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Steam Sale: Dragon Age: Origins Now 33% Off

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Now is your chance to pick up BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins on the cheap for Steam.

RPG fans who haven't yet picked up Dragon Age yet should be pleased to know that BioWare's fantastic fantasy role playing game is part of Steam's Midweek Madness sale.

Dragon Age: Origins and the Dragon Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition are now available for 33 percent off until Thursday at 4 PM PST. This brings the regular edition $33.49 and the Digital Deluxe edition $43.54.

Those who have already gone through Dragon Age: Origins can get more now with the Awakening expansion pack, though sadly that is not on sale on Steam at its $39.99 asking price.

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    CoderDunn , March 17, 2010 2:31 PM
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    No from me. I only buy 1) hot multiplayer games or 2) oldies under $5


    You miss out on a lot of really good games then.
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    jellico , March 17, 2010 2:18 PM
    I might have to actually buy this one (not I'm not a pirate). My friend bought it when it first came out and finished it a couple of weeks later. He gave me the game, but it absolute refuses to install on my system (64 bit Windows 7, core i5-750, Diamond Radeon HD 5850). I have tried with a couple of different DVD drives, over my network, and manually extracting the install files, but to no avail. Apparently this is a common problem with this game when installing from the DVD (based on the number of posts I've seen on various websites). Hopefully, I'll have better luck with a Steam download/install.
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    neiroatopelcc , March 17, 2010 2:23 PM
    If you like roleplaying this is the game for you!
    It isn't free world in the way oblivion is, but it's far superior to it in voice acting and has a solid gameplay. The plot is very good and multiforked, and you can't help but to feel you're IN the game, instead of just watching it. It beats nwn 1 and 2 in simplicity and is great fun. It's M rated for a reason, but then if you're reading this, chances are you're grown up enough to handle it.
    Great voice acting, great plot, great gameplay, easy modding installs(dazip), very good overall impression. Controls and menu system needs getting used to, but is still better than previous games from the vendor.
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    Hilarion , March 17, 2010 2:25 PM
    Had nary a problem installing it off of the DVD myself, although getting the online content has proved to be a nightmare and is still not working properly.
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    neiroatopelcc , March 17, 2010 2:25 PM
    jellicoI might have to actually buy this one (not I'm not a pirate). My friend bought it when it first came out and finished it a couple of weeks later. He gave me the game, but it absolute refuses to install on my system (64 bit Windows 7, core i5-750, Diamond Radeon HD 5850). I have tried with a couple of different DVD drives, over my network, and manually extracting the install files, but to no avail. Apparently this is a common problem with this game when installing from the DVD (based on the number of posts I've seen on various websites). Hopefully, I'll have better luck with a Steam download/install.


    install a downloaded copy instead - I always do that. Also makes the game easier to sell afterwards if the film on the dvd box hasn't been broken. And you're legally allowed to do that if you own the game - at least you were in denmark at the time I researched it.
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    CoderDunn , March 17, 2010 2:31 PM
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    No from me. I only buy 1) hot multiplayer games or 2) oldies under $5


    You miss out on a lot of really good games then.
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    imspecial , March 17, 2010 2:44 PM
    Amazing game...bought it last week and I still have not beaten it. Whats wrong with me?! Anywho, if you like rpg's and hate mmo's this will work out wonderfully!
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    jellico , March 17, 2010 2:45 PM
    neiroatopelccinstall a downloaded copy instead - I always do that. Also makes the game easier to sell afterwards if the film on the dvd box hasn't been broken. And you're legally allowed to do that if you own the game - at least you were in denmark at the time I researched it.

    Thanks, I'll give that try. I think they had some flaky discs in their initial release. That would explain why so many people experienced install problems.
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    Onus , March 17, 2010 2:53 PM
    This might be what finally gets me to load Steam. I bought the game on DVD and it installed fine, but having to use the DVD all the time to play it is an irritant I can do without.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 17, 2010 3:37 PM
    that is a good deal, I might just have to pick that up.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 17, 2010 3:41 PM
    Still seems like a lot of money.
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    Regulas , March 17, 2010 4:14 PM
    Did Dragon Age on my PC 2x, good game. I can't believe I am saying this but the way Dragon Age plays/controls, it would make a good game for the consoles. I am not playing into EA and buying expansion after expansion but I will wait and pick it up one year for the PS3 when a game of the year edition is at a discount price.
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    RazberyBandit , March 17, 2010 4:16 PM
    neiroatopelccinstall a downloaded copy instead - I always do that. Also makes the game easier to sell afterwards if the film on the dvd box hasn't been broken. And you're legally allowed to do that if you own the game - at least you were in denmark at the time I researched it.

    And just how does one get their CD-Key without opening the case, hmmm? :) 

    I've been wanting to get this and Mass Effect 2 for a while now. At least I'll be able to get one at a reduced price. My only complaint about using Steam is all Steam-purchased games install on the same drive partition as Steam itself.
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    Regulas , March 17, 2010 4:43 PM
    RazberyBanditAnd just how does one get their CD-Key without opening the case, hmmm? I've been wanting to get this and Mass Effect 2 for a while now. At least I'll be able to get one at a reduced price. My only complaint about using Steam is all Steam-purchased games install on the same drive partition as Steam itself.

    Buy it on DVD, the DRM is minimal (thank you EA for listening to gamers) does not need a internet connection to install, CD key only.
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    rodney_ws , March 17, 2010 5:11 PM
    EA / Bioware got a lot right on this one. Dragon Age: Origins felt EPIC.
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    Anonymous , March 17, 2010 5:47 PM
    Nice! Good thing I waited.
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    bildo123 , March 17, 2010 5:50 PM
    I'm gonna wait for the 'gold' pack or whenever they throw the two together, then when steam puts a deal on that. Although I may be waiting for some time.
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    koss64 , March 17, 2010 5:55 PM
    Picked up the Steam deal on Batman and just cause over the weekend , dont regret it one bit.
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    judeh101 , March 17, 2010 6:08 PM
    the picture on there seems very suggestive :p 
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    MayDay94 , March 17, 2010 6:11 PM
    got it on steam's black friday weekend sale for $37. the game is awesome thus far - about 65hrs in. however, i haven't played any bioware games that i didn't like.

    @koss, i also got that batman pkg deal over the weekend. these steam sales are too good to pass up! trine (awesome platformer) for $10, braid for $2.50, kotor (another bioware classic) and jade empire for $7.50, the entire overlord line-up for $7.50, l4d for $25. the list goes on and on...
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