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Shamrock
09-25-08, 10:06 PM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=13055

The suit claims, “Consumers are not warned about the program, which is installed without notice and cannot be uninstalled, even if they uninstall Spore”. The lawsuit accuses Electronic Arts of deliberately hiding the fact that Spore uses SecuROM and claims the DRM software prevents the computer from operating under certain circumstances and/or disrupting hardware operations. The suit also claims that SecuROM takes over a portion of a PC's processing resources "to transmit information back to EA." The lawsuit is seeking an award for all plaintiffs the $49.99 purchase price plus damages. The details of the lawsuit are available in PDF format.

crainger
09-25-08, 11:40 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119995

shilk
09-25-08, 11:50 PM
ROFL, crainger. Stop doing that! :p

Threw me in a loop there.

crainger
09-26-08, 12:03 AM
::D:

slivski
09-26-08, 12:17 AM
lol nice crainger

Shamrock
09-26-08, 12:39 AM
I was first Crainger :P

K007
09-26-08, 04:29 AM
glad i didn't get spore just yet...was going to over the weekend...but not anymore -.-

Lfctony
09-26-08, 05:02 AM
Where's Tygerwoody? No whining about this one yet?

nekrosoft13
09-26-08, 06:18 AM
glad i didn't get spore just yet...was going to over the weekend...but not anymore -.-

didn't you order it from India through eBay

npras42
09-26-08, 06:22 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119995

That was actually genius! Good show! :)

Tygerwoody
09-26-08, 08:19 AM
Spore DRM is tasty

Buio
09-26-08, 09:55 AM
Regarding the new EA DRM, I've seen more than one topic on problems with the activation application crashing in Crysis Warhead and not allowing the game to be activated.

Here is one which has a hilarious contact with EA support
http://www.mycrysis.com/thread.php?threadid=37157

And 40 minutes later on the phone to EA proved to be fruitless too...the guy didn't even know that Crysis Warhead was a standalone and advised me to download the original crysis patches to see if that helped LOL