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Entries from January 2008

Monster Lab

January 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Should the analyst be right, we can hope to have Monster Lab come out during the summer, to start creating our own monsters.

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Tags: Other games

What do financial analysts know, that we don’t?

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

According to Gamasutra this:
Ahead of the publisher’s January 31st Q3 results, Janco analyst Mike Hickey has said recent Electronic Arts share underperformance could be coming from the specter of potential product delays, predicting the highly anticipated Spore could be moved from March/April into the second half of 2008.

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Tags: News

Will Wright talked at NASA workshop

January 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The past weekend NASA held a workshop about “Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments”. One of the speakers was Will Wright. He talked on Saturday about “Exploring a Toy Galaxy”. Sounds like Spore to me! The presentations will be published later, stay tuned.

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Tags: News

USA today has new Spore picture

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Since we’ve seen so few new pictures of Spore the second half of last year, it is easy to tell if a site uses one of the old screen to illustrate their Spore blarb or a new one. USA today looks at promising games for 2008, and has a new screen shot to go along […]

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Tags: Spore

Very artful little time waster

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

It has got nothing to do with Spore, it is just a lovely little black-and-white flash game. I’m not going to spoil your fun trying this stellar beauty, just try it!

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Tags: Art · Other games

Machine-Animals in Nantes, France

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Coolness!

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Tags: Art

Tiffany Spencer talks on Bonus Round

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Tiffany Spencer used to do PR for Spore and she has a few comments on that period on the Bonus Round issue on Gaming Journalism. About two thirds into the discussion she’s saying how hard it is to keep your mouth shut when people run with an exciting game idea like Spore is based on. […]

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Tags: News

Creating DNA

January 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The big news this weekend is that scientists at JCVI have been able to re-create the complete DNA of a bacteria in the lab. The scientists mimicked a chemical process, called homologous recombination, that cells use to repair damaged chromosomes. Being able to create synthetic genome is a big step in better understanding life (as-we-know-it […]

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Tags: Biology

Drawing on Mars

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

During the HiRISE experiment some wonderful pictures are made of the tracks of dust-devils on Mars. The area has dark rock covered by much lighter dust, an ideal scribble pad for the Martian wind to draw on.

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Tags: Astronomy

Previews in the Making

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Another game site is now announcing to have Spore previews in store for us: Inside Mac Games:
As we already reported last wednesday, EA officially announced that Will Wright’s strange and wonderful new game Spore will be coming to the Mac later this year, thanks to TransGaming’s Cider technology. The game is still under development; keep […]

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Tags: News