Battlefield 1942 Goes Free

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Doom972:
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What's funny is I've been labelled a Steam/Valve hater. Look at my icon. Something doesn't quite add up there.

Hallowed are the Ori...

Would you class John Riccitiello as the power hungry ascended beings or merely the Doci?

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I have Origin, and I have games on it, it doesn't bother me. This is free. Ftw. One more to the collection.

Frostbite3789:
The amount of Origin hate in this thread is frankly disgusting. As I'd be willing to bet most of those people use Steam, and hate Origin for no other reason than it's in vogue to do so.

"FREE GAME, BUT I HAVE TO USE DRM THAT ISN'T STEAM? LOLNOTHANKS."

Way to go community. Really plowing my faith in humanity into the dirt. Thanks.

*shrugs* for me there's only two things I don't like about origin 1) I get taxed and 2) all my expansions are seperate instead of together (can hide it but still) I won't be using instead of steam (don't get taxed buying games on steam) but honestly it's not that bad

Luckily for me I have the physical copy of the game, including expansions. However I have misplaced the CD Key and am unable to install, so it is nice I can pick this up for free. Hopefully it doesn't get iffy with mods.

Requires Origin, huh? Enthusiasm gone, will not get. All glory to the Steam Overlords, joking comments one could interpret as 'fanboyism' but in actuality are preference to a delivery system this one finds superior, you get the idea.

Besides, does it have HATS?! NO, I say, no it does not! Team Fortress 2 is better because it has hats.

No Origin, no Battlefield.

That's all I needed to hear. Oh well.

VladG:
Well, this is mildly interesting, I never really got into the Battlefield games

Andy Chalk:

the game requires Origin, EA's Steam-style online service that gamers love to hate. No Origin, no Battlefield.

Aaand it's gone.

+1

Dont you guys ever think that EA is doing this from the bottom of its heart, is using a great game to attract a public to the platform no one (in his sane stat of mind) wants.

I still have my BF1942 disks, sorry Origin, no sale.

Honestly, even though I despise origin, I can still see the point that a digital release of a game would make sense to put on origin. However what annoys me is they only put it up for grabs for 5 months meaning it wont reach its intended audience before its too late meaning this was nothing but a crappy marketing stunt. I would however love to see a HD release, I mean wtf EA you have a money machine next to you and your not using it??!??!?

It says that the free version MP is not compatible with the box version. Why?

Anyway, still have my game disc and both expansions and I don't feel the need to download this version when it wont work with my favorite servers.

What? Sorry, i was to busy playing minecraft to notice or care, and my Battlefield 3 game was moved to the lowest point on the shelf because of your mandatory 2GB update which is like a huge tax on the poor whom only have 4GB Arcade Xbox 360's.

vfn4i83:

VladG:
Well, this is mildly interesting, I never really got into the Battlefield games

Andy Chalk:

the game requires Origin, EA's Steam-style online service that gamers love to hate. No Origin, no Battlefield.

Aaand it's gone.

+1

Dont you guys ever think that EA is doing this from the bottom of its heart, is using a great game to attract a public to the platform no one (in his sane stat of mind) wants.

From the bottom of its heart?! You are aware that EA is a private compeny, right? Of course they are doing it also to promote Origin, but where will they offer a free digital copy of a game if not on their very own digital distribution system?

OT: That's great, I remember fondly BF1942. I wish only I would have time to play it.

Super bummed that origin players and disk players can't play against each other.

God I'm torn over this- do I jump on the origin bandwagon so I can ruthlessly wipe out all the kids flocking to it, or stick to the disk version?

First reaction: Yaaaaaaaaaaaay, free Battlefield!

Second reaction: Ah, damn, origin and no playing with boxed versions online.

Third reaction: Origin wants to to connect to game or whatever and refuses me to go online.

Fourth reaction: Stuck in offline mode and can't do shit, fuck Origin.

So lets see, you require origin, you cant play with those who have boxed versions and you don't get the expansions, sorry but no.

It's not that I necessarily care about Origin itself as a client, but that I even have to download their dumbass client AT ALL. I've already had to suck it up some and download effing Uplay when I bought my copy of Far Cry 3 off Steam. And I have to boot it up EVERY TIME I want to play it because it can't use Steam's system for some reason... Even though it's already ON Steam. >_>

And as everyone already said, it's not THAT great of an offer considering that it doesn't come with any of its expansions. So yeah, that's why I, personally, am turning my nose up at this.

If people want an amazing alternative to this that doesn't use Origin, I would HIGHLY recommend Insurgency with the WW2 mod which the devs even officially supported.

Arnoxthe1:
It's not that I necessarily care about Origin itself as a client, but that I even have to download their dumbass client AT ALL. I've already had to suck it up some and download effing Uplay when I bought my copy of Far Cry 3 off Steam. And I have to boot it up EVERY TIME I want to play it because it can't use Steam's system for some reason... Even though it's already ON Steam. >_>

And as everyone already said, it's not THAT great of an offer considering that it doesn't come with any of its expansions. So yeah, that's why I, personally, am turning my nose up at this.

If people want an amazing alternative to this that doesn't use Origin, I would HIGHLY recommend Insurgency with the WW2 mod which the devs even officially supported.

it's ok, this offer expired 3 years ago...

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