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One account for Spore per household policy causes anger

Saturday, 13th September 2008 06:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

It’s been apparently confirmed that each household may only have one Spore account per copy, creating a large thread on the game’s official forum and throwing yet another bone on the “PC protection issue” pile.

This obviously means that parents can’t be playing different games to their children on the same computer.

“There is one Spore registration/account per game/serial code so you are correct in that you cannot make multiple accounts at this time. I have sent your guys’ feedback to the game team though since I can understand the desire to share a game on a system that you entire family uses,” said a rep.

Read the whole thing through there if you don’t have much else to do today. It hasn’t gone down well.

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  1. probertgoon

    this totally sucks ass i bought this game as a birthday present for my son. i downloaded it and so he now he can’t use the online portion of the game cause i loaded the game. he can still play just not online. its so fucking lame.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    What a ridiculous policy. I was looking into getting this, but they can get stuffed. I do appreciate the need for publishers to protect their investment, but when it gets to the point of gimping the end product, it’s really time to take a step back.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. El_MUERkO

    i set up an account unknowingly stopping daisy from setting one up as well. pissed me off no end

    #3 6 years ago
  4. wz

    There will be a time that when gaming, you’re monitored live via webcam. All in order to prevent piracy, “which in the end is only good for the customer”. Fuck off!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    And to think that probaly all future EA PC games will have this retarded security…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. patlike

    PC game protection is such a complete mess. All of these security measures get people riled for a reason. I’d be surprised if treating people this way didn’t actually lead to increased levels of piracy.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. wz

    patlike: And publishers don’t see that it does NOTHING against pirates. Only against loyal customers.

    (Except Splinter Cell 3. A friend of mine literally tried for weeks to crack it, then bought it! :D)

    #7 6 years ago