pierceward at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 12:21:11 EDT 2007
There's a "Play Offline" option for the Demo client, so I'm sure there
is similar for the demo server.
On 10/16/07, Alan H. Gifford <alan_h_gifford at bluebottle.com> wrote:
> Here's a question, why is GameSpy something I should care about?
> Perhaps I'm just being paranoid, but the fact that I'm required to use
> something called Game*Spy* just doesn't sit well with me. If my guess
> is correct, then it is exactly that: a game spy. Much like the little
> members' keychain for grocery stores to track your purchases, or spyware
> that collects information about your Internet usage, I'm thinking
> GameSpy collects info about which games you play and how often (and
> more, I'm sure), and sells that information to the game companies.
> Whether or not this is actually a bad thing depends on what information
> they're collecting. Either way, I don't feel like I need it. I don't
> feel like the game companies need it. I've managed to enjoy playing PC
> video games for more than 15 years without having some centrally
> controlled login procedure, and I'd have to say that I've thoroughly
> enjoyed the experience. I've bought and enjoyed many games, and will
> continue to do so given the past gaming trends.
> What if I want to play on a LAN? Will it allow me to set up on a LAN
> that's disconnected from the Internet? I would hope so. I really
> dislike all the software moving toward a point that almost nothing but
> the bare essentials will work without Internet access. It's very weak.
> Just my 2 cents.
> P Wallace wrote:
> > No It does not cost to use/setup a profile in game spy.
> > Regards the changing of name don't see why not.
> > On Monday 15 October 2007 04:49:03 Robert Larkin wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I looked at gamespy.com for the first time this afternoon. From looking
> >> at the the demo ( I set up a windows box for a few hours last night )
> >> and messages posted here, I have to "register" with gamespy to play this
> >> game online? I could not find a "register" link on gamespy though.
> >> I have the feeling that I'm the only person who's not already familiar
> >> with gamespy, could anyone provide any detail? Does gamespy cost
> >> money? Can I change the name I play as on a whim as often as I want?
> >> Rob
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