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Give The Gift Of Gaming With Holiday Deals On Origin

It doesn’t matter how bad you are at wrapping gifts; if the prize beneath the paper is a shiny new video game, even duct tape and newsprint are forgivable offenses. Make that game Battlefield 3 or Need for Speed The Run, and you may even be able to skip the gift wrap entirely. Not that you’ll need to, with Origin rolling out their new holiday deals page.

Origin’s new holiday storefront is packed with deals that are perfect for the giving season, with new ones coming every week. Today, get seven great racing games for $79.99 or score the entire Sims collection – a total of 11 games – for $179.99. That’s less than $17 per game, with titles including The Sims 3 and the newly released The Sims 3 Pets. Not your flavor? Check back next week for a brand new set of holiday specials.

To make it even easier to find the games you love to play, the Origin holiday deals page is organized into categories like “Action/Shooter,” “Racing,” and “Simulation.” You’ll also find deals that you can't get anywhere else, like the Battlefield 3 limited-edition poster offer.

Check out this week’s deals on the Origin holiday page. Then, if you don’t find something that’s right for you, bookmark the site and check back later – we’ll be coming up with new offers every week through January 1, 2012.

Happy holiday shopping!

Comments (10)

  1. 0 0
    Can't wait!
    Nov 1, 2011
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  2. +2 -1
    Should Valve/Steam be mad? Their holiday slogan is "Give the gift of Game" and EA's apparantly is "Give the gift of gaming". Oddly close... Whatever, EA blows.
    Nov 2, 2011
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  3. 0 0
    No se como arcctivo mi online pass de BF3
    Nov 2, 2011
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  4. +1 0
    and plus, it seems like it's north america exclusive.. dont know about europe though. i live in Brazil and i don't see any sale on that link .-.
    Nov 2, 2011
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  5. +6 0
    so... how does one "Gift" a game...
    Nov 5, 2011
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  6. +1 0
    Searched everywhere - I have 4 machines at home on a lan and I want to buy BF3 for all of them - how do you do this without having to have 4 email addresses? Gift like you can do on Steam? Looks like Origin haven't thought this through? I want one account so I can see all my licences. Apart from that BF3 needs: Coop like BF1942/Bf2 - and LAN support and Mod support. If EA and Dice want BF3 to last 5 years they need these features. BF3 isn't balanced - its too easy to kill or get killed.
    Nov 12, 2011
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  7. +3 0
    So you guys launch a service to compete with Steam but I cannot buy my friend a game and gift it to him?? Really?
    Dec 11, 2011
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  8. 0 0
    I have to admit that this is a half-baked service. I suggest EA return to Steam before they lose a lot more customers. One can forgive buggy products that endlessly patch, but impediments to purchasing are commercial suicide. Documenting a non existent 'Gift' option in the Customer Services help is a nice touch...
    Dec 15, 2011
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  9. +1 0
    Why didnt you include the fact that you HAVE NO GIFTING OPTION! There is absolutely no way to buy games as a gift according to your CS rep. Something your forced membership should know dont you think?
    Dec 15, 2011
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  10. +2 0
    "GIVE THE GIFT OF GAMING" how is that supposed to work on a service that doesn't support gifting games?
    Dec 24, 2011
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