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The demo doesn't have the ads.

I think these ads are much more aggresive, because there are video ads involved.
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post #72 of 158
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Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
i ahve nothign to hide...no illegal material on my computer.....all sensitive files are attatched to my linux distro. This honestly doesn't bother me. Now, if they required you to buy a webcame and have it on all the time while you played....then i would be worried
well it still slows down the system, dont u care about your fps?
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post #73 of 158
shocking attempt to suck even more revenue from the punter. I love BF2 and have had to put up with a lot of EA patch **** and they still had the cheek to charge money for sub standard additional maps, its quite frankly a kick in the nuts. They are the Microsoft of the gaming fraternity. It is well known that they are in bed with nvidia and make there games such a nightmare for ATI users that we consider swapping brand. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that they had shares in each other.

To the people who say 'who cares' remember Sony stuck some rootkit software on their disks that opened your PC to hacker attacks. Still don't care ?

So I am also to let them use my bandwidth to make them money ? its pitiful and funny !

I will be raising this issue with my gaming buddies.
post #74 of 158
EA announced that it won't scan any cookies. It only scans "game-related" material. That means no porno ads. The worst thing I see is that EA gives your IP to an ad company, and consume your bandwidth. Thats a bad thing, especially here in college, where I need all the bandwidth I can get. At home I have plenty to spare.

And concerning the "I have nothing to hide" idea, would you let the government listen to your phone calls just because you're not a terrorist and "clean"? The issue is that if you let them take your privacy away piece by piece, you will eventually get the "1984" scenario. (book by Goerge Orwell) You won't be able to do anything without the government (or an advertising agency) knowing. It all starts with a move like this, then they scan cookies, your HDD, watch what you watch on TV, whats stores you go to, and send adverts based on your every move.
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Wait... who browses the pepsi website??
    
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post #76 of 158
Anyways, I smell class-action if they aren't putting this on the outside of the box.

Also, do you guys really think a company like EA is going to ONLY scan game related files and the like if you give them full permission to basically monitor everything on your computer? Perhaps at first, until people forget about it and they want to make money; they will cash-in on having full permission to monitor your activities if they get the opportunity. If you buy this game, you're a fool and you deserve whatever happens to you.

I won't argue privacy, if you install it you give it up per their warning. I will, however, argue business ethics--and not putting this disclaimer on the outside of the box is completely and utterly unethical. I give them three weeks after release to get the hell sued out of them when retailers won't accept games back from people who were not informed prior to opening the box.
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They can say it will only effect ingame ads, but the agreement just says you allow them to monitor your usage. They can pull a change and youd never know. I wont trust EA on their word.
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You only allow EA to do what's written in the EULA, so it would be a good idea to read it for a change.
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post #79 of 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by apavlov13
You only allow EA to do what's written in the EULA, so it would be a good idea to read it for a change.


Exactly.
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post #80 of 158
I only have 256k of bandwidth, which is just enough for gaming on a 64 player server, and thats it. Anything more and boom...massive lag. Oh well its not like Im missing anything. BF2142 is just BF2 with new skins, maps and vehicles. Plus its an attempt to glorify the the European Union - and if I expressed what I thought about the EU, I would get the banstick pretty quick.
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