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Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned?

Darkspore is no longer being sold on Steam, reports GameTrailers based on a comment on NeoGAF, and sure enough, a Steam Search for the title comes up with listings for the demo and a trailer, but following either link just redirects to the Steam support page (thanks nin via Kotaku). They say since its launch, Maxis' sci-fi action/RPG has suffered intermittently from Error 73003 from being unable to connect to EA's servers, and more recently a new Error 3 popped up, preventing players from saving changes to their characters. Darkspore is still being sold by EA's Origin, so the game may be temporarily off Steam to work this out, as pulling the game after 26 months following the Error 73003 issues would be a strong indictment of the game's reviled always-on DRM scheme. And although EA may yet be addressing this, according to a statement on the Darkspore Forums, developer support for the game seems to be at an end, oddly, referring inquiries to EA Customer Support, even though it's an EA site:

Darkspore is no longer developed. It is for almost all intents & purposes an abandoned title. If you cannot play the game & have flicked through technical issues for any fixes, then contact EA Customer Support; especially if it regards CD-Keys or refunds.

Error 73003 has gone unfixed & remains an issue.

Error Code 3 has arisen for the majority/all & remains an issue.

I will however keep the forums here as clean & tidy as possible in my spare time. Why? Well why not. If it helps anyone with minor problems, or find their way somewhere, then that's great.

I wish you all luck, no matter what path you choose with Darkspore.

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9. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 11:09 NeOCidE
 
walrus1 wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 10:58:
avianflu wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 10:52:
Amazon was last December selling it for $1.50

Apparently, that money would be better spent on a soda even if flat and pipping hot.

Lol.

Fucking joke this. If this is the future of DRM fuck it I say.

We may as well pop our coin in an envelope and post it off to them with nothing to be expected in return.
 
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8. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:58 walrus1
 
avianflu wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 10:52:
Amazon was last December selling it for $1.50

Apparently, that money would be better spent on a soda even if flat and pipping hot.
 
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7. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:54 InBlack
 
Ever since the origin of Origin (heh!) Ive stayed away from all of EA's games. There were a few I was tempted to buy but I have to confess Ive never heard of Darkspore before today.  
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6. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:52 avianflu
 
Amazon was last December selling it for $1.50  
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5. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:40 nin
 

Gee, and people wonder why EA is so reviled.


RELEASE THE DUNDER!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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4. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:32 Axis
 
The game was abandoned loooong ago, they only kept some idiot forum mods to keep the facade going. Hook line and sinker there's suckers everywhere.  
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3. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:31 Paketep
 
Next: SimCity.  
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2. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 10:30 Creston
 
"Hey, yeah, so we totally fucked up this title to the point where it's now unplayable for basically everybody, but I just wanted to let you know that we're not supporting it anymore. In any case, contact our wonderful outsourced technical support, who aren't going to be able to solve these issues anymore than we could.

So, uh... yeah. Thanks for the moneys! BYE!

-EA
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Gee, and people wonder why EA is so reviled.

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1. Re: Darkspore Off Steam; Abandoned? Jul 1, 2013, 09:51 Pigeon
 
Apparently you want to steer clear of anything with the word spore in it that's published by EA... or just steer clear of EA in general.  
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