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Spore tops list of most pirated games

EA downplays DRM as the cause
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Dec 9, 2008 2:16 pm

Game Politics has a list of the top ten most pirated games (according to torrent freak). This list might not seem like big news but it helps to illustrate a point that DRM in gaming is not affective in its current state.


Toping this list is EA's heavily DRM infected Spore, most would agree that it was EA's ridiculous DRM that rocketed Spore to the top of the list with an estimated 1.7 million downloads.


Many of the other games also feature poorly concocted DRM schemes.


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Spore tops list of most pirated games

When we posted about the impressive download rate on Spore - inflated due to the DRM that was put into the game - EA doubted our statistics. EA's Mariam Sughayer said that every BitTorrent download was not a successful copy, and that several downloads didn't work, were buggy, or contained viruses. We wont deny that on badly moderated torrent sites, malicious torrents probably can be found. However, this constitutes less than 1% of the available torrents, and they are not added to our statistics.


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