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#1 seamoss

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

EA Origin has a store-wide sale until June 19th:
 
http://store.origin....ge.origin-deals
 
Some decent deals but the best one seems to be BF3 for PC for $5 (BF3 Premium is $20).
 
You can also get the Close Quarters expansion pack for free this week with code BF3E3 - thanks Fox!
 
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Battlefield 3 Close Quarters at no cost
What: The expansion pack Battlefield 3 Close Quarters is set to 0 cost during E3
Eligible players: Owners of Battlefield 3 that do not own the expansion pack in question or Battlefield 3 Premium
Platforms: All (PC, X360, PS3)
Start date: June 10
End date: June 18/19 depending on region and platform — get it now!
Where: Available starting June 10 in your in-game store (on consoles) or via Origin for PC.

In your Origin app, enter the “Redeem Code” menu and enter this code: BF3E3
This will allow you to download Close Quarters at no cost.



#2 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

You should add to the OP you get free Closed Quarters expansion with code BF3E3 for this week (due to E3). 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

Been waiting for this to drop to 5 bucks for the longest time. Haven't really played an army shooter since BC2. Is it worth the nab if I want the premium edition? I feel like I'd be content with just the base game but from what I've heard it gives you a big advantage in multiplayer, good thing if I end up getting into it.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for posting, I missed out when the C&C Ultimate Collection was on sale a few weeks back, so this is a nice pick-up.


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#5 triplehelix

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thanks OP and Cheaplikeafox! I picked up BF3 and Close Quarters :)


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#6 phantom4

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

not sure how to get close quarters for pc version,  i already own bf3. i tried adding close quarters to cart and applying code but says invalid code


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#7 Zaku77

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

not sure how to get close quarters for pc version,  i already own bf3. i tried adding close quarters to cart and applying code but says invalid code

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#8 phantom4

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:43 PM

i figured it out,  had to go into the origin client and click on the redeem product code,  then entered code and got close quarters  :)

 

thx to the person that mentioned it in this thread,  forgot about it


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#9 RappinTonyDanza

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Is Kingdoms of Amalur worth $5? It's on sale at GMG... but I can't post links yet....??


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#10 seamoss

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

Is Kingdoms of Amalur worth $5? It's on sale at GMG... but I can't post links yet....??

 

It's good but you are probably better off if you wait for a "complete" sale which I think has been around $7 before.



#11 Izod

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

Here you go little newbie:

 

http://www.greenmang...ning-us-canada/

 

$4 after GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA

 

 

 

This deal has me sooo close to installing Origin.  That's a killer price on BF3... but nope.



#12 Sonne

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

The code doesn't work for me on checkout for the expansion pack. Am I doing something wrong here?



#13 seamoss

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

The code doesn't work for me on checkout for the expansion pack. Am I doing something wrong here?

It's not redeemed on checkout - see updated OP.



#14 Sonne

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

 

The code doesn't work for me on checkout for the expansion pack. Am I doing something wrong here?

It's not redeemed on checkout - see updated OP.

 

 

Thanks for the details. Did it now.



#15 jonlubbe

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:58 PM

EA Origin has a store-wide sale until June 19th:

 

http://store.origin....ge.origin-deals

 

Some decent deals but the best one seems to be BF3 for PC for $5 (BF3 Premium is $20).

 

 

BF3 Premium is coming up for me @ $15



#16 usagi

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

Been waiting for this to drop to 5 bucks for the longest time. Haven't really played an army shooter since BC2. Is it worth the nab if I want the premium edition? I feel like I'd be content with just the base game but from what I've heard it gives you a big advantage in multiplayer, good thing if I end up getting into it.

The major advantages are basically all weapons/vehicles unlocked and preferred joining status for servers.  One of the best overall weapons is M16a3 which is your starter weapon for the Assault class.  Get premium if you think you'll play this game a long time.  The base game and close quarters for free should good enough for a casual player.  Plus remember that BF4 will be released in October too.



#17 seamoss

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:03 PM

 

EA Origin has a store-wide sale until June 19th:

 

http://store.origin....ge.origin-deals

 

Some decent deals but the best one seems to be BF3 for PC for $5 (BF3 Premium is $20).

 

 

BF3 Premium is coming up for me @ $15

 

Hmm, it definitely comes up $19.99 for me - are you in the US? Do you have any sort of coupon or credit?



#18 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:51 PM

Are you sure you guys aren't confusing BF3 Premium (Upgrade) for $14.99 with BF3 Premium Edition (Base Game AND Upgrade) for $19.99?

 

The $14.99 requires you already own the base game. 


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#19 Izod

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:57 PM

edit: nevermind people are talking about premium and stuff.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:02 PM

Been waiting for this to drop to 5 bucks for the longest time. Haven't really played an army shooter since BC2. Is it worth the nab if I want the premium edition? I feel like I'd be content with just the base game but from what I've heard it gives you a big advantage in multiplayer, good thing if I end up getting into it.

I think your thinking of the shortcut pack.  The premium edition gives you all the DLC map packs, which IMHO add a ton of great variation to the maps.  I dont think you really get any advantage in multiplayer but it gives you alot more games to choose from.

 

The shortcut pack is the one that gives you some weapons and vehicles for each class, and even then it doesnt give you the good weapons, you still have to work for those, so its really not worth it



#21 PAULINK

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:24 PM

$20 is extremely tempting, I think I might finally take the plunge.


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#22 jonlubbe

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:43 AM

Hmm, it definitely comes up $19.99 for me - are you in the US? Do you have any sort of coupon or credit?

 

Oh, that was the premium addon, not the full game+addon price.   sorry about that.



#23 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:01 AM

Most Wanted for Vita $20.99 as well, only other thing that's somewhat notable.  Hopefully Amazon will match it.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:23 AM

19.99 for premium is the cheapest BF3 has been right?  Cheaper than Amazon's price during May-ham?


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#25 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:28 AM

19.99 for premium is the cheapest BF3 has been right?  Cheaper than Amazon's price during May-ham?

 

Cheapest I remember seeing it.


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#26 RappinTonyDanza

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

Is BF3 solid on the single player side? Is there still a multi community?


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#27 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

Is BF3 solid on the single player side? Is there still a multi community?

 

The SP in BF3 really apes that want to be cinematic style of COD, it's OK but really an after thought.  The Co-Op missions are actually pretty neat but there's only 6 or 7 of those.  For MP there's a ton of people playing it on all platforms but PC the greatest.  Any time of day you'll have hundreds of servers on the PC with people playing.  My friends and I have been playing an hour or two almost every night since launch.


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#28 prettycrazy

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

Is there anyway to get Premium cheaper for PS3? I'm a day 1 owner, and a battlefield fanatic, but I felt so screwed over by premium I could never bring myself to buy it. I own BF3 on PS3 and PC, but with BF4 around the corner it seems almost pointless to buy premium now, escpecially since all the content is out.


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#29 Meatyflakes

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thanks OP, grabbed Dead Space 3 for $20 (yeah, it'll probably be cheaper on Black Friday but still..)

 

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

Grabbed BF3 for $5 with the free CQ DLC. I hate the huge open maps so I might actually be able to get into the game on the CQC maps.


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