Spore Digital Download: EA Virus

Ok, I’m being sensationalist, but you’re downloading “spore” and the “EA Download Manager” you are forced to install to download your digital download goes ahead and makes itself part of your system startup without asking.

Also, if you decide to buy the digital download, be aware it will sneakily charge you $5.99 for “Extended Download Service”, whereupon they will keep the file for 6 months for you! There’s a tiny little trash can icon next to the quantity – carefully made very plain and not very icony unlike other icons on the same page.

Apparently the spore creator demo requires you to leave the download manager installed. Grr.

Limbo of the Plagiaristic

Apparently, Majestic‘s (formerly Tri-Logik, ring any bells) new game, Limbo of the Lost, contains rather a lot of other peoples’ content.

http://forum.gamesradar.com/viewtopic.php?t=120121&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310683

What tickles me is the “Development” section of the Wiki entry; they clearly got fed up of being 1 step behind.

I have to say – having watched the 3 minute trailer, the game looked pretty atrocious.

I mean, I’m not sure I would have bought that in 2004.

Best comment in the neogaf thread:

Awesome, I’m adding Limbo of the Lost to my resume.