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Spore Patch 3 Now Available with 24 Free Creature Limbs

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294w ago - As a big thank you to Spore fans and to celebrate the release of Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, which ships to retailers today, gamers who download and install Patch 3 will be rewarded with 24 brand spanking-new and exclusive exoskeleton limbs for the Creature Creator!

Press Release: Spore Patch 3 Now Available with 24 FREE Creature Limbs!

To get the patch, launch the EA Download Manager to download and install it. If you didn't install the EADM when you installed Spore, you can get it from: http://files.ea.com/downloads/eacore/eadm-installer.exe

• Additional Patch Features:
• Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
• Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game

This patch is available for both PC and Mac.

To check out what Spore is all about, log on to: www.spore.com
 

Free PlayStation Portable Go!View Service Trials Announced

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295w ago - From today, GO!VIEW (www.goview.tv), the portable Video-On-Demand Service for the PlayStationPortable (PSP™), officially launches in the UK and Ireland giving PSP ™ owners the opportunity to access TV Shows, Movies and Sports on-demand and on the move.

Press Release: PSP™ owners to beat boredom this winter with a free trial of the fully launched Go!View service

Following its Beta release in July, GO!VIEW has now been fully updated to bring PSP™ users the ultimate in on-demand content - exactly how they want it, when they want it. What's more, a free 30 day trial of all three subscription packs is available to all PSP™ users so they can try GO!VIEW for themselves before signing up.

There's no excuse for any PSP™ owner to be bored this winter with the wide range of TV shows, movies and sports that can be easily transferred to the PSP™ via an internet enabled PC.

From top entertainment shows including Heroes, Desperate Housewives and The Mighty Boosh, through to sporting highlights such as Barclays Premier League football from Sky Sports, and a wide selection of top movies, there's content to suit every PSP™ owner's tastes.

With a full range of programming that is frequently updated, GO!VIEW provides a constant source of entertainment for...
 

DRM in Free Trials and Demos, Two New Class-Action Suits

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295w ago - What's the point? SecuROM is there to make sure that you own the original CD for whatever it is protecting, but to put it in free trials downloaded off the Internet.. really what's the point?

Especially when you don't include that in the EULA. Read more at Slashdot and GamesPolitics.

To quote: Now, two new class-action suits have been filed that target the SecuROM software included in a free trial of the Spore Creature Creator (PDF) and in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage (PDF).

If this sort of legal reprisal continues to catch on, EA could be seeing quite a few class-action suits in the future. One of the suits accuses:

"The inclusion of undisclosed, secretly installed DRM protection measures with a program that was freely distributed constitutes a major violation of computer owners' absolute right to control what does...
 

Gears of War 2 and Tom Clancy's EndWar are Region-Free

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296w ago - The Videogamesplus Team has tested Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 2: Limited Edition and confirmed that they are both region free.

However, the bonus disc that comes with the Limited Edition isn't region-free for those wondering.

Also, it turns out that Tom Clancy's EndWar is also region-free!

Finally, it has been confirmed that Rock Band Track Pack Vol 3: AC/DC LIVE - 360 (Preorder) is NOT region free.
 

Free Movies Coming to PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3

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296w ago - On November 13, 2008 you will be able to download six free films for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 consoles via PlayStation Store.

Here is a rough translation of the news from the link above:

SCEE is currently busy with a small project called "Shoot". Through this project, there will be 6 short films appear in the PlayStation Store that you can download for free.

Five films are of European descent and one film comes from Canada.

Also you will be able to download the films if you are in possession of a PSP as on November 13 they will be added to the PS Store.
 
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