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EA Fails Spectacularly - Spore (Also every other EA game)

 
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Are you going to buy Spore, even with it's DRM scheme?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: EA Fails Spectacularly - Spore (Also every other EA game) Reply with quote

So EA decided to bend customers over and give them hard anal love with a draconian DRM scheme. Essentially, any single copy of Spore can only can only be installed three times, ever. I don't know whether or not reimaging a computer triggers the counter, but I wouldn't be surprised if it does. Even when it is installed, it needs to contact the mothership via internet at least every ten days or else the game will refuse to run. A lot of folks haven't been enthusiastic. Amazon 'accidently' deleted all those user reviews. The response was predictable and justified, so Amazon 'recovered' the reviews. So far over 2100 of ~2400 reviews have bashed the game.

During all this, Spore has become the Most Pirated Game In History. Good going EA...

Shamus Young could figure out how to curb piracy. How come the bean counters on high can't?

I say it's a fucking disgrace.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EA has been going down hill again lately.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Spore DRM has caused them to superfail at getting me to buy the full game. Pity, because I liked the 'Creator, but DRM = no money from me. They can digitally manage someone's sweaty ballsack for all I care.

Stardock do fine with no copy protection at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He, I thought you were gonna bash the game itself. Anyway, yeah, I'm not gonna buy the game because of that stupid protection system. Luckily I got a "borrowed" version from a friend, so I got the game anyway. I just can't go on the internets.

And I must say, it's a nice game. The only problem I have with it is that it puts different games in one (RPG, RTS etc) and therefore the different stages are nice, but feel a little empty. Then again, if it took you 3 weeks to go from Creature Stage to Tribal Stage the game would be boring.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So EA is going the whole fucking hog with their DRM, damning to hell any of the consequences. Let us look at a small list of games EA has raped, and will rape, so far...

Mass Effect
Spore
Crysis: Warhead
Dead Space
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
Warhammer Online

and possibly the retail version of Left4Dead

I weep that I cannot enjoy these games because I can't actually buy them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says wrote:
So EA is going the whole fucking hog with their DRM, damning to hell any of the consequences. Let us look at a small list of games EA has raped, and will rape, so far...

And the biggest joke of all is that every major release with SecuROM has been pirated before it even hits the shelves. So what's the fucking point of it, except to piss off the dwindling numbers of people who actually pay for the product?

Guess I'll get Dead Space on the 360.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was really pissed off when I heard that about RA3. Umm yeah thats all... Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EA Games! We Fuck Everyone.

And thats my new pitch for their slogan.

Personally I had a feeling Spore was gonan fail. Looks like i was sadly correct.

Why is that whenever im right it always turns out in misery or a triple homicide?
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