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Entries from December 2007

Spore to come “late 2008″?

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

This is what the TheStreet.com has to say about Spore:
Spore: Few of EA’s recent games have received as much buzz as this upcoming release. Created by Will Wright, the game designer behind EA’s blockbuster The Sims and SimCity titles, Spore is eagerly awaited by gamers.
A PC game, it is built on the idea that a […]

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Tags: News

Things to look forward to in 2008

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Will 2008 be the year of Spore? The start of next year looks promising:
JanSpore’s PR person, April Jones, announced the release of the release date somewhere during the second half of January.
FebFebruary is the month of two big conferences: D.I.C.E. and GDC. D.I.C.E. will see a speech by John Riccitiello, CEO Electronic Arts, on the […]

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Tags: Spore

Growing stuff with Seed

December 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Remember that little link to “Seed” I blogged about a week ago? People at the Gaming Steve forum have been growing interesting stuff and posting the DNA. Follow the link for the interesting stuff they found, here’s a preview, one made/found by Inkling:

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Tags: Biology · Other games

Spore in GameInformerOnline

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments

GameInformer has compiled a list of games to be expected in 2008. After a number of the inevitable FPS-es, Spore is mentioned, with a better quality picture of the Spore Giant we’ve seen earlier:

On top of that a quote from Lucy Bradshaw, Spore’s executive producer:
“I’m very excited about getting the Spore creature, vehicle and building […]

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Tags: Spore

Gossip

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments

When you surf the net looking for game sites, you’ll likely stumble upon the biggest games gossip on the net, the one that goes by the name Surfer Girl.
The jury is still out on how reliable a source this is, but she does have an interest in Spore and every now and the blog features […]

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Neighbors

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

High time for some Space related news, this time from two earth-based radio telescopes. They produced this image:

What your seeing is a bundle of high-energy particles emitted by a black hole, brushing another galaxy. You can only imagine what havoc this could bring to the unsuspecting neighboring galaxy! Here’s an illustration of what happens:
(Source : […]

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Tags: Astronomy

Light

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Having a tilted axis on our planet means we on the Northern hemisphere can look forward to longer days and colder nights. The Netherlands -where I live- is surrounded by relatively warm seas, and it never gets really cold, even in winter. Sometimes though, we can enjoy the beauty that a little frost can bring. […]

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Tags: Opinion

Indohyus

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments

A little known fact is that Whales descent from a Tapir-like creature. The bones of one of the early relatives were recently found by Hans Thewissen, who publishes this in Nature this week. The newly found creature is named “Indohyus” and probably looked a lot like the animal in the movie clip. That also shows […]

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Tags: Biology

Reindeer

December 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Today’s focus is on reindeer, or the Rangifer tarandus. This is a picture of Russian reindeer. Because of the beautiful back lighting you can see how the skin on the antlers is still young. Amazing how this grows and dies within one year.

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Tags: Biology

Trees and Seed

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Here are two web based, botany toys I enjoyed, I hope you’ll like them too.
The first is “theTrees”, where you can play around with a couple of settings and even manipulate the code (if you download the free graphics language “Processing”).
The second is called “Seed”. It focuses a bit less on the artistic value […]

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Tags: Art · Other games