Havent read the thread but I can get BF3 for Origin at 20GBP = win
I dont mind Origin as much, I used it to download Crysis 2. The only thing that ticked me off was that it deleted the installer files after it had dled and installed the client, made my friend rage since he didnt have any usage left :L
From what I've seen as long as Origin does not have something similar to steamworks (originworks herp) then using it to dl bf3 will just get you securom/similar, you'll be able to launch using the executable without Origin.
That may sound extreme 'cause well, it is. Some people just want to play the friggin' game and get away from the bloat and corporatism. I don't mind buying AAA PC games from Origin as long as they are AAA PC games. I have no problem rewarding good content from its source, but at the same time I don't want to have to jump through hoops to do that.
It may be less work and it would be easier to just lump us all together into one consumerist conglomerate, but Origin won't grow without options and quality content.
Edited by Drobomb - 8/8/11 at 12:13am