As the controversy following the release of Spore and its DRM software races across the Net, two gameplayer editors have taken completely different stances on EA's anti-piracy tactics. In this article they debate its existence and what it means for the future of PC gaming.
"EA has been up to a few dirty tricks in recent years as it looks to regain its place at the top of the gaming food chain, and we can't say they've gone down to well with consumers. From buying cheats in Tiger Woods, to attempting to hold back weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company as DLC through to the particularly ugly feature of purchasing car modifications in Need for Speed: ProStreet with real money, it has been almost a constant probing at the ethical guidelines surrounding our beloved industry. The latest games to be used on the frontline of bad taste are Mass Effect and Spore on PC."