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EA maintaining region blocks after sanctions lift

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EA Games made the somewhat surprising move in September, to begin complying with United States trade sanctions, whereby it stopped offering its Origin service and exclusive games in affected regions. What’s even more surprising though, is that when those sanctions are lifted, it doesn’t remove the blocks. This is most …

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Origin is getting a major UI overhaul

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While Origin may not have been a welcome download for many back when it first launched, EA has improved the service significantly over time and now, the only thing really holding it back is the design, which has remained the same since launch. However, change is coming and right now, …

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EA wants to regain the trust of PC gamers

Plenty of PC gamers out there have had their issues with EA. The publisher has come out with unfinished games, implemented microtransactions into single player content and in some cases, just treated the PC platform as secondary to consoles. However, EA has made a bit of a turn around since …

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EA is giving away Jade Empire on Origin

One of Bioware’s lesser known RPGs, Jade Empire, is currently free on Origin for PC players. The kung-fu based game launched back in 2005 on the original Xbox and was Bioware’s next game following on from the much-loved Knights of the Old Republic. The game is being given away as …

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Origin unveils Omega high-performance HTPCs

Origin PC, a leading maker of high-performance personal computers for gamers, has announced its new line of its high-end systems. The new Omega home theater PC systems are designed for the living rooms and are projected to wed extreme performance with compact sizes and AV equipment design. Origin Omega personal …

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Theme Hospital is now free on Origin

Chances are if you ever played the PC strategy, management classic, Theme Hospital when it was first released back in 1997, then you already re-purchased it sometime in the past few years on GoG. Still, if you haven’t or you simply weren’t aware of its existence before now, the seminal …

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Highly anticipated Ubisoft games return to Steam

Ubisoft and Valve Software have returned three of Ubisoft’s soon-to-be bestsellers to Steam online store on Saturday after they were removed from the system on Thursday and Friday. Neither Ubisoft, nor Valve have made any official statements on the matter. Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew – the titles …

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92 percent of PC game sales are digital

It turns out that digital downloads made up 92 per cent of all PC game sales worldwide in 2013, according to a new analyst report. In addition, that figure is supposed to grow over the next few years. The figures were obtained by Analyst, DFC Intelligence, which points out that these statistics …

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