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Would you like to see Spore available through the EA Downloader?

Yes, I would love to see that happen
No, are you mad?
Don't care, I'm getting a hard copy 'cos i'm retro!
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Offline $kelet0r

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« on: April 03, 2006, 10:33:19 am »
Would you be in favour of getting Spore through the EA downloader?
While it is still in its teething phase so far its trial with Battlefield 2 has been a very positive experience and a definite learning experience for EA with visible improvements
Personally I'd love to see it be available through digital distribution with official updates and patches available in seconds and no need for a hardcopy if you don't want one.
The Steam platform has been a great success for VALVe, why not for Maxis and Spore especially if they can link the player database through it  :)

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 10:38:13 am »
your kinda crazy wouldnt the disk be like 1,000,000 times better
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 10:53:06 am »
I agree.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 11:13:07 am »
I hate using online downloaders for games like this. A disk is so much more secure and easier to deal with (I think). Give me a cd/dvd anytime over downloaders.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 11:58:54 am »
I only use such a thing for addons, but the original core game I allways buy it retail.

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 01:42:25 pm »
who the heck voted spore sucks? i will flag him down and feed him to the willosaurs
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 01:59:01 pm »
Digital would be awesome, since you could burn to disk if you really wanted, and it would save a lot of time and hassle ;D Why not have both so retro people can get it in store and us cool people dl ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 03:05:43 pm »
Digital would be awesome, since you could burn to disk if you really wanted, and it would save a lot of time and hassle ;D Why not have both so retro people can get it in store and us cool people dl ;D

I will get the disc then rip it to my hdd so it runs faster :).  Since it'll probably require a disc since the sims2 did.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2006, 03:20:49 pm »
I'm getting it retail, but soon everythings going to be downloadable, so spore probably will too eventually.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006, 06:51:26 pm »
I prefer disks because 5 or 6 years down the road it may be that the company's gone or that they don't offer to let you dl the program anymore. Now while the first isn't likely for either Maxis or EA (but who knows) the second could happen down the road sometime. I'm also fairly careful with my disks so its not likely I'll lose them or scratch em bad enough they won't work.

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2006, 08:50:39 pm »
lmao!  3 people (myself included) chose "spore sucks"...  lol

I can't use a digital download because of my location (expat in Korea with no canadian credit card).  Digital downloads = no game for teh slug.  I will be making a trip into Seoul on the first day that I have 5 hours to spare after Spore is released (and on release day I'll be taking a short trip to several nearby shopping centers just in case they had the bizarre luck of mistakingly ordering the greatest game of all time to accompany the rest of the crap games on their shelves)

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2006, 09:50:59 pm »
I enjoy having hard copies of all my games, mostly because it generally comes with so much neat stuff. Besides, you can't exactly show off a book full of digital copies can you?
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2006, 11:17:23 pm »
Not really a fan of digital distribution, but I would try it if I could get spore quicker.

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2006, 06:32:22 am »
Online Distribution is exactly what I need. Would save me the troulbe of making a mini image or cracking the game so I don't have to keep putting a CD in. I hate that. That was my biggest nusence with BF2.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2006, 06:35:02 am »
I'd rather get a hard copy. I mean, what happens if my comp dies on me? No problem with the DVD, pop it in, reinstall. I hope it will also have a fancy manual, and a poster and all that stuff. I would be willing to pay more :>