Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Civilization VI EULA and Privacy Clarity

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soulbliz Apr 6 @ 1:59pm 
I uninstalled all of this company game from Steam except Civil 5. I do not touch Civil 5 or any of their game till they stopped collecting our privacy data. i will wait and see this in 2019. If nothing change from this company, i will uninstall all games from this company. i will not buy the game from this company. My other friends are already uninstalled all the game files from this company.
skogtobias255 Apr 4 @ 7:34am 
I wanna be able to edit my posts. I typed "Civi" word wrong. No ca do it seems. Oh well.
skogtobias255 Apr 4 @ 7:33am 
Besides, i have Civlization 4 and not 6.
Heeeey, who´s at fault here?
I dunno :) Can´t get rid of it from Steam though "as one of my games".
Aaaaaaw, shoot. I laugh so i don´t have to cry!!
dr.desastro Apr 3 @ 5:24am 
Addendum: And a game company should not collect data on my person without my consent using my computer and it's hard drive's content besides the required data like connecting the game's licence to my steam account. It is not their job.
dr.desastro Apr 3 @ 5:21am 
I know about the google/microsoft issues and what valve is doing. I would like to differentiate a bit, though. In case of valve, I am a direct customer and have agreed to their service contracts and have willingly given them the required information. It still irks me a bit, but then my doctor, car seller, bank and landlord do know important information about me as well. Microsoft is in another league. I loathe the stuff they do nowadays but cannot help the fact that I cannot simply play games I like without using a kind of windows. Switching to Apple is the same problem, only more expensive. I am close to the point giving Linux a try and emulate windows in the future. I have problems, that are hard to solve like protecting my identity from microsoft, google and others as it is hard to substitute their services and this is not comparable to buying a game.
skogtobias255 Apr 3 @ 4:01am 
Was Donald even responding to me?
Because even ths♥♥♥♥♥♥Steam is flawed and not intuitive at all. It´s for the PRODUCERS, not the consumers. The gaming industry have gone down the toilet since a long time ago and i´m a gamer since Pong days, the very first computer games so i should know. Games were better before in all possible areas. Now they just do them for the MONEY and for themselves. It´s a pity but i believe it´s the truth, i see it over and over and generally, i don´t even usually buy new games anymore.
donald23 Apr 2 @ 3:27pm 
Your opinion is your own and valid. I'm not attacking that.
What I mean is that you have a Steam account. You use the internet.
Valve and Google/Microsoft known way more then the bit of anonimized telemetry all your games collect and send out.

That's what I'm amazed about. I wouldn't expect anyone with your opinion be able to post here, since they wouldn't have a Steam account in the first place.
dr.desastro Apr 2 @ 1:43pm 
It is not unique - this is not what I say - that is bad enough. It is generally an abomination what happens nowadays in our private digital space and I still do not get people even defending companies violating our rights - ouvertly or not. Just because many people do things wrong or ignore wrong things this does not make them right, does it? And as politics is failing protecting my rights properly, I refer to the only speech a company understands: not buying their products if they do not meet my criteria or offend me in any way. I do not need a reality check. I check reality often enough - and it concerns me. I am not amazed, I am simply angry about it and trying to put a plug on any leak I can. The non-uniqueness of this kind of company policy is a bad thing enough and still we numbly accept it. And honest or not: in my book they are doing something wrong so it is perfectly valid in my book not to buy their products anymore unless they stop.
donald23 Apr 2 @ 1:21pm 
@dr.desastro: so because the company is honest about what they do, you stop buying? You would do well in checking your network traffic and being amazed by what nearly every game and software sends out in telemetry data. This is a very normal practice. And whoever thinks this is somehow unique really needs to do a reality check...
dr.desastro Apr 1 @ 2:09pm 
O.k. - watched a let's play. Got interested. Added game to wishlist. Then seen this thread and contemplated about current EULA practice. Removed from wishlist again. Even with Red Shell removed I consider the practice of collecting telemetry simply horrible. Listen: I would never buy my children a toy - say a teddy bear - that gathers data upon what they do, where, when and how often and store their names and date of birth, space of their room and so on somewhere. Do you really believe, I am o.k. that a AAA game on my computer does this with me? I want a game to work and entertain me and not to phone home. Save that feature for a Spielberg movie recap. CIV5 seems to be the last part of the franchise I bought. And in the future I will most likely handle 2K like I do EA: not buying their stuff anymore. They lost a big, big chunk of my trust and harmed a great franchise with going big data on us. Sad. This business practice that is encroaching our shere of privacy is not to be supported.