April 28, 2015

Ultima 8 is Origin’s latest On the House freebie

The latest game to be given away through EA’s Origin sales platform is Ultima 8 Gold Edition. In a slightly awkward twist, I haven’t actually played Ultima 8 (Gold Edition or otherwise,) so I can’t…

January 20, 2015

Theme Hospital now offers free healthcare through Origin

Theme Hospital, a game from Bullfrog’s classic era of development, is available as a freebie through Origin’s ‘On the House’ program today. It’ll also be free for an undetermined period of time in the future,…

January 6, 2015

The PC Gaming Consoles of CES 2015

Hardware manufacturers are showing off their new PC gaming and entertainment offerings for the living room, but are they worth it? With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) now in full swing, there’s an abundance…

December 24, 2014

Origin ends the year with a sale starting now

Forget the Christmas sale: Origin are having their New Year Sale right now. You pretty much know already what’s included in the the EA catalogue, and with the Steam sale in full swing, I’m not…

December 9, 2014

SimCity 2000 Special Edition is free on Origin for a bit

One of EA’s semi-regular ‘On the House’ Origin offers has appeared today, giving away SimCity 2000 Special Edition for free. ‘On the House’ works in a pretty straightforward fashion; as long as you claim the…

October 29, 2014

Crusader: No Remorse now free on Origin

Crusader: No Remorse now free on Origin

Are you old enough to remember Crusader: No Remorse? Sadly we are. Back in 1995 Origin Systems created a super soldier who wandered around a dystopian 22nd century fighting the evil world government by joining the…

September 17, 2014

Bejeweled 3 is this month’s free game on Origin

Looking for a freebie? EA release Bejeweled 3 on Origin for no money. Popcap’s popular puzzler can be yours now, and although it’s no Wing Commander 3 which was last month’s offering, you should get some…

June 18, 2014

Peggle is free on Origin until 5 August

EA’s latest “On the House” venture is Peggle, available for free through Origin until 5 August. That’s pretty much the whole story there. If you have an Origin account, you can add Peggle to it….

June 13, 2014

Digital game refund rights strengthened by new UK legistation

New UK sales laws covering the sale and purchase of online goods come into effect today, and include coverage of digital software. The Consumer Rights Bill 2013-14 introduces specific legislation to address transactions involving digital…

May 9, 2014

Plants vs Zombies free on Origin

If you’re one of the seven people who doesn’t already own Plants vs Zombies, you can fix that problem for free. Popcap’s seminal tower/lane defence game – which is, honestly, one of the best there is…

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