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[DEAD] FREE Game from Origin - Dragon Age: Origins, BF:BC2, Spore - Check your email!


#151 joaryche   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   147 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

no email for me

#152 ibuki  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

It was in my spam folder as well! Thanks for the tip, I got DA:O. :)

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#153 InsaneHien   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:24 PM

I changed my e-mail preferences a few weeks ago. I don't think I'll be getting one of these, but I enabled it just in case.

#154 mitch079   Fun hurts my lungs. CAGiversary!   12039 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

Their site said I needed to validate my email. Been about 24 hours since I clicked the link for them to send the email. Yeah EA!

#155 DirkBelig   The Belligerent One CAGiversary!   1510 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

Why isn't the PC version of DA:O coming up in the Collection search here?

#156 kujen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

Their site said I needed to validate my email. Been about 24 hours since I clicked the link for them to send the email. Yeah EA!


Even if you got it, it'd probably not have a link to verify...mine didn't. I had customer support verify my address for me, but didnt matter anyway as they still never sent me a code.

#157 XIGRIMxREAPERIX   Insomniac CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:09 PM

I got one and never bought a thing from origin... Now what to get
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#158 Kamakazi010654   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:16 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the heads up, mine also went to Gmail Spam folder.

I have been really jonesing for a Dragon Age replay after selling my PS3 copy after playing through it the first time on release.
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#159 emwearz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   952 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:18 PM

I got one and never bought a thing from origin... Now what to get


The single player of Bad Company 2 is very enjoyable, however it biggest strength was its online, which has died down alot since Battlefield 3 came out, you will still be able to find games, it is just 'last weeks news' so to speak.

Dragon Age: Origins is a great RPG which feels very Game of Thrones style story meeting gameplay elements from Knights of the Old Republic from Bioware. This is the title I would suggest the more.

Spore was not my thing and bored me to tears.
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#160 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   733 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:21 PM

Haha, totally in my spam folder. Anyways, the only one I didn't have was Spore, so... eh. wtf.

I'm sure this is EA's way of getting me comfortable with actually buying something from their store rather than just inputting codes from boxed copies of games, amazon-bought copies, and steam codes (the ones that work).


My thoughts exactly. Good luck with that one EA!

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#161 XIGRIMxREAPERIX   Insomniac CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:26 PM

Ended up picking Dragon Age. Thanks OP
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#162 watcher0   CAGmeister CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:48 PM

Also found in my Gmail spam folder.
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#163 slowpantz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:00 AM

Checking my e-mail later today, thanks for the heads up!
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#164 Spokker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2207 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

I opted out of spam too, but I never thought they would send a free game, haha.

#165 Fire2box   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   479 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:55 AM

Apparently my E-mail was unverified too.. Which is odd considering I bought Bad Company 2.

So it's fine to have that while I buy a video game, but to receive one for 1 of 3 games they aren't likely even been sold well anymore. Then that's where EA drives the line? oh well I've played parts of orgins and Spore and DA crashed n' burned with DA2.

#166 Gep88   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:25 AM

Opted in now probably to late. Oh well. I could trade an online pass to uncharted or something if someone had an extra.

#167 AgentW   Ate a sandwich. CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

well. I guess they don't like me. Email is all set up due to BF3, but no email. But the only one I don't have is Spore, and I don't know what it's like now, but it's prob still a DRM mess. But it looks entertaining at least.

edit: but oddly enough, i've recieved other promotional emails from them about me3 and such. no wonder they're the most evil company in america.

Edited by AgentW, 22 June 2012 - 01:58 AM.


#168 ProfessorStotch   Whatever happened, happened CAGiversary!   13431 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:02 AM

I'm 99% sure I deleted this email this morning. Just cleared out my spam folder.

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#169 Corpekata   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:11 AM

Those considering using their codes for Dragon Age may want the check the Amazon thread, they're offering a pretty killer deal on it next week.

#170 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16772 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

Those considering using their codes for Dragon Age may want the check the Amazon thread, they're offering a pretty killer deal on it next week.


Haha yeah I was just coming here to say the same thing.

DA1 with all DLC + DA2 for $10 all next week on Amazon starting sunday.

A lot of the DA1 DLC honestly was pretty bleh and rehashed the same old areas or was an out and out cheat like those feastday presents, but Awakenings (the expansion) had a lot of content in it.

Among the regular DLC I would say the Warden's Keep was probably the most decent followed by Returned to Ostargar, which wasn't amazing but did give some needed closure on the whole Cailan thing.

They rest are pretty crap in my opinion.

I don't count the Stone Prisoner as a separate DLC because they literally surgically removed it from the main game and it was given free to everyone who bought the game retail, though I imagine if they give it to you for free they probably won't give the Stone Prisoner with it. Not sure really.

I won't even go into Dragon Age 2 because if you can't say something nice...

At least with the Amazon sale it's dirt cheap.
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#171 Idx86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:43 AM

Anyone else having issues with codes being passed to them from friends which don't work? My buddy sent me an unused code, which is not activating in the client or website.
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#172 nasherman1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:45 AM

Good deal! Thanks for the tip. I would have totally missed it!

#173 Shimrra   Alone on Vita island CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:48 AM

Still nothing :,(

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#174 Idx86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:53 AM

I figured it out - you have to add the game you want to your shopping card on Origin, then go to check out and apply the code there. I tried redeeming the code straight up in the client and it didn't work.
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#175 igame   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:54 AM

Turns out I also opted out doh' wished they sent the link regardless though.
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#176 DirkBelig   The Belligerent One CAGiversary!   1510 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:09 AM

I figured it out - you have to add the game you want to your shopping card on Origin, then go to check out and apply the code there. I tried redeeming the code straight up in the client and it didn't work.

No one actually reads all the words anymore, do they? The email - as I posted in the OP - has step-by-step how to redeem the code; here, let's have them again...

1. Log in to the Origin gaming app from your desktop.
2. Use the search bar to choose your favorite game from Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Spore.
3. Add the game to your cart.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click “Enter Promo Code” and enter the following promo code:
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...but I've seen so many posts about how people needed to "figure out" how to make it work - e.g. "I went to the web site and pasted in my code and it's not working! EA SUX!!!" - it worries me about the state of reading comprehension in the world.

Edited by DirkBelig, 22 June 2012 - 03:19 AM.

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#177 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   848 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:11 AM

Was in my Gmail spam filter. Thanks for the heads up!


Lol, mine too, good call. Thanks!
Already have DA:O and I'm not interested in BF, so I guess I'll finally pick up Spore.
Thanks Op!

#178 Idx86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:16 AM

No one actually reads all the words anymore, do they? The email - as I posted in the OP, here let's have them again......spells out step-by-step how to redeem the code, but I've seen so many posts about how people needed to "figure out" how to make it work - e.g. "I went to the web site and pasted in my code and it's not working! EA SUX!!!" - it worries me about the state of reading comprehension in the world.


I didn't read the OP, and I had the code e-mailed to me (not the original body.) But thanks for talking down to me. I'll bet Harvard is glad to have you.
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#179 sylveranking   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:19 AM

I didn't read the OP, and I had the code e-mailed to me (not the original body.) But thanks for talking down to me. I'll bet Harvard is glad to have you.


Hmm, did not know only college people knew how to read and comprehend. It has been stated several times that it has to be redeemed via the Origin client.

#180 DirkBelig   The Belligerent One CAGiversary!   1510 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:22 AM

I didn't read the OP, and I had the code e-mailed to me (not the original body.) But thanks for talking down to me. I'll bet Harvard is glad to have you.

No one was talking down to you specifically. I was just remarking on how many people seemed to be having trouble despite clear instructions being provided. If someone sent you just the code alone because they didn't simply forward the email, you should discuss the importance of context with them, as in, "Would it have killed you to send me the whole email so I wouldn't have had to muddle around trying to figure out how to use it?"

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