Pre-Download Spore Now

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If you pre-orded Will Wright's upcoming opus Spore from the Electronic Arts Store you can hit up EA today to pre-load the game. Once pre-ordered you can use the EA Download Manager to download 99 percent of the game to your computer. That's the good news. The bad news is that that last 1 percent of Spore is going to take you 30 minutes to an hour to download and install on on Sept. 7 when the game hits North America. Own a Mac? Then you're out of luck until the game ships. I just popped over to the Sporepedia to see how creature creating was moving along. It looks like gamers have now crafted more than 3 million critters, including one from Will Wright himself. That's right he finally got around to creating his creature for the Sporelebirty contest. The three-eyed beastie is called Tricolps. (I'm stilling clinging to the number five position in the contest.)

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thats pretty cool, I wonder how it works, I can see hackers going to town on this straight away to see how to 'open' the full game. but they don't have the heart to do it, lest they open the pandora's box filled with penis monsters....