EA Announce Humble Origin Bundle

EA Announce Humble Origin Bundle

Electronic Arts have announced a new Humble Origin Bundle with some amazing deals.

This time you can get Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor for $1.

Beating the average (currently $4.67) gets you the Sims 3 Starter pack (base game plus 2 DLC packs) and Battlefield 3.

The catch, of course, is that Sims 3, Battlefield 3, and Dead Space 3 can only be used with EA's Origin DRM.

Thanks for the news tip Coddfish & Super-Pangolin, enjoy the NZGamer.com VIP points!



 

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Comments Comments (15)

 
Posted by BigC
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 1:35 PM
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What exactly is DRM? Pretty happy to pay that price for the games though!
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 2:01 PM
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15 August 2013, 01:35 PM Reply to BigC
What exactly is DRM? Pretty happy to pay that price for the games though!
Origin only for Dead Space 3, Sims 3, Battlefield 3; Origin and/or Steam for the rest (you get codes for both systems)
 
 
 
Mach1_9pants
Posted by Mach1_9pants
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 2:27 PM
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awesome deal. Pity I have them all apart from Dead Space 3 and the sims thing (blergh)
 
 
 
Super-Pangolin
Posted by Super-Pangolin
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 2:32 PM
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That pic looks a lot like the SOCOM: Confrontation one o_0
 
 
 
SpeediePetey
Posted by SpeediePetey
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 2:36 PM
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15 August 2013, 01:35 PM Reply to BigC
What exactly is DRM? Pretty happy to pay that price for the games though!
Digital rights management. Basically a paywall proving that you have paid for the game.
 
 
 
ssjroneel
Posted by ssjroneel
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 4:18 PM
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sweeet deal:D - buying:D
 
 
 
haydensomething
Posted by haydensomething
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 4:53 PM
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It is a very impressive deal, especially considering EA is at the helm.

I have most of the games, but I bought a bundle anyway, no harm in gifting :D
 
 
 
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 6:37 PM
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omg all this for under $5??? Yes please!
 
 
 
compelledorphan
Posted by compelledorphan
On Thursday 15 Aug 2013 9:04 PM
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Also, EA are forgoing their cut of the takings in favour of charity!
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Friday 16 Aug 2013 7:17 PM
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Great bundle and Origin is not as bad as it used to be. Plus with single keys to both Steam and Origin for over half of them it's even better than your average Humble Bundle on Steam only. Plus DRM is that really a big issue when you have paid for the game??? (except of course when it's not working lol).
 
 
 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Friday 16 Aug 2013 8:51 PM
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Good deal pity. Don't have a pc that can play games.
 
 
 
Posted by Kiwi08
On Saturday 17 Aug 2013 9:50 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! These will go nicely with my new laptop :)
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Sunday 18 Aug 2013 10:46 AM
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Love these AAA Humble Bundles, all over this. Now just need a proper gaming rig to play them lol
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Sunday 18 Aug 2013 2:26 PM
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16 August 2013, 07:17 PM Reply to jtbthatsme
Great bundle and Origin is not as bad as it used to be. Plus with single keys to both Steam and Origin for over half of them it's even better than your average Humble Bundle on Steam only. Plus DRM is that really a big issue when you have paid for the game??? (except of course when it's not working lol).
DRM only really affects people who buy the games, because people who crack and distribute pirated games usually find ways to remove the DRM.

The big problem that people have with DRM is that it often makes simply playing a game a massive ordeal. You have to sign up for this and put that code over there and make sure you're connected to the internet... if anything, the worst DRM systems (Games for Windows Live, looking at you) kind of disincentivise buying a game at all.

Not all DRM is the same, of course, and Steam is a good example of DRM that is fairly low on interference, with benefits that outweigh the problems. Origin had a lot of problems at first, but they've more or less been ironed out, and it's really not too intrusive any more.
 
 
 
Neepneep
Posted by Neepneep
On Monday 19 Aug 2013 2:36 PM
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15 August 2013, 04:53 PM Reply to haydensomething
It is a very impressive deal, especially considering EA is at the helm.

I have most of the games, but I bought a bundle anyway, no harm in gifting :D
I did the same just to pick up the couple of titles I didn't have. Still good value!