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"Oh boy free game !"
At least it's a great game. It will probably remain unplayed like every other game on my Origin account though.
Origin is fine as long as clients go. UPlay is the awful one.
No. The client works great, It isn't part of the DRM (so you can uninstall it once you have the games you want, unless they use online since that is through the client) and hell, doesn't even have the bloat that the Steam client has gotten lately.
What do you hate so much about Uplay? I've only used it for Driver San Francisco and the Crew beta but otherwise don't use it much
The always online DRM. Mostly because the always online DRM insists I'm offline when I try to play Blood Dragon.
Seriously?! That is retarded! Never knew about the always online thing... guess I can't play any of my games on the go then.
I'm not sure it's always online for every title. I've played AC2 with no internet.
Well, nice to know it isn't all of them, but unfortunately, at least some of their titles do use it, and apparently can't work properly. I've been intending to get it on PS3 if I can ever catch a sale when I have the cash (missed it for $5 for the last week).
I think what might be going on with Uplay, is that you need to log in every X days to be able to play, and always be logged in for the first run of any game.
I am logged in, online, and every other game has no problems noticing my internet connection.
Check your firewall maybe it was blocked for some reason when you run it for the first time and now it block internet accsess every time.
So true. I got Origin's entire catalog of $20 or under games a couple of years ago with that free glitch, never so much as launched one of the games.
its such an awesome game, played it excessively back in 93 and installed it right after adding it ;)
Origin isn't that bad. Much better costumer service than steam and the client runs much faster than steam as well.
Looks like this doesn't come with the expansion, while the GOG version does.
GOG copy is still a paid game though. So this has something going for it.
Great, can finally replace my original. I still have the floppy disks sitting in a box in my closet along with the Ultima Underworld games and one of the AD&D games.
It was a good game when released, now it'll hardly attract any attention. Origin could improve the "On the house" section by stop giving away outdated software.
Why should they? Even they know most of the people getting the free games aren't going to buy anything, let alone play their free games. Why give the ones that are worthy of purchase away for free?
EA has also given out newer games in the past with this program.
As a kid I sucked at this game... Maybe I'll give it another try xD
I've just tried playing it... and I don't understand what I see :D I expected some nostalgia but it's too old for me. Well, I was 3 back then when they released it...
Syndicate is from the era when you were expected to read the manual. There's a PDF scan of it in the install folder if you want to give the game another shot.
Like the other DOS games on Origin, this is just a DOSBox install. You can easily copy the game folder into your own DOS games folder and use your normal DOSBox setup, so you don't need to run Origin after the download.
Already have Plus on GOG but I'll add it too my account anyway.
Heh, 22 year-old nostalgia. Played this for countless hours as a kid. :)
Damn, i'm getting old... O.o
Origin really is bumping up their game. I actually thought Origin was going to be the worst of the worst but I've been using it lately (DA:O, going to get ME3, got Sims 2 for free, this game, more free games) and it's NOT terrible. It's just different. Of course, the pull-up menu when right-clicking on the toolbar image has a lot less options (you can't logout / 'exit origin' from there).
Thanks, great memories !!!!
Thank you for the tip! I haven't checked the Origin deals in a while :)
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I just cross-checked my GOG and Origin accounts. SimCity 2000 - owned on GOG since 2012. Theme Hospital - owned on GOG since 2012. Syndicate - owned on GOG since 2012. This proves beyond reasonable doubt that Origin is spying on me.
If you want to know what will next Origin game on the house - check out my GOG account. My money's on Dungeon Keeper Gold or System Shock 2. But Larry, Little Big Adventure or Septerra Core are also possible. And if you want some particular game to appear as Origin on the House - Let's just say that GOG supports gifts too. (note - this is not begging, it's public service. I won't be playing those games, I will only add them to my account to make them appear on Origin. Also Steamgifts are both Origin and GOG incompatible, and I hope that they are Conspiracy Theories and Seance of Humour compatible)
it's public service
it's public service
Well played, sir. :-)
Thanks for the heads up!