Games are games, even OpenWorld games have a beginning and End game and most importantly progress, levelling up and LOOT. It’s been years since I logged into my Second Life, the new Terms of Service are simple and clear enough.
1.3 Your User Content is not
confidential; You represent that your Content is original to you (and/or your
Well, I could not be bothered to install the viewer to see how my Avatar looked after all these year but for the most part my Second Life is dead. I have little or no impulse to be online all the time and could easily get live on a cruise ship with slow latent satellite internet at sea.
In a few short weeks, I’ll be experiencing a new level that scares the crap out of me – Hong Kong.
Division 2 Raids are simply work. This game mode brings out the best in any
squad with 8 players actually working together I see planning, teamwork,
persistence, critical learning, voice communications and statistical analysis
playing a big part in defeating the bosses.
I’m working on my Merciless build and practicing the explosive damage feature and should be raid ready in July.
Like most online gamers my Data is out there in the wild for
anyone to see. Tracker sites publicly
share valuable profile statistics so you can look up your potential squad
So far, the data looks fair accurate but no doubt paying members get fresher intelligence.
Gamer privacy: There’s nothing a gamer can do to restrict this data…just don’t play would be a solution.
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Details * sourced from https://tracker.gg
The case of remaining anonymous is harder today that at any time in my father’s life. Today, being untraceable, unlinkable and unobserved is a gargantuan fight as regular users armed with powerful mobile computers wonder around taking images and video and immediately uploading publicly.
You can control it but friendly 3rd parties and family members are often the prime suspects to breaking your chain of defense.
Next time someone takes of picture of me I’m gonna freaking destroy
their precise device and see if they mind it or not. Well, maybe this is going
to far but I feel strongly about the issue of eroding privacy and leaving a public
evidence that will be there in 10-20 year time.
It’s pretty standard practise to look for system vulnerabilities for exploits. Some gamers live to find and share exploits many of which are deliberately left by developers but more often are unexpected results of fixing something.
The Jamaican Cheese IRL exploit is a tough one to ignore. This delicacy is commonly available in Jamaican stores at around 11 GBP but once it leaves the island the price quadruples. Yes, it’s hard to find but dammit we are talking about processed cheese here. The retailers proudly announce the prices at 40 GBP during Easter, even the massive online retailer sell it over 50 GBP and I never really checked the price outside the peak sale times.
Jamaican Bun and Cheese is a National Tradition exploited globally so by the time it lands on my plate I just ignore the cost and enjoy the taste otherwise “Tastee Cheese” would quickly become sour.
iOS 12’s new features are perfect for self-analysis. The built-in Screen time feature is just the sort of transparency an users now need. A pure non-technical approach to analytics give you granular control over your downtime, App time limits and content restricts.
My screen time is 77% down from last week and it’s very fitting as I was using social networking frequently with a Loved one.
Here’s some interest stats about me from ScreenTime
I picked up my phone 30 times a day
Once every 35 minutes after 14:00
I get around 13 notification a day
The most obvious use of this new resource is parent control, although I deliberately changed by device usage behaviour based on these stats.
Many of us won’t want to know these statistics. The truth about our device dependency is confirmed and proved.
Do we act differently when we are aware someone is watching? Probably yes, but eventually we ignore it to take advantage of “free” services.
The next chapter in the Life is Strange Universe was touted as “a free game” but today it seems it’s just a free demo that leads into Life is Strange 2 ($39.99). Fine, I can accept that but more and more the privacy notices have become so upfront that I swear it has an impact on my experience.
After accepting the privacy notice and actual choice,
I proceeded to the game wondered around my character’s
bedroom then kitchen, interacted with a few items
wondered outside the house in the snow and then
deleted the game.
It would be curious as to the analytics the publishers get from my underwhelmed one-time gaming experience.