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Discussion in 'Games' started by freaksavior, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Can I pre-order Crysis 3 and gift it to a friend? I tried looking at their FAQs but saw nothing mentioned.
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    Origin has nothing in the manner of gifts (as far as I'm aware). Theonedub said he for a gift code one time, though some extravagant hassle with their customer service, but their service is lacking compared to Steam's gifting options.
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    the easiest way is to use your Card/Paypal to pre-orde with his account, and not save the details. although I doubt it will be much of a gift.

    or you could pre-order a physical retail game at a local store and send him the actual game or key when it releases.
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    Well that sucks balls then.
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    Easy, either log into their account and order it or create them an account and order it.
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    Yes, Origin is a ball sucker :laugh: :roll:

    Actually, I don't hate on Origin like some others, other than their complete lack of gifting options. I'm sure they'll catch on eventually though :rolleyes:
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    The easiest way to get EA to enable gifting in Origin would be to mount a massive public outcry AGAINST gifting. In true EA fashion, the gifting option would be implemented post haste.
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    the use their future/current account idea sounds good

    but i have forgotten if it ties the game as you buy, or if it gives you a key to add to origin after buying... if it's just a key, you can buy & send the key
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    It ties the game to your account if you buy it, there is no gifting option.

    What I did was had him create an account and he gave me the login details, and paid for the game.

    It was dirty, but it worked.

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