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Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« on: September 06, 2008, 08:20:32 pm »
Have not been on in some time (was not feeling well.)  I just got back from a local electronics store (remaining nameless) that happened to have four copies of the Galactic Edition on the shelf about fifteen minutes to 9pm just before they closed.  I thought they had just stocked it for tomorrow but I took it up to the counter just to see.

I was allowed to make the purchase and owned my copy at 9:01pm!   

It is installing now so I don't know if it will allow me to log on before midnight. 

The art book is really nice.

Anyway, I AM SO EXCITED!!!!



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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 08:23:33 pm »
did you look at your watch and say to yourself "9:01...the proudest moment of my life thus far"
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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 08:27:11 pm »
It was exciting but now I am just nervous that it will now have conflicts with my pc (Vista 64 bit) or won't activate.

Still installing.....
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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 08:41:49 pm »
Ok it loaded AND LET ME SIGN IN!  Whoops sorry to yell, but well, ya know!

I was hoping that it would show the date I activated the game on my Sporepedia page but nope so I will only have North American bragging rights if someone looks up my account LoneStarSage at Sporepedia and sees that I beat the clock.  Only a little but hey it is still cool.  LOL

Of course, we are still last to get it but it is still special to me.

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 08:46:22 pm »
Forgot to say that I will probably not be on this thread now since I will be PLAYING THE GAME!   Sorry.

I was going to let people know about what it was like as I experienced it but I figure y'all have already heard a lot from folks around the world who got it first.

.....what am I still doing here...love y'all but got to go.

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 08:48:35 pm »
not sure where else to post this but, my game is in transit from Amazon and SHOULD BE HERE ON MONDAY! YAY!!!! :) :)

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 09:00:31 pm »
not sure where else to post this but, my game is in transit from Amazon and SHOULD BE HERE ON MONDAY! YAY!!!! :) :)

yep, me too!
So excited!!!

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 09:31:17 pm »
About 11 hours for me woot woot.I started my little pre-spore party.Im watching that show that was on a while ago...Making of Spore.Im also watching "inSPOREational" shows like The Planets,Evolution(movie),Pitch Black(movie).Im  going crazy.Im starting to be able to see myself walking up and grabing a copy.There is nothing standing in my way.I took off work to have 3 full days of play

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 09:50:18 pm »
And it's 10 minutes tell midnight where I live!  Time to get out the door and find something 24 hours!

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 09:56:12 pm »
So i just went to Walmart and got Spore. I said "So a game comes out today and---" immediatley i was interupted by "DS or PC?" That seriously made my life!
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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 10:01:52 pm »
There's not a 24 hour walmart within a 50 mile radius of my home.I guess the good news is I'll get to play all day tomorrow without having to be tired while I play.But good for you :)

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 11:09:36 pm »
My Walmarts are stupid! The girl at the counter said she couldn't look for Spore. Only the Manager of the electronics department could and she wouldn't be in until 7am. What a bunch of Bull! I have bought stuff there at midnight before. She even asked someone else and they said the same thing. I think they just didn't want to go look for it. I had her call another store and she said they told her the same thing. I have never heard of that before. They lost at least 6 sales, because there were 5 other guys there besides me looking for Spore.
Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait until Noon to pick up my Galactic Edition I pre-ordered from Gamestop. I was hoping to play it tonight.
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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 11:47:35 pm »
About 2 hours of driving later... it went badly for me.  I had to visit 4 different places before I found it, most of them had no clue what I was talking about.  I actually met a few other customers looking for Spore though, some of them seemed very familiar with it.  I wouldn't be suprised at all if at least one was a gaming steve member.

I should of asked him.  Just in case, I found it on Bandera/Leon Valley.  To hell with that Culebra location being closed for cleaning!!!

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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2008, 12:37:05 am »
Newegg has been offering Spore vanilla and Galactic Edition since Thursday with free 3-5 day shipping.
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Re: Got Spore in North America (legally), US
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008, 12:40:14 am »
Unreleased games are often stored in locked areas that normal lowly employees (such as myself) can't open. And someone isn't always on duty to open it.

Shame what happened to you though, some stores plan really badly....