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If you happen to have purchased or are contemplating purchasing any of EA’s recent PC games which come with limited activations digital rights management, you might consider reading this post by one unfortunate gamer who ended up with all three of his activations used up on his copy of Spore and attempted to contact EA’s customer support in order to resolve this problem.

Total Time I’ve Wasted: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Total Time I’ve Waited: 2 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes.
Issue Status: Finally Resolved.
Total number of days to get this issue resolved?: October 2, 2008 - October 7, 2008: 5 Days

PS. I note that the backlash against Red Alert 3’s DRM has kicked off with a vengeance on both Amazon’s US and UK sites. So far, the UK protesters have got a leg up over their American counterparts by getting the overall rating down to 1.5/5, while the US version is still hanging in there at 2/5. If I was in any way patriotic (which I’m absolutely not), I’d be shouting “Go Team GB!” (or something equally jingoistic).

Note: the image above was created by Alfredo Daniel Rezinovsky and is available under a Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Argentina License.

 
Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 3:21 PM
Categories: DRM | Games | Technology | Web

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