Gamers Wary of Battlefield 2142's 'Spyware'

Battlefield gamers beware: by opening a copy of Battlefield 2142 and participating in a game requiring Internet access, you're agreeing to have Electronic Arts and one of their in-game advertising associates, IGA Worldwide, study you. A printed disclaimer provided with the game states the game will be monitoring "advertising data" to determine what ads are serviced to individual players.

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specialguest5893d ago

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EA released a patch for Battlefield 2142 today, and I noticed this while looking through its ReadMe:
"Players who have the Windows security update KB917422 installed may suffer from an application error when running Battlefield 2142. This error can be solved by uninstalling the KB917422 update."

And what does the Windows security update KB917422 do?

From Microsoft:
"A security issue has been identified in the Windows Kernel that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it."

i hope EA get whats coming to them for all of the b/s they've done.

kikilala5893d ago (Edited 5893d ago )

this is too much.. lets all boycott the game.. let EA taste their own medicine.. they are forcing us to accept something that we dont want for what we buy... thats bad... i dont mind if the game itself is free but in this case we have to buy it!!! at least give us a choice whether to install the spyware program or not if they still want to include it in the game.. its like purposely buying a spyware program for our pc... EA is getting crappy by the day...

specialguest5893d ago (Edited 5893d ago )

i went to the official EA forum and it's full of complaints about this game, from major bugs to ridiculous in-game ads.

so you're thrusting forward with your tanks and blood-thirsty troops on to the battlefield. then out of nowhere a big old billboard with a colorful happy-go-lucky toilet paper ad appears....damn it! that just killed the whole atmosphere and thrill!