Hundreds of people have been giving Spore a one star rating on Amazon, because of the DRM protection: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000FKBCX4/ref=dp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt?_encoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1"]Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Spore[/ame] What the DRM does is, it counts how many time the game has been installed. After installing the game 3 times, you can't install it anymore. When installing, the game goes online and tells EA an install has been made. If you have installed it 3 times, you apparently can't install it anymore. There's also a thing called Securom, which won't let you play a game if you have some programs installed. For example, FEAR will not work if you have DEAMON tools installed: [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-uulRB1OmY"]YouTube - How anti-piracy screws over people who buy PC games[/ame] What do you guys think of these anti-piracy methods? Personally I think they are screwing over people who actually buy the games. You buy it so you can play the game whenever you like. With Spore apparently you can't do this and I wish I had never bought it. I think things like this just make piracy worse and don't improve anything. Why would you buy a game if you can only play install in 3 times? What if something goes wrong during installation? You loose an install? Why would you still buy it? Also with Securom, it's just wrong that anti-piracy want to control what programs you have installed. You have to download a crack to get it to work, which is wrong if you actually bought the game. It's ridiculous. After seeing this, I don't think I will buy a lot of PC games anymore (except for on Steam, which is awesome).