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    News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    EA is celebrating the 10th birthday of Battlefield with a giveaway.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I would have taken it up.. But that would require me to download and install origin. No thanks.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    Yes how "generous" of them.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    Yep I'll pass as well

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I refuse to install EA malware so will be skipping this. Would of been brilliant if it was offered as a stand-alone installation.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    As I already have Origin it's a no brainer! Thanks
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I would have taken it up.. But that would require me to download and install origin. No thanks.
    Why is Origin worse than steam?

    When steam first came out its EULA basically said they could change anything on my PC and not be responsible after all.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Why is Origin worse than steam?.
    I have no probs with Origin. Works just as well as Steam for me. Also means I can play the Alpha of Crysis 3
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    thanks HEXUS. downloaded origin, found out i alreaddy had an account, found 3 other games on it that were also free that i'd forgotten i had.

    just need to remember to download them this time.

    and a free game is a free game, quit whining

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I'm going to give it a go tommorow

    I hope DC mod servers are still around!

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    Oh brings back memories of that great theme tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHUBE...feature=colike

    Hope there's a widescreen patch, original only went up to 1600x1200 IIRC...

    Quick google: http://www.widescreengaming.net/wiki/Battlefield_1942

    Will try it out l8r.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    Won't be letting Origin anywhere near my PC, so no thanks!

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I quite liked CoD2, (still fire it up occasionally), which I'm guessing of similar "vintage" to BF1942 - so my question is this ... is BF1942 worth the "trouble" of downloading (I already have the Origin client) for someone who's not much bothered for online play?

    I really like the price, but I'll begrudge the disk space expense if the game's just relying on people's rose-tinted nostalgia.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I still have all the CD's from my anthology version but hey, an extra copy on Origin can't hurt

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    I quite liked CoD2, (still fire it up occasionally), which I'm guessing of similar "vintage" to BF1942 - so my question is this ... is BF1942 worth the "trouble" of downloading (I already have the Origin client) for someone who's not much bothered for online play?

    I really like the price, but I'll begrudge the disk space expense if the game's just relying on people's rose-tinted nostalgia.
    If your asking whether it has a good single player then know that it's pretty non-existant. It's the same thing as the multiplayer but with bots.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

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    Why is Origin worse than steam?
    The ethical contrast between the two companies is night and day.

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    When steam first came out its EULA basically said they could change anything on my PC and not be responsible after all.
    That's a standard liability disclaimer any lawyer would put in for a system modifying system-wide directories in case a bug does some damage.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 1942 is 10 years old, now free to download

    I don't have a problem with ORIGIN or Steam. Maybe I'm apathetic. I don't really consider them to be invading my privacy or doing anything to justify calling ORIGIN malware (and thus, maybe I'm about to start a flame war! )

    You know what really bugs me though? I've been doing searches on google this last week on 27" monitors and monitor stands. Sent a couple of emails to my friends on the same subject matter too. So guess what the ad-bar in hotmail has started advertising to me? THAT is the kind of thing that I consider to be an invasion of my privacy!

    Personally, I think it's pretty cool of them to release a classic game, that they could have easily boxed up in some '10-year anniversary special edition' and sold for 19.99, for free.

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