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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:
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