In the lead up to the launch of the next Dragon Age game at the end of the year, EA has made the original title, Dragon Age: Origins, free on Origin as part of their On The House program. There are no time limits and no restrictions, just jump onto Origin and claim your free copy of the game, so long as you do so before October 14.

On The House is EA's kind initiative to give PC gamers something for free, even if they have never purchased a game through Origin before. Previously the company has offered Battlefield 3 at no cost, although that promotion has since expired. A separate deal, not part of On The House, allowed Origin users to get The Sims 2 for free earlier this year as well.

Normally a game like Dragon Age: Origins would cost you $20 or so on Origin, so if you haven't played it already, now is the perfect time to do so. The action RPG developed by BioWare is one of my personal favorites from 2009, and even though this giveaway doesn't include the game's DLC, it's still lengthy and engrossing.

On November 18th this year, EA will launch Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third title in the Dragon Age series. It has been built on the Frostbite 3 engine - the same engine used for Battlefield 4 - and will be released on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.