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Gaming Podcast 116: We Can’t Get To The Cloud!

March 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

This week’s gaming podcast covers a wide variety of news, we also argue a bit about the Wow restrictions on taking donations and cash (again) and touch on some gaming history involving The Sims and the history of Infocom. For news, we’ve tackled EA Leaves SecuRom out of Sims 3 Sony Enticing Independent Developers to […]

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EA Listens To The Public: No SecuROM In The Sims 3!

March 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It seems Spore was the staging point for the SecuROM revolt and the massive amazon 1-star reviews and backlash have not gone on deaf ears. Electronic Arts has opted to leave SecuROM out of The Sims 3, an upcoming release for just that reason. “We have heard your requests over the past months and here […]

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Tags: Casual Games · DRM · Editorial

TD Gaming Podcast 105: The Sound of Music

January 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This week we had a huge gaming podcast but we managed to get it all down to 60 minutes of content but it wasn’t easy. We’re digging through some old history, Yoshi’s Story is our gaming flashback and we covered gaming history on The Biography of Yoshi. This weeks news includes: No new Rock Band […]

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DRM Free Spore Steams Forward!

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Gamers get upset when developers sneak ugly hacks onto their computers when they just want to play video games. Although gamers really only revolt when they know their being exploited, Spore is a fine example of how not to lock down a video game. Using SecuROM was a bad decision on the part of Electronic […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · Industry News · spore

EA’s Spore Spawns Class Action Lawsuit

September 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As most folks expected, Electronic Arts use of the SecuROM trojan install has sparked up a little class action lawsuit against the publisher. At first, EA thought they could just bump the total installs from three to five to make gamers happy, but they’re out for blood. With an amazon rating of 1.5 stars and […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · spore

TD Gaming Podcast 88: We Love Carebear Servers

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

This weeks gaming podcast covers a bunch of hot topics along with a bit of gaming history. We take a flashback look at Tapper, a great arcade classic and we’ll hit up some popular news articles: Microsoft Not Happy About 360 Defects Article Spore DRM, Torrenting is doing the right thing? Are RockBand 2 instruments […]

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Spore DRM, Less Than Transparent

September 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It turns out Electronic Art’s Spore has some digital rights management (DRM) under the hood that’s irking a few video game players. We use the term “few” lightly, as game players use their voices to be heard and let them ring loud! Taking a gander at Amazon.com’s listing of Spore and you’ll see 797 customer […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · spore