Piracy Seriously Hurting Sims 3 – Before Launch

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Bloomberg reports that a version of Sims 3 which isn’t even a complete final build with all of the content, is already being downloaded by the thousands.

According to the report, in only 3 days, from May 18 to May 21, the game has been downloaded over 180 000 times. The really sad part about all of this is that so many gamers lashed out at EA for the DRM that was used with Spore.

Well done pirates, are you happy? More after the jump

In a response to that, EA decided to cater to the wishes of their fans and remove the DRM, and have been wonderfully and instantaneously burned for thinking that pirates would have a change of heart for even a moment.

EA was also quick to state that the current version being pirated is buggy and is also missing a lot of content.

To all of those gamers out there who have pirated a copy of Sims 3 already, nice job, thanks for being selfish and spoiling not only the industry, but for giving all publishers a reason to make the game installation process as annoying and difficult as possible.

Source: Gamedaily

Last Updated: May 29, 2009

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