hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Europeans locked out of Spore, EA working on a patch

3:59 PM on 09.05.2008 // Brad Nicholson

Europeans may have initially got excited when it was announced that Spore would hit their side of the pond first. Now, on release day, all might not seem so great. According to Eurogamer, some Spore users are having issues logging in to the online portion of the game.

After putting in the appropriate login information, the game is tossing up a prompt that says the user has an invalid validation code. Users don’t have codes, nor were they every asked to input one in the first place.

Electronic Arts is aware of the problem and have issued a response on their official forums. The spokesperson said that, “We are aware that many of you are having login problems with Spore. This is being investigated so please bear with us!” When asked if the investigation and subsequent fix would take hours, days, or years, the EA advocate replied that EA doesn’t “have a time frame at the moment."

Spore will be out and unplayable this Tuesday in the US.




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Brad Nicholson,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.



Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -