EA celebrates Origin anniversary with free games

No matter how much you hate Origin, everyone loves free stuff, right? In celebration of Origin's first anniversary, EA is letting players choose one of three games to download for free: Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and Spore. All oldies, but goodies.

One of our writers received an email announcing the giveaway earlier today (above), and since some people are reporting that the emails are going into their spam folders, keep your eyes peeled if you have an Origin account. We're not sure what kind of requirements there are, or who's getting a free game, so don't blame us if you're not invited.  And if for whatever reason you're not included, check out some of the other deals EA is offering to celebrate the anniversary.

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This made me use Origin, which is obviously their goal. I got BF:BC2 for free (so yay!) and I also realized how much more usable Origin is than Steam (and it looks prettier!). But all of my games and friends are on Steam, so it's probably too late EA.

EA India is having this offer: Pre-order any game and get second game for Rs. 100 ($1.8)

The new Need For Speed Most Wanted pre-order is for Rs. 1299 ($23) only. Done!! Ordered!!!

http://i.imgur.com/FY7da.png

Almost all games in India are at half price than US or UK. F*****g love you EA.

MightyJordan said,
Two things to add to the article: the codes expire on June 23rd at 10pm PDT, and it's US and Canada only. F***ing EA.

This.

MightyJordan said,
Two things to add to the article: the codes expire on June 23rd at 10pm PDT, and it's US and Canada only. F***ing EA.

*sigh*

MightyJordan said,
Two things to add to the article: the codes expire on June 23rd at 10pm PDT, and it's US and Canada only. F***ing EA.

Why are these types of things restricted to the US and Canada? If you have customers, especially in a digital environment like this, why does it matter if you are in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, or anywhere in between?

compl3x said,
Why are these types of things restricted to the US and Canada? If you have customers, especially in a digital environment like this, why does it matter if you are in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, or anywhere in between?

Didn't they just have a sale for those in the UK?

Also, US citizen here. I didn't get squat. S'okay though I guess, already have 2/3 of those games anyway.

Nytek said,
Can you guys tell us what was in the Subject line of the email?

'Get a game on us during Origin anniversary celebration.' Also might want to check MightyJordan's comment, if you're outside North America

If it went into my spam folder, I've probably already deleted it oh well, no big deal. I got Kingdoms of Amalur for 50% off during their anniversary sale recently so I'm happy