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thanks!! never finished it on Xbox.

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Already own it on steam but thanks for the heads up. Maybe a friend or two might be interested in it.

 

I wonder if the Origin version has fixed some of the issues the steam version has such as the terrible terrible mouse acceleration.

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Thanks! Free is awesome, lol! (Y)

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I found the pc version of DS to be pretty much unbearable. You had the choice of either dealing with ridiculous amounts of screen tearing, or unplayably high amounts of mouse lag if you turn on vsync.

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I found the pc version of DS to be pretty much unbearable. You had the choice of either dealing with ridiculous amounts of screen tearing, or unplayably high amounts of mouse lag if you turn on vsync.

 

The way to fix that is to turn vsync off in game and use your video cards software to enable vsync. It made the game playable at least but there was still a bit of mouse acceleration.

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I reckon the only reason that there giving this away is due to amount of people that already 'own' it from the Origin Humble Bundle a few months ago. :laugh:

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Bought it for $50 pre-order...still haven't played it.

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Nice... I'm not a big fan of the series but its never bad to have the option to pick it up and give it a try :D

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It was a pretty good game.  I kinda stalled halfway through it for a year or three then picked it up again later and finished it.

 

Now I'm about the same wrt Dead Space 3, dunno when I'll go back to it.

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For those who have played all the dead space series - is the first worth playing? I completed Dead Space 3 but that got pretty boring and repetitive about 1/2 way through the game. I could practically predict when the necromorphs would attack, and once I constructed my OP gun ... the game just became a boring chicken shoot in narrow corridors. 

 

Also - the graphics were somewhat shabby. 

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"Free Until May 8 2014"  thats a long time for it to be free isnt it? I'll have to get it tonight. 

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For those who have played all the dead space series - is the first worth playing? I completed Dead Space 3 but that got pretty boring and repetitive about 1/2 way through the game. I could practically predict when the necromorphs would attack, and once I constructed my OP gun ... the game just became a boring chicken shoot in narrow corridors. 

 

Also - the graphics were somewhat shabby. 

 

In my mind the 1st one is the best one as it had the best survival horror atmosphere. Of course it controls like a pig :) Afterwards the franchise kind of became a console shooter. 

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In my mind the 1st one is the best one as it had the best survival horror atmosphere. Of course it controls like a pig :) Afterwards the franchise kind of became a console shooter. 

I might have to give it a shot. Everybody says the first is the best but the 3rd did rather put me off the whole series :(

 

Never hurts to try I suppose. 

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Yeah, the first is definitely the best imo (didn't like the keyboard/mouse controls though, used a 360 controller), the second is quite good too, but the third is boring unless you play co-op. They're probably doing the game for free because most people already have it from last years humble origin bundle :p

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I agree, the first is the scariest; the Ishimura is a really bad starship  :D  But I really recommend the XBox 360 controller to play it on pc. Actually to play a lot of action games on pc the pad is way better than keyboard/mouse combo.

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Just FYI but this is will be a reccuring offer from EA/Origin called 'On The House':
 
 

About 'On the House'

 

Free?! What's the catch?

There's no catch. Grab full games, expansions and more at absolutely no cost. Just make sure to act fast because On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time.

 

You mean a trial or demo, right?

Nope. You

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Why is Origin doing this?

We're gamers, too. We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home ... and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?

 

What a stupid question lol

 

They do this to be sure you open Origin once in a while. You might actually buy a game in the process and they will give games not selling anymore.

 

Nice promo though and this is how you gather interest for a platform. Origin is still lacking as far as community features go they will need to fix this one day or another.

 

Competition is great Ubi might start doing this too which would be awesome. Can't complain about free games even if it is old ones.

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I wonder if the first batch of games they'll put "on the house" will  be the games that were apart of their Humble Bundle last year.

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I wonder if the first batch of games they'll put "on the house" will  be the games that were apart of their Humble Bundle last year.

 

Probably not. They will give old games published by them.

 

Still nice imo. Will give me a reason to open Origin ;)

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What a stupid question lol

 

They do this to be sure you open Origin once in a while. You might actually buy a game in the process and they will give games not selling anymore.

 

Nice promo though and this is how you gather interest for a platform. Origin is still lacking as far as community features go they will need to fix this one day or another.

 

Competition is great Ubi might start doing this too which would be awesome. Can't complain about free games even if it is old ones.

And it's not as though Valve hasn't done this as well (I'm referring specifically to Valve, as opposed to other developers/publishers on Steam).

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And it's not as though Valve hasn't done this as well (I'm referring specifically to Valve, as opposed to other developers/publishers on Steam).

I do not recall Valve ever offering Half Life or Counter Strike for free.

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I do not recall Valve ever offering Half Life or Counter Strike for free.

 

Valve gave Left for Dead 2 for free.

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I do not recall Valve ever offering Half Life or Counter Strike for free.

 

Portal 1 and L4D2 were both given away, while CS:GO has had free weekends.

 

Also worth mentioning is Alien Swarm, Team Fortress 2 switching completely from retail to F2P and Dota 2 launching F2P.

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I do not recall Valve ever offering Half Life or Counter Strike for free.

However, do they not offer Portal for free today?  Is or is not Team Fortress (the original) free?

Quibble, quibble, quibble.

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