EA goes universal with DRM de-authorization

So in the past, EA has made some attempts at addressing the (violent) concerns of gamers angered by the inclusion of SecuROM in their games. To put it in perspective, almost every PC game published by EA after May of 2008 has DRM in it. The publisher’s response was swift as we’ve already seen the release of DRM de-authorization tools for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Crysis Warhead and Spore. Let’s not forget the announcement that The Sims 3 will ship with no DRM added.

That leaves more than 10 games still affected by SecuROM and if you still have titles like Mass Effect, Mirror’s Edge or perhaps Littlest Pet Shop (yes, even that game) then you may want to check out the newly released tools by the publisher, designed to check how many installs you have left and de-authorize your machine, freeing up a “slot,” for installation on a new machine. Both tools can be downloaded here. Hit the jump for the full list of games affected.

The list of games with machine authorization limits:

  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Dead Space
  • FiFA Manager 09
  • FIFA Soccer 09
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
  • Mass Effect
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • MySims
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • NHL 09
  • Spore
  • Spore Creature Creator
  • The Sims 2: Apartment Life
  • The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff