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Spore Limited Edition unveiled

Spore Limited Edition unveiled

Spore: Galactic Edition will bundle extra DVDs and posters over the vanilla copy.

The Limited Edition version of EA Maxis' Spore has been officially unveiled today and looks to add in a plethora of little extras and goodies to keep avowed Wil Wright fans happy.

Unfortunately though, in defiance of current internet trends now that the Spore Creature Creator demo has been released, there'll be no Sporn pin-up posters.

The Limited Edition pack though, which is being titled as Spore: Galactic Edition will have plenty of other stuff in it though. There's a special box to hold all the goodies in, plus a Making Of DVD, a hardback art book, a fold-out Spore poster and a 100 page Galactic Handbook detailing some background information and guides to the world of Spore.

National Geographic has also bundled a 'How to build a better being' DVD with biological and evolutionary insights into creature creation.

The whole Galactic Edition boxset will cost £44.99, which is just £5 more than the plain old vanilla package - so it seems like a pretty good deal really.

"The Spore Galactic Edition is the ultimate backstage pass for the Spore universe," said Maxis' Patrick Buechner. "It's an incredible collection of art, video and behind-the-scenes access to the development team for fans, along with some of the coolest, most collectable packaging in years."

If you still can't decide which version you want to pick up then why not head on over to our comprehensive hands-on preview of Spore and see what we thought of the game. Or, just tell us what you think in the forums.

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roadie 25th June 2008, 15:44 Quote
£39 for the vanilla version!
geo139 25th June 2008, 15:51 Quote
http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/1102154/Spore/Product.html

£29.99 for the standard one actually :D
Aterius Gmork 25th June 2008, 15:51 Quote
want want want! Actually the first game I'm geniuly interested in since Morrowind.
Tokukachi 25th June 2008, 15:53 Quote
£39.99 for PC game? WTF!

EA are money grabbing *******s, I love the idea of spawn, but I'm passing on all things EA at the moment as they *still* haven't fixed BF2142... and they wonder why PC piracy is so high?
CardJoe 25th June 2008, 16:08 Quote
£39.99 is just the RRP I think - I've seen it cheaper and at usual prices on most sites, so simmer down.
liratheal 25th June 2008, 16:09 Quote
Limited edition please <3
rollo 25th June 2008, 16:24 Quote
Spore could easily be game of the year

Price not really botherd about ( its 29.99 on play.com for uk people)( £39.99 for limited edition)( AOC LM was closer to £60)

So its pretty cheap by LE standards
Hugo 25th June 2008, 17:51 Quote
Dear EA,
Please send me one limited edition Spore
kthxbye

For £10 more (in real terms) it's a reasonable package - I want a t-shirt too though...
Bionic-Blob 25th June 2008, 18:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Spore could easily be game of the year

Price not really botherd about ( its 29.99 on play.com for uk people)( £39.99 for limited edition)( AOC LM was closer to £60)

So its pretty cheap by LE standards

you're basing that off one game?
Panos 25th June 2008, 18:53 Quote
As long as I can install it in 2 computers (my wife wants to play it) it will worth every penny.
p3n 25th June 2008, 19:04 Quote
The hype around this game wore off a year ago jeez ... now its a horrible EA money making machine...
ChromeX 25th June 2008, 19:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
The hype around this game wore off a year ago jeez ... now its a horrible EA money making machine...

Tell me about it, everyones like "ZOMG!! MUST BUY!!!" tbh I really couldnt give a toss about this game. Guarenteed it WONT live up to the hype as these things never do, and it'll be bug-ridden as all EA projects are.
Thacrudd 25th June 2008, 20:25 Quote
Dammit, another "Spend more money for ooohhhh special super deluxe mega extra goodies box edition".....and yes, I'm going to buy it anyway.
Veles 25th June 2008, 21:01 Quote
Holy **** what do they think the PC is? Some kind of console with licensing fees?
Redbeaver 25th June 2008, 23:12 Quote
i was impressed but not THAT impressed with Spore since last year. seems like a fun game, but i cant juggle too many games at the same time, and i just dont see how an upgraded version of Black&White can keep me entertained for a long time.....


..... until i downloaded the free trial creature creator......


holy crap.

illgetonelimitededitionboxplzkthxbai
Faulk_Wulf 25th June 2008, 23:32 Quote
$40 for the game, $60 for the LE.
what's the big deal?

360/PS3 games are $60 out the gate.

I might as well get the Super Shiny Edition.
Major 25th June 2008, 23:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Faulk_Wulf
$40 for the game, $60 for the LE.
what's the big deal?

Err, we are talking pounds, so that's $80.
Faulk_Wulf 25th June 2008, 23:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Major
Err, we are talking pounds, so that's $80.


Whoops. I really should know better by now.
Bionic-Blob 26th June 2008, 00:06 Quote
or in a direct conversion (discounting americans get things ridiculously cheap) it's $116.94

:(
LordPyrinc 26th June 2008, 01:53 Quote
I went to a Best Buy (actual store, not online) this weekend and they had the "Spore Creature Creator" box in the game aisle for around $10 US. So EA is trying to make money off something that can be downloaded for free? Why the heck would anyone pay money for something that just allows you to create a new species? Reading the description from Best Buy online, all you can really do is create the creature, but there is no game to it. Seriously... WTF?

Next will be cheap, plastic, (lead painted) action fictures for purchase (before the game actually releases).
Major 26th June 2008, 02:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
I went to a Best Buy (actual store, not online) this weekend and they had the "Spore Creature Creator" box in the game aisle for around $10 US. So EA is trying to make money off something that can be downloaded for free? Why the heck would anyone pay money for something that just allows you to create a new species? Reading the description from Best Buy online, all you can really do is create the creature, but there is no game to it. Seriously... WTF?

You get a lot more features with the full SCC. Also when you buy the actual game you get the money back. So what's the fuss? Your getting it for free.
zero0ne 26th June 2008, 02:18 Quote
almost half this thread is nancy boys... geeez.

Go try the Spore creature creator (download the demo from the site) and then you can come back and talk about if the game will be worth it or not.

I am pretty sure everybody who has messed around with the SCC is going to buy the game. (assuming they like the concept of the game to begin with)


with regards to the price, I love being in America! (well OK I lied, I'm going to LOVE being in America once Obama is President)
Veles 26th June 2008, 03:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
So EA is trying to make money off something that can be downloaded for free? Why the heck would anyone pay money for something that just allows you to create a new species? Reading the description from Best Buy online, all you can really do is create the creature, but there is no game to it. Seriously... WTF?

The one you get for free only had 25% of the items you can attach to the body, the one you pay for is the full version. You also get a voucher for the amount the editor costs off the retail price. It just allows you to make loads of your own creatures ahead of time to populate your planets.

I think the RRP is a bit of a piss take TBH, first they put DRM on it, and now they've priced it at possibly the highest price point a regular PC game has been before. In part due to the DRM they've put on there in the first place since that will be costing them money.

Obviously you can get it cheaper than RRP online, but I'm seriously considering giving this one a miss on principal even though I was really looking forward to this game. I foolishly believed EA when they said they're going to be turning themselves around, if anything they've gotten even worse :(
Panos 26th June 2008, 09:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by zero0ne
almost half this thread is nancy boys... geeez.

Go try the Spore creature creator (download the demo from the site) and then you can come back and talk about if the game will be worth it or not.

I am pretty sure everybody who has messed around with the SCC is going to buy the game. (assuming they like the concept of the game to begin with)


with regards to the price, I love being in America! (well OK I lied, I'm going to LOVE being in America once Obama is President)

The creator isn't the whole game. How is possible for someone to like/dislike the game when the only thing we can play is the creator??
Redbeaver 26th June 2008, 17:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Panos


The creator isn't the whole game. How is possible for someone to like/dislike the game when the only thing we can play is the creator??

i fell in love with it just by playing the creator.. its like a preview of things to come... the game design, the details, the play, etc....

that being said, no, its impossible - or not completely fair, rather - to like/dislike a game with only a preview, but some preview cant really realy do a good job.
BentAnat 26th June 2008, 17:42 Quote
Eek!
I actually mailed one BIG ratn about this out to some of my mates last night. It's a horrible hype machine in full swing. Too many extras that make people feel pretty, and too few that add anything real to the game... I understand the art book. I even understand that hardcovers are better than paperbacks. What i fail to understand is the National Geographic DVD... WTH??? What've they got to do with the price of a game?

Personally, i'm not a good person to ask, though: I already decided to avoid the game like every other game by THAT CERTAIN PRODUCER (save for the first Sim City)...
Amon 27th June 2008, 05:54 Quote
Am I the only one here who thinks they should have called it the "Unlimited Edition"?
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