Spore Available For Download
Spore has become available for download on the EA Store. Everyone willing to pay the bill can rush over and click the download button. Don't be too hasty though: you'll have enough time to get it.
September 2, 2008
According to the publisher, the download and install should take between 30 and 60 minutes.
Electronic Arts decided to allow fans to pre-load the the game so company servers wouldn't crash from all the download requests, a little something that is just bound to happen given the game's notoriety.
It's a good idea, no doubts about it. However, a better idea would've been to offer the digital version of Spore at a smaller price. There's no actual package or retailer involved in the deal, but EA insists on slapping the same $50 price tag on both retail and downloadable versions.
Spore is available for download over here.