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These are the Free Games EA is Giving Out for SimCity Fiasco

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EA's giving away one free game to SimCity purchasers.

After a week of accusations being thrown around that always-online wasn't actually necessary to keep SimCity running, and that it was tacked on merely as DRM, EA's finally trying to make amends by offering up a free game to SimCity buyers.

The eight games up for the offer are the following:

·        Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)

·        Bejeweled 3

·        Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)

·        Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)

·        Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Standard Edition)

·        Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)

·        Plants vs. Zombies

·        SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

To get the most bang for your buck, Dead Space 3 is probably your best bet, since it’s the most recent release and is still going at retail for $60. Alternatively, Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 aren't bad choices either. Let's not talk even bring Plants vs. Zombies or Medal of Honor: Warfighter to the table.

The offer is even valid for new SimCity buyers until March 25th. However, the game must be redeemed by March 30th, or else the offer will no longer be available. Two games for the price of one? Sounds like a deal…


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    xpeh , March 18, 2013 12:31 PM
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    Let's not talk even bring Plants vs. Zombies or Medal of Honor: Warfighter to the table.


    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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    Onus , March 18, 2013 12:18 PM
    So, is there any possibility they will scrap the always-online requirement? That is their only hope of getting me to buy Sim City.
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    Murissokah , March 18, 2013 12:22 PM
    It is great to see greedy decisions biting the company in the ass.
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  • 26 Hide
    Onus , March 18, 2013 12:18 PM
    So, is there any possibility they will scrap the always-online requirement? That is their only hope of getting me to buy Sim City.
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    Murissokah , March 18, 2013 12:22 PM
    It is great to see greedy decisions biting the company in the ass.
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    irish_adam , March 18, 2013 12:26 PM
    OnusSo, is there any possibility they will scrap the always-online requirement? That is their only hope of getting me to buy Sim City.


    if you read the bbc story on this

    Quote:
    But Ms Bradshaw said the always-on requirement was "fundamental" to what the company wanted to do with SimCity and it was "designed" with multiplayer in mind.


    so no
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    blazorthon , March 18, 2013 12:27 PM
    Offer only available until March 28th? It seems like they're trying to sweep this offer under the rug before most people even notice it while still being able to claim that they've made amends over this mess.
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    bigpinkdragon286 , March 18, 2013 12:30 PM
    At this point I wouldn't even want "SimCity 5" if it was the free game, if it means tacit support for EA and Origin.
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    xpeh , March 18, 2013 12:31 PM
    Quote:
    Let's not talk even bring Plants vs. Zombies or Medal of Honor: Warfighter to the table.


    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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    reviewer888 , March 18, 2013 12:32 PM
    Even this is not enough for me to buy an EA game. They can give a 10 for 1 and it isn't even worth a dime. EA ruins everything they touch and they have been rejected by the community years ago and will only catch up in time.
    EA, go away.
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    bryonhowley , March 18, 2013 12:37 PM
    Well they can keep the free game and just remove the always online requirement for single player. Until then I will not buy. I feel the same way about SimCity as I did Diablo 3 I only play single player and will not buy a game that requires connection to a server for single play game.

    I am not going to buy a game that I may not be able to play a few years from now because the server is no longer online. I just do not understand why company's can't understand this. EA had to see the customer feed back when UBI Soft did the same thing and the later backed off some what made EA think that there customers would be OK with this?
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    ddpruitt , March 18, 2013 12:47 PM
    That sucks. I already have most of the games on this list. I'm stuck with either NFS or bejeweled.

    Way to make up for it EA, offer games you know most people already have.
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    aoneone , March 18, 2013 12:47 PM
    So which one of the free games should I choose for that list? Dead space 3 or mass effect 3? I want to know what is the best bang for the free BUCK LOL ^_^
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    fimbulvinter , March 18, 2013 1:02 PM
    aoneoneSo which one of the free games should I choose for that list? Dead space 3 or mass effect 3? I want to know what is the best bang for the free BUCK LOL ^_^


    Mass Effect 3 is a good game and the co-op multiplayer keeps me coming back to it as it is super fun and they have been really good about updating it with new classes, weapons, and enemies since release.

    Being that I own it though the only real option for me is Dead Space 3. You really can't go wrong with ME3 though if you enjoy co-op multiplayer.
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    getochkn , March 18, 2013 1:03 PM
    Two things tick me off about it and I'm glad I decided not preorder at the last second. One, is they never mentioned on the site about it anywhere that you NEEDED an internet connection to play. Two, once it did come out, they LIED right outright to everyone saying the internet connection was needed because the servers processed part of your city. We now know that is total BS and they should be sued for lying to people outright.
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    zyzeast , March 18, 2013 1:05 PM
    xpehHas anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

    This sentence just blew my mind.
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    tiret , March 18, 2013 1:17 PM
    give credit where it's due - u didnt see activision/blizzard giving a free game away after the diablo 3 flop!
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    guerrero , March 18, 2013 1:19 PM
    So if I would buy SimCity right now would I get a free game? Hypothetically speaking you know (I'm not going to do this)
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    cyphacipher , March 18, 2013 1:22 PM
    bryonhowleyWell they can keep the free game and just remove the always online requirement for single player. Until then I will not buy. I feel the same way about SimCity as I did Diablo 3 I only play single player and will not buy a game that requires connection to a server for single play game.I am not going to buy a game that I may not be able to play a few years from now because the server is no longer online. I just do not understand why company's can't understand this. EA had to see the customer feed back when UBI Soft did the same thing and the later backed off some what made EA think that there customers would be OK with this?


    This so much. Soon there wont be "classic games" anymore. This constant on drm will make a purchase you made today obsolete a few years down the line when the servers have been shut down. Its sad that I can pick up a snes game or sega genesis game from the 90's and still play, but won't be able to play a game I bought this year in 3 years from now.
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    ibjeepr , March 18, 2013 1:27 PM
    xpehHas anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


    Am I the only one that has no idea what he just said?
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    SkegDev , March 18, 2013 1:28 PM
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    give credit where it's due - u didnt see activision/blizzard giving a free game away after the diablo 3 flop!


    The problem is that most people are blinded by their hate so much that they cannot see the truth. EA could disappear any time and I would not miss them for 2 secs but to do this is actually commendable and more than most publishers would offer so it deserves at least a bit of praise.
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    skit75 , March 18, 2013 1:29 PM
    zyzeastThis sentence just blew my mind.



    "Let's not talk even bring Plants vs. Zombies or Medal of Honor: Warfighter to the table."

    Only the article author, Catherine, knows what he is saying.
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