Page 1 of Big Brother spying on how you play games, and choices you make...
Quite interesting, and disturbing:
Devs reflect on the privacy risks surrounding how games subtly collect data
Polygon has published a story exploring potential privacy concerns surrounding data collection both in and relating to video games. The full story talks with a number of developers and data experts on the kind of information collected by those in both games and adjacent industries, and points out some of the risks surrounding exactly how personal and identifiable some of that data can be in the wrong hands.The dangers of in-game data collectionCan your choices come back to haunt you?https://www.polygon.com/features/2019/5/9/18522937/video-game-privacy-player-data-collection
He knows what you like, what you don’t, and more importantly he understands why. He knows what motivates you, what stops you from achieving your best, what turns you off, and everything in-between. At least, when it comes to games. He’s spent years surveying more than 200,000 gamers through voluntary questionnaires, gathering information about their ages, their likes, their dislikes, and their preferred genres.
And he sells that knowledge to developers. Some change their games based on this knowledge so you’ll buy them, play them, and tell others to do the same.
Maybe I will get the Amstrad out my parents' loft after all :(
“One of the things I’d be very concerned about in a game like New Vegas is [...] we allow players to make choices that are really dark and bleak.”
I'm more concerned they make assumptions from those choices without the context of why the player chose that path.
All on line gamers want is sex and violence and gore in a game, so thats about all big brother is going to get information wise from you.
Other than that if you have an excellent kill rate, then you have been put on the sniper list for the SAS if it comes to recruits for WW3.
I tried steam once for an on-line si-fi game, and it would not let me in after a week as it rejected my login code, and would not let me in, so that was the end of on line gaming from me. I went back to the gaming shop and demanded my money back, after they tried three times to log me in and failed. Got my money and left.
Now i am back to sonic the hedgehog, and let big brother figure out my motivation on moving fast hedgehogs
"I tried steam once for an on-line si-fi game, and it would not let me in after a week as it rejected my login code, and would not let me in, so that was the end of on line gaming from me."
Probably why you have absolutely no idea what online gamers want. :)
The most popular online games of all time, I would say next to none have sex, most have no gore, only a few have anything beyond cartoon violence.
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