Kxmode wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 20:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 19:51:
They can shove their launcher spyware where the sun don't shine. I have hundreds of games spread over many platforms but I definitely do not need a spyware package disguised as a unified launcher (which it even isn't given all the drawbacks... it's just more bloat, not less).
What in the world is wrong with you, Parker?! They made the point crystal clear on the website that the app doesn't spy on or share your data, and that your data belongs to you. It's under the "Your Privacy" section. And to make the point even more clearer, they include this in the FAQ section: "Will GOG GALAXY 2.0 spy on my computer? No. We’re not in the business of users' data. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is only importing information from connected platforms – you always know what is imported through official integrations. Additionally we’ve made the community created integrations open-source, to ensure the transparency of imported data." Once again you show how ignorant you are. This time it wasn't even that hard. All you had to do was visit and read the website to be informed. It takes less than 10 minutes.
Thanks for making my point for me by quoting the relevant part.
You do realize that what they are basically saying is "Well, we do not eeeexactly spy on you but we still store your data, of course
Yeah, they promise not to sell that data but I see no reason why I should give it to them? Why? What's the point? Of course they will use it for their own analytical purposes and marketing strategies. Even if they do not outright sell any data they will use their analysis in negotiations with third parties and in building their business.
Also, why should I even trust them in the first place? What they say and what they do could be two completely different things. CD Projekt have been caught doing stupid things and lying before (see Witcher 3 Xbox CE "drama
" or their "funny" stunt
when they announced GOG is shutting down). Or their two-faced DRM policies which were like "Yeah we don't put DRM on our games because we think piracy isn't such a big deal cuz good games always sell but to be sure we still work with law firms to sue the ass off of anyone who steals our games
There is no reason to be super-naive just because they have released a few pretty good games. They are a publicly traded corp like any other except their marketing model is "we are the good, pro gamer guys" but then they have the same MTX in Gwent as Blizztard has in Hearthstone.
Finally, and of course this is just anecdotal but still... GOG is the only gaming storefront where I have repeatedly received e-mails over a period of about two years (every few months) that a Russian IP has tried to access my account. I have 2FA active on GOG so my account was never really in danger but GOG must have had a breach/leak at some point.
All in all I see absolutely no point in this additional client bloat. I'm not (yet) senile enough to not know where a certain game of mine is located even though I use Steam, GOG, B.net, EGS, Origin, uPlay, R*L and the Bethesda client. I have desktop shortcuts to my games. It just works. I have zero need for GOG 2.0 bloat and its extra data collection.This comment was edited on Dec 10, 2019, 09:09.