My gripes with Origin are partially in-line with why I hate when retail versions of games require Steam, despite the fact that I myself would want the Steam version anyway. People don't want to have another thing running just for one game. On top of that; Origin is a service rather than a program, it checks your installed programs and sends it to EA even if you don't want it to (it's part of the EULA.) The same is allegedly true for your browser history ([bleep] you EA, find your own [bleep]ing porn.)
Do you need that Origin [cabbage] for the beta?
Origin is literally a non-issue for it. The issue is the stupid battlelog that they insist on using.
Anyways been having some issues with the game today. Crashing a decent bit... usually before a match ends. Obviously something to expect from DICE lol; I do hope it is fixed soon though. I managed to get into one of the 64 player servers today too but it was so laggy that it was hard to do anything.
My solution is to format my old HDD, grab a new PSU since mine can't handle all the [cabbage] I've got plugged in already, and dual-boot for the sole purpose of denying EA my goddamn data. If I can figure out how to build a program I'll pretty much give it a name to bash EA.
Jesus, how [bleep]ing paranoid are you?
Anyways disregarding the paranoia bit Origin is still a non-issue. I have it added as a non-official game on steam, named it "battlefield 3" and thats it. You don't even use Origin for anything but to go to the battlelog. It's stupid that it requires something like that, and I would prefer a steam version, but I'm not about to just not play one of the best FPS games this year because I'm afraid Origin will see that I play a lot of starcraft or something.
1.3 GB for xbox. I can only imagine more for PC. No clue about PS3.
It's like 3.8GB on PC.