Origin Stories September 1, 2015

Update (10/12 3:10pm): EA has announced the new Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass that includes for upcoming expansion packs with two-week early access and exclusive gameplay modes. This is very similar to Battlefield 4’s Premium Pack. It is available for pre-order today for $50. Additionally, the Battlefront Beta will be available through tomorrow, October 13th.

The beta period has begun and downloads are now rolling out periodically across the world. Software will become available for download at varying times throughout the day depending on your location. You’ll need 8GB of free space on console platforms and 11GB on PC to grab the beta.

Pre-orders for the Darth Vader Sony PlayStation 4 console and a new limited edition bundle with a Han Solo Fridge are now available, as well.

If you weren’t already excited enough, there is more Star Wars Battlefront news to share today. The multiplayer beta will be hitting Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in early October. In addition to the 40 player Rebel vs. Empire Walker Assault on Hoth, another new gameplay mode will be introduced along with a companion app. Full details below.

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Origin Stories May 21, 2015

Today only, as part of its rotating Memorial Day sales, eBay is offering an additional $20 off already discounted home items from now through May 26th. Using code CHOMEDEALS20 will knock $20 off select purchases of $100 or more. While in some cases these types of sales only include off-brand items or don’t amount to a very low sale price, there are a few notable products eligible that come down to the lowest we have seen:

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Amazon has the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker (43254R) for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on order of $35 or more. That’s more than 50% below the original asking price, $10 below the next best listing and the best we can find.

It features a stainless steel design, single/multi cup brew options, programmable timer, auto shut-off, and a nonstick hot plate. This model has received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 170 Amazon customers.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best home deals including hammocks, grilling tools, BBQs, flashlights, cookware, some early Memorial Day sales, a complete patio set for $99, and more: expand full story

Origin Stories April 17, 2015

expiredHome: Dyson Hot + Cool fan (refurb) $140 (Orig. $400), more

The official Target eBay store is offering the Dyson DC35 Origin White Digital Slim cordless vacuum for $174.99 shipped. That’s over $100 below its original listing, nearly $50 below Amazon and the best price we can find on this model.

It’s designed for almost all floor types and converts from a stand-up stick vacuum to a handheld one. The DC35 has a detachable long-reach wand, a 22.2V lithium-ion battery, a lifetime filter, and an LED charging indicator. It ships with a standard 2 year warranty from Dyson and has received 4+ star ratings on Amazon.

Next up, the official Dyson eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Dyson AM05 Air Multiplier Hot + Cool fan/heater in silver/iron for $139.99 shipped. That’s $270 under the original $400 price, $160 below Amazon’s new listing and the best refurbished price can find.

Be sure to review the refurbished process before purchasing here. Dyson says “Items are thoroughly inspected, cleaned and repaired by the Dyson team to meet specifications…We do guarantee them mechanically and have confidence in them enough to extend the warranty without any additional cost.”

These fans feature cooling and heating with no exposed heating elements or moving blades. The units come with a 6 month warranty from Dyson and 6 months from ABC Vacuum for parts and labor. Over 300 Amazon reviewers give it a 3.6/5 star rating.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including ice cream/frozen yogurt makers, hampers, yard products and much more:

Origin Stories March 25, 2015

expiredHome: Dyson DC40 upright vac $220 (orig. $400), Philips Norelco GRooming Kit $44, more

The official Target eBay Store is offering the Dyson DC40 Origin upright vacuum in yellow for $219.99 shipped. That’s $180 under the original listing, nearly $100 under Amazon, $28 below our previous mention and the best price we can find.

It has Dyson’s Radial Root Cyclone tech, a self-adjusting cleaner head for all floor types, and includes brush and crevice tools. It ships with its standard 5 year warranty and has received a 4/5 star rating from over 330 Amazon customers.

Amazon is offering the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in black for $69.99 shipped. That’s 46% under the original $130 listing, the lowest we’ve seen it go for on Amazon and the best price we can find.

Head below for the erst of today’s most notable home deals including men’s electric razor/shaving kits, Dyson Hot+Cool fans, T-fal cookware, food storage, tools, electric toothbrushes and more:

Origin Stories June 3, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop for iPad FREE, 70% off PC/Mac titles at Origin, PDF Reader Pro FREE, more iOS freebies

In today’s best game/app deals, Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop for iPad and iPhone goes FREE down from $5 and $3 respectively. This is the first time we have ever seen this highly rated app go free on iPad. It has received a 4.5 star rating from 28163 reviews on the App Store.

Origin is having a 70% off sale on PC (and some Mac) content and games like Dragon Age, Dead Space, Mirror’s Edge, Mass Effect and more. For Nintendo fans, Best Buy is offering 10% of a Wii U game in-store from today through June 7th (excluding Mario Kart 8 and titles on sale).

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS deals including PDF Reader Pro Edition for iPad for $3 (Reg. $10), My Measures & Dimensions PRO for $4 (Reg. $8) and One Touch Dial for $1 (Reg. $2):

Origin Stories May 8, 2014

expiredFree PC/Mac download from Origin: Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year Ed. (~$10 value)

Origin offers Plants Vs. Zombies Game of the Year edition as its free “on the house” download for PC and Mac. This game typically sells for anywhere between $5 and $12 from Steam, Amazon and other retailers. Features:

• Sweet new bonus content • Play five game modes • Battle all 50 levels of Adventure mode • Take on 26 types of zombies including pole-vaulters, snorkelers and bucket-heads. • Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more. • Enjoy infinite replayability: The game is never the same experience twice. • Experience the action hit that’s won more than 30 Game of the Year awards.

Head over to the App Store for more highly rated PopCap titles including the Free Plants vs. Zombies 2 and our daily Game Round-ups for more app discounts.

Origin Stories August 21, 2013

Yesterday EA announced that it will be offering full refunds on PC and Mac games users aren’t satisfied with, and today the company is launching some great deals offering 70% off storewide. For more details on Origin’s refund offer head to the official post here.

In addition to the 70% off, EA is offering Battlefield 3, The Sims 3, Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 1, Dragon Age Origins and Crysis 1 for just $6 each. You can also get some great deals on SimCity at 25% off and a host of Sims 3 content at 70% off. The Origin sale runs until August 27. Head below for the rest of today’s best deals in gaming.

PC Download: Tomb Raider Survival Edition: $20 (Reg. $60) PC Download: Mass Effect 3: $6 (Reg. $20) PC Download: Battlefield 3: $6 (Reg. $20) PC Download: Battlefield 3 Premium: $15 (Reg. $30) – Includes all 5 expansions PC Download: The Sims 3: $6 (Reg. $20) PC Download: Dragon Age Origins: $6 (Reg. $20) PC Download: Mirror’s Edge: $7 (Reg. $20)

PC/Mac Download: Sim City: $30 (Reg. $40) Mac: Back To School Bundle: Name Your Own Price (Above $1) Mac: Bioshock Infinite pre-order w/ bonus Columbia’s Finest DLC: $40 (Reg. $60)

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We have also spotted a great deal on the 3G PS Vita at Amazon for $200 shipped. That matches our lowest mention on a 3G Vita without The Walking Dead game and also matches the current best price on a non 3G Vita without a game. The Walking Dead for Vita will run you around $25 separately, plus the instant savings of $100, you are saving up to $125 here. Even with Best Buy’s rock bottom prices on Vita right now, you’re still saving at minimum $15.

PS Vita 3G, WiFi w/ The Walking Dead: $200 (Reg. $300) – Lowest price

PlayStation 3: Twisted Metal $15 shipped (Reg. $40)

Xbox 360: Call of Duty Black Ops 2: $39.50 (Reg. $60) Xbox 360: XCOM: Enemy Unknown: $15 (Reg. $40) Xbox 360: Max Payne 3: $8 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360: Ninja Gaiden $8 (Reg. $20)

iPhone: Pocket Camera PRO: FREE (Reg. $1) iPhone: iLoader 2 – Facebook Photo Video Batch Uploader: FREE (Reg. $2) iPhone: GAMEBOX 2: FREE (Reg. $2) – Includes 18 games iOS Universal: Pirate Legends TD: $1 (Reg. $4) iPad: Bad Piggies HD: $1 (Reg. $3)

Android: Summer Mahjong: FREE (Reg. $1)

Origin Stories June 13, 2013

Origin Sale Up To 70% off: Battlefield 3: $5, Crysis 3 & Dead Space 3: 50% off, more

UPDATE: Origin sale is now over

EA’s Origin is offering up to 70% off  on some of its best titles as part of the Origin Anniversary Sale. Right now you can pick up Battlefield 3 for just $5 (Reg. $20) along with Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 at 50% off for $20 each.  This is clearly the best deal we have ever seen on Battlefield 3. EA is offering some great deals on both Sim City and The Sims content as well. These discounts will run from June 13 – 19 and Origin continues to offer free shipping on orders over $25.

PC: Battlefield 3: $5 (Reg. $20) – Lowest price PC: Mass Effect 3: $10 (Reg. $20)

PC: Crysis 3: $20 (Reg. $40) Xbox 360 & PS3: Crysis 3: $28 (Reg. $40) PC: Dead Space 3: $20 (Reg. $40) Xbox 360 & PS3: Dead Space 3: $28 (Reg. $40) Xbox 360 & PS3: Tomb Raider: $30 (Reg. $50) PS3: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition: $20 (Reg. $30)

PC: Square Enix Gamer’s Bundle: $20 (Reg. $104) – includes digital downloads of  Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Augmented Edition, Hitman Absolution: Pro Edition, Just Cause 2 + DLC and Sleeping Dogs for up to 80% off.

Origin Stories April 25, 2013

UPDATE: This deal has now expired

Origin is offering up to 50% off on select action games for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC from now until April 30. EA is offering Crysis 3, Dead Space 3 and Battlefield 3 Premium Edition all for as low as $29.99 shipped (up to $20 off retail). Some other notable games on sale are the PC versions of the new Tomb Raider reboot and Assassin’s Creed 3 for $24.99. Origin is continuing to offer free economy shipping on orders over $25. Here is a brief list of some of the more notable titles available:

Battlefield 3 Premuim $29.99

Tomb Raider Survival Edition $28.99

Assassin’s Creed 3 $24.99

Dead Space 3 $29.99

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Origin Stories April 9, 2013

Update: Origin’s Mac game sale has now expired

Origin is offering 50% off on all its Mac games from April 9 – April 15. Gamers can pick up all 65 Mac titles for 50% off including Portal 2 for $9.99, Dragon Age 2 for $9.99 and Batman Arkham City Game of The Year Edition for $19.99 among others. Origin is also continuing to offer its free economy shipping on orders over $25. Here is a brief list of some of the more notable titles available:

Batman Arkham City Game of The Year Edition $19.99

Batman Arkham Asylum $14.99

Portal 2 $9.99

Dragon Age 2 $9.99

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