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Lt.JD it gets the information while your playing online, so it prob uses the same port and the comp dosn't know the difference between that and that game. Could be wrong tho.
Knowing EA thats the only thing that they did right lol or maybe not we shall se e
post #42 of 158
Why can't these companies get creative? Come up with some decent realistic advertising...

"Nuka Cola 6000; your favourite softdrink for over 125 years!"
[billboard of man drinking sick coloured liquid]
-From the original makers of Coca Cola

"FutureEgg; your one-stop shop for your PlayStation XVIII's, XBox 3.141593's, and all related accessories!"
-http://www.newegg.com

I mean come on...at least make an attempt to fit it in slightly and make it funny! Also drop the lame spyware.
     
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I can see it now. A giant flashing ad that says "You are a Winner!!!" (-_-*)
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Wow this is just pathetic... How much farther can EA go
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Here's a response to the charges that this is invading privacy, etc:
LINK
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Here is an official DICE response:

http://www.totalbf2142.com/forums/sh...2&postcount=27

The data collected it only how long you look at ads and at which ads you look at IN THE GAME. Anything outside of the game is not collected. The "spyware" completely shuts off when you exit the game. And even if you browse internet sites WHILE playing the game, it still doesn't collect data about that.

This really does not bother me much. I don't really consider what ads come into my view during playing a game privacy. I would however agree that this isn't really right. There should either be a ad-only version for a cheaper price and ad-free version at regular price, or a option to turn the ads off. Even if we were given that option I would probably still leave the ads on, it's a nice addition IMO.
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Here's a response to the charges that this is invading privacy, etc:
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The way he described it there I find it acceptable.
     
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Regarding today's online controversy, Townsend noted that "you are always going have that hardcore vocal minority" who don't want in-game ads.
Um, it's not a hardcore vocal minority. There is not one gamer on Earth who actually wants in-game ads, except perhaps where it would expand realism (e.g., in a sports game, where there should definitely be ads in the stadium because that's how it is in real life). We may accept some ads as a way to keep our purchase price lower, but accept != want.

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Originally Posted by Kramy
The way he described it there I find it acceptable.
It's better than what we originally thought was going on, but I still find it unacceptable. I find the entire concept of targeted advertising based on any of my actions that I have not explicitly agreed to share with the advertiser to be unacceptable. Unfortunately the ship has sailed on this one, the web universe has rolled over on this one years ago and it's now considered acceptable practice.
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post #49 of 158
Stories here-
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4568
and here-
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2006/1...d2142_spyware/

I for one was sort of thinking of buying it mainly because most of my clan we're.

A thought to leave you with, EA have been trying so many ways to get you too buy BF2142 like the veterans program, pre-download and then you can just buy it from the shop. But the spyware thing has only just come to light, so all those people that have joined the veterans program, or pre downloaded didn't know this was coming. How many of them wish they hadn't brought it? EA being very sneaky again, they really are a disease in the games world. I play BF2 alot and love the game, but what other games companies have you ever known to not release a patch for 4months even though the servers crash every 2maps? So after all that you'd think EA ow us, but then they go and do this. Leaves a very nasty taste in my mouth, I for one won't be buying any EA games for a while, especially not BF2142. I think this is going to be the norm from now on with EA.

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While I was excited about this game, I wa salready on the fence after seeing that people who pre-order get in game "power ups" and such......pretty lame....so unless I pre-order, I'll start out behind everyone else, and have to try to unlock some cool stuff?

LAME


And I don't care what they CLAIM their spyware does. "Oh, sur,e it shuts off after you exit the game...we swear..." Yeah, well, I don't know you from Adam, so I doubt I'll be "taking your word" for it. Thanks.

Guess I'll delete the demo when I get home (I'll be reformating next week anyway too)......and put this on my pass list........I'll buy the last expansion for Civ 4 instead......
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