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Submission + - EA turns hypocrite, discounts Origin games 87.5%->

An anonymous reader writes: David DeMartini is the head of EA’s digital games service Origin. A couple of weeks ago DeMartini gave an interview where he tried to differentiate Origin from rival services such as Steam.

The biggest takeaway from the interview was DeMartini’s insistence that Origin would never run so-called “going-out-of-business sales” like Steam does. By that he meant a sale where a bunch of games are discounted by 75% or more. He said discounts would be offered on games, but they would only ever be small so as not to cheapen the IP and do a disservice to developers.

Today, on Origin in the UK, Dragon Age: Origins is being offered with an 87.5% discount as part of a wider £5 (US$8) sale. Other games included in the offer are Spore, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Darksiders all at 75% off.

David DeMartini, you sir are a hyprocrite.

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