Source : Fudzilla EA surrenders Electronics Arts is going to start flogging its Spore game free of the digital rights management restrictions that sunk the game. EA are giving the game to Valve's Steam distribution platform without DRM. Also included are Warhammer Online, Need for Speed Undercover, Mass Effect, and FIFA Manager 09. It will cost users about the same as the DRM blighted version which is credited with driving many users to downloading the pirated versions. Originally the company locked the game using DRM software called SecuROM to no more than three machines, which it later upped to five. There was a huge outcry among gamers which EA ignored while piracy for the game sky rocketed. It took them that long to figure out that DRM as a negative impact on real buyers .