EA Ignored The Warnings; Now Getting Slammed For Spore's DRM
from the they-were-warned dept
Back in May, we wrote about an uproar in the gamer community over EA’s decision to include some incredibly cumbersome DRM on some new games, including the highly anticipated Spore. That story got a ton of comments and plenty of other sites also wrote about it as well, leading EA to back down just a little bit, and promise to use slightly less draconian DRM. Either way, EA should have been well aware of how the community feels about DRM on games like Spore.
Apparently, the folks there didn’t pay enough attention.
A bunch of readers have been sending in the news that Spore is getting slammed in reviews on its Amazon review page, as well over a thousand reviewers have all given the product one star, while trashing EA for the use of the DRM. Yet another lesson in what happens when your customers warn you ahead of time that they don’t want you to cripple the products they buy from you — and you fail to listen.