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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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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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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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Imagine a Spore Engine, Might Be Real

September 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Electronic Arts may be considering the Spore system as an “Engine” for licensing to other developers to build RPG’s, action games, web-based games and many other options. Much like ID Software and Epic Games have done, this could be a build system for new creative additions to the industry. Considering the amount of crazy Spore […]

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Spore Generates Buzz: 500,000+ User Creatures

June 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Although I would have thought different, apparently people are clamoring over the “hype generator” tool called Spore Creature Creator. “The best part is that these creatures will be part of the main game, Spore, as user content will populate a lot of the galaxy in each player’s game,” says Falcon at GameStooge. Will Wright and […]

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