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1.7 million Spore pirates break gaming record

Spore has been illegally downloaded 1.7 million times since its release in early September, reportedly setting a new record to become the most pirated game ever. The figure was among several estimated by TorrentFreak, which reports Spore is the first game to come close to rivalling the number of illegal …

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GTA IV to use SecuROM DRM

Developer and publisher Rockstar has confirmed that it intends to use the controversial DRM software SecuROM on the upcoming PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV. EA is currently facing legal action in the US concerning its decision to use SecuROM on its PC products. The move followed a prolonged …

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EA to address Spore DRM concerns

Spore publisher EA has responded to a number of the complaints being levelled at the publisher regarding its seemingly strict DRM measures included in Will Wright’s latest PC outing – and it has stated that it intends to make changes to its current three install limit on the game. Speaking …

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Spore faces piracy backlash

A report showing that EA’s PC hit Spore is suffering from unusually high numbers of illegal downloads has been blamed on the fact that EA has implemented stern digital rights management restrictions on its game. Spore’s DRM prevents the game being installed more than three times – a problem for …

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PlayTV to be DRM free

Though it may only be the techno-savvy who will be excited by the news, the fact that Sony’s upcoming PS3 PVR PlayTV will not implement any kind of DRM (digital rights management) is potentially quite important. Content recorded from the Freeview tuner is converted into MPEG-2 format and can then …

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