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Dragon Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (PC) - £29.99 @ EAStore UK (+10% Quidco)

£29.99 @ Origin (EA Store)
My second ever deal, please be gentle. Just add VoucherCodes.com25% as your code at checkout. Next best prices: £39.91 on ImpulseDriven, £39.99 on Steam or £39.99 for Collector's Edition (with plas…
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My second ever deal, please be gentle. Just add VoucherCodes.com25% as your code at checkout.

Next best prices: £39.91 on ImpulseDriven, £39.99 on Steam or £39.99 for Collector's Edition (with plastic case and without cloth map) from Game.
Please note that this is a download-only offer, with the game's size being around the 16GB mark. EA Store allows pre-loading prior to release date, which is currently unconfirmed on Steam.

Dragon Age: Origins is a dark heroic fantasy set in a unique world. As the spiritual successor of BioWare's popular Baldur's Gate series of games, it uses a pause-and-play tactical combat system. Play in over-the-shoulder mode, or the more tactical top-down view. Dragon Age: Origins features a stunning amount of cinematic dialog. Players will be able to acquire unique party members. These party members will have their own motivations for accompanying the player.

The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with the following items:
- Formari Memory Band
- Wardens Keep
- Band of Fire
- ME2 armor
- Stone Prisoner

Plus soundtrack and wallpapers.

If you are unsure about what edition or retailer to go for, then this link might help: http://www.geardiary.com/2009/10/16/geardeal-getting-the-most-for-your-dragon-age-origins-pc-xbox360-ps3-pre-order-money/
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#1
Might be worth mentioning that the deal is for the PC variant of this title, and you are required to download the content (that, I presume, will not be a trivial amount of data).

BFN,

fp.
#2
Ah sorry about that, changed the post :)
#3
Nice find - normally £25 for normal version, but this also has the DLC which is gonna cost around £7 and some extra freebies.

Plus with the probable postal strike - at least you will get this on launch day

Nice find
#4
Remember to burn to DVD when downloaded though - you can only re-download from EA store for 12 months
#5
Dont forget your 10% quidco as well :P

Hot deal btw..
#6
Can't wait for this to come out! I've already pre-ordered mine on Steam for convenience's sake, but that's an excellent price for a sure to be classic game!
#7
thanks for the heads up:thumbsup:
#8
Hehe thanks pRiM8, added :)
#9
Unfortunately, Dragon Age Deluxe/Collector's edition prices in the UK are something of a rip-off. All this has over the normal version is Warden's keep, Soundtracks and Wallpapers*. Warden's keep hasn't had it's UK pricing announced yet but it's 7USD so probably around £5.

The normal version is £25 (e.g. at Amazon) so the £30 for this after the discount only gets you the soundtracks and wallpapers over the £30 you pay for the normal version + warden's keep. A nice bonus, but not really a scorching deal.


Download size is still uncertain, the single language versions will be on one DVD so download size is unlikely to exceed 9GB.


I contacted EA Store recently to ask how they work and I was told:

You can redownload the game indefinitely .
You don't need the EA Download Manager running to play the game, but you do have to log in once every couple of weeks ('14 to 15 days') to authenticate (I'm not sure it'll happen automatically, is anyone currently using it and can answer whether this is done manually or automatically?)
Apparently the DRM for the EA Store version of Dragon Age hasn't yet been officially decided on.


Oh, and I believe someone else on the Dragon Age Forums who contacted them was told the pre-load is only 24 hours.


*There is some confusion over where The Stone Prisoner is included in the normal UK version as Game and EA Store are implying it doesn't. It seems unlikely, but if that is the case then this'll suddenly become a much better deal.
#10
EndlessWaves
Oh, and I believe someone else on the Dragon Age Forums who contacted them was told the pre-load is only 24 hours.


*There is some confusion over where The Stone Prisoner is included in the normal UK version as Game and EA Store are implying it doesn't. It seems unlikely, but if that is the case then this'll suddenly become a much better deal.


I remember the Bioware thread, I was the one contacting them (http://daforums.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=699074&forum=135&sp=180 half-way down, 11th response is me). I also spoke to EA's live assistant Vince who confirmed that "so far we have a 24h window, but awaiting confirmation", which could mean that it might be even more?

Vince also told me that Stone Prisoner is not included in the standard UK version but will be available as DLC at a later date.
#11
Thorandor
I remember the Bioware thread, I was the one contacting them (http://daforums.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=699074&forum=135&sp=180 half-way down, 11th response is me). I also spoke to EA's live assistant Vince who confirmed that "so far we have a 24h window, but awaiting confirmation", which could mean that it might be even more?


Could be, but if it is that short a lot of people aren't going to get all of it preloaded in time so it's worth considering if you're keen to play it.

Thorandor

Vince also told me that Stone Prisoner is not included in the standard UK version but will be available as DLC at a later date.


Well Gamersgate UK and Steam are including it, and Direct2Drive has recently updated their page to list it as being included so for digital it's currently the majority vs. the publisher's official store so it could go either way.

Hopefully they'll clarify it as soon as possible, The Stone Prisoner is going to be fairly expensive so it'll make a big impact on which versions are worth buying.

I have asked myself, but I haven't had a reply yet.
#12
Thanks for this Thorandor. Great find. Quidco is tracking it @ 10% of the full price so assuming both discounts can be applied, this brings the effective price down to £26.38. Good good value IMO.

FYI the Collectors and Digital Deluxe editions offer different DLC. The former is a Game retail exclusive (£39.99+7% quidco) and comprises the following bonuses:
* Plastic Collectors Box.
* Bonus DVD with a 'Making of' documentary, Soundtrack, Trailers, Wallpaper, Concept Art Video and Strategy tips.
* 3 pieces of exclusive in-game content - Bergens Honour, Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes and Final Reason.
* Unlockable ME2 in-game item: Original purchasers of DAO will receive the Blood Dragon Armour which will be usable in both DAO and ME2.
* The Stone Prisoner unlockable bonus quest and unlockable character, Shale.
* Band of Fire and Memory Band.

The Digital Deluxe edition comprises:
Warden’s Keep.
Stone Prisoner.
Band of Fire.
Memory Band.
The Dragon Age soundtrack.
Dragon Age wallpapers.
Exclusive Armor

The basic download edition (£34.99 from EA Store) comprises:
* Band of Fire
* Memory Band

Game are offering the same free DLC (the two above bands) for both boxed product (£24.99 +7% quidco) and download editions (£34.99 +7% quidco) of the basic game. Why the download is £10 more is just bizarre.

According to EA press releases Warden's Keep will be US$7 and Stone Prisoner will be US $15 at launch so you will be getting at least $22 of DLC for the approx £3 extra you spend versus the cheapest Dragon Age version.

BTW, these are all based on pre-ordering.
#13
gunjin
According to EA press releases Warden's Keep will be US$7 and Stone Prisoner will be US $15 at launch so you will be getting at least $22 of DLC for the approx £3 extra you spend versus the cheapest Dragon Age version.


Stone prisoner may be included in the box, see the note on this page for example, so you may only be getting 7USD for your £3. This still makes it the best deal if you're using quidco.

Basically, on top of the normal version.

The boxed CE contains Bergens Honour, Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes and Final Reason as well as the Bonus DVD

The DDE contains soundtracks, wallpapers and Warden's Keep.

This is assuming Stone Prisoner is normally included, EA hasn't given a clear answer for whether it's in the UK version yet.

Memory Band is a general pre-order item, and Band of Fire and other single items are retailer specific items. These single items won't be a big deal in DA, the only major bits are Stone Prisoner and Watcher's Keep (and possibly the Bonus DVD, depending on it's quality).
#14
Game are telling people that TSP is definitely not in the basic version. Various threads on the Bioware forum confirming this..
#15
FYI:

From ComputerAndVideoGames.com...
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"Exciting" Dragon Age PS3 announcement tonight
Friday 23-Oct-2009 11:37 AM

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk to spill at 7pm

An "exciting announcement" for the PS3 version of Dragon Age: Origins will be made at 11am PST (that's 7pm tonight in UK).

BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk will be hosting a live chat on the PS Blog later tonight, in which they promise to reveal the surprise.

"After the announcement, they will be answering questions along with the Lead Designer Mike Laidlaw and Executive Producer Mark Darrah about BioWare's New Dark Fantasy Epic Dragon Age: Origins," explains the official site.

Mike Jackson
---

BFN,

fp.
#16
I am guessing platform-exclusive DLC or expansion pack...
#17
gunjin
Game are telling people that TSP is definitely not in the basic version. Various threads on the Bioware forum confirming this..


It's been confirmed 40 minutes ago by Stanley Woo that The Stone Prisoner IS in every UK version: http://daforums.bioware.com/viewdevposts.html?topic=699744&forum=135

So yes, this is still a good deal, but not the scorching hot one it would have been if the normal versions lacked TSP.
#18
Thanks for the update, EndlessWaves.
What a complete mess this whole thing has been.
Agreed with your and previous assessments: this is no longer a hot or even good deal any more AFAIC. Am cancelling my order.
#19
Interesting to note that the EA Store and Game are still not promoting this as free DLC in the basic version...
#20
gunjin
Thanks for the update, EndlessWaves.
What a complete mess this whole thing has been.
Agreed with your and previous assessments: this is no longer a hot or even good deal any more AFAIC. Am cancelling my order.


Whether it's still a decent deal does depend on Warden's Keep pricing in the UK.

gunjin
Interesting to note that the EA Store and Game are still not promoting this as free DLC in the basic version...


Bioware posted about it on 5pm British Summer Time on a Friday, so I guess the news didn't get to EA Store before closing time. If it's not updated by the end of monday I'm sure the issue will be re-raised.
#21
Ugh. Anyone else fed up with trying to sort out all of the pre-order mess by the variants of this game?
1 Like #22
robovski
Ugh. Anyone else fed up with trying to sort out all of the pre-order mess by the variants of this game?


Actually it's virtually all in place now.

All versions (both Digital and Boxed) come with The Stone Prisoner and Blood Dragon Armour.

The Collector's Edition adds three items and a bonus disk containing "making of documentary, soundtrack, trailers, wallpaper, concept art video, strategy and tips".

The Digital Deluxe Edition (i.e. the one in this deal) contains 'soundtracks and wallpapers' - presumably the same as on the CE Bonus disk - as well as Warden's Keep.

Additionally, if you pre-order then you'll get the memory ring and possibly a retailer specific item from some retailers. This deal has both the Memory Ring and EA Store's exclusive Band of Fire. Nobody is offering more than memory ring + one item for pre-order.


Warden's Keep is currently priced at £4.76 making the boxed version + warden's keep slightly cheaper than this Digital Deluxe Deal, although you don't get the soundtracks and wallpapers.


Copy Protection-wise the Boxed version uses an old fashioned disk check only system so you must have the disk in the drive to play.

The DRM for the digital version is detailed here. Short version: The only limitation appears to be that you can only play the game on five different machines in 24 hours and you don't need an internet connection for either the game or the DLC after the first time you've run it on a machine. I haven't seen any information about whether this is as well as or instead of the requirements of the more active Digital Distribution platforms like steam and EADM.

The boxed version manual is around 44 pages that apparently does a decent job of describing the mechanics but doesn't have a reference section with the skills and abilities listed. The digital manuals are unfortunately PDF files and can be found here.


I think that's about it, did I miss anything?
#23
So strange that it's not a physical product but it's called 'deluxe'. Imagine having to download 16 gig of data to play something you've bought ....
#24
EndlessWaves;6784808
Actually it's virtually all in place now.

All versions (both Digital and Boxed) come with The Stone Prisoner and Blood Dragon Armour.

The Collector's Edition adds three items and a bonus disk containing "making of documentary, soundtrack, trailers, wallpaper, concept art video, strategy and tips".

The Digital Deluxe Edition (i.e. the one in this deal) contains 'soundtracks and wallpapers' - presumably the same as on the CE Bonus disk - as well as Warden's Keep.

Additionally, if you pre-order then you'll get the memory ring and possibly a retailer specific item from some retailers. This deal has both the Memory Ring and EA Store's exclusive Band of Fire. Nobody is offering more than memory ring + one item for pre-order.


Warden's Keep is currently priced at £4.76 making the boxed version + warden's keep slightly cheaper than this Digital Deluxe Deal, although you don't get the soundtracks and wallpapers.


Copy Protection-wise the Boxed version uses an old fashioned disk check only system so you must have the disk in the drive to play.

The DRM for the digital version is detailed here. Short version: The only limitation appears to be that you can only play the game on five different machines in 24 hours and you don't need an internet connection for either the game or the DLC after the first time you've run it on a machine. I haven't seen any information about whether this is as well as or instead of the requirements of the more active Digital Distribution platforms like steam and EADM.

The boxed version manual is around 44 pages that apparently does a decent job of describing the mechanics but doesn't have a reference section with the skills and abilities listed. The digital manuals are unfortunately PDF files and can be found here.


I think that's about it, did I miss anything?

Thanks for that. This actually makes it a lot clearer and helps me with my decision.
#25
Wish I'd have gotten here sooner to add my two cents! Got it from my store earlier (of which I am an employee before people start asking where :P) and the stone prisoner code was most definitely in the case!
#26
coffeehair
Wish I'd have gotten here sooner to add my two cents! Got it from my store earlier (of which I am an employee before people start asking where :P) and the stone prisoner code was most definitely in the case!


The posts discussing it were 10-15 days ago, so you wouldn't actually have been able to help as your store wouldn't have had it's copies yet. :thumbsup:

montblanc
So strange that it's not a physical product but it's called 'deluxe'. Imagine having to download 16 gig of data to play something you've bought ....


Ah, I thought I'd missed something out.

The Stone Prisoner has to be downloaded seperately, only the code to get it free comes in the box; it's size is around 500mb. Warden's Keep is around 300mb.
#27
ARGH!
I have game vouchers i got for a present, i cant decide if i should use them up on the collectors edition in store, knowing it will be overpriced, also will need to pay for wardens keep on top!!
+ Side is i will have a pysical shiny disk and box that could pottentially have resale value when i get VERY bored of over playing it! (Id say £45 + wardens keep, but its not my money its vouchers!!)

Or goto ea webstite and pottentially get it for £27, missing a little of the collectors stuff, but massively cheaper with wardens keep thrown in!!! :x
#28
Thnaks - ordered and pre-loading now at a very reasonable 800k a sec :)

Total download comes to around 8gb - so around 3 hrs at that speed - plenty of time for release

Topcashback at 15% as well

Thanks voted hot
#29
Game dispatched my normal edition on Tuesday so it should be arriving today, can confirm what is in the box.

EDIT: It's arrived now and has the code for The Stone Prisoner and Blood Dragon Armour.
#30
EndlessWaves
The posts discussing it were 10-15 days ago, so you wouldn't actually have been able to help as your store wouldn't have had it's copies yet. :thumbsup:




Lol, I should stop drinking and posting on HUKD :thumbsup:
#31
Blackhorse
ARGH!
I have game vouchers i got for a present, i cant decide if i should use them up on the collectors edition in store, knowing it will be overpriced, also will need to pay for wardens keep on top!!
+ Side is i will have a pysical shiny disk and box that could pottentially have resale value when i get VERY bored of over playing it! (Id say £45 + wardens keep, but its not my money its vouchers!!)

Or goto ea webstite and pottentially get it for £27, missing a little of the collectors stuff, but massively cheaper with wardens keep thrown in!!! :x


Are you likely to sell it? Remember it's got a toolset to play with and going by Neverwinter Nights there will be a couple of hundred decent user made modules at least.
#32
EndlessWaves
Are you likely to sell it? Remember it's got a toolset to play with and going by Neverwinter Nights there will be a couple of hundred decent user made modules at least.

Good point, think im going to pay for electronic download
#33
This is technically now expired as you no longer get the band of fire and memory ring pre-order bonuses, but as the prices are unchanged I see no reason to expire it as all other options have lost their pre-order stuff too.
#34
Blackhorse
Good point, think im going to pay for electronic download


Be warned, though - EA only guarantee the availability of your download for one year. So if you lose the game somehow, they can charge you after one year. That's why I chose to buy Mass Effect on Steam, even though it was a quid or so more expensive.

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