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News EA upgrades all The Sims 2 owners to Ultimate Edition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 17 Jul 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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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?
     
  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Sure, just another eight years and seven months to wait.
     
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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.
     
  5. rpsgc

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    I certainly didn't expect this, not from EA.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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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.
     
  7. JaccoW

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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.
     
  8. schmidtbag

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    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".
     
  9. JaccoW

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    Well, even if it is cheap marketing. It probably works.
    Basic business calculations
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    It seem EA have gone one step further.
    http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to-get-the-sims-2-ultimate-collection/
     
  11. JohnRogers24

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    Just got it for free. Will probably never play it but still.
     

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