Yeah. You're about ten years behind the true scene, and the commercialization of it. Taking your rather base comments one at a time... You're talking of torrents, and no. Spore will definitely not need torrents. Your creatures and cultures will all be Object Oriented, so only very tiny files will have to be transferred. Most likely only maps for where the body parts are and some things about the brain. I saw that guys site as well, too bad he was snatched up by another company. Blasted commercialism. The demoscenes. Yeah. Those are really cool. I have to say my favorite is Sonnet, but making those 64K movies take an incredibly long time. It's all math based, and Spore will most likely be more traditional than all of that. Equations are awful to figure out. Really, torrents are slower than downloading files off of servers unless there are about five people with a T3 connection. And that's rare. For your normal torrent file, you'll see probably 30k a second on any normal cable modem. Dial up people won't see a difference from a server download at all.