Will Wright's PC game Spore was released yesterday. The 'Sim Everything' game from the creator of Sim City and The Sims takes the player from cellular growth to space colonization with several stages in between. Reviews are in, and the consensus is that it's good but not as legendary as its scope (and multi-year development cycle) would suggest. The game's 'draconian' DRM has sparked controversy, causing Amazon users to bomb it with one-star reviews.
posted by mattholomew
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Think you're in full control of your computer?
Intel has just quietly added one of the necessary components of Microsoft's (and the TCG/TCPA's)
technology, Palladium, to the PC platform. Some say this is a move against
rampant Chinese software piracy,
others think it's a power grab by the content producers. Left unchecked, content and software producers will
have the final say in how you use your computer, fair use be damned.
posted by id
on May 28, 2005 -