While the DRM built into Spore is getting all the headlines, Ars decided to try to hit the install limit. Bumping into the limits of the DRM proved more difficult than they had thought, and EA also proved that yes, you can rent a PC game.
Now that's an eye-opener. I'm glad that someone tried to straighten this issue a bit. And that's quite a relief. But I'll stick to my version. Contacting EA can be a problem in some countries(or may hit your wallet a bit).
while I don't PC game, and I didn't have a feeling one way or another about this issue, I can understand where it's coming from. While this article clears up some questions, I believe that most people are not as upset about the Actual install limits, but by the idea that a product they would purchase, has limitations to it. It's the idea behind the DRM practice that most people find upsetting, it doesn't matter how user friendly it may be.
F****** genius saying it was a rent, haha!
ok so it works if you install it on the same PC, but what if you reformat? does it still work or will take an install?
miust act like m$ activation i can install windows 50000000000000 times and activates it on the same machine unless i change hardware (mainboard) so if the activation says this is mainboard b is fine a and c are fine but d will cause problems ive noticed similar things on other software packages though
Alright, I'll see if I can get it.
wow, all the EA haters are nowhere to be seen, they were left with nothing to say at this article, lol Tough i dont agree with the limit on the game, i can be 90% sure that most of the people complaining either dont bought the game or they are never gonna reach the install limit, and yet they still complain
wow how ignorant you are, now all the thousands of people that rated the game with 1 star didn't tell you anything ? you don't have to buy the game to know how troublesome it is. the representative was the one who gave/issued them the other codes if he didn't even FEEL like it he wouldn't give it to them and NOTHING by law will MANDATE them to give you MORE activation codes, and they waited 15 mins till they got the authentication going through and THEY PAID for the game and after the installations THEY CALLED they always do something that DELAY them from PLAYING/USING the actual game which they PAID for. while someone who knows how to use torrent sites download the copy for FREE and ONE WEEK PRIOR to release date and has been PLAYING the game NON STOP is doing much better. now tell me why should i buy the game and not download it ? given that money is not an issue and i would love to pay for anything i use but not with all that bull$hit going on if you bought this game you are actually RENTING it not BUYING your OWN copy. this is coming from a guy who has been anticipating this very game for more than 4 years.
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