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[–] [email protected] 288 points 2 months ago (36 children)

Breaking peoples games after 4 months will do that

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[–] [email protected] 142 points 2 months ago (5 children)

Well, I'm glad I didn't end up buying it last week like I wanted to. I decided to wait another paycheck instead.

Saved me wasting time or money.

Honestly people shit on review-bombing over specific incidents but this is the kind of thing that 100% deserves it.

[–] [email protected] 54 points 2 months ago

this is the kind of thing that 100% deserves it.

Most of them deserve it.

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[–] [email protected] 137 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (26 children)

I am curious how this is going to effect the number of active players. I know a lot of people who were trying to get me to play this saying it was here to stay and not a trend like a Lethal Company but I feel like this hurdle might be enough to get them to give up.

I definitely have a low level of tolerance for Russian nesting dolls of accounts and launchers.

[–] [email protected] 51 points 2 months ago (3 children)

I’d be surprised if it really has much of an impact on number of players tbh.

Most people don’t care, Lemmy/Reddit are a vocal minority.

[–] [email protected] 105 points 2 months ago (8 children)

The game racked up over 10k negative reviews in 90 minutes yesterday. People are pissed. There's also the issue of PSN only being available in a about a third of all countries.

I just uninstalled the game over this and I have 350+ hours.

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[–] [email protected] 38 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Vocal minority is the assumption when this sort of collective outrage manifests. This time though, thanks to Steam player count we will actually get some hard numbers and see if that has an effect or not.

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[–] [email protected] 122 points 2 months ago (4 children)

Sony has a record of not respecting its workers, users or consumers.

2005 Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal

2011 PlayStation Network hack

2014 Sony Pictures hack

Now they want more userdata and kernel level anticheat. Surely there is no way for this to backfire

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[–] [email protected] 102 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Deserved. It's just not necessary. Think, why would a multi-billion dollar company want you to sign up for some other service, even if it's free? Because they want your data, and they want to sell it.

[–] Ultragigagigantic 32 points 2 months ago

If only there was a digital bill of rights that applied to all tech companies that would make the selling of data illegal.

Nah, sounds difficult. let's just ban ticktok for my lobbyist buddy.

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[–] Ultragigagigantic 89 points 2 months ago (8 children)

Another victory lap for patient gamers.

There is a lifetime of content to consume without taking video games or the internet into account. You are optional.

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[–] [email protected] 84 points 2 months ago (6 children)

I remember when it came out people were saying it's anti-cheat was basically malware. Denuvo, I think?

Anyway, it's disappointing because I hear it's a truly great game. But between this and that, I think I'm soured on the idea of playing.

[–] [email protected] 76 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

An hour after this announcement was made, a tiny update was pushed via GamGuard to steam players and now there's a .DLL file that's being flagged by antivirus as a malware. My AV detects and cleans the file, making the game completely broken. There a Steam discussion about this issue and, surprise surprise, the file in question is used by GameGuard.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with Sony's recent announcement of their patent for biometric harassment detection.

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[–] [email protected] 77 points 2 months ago (1 children)
[–] Godnroc 44 points 2 months ago

Data is beautiful.

[–] inclementimmigrant 68 points 2 months ago

Look, I got hit with that stupid 2011 data breach PSN had and I still get scam emails with details from that due to the unique stuff I put in my various accounts. I'm not going to try to resurrect my now defunct account or create a new one so they can do more data mining and lose more of my PII, again.

[–] [email protected] 68 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Wow what the fuck has happened?!

[–] [email protected] 191 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (6 children)

They're mandating you have a playstation account to play on PC. That was always in the terms, and on the steam page, but you didn't have to. Until very recently.

And if you don't live in one of the 65 countries where PSN operates, you can go fuck yourself, because your game just stopped working.

[–] [email protected] 74 points 2 months ago

Wow fuck all that

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[–] [email protected] 68 points 2 months ago (12 children)

Weren’t we all discussing enshittification the other day?

[–] [email protected] 55 points 2 months ago

More like daily now unfortunately.

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[–] [email protected] 55 points 2 months ago (12 children)

I sure am happy i didnt buy this earlier because of the enforced rootkit.

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[–] [email protected] 51 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Say what you will about the giant bugs and socialist toasters, but they never sold out their own for a percentage.

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[–] [email protected] 49 points 2 months ago

Well deserved imo

[–] adventurer 45 points 2 months ago

i don’t even care about making the account, it’s just a throwaway email and password, but the rug pull for players from other countries isn’t fair at all

[–] ansiz 37 points 2 months ago (4 children)

This is far too common with games now, all over Steam as well. RDR2 is a great example, the Rockstar launcher and social club is total dogshit!

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[–] psmgx 31 points 2 months ago (2 children)

no shit a bunch of my friend picked it up last month and were bugging me to buy it and join them. I get paid today and had planned on buying this weekend.

but I ain't got a playstation or PSN account so ima hold off. im not sure all of my friends do either, for that matter. back to modded CP2077 it is!

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