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Spore most pirated game ever

EA Maxis' title breaks past the 1.7 million illegal downloads barrier to top the piracy chart

EA's Spore has broken all previous records to become the most pirated game ever, with over 500,000 pirated copies being downloaded within the first ten days of the title's release.

Since its release in September, the Sim-everything title has been downloaded 1.7 million times, according to research done by Torrentfreak.

Spore sparked consumer outrage with its implementation of restrictive SecuROM DRM. The system limited consumers to a maximum of three installations before being required to call a customer service number for approval for additional installs.

However, Spore went on to be a commercial success topping the PC charts with around 1 million units sold in its first month.

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James Lee