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EA offering free PC games in new charm offensive

Critically acclaimed horror title Dead Space first game offered gratis

Electronic Arts is giving away Origin games for free as an extension of goodwill to the PC games community.

The initiative, called On The House, is now offering a copy of Dead Space free of charge until Thursday May 8. EA claims there's no catch, and suggests it will offer other games for free in the future.

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Dead Space, developed by Visceral Games and released in 2008, was critically acclaimed upon release and made to sixteenth place in the CVG Games of the Generation debate.

Electronic Arts has been subjected to routine criticism from the PC gamer community for years, and the hostility towards the company has intensified during launch calamities for PC games such as Battlefield 4 and SimCity.

On the Origin web page, EA says it is offering free titles because "we're gamers too".

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