :)

maybe its because when its just about summer, we all know its gunna be steam sale (winter whtevs :P )

maybe random ones does it better? or that its all ea games it doesnt matter?

just saying haha

 

50% off? sounds like cheapened IP to me.

*steers well clear*

;) :P

 

EXCLUDES STAR WARS® THE OLD REPUBLIC™, THE SECRET WORLD, THE SIMS™ 3 KATY PERRY SWEET TREATS,THE SIMS 3 SHOWTIME KATY PERRY COLLECTOR’S EDITION, BATTLEFIELD™ 3 PREMIUM, KINGDOMS OF AMALUR AND BATTLEFIELD 3 PLDCS, PRE-ORDERS, VALVE GAMES, VIRTUAL CURRENCY, GAME TIME CODES AND SELECT PARTNER TITLES DISTRIBUTED BY ORIGIN.

Valve games. Is EA not telling us something?

 

Love how the first quote everyone mentions is “Sales cheapen IP”

palzer0,

Unfortunately, EA still publish some Valve games for retail distribution. Ironic that they refuse to let Valve sell their content, yet are willing to sell off Valve content…

 

spkypwnsuall,

If it was up to EA they would have their games on Steam, It’s Valve that is blocking them because of changes to the TOS and how DLC is handled (Since the DLC is only available for purchase through Origin then the game can’t be on Steam. The DLC has to be available through steam, but doesn’t have to be exclusive to Steam).

 

Yay Origin games now are the same price as US prices………………………………….

 
Village idiot

palzer0,

Im devastated that KATY PERRY COLLECTOR’S EDITION isn’t on sale.

 

I’d buy something at full price, but it’s no longer intellectually worth my time.

 

meji:
50% off? sounds like cheapened IP to me.

*steers well clear*

;) :P

Yep, refusing to buy from. Ain’t no way I’m letting this IP cheapen itself. Has nothing to do with buying matchbox cars instead of games this month either.

 

Well played, EA.
Well played.

Or rather, poorly.

 

No Medal of Honour warfighter for 50%, shame. I certainly am not paying $80-90 for it, not unexpected though considering it hasnt even been released, just wished it wasn’t such a ripoff to begin with.

 

wyld:
I love that they announced how Steam sales cheapen IP, and put their games for sale on Steam .. picked up some bargains, playing MW1 and MW2 thanks to that :)

Anything of worth on sale there?

Grab a controller (either PS3 or Xbox) connect it to your computer and then buy Warp for $4.99. Check out some trailers because nothing can prepare you for the supermassive fun that is being encouraged to warp a barrel inside a human and the lovely explosion that happens seconds later. Game is an isometric platformer and is lots of fun. The only drawback is you need a controller otherwise it plays like a racing game on your keyboard (so, not worth it at all). If you have a PS3 controller than you can use that with a couple of custom drivers.

Buy it already…

 

spkypwnsuall:
Love how the first quote everyone mentions is “Sales cheapen IP”

palzer0,

Unfortunately, EA still publish some Valve games for retail distribution. Ironic that they refuse to let Valve sell their content, yet are willing to sell off Valve content…

EA is the developer of some Valve content as well as a publisher in a few instances so there is that…

 
TheOriginalDaniel

pinothyj,

Actually Valve do allow purchase of in game DLC that isn’t available through Steam from what i remember Valve contacted EA and Bioware asking if they could look into a way of allowing Steam users to purchase DLC via Steam rather than the cerberus network for ME2, There also was an issue with Dragon Age 2, I remember Mass Effect 2 was removed from Steam temporarily then later went back up, But ME3 cannot be purchased via Steam and Dragon Age 2 was removed from Steam not long after it was put up.

Look at the stacks of DLC for ME1-3 and DA2:
http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Downloadable_Content
http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Downloadable_content_%28Dragon_Age_II%29

But yeah it seemed like that whole thing was a weird back and forth between Valve and EA who knows who requested/demanded what It’s just another one of those weird big company’s yelling behind closed doors situations where the public only hears muffled information and never gets the full story.

 
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