Origin Launches "Game Time" Program, Offers Titanfall Free for Two Days

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  1. Gahars
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    There's been time after time over the years. "Lunch Time," "Me Time," "Space Time," everything is getting its own time.

    Well, Origin is joining the fray with its revolutionary new sense of time - Game Time. Also, they're letting you play games free for a limited time, which is nice, I guess.

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    This is similar to Valve's own Steam Free Weekends with one unique twist: it's not limited to the weekend. The clock begins right when you begin playing the game, whether it be that very day or on the following Wednesday.

    This is a really cool move, and I'm glad to see EA tak- wait, wait a minute, Johnson, roll back the tape. Oh. Oh. Ohhhh.

    EA, your evil knows no bounds.
     
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    "Suck on my free games, inferior cheapskate race scum!"

    Seriously though, trials like this are a nice gesture. Sure, you won't accomplish much in two days, but at least you'll get to try more than in a normal demo.
     
  3. Zerousen

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    So it's basically a Steam free weekend, except you can save it for later? At first I thought it meant that I got to keep playing whenever I wanted until I've dumped 48 hours into it and it expired.
     
  4. vayanui8

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    I have to give EA credit, they're making origin a pretty attractive offer these days.
     
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    Totally. A few days ago (during the E3) they had some amazing offers. Plus DAI it's discounted right now.
     
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    That pic made me laugh my ass off... If I didn't think it was inappropriate I would probably use it for my avatar it's just so over the top lol
     
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    Damn it Gahars! Why are you always faster than me? :ohnoes:
     
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    Wow, wish I could call my time limited demos something cool and get props for it.
     
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    I guess it's a nice move. Personally, I stay the hell away from this, just as I stay away from all forms of free-with-a-catch things (including steam's free weekends and FtP games).

    Policies like this are meant to sucker you into buying games you otherwise wouldn't have bought. And it sort of creeps me out how more and more game companies seem to copy sales techniques by drug pushers ('the first sample's free, my friend'). :unsure:
     
  11. ilman

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    If it weren't 50 Gigs for a 2-day demo, I may have d/l-ed it...
    I'd spend more time downloading than playing...
     
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    It unpacks as you download so that 50 GB Download it waves around is actually more like 20-25 excluding patches and DLC. It's 50 Gigs worth of files but you're only downloading like half that.
     
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    I don't think drug dealers invented the concept of free trials/samples. It'd probably be more accurate to say that dealers copied sales techniques from salesmen.

    Still, wouldn't be a bad slogan... "Titanfall: It's like crack."
     
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    Well the thinking is you'll start the demo, go "THIS GAME IS AMAZING" and just buy it. And you'll conveniently have all the files for it already.
     
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    Nice feature, if I could be assed to download Titanfall I might partake...but 25-50GBs? Nah.
     
  16. Mario92

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    I was also "wtf didn't this suppose to run with Source engine?" and downloaded it. Answer is it's 90% audio files and best part is it actually still unpacks it after download! It took almost an hour to unpack.
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    If you wanna try the game first before buying, this it it, its for free this weekend only

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  18. stanleyopar2000

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    this isn't replacing the "on the house" program is it?...
     
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    Nope. On the House is still going to be a thing, along with this.
     
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    Damn you EA now I want to buy titanfall after playing it