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EA launches Origin Mac alpha client

Trial limited to a few thousand users, offers free copy of PopCap's Bookworm

EA plans to launch Origin for Mac "soon" and is today accepting testers to help trial the client.


The open alpha is only be available to a few thousand users, and as an incentive EA is offering participants a free copy of PopCap puzzle game Bookworm.

Aside from the lack of an Origin Store tab (it will be live in time for launch) and the inability to perform streaming live to Twitch, EA says the Mac client feels and behaves exactly like the PC version.

Users will need a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or newer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better to download the client.

EA said last October that Origin had amassed 30 million registered users.