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Entries from February 2008

Your creatures’ first legs

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Rauva has found more pictures, this time at a Polish fansite. This looks like that special time that your creature gets its first legs.

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Tags: Spore

Long German interview with Lucy Bradshaw

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

There’s a long interview with lots of information to be found on Eurogamer.de
Here are some of the new facts stated in it:
Eurogamer: Do you always start on the same planet?Lucy Bradshaw: No, you select one as you start. The geography, the flora and even the events are unique to each of them. What we are […]

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New video appeared on YouTube

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

As found by Sporif of Sporemania.Spoiler warning: It shows the complete first bit of the Cell stage. If you don’t want to be spoilered, don’t run it!

Update:You can now download a better version or watch one with English subtitles.

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Tags: Spore · Video

More images

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Some new images can be admired on 4players.de. Here’s one of them:

Too bad we can’t see how the yellow creatures move. (And whose egg is that on the left hand side of the picture anyway? )

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Maxis to become part of Blueprint

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Apparently EA is creating a new devision called Blueprint, headed by Neil Young, the former head of EA Los Angeles. This new devision will focus on creating games with smaller teams, exploring new areas. Maxis will be part of this new division, together with the team that is working on three new games by Steven […]

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Tags: News

Video interview with Will Wright on Gamespot UK

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

update:Oh and BTW, there’s another video of the informal GDC speech to be found here, this one includes the Q&A session afterwards.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Fortune video stills

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Today I’ve got some interesting stills of the CNN video I talked about here.
The first one shows one of the options in the blue creature editor option. It shows that it’s the mating call, and here’s the text: “Call to locate your mate and your nest but beware of alerting nearby predators”. (The stuff I […]

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There’s more..

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

… to the DS version of Spore than I first assumed. In this article in NintendoWorldReport they explain that even though you play the creature game, you can in fact explore other worlds too.

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Tags: News · Spore

Spore and its studio

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Rauva has found more Spore pictures for us to admire. A very nice set of them on 4gamer.net. One example:

And a sneak peek into the Maxis offices, including the wonderful posters of the first stage:

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Epic Frog

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

A team of researchers, led by Stony Brook University paleontologist David Krause, has discovered the remains in Madagascar of what may be the largest frog ever to exist. They dubbed it Devil Frog, or Beelzebufo. I personally think it turned Epic in someone’s Spore game…

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Tags: Biology