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Nickname Wolfen
Email wolfen@wolfenproductions.com
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Signed On Jan 23, 2003, 02:58
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User ID 15906
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
49. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 24, 2011, 10:50 Wolfen
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 10:35:
One thing about Origin I'm kind of pleasently surprised with is I'm able to download a game; copy the installed game directory; uninstall the original download; then install my copied game folder anywhere else that I like.

When I did this with DA:O it then asked me for my Origin login credentials the first time I re-ran it in it's new location. That registered it with Origin and now I don't need to have Origin running, nor deal with a disc check when starting the game (have a store bought copy).

This is actually better than Steam in my book. I can install where I want, and don't need to have Origin running to play. This'll be different with BF3 though, I'm sure, due to the multi-player aspects.

That is indeed a one up on Steam. I really wish they would allow this as well.
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
48. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 24, 2011, 10:46 Wolfen
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 05:38:
What makes this so bad is that EA isn't allowing players to opt out. Steam gives you a choice...you don't have to allow Steam to collect any information if you won't want to. Also, Steam doesn't have any third party that they give information to...it's all kept in-house. EA is going to be selling information such as your email address, IP address, mailing address, and any other information that can be used for direct marketing...as long as it doesn't include anything personal i.e. your name, age, or birthdate. An email address is considered public just like a phone number or mailing address.

I'm glad EA doesn't make any games that I'm interested in.

Please tell me where steam allows you to disable it from tracking this stuff? You can opt-out of hardware surveys. That is MUCH different than the topic at hand which is general data mining of customer "usage".
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
19. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 23:57 Wolfen
 
jsmith wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 23:33:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:55:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:38:
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html


Yeah, I always figured Steam did the exact same thing.


Except Valve does in fact let the user opt out of transmitting data when using Steam. In fact, according to Valve, it is an 'opt-in' feature rather than an 'opt-out' feature, and those that are selected (at random) are given the choice if they want to pass along any hardware information.

Steam information found here: Click here.

And while the ToS does leave room for Valve to change the way they handle data collection, right now they are not screwing with the user base, and I would assume they won't in the foreseeable future. So yeah, this appears to be another strike against EA's Origin service.

Dood. Thats just the surveys. "While Valve collects personally identifiable information on a voluntary basis, for certain products and online sites, Valve's collection of personally identifiable information may be a requirement for access to the product or site. Personally identifiable information will be processed and stored by Valve in databases situated in the United States."

http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html

 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
12. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 23:30 Wolfen
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:55:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:38:
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html


Yeah, I always figured Steam did the exact same thing.


Yeah, I am just not so sure why this is a big deal. You agree to almost the same thing with almost any online service like them, and even on websites. This is just typical legal mumbo jumbo to cover their bases.
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
4. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 22:38 Wolfen
 
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html

 
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News Comments > Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced
10. Re: Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced Aug 17, 2011, 11:53 Wolfen
 
Xirgu wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 11:18:
where do people get the time to play mmorpgs I wonder.. and imho swords and spaceships dont mix..

Right... that is why Star Wars was such a failure.
 
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News Comments > Tech 4 Source Release This Year
8. Re: Tech 4 Source Release This Year Aug 5, 2011, 14:09 Wolfen
 
This is quite true. I too must confess my high admiration and appreciation of id Software's readiness to encourage modifications of their software in the early years of the industry.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn, the "Casual-Player Hostile" Action/RPG
19. Re: Grim Dawn, the "Casual-Player Hostile" Action/RPG Aug 4, 2011, 10:30 Wolfen
 
Yeah, I have been waiting on this one for a bit. Can't wait no more. hurry hurry hurry  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Announced
20. Re: Borderlands 2 Announced Aug 3, 2011, 12:44 Wolfen
 
Finally.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier on Social Gaming
2. Re: Sid Meier on Social Gaming Aug 2, 2011, 22:07 Wolfen
 
Not to mention the social gaming explosion is ruining it for the old generation game developers.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
50. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 12:50 Wolfen
 
Deathbishop wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 12:44:
So I take it everyone bitching never plays single player Steam games or plays them in offline mode online?

How is this any different?

Uhmm, I have the option to play my SP games in offline mode? Different enough for me.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
45. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 12:42 Wolfen
 
Yeah. Insta-fail in my book as well. I am now looking more forward to Grim Dawn (not that I wasn't looking forward to it in the first place). This news did make my deciding factor in not buying the game.

I wish they would at least offer a never online version at least. I can give two ***** about playing this game online. I just like a good SP hack n slash.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Reference Drivers
6. Re: NVIDIA Beta Reference Drivers Jul 29, 2011, 09:23 Wolfen
 
Well I dunno if its coincidence or not. I was getting constant crashes in games and iTunes. I updated to these drivers and am yet to have a crash again. =\  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Epic on Unreal
6. Re: Quoteworthy - Epic on Unreal Jul 23, 2011, 01:53 Wolfen
 
I would pay for a remake of the original in the new engine. It has to be the original stuff though, with just the new bells and whistles as flourishes.  
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News Comments > Supreme Ruler: Cold War Demo
1. Re: Supreme Ruler: Cold War Demo Jul 22, 2011, 18:50 Wolfen
 
I have seen this headline several times today and for some reason I only just now read it as "Supreme Court Rules: Cold War Demo". Man... I have been paying attention to far to much politics lately.  
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News Comments > RAGE Wasteland Trailer
7. Re: RAGE Wasteland Trailer Jul 21, 2011, 22:54 Wolfen
 
MajorD wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 22:08:
Wolfen wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 21:56:
Remember when id titles had 90+ comments?

Remember when id released Doom 3? ;^)


Touche` sir.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Wasteland Trailer
1. Re: RAGE Wasteland Trailer Jul 21, 2011, 21:56 Wolfen
 
Remember when id titles had 90+ comments?  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
28. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 21, 2011, 14:09 Wolfen
 
So have any of you seen this yet? http://i.imgur.com/uaU81.png  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
3. Re: Ubisoft Financials Jul 20, 2011, 22:07 Wolfen
 
Yup. Must be idiots. That's the only way you can make millions of dollars. From being an idiot.  
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News Comments > Raven Not Making a Bond Game
6. Re: Raven Not Making a Bond Game Jul 20, 2011, 19:43 Wolfen
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 17:53:
Smoke Wagon wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 12:40:
I wish Raven would do a proper sequel to Soldier of Fortune II

The body damage system they did with that game is still top of it's class.

But I'd rather have them make another Jedi Knight/Academy game.

What you said.
 
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