Apex Legends Violates GDPR Out of the Box

From GameWatcher: "Apex Legends is apparently in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) right out of the box, as players have already found an appropriate option in the game's menus. At least it's not hidden, we suppose."

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XxINFERNUSxX1697d ago

EA the shit bags of the gaming community. Data collecting huh? Well I been game collecting from them, in the way of torrents. haha I shall torrent until the day I die, and take 2x as many games from EA as well. I will not support EA, haven't for years but I damn sure took from them lol

PaleMoonDeath1697d ago

When the world finally succumbs, we are at each others throats, eating each other and fighting for basic survival, I will remember this proud warrior, keep up the good fight.

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PaleMoonDeath1696d ago

@ButtAnihilator, Oh my.. seems humour is lost on ya! wish I'd thought of that name first, of Prince of Darkness :P

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Spenok1697d ago

Yes, because thievery is the answer...

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jaycptza1697d ago (Edited 1697d ago )

Divine can you please fuck off.

VerminSC1697d ago (Edited 1697d ago )

Steal from greedy thiefs with thievery..sound logic dumbass

badz1491697d ago

Robin Hood was called as a hero for it though

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Femto1697d ago

Wow you showed them!!!! What a thief

Cobra9511696d ago

Your post would be so much better without the boast about piracy. That just makes you look like the bad guy instead of them.

frostypants1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

EA being dbags doesn't make your theft cool, edgelord. You'd be doing it anyway.

ryuuzakibjorn1696d ago

So hurt the developers that work tirelessly over their projects because you can't be assed to pay and want some self-righteous excuse so you don't feel shame?

Weeblordbad1696d ago

This isn't even the first time he's made this boast. He's an idiot.

DaCajun1696d ago

Pirating is wrong and anyone who does it no matter what the justification is still wrong.

I do have a problem with people who make comments saying what about the devs? Yes what about them? I couldn't care less about someone who works for an evil corporation well known to screw over consumers. F them, they chose to work for EA knowing how EA treats it's consumers which is widely and publicly known. There are plenty of other publishers out there or they could have gone with the self publishing route like others have. They chose a greedy corporation to team up with so that tells me they don't care about you either.

So yeah go ahead with your poor devs crap they chose who they got in bed with so they deserve what they get.

GamerFrank851696d ago

You"re mother is extremely proud of you

MrCrimson1696d ago

This guy here is part of the problem. Not the solution. I really hope you don't pirate indie games, because if so you are the scum of the earth.


Ahh..those good ol torrent days. I remember them well as I was very much a part of that community. I had two 360's that ended up getting banned and that was enuff for me.

carcarias1696d ago

To be fair to the guy, seeing as though so many people are calling them a thief, I think it's only right to point out that it's actually copyright infringement.

Remember when people recorded stuff they weren't supposed to keep on VHS? When they had their own copies of movies taken from TV? That was, in many circumstances, copyright infringement. No one in their right mind though, back in the day, would have gone into the home of those people and said, 'Wtf? You have all of Schwarzeneggers' movies on tape? And is that a collection of Dallas I see there? You disgusting thief!'. You'd have been laughed out the room.

It's kinda like the difference between stealing an actual hard copy of a game from Gamestop (that they had to pay for to get in stock) or somehow magically making your own copy of the item by scanning it with your phone.

Those warning letters that get sent out from your ISP? They never accuse you of theft, only copyright infringement.

You can argue the morality of it but I feel it's an important distinction to remember. Lots of people happily torrent but wouldn't dream of walking into a corner shop and stealing a chocolate bar, even if they thought they could get away with it.

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chris2351697d ago

why is free to play a thing on a gaming site. f2p is a cashgrab aimed at casuals. has got not much to do with serious gaming.

OMGitzThatGuy1697d ago

Because the game is fully playable without buying skins.

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PhantomS421697d ago

It may be free to play, it may be garbage and a cash grab but it is still a video game so it there is no reason for it not to be on the site.

frostypants1696d ago (Edited 1696d ago )

ALL games are "cash grabs". I actually have no problem with F2P games if they aren't pay to win. Done right it's not a bad model (at least for multiplayer games), unless you're an OCD completionist who insists on owning every little item released and you wind up spending more than you would have on a traditional release, in which case you're kind of missing the point.

I played Apex last night for a few hours and had a blast. $0 spent, AAA production values and polished gameplay. And if they avoid making it pay-to-win, I will happily stick around shell out a little cash for, say, additional characters to use. Though I admit I'll wait and see.

DaCajun1696d ago

All games are cash grabs like Frosty except I'm done giving money to EA. . I'll try APEX out but EA will never get another dime from me after BFV. Supported there game at launch then less than 2 weeks in the game was being sold for half price and still is being sold half price. EA rewards loyal fans by screwing them over.

DaCajun1696d ago

This is a gamers website, why are you on here? You're obviously not a gamer because you don't like all games.

See I can make stupid illogical comments just like you.

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rainslacker1697d ago (Edited 1697d ago )

I know why companies what to collect data.

But at the same time, what user in their right mind would actually just want to freely give access to a 3rd party, unspecified and broadly defined data from their personal system.

I don't even think such things should be optional under any law, but outright prohibited. IMO, the laws should do more to protect the consumer, by requiring it to be expressly defined what will be collected, how it can be used, and the user should be notified when that data is shared with yet another 3rd party, and for what purpose that 3rd party may use it, at which time, said user can expressly request the next party, or the first to delete that data from their system. These companies should have to work more for the benefit of the consumer if they want personal information, and the consumer should retain control of their data through every step of the way. As things are now, if you share data once, whether willingly or without knowledge, it can be passed around the world hundreds of times within a few years, and you have no idea where or who has access to it, or if you've been compromised.

There shouldn't be any of this vague terminology about it might be used for something up to and including all these random things, which in the way they're phrased don't sound to bad, but mostly amounts to a company trying to sell you something.

There is no reason to collect personal data other than to direct advertising, unless one is doing it for nefarious purposes to try and steal one's identity. There is no reason one should want to share their personal data with a company, unless they want targeted ads. Statistical data can be derived without it collecting personal data, and shipping it off to the 3rd party with identifiable information, and while some of this data is used for statistical purposes, usually related to advertising in a broader market, the reconciliation of that data is done where the data is collected, and stored on another server, outside the users control. Basically, people are entrusting a 3rd party company to keep their information safe.

Sorry for the rant, but I have been the victim of identity theft, and having been in IT security, I know how dangerous data can become, and how shitty companies are at handling people's personal data.

Gardenia1696d ago

Before you can even start the game there are the terms you have to accept. Now I myself like everyone else didn't read what was in there, but I assume it says something about them collecting your data. And you can simply turn it off in game if you want to