EA promoting Origin with free games on Battlefield 3 pre-order

By Julio Franco · 35 replies
Aug 16, 2011
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  1. Update (8/17): IMPORTANT, READ BEFORE BUYING. Several readers have messaged me saying EA/Origin's offer only ran through the first week of August although the email text Ars Technica received for the…

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  2. I don't care if every game purchase comes with naked women and a free hot pizza delivery. Origin is the enemy! I've seen their prices and I know what they're about. Screw with Steam and you screw yourselves out of getting my money, EA!
  3. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

  4. I have no problem with origin, It doesnt really bother me. I just cant wait for bf3 to come out. I mean, did you just see the jet gameplay? It looks amazing!
  5. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    It seems like a good deal. I'll probably be preordering my copy because I think I'm the only person I know that has not played Mass Effect 2.
  6. Naked women and free hot pizza!! I don't know that sounds awfully tempting.
  7. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    ...are the women hot?
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    They're VERY hot, but you need to buy a DLC if you want to experience their carnal talents.
  9. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Eh, I'm at college. Free sex with hot girls isn't a problem. I just figured if it was going to be complimentary, I mean I plan on buying BF3 anyways...
  10. i think you'll find that most modern ea titles are actually cheaper direct from origin compared with steam, steam sales are a different story though. also who cares im gonna buy anyway.
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,674   +989

    That trailer above was just released a few hours ago BTW, good timing on checking their YouTube channel.
  12. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    oh my god, that trailer is ridonkilous.
  13. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Holy smokes that is one incredible trailer. I wasn't that interested in buying this - now I'm not so sure... ;)
  14. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Sex is never free...
  15. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Yeah a hooker and a 6 pack for me.

    But on the assumption they aren't going to do that, i'll buy mine at a retail store just to avoid using origin. Otherwise i'll have X online distribution platforms running on my PC. That's X more security assets, X more passwords to remember etc etc.
  16. I'd make the exception for naked hot real life women. If not then I'll stick with Steam.
  17. Too bad the graphics suck.
  18. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    This trailer along with the deal just convinced me to preorder the game, along with a new GPU.
  19. That was some damn fine marketing. I remain undecided.
  20. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Me too, I was going to go the retail route, just to honor valve....

    But then again, I remember I hated steam when it first came out.
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    The retail version will be forced through Origin as well. No getting away from it i'm afraid for BF3...
  22. Pretty sure this isn't actually official and open to everyone. I know my friend got offered this deal for participating in the Alpha. Haven't heard anything official on anyone else getting it. Wouldn't EA have this pasted front and center on Origin or BF3's main page if this were happening?
  23. Come on man... At least put some effort into your trolling. I am disappoint.
  24. The only thing is, in the UK you can get BF3 for £30 from most retailers... but it's £40 on Origin... so yeah I dunno.
  25. ACTUALLY we will likely be able to pick up a cra- ... Oh, I'd better not. Leeky will come out of nowhere and bust my a**.

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