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Origin is having a cheeky sale

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Steam and its myriad sales and bundles is responsible for much of the content clogging up your backlog. Chances are, you’ll never got to playing all of those games, because you’re always buying new ones. Origin wants in on that backlog-stuffing action too, and has kicked off a new sale that takes a dig at the Steam games you don’t play – by offering ones it’s certain you will.

Honestly? It’s not the greatest list of games, but there are some great bargains to be had if you can stomach using Origin. You can pick up games like Starbreeze’s Syndicate FPS for a cool R59.98, or Dragon Age Origins or Mass Effect 2 for just less than R15. Yes, fifteen.

Other worthwhile specials include Bulletstorm, Dead Space 2 and Mirror’s Edge for R30, and Kingdoms of Amalur for R60.

If you need games to play on the cheap, check out Origin’s Player Appreciation specials here.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

70 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 3, 2014 at 10:40

    lol that’s very clever marketing. Still not buying EA games any more though.

    Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2014 at 10:42

    No BF4 though, it’s nice if you awake from a coma to turn on your PC and see all these specials.

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  3. Mossel

    June 3, 2014 at 10:42

    R15 for Mass Effect sounds tempting. I just payed more for my coffee 10min ago. Now the ethical dilemma: Pay R15 to play on Origin or wait for a Steam sale…

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 3, 2014 at 10:45

      I bet it won’t be at such a good price on a Steam sale.

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      • Mossel

        June 3, 2014 at 10:47

        Probably not. The problem is I need ME1 as well, which is not on sale and is R50. Dammit, let’s just do this and get it over with.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 3, 2014 at 10:48

          ME2 DLC is pretty good as well, esp Lair of the Shadowbroker. Hope that’s all on special too.

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          • Mossel

            June 3, 2014 at 10:49

            Dont think so. The deluxe edition is R70.

          • Admiral Chief Kilo

            June 3, 2014 at 10:53

            Yeah, saw that

      • Matthew Holliday

        June 3, 2014 at 10:50

        Cant get ME3 on steam either.
        Id hate to play ME1 and 2 on steam, then have to switch over to origin for 3.
        gotta keep them all in the same place.

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        • Mossel

          June 3, 2014 at 10:56

          That was my reasoning as well. Just bought 1 and 2. Will buy 3 at a later stage, because I’m stingy like that. *Goes to buy R25 coffee.

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 10:50

      I don’t think I want to know how many thousands of rands I’ve spent on coffee over the years – specifically bought from coffee shops and places like McDonalds. Come to think of it, if I’d opted to bring my own coffee to work each time I could’ve bought a killer desktop by now…

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      • Mossel

        June 3, 2014 at 10:58

        LOL dude same here! If the managers at your respective coffee shops (note the plural) greet you by your name…then you know. I’m addicted to Origin and Truth coffee. Can’t get enough!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 3, 2014 at 10:59

          Get a filter coffee travelling mug. Got given one for Xmas, it’s pretty handy.

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        • Matewis Jubilai

          June 3, 2014 at 11:03

          Hehe I can one-up you on that one I think. It reached a point at one coffee shop where I was helped before the people in front of me in the queue, even if there were 5 or more in front of me. At yet another shop the lady behind the register and myself started to communicate with hand signals from a distance to determine whether I wanted a small or large cappuccino that day 😛

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          • Mossel

            June 3, 2014 at 11:07

            O_O
            I’m not worthy! *bows down repeatedly*

          • Mikhil

            June 3, 2014 at 12:56

            I just bypassed the whole system and bought a cappuccino machine for home. Why must I stand in a line with plebs at the coffee shop?

            Goddammit…my pcmasterraceitus is spreading….

          • ElNicko

            June 3, 2014 at 22:28

            That is what Great service is all about.

    • Matthew Holliday

      June 3, 2014 at 10:52

      if it comes with all the DLC, its a no brainer.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 10:53

        It doesn’t

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  4. Matthew Holliday

    June 3, 2014 at 10:43

    So the same special they had 4 months ago?

    cool.

    Reply

  5. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    June 3, 2014 at 10:44

    R15 for what is, in my opinion, one of the most incredible games ever made?!

    If you have yet to play Mass Effect 2, GET IT!

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 10:48

      I don’t know of which fact I should be more ashamed : that I’ve never played ME1/2/3 or that I’ve never seen ET

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 3, 2014 at 10:48

        Not having played ME obviously.

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      • Brenz

        June 3, 2014 at 10:49

        ET is overrated, go play ME instead

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        • Matewis Jubilai

          June 3, 2014 at 10:59

          Yeah it might be. If I want to see an old classic sci fi film, I’ll instead go for ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

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          • Brenz

            June 3, 2014 at 11:00

            That is a better movie if you compared the two.

      • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

        June 3, 2014 at 10:53

        LOL! I haven’t seen ET either, bud.

        Look, if you enjoyed Baldur’s Gate 2 and wanted it remade as a cinematic third-person RPG in space, this is the game for you! 😉

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        • Matewis Jubilai

          June 3, 2014 at 11:06

          Hmmm BG2 remade;cinematic 3d-person RPG in space ? That a pretty powerful endorsement…

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      • Dutch Matrix

        June 3, 2014 at 11:01

        Matewis, rather admit to watching Yoda-porn than saying you haven’t played Mass Effect… 🙂

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        • Matewis Jubilai

          June 3, 2014 at 11:04

          lol at yoda porn XD
          What’s that rule? rule 34 I think

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    • Matthew Holliday

      June 3, 2014 at 10:49

      if they added ME1 to the specials, you could get the franchise for under R100.
      that would be pretty badass.
      its only R50 at standard, so you could still get them all for R125, which is still pretty crazy

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  6. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 10:47

    Syndicate is a good game for me so far

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 10:49

      It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what the world needed. They BFed Syndicate into a FPS. We want a proper strategy game. Brian Cox was a nice touch though.

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      • Brenz

        June 3, 2014 at 10:51

        All we wanted was a current-gen remake of the old strategy style Syndicate Wars that we spent so many hours as youngens playing with great love.

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        • Admiral Chief Kilo

          June 3, 2014 at 10:52

          Indeed, THAT would ROCK

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 3, 2014 at 10:56

            Wait & see mode engaged: http://satellitereign.com/

          • Admiral Chief Kilo

            June 3, 2014 at 10:56

            Yeah, holding thumbs for that one!

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 3, 2014 at 12:12

            Looks pretty interesting.

    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 10:55

      It looks good, but its not worthy of the title of Syndicate. I’m not too concerned about it these days, since the gaming world learned a valuable lesson with XCom : there is such thing as a proper and successful reboot which enhances the gameplay of the original instead of completely changing it into something, ostensibly more exciting.

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      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 10:56

        Yeah, you said it man. Look, as a FPS, its not bad. As a “Syndicate” successor, nope!

        BUT, I’m just seeing it as an FPS with ties to the Syndicate lore, which I can dig

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  7. Brenz

    June 3, 2014 at 10:48

    Very clever EA, trying to trick us into actually paying for your games again, well it wont work I say! Arrr, I be flying the skull and crossbones for EA products.

    Reply

  8. Kensei Seraph

    June 3, 2014 at 10:48

    I can’t decipher this sentence: “… if you can stomach uses Origin.”
    What secret mystic message could Geoff be sending.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 10:50

      I think he puked a little when he thought of Origin while typing the sentence

      Reply

      • Mark Treloar

        June 3, 2014 at 11:15

        Origin is not so bad, cant say I have ever has issues, however, Uplay and Battlenet is another story.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 3, 2014 at 11:28

          We shouldn’t have to have clients installed to play games we purchased, that’s why I love GOG.com

          Reply

          • Mark Treloar

            June 3, 2014 at 12:52

            Definitely will get Witcher 3 through GOG.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 13:28

            Right…….. when it comes to GOG you mean or are they planning on releasing it day one on GOG

          • Mark Treloar

            June 3, 2014 at 13:59

            Hope its day one on GOG, don’t see why it wouldn’t be since the developer is such a huge supporter of no DRM.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 14:08

            Now that’s friggin awesome

          • Mark Treloar

            June 3, 2014 at 14:00

            Just saw this on GOG

            http://www.gog.com/news/cd_projekt_red_gogcom_summer_conference

            So pre-order on GOG it is

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 3, 2014 at 14:06

            Day one.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 14:08

            Pinch me

          • Mark Treloar

            June 3, 2014 at 14:14

            Supported all the Witchers day one, well worth it.

    • Wayne Bossenger

      June 3, 2014 at 11:01

      Origin is so bad its affected Geoff’s writing

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    • HvR - THE Average GAmer

      June 3, 2014 at 11:08

      $1 dollar micro transaction every time you want to use the toilet
      If you do not want explosive diarrhea it is a $15 DLC
      O yes and you can only use the toilet is you are online

      Reply

  9. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 10:54

    Bad Company 2, anyone know if the SP is worth it?

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 3, 2014 at 10:56

      It’s not great…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 10:56

        Ok, thanks, will pass then

        Reply

        • Kervyn Cloete

          June 3, 2014 at 12:01

          It still boggles my mind how they took the fantastic SP from Bad Company 1, with it’s hilarious tone and WW2 movie nods, and then turned into a generic modern combat shooter for the shooter.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 3, 2014 at 17:39

            Absolutely agree! Whoever did the writing for Bad Company 1 deserves a Bells, and who ever allowed that person to slip through the net (or didn’t get them to work on Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 or Battlefield 4) deserves a roundhouse kick to the ear.

  10. Gavin Mannion

    June 3, 2014 at 10:56

    Mirrors Edge SOLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 3, 2014 at 10:57

      You said it, I have it on Steam already though

      Reply

      • Kromas

        June 3, 2014 at 11:22

        Original copy + Origin + Steam. Still unsure how that happened. I blame humble bundle.

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  11. Kensei Seraph

    June 3, 2014 at 10:57

    Nothing there that I don’t already own that is worth both the money and Origin,

    I’ll rather wait for the next Steam sale.
    Lots more options to bankrupt myself.

    Reply

  12. Wayne Bossenger

    June 3, 2014 at 11:00

    Id pay full price on these discounted games just for origin to fix their shit…

    Reply

  13. brad coetzee

    June 3, 2014 at 11:07

    R8.98 for the best Medal of Honour game ever!??? yes please thank you very much come again!

    Reply

  14. MakeItLegal

    June 3, 2014 at 11:53

    might dip my toes into dead space one and 2 seeing as i got 1 for free

    Reply

  15. Rags

    June 3, 2014 at 12:07

    Holy shit, my Origin library shall embiggen. 😀

    Reply

  16. TyrannicalDuck

    June 3, 2014 at 12:13

    Dilemma: Games sale…yay! Have to use Origin…err..hang ten there….

    Reply

  17. Sk3tz0

    June 3, 2014 at 15:20

    EA REP: We giving away all these games for cheap, you’re just not gonna be able to play them cause of Origin. bwhahahahahaha

    Reply

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