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Dead Space is free on Origin until May

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EA doesn't want your money anymore. Well, it does, but mostly for its newer and shinier selections. Starting today, the publisher will choose one older game from its library and offer it On the House (opens in new tab) , a new Origin category for games available free of charge. First up: Visceral's disturb-tastic Dead Space (opens in new tab) .

EA hasn't specifically said how long an On the House promotion will run for a given game, but judging from the expiration date displayed for Dead Space (May 8), we could add a free title to our libraries once every month or so. Otherwise, the promotion looks pretty string-less. It's also a rather strong display of EA's apparent intent to park itself with other online markets running similar costless campaigns such as GOG (opens in new tab) . "Who doesn't want free stuff?" reads the diminutive FAQ. Who, indeed?

On the House is on Origin, and you can grab Dead Space either through the client or via the website (opens in new tab) .

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?