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Spore Expansion Announced, Another Coming In 2009 105

EA announced this week what many suspected for a while, now: Spore expansions are on their way. The first, due out in November, will be an addition to the creature creator, offering more parts for players to use. The next, due in Spring 2009, will provide new gameplay: "The expansion will give space-faring species the ability to beam down from their ships to explore other worlds and complete missions. And along with this, the expansion will include an Adventure creator, in which players can build — and then share — their own customized missions."
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Spore Expansion Announced, Another Coming In 2009

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  • Who Cares? (Score:3, Informative)

    by IceDiver ( 321368 ) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @09:36PM (#25393343)

    It has SecuRom. I won't buy it.

  • by canajin56 ( 660655 ) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @10:26PM (#25393707)
    They also nixed the Plant Editor that they showed off at E3 so it can be sold later as a $20 add-on.
  • Re:Who Cares? (Score:3, Informative)

    by westlake ( 615356 ) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @10:36PM (#25393773)
    It has SecuRom. I won't buy it.

    You won't be missed.

    Take a look at Amazon's sales charts.

    Sandbox games like The Sims and Spoor have enormous appeal outside the hardcore geek-gamer community.

    The SIMS 3 has already hit the top 40 in PC game sales at Amazon and it won't be released until February.

  • by aztektum ( 170569 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @12:26AM (#25394457)

    Complain to your AG's office (about the crashing and DRM). I complained over Vista licenses (not including physical copies in case I have to replace a crashed hard drive and cannot use the recovery partition). Few weeks go by, I get two voicemails and an e-mail from the company wanting to overnight discs and work with me over various other complaints (a laptop with one of the flaky nVidia chips was having display issues within 3 weeks of receiving it and they wanted to charge me a restock fee).

    Also, explaining my history working in IT and being relied on for recommending hardware/software (for individuals and in many cases companies) was powerful leverage when I got to actually converse with someone from the company about my consumer level issues. Same applies here, if someone asks if you've "Heard of this Spore game, I hear people talking about. You play games, what do you know about it?"

    The way I see it, the tools are there. My AG office was even grateful, because they don't have the resources to police every company out there and can only deal with issues brought to their attention.

  • by eleuthero ( 812560 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @01:39AM (#25395157)
    The plant editor apparently can be enabled but isn't worth much: "copy your shortcut to Spore - in the copy of the shortcut, go to "properties" and at the end of the filename (after the -locale:en-us switch), add -state:FloraEditor" I am interested to know if any more is available with the right cmd line whatnot.

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