Spore

 
  • EA doesn't think BitTorrent downloads of Spore mean lost sales

    EA doesn't think BitTorrent downloads of Spore mean lost sales

    Plenty of people have downloaded Spore using BitTorrent, but EA doesn’t seem too concerned. Because on Earth 2, where EA is apparently based, people downloading torrents of the game doesn’t necessarily mean that the game is being downloaded. Nope, that makes no sense to us, either. Says an EA rep: Stepping aside from the whole issue of DRM, people need to recognize that every… Read More

  • You engineering skill has increased by one point: StarCraft re-created in Spore

    You engineering skill has increased by one point: StarCraft re-created in Spore

    Spore! StarCraft! Korea! It’s a triforce of fun! As you might have already guessed by glancing at that photo, some enterprising folks have re-created vehicles from the hit game StarCraft in Spore, which I have never played in my life. Not having played the game, I can’t really evaluate the authenticity of the re-creations, but they certainly look convincing. Bravo to the team behind… Read More

  • EA facing class action lawsuit over Spore DRM

    EA facing class action lawsuit over Spore DRM

    And now Electronic Arts has a class action lawsuit on its hands. Hell hath no fury like Spore fans scorned. The publisher is accused of violating two laws relating to the game’s DRM. The suit claims that EA installs SecuROM without notifying consumers. Then the suit lists SecuROM’s crimes, including the fact that it’s damn near impossible to uninstall. It also claims that SecuROM… Read More

  • EA to address Spore’s DRM concerns

    EA to address Spore’s DRM concerns

    In light of thousands upon thousands of irate DRM-hating gamers, Electronic Arts has announced that it’ll be issuing a patch to the game that’ll allow people to de-authorize certain computers. Currently, the game is only able to be activated on up to three machines. If you replace one of those machines, you’ll have to call up EA, proof of purchase at hand, and plead your case to… Read More

  • Spore And The Great DRM Backlash

    Spore And The Great DRM Backlash

    If we can learn anything from the troubled launch of Spore, a videogame many people have been looking forward to for years, it is that binding products with digital rights management (DRM) restrictions hurts more than it helps. Spore, designed by Sims creator Will Wright, went on sale a week ago. It is expected to sell 2 million copies in September alone, and is currently the No. 3 best-sellingRead More

  • Anti-Spore Web site calls the game an attack on Christianity for teaching evolution

    Anti-Spore Web site calls the game an attack on Christianity for teaching evolution

    I’m starting to think this anti-Spore site is merely a prank. It’s worded too perfectly to be On The Real™. Right, so even though Spore has been favorably reviewed (despite the DRM uproar), a pious Christian is taking the game to task for promoting “biggest attack on Christian values to date.” Ok, terrific! The site, faithfully titled Anti-Spore, slams Will Wright… Read More

  • Spore incompatible with older MacBooks

    Spore incompatible with older MacBooks

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if your MacBook is equipped with an Intel GMA 950 graphics chipset then you’re SOL. If you’re unsure then go to “About This Mac” and trickle down to the “Graphics/Displays” tab. If you have a GMA X3100 or a MacBook Pro then you’re okay. However, if you’re running Boot Camp then things seem to be fine. Just… Read More

  • ‘Spore’ gets walloped on Amazon thanks to DRM

    ‘Spore’ gets walloped on Amazon thanks to DRM

    How about that? It seems that people don’t like DRM. The highly-anticipated “Spore” has been released to a mob of angry customers, thanks to digital rights management that basically limits the game to being installed on a total of three different computers. So let’s say that Spore is one of your favorite games and you play it year after year, new computer after new… Read More

  • Spore cracked, already all over BitTorrent

    Spore cracked, already all over BitTorrent

    Will Wright’s Spore officially comes out on Tuesday, and it’s already raking in the positive press. But perhaps you want to play the game this weekend, what do you do then? You turn to BitTorrent, of course. Release group RELOADED cracked the game’s SecureROM encryption, and now the game’s all over the usual sites: The Pirate Bay, Mininova, etc. (I probably shouldn’t… Read More

  • Spore reviews are in, Editor's Choice awards all-around

    I may not understand the appeal of Spore but our very own Greglet (Greg Kumparak) had this to say, No matter what anyone says, Spore will be successful. It’ll sell a shit ton of copies, and eat thousands upon thousands of hours that would be better focused on the real world. Gaming editors around the country seem to agree and have given the EA title favorable scores. IGN’s Jason Ocampo… Read More