Conspiracy theorists and grassy knoll types had a field day this afternoon as a couple of thousand customer reviews of Spore, mostly of the negative variety, suddenly disappeared from Amazon.com.
Some were quick to see EA’s heavy hand in the missing reviews, but that was apparently not the case.
Earlier this week it was widely reported that angry gamers were slamming Spore with 1-star reviews due to the game’s draconian copy protection scheme. Ironically, the game was cracked and posted online several days before its official release, meaning that legit buyers were the ones who suffered from the game’s frustrating DRM.
Ars Technica, however, reports Amazon’s explanation that the reviews were lost to a glitch of some sort and would be coming back online. Indeed, as this is being written, they appear to be back in place.