EA launches alpha version of Origin Mac game portal


EA Games announced this week the launch of Origin for Mac OS. The system is a combination online store, application support, and community portal for the company's titles. Essentially it's a competing product to Valve's Steam on the desktop.

With Origin for Mac we'll be able to offer the same Origin experience and features that define our PC app -- cloud storage, auto-patching, friends list, and more -- to Mac users everywhere. We're very excited about the upcoming launch of Origin for Mac and the opportunity to reach the millions of Mac-based gamers out there.  We're continuing to build Origin into a gaming service that truly lets you purchase and play anywhere, anytime.  

Right now the company is offering a limited trail period and will roll out the product at a later date. With the trial gamers can download a free copy of PopCap's Bookworm game.

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