Privacy

Does privacy exist in modern gaming?
>go to buy a steam deck
>find out I need to make a valve account + give them all my financial info, even if bought through eBay, an account + data harvesting is mandatory to use the steam interface
>"okay then, I'll order a brand new PS4 and play offline disc games"
>Sony account required to place order
>"Okay, I'll get a temporary email address and throw in some fake credentials"
>Sony requiring you to verify your age via personal documents of a face scan (this is mandatory just to get to the checkout page)
t. schizo and proud

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    video games and privacy are mutually exclusive nowadays you can choose one not both

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know current consoles are, but what about the PS4? Can you use that with disc games? For example Bloodborne GOTY on disc is obviously going to have most of the patches installed.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try the switch, no personal data required.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bro just buy the ps4 in store

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're only sold by sony (online) now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every store around me has them in stock, where do you live a third world country or something?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          PS4s? The UK, theyre virtually discontinued here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Unlucky, I guess try buying used.

            Don't buy a PS4 then.

            You can't even use the console without logging into your account.
            If they ban you for calling someone a gay online they ban your account and you can't even access any games you bought on your account.

            You can buy a deck second hand and either use a throwaway account for steam OS or install any other OS on it though.
            It's a PC and as such you can install everything manually if you wish.

            Never needed too with my PS4

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Never needed too with my PS4
              You never needed what?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Make an account to use it for offline games.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can you even update your games without a PSN account connected to it?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but if you're the schizo you say you are why would you even connect it to the internet?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No
    There are ways to remain private, but I'm not up to the task, and if my paranoid richass can't do it then neither can you.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't buy a PS4 then.

    You can't even use the console without logging into your account.
    If they ban you for calling someone a gay online they ban your account and you can't even access any games you bought on your account.

    You can buy a deck second hand and either use a throwaway account for steam OS or install any other OS on it though.
    It's a PC and as such you can install everything manually if you wish.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You can't even use the console without logging into your account.
      Is this for real?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, you can just plug a linux liveusb or windows installer into the USB port and nuke the preinstalled OS from orbit.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'll die alone in 50 years and literally nobody will care about you or your "info". You need to get your ego in check.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >uses windows

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pirated windows*

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just like install a different distro and don't use steam.
    The steam deck is literally just a PC.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't you guys have phones?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this shit was insane, i was actually seething when this screen came up

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same goes for overwatch 2, and god help you if you say moron or other no-no words, they monitor EVERYTHING now and will auto ban you via an AI, then an employee will look thru your entire posting/chat history(including voice chat) and see if there is anything illegal, in which case they will hand it over to police and give you a nice SWATTING, they have your personal data you gave them after all
        I don't see how anybody can play these games anymore, I doubt I will be playing any AAA ones if this is going to become a standard

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You bought a modern aaa game?
        retard. you deserve everything they shit into your mouth.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >bought
          warzone 2 is free

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy a pc and pirate all your games
    there's linux builds created for privacy schizos
    the single websites will still harvest your data anyway.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >concerned by privacy
    >posts on .gov website

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does privacy exist in modern gaming?
    >>go to buy a steam deck
    >>find out I need to give them all my financial info
    Mental illness

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >even if bought through eBay, an account + data harvesting is mandatory to use the steam interface

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, steam account is required to access steam account.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a pc you don't need it retard

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy physically, buy second hand, etc
    you're just looking for excuses

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course not.
    Are you buying everything with cash in a place with no cameras?
    Stop being a retard. Privacy doesn't exist unless you're innawoods, and even then you gotta know where satellites are so you can avoid them.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like people dont really understand how much of their info is already out there. Im not saying its a good thing, but to think that not giving steam your email is somehow a "good" thing is absolutely ridiculous. I can bet you that most of your details (address, name, dob, etc) are already out there in the internet somewhere and its being sold and traded constantly.

    To think you have less than anyone else out there is also a complete misunderstanding. Like ok maybe they only have 100 of your things compared to someone elses 150. But it is negligible. If you think youre somehow "based" or some dumb ass shit for it.. idk what to tell you man. If you think youre keeping off the grid somehow.. you arent, you just arent.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He says on a site that automatically harvests data for advertising purposes and to sell to third parties

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a site that automatically harvests data for advertising purposes and to sell to third parties
      that is every site on the internet

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Mom is apparently more tech savvy than you because she could get her PS4 working just fine and she doesn't even have internet access.

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