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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 08:12:39 pm »
So first Japan gets SMASH BROS a Month Before the USA and now Europe gets Spore two Whole days before the USA?

That sucks, Maxis is an American Company, kinda feels like treason..

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 08:13:49 pm »
Treason?  There won't be any difference in the game, other than the fact that Europe gets it two days earlier.  I can wait two days :)

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 08:20:18 pm »
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 01:50:24 am »
shut the **** up please...

Most games get released in Japan and USA before Europe...

Thinking on Universe at War...release a month later in Europe for no reason at all.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 01:56:57 am »
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So first Japan gets SMASH BROS a Month Before the USA

Yeah. How unreasonable it is of Nintendo to release a game in their own country before they do in the US and A.  ::)

I'd still like to know if Oz gets it with the Old world or the New, but its only two days difference so either way I don't care.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 02:02:16 am »
Two days is nothing.

The 4th gen of Pokemon USA got in april. It released in Britain in June/July. USA does generally get games released earlier than Europe.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 02:33:32 am »
shut the **** up please...

Most games get released in Japan and USA before Europe...

Thinking on Universe at War...release a month later in Europe for no reason at all.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 03:07:06 am »
I'm sure they're releasing it in Europe first because they know we'll be able to come up with truly creative creatures, so that when Americans get it, they can download quality stuff to fill their worlds with.. After those two days, American creative geniuses will get to work.. And we all know what that means! Can you say 'walking penisses'? ;D

Oh, and for those of you without a sense of humour: I'm kidding! Don't make such a big deal out of it.. You have no idea how often people here have to wait longer than their American cousins because of location.. It's just two days. After all those years of waiting, two days won't hurt..  ::)


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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 03:36:03 am »
for ounce Europe gets a game first, and after all it's just a 2 days delay, generally Europe has to wait months even a whole year before games get released and sometimes no confirmation that a European version will ever come out.
When I lived in the States, I was like thank God I live there now because most games come out here earlier than Europe. But since I came back to live in Europe, I realized that in terms of gaming, we generally are left behind sitting on our asses when we see that our American and Japanese friends are having a good time playing a game for some time.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 03:42:35 am »
for ounce Europe gets a game first, and after all it's just a 2 days delay, generally Europe has to wait months even a whole year before games get released and sometimes no confirmation that a European version will ever come out.
When I lived in the States, I was like thank God I live there now because most games come out here earlier than Europe. But since I came back to live in Europe, I realized that in terms of gaming, we generally are left behind sitting on our asses when we see that our American and Japanese friends are having a good time playing a game for some time.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 03:43:21 am »
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 03:53:43 am »
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 03:59:34 am »
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for ounce Europe gets a game first, and after all it's just a 2 days delay, generally Europe has to wait months even a whole year before games get released and sometimes no confirmation that a European version will ever come out.
When I lived in the States, I was like thank God I live there now because most games come out here earlier than Europe. But since I came back to live in Europe, I realized that in terms of gaming, we generally are left behind sitting on our asses when we see that our American and Japanese friends are having a good time playing a game for some time.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008, 04:25:57 am »
Yeah, we get screwed for nearly every single game release, why the hell shouldn't we get the game slightly earlier? And hlaf the time, games are more exepensive, while our american buddies over the internet are saying how great the game is and how they bought it for peanuts.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2008, 04:27:25 am »
Wasn't it the European procedural generation (demo)scene that laid the basis for Spore in the first place? ;) It's only right we get it first over the guys who wrote the whole thing off in favour of the new shiny disc-space eating pre-generated content. :P :D

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 04:28:25 am »
Alright... Why do they do it then? If the Europeans get pissed off about it, why release it later and more expensive? And I want an actual explanation, not the, "So they get money." Or worse, "Because they can!"

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 04:36:25 am »
Alright... Why do they do it then? If the Europeans get pissed off about it, why release it later and more expensive? And I want an actual explanation, not the, "So they get money." Or worse, "Because they can!"

I think both of those answers are correct, also I'd think that it costs a bit to ship it to Europe, but I can't see how that takes 2 months and makes it 80 euros more expensive.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 04:36:59 am »
I'm guessing the price has to do with taxes, and the release dates has to do with localization issues and that its probably harder to organize a world wide launch.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 04:40:25 am »
These things are so rare. last game i was able to play before you yankies was "Deltaforce 2" (which was a special "for release in nordic countries only")... and that was like 2000 years ago or so.
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 05:25:43 am »
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2008, 06:08:17 am »
Even though they are saying that this releas date is official, a lot can happen between now and September 5th or 7th esspicially when they are releasing three games at once. I don't know exactly how well Maxis is at keeping to their official release dates and all, but 7 months is a along time to be giving an exact date for release.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 08:04:39 am »
but I can't see how that takes 2 months and makes it 80 euros more expensive.

You mean about €5 more expensive, people are exaggurating the US/EU price gap.
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 08:04:46 am »
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 08:09:21 am »
u know why?
EA's-"main market" is europe - simple as that.
hard to believe sometimes (specially if u think about titles like madden or nba and so on) but its true.
plus this area is different for a lot of reasons, like, multiple cultures n languages, different economic, the pc market is bigger then consoles over here etc etc etc.
this doesnt make or mean that europeans are "better", its just a priority thing, and with a company that big (which sucks up every little designer team), releasing titles worldwide ina couple of days, it doesnt even really count.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2008, 08:32:10 am »
Besides to co-ordinate an accurate world wide release is an impressive feat in itself.
Usually, companies release games in the US first, as a kind of tester. To see how it sells. Then with the money from sales, they then fund the release overseas.

However, releasing a game in various different languages, with legal bits and bobs is a hell of a task. So I can understand why Europe is a priority for now. I'm all for it, being in the EU.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2008, 08:41:58 am »
Be glad you guys aren't on the underdeveloped world, some games don't even show up here. I hope the "worldwide" september release really means worldwide...

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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2008, 08:51:02 am »
Be glad you guys aren't on the underdeveloped world, some games don't even show up here. I hope the "worldwide" september release really means worldwide...
I'm hoping that the EA downloader will have Spore in it. Furthermore, usable from all over the world.

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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2008, 08:55:45 am »
better hope that the downloader-server wont crash... like the one of valve did at the release day of hl2.

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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2008, 09:22:23 am »
Ha, I live in England ;D

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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2008, 09:31:01 am »
They Should Just release it Online At 12am Sept 5 German Time worldwide. With a 24h of preload time. And later , like on the 7th, have a retail global release. That way everyone gets it exactly at the same time.
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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2008, 11:20:04 am »
This doesn't make a ton of sense to me. If it's only two days, why bother? Why not just give the American stores their copies a little earlier or (worst case scenario), tell the European stores not to sell theirs for two more days, then brag a universal release? If Europe were a priority, it doesn't seem like 2 days does it any justice.

And Europeans, don't feel like Americans are whining because of this. We know you guys consistently get shafted on games, we're just messing around with this. Two days is nothing, really.

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2008, 11:24:12 am »
Seeing that even EA's president admints that europe has the biggest sims fanbase around :)

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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2008, 11:39:16 am »
This doesn't make a ton of sense to me. If it's only two days, why bother? Why not just give the American stores their copies a little earlier or (worst case scenario), tell the European stores not to sell theirs for two more days, then brag a universal release? If Europe were a priority, it doesn't seem like 2 days does it any justice.


probably because.. most shops are closed on sundays over here ^^
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2008, 12:00:29 pm »
they only release spore a COUPLE of days before the U.S!

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2008, 12:21:06 pm »
This doesn't make a ton of sense to me. If it's only two days, why bother? Why not just give the American stores their copies a little earlier or (worst case scenario), tell the European stores not to sell theirs for two more days, then brag a universal release? If Europe were a priority, it doesn't seem like 2 days does it any justice.


probably because.. most shops are closed on sundays over here ^^
shoppingday over here is friday n saturday^^

True, even if they are open, they're open for probably Half the usual hours. Most places on the large shopping areas are open but for a few hours on a sunday.
Games in the UK are always released on a Friday. Same with Films at the Cenema. DVD's are released on Mondays.
So if US release new games on a Sunday and EU Friday...

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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2008, 12:42:10 pm »
I think the retail "monsters" here(Portugal) are open all weekend and all week but during the weekends it's waaaay to many people. I like this release date, on a Friday. I can get up early, get the game and then go to work :P



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« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2008, 01:24:03 pm »
So if US release new games on a Sunday and EU Friday...

Most of the releases over here are on Tuesday due to shipping times and such.  Sunday is kind of a 'special event'.  Regardless, I'm sure it's because of the difference in retail hours.

I'm looking forward to all of the great content that will come from our European Sporon brethren that I'll be able to see right away in my game! :D

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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2008, 03:05:33 pm »
$10 says there's a pirate version online before the games released in the USA
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« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2008, 03:09:08 pm »
why? i don't see the point.
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« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2008, 03:15:19 pm »
Finally, the EU gets a game first. Though I fear EA goes for the same countries Microsoft went for: UK, Ireland, France, and Germany, and call it "Europe", now that would piss me off. Especially considering the Dutch tend to have a good to very good English-speaking capability.

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« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2008, 03:24:30 pm »
Meh, even if they didnt release it here to days earlier, so what. i can wait, as i have for three+ years.

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« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2008, 04:02:31 pm »
this doesnt make or mean that europeans are "better"

Although, it has to be said, we are. By quite a lot.
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« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2008, 04:59:43 pm »
Meh, even if they didnt release it here to days earlier, so what. i can wait, as i have for three+ years.

Exactly.... whats a few days after years, well so long as the date doesn't get pushed.
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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2008, 05:01:33 pm »
Meh, even if they didnt release it here to days earlier, so what. i can wait, as i have for three+ years.

Exactly.... whats a few days after years, well so long as the date doesn't get pushed.

Thats highly unlikely. If they did, i think they would cancel the whole thing, as spore is kinds EA's flagship, or so i have been told.

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« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2008, 12:55:06 am »
It is EA's 2008 flagship and with this much publicity it cannot fail. So many people will buy it that even if the game sucks, they make a profit. And from every preview, there has been almost complete praise so far. A delay wouldn't mean cancellation; they've put too much money in to get nothing out.

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« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2008, 03:07:41 am »
even if the game sucks, they make a profit.

I doubt that. If there are huge bugs or something very bad the game gets are real bad name.
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« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2008, 03:41:21 am »
I don't doubt it. Just look at what's happening to Mario and Sonic at the Olympics. It has gotten nothing but bad reviews on Wii and even worse ones on DS and it is still selling really well...
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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2008, 03:45:43 am »
why arn't games always released here first? simply because theirs more of us and more money to be made. keep the bigger market happy.

and when they do release it first its two measly little days.
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« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2008, 07:52:14 am »
Brutus, that was nasty.  You mean you WANT Spore to be delayed for Americans?
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« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2008, 08:23:21 am »
I'm European from UK but would of liked to seen similar release dates for our over the pond friends.

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« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2008, 08:36:41 am »
this doesnt make or mean that europeans are "better"

Although, it has to be said, we are. By quite a lot.

What's the big idea, wise guy?  ;)

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« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2008, 08:49:35 am »
why arn't games always released here first? simply because theirs more of us and more money to be made. keep the bigger market happy.

and when they do release it first its two measly little days.

you guys have like 15 different languages that they have to translate to. For games like Mass Effect (with a lot of dialogue), they make it in English, release it in the US, then spend probably a few months translating it into Spanish, Portugese, French, German, Italian...

They can make money from the US release, and judge US sales to see if it's even worth spending more money to translate it to other languages. So it's nothing against Europeans, just make everyone speak English and you'll be fine. ;D

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« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2008, 08:51:10 am »
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i guess this is a correct spot for something like:

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« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2008, 09:04:16 am »
why arn't games always released here first? simply because theirs more of us and more money to be made. keep the bigger market happy.

and when they do release it first its two measly little days.

you guys have like 15 different languages that they have to translate to. For games like Mass Effect (with a lot of dialogue), they make it in English, release it in the US, then spend probably a few months translating it into Spanish, Portugese, French, German, Italian...

They can make money from the US release, and judge US sales to see if it's even worth spending more money to translate it to other languages. So it's nothing against Europeans, just make everyone speak English and you'll be fine. ;D

thats why it happens so often i guess.
but if u look at other titles like the sims 2, which is similar to this game, they released it in a bunch of languages.. even the smaller ones like danish n polish n dutch and so on.
plus this company is so fricken big.. i think it doesnt matter

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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2008, 09:35:09 am »
Brutus, that was nasty.  You mean you WANT Spore to be delayed for Americans?
Yes, yes we do want you Americans to get this game later than we Europeans.

Additionally we would like to see this game come out 1+ years later in Japan just to show them what it feels like to be utterly ignored.
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2008, 11:35:57 am »
but if u look at other titles like the sims 2, which is similar to this game, they released it in a bunch of languages.. even the smaller ones like danish n polish n dutch and so on.

The Sims is kind of weird like that. They have minimal use of English in the game (except for the product descriptions I guess) so it's not as hard. You could have a team of 3 guys probably translate all of the English in The Sims to another language in a day or two. All they have to do is type. Nobody has to go to the recording studio after it's typed and speak it, nobody has to correct the facial animations to match the new language, etc. Translating text-to-text is a lot easier and more feasible than speech-to-speech.

By the way, it looks like the new Sims expansion is being released in Europe 4 days before the US, go figure.

Also Kl0k, please don't use textspeak. We have non-native English speakers on the board and it's sometimes hard for them to understand. Plus it's kind of obnoxious when it gets too extreme.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2008, 11:55:34 am »
2 days, why?

It was the same for The Movies but the US got it 2 days ahead.
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« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2008, 03:48:00 pm »
It's probably only two days because Maxis decided to press and ship the disks for European/PAL regions first. Probably more of a logistics thing than anything else. While they're obviously committed to a world-wide release, I don't think that they really value any particular territory over any other. I think probably the bean-counters over at EA would argue with me there, but whatever.

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2008, 07:22:13 pm »
Brutus, that was nasty.  You mean you WANT Spore to be delayed for Americans?
Yes, yes we do want you Americans to get this game later than we Europeans.

Additionally we would like to see this game come out 1+ years later in Japan just to show them what it feels like to be utterly ignored.

I really don't think Japan cares much. In a Japanese game store there was even a sign above some games that read, "American Dog****". I hope Spore won't land under that sign.

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« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2008, 08:14:38 pm »
Heh, well some Japaneses related media here seem to carry a pretty heavy negative social stigma as well, so what goes around comes around!

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2008, 08:49:46 pm »
This thing is a cultural phenomenon. Think of this game as internationally popular as not being dead. If some other country is playing the game and making more creatures hallelujah I mean who can be more creative than the French?
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2008, 06:31:40 am »
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i won't play Spore in dutch because all the games translated to Dutch failed to give what the english version gives me. All games translated games where bad translated, accept uncharted. that one was better then the english version
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we nice european guys will post movies and pics and info. ;)
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2008, 06:57:53 am »
Can't wait to get home from my honeymoon on the fifth. Hopefully I will have the game waiting in the mailbox, ready to be played =) if not it should be waiting for me at the post office. Have to make sure I get home before they close =)

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« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2008, 10:06:34 am »
I also hope that the German version is propper translated, but i must say that EA is the one with the best translated games (as it counts for German and the few EA-games i own). But as long as it isn't as bad translated as the Civ-Series it's all okay :)
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« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2008, 10:14:13 am »
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« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2008, 10:16:17 am »
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #72 on: February 17, 2008, 03:36:14 pm »
Hay hay hay!
Well at least someone OTHER than the US is getting something 1st ^_^. Then again, dun complain so much, it's only 2 days. Super Smash Bros Brawl is out in march in the US, while down under it's still TBA. And the ps3 got released almost a full year after the US launch XD
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2008, 10:06:53 pm »
wait? Europe supposedly gets the game two days before the U.S.? Time to import!

jk, it makes little difference to me, I have certainly waited long enough that I can stand waiting two more days while the Europeans on this board answer our questions and taunt us with their images, videos, and incredible descriptions of gameplay.


This is assuming of course that the game doesn't get delayed, which it very well could be (its only been delayed how many times now?)
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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #74 on: February 18, 2008, 12:22:55 am »
I for sure am not going to get stressy and all worked up to get to the space phase just to come here on the forum befor monday :P, I want to enjoy and take in everything slow and with much passion for the moments that are happening in the game :) Ofcoruse I'll also post stuff but if it takes longer, it will take longer, I don't want to play this game, and have my first experience not devided :) We've waited long enough no ?
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« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2008, 01:38:21 am »
I like your Spore avatar CosmicD :D

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« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2008, 03:32:14 am »
i don't want it delayed for americans


i just want it eariler for europians. don't in any at all case make americans wait longer than they should.

just give it to europians sooner.
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« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2008, 05:30:40 am »
How do you know that's not what they did? *twilight zone*

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« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2008, 06:09:51 am »
that probably is what they did

if their was a stop button on that twighlight music i would now press it and look unamused.

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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2008, 06:12:38 am »
EUROPE! F*** YEAH! COMING UP TO GET SOME MOTHERF***IN SPORE YEAH

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2008, 01:51:06 pm »
I like your Spore avatar CosmicD :D

Thx, I have made also a version of this for my desktop... , you know.. just to have "something" in advance :)



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« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2008, 02:37:12 pm »
Hehe, sorry I must admit I have not read the entire thread, so what i'm about to say might have been said :P.

The whole "Europe is the priority for Spore." is no where near correct. Being from the UK myself I can tell you that every game released here is on a friday. That is the only reason we get it a little before.

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« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2008, 10:37:01 pm »
I like your Spore avatar CosmicD :D

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« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2008, 02:49:23 am »
I'm actually doubting between ordering with EADM or buying it in the store. I'd like to have it at EADM, but ea should first remove that "6 months download limit".

Doesn't EA have some connection to valve as they also are selling the orange box ? Why can't they just present spore on steam, that way you could always redownload it and not have the risk that you loose this previlege. ... Or they could adapt EADM to do the same ofcourse.

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« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2008, 03:00:03 pm »
Why are we all whining? We'll have the creature editor to play with for those 2 days.

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« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2008, 03:01:29 pm »
I like your Spore avatar CosmicD :D

Thx, I have made also a version of this for my desktop... , you know.. just to have "something" in advance :)

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« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2008, 02:19:18 am »
actually.. photoshop elements :) I'm not an artist with it but I liked the "result" :)

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2008, 03:41:44 am »
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i won't play Spore in dutch because all the games translated to Dutch failed to give what the english version gives me. All games translated games where bad translated, accept uncharted. that one was better then the english version
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we nice european guys will post movies and pics and info. ;)

God, I agree.. It's really weird, I've usually had very few bad experiences with games translated into Dutch, but in general it just doesn't 'feel right' whenever I play it in Dutch. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm pretty fluent in English, but it just makes me feel uncomfortable whenever to see Dutch words in an English game..

Have you ever installed Half-Life 2 with the Dutch translation on? Instead of 'health' it says 'gezondheid', which covers straight into the health numbers!

So yeah, personally; I'll stay away from any localized versions of the game..

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« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2008, 06:42:20 pm »
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2:28 – Caryl Shaw started her talk, said that the European version is coming out first is that Europe is a much larger PC market than the States.

From the front page, it's not that Europe is better, they play more PC games. ;)

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Re: "Europe is the priority for Spore."
« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2008, 06:50:07 pm »
Now that I think of it, I guess she has a point. Out of all my gamer friends, only one is a PC gamer.

Technically, it's two, but the WoW addict doesn't count, as that's all he plays on the PC. Actually that's all he plays period.

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« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2008, 10:35:41 pm »
i wasn't going to tell this because I wasn't 100% sure but didn't they also say befor that the sims actually had more followers here ? I thought I heard either WW or her say that.

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« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2008, 10:38:27 pm »
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2:28 – Caryl Shaw started her talk, said that the European version is coming out first is that Europe is a much larger PC market than the States.

From the front page, it's not that Europe is better, they play more PC games. ;)

I did not expect that from Europe. I remember when I was like 10 that most of my friends had gaming consoles and almost no pc. Looks like that in 8 years of absence, much has changed in the Old World. This weekend I was working on a marketing project with some friends and all of them had their own laptop. All my group members did a very interesting remark: like 3 or 4 years ago almost nobody was equipped with laptops. I wonder why pc gaming is bigger in Europe than in the States? Is it because Xbox took out a large portion of pc gamers to console? I know I almost did (but then bought my Wii, now I spend equal time on both platforms).

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« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2008, 03:43:00 am »
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2:28 – Caryl Shaw started her talk, said that the European version is coming out first is that Europe is a much larger PC market than the States.

From the front page, it's not that Europe is better, they play more PC games. ;)

I did not expect that from Europe. I remember when I was like 10 that most of my friends had gaming consoles and almost no pc. Looks like that in 8 years of absence, much has changed in the Old World. This weekend I was working on a marketing project with some friends and all of them had their own laptop. All my group members did a very interesting remark: like 3 or 4 years ago almost nobody was equipped with laptops. I wonder why pc gaming is bigger in Europe than in the States? Is it because Xbox took out a large portion of pc gamers to console? I know I almost did (but then bought my Wii, now I spend equal time on both platforms).

That could be a marketing project I could do for my business school.
I would also find this very interesting. Be sure to keep us informed if you do decide to research this. ;) For me personally I can somewhat verify what you're saying. Back in the day I did use to have a SNES, but somehow after that I've always stuck to computer games. Though, it does seem that a lot of people are buying Wii's nowadays, but then again I think that's really the same in the us anyways. =3

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« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2008, 08:46:52 am »
Though, it does seem that a lot of people are buying Wii's nowadays, but then again I think that's really the same in the us anyways. =3
I bought a Wii with a friend once, just for fun. We ended up returning it.
It's more of a gimmick than a gaming console really. It's fun to try out the 1 thing that it basically does, but after 1 hour of that; it gets boring. And all games are based around those controllers, there are no real revolutionizing games for the Wii, or just games wanting to get somewhere by themselves for that matter.
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« Reply #94 on: February 21, 2008, 09:37:17 am »
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From the front page, it's not that Europe is better, they play more PC games. ;)
We are better because we play more PC games! ;)
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