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    BF2142 to ship with spyware?

    According to CGW's lastest podcast http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3148397 and TotalBF2142's forum.

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    Seems like a dumb idea on EA's part. Seeing as they already know their target audience and the backlash would be enourmous. Some clever geek will fiugure a way to kill it anyway.

    My monies on either paranoia or an anti-EA bandwagon jumper.

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    EA's target audience are the gaming masses, most of whom don't even know what spyware is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    EA's target audience are the gaming masses, most of whom don't even know what spyware is.
    You would say that for a lot of their games but BF2 is a game played by techies and geeks like us, you can tell purely by the amount of tweaking it needs to play.

    I can't get to the article but EA's behaviour of late means little bit of 'spyware' install wouldn't suprise me.

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    LOL oh my god. GG EA with your "WE WANT MOAR MONEYZ" monopolizing attitude.

    Still, if this wern't to actually happen and ends as a false rumour, I still think just as badly of them ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeTuk View Post
    You would say that for a lot of their games but BF2 is a game played by techies and geeks like us, you can tell purely by the amount of tweaking it needs to play.
    Not necessarily true... sure, techies and geeks will tweak it, but average gamers won't.

    If BF2 was intended as a tech/geek game, which it absolutely isn't, it would have never been made... or would've been Linux only.

    Further, with BF2142, EA are attempting to expand the game's appeal to a wider audience.
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    As if people didn't hate EA enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    My monies on either paranoia or an anti-EA bandwagon jumper.
    Quote Originally Posted by unreal View Post
    Still, if this wern't to actually happen and ends as a false rumour, I still think just as badly of them ^_^
    A DiCE employee confirmed it in the 2nd link, [DICE]CKMC <--- that guy.

    "The information that is gathered is specifically related to the ingame ads themselves and not anything personally related to you.

    There is no additional spy ware software installed secretly to your machine."

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    No problem with it aslong as it doesnt interfere with gameplay which they admit it wont, they only thing i really hate about EA is that they dont allow joypads on Tiger Woods ... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    Who cares, the games crap anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyr View Post
    A DiCE employee confirmed it in the 2nd link, [DICE]CKMC <--- that guy.
    that kinda makes me laugh cos there obviously goin to analyse what adverts your watching and which you are not, they have a profile for you so whats to stop them tailoring the adverts to the ones they think your goin to like dont think ill be buying this game at all, i was kinda tempted but now no way seems to big brother for me

    ah jez messed the quote up

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    And for this very reason I will not buy the game. This is the thin end of the wedge.
    What we share with everyone is glum, and dark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyr View Post
    Thanks for that EA, so I agree to transmit my data all over the world (to perhaps some less desirable countries and companies) by installing the software.

    Now I am not a privacy nut but this seems a little too far, sure advertising in games is ok but to transfer data back to them...thats too far for me. Its not even like the update to BF2142 is worth it.

    Plus you know your data will be sold on, if the DVLA have the chutzpah to do it then anyone will especially commercial companys!

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    All the "Adware" actually does is report your usage of looking at the adverts in game, it doesn't monitor anything else whatsoever (so they say). To be honest this just reminds me of Sony and the rootkit issue, I thought everyone had learnt from that, obviously not EA though.
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    This is one game i wont be buying!
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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