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#1 Hat Trick Maker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

TL;DR - Use the promo code OS3874XVC on Origin to get a $20 discount on selected PC games. One use per account only.


If you use EA's Origin, then you might or might not have got an email about filling a survey to get $20 off your next purchase on Origin.

Anyway, the promo code you'd get is OS3874XVC and it's for PC games only. The code is the same for everybody. However, It doesn't work on certain games such as the Batmans games and others and it is valid through Octorber 21.

It worked for me though I never got the survey email.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up, but if these games require me to reinstall Origin then screw that, lol. I'm just thankful to have that garbage off my computer in the first place.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for the heads up, but if these games require me to reinstall Origin then screw that, lol. I'm just thankful to have that garbage off my computer in the first place.

If you are talking about Origin spying on you, I can tell you Steam does that as well. Just look at Steam's hardware & software survey page. People simply exaggerated the problem.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

If you are talking about Origin spying on you, I can tell you Steam does that as well. Just look at Steam's hardware & software survey page. People simply exaggerated the problem.


I'll take that as a yes then. I'm just not intersted in Origin DRM in the slightest. Being forced to associate games to steam is not optimal in the first place, but I'm not interested in indulging EA and their BS.

I couldn't even clean uninstall Origin the last time around when I was forced to install it for a game I bought at retail. I sure as hell don't want it back.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Steam and Origin do exactly what they're designed to do.

I remember using Steam and it seemed to be a resource hog - maybe that's not really fair because I was using Vista. But I turned off EVERYTHING and Steam seemed to screw that balance up. Also same with g_bassi on being unable to clean uninstall with Steam.

I'm going to see how Origin is now. I just picked up a game that I know can run on my crapty integrated graphics laptop.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

I'll take that as a yes then. I'm just not intersted in Origin DRM in the slightest. Being forced to associate games to steam is not optimal in the first place, but I'm not interested in indulging EA and their BS.

I couldn't even clean uninstall Origin the last time around when I was forced to install it for a game I bought at retail. I sure as hell don't want it back.

I get your sentiment. I'd love to stick with Steam too if BF3 were on it. But I don't see the difference in indulging one DRM monopoly and indulging two.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

Damn, did anyone else try getting BF3 Premium with this code? I'm guessing it doesn't work.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

Damn, did anyone else try getting BF3 Premium with this code? I'm guessing it doesn't work.

Try and have only one item in your cart before you apply the code. That's how you can tell if the code works or not. I didn't test it with BF3 Premium, but it seemed to work with the B2K DLC the last time I tried. I'm not quite sure about the other DLCs though.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

I found out the origin of the Origin code, it's only for pc games listed at $20 so it is free with the code.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

Origin was a bigger resource hog than Steam, and offered none of the same features, at least when I had it installed.

Despite me not being a fan of it, everyone at least has Steam, and I can and do use it as a general social tool. And it offers absurdly cheap sales that give you a chance to pick up games you might have missed the first time around. And it offers a platform for a very large library of indie games that gives small games that would otherwise never make it, a chance. Steam achievments are there as well, if you're into that sort of thing.
Origin offer none of this, at least last time I bothered to check.

That plus a lot of Steam associated games offer a degree of game modification, and some offer full player content sharing across it's servers.
On Origin this is largely frowned upon.

Boycotting Steam for me would mean dropping most Square Enix and 2K published games, along with Alan Wake, Total War, and other random bunch of other games.
Boycotting Origin means boycotting EA, which is what I'm pretty much doing anyways. I mean seriously, it's EA's games, lol. They can keep dumbing down their products, and I'll continue to not give them my money. Nor do I have to be bogged down by their obstructive micro-transaction policies.

So despite the fact that I hate games being forced to associate to Steam, at least it tries to offer something in return. Which is why I have no interest in indulging Origin, and EA's bad business practices as well.

But $20 off is still a good thing. Something I'd take advantage of it wasn't Origin related. Sorry about the rant, lol.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

I found out the origin of the Origin code, it's only for pc games listed at $20 so it is free with the code.

I tested it with some games below and above $20. The discount worked with both. So yes, basically you'll get a free game if it's under $20.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

But $20 off is still a good thing. Something I'd take advantage of it wasn't Origin related. Sorry about the rant, lol.

It's all right, I'm not a fan of EA either. But I guess for some of us, the bottom line is that it doesn't hurt to have Origin, if your rig is good enough to handle it. I haven't had any problems with Origin since I had it last year, not that I use it much though.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:36 AM

People still buy PC games? :blink:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

People still buy PC games? :blink:

Yes, as long as there are people who can afford a decent computer, who prefer the precision of the K/M combo, who like to play real-time strategy games, who play MMO, who play CS, Dota and other excellent PC-only titles, and who can't live without those crazy game sales. :) You won't believe how the PC community has been thriving all these years.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

People still buy PC games? :blink:


PC gaming >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Consoles

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

thanks for the code looking for some games right now so far the only one that caught my eye is need for speed pro street since i own most of the better games on origin

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

tride to repeat process but it dont work for me

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

so does this work? you need a account?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

thanks for the code looking for some games right now so far the only one that caught my eye is need for speed pro street since i own most of the better games on origin

if you like drag racing alot than prostreet is for you .. for me .. i didnt like pro street

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

the site is not working! so slow

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

tride to repeat process but it dont work for me

The code only works once for one game per account. You may have to create a new account to get another game. But I advise against doing so. You never know if EA decide to ban all of your accounts for abusing the system.




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