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

Yes, I would love to see that happen
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Offline slugfly

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2006, 06:39:36 am »
I want a Spore pop-up book!   ;D

Seriously, GTA:SA's city guide that came as the package (not in it) will be pretty hard to top.  And companies have got to start trying to top each other in ways other than graphics.

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2006, 06:52:17 am »
how about the people who have download limits? for example there's some european isps where you get like 20 national gigs and 1 itnernational gig ::)

plus,i play counter-strikethrough STEAM and i pretty much hate it.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2006, 05:44:06 am »
how about the people who have download limits? for example there's some european isps where you get like 20 national gigs and 1 itnernational gig ::)

plus,i play counter-strikethrough STEAM and i pretty much hate it.
why? you're constantly getting an improved game every week and steam and VAC mean cheating is very low especially compared to the pre Steam counterstrike 1.5 and earlier days...

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2006, 11:03:56 am »
BIG FRUITY JUICY NICE MAPS AND STUFF... SH III had the all-important gridmap (oh, how it saved me), and as mentioned, GTA:SA had... that... thing. Big, huge, enormous, sexy paper-things alongside the disc is soooooooo important. It's what you browse through whilst installing, damnit!!

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2006, 11:52:35 am »
companies love digital distribution because of the real nice profit margin it has, which is 100% by the way (except for the small price of royaltys or anything but you make a massive profit not buying anything REAL)
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2006, 08:02:49 am »
how about the people who have download limits? for example there's some european isps where you get like 20 national gigs and 1 itnernational gig ::)

plus,i play counter-strikethrough STEAM and i pretty much hate it.
why? you're constantly getting an improved game every week and steam and VAC mean cheating is very low especially compared to the pre Steam counterstrike 1.5 and earlier days...



that's why i see cheaters everyday,yes,valve is doing a great work.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2006, 10:47:50 am »
valve sucks
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2006, 11:40:33 am »
how about the people who have download limits? for example there's some european isps where you get like 20 national gigs and 1 itnernational gig ::)

plus,i play counter-strikethrough STEAM and i pretty much hate it.
why? you're constantly getting an improved game every week and steam and VAC mean cheating is very low especially compared to the pre Steam counterstrike 1.5 and earlier days...


i only play on VAC approved servers...The thing is,no matter how fast they produce anti-hacks the hackers will always find a way to go around  :'(



that's why i see cheaters everyday,yes,valve is doing a great work.

Only go on VAC approved then, you can select it on the server search menu
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2006, 02:52:45 pm »
I'll be sold on the digital distribution thing when there is a savings to do so.  Some games (any URU fans, although not EA) are cheaper to get in the stores than to download.

Simple solution to the not having access to the server in 50 years.  The registration should be tied to information you'd never want to give you.  Ereader E-books use your credit card number.  You never have to authenticate with an external server, but it is secure 'cause who is gonna distribute the book with their credit card as a decryption code.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2006, 03:56:36 pm »
I suggested this a while ago, its easyer to download a game then to try to find a hard copy of it, depending where you live, you may not even have a local game store! Or worse, the game sells out very fast.

I think a good idea would be for the ability to burn a hard-copy of a downloaded game so you dont have to worry about your computer failing (of course, you would be able to re-download it, but being able to have a hard-copy as well is always a good idea)
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2006, 06:34:13 am »
I suggested this a while ago, its easyer to download a game then to try to find a hard copy of it, depending where you live, you may not even have a local game store! Or worse, the game sells out very fast.

I think a good idea would be for the ability to burn a hard-copy of a downloaded game so you dont have to worry about your computer failing (of course, you would be able to re-download it, but being able to have a hard-copy as well is always a good idea)

You could always buy it online from say Ea and get it mailed to you too.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2006, 06:46:33 am »
what happens if you lost your internet connection too? :o

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2006, 06:47:40 am »
what happens if you lost your internet connection too? :o

Then you probably wouldn't have known about the game in the first place so it wouldn't be an issue.
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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2006, 06:49:57 am »
you could have heard about it in a newspaper or a magazine.

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Re: Digital Distribution
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2006, 07:26:30 am »
or you could have just heard about it from your neighbors...  about 3 or 4 times a day I scream from my windows  "Repent ye sinners!! Spore is near!!