Origin’s Black Friday Deals Are Great, Surprisingly
And so it is that the crush of Black Friday shopping deals continues apace. Next up on the list of things to blow your hard-earned money on, it’s Electronic Arts’ Origin service, which has several decent deals available for you. Amazingly, they don’t come with a promise to give them your first born son, or a requirement that you will only enjoy them in multiplayer. WARNING: They are all for EA games.
Honestly, these deals are pretty spectacular, up to 70% off in some cases. For instance:
* The Sims™ 3 Supernatural for $19.99.
* Battlefield 3 for $12.00 (!!!!).
* Saints Row: The Third for $19.99 (seriously, but this game immediately. UPDATE: There is a much better deal on Steam. Go buy it there.)
* The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for $14.99.
What’s hilarious is that EA has extended these offers to Europe, and in doing so, they had to explain just what the hell Black Friday is. “Black Friday is a relatively new concept in Europe,” they explain. “It traditionally refers to the beginning of the Christmas shopping period and falls on the day after the American Thanksgiving day. On Black Friday, US retailers tend to open incredibly early and offer amazing sales deals for a limited time only.” So make a note, Europeans: You’ve just been colonized by America’s worst version of Capitalism.
Anyway, these sales end today. Obviously, it means you have to deal with EA/Origin crap, and it’s almost certain Steam has better offers. But, at least EA is trying! For more information, head over to Origin.