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Epic CEO Addresses Accusations that Epic Games Store is Spyware for Chinese Government

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  1. Of course despite a plethora of evidence to the contrary, people are still convinced that the Epic Store is spyware. DOES NOBODY CARE ABOUT FACTS?
    Nevermind, the growing flat-earth, anti-vax and climate change denial movements show that truly, nobody does care about facts.

  2. Damn, this is really useful.
    I always get kind of annoyed when I see people saying they won't download Epic because it's "spyware."

  3. Yeah, sure. Anti Chinese sentiment, because we are all racists…. it has nothing to do that over 40% of a Chinese mega corporation may have some negative influence upon the products themselves. Like they wanting to make all the money? By selling User data? By maliciously implementing anti consumer gameplay elements?
    No, of course not. Other companies don't do that. In fact, no company has ever done this before…. cough EA/Activision/Bugthesda/Facebook cough

    Its not like Epic Games itself is acting like Mafia currently, by keeping products hostage. To force their Store upon people.

    in Tencent we Believe, in Tencent we trust

  4. Yea no, I respectfully disagree, it's spyware.

  5. I guarantee you the Chinese government does not give a shit what kind of porn nerds watch on thier computer.

  6. Can we just accept the fact that the epic games store is a slow and shitty launcher and people shouldn't instantly agree to stuff on Reddit

  7. Tencent aka. CCP controlled. You know the CCP that…

    Kidnaps people
    Executes foreigners to make a point
    Organ harvests their own people and makes billions of dollars from it
    Hacks and steals military secrets
    Hacks and steals universities info from Canada to New Zealand
    Steals territory from other countries
    Kills dissidents by the piles
    Tortures prisoners (to the point it makes waterboarding sound like child's play)
    Took over Tibet…

    But they swear they would never spy on you. Sounds believable to me.
    Oh and as far as Reddit info being debunked. I wonder if Tencent investing hundreds of millions into reddit had any part to play in that at all.

  8. well good thing then that epic games was caught redhanded in the cookiejar and admitted that steam accounts were hacked by epic games( and i dont think that it was by accident like epic games said)but it prove's at least that epic games cant be trusted like all the game dev who made a good deal with steam and other game platforms switched side's when epic games pulls out a fat fortnite checkbook.no game dev who does that will ever be trusted again no matter how good a game would be it's all about trust witch epic games gearbox and some game dev are loosing track of.i understand that everybody has to make a living nothing wrong with that but it's how you do it that matters and perception on how you present yourself to a group of people that makes the difference between trust and distrust succes and failure.you make a deal you stick to it and dont switched side's just for the money.if you do it just for the money then it's never about your game dev compangy or game

  9. the law is wrong if someone does not give permission to anything then nobody has the right to go ahead and use sneaky and hidding backdoors(spyware)

  10. what prevails in this long disccusion is not really that spyware issue but it's the way epic games and gearbox went on about making exclusive game deals even when the game dev had made deals with multiple other game stores and launchers and then suddenly singed exclusive games deals on epic store and pulling them out of other game platforms and stores a couple of day's before they went on sales even when gamers payed and pre ordered long upfront only to be denied their game for 6 months or 1 year on the platform of store of their choice .the choice was taking out of the gamers and that is not competion thats is blatantly cornering market.people dont like to be taking out of the equation and consideration of choice thats whats it is all about

  11. EPIC is infiltrated and don't even know it.

  12. He could just be lying "We don't want to make an other game exclusive"

  13. lol user debunked the blizzard application when they did that event or thing, it was stealing data

  14. epic games pays a higher revenue because they're backed by chinese companies (which are actually front companies for the chinese government, there are no real private companies there) who don't give a frick about money (they're still communists after all).

    They don't behave like this in the gaming sector alone, just observe the business politcs of most chinese companies, it's always the same:
    1. Invest a huge sum in western companies
    2. get major share hold
    3. export the company to china
    4. use the company to damage western economy and spy on people

    another example for this is what happened to musically which is now tictoc

  15. Oh sorry I can't hear you over all these lies

  16. Hey Sweeney, try recognizing Taiwan as Country!

    Lets see your true allegiance!

  17. Funny, nobody cares about privacy enough to stop using Facebook or Instagram. Talk about double standards.

  18. The line about localconfig.vdf copying being a simple shortcut reeks of bullshit.
    If EGS uses its own copy of localconfig.vds which is scrapped during installation from Steam, then how it is going to keep friendlists synchronized with steam later on? Following that route It would still need to regularly access steam's localconfig.vdf to keep friendlist up to date which makes all "it scraps data during install so it wont need to require administrative privileges later" completely moot. Not to mention that trying to work around official Steam API to get Steam data is shady af.
    Seeing how most of this guy's arguments are being "this point on reddit is wrong because I say so" without going into much details, and completely ignoring the disfunctional logic behind copying localconfig.vdf as a way of synching friend lists between EGS and Steam, make me wonder whether there is some shilling going on on behalf of EGS.

  19. We are not spying. How many times have we seen that?

  20. EPIC Terms of Service:

    Any content that you create, generate, or make available through the Epic Games store application shall be “UGC”. You hereby grant to Epic a non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, copy, modify, adapt, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise exploit your UGC for any purposes, for all current and future methods and forms of exploitation in any country. You may not create, generate, or make available any UGC to which you do not have the right to grant Epic such license. In addition, you may not create, generate, or make available any UGC that is illegal or violates or infringes another’s rights, including intellectual property rights or privacy, publicity or moral rights. Epic reserves the right to take down any UGC in its discretion.

  21. Well, atleast India and Japan dont spy on my data unlike good ol' China.

  22. Is it wrong that i heard that entire vodeo in robot stephen hawkins voice? His tone is already there and just needs some digitizing xD

  23. FUCK TENCENT, FUCK EPIC, FUCK EVERY PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM

  24. I was just data mining you steam file with a bunch of sensitive information without nobody knows, no big deal, trust me buddy.

  25. As if I’d trust China now more then ever.

    Fuck the Epic Spyware Store.

  26. I went to my epic games launcher today it’s been turned Chinese did this happen to anyone else and at the start it said error

  27. When Cing cong getting attacked they say racism meanwhile their country full of it (racism). Cant trust them they Will do anything to get what they want. Bunch of devil

  28. Epic Games is spying no doubts! As does Microsoft, youtube, twitter, google, apple and so on and so forth, we are an algorythm for modern corps, but Epic belongs To China the most evil formation in the world after USA

  29. You are either full of bullshit or the dumbest naive idiot ever. THERE IS PROOF that the launcher steals user data from the steam launcher.

  30. if you really care about privacy in your life dont use computer and Phone. Alot of people have access your infomation and know what are you doing. Ex if you use phone or ipad your copany know almost everything about you

  31. What where not happy about is no, Unreal Tournament 4 that is what we are pissed about.

  32. Just keep using Epic Games Store, and tencent will be glad to have your data

  33. do not support epic, activision, blizard, tencent, fb, and other such junk companies!!!

  34. It does that's why I never use epic games store launcher they had spywares

  35. So here is a question, why can chinese use windows but sour americans are living in paranoia

  36. The facepunch article no longer exists. It would be nice if there was a copy somewhere.

  37. The only experience I had with Epic, was back when fortnite was a tower defense game before battle royale. After signing into their launcher for a couple of mediocre games I uninstalled it. For five years I receieved warnings that my account was constantly being attempted to be accessed by other users, all from Chinese and foreign locations. I believe I most likely lost my account but didn't care at that point. Epic was the only launcher I have ever experienced mass hacking attempts against me, it was not pleasant and I don't care to repeat the experience. Go F yourself Epic.

  38. You have to be either ignorant, delusional, or implicit to think communist China would not exploit this opportunity to spy/collect. Having been in China and seen them in action all over Africa, they are the most ruthless, borg-like entity on the planet. Everything serves the Party for the "greater good". Gross.

  39. There's lots to criticize about Epic Games Store, but the "Chinese spyware" theory specifically doesn't hold ground, especially with a lot of the so called "evidence" from reddit having been disproven and confirmed as misinformation.

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