Grab your shoppin'-bucket for big sales from Origin and Good Old Games

If you are a fan of both videogames and paying less for things than you would usually be asked to do, allow us to draw your attention to two currently-happening events in the charging-money-for-videogames community. Good Old Games still hasn't sorted out that new acronym we asked for: apparently the staff have been too busy preparing a huge 50% off holiday sale that encompasses almost the site's entire catalog.

Here's the entire sale catalog. The site has oldies like Broken Sword and the original Gabriel Knight games for $3 each; more recent classics like Psychonauts and Beyond Good & Evil for $5; and, to get you in the door, Empire Earth: Gold Edition for free. That last one's only available until 2:59pm PST this Wednesday (Dec 14). The sale runs until Jan 2 – except for Activision titles, which you'll have to get before Dec 26 to receive the 50% off discount.

Origin has a similar deal going on, though with a much shorter timeline. For 40% off anything in the platform's library – including Arkham City, Battlefield 3, and sports titles like Madden, FIFA and NHL 12 – head to the store before the clock strikes midnight. The company's also offering free shipping this week on purchases over $39 – though, like the rest of the sale, this offer's only open to US customers.


  • rabidpotatochip - December 13, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    Origin crosses some lines I'd rather not see crossed and I already own about half the GOG catalog (I love those guys) so my wallet may survive with only minor scarring. Recaptcha: terrible gotelyza? Not sure what it is but I hope you get over it soon.
  • Myko - December 12, 2011 6:16 p.m.

    Baldurs Gate and Heroes of Might and Magic 3 on Windows 7 YES! never heard of GOG but now I know that the name fits, GOOD OLD GAMES, loves it.
  • CUFCfan616 - December 12, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    and in the meantime Origin will continue to gouge the Australian market with $90+ for a new game. Any reason behind that?
  • Jdub9064 - December 12, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    thats a good deal, almost makes me almost wanna pickup BF3........Almost!
  • Triscuitable - December 12, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Worth it! So, so, so worth it! I avoided it for so long, buy it half price (AMAZORN GAEM DEALZ ON BLACKEST FRIDAYZ)! It's really amazing good.

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