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- Software Main Type: Game
- Software Sub Type: Simulation Game
- Software Name: SPORE
- Features: Evolve Your Creature through Five Phases: It's survival of the funnest as your choices reverberate through generations and ultimately decide the fate of your civilization. Explore Other Players' Galaxies: Will your creature rule the universe, or will your beloved planet be blasted to smithereens by a superior alien race. Share with the World: Everything you make is shared with other players and vice versa, providing tons of cool creatures to meet and cool places to visit.
- Game Expansion Pack: No
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista, Macintosh
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Create Your Universe from Microscopic to Macrocosmic, from tide pool amoebas to thriving civilizations to intergalactic starships, everything is in your hands. Manufacturer: Electronic Arts, Inc. Manufacturer Part Number: 15352. Brand Name: EA. Product Name: Spore. Product Type: Software. [Product Information] Software Main Type: Game. Software Sub Type: Simulation Game. Software Name: SPORE. Features: Evolve Your Creature through Five Phases: It's survival of the funnest as your choices reverberate through generations and ultimately decide the fate of your civilization. Explore Other Players' Galaxies: Will your creature rule the universe, or will your beloved planet be blasted to smithereens by a superior alien race. Share with the World: Everything you make is shared with other players and vice versa, providing tons of cool creatures to meet and cool places to visit. . Game Expansion Pack: No. ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Rating Descriptor: Comic Mischief. Fantasy Violence. Animated Blood. Player Connectivity Mode: Online. Network Compatible: Yes. Release Date: 2008-09. Platform Supported: PC. Operating System Supported: Windows. [Miscellaneous] Additional Information: Rating Descriptor: Comic Mischief Fantasy Violence Animated Blood . System Requirements: Processor: 2.0 GHz P4 or equivalent 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent (For built-in graphics chipsets) Operating System: Windows XP Windows Vista Hard Disk: 6GB of space Memory: 512MB RAM (For Windows XP) 768MB RAM (For Windows Vista and built-in graphics chipsets) Others: 128MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above (For built-in graphics chipsets) . Compatibility: Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon series: 9500, 9600, 9800 X300, X600, X700, X800, X850 X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950 2400, 26
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EA... You better not put this DRM sh** on Sims 3 or i will not bother buying it I will just skip right to my other solution and download it. You guys F'd up big time.
I have all my Sims stuff registered and will be emailing my complaint.
I have been a big fan of Will Wright's games for a long time but NOW I AM F***ING MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WAY TO SLAP LEGITIMATE PURCHASERS OF YOUR PRODUCT. THANKS FOR THE HEADACHE.
The most annoying thing to me about Spore is the complete lack of adequate help files. There is very little explanation on how to do things in this game, and the manual which comes with it is sadly lacking. Terraforming, for example, is not explained anywhere in the manual or game. Not that anything in the FIRST FOUR stages need explaining; they are painfully simplistic and easy to play.
I am sure if I were to spend $40 more to buy Spore: Galactic Edition, the help files would be more... helpful. However, this game isn't even worth the initial $40, let alone another $40 more to make it comprehendable. I'd rather just deal with the headache I get from trying to deal with the crashes and inadequate gameplay explanations.
And the next time an EA game comes out... I think I'll save my money.
This is a warning Review. Warning of the dangers of the harbored Digital Rights Management (DRM) subroutine that comes unavoidably bundled with the game. This type of DRM (SecuROM 7x with Limited Installations) is well known as it has already been used in at least two other games (BIOSHOCK & MASS EFFECT). So my review is based on first-hand experience of a core aspect of the game.
Apparently EA would rather keep its customers in the dark. That is why, in the past month, EA Forums got censored, Wikipedia entries selectively edited and Amazon reviews repeatedly deleted. What is worse, Amazon (possibly without knowing it) is breaking the law which requires the full disclosure of bundled snoop-ware.
LIMITED INSTALLS? Yes, LIMITED INSTALLS!!! We only get to ride this shiny pony for...3 laps! The official announcement mentions "on 3 different computers" but avoids to clarify what a "different computer" makes: will changing the graphics card trigger the loss of a token? what about attaching a new hard-drive (internal or external) or adding a new user account. All the above have been reported to subtract installation tokens from BIOSHOCK or MASS EFFECT.
And, in order to enforce the limited installations, exactly like BIOSHOCK, there will be IRREMOVABLE FOLDERS placed in our systems' Root that will effectively revoke our Administrator rights to our own PCs!
Is EA trying to pave the way towards a nightmarish future where PC gaming will be a continuously-billed service (such as cable TV) and not a product?Read more ›
I purchased this game 2 weeks ago.
When you first install this game, it will automatically, secretly, install a program called SecuROM into the Kernel of your computer. The Kernel is the highest administration level of your computer, it can interact directly with your hardware.
1) SecuROM installs itself automatically when you install the game. It installs itself onto Ring 0 (Ring 3 is where most programs operate, ring 1 and 2 are your device drivers/OS, and ring 0 is the root of your computer where direct interaction with your hardware Ram CPU etc occurs). Simply put, it has total control over your computer because inner rings have full access of subsequent rings, but not vice versa.
2) The game's installer does not tell you that it is installing this program, and there's no way to prevent it. Nowhere in the manual, the online documentation, EA's website, the game's EULA does it make any mention of this software.
3) SecuROM runs automatically and HIDES itself from your operating system, it hides its folders and .dlls.
4) SecuROM CANNOT be disabled. It is hidden from your OS so you can't tell it's running unless you use special programs. Ending the process does nothing, it restarts instantly.
5) SecuROM CANNOT be uninstalled. Even if you uninstall the game completely and delete it from your computer, SecuROM is still there, still runs on your computer whenever it's on. It has no uninstaller. deleting its folder, removing the registry entries does nothing, it is now apart of your system Kernel.
6) SecuROM DISABLED MY FIREWALL!!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The game Spore arrived in a timely manner. Ordering was easy too. I just cannot as yet properly comment on the game itself because of a "glitch" with contacting EA's licensing... Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2011 by Brandy
So you've been wading through all the "OMG DRM!!!" reviews in the hopes of finding a review that can help you decide whether to purchase the game. I'll try and help you out here. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2010 by Savant
we bought spore for our grandson who plays computer games constantly. we wanted something a little less mindless and maybe not more engaging, because he's already over engaged... Read morePublished on May 17 2010 by Sharon B. Procter
If it's the new way for EA to treat their customers,
I'll simply stop buying their products !
I'm a 60 years old grand father with grand children
and I don't... Read more
First of all i'd like to say this is a great game. Pretty much the first of it's kind, although it was preceded by the sims series, i have had alot of fun spending hours playing... Read morePublished on May 10 2009 by snow lover
Other reviewers have already written how bad the gameplay in the various stages is. I played on Hard difficulty and I did have a little bit of a challenge at the beginning of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2008 by M. D.