Well, the title about says it all…
EA has decided to no longer sell physical/boxed copies of games through the Origin store. News to me was that you could actually buy physical copies on the Origin store. They claim that only 1% of their customers actually bought physical copies through Origin, though it seems likely to me that’s ’cause people weren’t really aware they could buy physical copies there. Though chances are it’d be cheaper to buy your physicals (heh) through a retailer anyway.
There seems to be some confusion about whether EA/Origin games will now no longer be available as physical copies at all, and the announcement doesn’t exactly deal with that point explicitly, but rest assured that’s not the case. This is not an end to physical copies for Origin entirely, you just can’t buy them directly off the Origin store. This guys says so pretty clearly, and he seems legit.
So, Dead Space is free (like free beer), until 8 May 2014. Hit the jump for more sweet, sweet info.
It’s been much too long since I did anything on here, so while I faff around getting the Max Payne 3 review done (it’s been stuck in the ProcrastiNation for about two weeks now…) this here belated activity is my attempt at redemption.
Hit ‘dat jump fo’ deets.