...the fuck? Does the GOG version have spyware? ...I should probably pirate the GOG version, just to see if I should continue to support GOG
. I'm not buying or playing any of the developer or publisher's games ever.
Don't worry, I highly doubt the GOG version has spyware. Many posters have pointed out above that these stats are just cooked up fluff, to gain publicity. Even EA, a multi-millionaire company, can't put special stuff in their games to properly track pirates, do you think this indie company can?
I'm glad to see that GOG folks here are sharper to spot the red flags. The key with piracy (and the big "advantage"), is the ability to play their game copies anywhere, on any computer they wish, without
an internet connection, because an internet connection is not needed
(games is cracked, so authentication is not needed). So without an internet connection, how can they track anything? Taking stats out from their butt, literally. And I wonder why are they pulling this, considering that their game sold very well. Their sales figures are 10 times more than the average indie title. You'd think an indie whose game didn't sell too good, would be the one to work the issue on piracy.
I compare this to the Kotaku comments, where people just took the things they say at face value, without even bothering to think, in a big hurry to bash "piracy".