"This is the THIRD(!) time that EA has AMAZON remove ALL the reviews on SPORE! I am an AMAZON customer for over a decade and NEVER had I came across such a case of blatant corporate interference ever again.
If one followed the discussion threads in the EA/MAXIS site he would have realized that any topic was welcome - as long it did not mention certain...sensitive issues (such as LIMITED INSTALLATIONS, SecuROM security risks, reactivations, possible RootKits, etc). Every single one of those threads got deleted.
THIS is the behavior one expects from a greedy corporation that for the last decade has sucked the joy from PC gaming. It was their site though and (although it speaks volumes on their practices and ethics!), it was within their rights to act as they saw fit.
AMAZON, however, is NOT EA's property. Having the reviews posted on SPORE removed AGAIN ANDAGAIN because most of them were critical of issues that had been OFFICIALLY announced or because they informed AMAZON customers on certain serious issues regarding this upcoming game is WAY BEYOND RIDICULOUS! And no matter how hard EA tries to keep their costumers in the dark, this will NOT fix their DEFECTIVE GAME.
After all, they tried the same tactics with (similarly DRM-plagued) MASS EFFECT and, guess what: not a month following its release it already sells at half-price!
I, for one, find this unacceptable. Do not hesitate to give a piece of your mind..."
Is any of this true?
I might just buy a downloadable copy from EA if it is.