Origin lets you purchase and play EA games - any time and any place you want. With the in-game overlay, you can browse the web while playing select games.
Origin's social features allow you to create a profile, connect and chat with your friends, share your game library, and effortlessly join your friends' games.
Origin streamlines the download process, for quick, easy installation and use. Direct download of PC games requires the Origin client, and once you have it, you'll be able to access your game library from virtually anywhere. You can even play your favorite games on other PCs when you're on the go.
Origin is a replacement for EA Download Manager.
# Fixes an issue that caused downloads to go past 100% completion.
# Users installing the Russian disc version of BF3 should no longer be improperly asked to insert disc 1.
# Fixes a number of issues that previously caused the Origin client to crash.
# Improves the performance of the Origin browser when loading flash-based applications.
# Addresses a number of minor localization and user experience issues.
# Adds the ability to download and install third-party games from Origin.
# Improves the performance of the game update functionality.
# Made changes so that Origin now sets permissions in ProgramData\Origin by default.