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The Original Crysis - $1 for Today Only
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36655 posts
For the entire day of January 12th, Electronic Arts are offering the original Crysis game on Origin for the pretty rad price of $1.

If you haven't had a chance to check out Crytek's sci-fi FPS - well, now's probably a good time to pick it up. Those who came in late might want to check out our game page for some more information, but if you have a dollar to spare, go buy it now from the Origin store.

edit: The deal is over!
12:04am 12/01/13 Permalink
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DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3333 posts
Fuck thats a bargain. Bet they just wanna collect email addresses required for origin then spam prior to crysis 3's release.
12:13am 12/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21117 posts
Why not just get the crysis ultimate thing for the low low price of $100US (I assume it was US) and get crysis 1, 2, super mega action packed DLC (forget what it's called) and all the day 1 crysis 3 unlocks.
12:44am 12/01/13 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
257 posts
Good price for the game... shame Origin is soo bad.
12:01pm 12/01/13 Permalink
breno
Melbourne, Victoria
107 posts
Got it off steam for $3 during the Winter sale, worth the extra $2 having it on steam
12:09pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
258 posts
Got it off steam for $3 during the Winter sale, worth the extra $2 having it on steam


Yes that and I've uninstalled Origin because they stuffed up Battlefield.
12:23pm 12/01/13 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1133 posts
Good price for the game... shame Origin is soo bad.

Everyone is quick to say that, but what exactly is soo bad about Origin?
12:31pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21121 posts
I'd rather have games not be forced to use either steam or origin. If I buy a game on CD I don't want to have to keep logging into steam / origin. One off online activation I'm ok with, but not this constant bullshit. No wonder people pirate stuff.
12:44pm 12/01/13 Permalink
twenty1
Melbourne, Victoria
177 posts
Still not worth a dollar because its on origin. Would have picked it up to if it weren't for that.
12:45pm 12/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16499 posts
I'd rather have games not be forced to use either steam or origin. If I buy a game on CD I don't want to have to keep logging into steam / origin. One off online activation I'm ok with, but not this constant bullshit. No wonder people pirate stuff.


i'm pretty sure you can play most games on steam in offline mode
12:49pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21123 posts
which still requires steam to be running. It would be ok if the games themselves ran without needing steam to also be running (I think some might?).

also, offline mode has always given me trouble. I've never actually been able to use it up until maybe a month or two ago. It always just kept trying to sign in, even if I disabled all my network adapters, turned off the modem and wrapped my house in tinfoil, steam STILL tried to sign in over and over. Thankfully it works now though (i think) because when I'm capped it sometimes takes over 5 minutes just to sign in (I fucking wish I was joking). Bloated piece of shit.
12:57pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5589 posts
Everyone is quick to say that, but what exactly is soo bad about Origin?


This was me this morning:

Ooh Crysis for a dollar, I'll get in on that.
...Install Origin...
...Origin is updating...1%...100%...Done

Origin window disappears then nothing - it seems to be installed and running in the background for over 10 minutes, but no ui, no cpu disk or network access, alt-tab nothing, just sitting there.

Kill process, Uninstall - uninstaller hangs.
Kill process, "Origin is now uninstalled!"...err OK.

Re-download, reinstall
...Origin is updating...1%...100%...Done

Exactly the same thing as before, EA Fails.
01:04pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21125 posts
Yep. You have to kill it, then just run it normally from the shortcut I think. Pretty sure the same thing happened to me.
01:08pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5590 posts
Tried that and it still froze, but I'm giving it another go after a reboot.

Edit: reboot must have worked. It's starting now, though the first impressions don't fill me with confidence.
01:14pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13357 posts
The client is a bit meh but it shits all over steam for dl speeds.
02:28pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
259 posts
Everyone is quick to say that, but what exactly is soo bad about Origin?


Everytime I load Origin it bugs out and I can't start my games. So i click around and try refresh the screen so it's not jumping everywhere.
When I load Origin my whole computer freezes and net drops out. Takes about 2 mins to get back to normal.
There are always massive updates, the downloads are slowing down as more people jump onto Origin.
When your game files are out of date or corrupt, on steam you can validate files and it will download what you need. On Origin it downloads the whole game again from scratch (grrrr).

And EA have ruined the Battlefield franchise.
03:33pm 12/01/13 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
1718 posts
How did they ruin battlefield?
03:36pm 12/01/13 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3687 posts
$1 doesn't seem worth the hassle to install Origin, plus I've already got Crysis on Steam. I've managed to avoid Origin so far but I really want to play the new Sim City game.
04:06pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Ronnny
14 posts
Origin runs fine and downloads fast.
04:38pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
260 posts
How did they ruin battlefield?


Battlefield 1942 was very open field based combat, maps were big, much bigger than BF3. The combat was paced and not as intense as FPS's are going these days. BF2 was very good stuck with the big map theme and many vehicles and loadouts, and modernised it which was a good step forward.

BF3 is very pretty game, but thats as far as it goes. The maps suck, too small. Most of the maps are corridor based COD type. I like the destructable buildings but that doesn't cure the crappy maps.I bought the deluxe version and I played it solidly for about 2 months and just gave up, the map was too small got boring and fights became repetitive.

Both games had issues but the map design is where it loses it for me. My most hated was Operation metro, just walls of people running into each other (fail). I bailed when close quarters came out and haven't bothered with the rest of the dlc's cause I've lost faith. I now play ARMA 2 and Planetside 2.
05:05pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Darkhawk
Melbourne, Victoria
48 posts
Crysis is an average game at best. Very pretty, but that's it. $1 is still a bargain though, although if you have to install Origin to get it I'd recommend getting a pirate version!
05:41pm 12/01/13 Permalink
tommoz
15 posts
Ozzy, bf3 has bigger maps than any of the previous games. Operation metro is one out of like, 20 maps that is small LOL. Fuck i hate the internet sometimes. Anyway if you got problems with origin get a good computer, mine works perfectly and iv never had a problem with it. Crysis for $1 is awesome as well
06:01pm 12/01/13 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5694 posts
Anyone notice that ausgamers has an affiliate link?

Expect bans if you diss Origin or EA.
06:48pm 12/01/13 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1134 posts
I've already got it on Steam so I won't bother getting this, even for $1.

But as others have said, I've yet to experience any issues with Origin. The overlay is nice and non-intrusive, super fast download speeds and I've yet to have a crash or run into any issues you guys have faced.

I have no doubt it has it issues, as does Steam, but I feel it is 'the thing to do' to just rip on Origin because it is EA, when I have nothing but positive feedback from my time using it.

uPlay on the other hand is useless, intrusive and slow as shit.
07:08pm 12/01/13 Permalink
breno
Melbourne, Victoria
108 posts
I havent had any issues with Origin, fast downloads. Actually i've only had good experience with Origin and EA staff, when I had an issue with BF2142 they worked with me on the issue. But then again we all have different experiences
07:12pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Boxhead
Brisbane, Queensland
12403 posts
Anyone notice that ausgamers has an affiliate link?


http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/3015864

Are you new at this internet stuff?
07:20pm 12/01/13 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1137 posts
Internet? Ohhhh you mean the Googles.
07:48pm 12/01/13 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36659 posts
that's not really how it works greazy; maybe by the time your ban wears off you'll have thought about it some more and next time you won't post such a needlessly offensive comment... by the way, did you even read any of the comments above your post? Most of them are sharply critical of Origin.
08:16pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
261 posts
Ozzy, bf3 has bigger maps than any of the previous games. Operation metro is one out of like, 20 maps that is small LOL. Fuck i hate the internet sometimes. Anyway if you got problems with origin get a good computer, mine works perfectly and iv never had a problem with it. Crysis for $1 is awesome as well


i5 quadcore, 16gb ram GTX 570 SSD... windows 7... I can't explain it, but its weird... anyway I've uninstalled it.

I was talking about map design... leading into 2-3 choke points then it becomes wall vs wall... Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. The best maps were back to kardkand maps... revamped older ones.

The bad thing about Metro wasn't the size.. it was the design of the map. Nose hair canals, Seen crossing... etc...

BF2 and 1942 had an excellent modding community. Dice won't release this time because of "hacking", im suspicious....
10:22pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2277 posts
whats your battleog username ozzy?
12:37am 13/01/13 Permalink
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