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Monday, July 15, 2002

Gamespot Gives You Spyware

According to ExtremeTech, if you use Gamespot's download manager, you also get spyware and potentially Microsoft digital rights management software. Naturally, a Gamespot rep gave this comforting reply:
Of course you could [track users], but we don't.
Boy, I feel all better now! So you pay for added content and you get spyware in return. Such a deal. Thanks Blue.

J.t.Qbe comments: You know, I used to go to Gamespot all the time--they had a lot of good stuff. Since they went to the pay-for-content model I've stayed away and have found plenty of good stuff elsewhere on the web. Guess what? I don't miss Gamespot, not one bit. Especially since this bit of news came out.

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