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Time for me to find another hobby if that ever happens.
Or stick to old games
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Time for me to find another hobby if that ever happens.

It would be so futuristic though.. Imagine you are going to fire up Battlefield 5.5 through Origin and you have to show your fingerprints on a scanner and Origins says.. " Good Morning Mr xxxxxxx " and imagine later it says "Have a nice day sir".... AND you can customize the voice as well... Imagine paying 4.99 so that Morgan Freeman voices Origin for you....

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It would be so futuristic though.. Imagine you are going to fire up Battlefield 5.5 through Origin and you have to show your fingerprints on a scanner and Origins says.. " Good Morning Mr xxxxxxx " and imagine later it says "Have a nice day sir".... AND you can customize the voice as well... Imagine paying 4.99 so that Morgan Freeman voices Origin for you....

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Where's the nearest cliff, I wish to jump
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I thought you can get a sim with a number in almost every country for like a few bucks. This isn't really going to change a lot isn't it?
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It would be so futuristic though.. Imagine you are going to fire up Battlefield 5.5 through Origin and you have to show your fingerprints on a scanner and Origins says.. " Good Morning Mr xxxxxxx " and imagine later it says "Have a nice day sir".... AND you can customize the voice as well... Imagine paying 4.99 so that Morgan Freeman voices Origin for you....

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More like "Good morning sir, it seems your Battlefield Super Duper Boogaloo subscription has expired. Please renew it for $49.95 a month or $490.95 a year. It seems your EA Access 3.0 Dongle is missing, if you have lost it, please order a new one for just $199 with free shipping. Attention: in order to play you need to be connected 24/7 to our activation servers, your account currently has no activation credentials; please register yourself (your ID, driver's license or birth certificate and your fingerprint are necessary. The system will automatically contact the NICS to determine your current status, it is obligatory to inform us if there is an error. You must also inform us of any Public Sex Offender registries you are registered into. You must inform us of any current legal process you are a part of.)"
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I thought you can get a sim with a number in almost every country for like a few bucks. This isn't really going to change a lot isn't it?

True, but point being I shouldn't have to do this just to play one match type.
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Requiring a phone number is already required for Korean Overwatch accounts

Your phone number is also attached to a SSN btw.
    
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Requiring a phone number is already required for Korean Overwatch accounts

Your phone number is also attached to a SSN btw.

Oh wow. Who thought this was a good idea?
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Fortunately, Valve isn't competent enough to do anything malicious with phone numbers. Steam's built-in browser is like a 3-year-old build of Chromium IIRC, and features like the music player haven't been updated since their introduction. Winamp of all things is more feature-packed, easier to use, and lighter-weight. I don't think they're capable of doing anything beyond an automated check with phone numbers.

Also it's somewhat concerning that Valve's platform is so rampant with cheaters and knife thieves that they need these security features in the first place.
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Won't solve anything. It's way to easy to use a fake/burner #. Advanced biometrics is the next step.
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