EA Unveils Free Games For Beleaguered ‘SimCity’ Owners, Is Available Now [UPDATED]

Posted by on March 18, 2013 at 9:54 am
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“Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?” – Alanis Morissette on Electronic Arts’ server issues

Oh, EA. After a few weeks of continued issues with their big urban planning game, the company unveiled which games were going to be made free to anyone who purchased SimCity before May 25th. This means you still have a week to purchase SimCity and get a free game alongside. Ironically, only quick hands got a hold of which titles those would be because the blog post announcing it is inaccessible because of, ahem, server issues. Perhaps the company should ban liquor around the IT department.

The titles are as follows:

  • Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

That’s really not a bad haul and I’m tempted to give SimCity 4 another shot after not quite enjoying it a decade ago. If you want to try the official source, you can definitely try below and maybe it’ll be available some day.

UPDATE: And it’s up!

UPDATE #2: The e-mails sent out indicate that the games will be available in a “special downloadable portal” within Origin later this week.

UPDATE #3: I can confirm that this update is up now.

Source: EA

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