Is a band of monkeys running EA?  Hmmm, no can’t be.  Monkeys are much smarter than them.  EA is once again spouting off more crap trying to cover up the fact that Spore is being pirated at a high rate.  In an article from Gamasutra, EA’s Mariam Sughayer tries to downplay the piracy issue stating the following:

“We’ve talked to people that made several unsuccessful attempts to download the game and ended up with incomplete, slow, buggy or unusable code. In one case, a file identified as Spore contained a virus.”

“To say that every download represents a successful copy of the game –- or that there’s been more than 500K copies downloaded — that’s just not true.”

…I’m at a loss of words here.  Who did she interview, a group of preschoolers?  Anybody with a grain of sense who knows how to work with a torrent applications knows how to check out the comments section before they download!  Heck, I’m about as dumb as a rock, but even I know that you should read the other people’s experiences.  In fact, everyone who has updated there Sims 2 game with a patch should know this rule by heart!