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September 17

Origin.com Freebie: Bejeweled 3 Free Download (PC/ Mac)

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Origin.com Freebie: Bejeweled 3 Free Download (PC/ Mac)

Hi, my name is Margarita and I used to be a Bejeweled addict and now, much to my horror, Origin is offering Bejeweled 3 absolutely free for PC or Mac download. Its usual price is of $4.99, so it’s definitely worth a download for those days of boredom… or even snowstorm days up ahead. To get it, just click on the link below and then select “on the house” from the “free games” menu.

First of all, if you’re not already registered for Origin, you’re going to get an account first but it only takes a minute tops and is absolutely free as well. Plus, by signing up now, you won’t have to worry about creating an account the next time we tell you about an awesome freebie at Origin.

Once you have registered for an account, you’re also going to need Origin to download this game, but once again, it’s free and takes yet another minute (unless you’re one of lucky ones with 200 Mbps internet, then it might take you less than 10 seconds for the whole process Origin.com Freebie: Bejeweled 3 Free Download (PC/ Mac) ).

Having recently switched computer, I had to re-download Origin to check out this offer for myself and I discovered that for those of you who already have it downloaded, can also get this freebie directly through their program as well. Simply select the “on the house” option from the “free games” category in the main menu. It only requires 246 MB.

Once you launch the game, a lovely gruff voice welcomes you to Bejeweled 3 and that’s when the fun commences. You are given the choice between four levels: classic. zen, lightning or quest. Given that I’m rather rusty as I haven’t played in a couple of years, I chose the quest and let’s just say that it didn’t take very long for me to hear the dreaded two words: “game over” as my butterflies were eaten by the spiders. Just that detail alone goes to show how much this game has changed as there certainly weren’t any quests when I played it! It’s great fun though and an amazing time killer, so I definitely recommend it, especially for all of you students out there with boring professors. Origin.com Freebie: Bejeweled 3 Free Download (PC/ Mac)

Lastly, keep in mind that once this deal expires towards the end of the month of October, you can check out other “on the house” offers from Origin as every so often, full versions of a select games are released at absolutely no cost but the catch is that they can also end the deal at any moment, so be sure to download it right away.

(Expiry: 28th October 2014)

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August 9

Origin.com: Free PC/Mac Download Of Wing Commander 3: Heart Of The Tiger (Was $4.99)

Posted by on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Origin.com: Free PC/Mac Download Of Wing Commander 3: Heart Of The Tiger (Was $4.99)

Looking for a way to pass the time?  If you’re a gamer, you’ll love this offer from Origin.com. Get a free PC/Mac download of Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger.

Origin.com is a digital gaming service that is free to join and quick to install.  Origin downloads are super-fast, as their number one priority is making sure you get your games as rapidly as possible.

They have a whole plethora of games available for sale, including their On The House section which offers one title for free! These aren’t trials or demos; they are full versions of the actual game for free. This is a great way to get started with Origin.com and to make sure you like it.  Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger (regularly $4.99) is a total blast from the past and will appeal to gamers who like a great story along with lots and lots of fight action. As a freebie, it’s a great game that will be a great way to fill some time on a rainy day.  My boyfriend and I have a few old school games that we play all the time and we will add this to our collection.  It’s a great activity for us to enjoy together to unwind a little at the end of a long day.

There are other free ways to play at Origin.com as well.  Margarita posted a few days ago about a feature called Game Time that lets you test drive a game totally free. At the moment, Game Time is on Battlefield 4, giving you a full week of play absolutely free.  There are also less popular games available to play for free, as well as demos & betas.  Just click on the “FREE GAMES” tab to see all the options for free gaming.

Worried about glitches, or just worried you won’t love a game?  The Origin Great Game Guarantee makes sure that you love it or can return it if you don’t.  Gamers are eligible for a full refund within 24 hours of downloading a game if it doesn’t rock like you hoped.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to first download the Origin game client as well as create an Origin account to redeem this offer.

(Expiry: 2nd September 2014)

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August 7

Origin.com Freebie: Try Battlefield 4 Free For 1 Full Week!

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Origin.com Freebie: Try Battlefield 4 Free For 1 Full Week!

Origin Game Time is back and this time it’s better and bigger! Last time, gamers were given access to the full version of Titanfall free for two days (48 hours) but this time, Battlefield 4 can be yours to play for free for an entire week, which as Origin so convincingly put it, that’s 168 hours of non-stop gaming! Keep in mind that it’s the PC version of the game.

Free is always awesome but the fact that you can play Battlefield 4 for a whole week is even better, especially since if after your 168 hours are up, you decide to purchase the game, then you won’t lose any progress that you have made thus far. The game is currently on sale for $26.39 (reg. $39.99) but there is no word on whether or not the price will stay the same in a week.

Battlefield 4 is essentially a first-person shooter game and although it was initially filled with countless bugs and glitches upon its release in January 2014, the game has since been fixed with numerous patches and in fact, here’s a review I found on Amazon about it:

Graphics are amazing. Multiplayer is what it’s all about. Campaign pretty much teaches you all weapons and vehicles so don’t expect much more than that but there are parts that made me say to myself “Wow, That’s Awesome”.

To get the game, you’re going to need an Origin account, which is free to have. Simply sign up, confirm your e-mail and that’s it! Then, add the game to your game library and wait for it to download. This will depend on your internet speed but if you have time, then be sure to leave a comment to let us know that you’re getting the game! The great part is that you also don’t need to worry about losing any game time while you wait for the game to download as your time won’t start until the time that you launch the game.

Plus, if you don’t see yourself playing it in the upcoming days, then you can wait until the very last day as you will still get a full week to play the game. Just maybe don’t wait until the very last minute!

Have you ever played Battlefield 4 or any of the previous instalments? What did you think?

(Image Credit: BagoGames)

(Expiry: 14th August 2014 @ 10am PST)

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July 23

Origin Coupon Code: Get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection For Free!

Posted by on July 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Origin Coupon Code: Get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection For Free!

Hate the new Sims? Then play the older one for free! Until the end of the month, Origin is offering The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free. Keep reading to find out how to download it. The Ultimate Collection includes the game itself along with all of the expansion packs that have ever been released.

Click here to get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection @ Origin.com now

  • Coupon Code: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS
  • Discount: get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free
  • Expiry: 31st July 2014

Originally released in 2000, the first edition of the game became a world-wide success and has even won five Guinness World Records, most notably the one for “Best Selling PC Game of All Time”. The Sims 2 followed in its footsteps in 2004 and unlike its predecessor, features a 3D world instead of one that most closely resembles a 2D projection. In fact, The Sims 4 is being released on September 2nd 2014 and can currently be pre-ordered either for $69.99 for the deluxe edition or $59.99 for the limited edition.

I have to admit that I have never actually played any of the Sims games but given their immense popularity and Origin’s current freebie, I’m definitely tempted to at least give it a try!

How To Get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection For Free:

Let me start off by clarifying that you won’t find this version of The Sims on Origin’s website. To get the game, you need to first have an account with Origin. If you don’t already have one, it’s free to create here. Once you have your account created and confirmed, download the Origin program for either PC or Mac and long into your Origin account.

Click on the tab labelled “Games” and enter the Origin coupon code above into the “Redeem Product Code” field. If you would prefer to avoid downloading their program, then you can also redeem this code by logging into your account on their site and entering the code on the code redemption page. For more information on how to redeem this code, you can also check out EA’s help section.

What if you already have The Sims 2?

As it turns out, EA’s Origin is offering this oldie for free because they are terminating all support for the game. If you already have The Sims 2, then you will be happy to know that you can also update for free to the Ultimate Collection edition by logging into your Origin account.

(Image Credit: Adriana Batista)

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June 21

Origin.com Freebie: Try Titanfall For 48h For Free With Game Time

Posted by on June 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Origin.com Freebie: Try Titanfall For 48h For Free With Game Time

Origin has launched a brand new featured called Game Time. With it, you can try full-version PC games for 48h for absolutely free and right now, the game you can try is Titantfall!

Every time a new game is released, I wonder to myself: “is it worth it?” because paying $60-$70 for each new game isn’t the friendliest option on a tight budget but Origin’s Game Time is definitely a solution that I’m excited to try. Although you have until Sunday night to take advantage of this neat feature to try Titanfall for free, once you start playing, then you will have exactly 48 hours of game time to try the game and it’s not the demo version either! For 48 hours, you are given full access to the game’s every nook and cranny through its full version. Although you won’t necessarily get far in 48 hours as this includes the time spent off the game (48 hours in real time and not just game time), the great part about it is that once your game time has expired, then your progress will be saved in case you decide to purchase the game.

Although I’m a gamer at heart, I have never particularly understood first person shooter games. Going around and shooting things just isn’t my thing (I have tried my hand at Call of Duty multiple times and have failed miserably), but for those who it is, Titanfall is definitely a good game to try, especially since it has garnered a slew of positive reviews from the online community. GameSpot, for instance, has rated it an incredible 9 out of 10 with one member having the following to say about it:

But the game overall is a blast to play. It’s fast and moves like no other FPS out there, almost forcing you to climb vertically if you want to survive. Half the fun comes from the speed of the game. Much of it also comes from not only piloting a Titan, but from taking on Titans as a ground troop. It packs a certain amount of tension and makes for an excellent time. Taking down a Titan while on foot is exhilarating and there’s little like it in the FPS market.

This game has even won a whopping number of 60 awards at its E3 unveilment in 2013! It’s also currently on sale for 40% off at just $47.99 (reg. $79.99).

What do you think of Origin’s Game Time? Are you excited to try it out with Titanfall?

(Expiry: 22nd June 2014)

(Image Credit: BagoGames)

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June 18

Free PC/Mac Download of Peggle (was $4.99) from Origin.com

Posted by on June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Free PC/Mac Download of Peggle (was $4.99) from Origin.com

Who wants a great freebie?  Right now you can get a great one from Origin.com with no purchase necessary. Get a free download of the game Peggle for your Mac or PC. Just search for the game using the search bar to find it.

Personally I have never heard of this game but even if it’s not then best game you have ever played, its totally free so who cares really!  Peggle did however win a dozen of awards and msnbc.com calls it one of the “Top 5 most addictive video games of all time!” so it is definitley worth the free download.

This game is a blend between skill and luck and it has 55 different levels to keep you interested. You can play against friends or you can play against the computer.  It also has 10 different powers, 75 Grand Master challenges and some amazing art work in it.

This puzzle game is normally priced at $4.99 so not a bad little freebie to get. Even though I don’t often play games on my computer, I do get these deals for down times (not that I have many being a mom Free PC/Mac Download of Peggle (was $4.99) from Origin.com ) I travel sometimes and bring my computer and having some games to pass the time is perfect.

To be able to get this freebie, you will need to first download the Origin game client as well as create an Origin account to redeem this offer. It is free to do this so there is no cosst to you.  It is a good thing to do anyways because Origin does come out with these freebies from time to time.

(Expiry: 5th August 2014)

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June 10

Origin Player Appreciation Sale: 50% Off Battlefield 4 (+ Up To 70% Off Over 200 Titles)

Posted by on June 10, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Origin Player Appreciation Sale: 50% Off Battlefield 4 (+ Up To 70% Off Over 200 Titles)

Let the gaming begin! Origin is showing its appreciation for all of their customers with up to 70% off over 200 PC games like Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Mass Effect 3, The Sims 3 etc.

Although Battlefield 4 came out over half  a year ago, it has remained on top of most “best games” lists for its graphics and overall gameplay. It’s essentially a first-person shooter that can be played either solo or with other people online. As the twelfth instalment of the popular Battlefield franchise, the goal of the game in single player mode is to fight, shoot and demolish your way through the various assignments.

Previous versions of Battlefield are also available at a discount such as: Battlefield 3 for $5.99 (reg. $19.99), Battlefield 4: China Rising Expansion for $10.49 (reg. $14.99) and a couple of others.

Mass Effect 3 is also another one of those insanely popular and highly praised games that is worth trying, especially since it’s 70% off and can be had for just $5.99 instead of $19.99. Playable in a variety of modes, this shooter game focuses on the intergalactic adventures of Commander Shepard. This game even won Best RPG (roleplaying game) of 2012!

But if Battlefield and Mass Effect aren’t quite your cup of tea, then maybe The Sims is and in fact, a couple versions of that game are also available at a discount. Although I have never played this game myself, I have nevertheless heard a lot about it, as I’m sure all of you Moosers have as well and it would seem that it’s the kind of game that you simply can’t put down — much like Candy Crush! Origin Player Appreciation Sale: 50% Off Battlefield 4 (+ Up To 70% Off Over 200 Titles)

For all the racing lovers (myself included Origin Player Appreciation Sale: 50% Off Battlefield 4 (+ Up To 70% Off Over 200 Titles) ), there are plenty of versions of the Need For Speed available at a reduced price as well. You could for instance get Need For Speed Undercover for just $2.99 (reg. $9.99), which comes up to a whopping 70% discount! Make sure to also grab Need For Speed World as it’s absolutely free for download.

(Expiry: 15th June 2014)

(Image Credit: Eric Griffin)

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May 29

Origin Canada FREEBIE: Get the Battlefield 3 Game (Was $19.99) for FREE!

Posted by on May 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Origin Canada FREEBIE: Get the Battlefield 3 Game (Was $19.99) for FREE!

There is a great freebie for all the gamers and action seekers out there.  Origin Canada has a great freebie right now that is worth a whopping $19.99. Get the standard edition of Battlefield 3 absolutely free for download.

Origin offers all sorts of PC games for you to download and the prices vary from game to game.  Battlefield 3 is regularly priced at $19.99 to download for your PC but for just a few short days, you can download it absolutely free.

Battlefield 3 is rated M for mature because of the strong language and intense violence is shows. It has 20 new maps, 20 new weapons, 10 new vehicles and 4 new game modes with the newest version of this game. The graphics are also better in the newer version making it a great game to play.

To download it, you must have an Origin account.  They are totally free so if you have yet to start one, you can make a free one and use Battlefield 3 as your first download.

They actually have a few different games offered for free this week but this one really stood out because the regular cost of it would be $19.99.  That is a lot of money to save on a great game. If you want to see the entire list of On The House Games, just check them out on the site.

(Expiry: 3rd June 2014)

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February 20

EA Origin: 50% Off Battlefield 4 + Savings on Other Battlefield Games

Posted by on February 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

EA Origin: 50% Off Battlefield 4 + Savings on Other Battlefield Games

Get Battlefield 4, the hottest of the new hotness for only $29.99 from EA Origin!

This really is the hottest FPS out there right now. CoD: Ghosts is trying but in my professional opinion, it can’t compete. Which is why EA selling Battlefield 4 at such a deep discount is so awesome. It’s not like this game isn’t already selling a ton of copies!

There are actually three versions of the game on sale. Well, two really. I’ll explain after the jump.

The reason I say BF4 + Premium isn’t really on sale is because you’re still paying $50 for premium and $30.28 for the game so it’s basically the same as buying the game on sale then getting premium. This is, of course, a PC digital download so there is no shipping and even better, no waiting!

(Expires: 28th February 2014)

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February 16

EA Origin Coupon Code: Get 50% Off

Posted by on February 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

EA Origin Coupon Code: Get 50% Off

EA Origin loves you and is giving you 50% off just to prove it!

Click here to shop @ Origin.com

  • Coupon Code: LOVE
  • Discount: 50% Off
  • Expiry: 17th February 2014

Valentine’s Day is over but you can still show someone you love them by picking them up a video game. You can love your wallet by getting it for 50% off! You don’t often see storewide sales like this with Origin and when you do, you rarely see them for this much off. Unfortunately it doesn’t apply to everything in the store. I don’t really know which ones though. It applied to Battlefield 4, which is fairly new and selling like nuts. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, however, isn’t covered by this coupon code. Not sure why.

But it isn’t just BF4 and AC4, it’s games like Plants Vs. Zombie, Peggle, Feeding Frenzy 2, Monopoly and Bejeweled 3. All those casual games you play on your phone can be enjoyed on your PC (and sometimes Mac) as well when you get them through EA Origin. There are tons of great older games that you can pick up as well. All the Sim City games, Dead Space, The Walking Dead, The Sims 3 and all it’s expansions.

A lot of people don’t like EA because they’ve bought up a lot of the big game studios but when it comes to sales like this it’s nice that companies like Maxis have been subsumed in to EA.

All the games are Digital Downloads so you don’t have to worry about shipping.

Check out all out EA Origin Coupon Codes!

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February 5

EA Origin: The Sims 10th Anniversary Sale – FREE Town Stuff Pack + Up to 75% off The Sims 3 Games

Posted by on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

EA Origin: The Sims 10th Anniversary Sale   FREE Town Stuff Pack + Up to 75% off The Sims 3 Games

EA made my wife happy with free expansion and 50% off The Sims 3 games and expansions on Origin!

Seriously. My wife was having kind of a crappy day until I noticed this. I grabbed her laptop and got the free Town Life Stuff pack. It hasn’t showed up yet since it apparently takes them 72 hours to transfer the bits from their servers to my wife’s computer but it’s free so I can’t complain right? So to brighten her day a bit more, she is going to pick up another expansion for 50% off. Not sure which one yet but she has a lot to pick from.  They aren’t all 50% off but almost all of them are. You can pretty much pick any expansion/stuff pack.

And if you haven’t picked up The Sims 3 yet, get out of my house. Or pickup The Sims 3 for 75% off! It’s only $4.99. Normally it’s $19.99 so you’re saving $15. Of course the main game is cheap so you’ll pick up an expansion too.

It’s kind of crazy that The Sims has been around for 10 years. It just seems like so long ago. 10 years. Makes me feel old. I remember picking up The Sims when it first came out. I had loved SimCity for years so a lower level version of that was very intriguing. I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it. For whatever reason it seems to appeal heavily to the women in my life. My wife and her sister both love and play it . My Mom even played it for a bit. I always liked building the houses and getting the stuff but not so much the simulated life stuff.

This is a PC or Mac Digital Download so you don’t pay shipping. The free game can take up to 72 hours to show up so keep refreshing!

(Expires: 11th February 2014)

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December 12

EA Origin: Up to 50% off The Sims games and Discounts on Other Games

Posted by on December 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

EA Origin: Up to 50% off The Sims games and Discounts on Other Games

Celebrate Simsmas with up to 50% off The Sims 3 and its various expansions!

This sale is timed perfectly for me. My wife loves The Sims and I am a bit behind on Christmas shopping. So maybe we’ll make an expansion pack or two an early Christmas gift. I’m going to guess that my wife isn’t alone in loving The Sims 3, and that I’m not the only person who is a little behind on gift giving for said wife. I made the mistake of telling my wife about the sale so if I buy an expansion for her she’s going to know and is going to want to play it. I should have shut up, bought the expansions and the downloaded and installed it after she went to sleep on Christmas Eve. Oh well.

The best deals here are The Sims 3 plus expansion packs. For example, The Sims 3 plus Island Paradise. It’s normally $39.99 but at 50% off you get it for only $19.99. That gives you The Sims 3 and the expansion. If you were to buy them separately with this sale they would cost you $24.99. If you already own The Sims 3 of course buying the expansions on their own make the most sense. They are anywhere from $9.99 to $14.99 depending on how new they are.

No shipping as these are digital downloads. No need to check the mail on Christmas Eve looking for a gift!

(Expires: 15th December 2013)

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June 14

EA Origin: Only $5 for Battlefield 3 (PC)

Posted by on June 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM

EA Origin: Only $5 for Battlefield 3 (PC)

You, the consumer, voted and told EA that you wanted Battlefield 3 for only $5 so you got it!

Battlefield 4 is coming out in a few months and you had better be ready. The pros are gonna be out in force for this one and you don’t wanna get pwnd like a n00b right out of the gate, right? The best way to do this is pick up Battlefield 3. BOOM! HEADSHOT!

I’ve noticed a lot of game companies doing this as of late. A few months before a big new game comes out they release the previous game for super cheap. It’s a great tactic because it gives you a little time to get in to it so when the new one comes out, you immediately need to go pick it up. Now in this case EA let people vote on which game they wanted to see on sale so it may not have been a pre-emptive sale but you never know, right?

Regardless of the reason, you’re getting a $19.99 game for $5! You’re saving $15. There is, of course, no shipping as this is a digital download PC game,

What upcoming sequel game are you excited for? Do you have the previous game in the series? If you don’t, would you grab it for $5 or just wait for the new one? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: 19th June 2013)

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December 24

Origin by EA Boxing Day Sale: Over 100 Games 50% Off

Posted by on December 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Origin by EA Boxing Day Sale: Over 100 Games 50% Off

Get select games 50% off at Origin by EA’s Boxing Day Sale, now on!

Origin by EA has some great games for PC, XBox 360, Wii, PS3 and more. Some are downloadable if you are in need of a last-minute gift idea at a great price. Some of the top sellers that are 50% off are:

Shipping is free on downloadable games. For more Boxing Day deals, head on over to our Bargainmoose Boxing Day dashboard!

Expiry: 3rd January 2013

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March 12

Origin Spring Sale: 50% Off Video Games Site-Wide

Posted by on March 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Origin Spring Sale: 50% Off Video Games Site Wide

The EA online store, more commonly known as “Origin,” are having their spring sale! In this sale, they’re offering loads of video games at half price.

The Origin Spring sale offers 50% off site-wide: plenty of opportunities for super video game bargains.

Now, even though these games will ship from the US, you’ve still got the potential to get some super bargains. I did a test order for Battlefield 3 for the Xbox 360 for only $29.99, and Canadian shipping was only $2.50.  But I believe shipping is free if you spend $39 or more.

There are also some titles on PC digital download, so you don’t have to worry about shipping on those at all. For example:

My favourite game of last year was Portal 2, which you can get for $29.99 on Xbox 360 or PS3 (PC Version is not discounted!). I played this game co-op with my partner, and it was really great fun. We did have a few loud arguments during gameplay though, but it was all part of the fun!

What games are you ordering?

(Ends 19th March 2012)

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