Originally Posted by fashric
People need to wake up and realise this is just the way pc gaming is going. You cant have an industry based on digital distribution and expect to have 1 platform as some of you seem to want (steam). This would be a monopoly as last time a checked they are not good for us consumers, so more competition the better I say. Also Origin is not in any way spyware , it does not gather, collect or send personally identifiable data to EA or any other 'evil corporation'. What it does do is check what hardware the pc its installed on is running (perfectly normal) and check where and which games are installed in Origin. Maybe they should give out tin foil hats for every download of Origin. If you are truly scared about your privacy you should stop using Facebook, Twitter, Google and your mobile phone immediately. At the end of the day EA are just following Valve and who can blame them after the success of Steam.
No one cares about D.D. It's what Origin does that people care about. I have +80 games on steam. I have a few through GOG. I would be completely open to ANY D.D. that doesn't try to manipulate my love for a certain series into an ability to datamine me and have unlimited access to my harddrive's contents. If EA dropped their ability to snoop on my HD for non-game related info then I would pick up SWTOR tomorrow, ME3 at launch and never complain 1 bit.
I would like to know at what point people who care about privacy went from being considered intelligent, rational, concerned member of society to being a marginalized 'loon'....or is that the only way you can make a point, to use ad hominem?
Yes, i value privacy more than a video game. Yes, i limit what i search on google, I don't hardly put any personal info on Facebook and I don't even use Twitter.Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 1/14/12 at 1:49am