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If only Origin North America had the same sale. Black Scorpion wants Spore for a cheap price too!
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World Adventures through Pets. Digital and Physical versions. US and Canada ONLY! MUAHAHAHAHAA!!!
This is EA/Origin News. NOT Sims news. You’ve been warned!
I don’t recognize any of these, but maybe you guys/gals do.
Electronic Arts is growing its stable of games available on its Origin download service with new partnerships with 11 publishers.
CD Projekt RED
Core Learning Ltd.
No official titles from the other partners have been announced for Origin.
Start of a rambling post (some things may not make sense due to my poor thought process):
I’ve been pretty much out of the loop for these past couple of weeks while The Black Scorpion does most of the updates and an occasional post from the other staff members. As many of you know, there is a beta going on for The Sims 3 Showtime that certain folks are participating in. Well, long story short – and I’m not sure who – somebody broke their NDA and ended up posting stuff to the exchange that they shouldn’t have. Then fan sites picked up on it, and well, apparently it got nasty. Not with us though, thankfully.
However, with all this taking place and discussions back and forth, I think it’s time for an apology to the SimGuru’s. You see, I know that I (myself, as an individual) am more than likely blacklisted from anything EA related – beta testing, studio visits, etc. due to my personal opinions on some things within the company. I can’t apologies for my opinions (i.e. The Store prices, the way some things are handled over at the official forums/community, etc), but I can apologies for my rudeness and overall behavior towards them.
In the past, I posted leaked stuff (but I did not sign anything) – back then, all responsibility was on me. But I have to remember – others post here now, so that my own opinion/behavior/posts do not represent just myself – but the overall site and everyone who is a part of it. I have to be careful with this from now on. Due to my actions, not only have I jeopardized my relations with EA and The Sims Team, but it’s very possible that I may have dragged The Black Scorpion and the rest of the staff with me. I never thought of that, and to me, it’s just wrong. So to the Guru’s reading this, while you’re more than welcome to have your own personal bad opinions about me, please DON’T let that reflect to the rest of the staff.
From now on, we’re going to be a lot more careful in what we post, and we shall avoid posting internal leaks from within EA as well as any leaks that may have came from broken NDA’s through beta testing. In fact, we actually should be thankful for the beta testing, because…well, the keyword is testing, and even though some folks are drooling to get as much info as they can from the next expansion pack, we at least know that The Sims Team is actually letting some folks in the community point out bugs and try to get them fixed before the game, which personally, I would like to have more of in the future and I hope that this did not ruin any potential upcoming betas.
Pre-order the Limited, Collector’s or Base Game + Showtime versions of Showtime via Origin and get a free Stuff Pack of your choice! That is, if it’s High-End Loft, Fast Lane or Outdoor Living. Town Life and Master Suite are NOT part of this deal. Also, this deal is sadly ONLY for US and Canada.
Thanks to SimsVIP for the tip!
EA/Origin News and NOT Sims News… At least not yet anyways, or maybe it kinda is?
So it seems that EA has added another game to the slowly increasing list of games that ALWAYS require Origin to run. This time it’s Mass Effect 3. What’s that? You bought the retail version thus you don’t HAVE to use Origin? WRONG! It’s bad enough that some require a constant internet connection, i.e. Darkspore and Sims FreePlay, but Origin as well? The only thing worse than this is if Origin was secretly Spyware used by EA to what else, spy on us Simmers and gamers who use their games. Oh wait, IT IS! But EA still denies it, even though it’s printed clear as day in Origin’s EULA.
If you want to take a stand against EA’s PC download service Origin and you’re looking forward to playing Mass Effect 3, it looks like you’ll be playing the game on console. According to a post on BioWare’s forums, Origin is required to play the PC game, whether you plan on downloading it or buying it at retail. “We are intent on providing Mass Effect to players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers.”
Priestly also addresses user concerns about Origin being spyware (surprisingly enough, he says it’s not), and says that players will be able to opt out of the game’s data-collection services.
It’s Sexy Updating Time!!! After updating you should be up to version 18.104.22.168