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The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has ended - thanks for making a difference, in-game and out!

The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has come to a close, and everyone who contributed deserves recognition for coming together and making a difference. With your help, we sold over half a million Humble Bundles and raised $2.7 million for charity! We are humbled by the generosity of the gaming community, and on behalf of Girls Who Code, V-Foundation, and buildOn, thank you for all of your contributions with the Humble Origin Bundle 2. Read more, right here.

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Ultima 8 Gold Edition is free with On the House! Here are 5 tips to get you started

The Ultima RPG series is one of the most legendary in all of PC gaming, putting players into the role of a hero who emboldens and inspires the world she protects. As the Avatar, you’re the beacon of hope for the good and just world of Britannia. But what happens when you pluck that hero from the world he knows, and throw him into a darker, harsher one he's never seen? That’s the question at the heart of Ultima VIII: Pagan – and since the Gold Edition is now available for free with Origin On the House, you can discover the answer for yourself.

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2014: The year the Origin community logged more than 1.1 billion hours of gaming

Fact: last year was a great year for PC gamers. First-person shooters, sports games, RPGs – no matter your tastes, 2014 saw the release of tons of great titles spanning a variety of genres. But you know what? It was an equally incredible year for you, the Origin community. In fact, we thought it would be fun to share some stats with you to give you a look at what the community has been up to. Check them out right here!

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Origin 9.4 is Here!

A new version of the Origin client is now available. Version 9.4 adds in an assortment of new features to the Origin experience – abilities such as customizing game tiles for your Origin library and pinning chat windows and web browsers over the action. If you don’t yet see these features, be sure to log out of your EA account and restart the client.

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2013: The Year in Review

It was quite a year for Origin and our community. A lot of great games launched in 2013, including Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4, FIFA 14, Need For Speed: Rivals, and a huge number of The Sims 3 expansion and stuff packs! Origin itself underwent some changes, with Achievements and Group Chat being the big additions to the Origin experience.

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Our Way of Saying Thank You: Extra Savings

2013 has been a great year, and we know that our incredible community is the reason why. So we’d like to thank you with one final gift.

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The Origin New Year’s Resolution Revolution

It’s the end of the year. This is the time where we take a moment and look back at all the things we could have been doing, and vow to do them better next year. You know, New Year’s Resolutions. Make your New Year’s Resolution one you can keep: “I vow to play more games.”

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New Update to Origin Client

Today we’re rolling out a new update to Origin that improves your ability to customize your experience. If you’re already opted-in to our beta updates, you’ll be prompted to update to Version 9.4 later today when you sign in. The rest of the Origin community will see the updated software in the coming weeks. Curious about all the new features? Opting-in to our beta program is quick and easy.

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SimCity Players: Get Your Free Game From Maxis

SimCity Mayors, we want to make sure that you're aware of the latest news on the free game offer from Maxis.

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Welcome to the Origin Insider Blog

I’m very happy to be writing the inaugural post for our new Origin Insider blog.

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