1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Current sales/deals on games (steam, impulse, etc.)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,947 (2.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,218
    The saboteur is an awesome game!
     
  2. Liquid Cool

    Liquid Cool

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    337 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    125
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Well...I just went ahead and picked up Shift 2, not bad for a 1 minute survey I suppose...:). I tried the code again on Dragon Age II just to see if I could hit the jackpot as others have and it said 'Invalid Promo'.

    I've been wanting ME3, but I have a policy that I don't pay more than 9.99 on games, and I haven't seen it on deep sale yet. I guess I'll wait until the holidays and watch closely.

    Thanks for the tips as well as the heads up on these deals guys...

    Best,

    LC

    EDIT: My policy of 9.99 for video games...PAID for my gaming rig in two years. I'm just about ready to build another one...
     
  3. manofthem

    manofthem

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    6,334 (4.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,640
    Yeah, I actually picked that up during an Amazon deal super cheap, activated on Origin. I've only played a little bit of it, but I was pleased with it :)

    I grabbed Crysis, even though i already have it. Whatevs
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 10 Million points folded for TPU
  4. Liquid Cool

    Liquid Cool

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    337 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    125
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    I don't care how closely I watch for new titles...and I've been gaming since the Wolfenstein/Duke days...I seem to miss a bunch of them.

    This Saboteur is one I haven't seen. At first glance, I like the rustic world war II graphics. Although, they it appears as though they don't carry it on Steam.

    I'll be watching for this one..gonna check out some YT vids.

    LC
     
  5. jmcslob

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,933 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    475
    Location:
    Internet Heaven
    I just got Bulletstorm with that code for free. AWESOMSAUCE!!!!!!
     
  6. _JP_

    _JP_

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,684 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    740
    Location:
    Portugal
    It's not working for me. :(
    It keeps saying "Invalid promo code".
    Every game I've tried so far.
     
  7. mtosev

    mtosev New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,463 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Maribor, Slovenia
    sure. the code isn't for europe haha
     
  8. Irony

    Irony

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,721 (1.48/day)
    Thanks Received:
    442
    Location:
    Outer Rim system of the interwebz
    I got mass effect 2 with it, I don't even need have a payment method on origin. Thanks, taco!
     
    Folding for Team TPU
  9. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,318 (1.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    I just picked up Mass Effect 1 through Google Chrome, and The Saboteur through Origin client, both free and worked good, thanks guys... I hope this doesn't come back to haunt me. EA banning accounts in a rash decision isn't that far fetched, the company seems half retarded as is.
     
  10. Darkleoco

    Darkleoco

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,598 (1.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Location:
    Cullowhee, North Carolina
    That thought made me decide to quit pursuing the Firefox method of getting a second use out of the code. I have BF3 and Crysis 1 and 2 Maximum Editions as well as Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition and Dragon Age 2 so I was not willing to risk it.
     
    Phusius says thanks.
  11. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,947 (2.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,218
    I probably should've said that the code is only US and Canada
     
    _JP_ says thanks.
  12. _JP_

    _JP_

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,684 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    740
    Location:
    Portugal
    brb, changing my localization settings.

    EDIT: And connecting though a proxy...
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
    Sir B. Fannybottom says thanks.
  13. jmcslob

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,933 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    475
    Location:
    Internet Heaven
    I now have multiple Origin accounts....with free $20 games on them LOL
     
  14. _JP_

    _JP_

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,684 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    740
    Location:
    Portugal
    Bah. Too much trouble. And I failed to find a proxy that served my purposes. -_-
    Darn.
    Still, thank you TacoTown, for sharing the code with us.
     
  15. FierceRed

    FierceRed

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    224 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Alright, so here's what I did.

    I'm in Canada and I used the code successfully on the same Origin account. I got Dragon Age 2 and Medal of Honor.

    Now I get that this code is spreading around the Internet and the more people who do it, the less likely EA is going to blow their stack and ban a ton of people. I also get that EA can react to this with "RAWR IM EA BAN ALL RAWWWWR" which would be typical of a moronic corporation more concerned with using the stick rather than the carrot. What I'm looking for is just a quick way to legally ass-cover myself. Just a little "better safe than sorry" activity that I can use if I need to take some EA staff to court.

    So does anyone know where exactly this survey is that people are supposed to fill out in order to get the code from an EA email? Figure the least I can do for snagging $40 of games is to give them some crowd-sourced info. :)
     
  16. [H]@RD5TUFF

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,615 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I think EA did something, Origin is less laggy and the code no longer works.
     
  17. tacosRcool

    tacosRcool

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    860 (0.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Too bad. I was gonna tell my friends. At least I got $40 worth of free games for me and $20 for my brother
     
  18. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    13,962 (6.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,803
    Location:
    IA, USA
    Got Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for free using the code. :D
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    10,331 (4.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,374
    Location:
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Code still works, but I bet they will yank the games back later or try charging us based on this is an obvious exploit and probably in the TOS somewhere.
     
    Phusius says thanks.
  20. BlackZero

    BlackZero New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    168 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
    Location:
    England
    Chance to win a free game - The Ship (on steam)

    http://blazinggriffin.com/sickkids/
    I entered earlier tonight and received a code within a couple of hours so confirmed working, but the site is under heavy load, so might have to keep trying.
     
  21. silkstone

    silkstone

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,892 (1.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    try proxpn, i use that to access FB and Hulu from my location, works pretty good for a free vpn
     
    _JP_ says thanks.
  22. Absolution

    Absolution

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    274 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    37
    Update: Code is disabled by EA.

    No need for proxy. Here is a working method:

    Code: OS3874XVC

    1. Chrome incognito, don't be logged in
    2. Add game to cart
    3. Add promo code, game becomes free
    4. Remove the game from the cart
    5. Login to your main account
    6. Re-add the game to your cart. On the game page it should say something like "Sale price 0.00$"
    7. Finish the purchase

    Non-US SD'ers can use this link - http://store.origin.com/?ipr=ty to get to the US store.

    Game list: (just a little guide - more than this ofcourse)

    Works on:
    Battlefield 2 Complete Collection
    Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition
    Battlefield Bad Company 2
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam DLC
    Bulletstorm
    Burnout Paradise the Ultimate Collection
    Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight Command & Conquer Red Alert 3
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 3:UPRISING (Expanison to C&C:RA3 Does not require the original C&C:RA3 to play)
    Create Crysis
    Crysis Warhead
    Dark Spore Dead Space
    Dead Space™ 2
    Dragon Age™: Origins
    Dragon Age™: Origins - Awakening
    Dragon Age™ II
    FIFA Soccer 11
    FIFA Soccer 12
    Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Littlest Pet Shop
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect™ 2 Medal of Honor
    Mirror's Edge
    MySims
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Need For Speed World ($20 speed boost credit included)
    Need for Speed Shift
    SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED
    Shank 2
    Spore Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
    The Saboteur
    SimCity Societies
    SimCity Societies Destinations SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition
    The Sims™ 2 Double Deluxe
    The Sims™ 3 ->$9.99 (reg 29.99)
    The Sims™ 3 'Stuff' EXPANSIONS (too many to list/link)
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters



    Does not work on:

    Anything that can't be downloaded (physical copies, etc)
    Any Battlefield 3 expansions packs (except Back to Karkand)
    Afterfall: Insanity
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Batman: Arkham City
    Bejeweled 3
    Book of Unwritten Tales
    Darksiders
    Devil May Cry 4
    Empire: Total War
    Fear 3
    Galaxy on Fire 2 HD
    King Arthur II
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Lego Batman 2
    Lord of the Rings: War in the North
    Mass Effect 3 vanilla ($29.99 regular price, won't drop it down to $9.99)
    Medal of Honor Warfighter
    Plants vs. Zombies
    Resident Evil 5
    Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny
    Star Wars The Old Republic
    The SimCity Box
    The Syndicate
    The Walking Dead
    Warlock: Master of the Arcane
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  23. mypg0306

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Messages:
    270 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    99
    Many thanks to you as it works on non-US resident like me. :toast:
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  24. burtram

    burtram

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    593 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    224
    I just used Opera to grab Dead Space 2 for free, then using the Origin client to grab The Saboteur for free. Was hoping it'd work on War of the Roses, oh well. I'll gladly take these instead, lol.
     
  25. Absolution

    Absolution

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    274 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    37
    because you can do it multiple times on 1 account, dont do it on an account where you have brought items. do it on a fake secondary account, so if you get banned, you dont loose the other games.

    Can do it on Google chrome, using incognito mode (close all windows after purchase and repeat)
     
    _JP_ says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page