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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2008, 10:59:35 am »
Hmm, i don't know: I think it's equally exciting. SOmehow I made that knack when we were hugely anticipating HL2 on steam. It was the first time that I did that but I actually never really looked back at disk copys as "more tangible".

anyway, i got a 6 euro coupon and have spore now for 48€, that would only work when pre ordering on EAstore.

The only area where I still have this feeling for wanting a hard copy is music CD's. I think buying albums on itunes is plain weird. (hehe, yep: i'm weird)
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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2008, 11:05:28 am »
Wow, this is pretty awesome. Nice call EA. I was fearing a clusterfu** on the 5th, but I guess this isn't too bad :-).

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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2008, 11:10:40 am »
Still doesn't change the fact that those in the US get it later. I'm just hoping that Amazon gets thiers in the warehouses early. The ETA for amazon still says the 9th, but they don't say whether its in the warehouse or not, so that could change.

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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2008, 11:15:04 am »
When I was at the EA day in belgium, I was like "ok i hope i can get my galactic version on the 3d :P". But the finger of the marketing woman started pointing at me :)

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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2008, 11:29:27 am »
It's not the same as getting the physical copy of Spore, not to mention the Galactic edition.

Still, it has been a long three years and we are all within two weeks of getting Spore :)

I agree, a physical copy would be far more satisfying than a digital copy. Not to metion all that extra stuff we'll be getting with the Galactic edition.

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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2008, 12:04:35 pm »
It's downloading now!

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So no one has posted about that you can Preload Spore now..?
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2008, 12:05:50 pm »
On the EA Store preload Spore!
Which means you download it and can go on it but you will not be able to play it.

Pre-order Spore from EA Store and you can begin pre-loading the game now, ahead of its release on September 7th!


On the day of release the game will activate and you can begin creating your galaxy in Spore before anyone else!

UK: http://eastore.ea.com/servlet/PromoServlet/promoID.4065800
US: http://eastore.ea.com/store/ea/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.1252400&productID=91619200

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Re: So no one has posted about that you can Preload Spore now..?
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2008, 12:09:13 pm »
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Re: the "who can preload spore on EADM" thread...
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2008, 12:09:51 pm »
Ok, a question from someone who has never use EADM before: Do things only appear in the box if you've bought them at the EA Store?

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Re: So no one has posted about that you can Preload Spore now..?
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2008, 12:11:04 pm »
Yeah. Here it is.

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13785.0


Oh well, rayofash got there before me hehe

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« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2008, 12:30:58 pm »
Thank you for your recent pre-order purchase of Spore from EA Store.

 

As you are probably aware, Spore is due to be released at 00.00 GMT on the 5th September.

However, we’ve just made it easier for you to get in the game faster by making Spore available to pre-load from the 28th August!

 

 

What does this mean?

 

At 18.00 GMT 28th August, you will see Spore in your EA Download Manager. At this point you will be able to download 99% of the game to your computer, with the remaining part of the game to be downloaded upon release a week later.   At the time of release on the 5th September – it should then only take around 30 minutes for you to complete the install, and begin conquering galaxies in Spore before anyone else!

 

You should also note that you will also be charged for the game on the 28th August, and your statements will reflect this.

 

To see the further details about pre-loading, please take a look at the pre-loading FAQ’s by clicking on the link below.  Alternatively, please contact Customer Services for more information.

 

PRE-LOAD FAQ’S

 

Kind Regards

 

 

The EA Store Team

I just received this email I'm downloading it right now ,it's nearly 4 GB in size and taking 4.30 min to download,Why are they doing this ? maybe it will be available before the 5th?

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« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2008, 12:33:15 pm »
They are doing it so that at 00.00 UTC on Sept 5th their servers don't melt from having half the world try and download ~4GB from them... instead you will have to likely just download a tiny 'unlocker' program which will then un-encrypt the files and you can play basically instantly... at least that is why they do it on steam!
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Re: Spore Direct Download
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2008, 12:34:03 pm »
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Re: Spore Direct Download
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Re: Spore Direct Download
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2008, 12:45:10 pm »
That 1% left over is the secret water stage  :o
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