When we reported
a few days ago that EA games were now on Steam, a few of the ones available had the horrible SecuROM DRM attached to it if you bought the DVD version. Well, if you purchase titles like Spore
or Mass Effect
, the dreaded SecuROM has been omitted and the only DRM left is what Steam provides. I, personally, never had a problem with Steam even when Half-Life 2
came out and it's good to see that EA is going with a solid digital distribution system as well as removing the DRM that has plagued many computers. I've never installed my copy of Spore
partly because of SecurROM so I'm hoping that I can register the key with the Steam servers and play it that way. I'll try it out once I get back home and report back my findings but it's good news for those that want to play the games but hate SecuROM.