ive never come across origin b4 in all my years of gaming[heard of but never used etc],today is the first time,boy,what a hurdle to jump thru just to play a damn game!!,it didnt bode well when my usual online username "mediasorcerer" was TAKEN TOO!!!arrrrgh--- so is this right,to launch and play bf3,it has to be done thru your browser with a plugin??,[youve got to be kidding me] whatever happened to the good ole days,when you just put the disc in and bang,playing?? is it necessary to install this origin stuff to play?? damn this bugs me,sorry,steam is bad enuf,but this,im fuming !!!!!!!!!killed my enjoyment now,thanx a lot bf3,it never used to be like this,and the game is one big usa foreign policy- pr exercise too not like bf2, forgive my winge please,frustrating very!!!