Maximum PC writes: EA's Spore DRM is undeniably ridiculous, but it's not going away. Since Amazon protests have failed, should we resort to piracy? The answer's inside.
Yes. Are the piraters completely unjustified? No. Are we going to accomplish anything by letting this DRM stand? No. Are we going to accomplish anything by pirating the game? Maybe. In a more civil time a boycott would be the better solution; but let's face it - that's not going to work. I think a massive pirating protest should be the last thing we should resort to in protest. Consumers can make a difference. They did with Mass Effect's DRM, and I hope they can do it again. I just hope it doesn't get this far.
The news reports about Spore get dumber and dumber. Should you pirate Spore because you don't like the copy protection ? well obviously not duhhhh. If you are unhappy with the games DRM simply do not purchase it and do not pirate it. You will not DIE if you don't play Spore, your wife and children will not leave you if you don't play Spore. The most effective way to get the message across is to totally leave the game alone. If you buy this game you are contributing to draconian DRM and if you pirate this game you are contributing to draconian DRM. Just stay away from the game, if enough people ignore it then maybe EA might wise up.
I would rather play a game than prove a point.
FIGHT THE POWER F**K EA
The right thing to do is to leave it on the store shelf.
Pirating the game will only expand upon the problem. If you don't like the DRM used in the game, then ignore the game.
No, piracy is never the right thing to do (unless you're pillaging and so forth), but I also don't believe DRM is right either. In the end, I think anyone who doesn't want SecuROM on their computers and to put up with nonsense install limits, is more than justified, but it's up to EA to do the right thing. They're a big company and they should give people an incentive to buy rather than sticking DRM on it for the people who do.
I pirate most of my PC games. If I like the game, i'll suppor them. If the game is poopy, i'll uninstall the game. I did not like spore, so..I uninstalled it. :)
if you like the game, chances are you won't uninstall the pirated copy. like any person would. you already did the deed by downloading it illegally, i very much doubt you're going to do the "right" thing and uninstall, run down to the store, buy it, and reinstall again. specially if its a game that doesnt require internet connection for most of its gameplay.
uninstalling is not needed to "do the right thing" .. buying is completely fine
If you want to do it right then you don't buy it and you don't play it, simple as that. With piracy they have an excuse for poor sales, without it, none. It's the sweet and sour but that's how it taste.
this game is not worth the bandwidth
You don't pirate games because you don't agree with the pirate protection on them. You pirate games cause you don't want to pay for them (actually I pirate games only when I actually plan on buying it, just a little later when I can, think of it as stealing a loan).
buy the game because we live in a country where our government is righteous and honest, our corporations love and respect their employee's and everything they do is for the customers. They keep the manufacturing jobs here and pay respectable wages. EVERYONE have health care. There are no murders and we have no jails. There's no child rape, domestic abuse, and everyone lives to benefit not themselves but for those around them. That's why we shouldn't download games for free.
"buy the game because we live in a country where our government is righteous and honest, our corporations love and respect their employee's and everything they do is for the customers." You buy it i'll rent it
sarcasm and cynicism is hard to get across in a message board ....
Probally for the best its SSpore.
don't even buy it. pirates is the cause for all of this. but remember one thing, the first pirates are who make a game cost 70 dollars.
The only reason they're is DRM is because people like the writer think it's ok to pirate games. So maybe if he convinces 100,000 people to pirate spore then they'll stop DRM? Realy F****ng logical wouldn't you say?
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