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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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  • by c_forq ( 924234 ) <> on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @09:07PM (#25393133)
    In the demos there was a stage between the cellular and the land, I was disappointed with this not being included. I had hopes for being able to build underwater colonies, but this was made impossible. It also seemed like creativity was stifled, as it took points to add parts but you needed to be sure your stats were effective.
  • Predictable. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Nemyst ( 1383049 ) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @09:11PM (#25393169) Homepage
    Just looking at the state of the game out-of-the-box, it was clear that there would be multiple expansions. I believe we'll see at LEAST one expansion for each stage (in order to make them more "complete"), plus an outrageous amount of spare parts. The first expansion's a parts one, since that's easy to do. Second's a space overhaul, which is a given considering this is the game's best aspect right now.

    What will we see next? A Spore: Sim City expansion for the Civ stage? A Spore: The Sims expansion for the Creature stage? Either way, I bought the game and now I'm feeling like I got a bit raped there. Was I to want to buy any of those expansions, I'd wait for the Deluxe pack that's bound to appear.

    Oh and, what about a DRM-removing expansion? 5 bucks to get a DRM-free game... I'm sure people would buy into this wicked, twisted scheme right now, despite how evil and money-hungry it is.
  • by Flentil ( 765056 ) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 @09:19PM (#25393225)
    The patch caused many people's games to not work at all, and many more to have frequent crashes, sound stuttering and delays, invisible graphics and creatures, and more. That was more than a month ago and they've yet to fix any of it. But there's an expansion pack coming yay! I guess that's all that matters to them.
  • Re:Who Cares? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Sobrique ( 543255 ) on Thursday October 16, 2008 @05:23AM (#25396715) Homepage
    What amazes me, is that you've just declared that you can't be bothered to virus/malware check, or firewall a system that can act as a gateway to your home network. Trust is also an issue, and however much you say you 'don't trust it', I'd lay odds that _most_ home users don't feel inclined to implement a DMZ rather than taking some more sensible security precautions.

    Or are you saying you don't trust it, but still allow it free reign on your internal network?

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