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Battlefield 2142 - Now with mandatory spyware

Old 10-17-06, 09:55 PM
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Battlefield 2142 - Now with mandatory spyware

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/centipe...are-207955.php

Thats not cool!!

I pre-ordered mine and dont want this at all.. 'surfing habits'.. none of your f..cking business! Time to cancel?
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Old 10-17-06, 11:18 PM
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Ususally i think claims of spyware in most games is way overblown, but this is pretty retarded since its simply for advertising. Doing things to prevent piracy or cheats is one thing; doing it simply for in-game ads is retarded.
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Old 10-17-06, 11:28 PM
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No way...no how.

I will not be buying this game.
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Old 10-18-06, 12:09 AM
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Was gonna pick it up tomorrow but i dunno now.
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Old 10-18-06, 08:12 AM
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there is a nice thread about this on anandtech

apparently people are now reporting that the game won't work if you have some security update from microsoft and that you have to uninstall it because the game needs kernel level access to your PC
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Old 10-18-06, 08:50 AM
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I avoided a bunch of games because of Starforce so I guess EA's new games go on the list as well. Can't they do in game ads without accessing the kernel?
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Old 10-18-06, 09:27 AM
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If they're going to have ads in it, they should decrease the price of the game accordingly. We shouldn't have to pay for ads we don't want.
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Old 10-18-06, 01:29 PM
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lol just saw this today:

http://ad2142.ytmnd.com/
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Old 10-18-06, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
lol just saw this today:

http://ad2142.ytmnd.com/
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Old 10-18-06, 04:36 PM
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So if you don't agree to the agreement, can you return the now open game?
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Old 10-18-06, 04:51 PM
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here's a new screenshot of the game:

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Old 10-18-06, 04:59 PM
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If they put crappy bilboards in there, at least they better let us launch a rocket at it and blow it up
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Old 10-18-06, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
here's a new screenshot of the game:

Awesome.


Can you blow up the signs?
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Old 10-18-06, 10:22 PM
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mandatory spyware and extra LAGGGGG

man i played two games and i didnt even know i died half the time
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Old 10-18-06, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
here's a new screenshot of the game:

That's gotta be photoshopped...right?

If not, then that is just too funny.
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Old 10-20-06, 09:46 AM
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Penny Arcade's strip for 10/20/06:

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