Peggle is now free on Origin

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Here’s a public service announcement that’s totally worth listening to: Peggle can be had for absolutely no cash whatsoever on the Origin Store until the 5th of August.

To get it, all you need to do is download the Origin client and sign up for an Origin account (if you don’t have one already). From there, simply launch Origin and you’ll see a window pop up telling you that the game is free. Click on Get It Now which will take you to the store page where you’ll be able to grab it for mahala.

Peggle is actually quite addictive, though, so if you’re even remotely susceptible to addiction you may want to give it a skip. The premise is simple – drop a ball into a puzzle-like level and have it hit the orange pegs in order to clear each level out. Sounds easy, right?

Well it isn’t, but when you get it right you’ll trigger “Extreme Fever”, a quick but rewarding sequence that plays glorious music celebrating your achievement, which will subtly encourage you to do it again… and again… until you’re awake at 2am without having eaten supper, wondering how on earth those hours passed so quickly. Ask me, I know.

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Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.