I woke up to a message this morning, the day after Spore's release, from Circuit City.com, who I'd pre-ordered from because of the $10 gift card with purchase deal, saying there was a delay shipping Spore to me because the manufacturer hasn't yet released the game. :(
I checked every where else, and it seemed to be in stock.
When I checked Amazon.com to see if they had stock, I was greeted by an average review score of one star. I went in to see what the fuss was all about. People are incredibly unhappy about the DRM copy protection scheme Spore uses.
This is kind of a crappy start to the morning. Who knows when my copy will actually ship, and not only that, the DRM installs scary stuff on my computer and can cause all kinds of problems (one person commented, "Buying Spore isn't even a purchase; it's a $50 rental with copy protection like this").
I'd love to get some feedback, but I don't have any cute or clever pictures to insert in this entry.
Edit: Unsurprisingly, on the Amazon/DRM problem, Kotaku beat me to the punch! Via someone else. http://kotaku.com/5046552/amazon-rev...-to-spores-drm