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Exoplanet at our doorstep!

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Our next door neighbour in astronomical sense is Alpha Centauri. It has featured in many a science fiction story but up until now it wasn’t known whether it had any planets circling it.
The big news is that it has at least one! And it is about the same size of Earth too! The planet is […]

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Tags: Astronomy · News

SimCity E3 gameplay trailer

June 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Maxis has released the firts gameplay trailer on E3 yesterday, here it is.

More news is that in a few weeks a facebook version will be available to play SimCity Social, under the slogan: “more city, less ville”. Hmm, I’m not so sure the world needs it. What do you guys think? Watch Lucy Bradshaw […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News · SimCity · Video

SimCity in a GlassBox?

March 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Three guys of the Maxis studio will be talking at the 2012 GDC about the simulation engine that is built for the new game they will announce coming week. The talk by Ocean Quigly, Andrew Wilmott and Dan Moskowitz is described as follows:
Join EA and one of their world class development studios as they give […]

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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

Darkspore Beta sign-up

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

As you can notice by the increasing Darkspore news, its release is getting nearer! Starting today you can sign-up to be part of the beta-test via Thanks go to my hosts at for the news.

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Tags: News · Spore

More about Darkspore

July 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Gamespot features an article (with new video) on their interview with a couple Darkspore delevopers. The said developers say on Facebook: The team did such a great job introducing the world to our baby game at Comicon and Gamespot got a surprisingly accurate article out within an hour!

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Tags: News · Spore · Video

Darkspore link

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Darkspore has its own site: It comes complete with a play teaser, check it out!

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Darkspore revealed

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Today EA released the first info about Darkspore, a few days earlier than expected.

Gamasutra says:
The game is a notable departure for Maxis, which made its name under the EA umbrella with systems-based simulation games like SimCity and The Sims. Darkspore is due in February 2011 for PC. It is the first major new title […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Maxis to reveal new Spore game soon

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gamasutra reports that Spore’s development group Maxis will announce a new Spore game soon. It is to be a Sci-fi action RPG, “based on Spore’s DNA”. More details will be announced during Comic Con, on July 24th. I’ll try to keep you posted, but I am on holiday at the moment, so my internet access […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Biology · News · Spore

Spore Islands Closes

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Spore’s little brother on Facebook will be shut down the coming month. The announcement below doesn’t give any reason, but most probably it failed to be the money generator a la FarmVille the publisher hoped it would be.

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Tags: News · Spore