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EA Sports FIFA World plays footsie with PC in open beta

EA Sports has kicked off the open beta of EA Sports FIFA World, the publisher's free-to-play soccer game for PC. The PC version of the popular sports brand went through four closed beta phases and one limited open beta before launching globally. The game includes familiar Seasons and Ultimate...

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Free peas, sweet: Plants vs. Zombies is latest Origin freebie

You can return to your roots by grabbing Plants vs. Zombies: Complete Edition for free on Windows PC and Mac, now that it's Origin's new On the House game. The EA portal's free-for-all program started back in March with Dead Space, and now the original lawn of the dead is free to download and keep....

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare digs its roots into PC June 24

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the third-person multiplayer shooter from the green-thumbed developers at PopCap, will arrive on PC on June 24. The game launched on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in February and received additional downloadable content packs since, such as Zomboss Down and Garden...

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EA working to shift older Battlefield games from GameSpy to Origin

Following word that the GameSpy online matchmaking service will cease to be after May 31, EA has revealed plans to move its GameSpy games to the publisher's own online service, Origin. When asked specifically about the fate of online shooters Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield: Bad...

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Origin to cease sales of physical games on April 4

Those of you buying physical games through Origin will soon have to embrace digital distribution or scope out another store - Origin will cease its offering of disc-based games on April 4, when it transitions to serving solely as a digital license storefront for PC and Mac. If you're still set...

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Dead Space is the first freebie in Origin's new On the House program

Origin is following the leads of PlayStation Plus and Games with Gold by offering selected free games across limited times - the difference is you don't pay to be an Origin member. It's unclear how often Origin's new On the House program is going to trot out its freebies, but for starters members...

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Early Titanfall players won't be banned; preload now available on Origin

Those fortunate enough to score a pre-release copy of Titanfall can enjoy the game without fear of retaliation from Microsoft or developer Respawn Entertainment. This unexpectedly permissive news comes courtesy of no less a source than Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella. "About playing early: We...

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Rumor: Battlefield 4 Second Assault rolls out next week

The second DLC pack for the beleaguered Battlefield 4 may be released on February 18, assuming you trust a screenshot captured in a German-language version of EA's digital distribution service, Origin. Here's the admittedly tenuous situation: A Reddit user under the handle "OurRobOrRos" recently...

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Save on Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Need for Speed in Origin End of Year Sale

Origin has kicked off its End of Year Sale, chipping away at prices on some of Electronic Arts' biggest PC games. You can grab Battlefield 4 for $42, Need for Speed: Rivals for $35, SimCity for $24, FIFA 14 for $28 and Dead Space 3 for $18. If you don't need your games to be quite as fresh, you'll...

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Battlefield 4 PC update eliminates kill trading

A new update for the PC version of Battlefield 4 is currently available for download. Arguably the biggest improvement is the elimination of "kill trading." Before, when two players both seemingly fired at each other at the same time, both would drop dead in unison. EA has now adjusted the...

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