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Amazon Users Bash Anything With Securom, DRM And The Like.

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Spore was quickly bashed for it's near-draconian DRM, it now looks like it hasn't stopped

there. ANYTHING that releases with annoying security issues will be criticized purely on just that.

Games like Fallout 3, Dead Space and Far Cry 2 all have 2 star or under reviews despite what the quality of the games might actually be.

Seems like the Spore Disaster will have a massive impact on just what people are willing to put up with security-wise.

Dead Space:

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Space-Pc/dp/B00...5122&sr=1-1

Fallout 3:

http://www.amazon.com/Fallout-3-Pc/dp/B000...5122&sr=1-2

Far Cry 2:

http://www.amazon.com/Far-Cry-2-Pc/dp/B000...5122&sr=1-4

Mass Effect:

http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-Pc/dp/B0...5452&sr=1-1

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In all fairness Mass Effect did come out before Spore and it has the same sort of thing Spore has on it. The idea of having a limited number of installs for 50 bucks is not a bad one, but the limit being 3 is insane O.o I must have installed most of my computer games 10 or 12 times over the course of their life on my self. I always get that hanker to go back to Starcraft or Diablo 2 or Sacrifice or Transport Tycoon Deluxe or Elite or Wing commander. I couldn't imagine, like one of these reviewers said, going back to the game to find out I used up all my activations. EA is killing the computer game industry , I dunno if it is doing on it purpose but maybe it is a good thing. Once it is destroyed the only people left will be indie devs like 3000AD stardock ect and they all have a record of making GOOD games without crazy DRM for the most part.

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In all fairness Mass Effect did come out before Spore and it has the same sort of thing Spore has on it.

But spore was far more hyped and was PC only, mass effect having already built up a (Se)Xbox 360 (couldn't help myself:P) following and was not nearly awaited on pc as spore. thus it was spared the fate that spore suffered at first.

though i do see what you mean, thanks for pointing that out.

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I personally don't see how the limited number of installs hurts anyone but ligit users as pirates wouldn't have to worry about it they'd just crack it. It is a very hostile tactic to use against your own paying customers. It is really just a scam to get more money out of them by making them buy the game again for more installs as that part of it won't protect against pirates at all. Normal levels of securom like UC:CE has is fine as long as it works and can tell your have a legit CD in the drive.

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