Hardware Developers: STOP SHOVING SOFTWARE DOWN MY THROAT

This is a rant that has been a long time coming, but I am to a point where if I ever meet someone from nVidia at a conference or something they are going to be forced to listen to my 10 and a half hour rant about why their GeForce Experience client is nothing but the most annoying and abhorrent thing I have seen in quite some time. Not only have I had cases where it has actively gotten in the way of something I am doing that is not even related to gaming, but I have had cases where it just decides to re-enable itself without my permission. I don't know if its when it updates or when a driver updates, but it decides that they know better than I and it overwrites me disabling the overlay.

The overlay is completely useless to me. It offers me zero value. It actually offers negative value. It is so annoying that it will negatively affect my gaming experience any time it is there because I can see it in the top right corner whenever I start the game. Being reminded that they are hooking something into the game I am playing is reminding me that one of the most annoying software I have ever had the displeasure of use that isn't considered malware is working behind the scenes of my computer.

I've put up with it for some time given that it doesn't really do much of anything and its the only way to get a reminder that there is a new driver update. That's something that really any manufacturer that relies on drivers should be able to offer to their user without all of the bloat. I don't need something to be able to capture or stream stuff online; OBS is already doing that just fine for me. I don't need to have a million different versions of that on my computer considering that I can do that through Steam as well.

STOP REQUIRING ME TO HAVE AN ACCOUNT ON YOUR SHITTY APPLICATION JUST TO DISABLE YOUR SHITTY OVERLAY

I would like to think whoever's decision that was was actually trying to sabotage the whole project since its an annoyingly useless business decision that affords them no actual benefit unless they are selling our personal information. It only causes me to either quickly log-in with Google (if their log-in screen can even be found and actually manages to work, which is around 20% of the time) or it forces me to uninstall the software.

As much as I get a lot of use out of my GPU, my next card is probably going to be an AMD card because nVidia cannot wrap it around their heads to offer a positive experience to their customers. The GeForce Experience is apparently having something shoved down your throat and being told you have to like it.

Aesthemic

Aesthemic

I am a rhythm game addict that loves anime, professional wrestling, and some really weird hobbies that I like to write about. Currently trying to break into creative writing.

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