10 September 2008

The lack of sophistication of Spore`s DRM.

The latest wave of controversy washing the shores of the games industry is called Spore. The latest video game developed by Electronic Arts consists of a number of anti-piracy restrictions which prevent the users from downloading the game for more than three times after purchase.

Users of the game are understandably unhappy about these restrictions and my latest visit of Amazon shows that users have rated the game one star out of five.

The disgruntled users have been complaining rather noisily on various forums including Amazon itself. The game developer argues that the DRM is common practice and will affect less than 1% of players.

Spore allows players to create beings and follow their evolution from single-cell creatures to becoming part of sophisticated civilisations and conquering space.

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