Devs caught spying on gamers

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Unread post Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 pm

Some game developers use Red Shell to fingerprint gamers for marketing purposes, and gamers are not happy, forcing many to remove it.
Bloody creepy if you ask me, and since GDPR... very very naughty, no wonder these devs want to remove it, the push back from the EU will be enormous.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/red-she ... cking-gdpr
These are the games that committed to removing Red Shell:

Elder Scrolls Online (Pledged to remove it)
Conan Exiles (Pledged to remove it)
Ylands (Pledged to remove it)
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! (Pledged to remove it)
All Total War games (Pledged to remove it)
Warhammer: Vermintide II, (Pledged to remove it)
Warhammer: Vermintide I, (might get removed also?)
My Time At Portia, (Pledged to remove it)
Dead by Daylight (Pledged to remove it)
Battlerite (Pledged to remove it)
AER Memories of Old, (Pledged to remove it)
Magic the Gathering Arena (closed beta & not on Steam), (Pledged to remove it for now)
Secret World Legends (Pledged to remove remains of it)
Hunt: Showdown (Pledged to remove it)
Escapists 2 (Pledged to remove it)
Omensight (Pledged to remove it)

Games still using Red Shell include:

Civilization VI
Kerbal Space Program
Guardians of Ember
The Onion Knights
Realm Grinder
Heroine Anthem Zero
Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade
Krosmaga
Eternal Card Game
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
Astro Boy: Edge of Time
Ballistic Overkill
Cabals: Card Blitz
CityBattle | Virtual Earth
Desolate
Doodle God
Doodle God Blitz
Dungeon Rushers
Labyrinth
My Free Farm 2
NosTale
RockShot
Shadowverse
SOS & SOS Classic
SoulWorker
Stonies
Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation
War Robots
Survived By
Injustice 2
The Wild Eight
Yoku's Island Express
Raging Justice
Warriors: Rise to Glory!
Trailmakers
Clone Drone in the Danger Zone
Vaporum
Robothorium
League of Pirates
Doodle God: Genesis Secrets
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Unread post Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:57 am

I see why it's done but they don't need to do it.
Seriously, why are they interested in what adverts i click when im playing for example CIV VI? - nothing at all of interest ... no-one is clicking adverts while playing that.
So they are tracking what you do outside of the game and that has nothing to do with anyone at all. It's a bit creepy.
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