It was inevitable. The only question was “How long will it would take?” Before release? Hours after? In the case of Spore, the hot new life/universe/everything simulator from The Sims creator Will Wright, the answer to that question is “24 hours before it hits the shops.”
Despite featuring the same game-crippling digital rights management that had PC gamers “hating on” Bioshock all over the internet, the EA game has been busted – with hacking team* RELOADED taking credit for busting open Spore’s SecuROM protection.
At least a few people must’ve got their pre-orders in to buy it legally first, although 27,000 SHAMELESS CRIMINALS are currently stealing it off Mininova right now. The official version of Spore, that comes on a disc in a box, remember, kids, is out tomorrow for PC and that computer Apple makes.
*Small teenage boy working alone.