Spore's DRM Inspires Protest Creatures
And hey, if the game allows you to create the creatures you want, why not create a protest creature, eh?
A look at Sporepedia (Spore's official encyclopedia of creatures) shows that users aren't shy about expressing their displeasure. A search for DRM, for example, leads to a ton of creatures, one shown above. A typical "Description" is given above --- "Get rid of it."
We particularly like the Donald Ronald Sop creature (below), which is an "incredibly stupid creature that should be wiped from the face of the earth."
Backfire? At the very least it's caused a great deal of criticism of EA. Eventually, most games come out with a late patch that removes the DRM, but that will be a long time coming.