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Old 17th Jul 2014, 12:26   #1
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EA upgrades all The Sims 2 owners to Ultimate Edition

The last update the game will ever get.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...mate-edition/1
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 12:44   #2
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Is there hope yet that they could give everyone with a copy of SimCity a free upgrade to Sim City 4?
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 13:45   #3
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Is there hope yet that they could give everyone with a copy of SimCity a free upgrade to Sim City 4?
Sure, just another eight years and seven months to wait.
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 14:25   #4
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Not that I'm complaining about free games but I think I'd much rather have free expansions to games I already own than have games given away for free that I may have already bought. I feel people are much less inclined to buy an expansion or DLC than the "root" game. I feel like this idea is much more in EA's interest.
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 18:19   #5
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I certainly didn't expect this, not from EA.
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EA has apparently decided it's too much work to verify that people have a physical copy of the game, so The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition is now completely free for everyone. Add it to your Origin basket, then use the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS to apply a 100% discount. Not bad, EA, not bad at all.
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EA has apparently decided it's too much work to verify that people have a physical copy of the game, so The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition is now completely free for everyone. Add it to your Origin basket, then use the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS to apply a 100% discount. Not bad, EA, not bad at all.
Exactly, I was hanging on the phone, trying to get my copy registered and entered the code while waiting.

They have been kind of courteous. I have had Peggle, Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies from them as well.
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Exactly, I was hanging on the phone, trying to get my copy registered and entered the code while waiting.

They have been kind of courteous. I have had Peggle, Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies from them as well.
They're all games they don't make money from anymore and likely never will, but if you hadn't noticed, they're all games that either have expansion packs or sequels to them. It's basically just a marketing ploy for EA to encourage people to buy the newer games. I thought it was pretty strange they gave away BF3 so quickly but I think the idea behind that was "this is an advanced and graphically amazing game, but we have something even better, for a price".
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Well, even if it is cheap marketing. It probably works.
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It seem EA have gone one step further.
http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to...te-collection/
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Because you’re a passionate The Sims 2 player, we’re making The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection available free of charge to download to your Origin library. To add the game, just follow these steps:

Note, if you already have another version of The Sims 2 installed, make sure you backup your The Sims 2 saves and uninstall your version of The Sims 2, either automatically or manually, before following these directions.

Start by downloading and installing Origin. If you already have Origin you can skip to step 3.
Not an Origin member? Create a free Origin Account to get in the game.
Launch Origin and log into your Origin Account.
From the ‘Games’ tab in the Origin menu, select ‘Redeem Product Code’ and enter the code
I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

If you’re already an Origin member, you can also redeem your code online. Just visit the Origin code redemption page and log in to your Origin Account. Then enter I-LOVE-THE-SIMS in the ‘Product Code’ field.

Log into Origin and download and play the game any time you want .

Thanks for being a passionate The Sims fan, and enjoy your copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.

This code will available for redemption until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT.
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