Also, pre-existing EA account information has been placed into an Origin account.
An email sent out by EA to existing account EA holders also mentions:
- Your EA account is now called an Origin account.
Your login and password are the same, and all EA account information is in your Origin account.
- Origin is the new name of the EA Store™.
Browse and purchase EA titles quickly and easily, with exclusive pre-order offers.
- The EA Download Manager is also now called Origin.
Use it to download and play PC games from anywhere in the world.
- Origin lives where you live
On your mobile phone, desktop, or the web, Origin is always there.
Origin is currently featuring downloads of Crysis 2, Darkspore, and a pre-ordering of Battlefield 3. The new Origin service can broadly be seen as competing with Steam, Gamestop PowerUp RewardsPro, XBOX 360 Live, and similar console online gaming communities/portals.
Learn more about Origin, and here’s a great link listing which EA games and/or products released prior to Win7 will work on Windows 7. You will note that Crysis is one of those games!