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Spore: General / Re: Chances to win a free copy of Spore...
« on: September 01, 2008, 10:53:45 pm »
I don't want a free copy - As a fanatical through the years i'm gonna put absolute pride by walking into the store, getting my reserved copy and paying the full and well-deserved price for it.
You could always give the free one to a friend. "Try a little, see if you like it..." ;D

I'm glad to see there'll be some actual competition now, for a while there I thought it'd just be the three entries.
So did I. :'(

Seems like there's ample opportunity for people who want a free copy though. Definitely a good thing for the game, to get it out to more people, hopefully. :)

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Spore: General / Re: Chances to win a free copy of Spore...
« on: September 01, 2008, 11:50:33 am »
Hi guys, I'm the Mythor from Spore Daily. :)

The reason you might not see your entry immediately on the page is because the pages on my site are cached to reduce the server load. (Not a big issue for Spore Daily alone, but I host other things too.) The sidebar comments display is a javascript from the Disqus site, which is why they might show there immediately (or close to it) but not in the comments bit right away.
A couple of people have "entered twice" because of this. Sorry for any confusion. :)

As for the US/Canada restriction, I asked the D2D guy about it and the possibility of getting some UK/EU copies from that version of D2D and it was a no go. 5 copies for my dinky little fansite was a very generous offer so I can't be too hard on them. ;)

And this is on a seperate line so I don't give the implication that D2D have said this - but it's all down to the publishers whether things are available worldwide or not. Some - like EA - have international branches that all do things differently, supposedly to best represent consumer wishes/desires/tastes in their particular region. You would think that "easy accessibility" would be something people everywhere in the world would like, but...
That's why you'll see some companies like Stardock making their things available worldwide, while other companies like THQ do some things worldwide-except-for-Australia/New-Zealand.
It's easy to blame D2D but it's generally not their fault.

And the Euro folk may want to check out direct2drive.co.uk since they have Spore as well. But you have to pay for it then. :o

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