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EA Origin now available for Mac

By Matthew Handrahan

EA Origin now available for Mac

Fri 08 Feb 2013 2:10pm GMT / 9:10am EST / 6:10am PST

Buying select EA titles will unlock both PC and Mac downloads

EA's online retail platform Origin is now available for the Mac.

The Mac version of Origin has been built specifically for Mac hardware, and supports most of PC Origin's key features, including cloud storage and social media integration.

It also heralds the launch of "dual-platform play" for selected EA Games: on some of the publisher's titles, a single Origin transaction will buy both PC and Mac downloads.

"Our vision with Origin is to connect your gaming universe online, and today we're taking a major step in expanding our service to reach Mac-based gamers worldwide," said Michael Blank, vice president of production for Origin at EA.

"In delivering great game content, connecting the Origin service across PC, Mac and iOS devices, and offering great value to gamers with dual-platform play on select EA titles, Origin is making it easier than ever before for gamers to connect and play anytime, anywhere."

EA's Origin now reaches almost 40 million users across both PC and iOS platforms.

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Patrick Williams Medicine and Research

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Dragon Age products were previously not transferable, emphasizing "selected EA games".

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Patrick Williams on 8th February 2013 6:41pm

Posted:3 years ago


Tom Keresztes Programmer

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PC and iOS? Isnt that supposed to be MacOS?

Posted:3 years ago


Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises

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Don't do it Mac users!!!!! Origin is pure garbage, and their billing system will overcharge you every chance it gets. Every pre-order offer through Origin is a scam, with SWTOR they promised 5 days early access but most people only got 1 or 2 days early access. With Battlefield 3 they promised a pre-order discount which you only find out was a lie after you get your credit card statement a month later.

Posted:3 years ago


Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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@ Craig and their preorder promotion for Sim City is $50 off on Origin... but you have to spend that $50 off $10 at a time.

Posted:3 years ago


gi biz ;,

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Wth is origin?? _

Posted:3 years ago


Christopher Bowen Editor in Chief, Gaming Bus

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Yes, I can get broken spyware on OSX, too!

Posted:3 years ago


Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games

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i like Origin better than steam. however mac never stopped being a pathetic gaming system... at least it has all possible SIMS versions :) i wonder why they even bothered.

Posted:3 years ago


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