The People Have Spoken: ‘Spore’ Is Ruined By Its Own DRM: Will the DRM argument come to a head over Spore? Gamers are pissed at the Draconian DRM that comes with the game.
Judging by the reviews on Amazon.com (120 and counting) [103 are 1-star…], the public reaction to EA and Will Wright’s hugely-anticipated epic Sim-everything game, Spore, has been overwhelmingly negative.
The huge majority of the complaints seem to be aimed at one particular aspect of the game – not the gameplay itself, but EA’s decision to include the SecuROM DRM (Digital Rights Management) system. The much-maligned system only allows the game to be installed 3 times, before requiring a phone call to EA to request an extra activation.