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September Origin Access Games Include Anthem, FIFA 20, And Yooka-Laylee

If you're an Origin Access subscriber on PC, you're in for a treat. EA has announced the list of games coming to the service in September 2019, and there are some big hitters on there. Some of these…

September 13, 2019 | 11:30 EDT

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Floating on By With The Sims 4: Island Living

Full disclosure, 95% of the reason why I agreed to try out The Sims 4: Island Living is because of the lure of mermaids. The latest expansion pack for the popular game, Island Living released on June…

July 12, 2019 | 12:00 EDT


EA Origin Security Flaw Potentially Left 300 Million Players Exposed

EA Origins is one of many different platforms for distributing games. It features titles such as the Dragon Age series, The Sims, and Battlefield. Unfortunately, the large userbase makes the platform…

June 26, 2019 | 03:49 EDT

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The Old Republic Celebrates May 4th with Free Astromech Droid

Star Wars: The Old Republic, like everything else Star Wars related, is celebrating the unofficial Star Wars holiday of May 4th with a special little treat for players. From now until May 6th, any…

May 4, 2019 | 05:36 EDT

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Origin Security Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Run Malicious Code

An Origin security flaw made it possible for hackers to run malicious code via Electronic Arts' digital distribution service. The flaw — since patched by EA — made use of an exploit involving origin…

April 17, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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The Neverending Expansion of Digital Distribution Clients

Four years ago, I wrote about the growing world of digital distribution. I lamented the seeming split in game distribution services and the notion that I would have who knows how many of these things…

February 25, 2019 | 01:00 EST

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Here's How to Organize All The Different PC Launchers Into Steam

On the Xbox, you have the Xbox Store, on the PlayStation you've got the PlayStation Network, but with the PC being such an open platform it's no wonder that a lot of clients have appeared. This has…

February 6, 2019 | 01:00 EST


Bug Found In EA Origin Client, Could Expose Gamers' Data

A researcher has found a bug in EA's Origin software which could allow malicious parties to gain access to users' account data. The bug, which has since been fixed by EA, was discovered by "Beard" (…

November 21, 2018 | 08:30 EST

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Battlefield V's Microtransactions Are Cosmetic-Only, Not Available At Launch

After the disaster that was Star Wars: Battlefront II, it was inevitable that there would be changes. As such, Battlefield V's new Tides of War microtransaction system only allows players to purchase…

October 31, 2018 | 12:00 EDT

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GOG Says FCK DRM With New Anti-DRM Initiative

The folks over at GOG are on a righteous crusade. Their new initiative, FCK DRM, aims to educate consumers about the DRM (digital rights management) that's often baked into the media they consume, as…

August 24, 2018 | 10:05 EDT

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Electronic Arts E3 2018: Origin Access Premier

Today during the EA Play press conference at E3, Electronic Arts announced a new subscription service. It's called Origin Access Premier, and it will offer a full suite of games to members. Origin…

June 9, 2018 | 03:30 EDT

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Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Port Report - The Hills and Valleys of Eos

I just recently had the pleasure of playing Final Fantasy XV a few months ago during my Year of Final Fantasy celebration, so I was very excited to see what kind of enhancements the PC version of the…

March 15, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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EA Announces Warner Bros. Games Available Via Origin Access

EA has announced that several Warner Bros. Interactive Studios games are available to download now as part of its PC subscription-based Origin Access service. This deal marks the first time that any…

March 10, 2018 | 10:40 EST


Denuvo Acquired By Global Digital Security Firm Irdeto

The infamous anti-piracy and anti-cheat company Denuvo has been purchased by Irdeto. Irdeto is a Dutch company that provides similar security software for a variety of spheres, including “media…

January 23, 2018 | 09:34 EST

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Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Announced And Windows Edition Release Date Revealed

Update: Looks like the $19.99 price point for the Royal Edition upgrade was a mistake. The final price point is undetermined. Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition has been announced for Xbox One and…

January 16, 2018 | 06:04 EST

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EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront 2

In a surprising development, Electronic Arts have decided to remove the ability to purchase crystals with real-world money in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Crystals were the in-game currency that would…

November 16, 2017 | 09:59 EST

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Need for Speed Payback Review - Asleep at the Wheel

Any franchise burdened with a yearly release cycle is going to suffer. Outside of simple roster updates and virtual puzzle books, a game takes more than twelve months to fully come together. Add the…

November 13, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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The Sims 4 Console Version Coming This Fall

Nearly three years after the game was initially released on PC and Mac, The Sims 4 will finally find its way onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this November. The Sims 4 console port will officially…

July 31, 2017 | 08:19 EDT


EA's Origin Adds Download Speed Management, Cross-Game Invites

Electronic Art's online platform Origin is getting an upgrade today. According to a post by EA, Origin will be adding new features to their service for players to enjoy, including download speed…

June 20, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Need For Speed Payback Title and Release Date Reveal

Back in early May, we got our first hints of a new Need for Speed title that would arrive by the end of 2017. This morning the full reveal of the 2017 Need for Speed took place via the official Need…

June 2, 2017 | 10:47 EDT

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Review - Finding Its Footing

It is hard to put into words the surge of emotions surrounding a game like Mass Effect: Andromeda. It has become, by no stretch of the imagination, one of the most talked about titles in the past few…

March 31, 2017 | 11:00 EDT


Respawn Announce Next Titanfall 2 DLC, Colony Reborn

The latest from the Frontier News Network is in and Titanfall 2 owners can look forward to another round of free DLC, appropriately named Colony Reborn. The update is coming on March 30th and will…

March 24, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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DotEmu Is Closing Their Online Store

Video game publisher and developer DotEmu is closing their online store as reported by DualShockers. Founded in 2007, DotEmu is a Paris-based video games developer and publisher. They've developed…

March 22, 2017 | 11:30 EDT

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What We Learned From EA's Q3 Financial Report

Financial reports are the prime time for companies to stand up and point out everything they did right over the latest financial period. It's a time to lay your cards on the table to your investors…

February 8, 2017 | 09:30 EST


Star Wars Battlefront Coming to EA/Origin Access

If you've been waiting for the opportune moment to try out DICE's reboot of Star Wars Battlefront but you didn't want to lay down too much money for an experience many fans of the older games…

December 9, 2016 | 10:30 EST

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Titanfall 2 Review - What Is Love

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came out on November 10, 2009. The team that defined the modern FPS as we know it disbanded the following year due to a falling out between studio heads and the game's…

November 2, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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UK Retail Charts See Battlefield 1 And Skyrim Reign Supreme, While Titanfall 2 Falls Short

Titanfall 2's launch was always going to be a tricky one. The sequel to 2013's Titanfall was always going to be a hard sell to first-person shooter fans finding themselves between the two biggest FPS…

October 31, 2016 | 06:55 EDT

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Green Man Gaming Apologizes For Broken Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Keys

Green Man Gaming has apologized to users who have ordered Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 only to find that their keys were invalid as reported by Eurogamer. The issues are highlighted by a pair of…

October 31, 2016 | 12:23 EDT


[Updated] EA Quietly Bans Country of Myanmar from Origin

Update 2: In a post from the official Origin form back in September, a user noted that access to Origin was also blocked for those in Iran. An EA representative confirmed that to be the case and…

October 30, 2016 | 12:29 EDT


FIFA 17 Review - It's All About The Journey

Another year, another FIFA. It's that wonderful time of the year when all of your favorite sports games get their annual update, bringing with it a plethora of new features designed to either refine…

October 6, 2016 | 11:00 EDT


Do The Dew To Gain Entry Into Titanfall 2's Colosseum Mode

We're just about a month out from the release of Titanfall 2, and Respawn Entertainment has shared several new details about the game and its modes. As previously reported, Attrition will be…

September 23, 2016 | 10:48 EDT

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EA/Origin Access Benefits Not Available For Titanfall 2

Releasing next month Titanfall 2 seeks to bring players back into the fast paced mech filled multiplayer shooter. Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA it seems that Respawn has…

September 5, 2016 | 01:58 EDT

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Battlefield 1's Open Beta requires Xbox Live Gold, but not Playstation Plus

Battlefield Insider subscriber early access invite codes for the Battlefield 1 Open Beta flew into inboxes this morning - a day ahead of the official launch date of August 31st. If you're one of the…

August 30, 2016 | 02:57 EDT

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Battlefield 1 Open Beta starts August 31st - Last Chance for Early Access

Save the date - EA and DICE have confirmed that the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will commence on the 31st of August, on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC (via Origin). Announced via the Battlefield blog and…

August 21, 2016 | 02:28 EDT


EA's Origin Gets New Look in Beta Update

Ever since its release, the Origin client has had the same default theme. Unlike its big brother Steam, it also has an absence of custom, user-made themes.That looks like it's about to change,…

July 27, 2016 | 07:53 EDT

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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Review - Conflicting Ideas

When the original Mirror's Edge was first released, it managed to create a compelling world with an innovative first person parkour system. Now eight years later we have finally received a follow-up…

June 23, 2016 | 10:00 EDT


Battlefield 4 And Hardline DLC Free For A Limited Time

This week select DLC packs for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline are being given away for free. EA is giving away this DLC because they plan to reveal their next Battlefield title this Friday.…

May 4, 2016 | 03:34 EDT


Star Wars Day bonuses for Star Wars games

Next week is Star Wars day, May the 4th, and as a part of the celebration EA is offering a variety of bonuses in Star Wars titles. There will be gifts for players of Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars…

April 30, 2016 | 01:42 EDT


Unravel Gets A Free Demo

Guns 'n Roses are coming back, retro design is somehow relevant again and now free demo's are also back. If I didn't know what calendars are I would be convinced that this was still the 90s. Starting…

March 30, 2016 | 11:02 EDT

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Origin Access Brings EA's All You Can Play Library to PC

EA has quietly launched Origin Access today, giving PC gamers an opportunity to subscribe to EA's content in the same way that Xbox One gamers have been since August of 2014. For $4.99 a month,…

January 12, 2016 | 03:33 EST

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Jade Empire Is Now Free On Origin

If you missed Bioware's classic action RPG Jade Empire when it came out, you can now grab the special edition for the martial arts game set in a Chinese Imperial world for free on Origin. Jade Empire…

December 2, 2015 | 08:28 EST

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EA's New Refund Policy In Australia Implemented After Warnings From Consumer Commission

After warnings from the ACCC, (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) EA has agreed to change its refund policy in regards to games sold on its Origin platform. As far as digital return…

April 30, 2015 | 01:53 EDT

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The Ever-Expanding World of Digital Distribution

In 2006, I purchased a physical copy of the Half-Life Anthology collection. It contained all of the original Half-Life games as well as Team Fortress Classic. Although the box contained a CD-ROM, I…

February 22, 2015 | 01:00 EST


Rumor: BioWare Austin's Shadow Realms Rebooted?

While unconfirmed at this time, it appears that BioWare Austin is starting fresh with Shadow Realms. Last year, BioWare Austin revealed Shadow Realms, a 4v1 multiplayer RPG, with some freaky…

January 9, 2015 | 09:05 EST

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Get Dragon Age: Origins Free on Origin

Through Origin's On The House program, you can get Dragon Age: Origins free until October 14th! That is less than a week away and if you download it now to your Origin account, you get to keep the…

October 8, 2014 | 05:09 EDT


Origin's "Game Time" Program

EA have announced a new initiative coming to Origin. A Post on their website reads. It’s Game Time! This is a brand new program on Origin: it’s free time with full games. Origin Game Time isn’t…

June 20, 2014 | 11:53 EDT