Originally Posted by Oubadah
Jesus Christ, what's happening to PC gaming. between Windows 10, not being able to install my games without bloatware DRM clients, and not being able to install my GPU drivers without Nvidia bloatware, I'm almost ready to drop this platform.
You know what? Me too (Windows, not the PC platform though). Windows is getting more and more insufferable each day with Microsoft shooting its foot every other day, companies all over wanting a piece of your pie (your information) with telemetry everywhere, getting your habits and making you the guinea pig for half-finished software.
And the thing is, even after PCs get dumbed down, consolized, profiled and monetized, people will still come to the dreadful realization that all of those sacrifices were in the name of exactly nothing because consoles will still get exclusives just like before and PCs will still get crappy ports and unoptimized code. People that are selling themselves are not even getting anything in return - not that it was acceptable to sell your principles for half-baked software to begin with, but it just adds to the irony of the lose-lose situation for those that think that there is something in it for them.
Originally Posted by cookieboyeli
Literally 99% negative feedback on this idea everywhere it's discussed. There's no way Nvidia will blindly push forward with this. They're not deaf. *Insert Helen Keller joke*
Exactly, matches my observations too.
I mean, how stupid can this be? People buying discrete GPUs nowadays are gamers that want to play games. If you want to do office work, watch videos and even play some lighter games you don't need anything more than an Intel CPU with its built-in HD graphics. It's gotten good enough for even some triple A gaming at lower resolutions and settings.
So this is essentially hurting the gamers, people that buy physical hardware
(let's not forget about this little detail ever) that need the latest drivers to play the latest games. This is a no-brainer, this is what people buy discrete GPUs for in 2015
. Nvidia is essentially holding the drivers hostage until you agree to provide them with the list of your games and how you play them (telemetry data that comes with GFE) and give them your e-mail for marketing purposes.
Oh, and the implications of having to register with them are even more surreptitious than it seems besides the telemetry that I had already talked about:
Q: What data does GeForce Experience send to NVIDIA?
What is this? Nanny state? Game usage too? What next? Are they going to do as Microsoft is now doing ads in the Start menu and shove a pop-up on boot-up "because of all the telemetry gathering that is now incessantly running on your system, taking note of your every action and uploading it to our servers, that you had no choice but to give us if you want to use the piece of hardware you paid money for, we know that you have games A, B and C and play them for X amount of hours on days F, G, H, during the night, we suggest game D."?
I still don't believe how out of this world this seems. These days it just seems like a lot of companies have gone mad. This is madness and utterly anti-consumer.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/16/15 at 4:27pm