Spore tops huge piracy list
EA's Spore, one of the year's best-selling titles, and also one of the most pirated, was lambasted at launch over the publisher's controversial use of SecuROM DRM technology - aimed at stopping pirates illegally copying the game. In fact, the title is comfortably the year's most pirated PC release, according to a new list compiled by Torrentfreak.
Despite angering some legitimate users, it appears the pirates still found a way to copy Will Wright's DRM-encrusted opus, the game hitting the number one spot having been downloaded an estimated 1.7 million times so far.
Second in the list is The Sims 2, also from EA, which has been distributed an estimated 1.15 million times.
Assassin's Creed enters the list third with just over 1 million downloads counted, followed by Crysis, Command & Conquer 3 and Call of Duty 4, all over the 500,000 mark.
GTA San Andreas, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and Pro Evo Soccer 2009 complete the list.
Given that these figures are only based on BitTorrent numbers, totals could in fact be much higher, and given the frequency of EA titles it is unsurprising that the publisher is worried.
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