“Steam is spyware and the single worst thing that happened to PC gaming.”
Idk if I can agree with this considering the likes of EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Nexon and Epic exist.
Valve and Steam have done a lot for the gaming space, agreeing with their privacy practices is another story. We wouldn’t even be considering gaming on Linux right now without Valve because the WINE folks didn’t seem to have any intention to care about it previously.
I don’t disagree with the state of privacy regarding the platform (tbh its more mystery than known in valves case) and online in general. I will disagree with hyperbole that isn’t true though.
Privacy as a whole regarding the internet needs serious work and Valve is far from the worst offender or the worst thing for the space