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Spore: The draconia DRM
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Spore: The draconia DRM

So Spore got a DRM protection that only allows you to install your game 3 times, then you have to call EA for a extra code(which they probably won't give you, they assumed i was a pirate when i asked for a new BattleField 2142 CD-key because mine bugged because of EA). What the fuck is that? I'm buying a game, not renting it!
09-13-2008 02:27 AM
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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

Pirate it. Then you won't have to deal with the DRM.

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09-13-2008 04:41 AM
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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

Hah. Yeah, pirated versions are better. Sad but true. Copy protection only screws over people who buy games.

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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

|55555| Wrote:Pirate it. Then you won't have to deal with the DRM.

"[isoHunt] Spore-RELOADED.torrent"

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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00885.html

Quote:If we can learn anything from the troubled launch of Spore, a videogame many people have been looking forward to for years, it is that binding products with digital rights management (DRM) restrictions hurts more than it helps.

Quote:It is expected to sell 2 million copies in September alone, and is currently the No. 3 best-selling game on Amazon.

But it also has one of the worst ratings on Amazon (2,016 out of the 2,216 ratings are one star) because of a concerted campaign by fans protesting its DRM. It has also been downloaded an estimated 500,000 times on BitTorrent, and is well on its way to becoming the most illegally downloaded game ever.

Quote:What is worse, the DRM is obviously not stopping pirated versions from getting out there. And since the pirated version is DRM-free, many gamers consider it a better product than the DRMed one that Electronic Arts is trying to sell.

zOMG, a well-known media source actually speaking truth? Has the world ended?

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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

Delusional Kangaroo Wrote:So, EA is "Addressing" the DRM issue finally.
Quote:We assumed that consumers understand piracy is a huge problem – and that if games that take 1-4 years to develop are effectively stolen the day they launch, developers and publishers will simply stop investing in PC games.
I hate to be the one to tell you this, EA, but people were stealing your game BEFORE it launched. DRM doesn't do [censored] for you.
Quote:We assured consumers that if special circumstances warranted more than three machines, they could contact our customer service team and request additional authorizations.
But, according to consumer reports, it's hard as hell to do so, and your Customer Support people assume the user is a criminal for wanting more than three activations.
Quote: But we’ve received complaints from a lot of customers who we recognize and respect. And while it’s easy to discount the noise from those who only want to post or transfer thousands of copies of the game on the Internet, I believe we need to adapt our policy to accommodate our legitimate consumers.
Oh, the people that want to transfer copies to thousands of users are already doing so. They don't cry about your DRM Because it literally does not affect them.
Quote: Expedite our development of a system that will allow consumers to de-authorize machines and move authorizations to new machines. When this system goes online, it will effectively give players direct control to manage their authorizations between an unlimited number of machines.
Why was this not already in place? I know it's commonplace to ship "broken" games and patch them over time, but leaving out a full component that users need is just insane.

The basic message is: "We still think you're criminals, but we're trying to appease you to increase sales. But don't push your luck, thieves."

Thanks for managing to still be insulting and condescending EA.

EDIT, almost forgot my source link:
http://kotaku.com/5052473/ea-respond-to-drm-complaints

That's it, i'm just pirating all of their games from now on. It's the only way to give those corporate bastards the punch in the face they deserve.
09-20-2008 09:56 AM
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Re: Spore: The draconia DRM

Same here. I will never ever buy an EA game, except maybe second hand. They don't get money from second hand sales. Biggrin

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