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James Lovelock interview

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Remember that Maxis classic simEarth? This year is its 25th anniversary. Lovelock, the scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis was an advisor to the developers of that game, and is been interviewed by Slate. You can read the interview and more about the game and Lovelock if you follow this link.

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Tags: Biology · Maxoids · Other games · Robots

SimCity beta test is near

January 18th, 2013 · No Comments

As I posted last year, the new SimCity game, which will be launched in March, has a closed beta planned where anyone could subscribe to.
It is finally announced to start Jan 25th, and ends Jan 28th. You can still enter, subscription ends Jan 21th. People who get invited can play the game for 1 […]

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Tags: Other games · SimCity

Gaming with the Speed of Light

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

If you really want to get familiar with something you need to spend time with it. MIT has made a game that does just that with relativity effects that occur when you are moving close to the speed of light. Interesting concept that is worth watching.

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Tags: Other games · Science · Science Fiction

Soren Johnson busy at Zynga

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

In this long interview Spore and Civilization designer Soren Johnson explains why he has left EA. Apparently he is now working for Zynga (best known for Farmville) designing and coding a new game, which he calls “a big departure for Zynga” and expects Civ players among the first to try it.
Soren Johnson: I’m afraid that […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Other games

SimCity announcement Trailer

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Yep, the new game by Maxis is SimCity allright! Here is the trailer and some insiders talk about what the game will allow you to do.

Oh, and here is the link to the official website

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Tags: Maxoids · Other games · Video

New game from Maxis!

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments

EA will announce a new game from the Maxis studio next month. In a livestream no less. The “Game Changer” stream begins in the early hours of March 6 UK time.
The rumour mill thinks it is a new SimCity game. It is certainly a “Triple A simulation type game” as it was described in a […]

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Tags: News · Other games · Spore · Video


September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Great news by GameSetWatch: Glider is ported to smart phones. You don’t know what Glider is? Here is a video:

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Tags: Other games

On Foldit and Joynet Solutions

September 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Check out this story about one of the inspirations for the Joynet website that I am building on msnbc. It features Foldit, software that lets gamers try to solve chemistry problems using molecular folding techniques translated to a 3D puzzle. I am convinced this is a valuable way to use “crowd-sourcing” to do more than […]

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Tags: Biology · Me · Opinion · Other games · Science

EA trademarks Alpha Centauri

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

As an old fan, I am excited to learn that EA has trademarked Alpha Centauri this month. Eurogamer writes that the trademark is for both computer game software and for online computer games. The trademark was expired in 2009, EA didn’t bother to renew back then. So this hopefully this means a new instalment is […]

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Tags: Civilization · Fanstuff · Other games

From Dust review

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments

As the release date of From Dust for PC is getting closer (Aug 17th), the reviews start rolling in. The Guardian is a little troubled by the gameplay but still thinks:
This is brave, thoughtful and unusually intelligent game design that could, with the backing its publisher has suggested it will receive, evolve into something very […]

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Tags: Other games