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EA to Begin Selling Spore DRM-Free via Steam

Category: Gaming
Posted: 05:30PM

After suffering a backlash over the DRM in connection with its Spore title, game publisher EA was forced to ease up on the restrictions. Beginning Monday though, EA is planning on offering Spore free of any DRM through the Steam distribution system run by Valve. In addition to Spore, EA will offer Warhammer Online, Need for Speed Undercover and Mass Effect. EA already offers titles such as Crysis and Crysis: Warhead through Steam. According to reports, pricing will be in line with boxed sets purchased through retail.

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markiemrboo on December 23, 2008 04:05AM
Smart move if you ask me, only it should have happened a lot sooner. While Steam is still DRM, they've at least managed to get it basically right (IMO). What happens to all of the people who have already bought the game with this ridiculous implementation of DRM though? Are they going to have to buy it again?
malmsteenisgod on December 23, 2008 09:21PM
I believe EA has a tool on their website to remove the Securom on PC's. I don't see what the big deal is with anyways. The software itself has had no effect on my PC.

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