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So i thought about buying this key for a game to activate on my Origin account and i almost bought it as it seemed a good price.

Now im aware of issues regarding activating Russian games via VPN etc,but this states its a Region free key.
My question/querry is about what i have circled in red.

"1 Year Free,This key includes 1 year of updates and complete access to your software"

Can somebody please confirm what im thinking here?does this mean you actually own the game for 1 year? or does it mean something else?
Id kinda hoped any games i buy are mine for life tongue.gif

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Seems like a good way to fight against piracy.
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Seems like a good way to fight against piracy.

Really?
Im missing something then,please explain as i dont get it.

Im wondering if they are saying that the game will only be mine for a year,if so thats not good at all.
The other games listed on their site that download via Origin dont have the symobl with star in middle,when you mouse over it pops up the text i captured in jpg above.

I may shoot them of an email of enquiry as id love to buy it for that price but im not buying it if its only mine for 12 months,i have many many many games i play and i can sometimes not play a game for 6 months and then pick it up again and carry on,12 months would not be enough tongue.gif
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I was being ironic.

What I mean is.. this is the exact opposite of what they should be doing.

I would enjoy "1 month" tickets to games though, so I could just complete the game.. biggrin.gif
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Seems like a good way to fight against piracy.

How so??? edit nvm
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Ah i think i just found out where the 12 months they quoted came from..........


Taken from Wikipedia:
Quote:
"Origin guarantees download availability for at least one year after purchase[3], and there is no limit to the number of times a game can be downloaded."

So,i think i will risk it,its not much to loose anyway i suppose.
What i will do is save a backup copy just incase i cant download it again after a year,it will be interesting to see if i cant play it again after 12 months anyway tongue.gif
Edited by superj1977 - 1/30/12 at 6:17am
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The only reason that is there is to cover their backsides if the company somehow goes out of business and their servers go down. It isn't saying that you wont be able to download it after 1 year if everything stays as normal, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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The only reason that is there is to cover their backsides if the company somehow goes out of business and their servers go down. It isn't saying that you wont be able to download it after 1 year if everything stays as normal, so I wouldn't worry about it.

Pretty sure that the case now,yup.

I was just quorious as to why it was only detailed on this game and not other EA/Origin games on the site i was looking at,was just worried if i needed to be cautious about something thumb.gif

Thanks all thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post

Ah i think i just found out where the 12 months they quoted came from..........
Taken from Wikipedia:
So,i think i will risk it,its not much to loose anyway i suppose.
What i will do is save a backup copy just incase i cant download it again after a year,it will be interesting to see if i cant play it again after 12 months anyway tongue.gif

It's not a big deal, if you're worried just make sure to save the download files on a backup drive. I still have games like Need For Speed Carbon (2006), BF2 expansions, Madden 2008 on my account that I can download from Origin if I wanted to.
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