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EA Q1: Origin surpasses 50m users, Battlefield 3 Premium subs over 4m

EA has confirmed Battlefield 3 Premium subscriber and Origin user numbers are still on the rise. As part of its quarterly earnings report announced earlier today, the company revealed recent milestones for both its digital content service and Battlefield 3’s paid subscription model. Battlefield 3 Premium surpassed 4m total subs, …

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Origin sale offers games, DLC at Rs 599 and less

EA is once again in the news for its PC game prices in India, only this time, it is changing things up by lowering prices on Origin. Up to 39 EA games and DLC are now available on the Indian Origin store for Rs 599 or less, representing price drops …

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With prices raised, Origin resumes preorders in India; Titanfall at Rs 3,499

After stopping preorders on the Indian store for over a year, Origin has once again started offering preorders for upcoming PC games. The service stopped the preorder facility on the Indian store after users outside India used VPNs to access the store and take advantage of lower Indian prices for …

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EA: We want to reestablish Origin as a service for gamers

EA vice president Andrew Wilson wants to make it clear to gamers that the company’s digital distribution service Origin is for them, not EA. Speaking to Games Industry, Wilson spoke on the growing pains the service has gone through. "Over the years … there’ve been some permutations of that vision …

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GAME beats Steam in MCV’s digital store survey

Think Steam is the be all and end all of download games? Think again. In a new study by MCV, UK High Street chain GAME outperformed Valve’s market leading store, commended for its convenience, ease of use and customer service. We conducted a special digital edition of our Mystery Shopper …

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Free DLC for Battlefield 4 pre-orders

EA has revealed early details of the Battlefield 4 pre-order packs. The shooter, which launches this year, will come with a Premium Expansion Pack for consumers who pre-order the title. Meanwhile, those who pre-order the PC download version of the game from EA’s Origin Store will receive the Expansion Pack, …

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Origin passes 40m member milestone

EA’s digital download service Origin has now attracted over 40m members, the publisher has confirmed. That’s up from the 39m it had at the end of last year, GameSpot reports, with the jump likely due to the recent release of SimCity which requires Origin membership to play. To celebrate the …

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Security conference unearths Origin security vulnerability

Attendees Amsterdam’s Black Hat security conference have discovered a security vulnerability in EA’s Origin client. ArsTechnica reports that an attack using the loophole takes just seconds to execute” and can even be done without any interaction from the PC owning victim. The weakness is similar to the one discovered in …

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Third-party games on Indian Origin store: Ubisoft gets it right, Square Enix doesn’t

Games from the likes of Square Enix and Ubisoft are now available on the Origin store for users in India. Ubisoft games such as While Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 are available in two versions – standard and deluxe. While the standard editions are priced Rs 999, same …

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EA names free games for SimCity owners

Owners of SimCity on PC have been told which games they will be able to claim for free as an apology for the strategy game’s rocky launch. The selection is impressive and includes recent release Dead Space 3 as well as triple–A hits Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed: Most …

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