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News EA launches free games promotion with Dead Space

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 28 Mar 2014.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. maverik-sg1

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    Can't install it says my win7 has a DirectX issue :(
     
  3. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Ea must be desperate to win back gamers. Have to say; giving stuff away does a good job of helping that.
     
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    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    I've previously had problems installing Origin games, saying there's a DirectX error.

    I solved it by running the DXSETUP exe manually from within the game folder. e.g. "origin games\<game>\game folder\_installer\directx\redist".
     
  5. maverik-sg1

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    Re-installed DirectX runtimes and it works now :)
     
  6. Hustler

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    I've got 6 games from Origin over the last 3yrs, all of them from their free offers....Burnout Paradise & Medal Of Honor Airborne were the best freebies so far, and they weren't even meant to be free, it was a mistake on their part.

    ..wish Valve were as bad at running Steam, then again maybe not.
     
  7. CowBlazed

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    Won't work on me. Most EA games suck and are not worth even getting for free. I bought the EA humble bundle for Steam and haven't played any of them.
     
  8. abezors

    abezors Lurking since '08

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    Tell me about it... I gifted Sims 3 to a sibling and had already got Mirrors Edge, the rest were pointless. Sigh.
     
  9. DriftCarl

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    I though this was part of their "we're sorry" campaign to try to bring back all the gamers that they have screwed over with poor releases over the last couple of years.
    Most people already have dead space because that seems to be the default game that they just throw at you whenever they mess up anything.
     
  10. Pieface

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    Most EA games suck? I feel like some people just try and jump on any bandwagon. You may not like EAs business ethics, fair enough. But the games barely suck.
     
  11. jimmyjj

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    Did they ever patch the PC control issues?
     
  12. Alecto

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    Free Origin game(s), sounds about as awesome as a free kick in the nuts. Thanks, but no thanks EA, phuck you very much.
     
  13. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    Just downloaded now - read a quick review and noted that the PC controls were terrible - looks like one to play with my game pad?
     
  14. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    EA is not a game design company so to say most of their games suck is nonsensical.

    DICE are published under EA and they have a long run of successful games. Dead Space 1 was an excellent game and there are many more very good games published under EA. The problem is that EA can negatively impact game design companies under their banner and I think Battlefield 4 was a recent example.
     
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    Too my knowledge, no. IIRC some people found VSync helped iff your PC could pump out a constant FPS as the control issues were linked to the FPS of the game.
     
  16. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I've played DeadSpace several times through on PC and never had any real issues with the controls. And yes I played with mouse and keyboard on every occasion.

    Sooo, who else besides me already owned a hardcopy of the game but picked up the free digital version anyway? :D
     
  17. loftie

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    Did you not input the retail key into Origin? That worked for the copy I got on Steam.
     
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    Meh, picked it up years ago on disk for about 4 quid.
     
  19. Dave Lister

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    V-Sync (on) helped my jerky game play issues a lot. Beforehand it was bad no matter if i tried gamepad or keyboard and mouse.
     
  20. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Dead Space is unplayable. I gave up trying to fix the problem because having to watch the same long and unskippable intro for the fourth or fifth time pissed me off so much that I ended up just rage quitting and uninstalling.
    How could they release a game in that state and then not bother to fix it?
     
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