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Electronic Arts free game code goes viral

  • A promotion offer by games company Electronic Arts (EA) enabling users to download one free game has allowed them to download as many as they want.

    The promotion was meant only for those who completed a survey, presenting them with a code for $20 worth of software to be used in EA's Origin online store.

    The amount is enough to download one free game.

    However, people soon found they could use the code more than once and the new quickly spread across the online community.

    A thread was posted on social media site Reddit, where users said they were able to download dozens of games over the weekend.

    The promotion code became invalid on Monday.

    EA has not yet issued any comments on the matter.