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New DVD w/ product key: Yes. Requires Internet to install/register: Yes. Requires Internet to Play: No
on July 14, 2014
This item is what it claims to be. A new DVD with both the PC and Mac release for EA's Spore game.
It also requires an Internet connection to fully register after installation via your new or existing EA account.
I'm not going to attack nor defend DRM (Digital Rights Management) in this review since the game does NOT make it a secret that an installation key, Internet connection and registration are needed for a successful and complete installation.
Suggestion: When you first run this after installing, DO NOT download/install any updates; first register your install, then relaunch it and download/install all updates after that.
We needed a Mac release and it installed fine and works fine on MacBook Pro w/ an SSD and 8GB RAM w/ OSX v10.7 (aka Lion).
Finally, this game can be played w/o an Internet connection. This is what my daughter asked to do in the car (no Internet connection) each afternoon while we drive home after summer daycamp (her reward for straight A's & A+'s last year :-). So we know it works.