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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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EA's Origin Humble Bundle brings $1.65 million to American Cancer Society

Remember EA's Humble Origin Bundle and how the publisher vowed to donate its share of the proceeds to charity? EA COO Peter Moore tweeted the above picture this week of himself presenting a $1.65 million cut of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The Origin Bundle's launch followed...

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Battlefield 4 'one-hit kill' bug on PC to be squashed next week

In the PC version of Battlefield 4, there's a bug where damage from a single bullet is applied multiple times – essentially a "one-hit kill" glitch. DICE is aware of the issue and hopes to resolve it in an upcoming patch planned for the week of December 2. The patch will also fix an issue...

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Battlefield 4 PC servers hit by DDOS, while crashes plague PS4 version

This past weekend was a rough one for Battlefield 4, with DDoS attacks hitting the PC game and myriad crashes infesting the newly-launched PS4 version. Over the past few days, it has been nigh-impossible to connect to servers in the PC iteration of Battlefield 4 thanks to an unnamed group...

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Moore: Not every EA game will require online connection

Last week at Gamescom, Peter Moore made some statements to the effect that EA no longer ships offline games, but products that are enmeshed in online and social functionality. In a missive on the EA blog today, Moore added clarity to those statements, saying EA's approach does not mean all its...

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Command & Conquer's live service designed for 10-year support plan

Victory Games believes it has the tech in place to support Command & Conquer for ten years, according to an interview with VideoGamer. Command & Conquer is being developed as a live service and will be both free-to-play and require an Internet connection. "We built this Command &...

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