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post #11 of 303
No he didn't.

I used the code this morning and it is good until the 21/22.
post #12 of 303
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No he didn't.
I used the code this morning and it is good until the 21/22.

yes he did. it not longer works.

invalid code error, heard about it 10 minutes ago, tried it 2 minutes ago.

reddit ruined it for everyone frown.gif
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I have no doubts the accounts that used it more than once will be banned. EA doesn't let anything slide...I feel bad for the people behind this promotion. I am sure there are some job openings at EA.

Though it is completely wrong that anything should happen to any one who used the code. It is like the time I had a coupon for a free one topping pizza, a side and two litter soda with a purchase from a pizza place. We would order and the delivery guy shows up with the food...and would never ask for the coupon. We would pass it around. It was used probably 40 times. Even after it expired it was used several times before the place finally caught on. They didn't take the coupon when it was used (meaning invalidate the code) so there was nothing illegal done by any user, though I am sure there is some wording in the EULA for EA that will justify them banning any one that even looked at the code.
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well, it was obvious the code wasnt meant to be used more than once. sometimes you get burned when exploiting.
post #15 of 303
How can I get that code? I want to buy a copy of BFBC2 abd I'll like to know if I'll get it free, since it's less than $20
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How can I get that code? I want to buy a copy of BFBC2 abd I'll like to know if I'll get it free, since it's less than $20

latest word is that code is no longer valid...which is dumb. They should have fixed the code to work only once rather than kill it.

What I would like to know is if the Origin codes have always been like this. Though this is the first one I've seen. So they might be rather rare.
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Origin will lose a ton of preexisting people if they take action. Just remove the games from accounts and get over it... It would be really bad for them to take any kind of action.
 
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ah sucks, but for the next time, where did you saw the news or anything like that? I thought they send this deals by e-mails redface.gif
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Origin will lose a ton of preexisting people if they take action. Just remove the games from accounts and get over it... It would be really bad for them to take any kind of action.
That's never stopped them before.
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That's never stopped them before.

Yeah, but this would put them over the top. What can they even do to people who removed origin from their computer and already installed games?
 
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