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EA accidentally gave away thousands of free Origin games

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Oct 2012 12:08 User comments (5)

EA accidentally gave away thousands of free Origin games Someone at EA will have some explaining to do.
On Saturday, EA began giving gamers a special promo code if they completed a survey. The promo code was supposed to be good for one free download from the Origin digital download store.

However, as gamers quickly discovered, the code was not secured properly, and was good for as many games as your bandwidth could handle, for free.

Additionally, the code worked for Canadian Origin account holders, as well, and it didn't matter if you ever took the survey or not.

The code was out there for at least a few hours, prompting users to download all they could during the loophole period. One Redditer posted a screenshot of the 90GB worth of games he was able to download and boost his collection.

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5 user comments

116.10.2012 12:51


216.10.2012 14:58

I'm impressed by how careless these companies can be

logic is an enemy and truth is a menace

316.10.2012 19:32

Damn, it would have been nice to get in on that. Oh well.

417.10.2012 6:56

I would have loved to have get in on this.
But on the other thing i wonder what is going to happen to the guy from Origin that made this lil boo boo :P

Edited by DVDBack23

"the mediocre teacher tells. the good teacher explains. the superior teacher demonstrates. the great teacher inspires."- William Aruthur Ward

517.10.2012 12:36 fiancee's brother told me and bought his game about 20 minutes before. Then 1 minute after telling me, he checked and came back to say that it must have been patched.

Asked how he knew and said it was Facebooked early on.

I say that Facebookers are F'ing IDIOTS for violating the "word of mouth" rule. It's not "word of Facebook"..............Duh!!!! Facebook junkie LOSERS screwed this one for the most of us that are generally on top of EVERYTHING.

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