2.) Thanks for insulting and not even directly answering the questions.
I answered it just fine. Origin doesn't remove your games, it's there forever and ever, you're not getting around using it. I don't know why you still feel the need to spread bullshit, especially when it was cleared up MONTHS ago.
If you don't like Origin then you're out of luck no matter which way you swing.
amazon.com has battlefield 3 limited edition for download preorder for $41.99 http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-3-Limited-Edition-Download/dp/B005Q47M56/?tag=backgroundcolor-20&ref=dsvrt_myd_asin_block
thanks OP, too bad it releases at 10am, I dont wanna hog bandwidth that early aha.
speaking of which, does anyone know if you need to reinstall the game if you played the beta for BF3? Can you just use the beta install folder and update the game via updater somehow, for a quick launch into the game? Or would I need to install it using the new release after it becomes available to download to everyone?