Mass Effect 3 Discussion
Agree, also I don´t like spys... Mind you I have never downloaded a pirate copy of ANYTHING, I´ve always been able to afford games (since the old commodore days btw). However, I deleted Reconing from my pc, not because it was -imho- a bad game, but because I had to download multicrap from Origin just to start my retailcopy... Nope, no sire and as a consequence, cancelled my preorder of ME3 *sigh* Oh, these dam principles one lives under..
Aah, I think I´ll start up a god old Might & Magic game to cleanse my mind from modern world worries
All tho I do Hate EA with a passion lol
[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 2/15/2012 7:48:35 AM]
That's the problem - it's not remote access or anything, but their TOS specifically stated they could scan non-Origin programs installed on PCs it was run on, ostensibly to "offer consumers products they would be most interested in."
If you replace the sticky keys program in your Windows folder with the command line program, you can hit shift five times at the login screen - without ever logging in - and have total root access. So thinking someone else cannot go through your system is a pretty severe mistake in security.
Also, Reckoning IS on Steam....I have it on Steam.
Also, the only way Steam "dictates how, when, where and who" plays games on its system, the only time you can't play games is if it can't access the Steam servers for verification, which you can easily get around by setting all of your games to "play offline" as soon as you buy them. As for where and who, I don't see how you can use that one. "Who" is you - the person who bought the game. "Where" is no different than any other DRM in existance, where in most cases you have a set number of installs on different machines.
You can use no-CDs that are made for most retail games with Steam games immediately after install and activation if you really don't want to run Steam itself - but most people prefer to run pretty much everything they can through it for the overlay and such.
Otherwise, Steam only actively looks for anything on your system when you browse your folders to add a non-Steam game to your library or if you're playing a VAC protected game on a server with it enabled for protection. And that will mostly just look for active processes and such, so you know.
Thank the lawd! I do so enjoy your aid. Even if you intend otherwise.
[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 2/15/2012 1:43:44 PM]
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