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JehutyRunner
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(07-23-2014, 07:23 PM)
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Originally, EA gave everyone who owned the original version of The Sims 2 the ability to upgrade to the Ultimate Collection after support ended on the former.

Well, now, EA's opened it up to everyone else! Go to Origin then Redeem Product Code and type in 'I-Love-The-Sims' and you get the Ultimate Collection edition of The Sims 2 as well! I've tried it after a heads-up on Twitter and it works!

Good job, EA! Dungeon Keeper me if old.
Gumball
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(07-23-2014, 07:24 PM)
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What is going on at EA recently.
Alienous
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(07-23-2014, 07:24 PM)
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They probably just couldn't figure out how to just give it to people who had Sims 2. It isn't on the Origin store anymore.

But whatevs, free stuff.
Visualante2
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(07-23-2014, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gumball

What is going on at EA recently.

They want to sell Sims 4.
Shiokazu
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(07-23-2014, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gumball

What is going on at EA recently.

trying to repent on everything they did in the past.
JehutyRunner
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(07-23-2014, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Visualante2

They want to sell Sims 4.

If anything, this could cost them sales considering the removal of some stuff in Sims 4.
Triggerhappytel
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(07-23-2014, 07:26 PM)
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Might as well give away a game which sells very little any more in the hope of ensnaring a few new Origin accounts.

But free is free, so good on them.
Meowster
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(07-23-2014, 07:26 PM)
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Desperate to redeem goodwill by giving away TS2 and massively discounting TS3. Good idea in practice but you could just stick with those two games lol. I even play TS1 from time to time.
Jimmyfenix
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(07-23-2014, 07:26 PM)
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Code redemption is down though
Rygar 8 Bit
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(07-23-2014, 07:26 PM)
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yup really good way to market the sims 4
Wiseblade
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(07-23-2014, 07:28 PM)
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I'm guessing the logic behind it is:

*Get people who otherwise wouldn't to download Origin
*Get people interested in The Sims again
* People get frustrated butting their heads against the game's limitations
*"There just happens to be a new Sims game that solves all your issues!"
*Sims 4 bewcomes the first Trillion seller.

Step 1 worked on me; the jury is out on the rest.
massoluk
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(07-23-2014, 07:29 PM)
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Looks like I'm reinstalling the Sims 2
Cheddahz
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(07-23-2014, 07:29 PM)
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The best Sims game with every damn expansion pack, jump on this people!
kidko
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(07-23-2014, 07:31 PM)
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Redeemed! Thanks for the heads-up, OP
AdamMPSP
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(07-23-2014, 07:31 PM)
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This is cool, except I can't get Origin to open on my mac without it crashing IMMEDIATELY. Reinstalled, rebooted, nothing helps. Blah.
Yeul
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(07-23-2014, 07:33 PM)
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This is really good. The memories of how much money I spent on this series is rushing back to me and hurts my heart lol, but free is good because I don't even want to dig up those disks anymore. I used to have so many mods for this game it was ridiculous.
Popetita
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(07-23-2014, 07:34 PM)
"All that you cannot play in the upcoming The Sims 4 for free on the classic The Sims 2, now shut up about it!"
Mr Swine
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(07-23-2014, 07:36 PM)
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Edit: will this work tomorrow or is it a limited thing?
Last edited by Mr Swine; 07-23-2014 at 07:39 PM.
Meowster
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(07-23-2014, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

So can I go out and buy thee sims 2 for cheap and get this ultimate collection or is it too late?

You just have to put in the code. No physical (or digital) copies required anymore.
Cess007
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(07-23-2014, 07:39 PM)
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Hey, i just can't say no to free stuff, so i just download it. And i don't even like The Sims :P

Originally Posted by Gumball

What is going on at EA recently.

It's almost scary, isn't it?
Slowdive
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(07-23-2014, 07:39 PM)
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Nice. Thanks for the heads up OP.
Mr Swine
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(07-23-2014, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meowster

You just have to put in the code. No physical (or digital) copies required anymore.

Ok, will this work tomorrow also? Will need to get Origin for my sis tomorrow
Tampler
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(07-23-2014, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Edit: will this work tomorrow or is it a limited thing?

Site says:

This code will available for redemption until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT.

Nokterian
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(07-23-2014, 07:41 PM)
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Free game? What the hell is going on there?
MidBoss
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(07-23-2014, 07:41 PM)
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Got mine. Can't say No to free. Thanks for the heads up, OP!
balladofwindfishes
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(07-23-2014, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nokterian

Free game? What the hell is going on there?

Not just a free game, a free game, more than half a dozen expansion packs and gazillions of smaller DLC packs.

It's ridiculous this is being given out for free, it's like hundreds of dollars worth of Sims 2 content, even on the cheapest I've ever seen the Sims 2 it was still like 100 dollars for everything this collection offers.
FrsDvl
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(07-23-2014, 07:43 PM)
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Thanks for the heads up! My girlfriend will be super excited when she finds out.
Brutalitops
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(07-23-2014, 07:43 PM)
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Will get on this. Keep up this sort of thing EA

Is it really ALL expansions though? That's kind of too good to be true. That's gotta be hundreds of dollars worth of content
Meowster
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(07-23-2014, 07:44 PM)
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I wonder if they would ever consider doing something like this for The Sims 1 at this point? I know it is dated beyond belief and not a lot of people are interested in it but it got soooo much right and has a charm the others just don't have.
KYGB
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(07-23-2014, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheddahz

The best Sims game with every damn expansion pack, jump on this people!

this, thank you op! I was bummed when they yanked it from the store, this definitely makes up for it and then some. NOW I WILL NEVER BUY THE SIMS 4 KEH HEH HEH
CreeperBlocks
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(07-23-2014, 07:44 PM)
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Oh Nice! Thanks EA.
Bricky
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(07-23-2014, 07:45 PM)
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That's nice! First that code to redeem about every game on Origin, then the whole 'on the house' promotion past months, now this! I'm actually starting to like this compa...

Originally Posted by JehutyRunner

Good job, EA! Dungeon Keeper me if old.

Oh, yeah, well nevermind.

Seriously though, they are getting a bit more lovable. Not quite there yet, but at least they aren't the most shit company in the world anymore I guess.
Last edited by Bricky; 07-23-2014 at 07:47 PM.
balladofwindfishes
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(07-23-2014, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brutalitops

Will get on this. Keep up this sort of thing EA

Is it really ALL expansions though? That's kind of too good to be true. That's gotta be hundreds of dollars worth of content

All expansions, all stuff packs. I think it's every bit of retail Sims 2 content EA has ever made except the pre-order and collectors DLC. It is hundreds of dollars worth of content, even at 10 dollars a piece (the cheapest I've seen them) for the expansion and stuff packs, there's tons of them.
FrsDvl
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(07-23-2014, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brutalitops

Will get on this. Keep up this sort of thing EA

Is it really ALL expansions though? That's kind of too good to be true. That's gotta be hundreds of dollars worth of content

The Sims 2 Base Game
The Sims 2 University
The Sims 2 Nightlife
The Sims 2 Open For Business
The Sims 2 Pets
The Sims 2 Seasons
The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
The Sims 2 FreeTime
The Sims 2 Apartment Life
The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
The Sims 2 Holiday! Stuff
The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff
The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
The Sims 2 IKEA Stuff
The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff
Edwards_Omatic
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(07-23-2014, 07:46 PM)
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I've been itching to play some Sims, this will do nicely!
Wow, weird to say this seriously but... thanks EA.

This post was awfully unsettling
Kimaka
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(07-23-2014, 07:46 PM)
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This is great. They still haven't sent me an email to upgrade my Sims 2 double deluxe version.
Cisce
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(07-23-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Time to never buy The Sims 4 ...or ever re-install Sims 3 again.
Last edited by Cisce; 07-24-2014 at 06:59 PM.
tim.mbp
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(07-23-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Just installed Origin. It notified me that Peggle was also free until Aug 5.
vvise
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(07-23-2014, 07:47 PM)
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wow... i almost bought this yesterday. dodged a bullet :P
Gentleman Jack
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(07-23-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Someone educate me on how Origin works. Do I need to keep origin installed and running after redeeming to play Sims 2? Or can I uninstall Origin and just run Sims 2 from its installation directory?
Loch Doun
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(07-23-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Just another way to get more people into the Origin ecosystem.
Yarbskoo
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(07-23-2014, 07:49 PM)
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But I already got The Sims 2 for free during that botched sale when I got lots of things for free. It's nice to see they made it so other people can get it for free as well. Still not entirely sure what the reasons behind this are, unless it's just a marketing thing for The Sims 4.
Zoidberg Jesus
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(07-23-2014, 07:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Kimaka

This is great. They still haven't sent me an email to upgrade my Sims 2 double deluxe version.

Same here. Like someone else said, they probably couldn't figure out how to give just owners of The Sims 2 on Origin the Ultimate Collection, so to make it simpler, they're giving it to everyone.
Nokterian
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(07-23-2014, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by balladofwindfishes

Not just a free game, a free game, more than half a dozen expansion packs and gazillions of smaller DLC packs.

I always saw all those expansions and what not in the pc section in most shops here in the netherlands.

It's ridiculous this is being given out for free, it's like hundreds of dollars worth of Sims 2 content, even on the cheapest I've ever seen the Sims 2 it was still like 100 dollars for everything this collection offers.

Originally Posted by FrsDvl

The Sims 2 Base Game
The Sims 2 University
The Sims 2 Nightlife
The Sims 2 Open For Business
The Sims 2 Pets
The Sims 2 Seasons
The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
The Sims 2 FreeTime
The Sims 2 Apartment Life
The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
The Sims 2 Holiday! Stuff
The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff
The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
The Sims 2 IKEA Stuff
The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff



That is ridiculous how mutch money EA made of this goddamn...
ReBurn
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(07-23-2014, 07:50 PM)
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I was about to buy Sims 3 just because I was jonesing for some Sims goodness. This will do nicely. Can't wait to get home!
Mathezar
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(07-23-2014, 07:51 PM)
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Thanks for the info! Can't pass on free stuff...
zulux21
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(07-23-2014, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Loch Doun

Just another way to get more people into the Origin ecosystem.

I more see this as a way to promote sims 4... either way, I have no problems if EA wants to continue to give out free games on origin... if they continue with this and the on the house promotions we may eventually see steam do something like that as well, which would mean even more free games, which is never a bad thing... unless you have to have a clean backlog.
Mr Swine
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(07-23-2014, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tampler

Site says:

Ah ok thanks :D
Monado Blade
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(07-23-2014, 07:55 PM)
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Much appreciated OP. Redeemed
Brutalitops
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(07-23-2014, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Loch Doun

Just another way to get more people into the Origin ecosystem.

And they're doing it by giving away hundreds of dollars worth of content?

Those evil bastards!

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