Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Gryph, Oct 17, 2006.
Does this surprise anyone anymore?
well that sure is sucky
I saw that. I'm off to cancel my preorder today because thats just blatant spyware.
"EA must be stopped -no matter the cost."
Wow. That just really killed Battlefield 2142 for me. That really upsets me because I was looking forward to this game. Thank God the older Battlefields aren't like this.
Hopefully somebody will come up with a patch to kill this shit.
I'm waiting and hoping the backlash forces EA to do something. This bad and its bad enough that they already patched it (you can't play a retail copy online out of the box, Titan modes causes the gaem to crash) because the production run on the discs wasn't the final code (as the Demo and EA Downloader versions are) which kind of shows they were in a hurry to make the release date again.
A Dice person supposedly posted over at TotalBF2142.com (I couldn't find it over there but it was posted in the comments at Kotaku) that the only thing it does is see how long you look at the ads in the game, but the wording of the disclaimer makes it out that it pulls information about your internet habits.
in other words spyware.
this is just great , why this people must know our internet habbits anyway?
Time to uninstall the demo from my computer then. Shame, I didnt even get a chance to play it. Fuck you EA! Looks like if you keep this shit up Im never going to buy another one of your games agian. (yes, this includes Crysis and Spore)
Download them (which most likely will take care of the spyware) and send money to the developers.
Explains the ads from the IGA (ad people). I'm still not so sure about this and it also brings up the fact that I'm already paying $50 for a game why am I forced to install software that I a) don't want and b) is designed to make the companies (EA IGA and the advertised goods) more money after I've already paid them for their goods.
I could maybe see this if I got the game for say $20-$30 instead of the $50 norm.
Man, it's like these guys wnat to justify the pirates.
I was kind of thinking about buying that too....
I hope they hack the shit out of that game... and i hope EA burns in hell its not bad enough that its there, its bad enough that its an insert that you would have had to purchased the product, and opened to have found. Advertising in game wont make me more willing to buy shit, it will make me more willing to NEVER BUY YOUR PRODUCTS AGAIN...
Do you smell that? It's the beginning of the end for PC Gaming.
*lifts gas mask*
It's been that way for several years now.
I've been boycotting EA games since they got the exclusive NFL license and basically killed all the competiotion, and then tried a hostile takeover of Ubisoft. EA is capitalism at its worst, trying to absorb an entire market and spit everything it considers waste out of its ass.
Here I was going to buy a PC game for the first time in a while, guess I was wrong
They better not pull this crap with the new Command and Conquer game. I for one will not be buying it on the release date just so see if they pull this stunt with that game as well.
they said console versions too, which is really bad with internet gaming taking off like it is! this is a crock of shit too. if I have to deal with ads, my game should be super cheap or friggin' free.
Question: are they using this advertising to subsidize free online play, or do you have to pay a monthly fee (as w/ World of Warcraft)?
I hate to say it, but there might be something to be said for ads in games if it subsidizes the necessary Internet servers/bandwidth/etc for online play.
On the other hand, they should be more forthcoming about this sort of thing...after all, once you've opened the software and found out about this, you can't return it to the store for a refund....
Like are one sides tanks going to be "made" by pepsi and the others "made" by Coke? or is it going to be like popups between every game, cuz popups suck.
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