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EA Origin - Gifting games

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by unclebob123, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. unclebob123


    Joined: Jul 28, 2007

    Posts: 632

    I want to give my brother Battlefield 3 for his birthday. So after a quick search it seems you can gift games on origin so this seemed ideal. But after searching and searching though the purchase menus I can't find the little tick box for gifting a game.

    I went as far as the 'confirm purchase' screen and still could not find it.

    The only reason I can think of is this is because I am not friends with him on Origin(or anyone for that matter) as I only signed up to it to gift this game.

    So anyone who has had success in gifting games though this service it would be great to hear how you did it.

  2. Dave****


    Joined: Apr 6, 2009

    Posts: 2,930

    Location: Near Manchester

    Like you say, maybe you actually need a friend on your list to be able to send a gift to them.

    I would say add me, but I can't write my origin username on this forum as it has a naughty word in it.
  3. El_Commi


    Joined: Apr 25, 2011

    Posts: 411

    Location: Belfast, N.Ireland

    Give him the CD key so he can redeem it in Origin?
  4. Aedus


    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

    Posts: 8,466

    Location: Luton, England

    Just buy him the disk version from Amazon or something, it'll activate on Origin anyway, and having something physical to open is much better than something sent digitally, imo.
  5. viathinair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2009

    Posts: 1,621

    ^He could email an animation of a present opening revealing the CD key :p
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  6. Tune


    Joined: Aug 2, 2011

    Posts: 3,729

    Location: UK

    This. Be alot better to have something to open, and it'll install quicker :)

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