Rosenberg – Spore DRM features were “seriously misguided”

By Patrick Garratt
14 September 2008 20:49 GMT


Are you getting this yet, EA? CNET’s Dave Rosenberg has called Spore’s DRM measures “seriously misguided” and “plain-old offensive.”

“The video game industry remains one of the last hold-outs in the war against consumption. Instead of encouraging more use, EA royally botched the launch of Spore with a seriously misguided DRM choice,” said the journalist.

He added: “The Spore ‘self-destruct’ mechanims is just plain-old offensive. I can’t think of a scenario in the last few years where I wasn’t reinstalling, changing hardware or otherwise altering my computer system. To render an application unusable is ludicrous–and pointless.”

Spore is currently being pirated by disgruntled punters en bloc, following the implementation of SecROM protection features and the allocation of a wholly generous one account per copy.

Hello, EA? Hello?

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