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No, ASUS are NOT Injecting Ads into Games Through GPU Tweak

The 'ad' is actually part of a new feature

No, ASUS are NOT Injecting Ads into Games Through GPU Tweak

No, ASUS are NOT Injecting Ads into Games Through GPU Tweak

Yesterday several PC gaming websites reported that ASUS had started injecting ads into games using their GPU Tweak II overclocking utility, encouraging players to purchase the company's latest RTX series graphics cards. 

These reports originated from a Reddit user called PurpleSquash640, with the post quickly garnering the attention of several media outlets. These reports are false, as the reality of the situation is that this "ad" is part of a new GPU Tweak feature, unfortunately for ASUS, their placeholder image happened to be an advert for their RTX 20 series of graphics cards. 

In a message to HardOCP, ASUS set the record straight, confirming that GPU Tweak II is implementing a feature that will allow gamers to inject a logo into their games, a handy feature for streamers who want to display their brand logo or the emblem of their clan. ASUS' placeholder image for this feature is a promotional image for their products, but it cannot be considered as an ad given its replaceability and the fact that it is not displayed by default by GPU Tweak II. The text shown below the image can also be edited. 
   
ASUS plans to continue to develop their streamer-focused OSD settings moving forward, though none of these plans involves bringing unavoidable ads into the software suite. A quick instal of ASUS GPU Tweak and a gander at the applications options would have revealed the reality of this situation, but I guess this level of fact checking is too much to expect from certain websites. 

No, ASUS are NOT Injecting Ads into Games Through GPU Tweak  

So is ASUS bringing ads into your games using GPU Tweak II? Nope, but they are adding an exciting overlay feature for game streamers. 

You can join the discussion on GPU Tweak II not injecting ads into video games on the OC3D Forums

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05-02-2019, 11:56:24

demonking
Bring on the VAC bans. Can't wait to see a several £1000 inventory getting VAC banned for this.Quote

05-02-2019, 13:04:40

looz
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Bring on the VAC bans. Can't wait to see a several £1000 inventory getting VAC banned for this.
For inserting an image? If it triggers VAC Valve will in all likelihood revert the bans.


But that's a pretty underwhelming feature, I mean any stream software just lets you do that anyway. Except for Nvidia Shadowplay streaming, but who the hell does that?Quote

06-02-2019, 01:23:14

Peace
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
For inserting an image? If it triggers VAC Valve will in all likelihood revert the bans.
Could be and although Valve always say they never remove VACs, there is a website where you can check the VAC status of every user and it shows you that people have gotten their VACs lifted.


I'd personally rather ban people for using ASUS' Sonar software that shows you on screen where sounds are coming from, as well as for those monitors that can add a crosshair.Quote

06-02-2019, 01:33:44

looz
Well I can name one case off the top of my head, a guy (Jambo on steam) was developing a screenshot tool (iirc, not 100% on this) and forgot to turn it off before joining a secure mode server. And that ban got lifted quite fast.

But the sonar software's function is worse than learning to position sounds on your own and adding a crosshair with a monitor / sticking some blu tack to it can never be detected. But honestly a game where adding your own crosshair gives an advantage has silly mechanics.Quote

06-02-2019, 02:36:16

Peace
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
But honestly a game where adding your own crosshair gives an advantage has silly mechanics.
Hardcore modes in Call of Duty.Quote
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