SurveyYou have purchased Spore.
      – Bensci, 2008-09-09 at 20:30:12   (43 comments)

On 2008-09-09 at 21:02:28, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I saw the demo in a video at least a year or two ago. It's a great concept, but I doubt I'd have much patience actually playing it. It was probably this that I watched... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dvMDFOFnA (35:52)
On 2008-09-09 at 21:10:38, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Obligatory web comic plugin: http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=199
On 2008-09-09 at 21:12:31, BorgClown wrote...
The demo looks really nice, the creatures can hunt and eat too.
On 2008-09-09 at 21:39:32, BorgClown wrote...
Well, Spore is much more than I thought. But I concur, I also wouldn't have the patience to play it.
On 2008-09-09 at 22:03:09, Beeba wrote...
there's no way i'm buying it now that i heard about the ridiculous DRM they put on it. you get a maximum of 3 fucking installs! you pay $50 for the game, but you don't even really own it, more of a rental, because if your computer crashes or you upgrade your hardware or switch to a new computer, you can only reinstall it twice, after which your retail disc it's useless garbage.
On 2008-09-09 at 22:04:59, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: I don't know why they do that. It gets cracked almost immediately. Maybe annoying the paying customers is the deal, because they are the ones with money.
On 2008-09-09 at 22:06:37, RudystillRules wrote...
People still pay for games? What an ancient practise.
On 2008-09-09 at 22:18:49, Beeba wrote...
@BC, but why would they want to annoy paying customers? that is the worst idea ever. spore actually was cracked AND leaked before the retail release date, and they still implemented DRM, making it extra retarded.
On 2008-09-09 at 22:29:18, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: Because an annoyed customer might buy another copy instead of lend his current one to a friend.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:32:56, Beeba wrote...
@BorgClown: fat chance. they're more likely to start pirating instead. very few people are actually going to purchase additional copies because of DRM.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:34:42, Korinthian wrote...
Way to alienate every guy below 35 on the Internet.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:42:49, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: Maybe. I hope this blows in their faces and shows how DRM is utterly stupid. Companies should go with the times.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:45:44, Korinthian wrote...
http://thepiratebay.org/search/spore/0/99/0
On 2008-09-09 at 23:49:29, BorgClown wrote...
Just don't download the fakes, rootkits and trojans.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:50:07, BorgClown wrote...
Also ignore the demos, the music and the foreign language editions.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:50:17, Korinthian wrote...
So has anyone actually bought it? I'm interested to know how long each phase of the evolution takes and what evolutionary changes actually stick to the creature from it's microbe phase.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:50:42, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: I can't play it anyways. (Ubuntu).
On 2008-09-09 at 23:51:31, BorgClown wrote...
I told you to setup dual boot, you reckless young man.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:54:51, Korinthian wrote...
Yeah, I tried that but got error messages. Think my HD is too small? (200gb) In any case, I'm not that patient.
On 2008-09-09 at 23:59:51, BorgClown wrote...
Mine is 200Gb also, 50Gb for Vista, 15 for Linux and the rest for data. If you want to give it a second try, do a backup, use the recovery discs for windows, and right after install Ubuntu. That has to work at the first try.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:02:29, Beeba wrote...
vista takes up 50gb?! that is absurd. yet another reason to stick with xp.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:02:46, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: I'll try it a bit later, when I have some more info/reviews on Spore, because that game is the only reason I want to install Windows atm.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:04:50, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: I don't have a legal XP license, I sold it with my previous laptop. I think it can work with much less space, but Windows programs are disk eaters.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:06:24, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: You should. You never know what Windows-specific software you might have to use that doesn't run on VirtualBox or Wine.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:10:18, Beeba wrote...
why don't game developers release linux versions of games? does M$ pay them not to?
On 2008-09-10 at 00:11:48, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: Let's be real. We Linux users are used to get everything for free. Loki games tanked because of that.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:11:50, Korinthian wrote...
@Beeba: The market is probably too small to justify it.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:16:52, BorgClown wrote...
I have to recognize that Loki Games went like a champ, never whined users for it's business model. I recall a SlashDot interview where they explained what happened, though.
On 2008-09-10 at 00:20:43, BorgClown wrote...
Could not find the interview, but this is the closure notice article: http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/01/24/032223
On 2008-09-10 at 00:21:45, BorgClown wrote...
That slashdot article has interesting comments, but the notice link is dead. Here is a mirror: http://web.archive.org/web/20061205060148/http://f---edcompany.com/extras/loki_email.cfm
On 2008-09-10 at 00:45:31, Beeba wrote...
i suspect i'm not the only one who only uses windows for the exclusive games and software. that is literally the only reason, i would drop windows in a heartbeat if i could run that stuff on linux.
On 2008-09-11 at 02:20:38, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
when my paycheck comes in, I will create the world. And it won't take seven days, neither. :p
On 2008-09-11 at 03:15:31, BorgClown wrote...
@Scarletxstarlet: I wonder how many Boob worlds have been created so far.
On 2008-09-11 at 03:16:03, BorgClown wrote...
One-legged Booblings, watch them bounce!
On 2008-09-11 at 15:43:56, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
@Borg- probably about as many as there are Dickworlds.
On 2008-09-11 at 20:10:11, BorgClown wrote...
@Scarletxstarlet: Tht's so unfair! You get two boobs, two ovaries and a vagina, and we only get two testicles and one lousy penis. I want more glands!
On 2008-09-11 at 20:11:02, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Transplant a few and you'll be all jelly-legged from a pat on the head.
On 2008-09-11 at 20:13:03, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: Or from a handshake.
On 2008-09-13 at 20:25:31, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://torrentfreak.com/spore-most-pirated-game-ever-thanks-to-drm-080913/
On 2008-09-17 at 01:03:29, BorgClown wrote...
And I doubt they will learn. The clear winner here has to be the DRM company, who sold its' product to one more sucker.
On 2008-09-22 at 10:10:16, Marjolein wrote...
I was thinking of just downloading it, actually... (Btw, HI BORG!)
On 2008-09-22 at 19:02:35, BorgClown wrote...
Hi Marj, glad to have you here! But get yourself an avatar, you noob.
On 2008-09-22 at 19:05:31, BorgClown wrote...
@Marjolein: Oh, BTW, here the online users are anyone who keeps the tab opened. I tend to leave it open for days, so it appears that I'm here almost all the time. Maybe I should close it when I go away.