GS News - Microsoft want your details, not your hate; EA drops Tiger Woods

EA is going ahead without Tiger Woods for their upcoming PGA Tour game, and Microsoft wants the rumors about the Xbox One to stop getting out of hand, although they also want all your details on Xbox Live.

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bigruss51
bigruss51

Microsoft will know how I feel when they don't get my money. As if I'm just gonna believe what they say when they sound so stupid every time they talk.

straightcur
straightcur

it's one thing to give your details to a company by choice, quite a different thing for that company to remove that choice from you and share YOUR personal information with another company.   at what point in your life do you decide to give up any ethics you might have had at one time and go to work for microsoft

fadersdream
fadersdream

You have to agree to this policy to even go to your account, so you are blocked from limiting invasion before you even try and defend yourself.

FreddieBootleg
FreddieBootleg

Them sharing contact info is bullshxt.  I've tried to stay off the radar for a few years.  I set an Xbox Live account up for my cousin(16 girl) and then they're address got some kind of mail in my name.  That's scumbag business tactics.  Her did is a well off doctor and doesn't appreaciate me all that much, so to say the least it caused some issues with the family.  FXCK MICROSOFT!  -Coming from a guy with both an Xbox360, a Windows 8 PC, and a Playsation 3.

barrica
barrica

If you dont give your details to Microsoft you end up giving to someone else as mobile companyºs or loyalty store cards. M i the only person who is utterly exited about the Steam console? If steam decides not to charge for playing online, it wont be xbone it will be xgone! Next gen is all about "to be spied or not to be spied that is the real question you have to ask yourself prior to the purchase"

Merseyak
Merseyak

See microsoft ill just say it how it is your full of shit we know it and you know we know it the only thing we will help with is digging that hole for you to rest in :) 

Adenosine
Adenosine

Microsoft is one of the greatest tools of any agency who needs to spy on people wherever they may be from. We all have secrets to hide. If you say you don't have any, you're probably still a fetus.

xDARKGUITARISTx
xDARKGUITARISTx

How many here had no idea what the NSA was until they started drinking the Kool-Aid that the media has been providing? Ignorance spreads like wildfire and the only "ignorant" people commenting here are the ones that think that their privacy is safe to begin with. The government is tapping your texts, phone calls, Internet history, purchases you make with your credit card, and don't think for a minute that just because Sony hasn't said that they're doing these things; that they aren't. Face facts people, if you're tied into a server in any way whatsoever; anybody with the authority to look into your personal life is already doing it.

xDARKGUITARISTx
xDARKGUITARISTx

I love how everyone here is poking jabs about fanboyism. PC elitists are fanboys, Xbox gamers are fanboys, Playstation gamers are fanboys. Seriously, everybody here is a hypocrite.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

If you wanna be like Tiger Woods… Fertilizing ladies in the neighborhoodGet real rich and you will find... All the hot chicks will want to grind.

PS- MS has done everything in their power to push gamers away from buying an Xbox720p.  They've basically been doing free PS4 commercials for Sony ever since E3.

forbiddenmow
forbiddenmow

So it looks like The Japs will smash The US in this console war?

kutulu1
kutulu1

WTF! Why is MS so infatuated with everyone's details? Just reeks of NSA phishing to me. 

jecomans
jecomans

But didn't Brittany actually have a bit of a breakdown? And shag her body guard?

So what the dev is hinting at is that MS isn't quite sure what they're doing with their system, but meanwhile they're busy getting a few games developers in bed? EA, you under them sheets? 


franky111
franky111

Bit by bit, Microsoft will re-implement their original Draconian-Orwellian, anti-gamer DRM and spycam policies and "features." The proof is in all of their recent actions and statements.

Just some food for thought, people, this company originally required the Kinect 2 to be plugged in, on, and facing the user at all times for the xbone to even function. 

Are you really going to trust anything these people say for a COD clone with robots thrown in?

jer_1
jer_1

Not convinced. Microsoft doesn't deserve my wallet vote, nor any of yours. 

Not even close to fair enough!

Lawrencevanrijn
Lawrencevanrijn

Microsoft want your details, not your hate should read as 'Microsoft want you as a bankable product, not your whining and privacy!" consider that M$ announced that they will have 300,000 servers from day 1 for you. You do not set out close to a billion euro in servers for gaming. (a growth of 2000%). It is bad business, unless there is additional business! there are too many spins going on and M$ currently has a bad reputation when it comes to reliability!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Is that a real tattoooo?? How long has Jess had that? It's a big one, that's for sure.

Let's be honest, all the data these companies collect on us probably isn't nefarious in-and-of-itself, but having so much of it out there increases our chance of having our IDs cloned, not to mention all the nuisance sales calls.

iamreesebey
iamreesebey

That my friends is why Xbox have tons of pre orders left and PS4 have been sold out for almost 2 months now. They respect your privacy so much that they want it? Smh.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

I said what I had to say about Microsoft and Xbox One already.  The Xbox One is a system I just dont want in my house. Even if its not giving information to the Nsa or whatever, I dont want my info going to their 'partners' either. Just because Netflx is on my console doesnt give them the right to take info and spread it to other companies because that wasnt what the original intent is. And this sort of thing shouldnt be told to consumers through microscopic text or eula crap. Its shady stuff. They still dont get it they are antigamer and now theyre antiliving room. strange for them to be marketing this console this way given its supposed to be marketed as an entertainment console for the living room....

obsequies
obsequies

"ignorant thats just ignorant"

Fate_00
Fate_00

So, Tiger, you finally have realized EA's utter bullshit. Better late than never I always say xD


jflkdjs
jflkdjs

Microsoft ship is sinking deeper ad deeper  :{

jetjetjaguar
jetjetjaguar

I try to stay as off the radar as possible with companies like MS and Sony.  I always pay for their services with cards bought from other places.

Kickable
Kickable

@FreddieBootleg how the hell did they get your name?  why would you be using it if it's her xbox/account?  I've no idea what signing up for that is like never owned one.

fadersdream
fadersdream

@barrica You can limit your exposure.
You are allowed to do that.

While I know my info gets out and gets around I do try and reduce how much. It's a wise decision for everyone, and it's a little naive of you to not practice the same belief. It may come back to haunt you when you're older.

fadersdream
fadersdream

@Adenosine I probably DON'T have any secrets to hide, that being said I agree with you.

I may not have any secrets, but I still would like my privacy.
Microsoft said "our concept of 'privacy' and 'ownership' will have to change", I disagree.

Kickable
Kickable

@Adenosine trivial shit we probably shouldn't be so easily embarassed about that aren't really worth guarding.  number 1 concern of people wary of big brother:  more annoying spam/advertisements.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@xDARKGUITARISTx  

You don't have to worry about privacy if you keep things to yourself or you have nothing shady to hide. ;)

Also, you have a big tin-foil hat - NSA fiasco or no.

N1K0LA191
N1K0LA191

@kutulu1 Everything you do is monitored by some government intelligence agency, considering there are like 45 of them. Read a book for once before going all fan boy on posts. News flash, you buy a PS4, you will be watched. Buy a Wii U, you will be watched and monitored. Every phone call and text you make/send is stashed in a government intelligence agency archive somewhere.

xscrapzx
xscrapzx

@kutulu1 Like every other corporation in the US? They really don't have a choice if the NSA asks for it, as if they refuse it will be considered treason.

TitaniumBalls
TitaniumBalls

@jer_1

Passive Information Collection
SCEA may collect information such as our website visitors’ IP address, IP address-related information, system Media Access Control (“MAC”) address, network configuration information, network device information, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform. We also may collect information about your download activity, browser activity, forum postings and session information.

Dynamic advertisement serving technology enables advertisements to be temporarily loaded or cached to a Sony Entertainment Network account holder’s PS3 system for display only in games that incorporate this technology. If a Sony Entertainment Network account holder plays a game that utilizes this feature, SCEA will log information about his or her system and game play to ensure that advertisements are being appropriately served to him or her and to track information about the advertisements displayed during his or her gaming session. Logged data may include: Online ID, system IP address, system MAC address, in-game advertisement location, the length of time an advertisement was visible, relative size of advertisements, the angle of view and other information related to each advertisement visible during the gaming session

TitaniumBalls
TitaniumBalls

@iamreesebey That my friends is thinking that just because MS says they will, doesn't mean that Sony won't and if you think that they won't you are sorely mistaken and just naive.

jt2251
jt2251

@IanNottinghamX If you have Netflix and are a user they already have your information... I don't get what the problem is.

N1K0LA191
N1K0LA191

@IanNottinghamX No one hates on Facebook or Twitter. They sell everything about you to everyone willing to buy. People need to realize that this happens EVERY day in EVERYTHING that you do online.

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Fate_00 what do you mean "tigers" finally realized? Its EA thats dropped him sooooooo if anything THEY'VE realized how S*&% he is

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@jetjetjaguar  

Same here. Trust me, you become real sketchy with your plastic if you've ever had your bank account compromised. It's not the easiest problem to fix.

bigruss51
bigruss51

@Gelugon_baat can we stop with the tin foil hat comments please. The man's not speaking beyond reason.

xDARKGUITARISTx
xDARKGUITARISTx

I'm not speaking conspiracy theories, it just bothers me that people are naive enough to think that this isn't already happening. Facebook and Twitter are the two worst culprits, but millions of people use them every day and could care less.

Oh and it's not tinfoil, it's a stainless steel spaghetti strainer ;)

straightcur
straightcur

@N1K0LA191 @IanNottinghamX and this makes it right??  just because you want to bend over, doesn't mean we all should.   And also facebook is the worst company but Microsoft is gaining on them quickly.  Ive never had a facebook account and never will.  I also will never own and XboxOne

Kickable
Kickable

@xDARKGUITARISTx Not many "ignorant" people here, most seem like me.  I wouldn't be surprised if I'm at as much risk as you say.  I just don't care because I only pay for things online when absolutely necessary(not a single indentity/finance related problem in 15 years) and the rest of my secrets is just typical BS that most of us ordinary individuals here don't want others to know.  I'll be right there bitching at MS with the rest of you if there's a tiny chance they'd nix some of the shitty directions they're going but to be honest if they don't I'd still buy an Xbone if it were worth it as far as actual gaming is concerned.  Like that other guy said, not much of a reason to look down on someone.

xDARKGUITARISTx
xDARKGUITARISTx

Not at all and I don't find myself to be that kind of person either. I appreciate your thoughtful input rather than the alternative single minded responses usually seen on these comment boards.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@xDARKGUITARISTx  

So what if other people remain in denial? Let them - and let them learn the hard way.

Also, I will tell you that I wouldn't consider that having the knowledge or wisdom to know that governments can snoop on me makes me a superior person, if you happen to be thinking that.