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Entries from October 2007

Galaxies join

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

“Arp 87″ is the name of a space object that consists of two spiral galaxies joining, a very detailed Hubble picture was released yesterday:

Click here for more info and some neat flash animations.

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Tags: Astronomy

Tiny creatures

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I blogged about the giants in Spore a while ago. Here are real creatures on the opposite end of the size scale:

They are part of a photo collection on flickr by Specklet.]]>

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Tags: Biology


October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

We know comets in Spore will help bring water to a dry planet, but in fact not much is known is about real comets. Recently an obscure comet, called “17P Holmes”, flared up suddenly. No one knows what exactly happened or why. Read more about it here.
Spore comet in the 2006 1UP interview:

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Tags: Astronomy

Encyclopedia of Life

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

A few days ago I showed you fake animals as possible inspiration for Spore creatures, but the ultimate inspiration lies of course in our beautiful planet itself and the life on it. You might know about the wonderful initiative of the Encyclopedia of Life, but if you don’t, be sure to check out the link. […]

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Tags: Biology · Video

BAFTA award interviews

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Here’s footage from Gamespot, with Will Wright at 5:28 min.

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Tags: Spore · Video


October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

One thing that really makes me looking forward to playing Spore is the virtual limitlessness of the Spore galaxy. Always a something new to find around the next corner. Not only new, but also wonderfully lit. Even in the short videos that we’ve seen the lighting of the planets is beautiful.
Look at this early […]

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Tags: Robots · Spore


October 25th, 2007 · No Comments

One of the things in Spore we haven’t seen much of yet, is the food web. We’ve heard that it is “simple” but that still can mean different things. We’ve seen a bit of how it’s done in the TED video.
The following stills for that video show how there seem to be layers, possibly to […]

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Tags: Spore

Will Wright in London

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

As most of you know, Will Wright is holding the annual BAFTA lecture as I write this. Hopefully his speech will show up on the web soon. Here’s a link to an earlier BBC interview where he explains the content sharing in Spore and other things that fascinate him.
edit: Download the interview held yesterday here, […]

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Tags: Spore

California on Fire

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

I was browsing through satellite photo’s, when I found this:

I knew there’s a drought in California (and I’m not talking about Spore news this time ) but this looks serious. Lets hope rain comes soon.

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Tags: Opinion

Some Spore inspiration

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

And some more.

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Tags: Art · Spore