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Entries from March 2008

No microtransactions after all

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Maxis has informed us that there will be no micro-transactions in the game. Their official reaction can be found on the news section of the official site.
This is the text:
On March 31st, 2008 some incorrect details were published about Spore on Gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=18029). We’ve asked them to make a correction but also wanted to […]

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Tags: News

Gamasutra discusses Spore

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Apparently
writer and developer Ian Bogost got a chance to try Spore’s Creature Editor in-depth, and view members of the public using it, at the ICE Conference in Canada - and he has some intriguing conclusions on Will Wright’s game and the question of its universality.

His main observation being:
like it or not, Spore will […]

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Tags: News

One step closer

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Remember how Cassini took a shower? It tasted the plumes and the result is surprising and exciting. The Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer saw a much higher density of volatile gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as organic materials, some 20 times denser than expected.
The other good news is seen […]

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Tags: Astronomy

MarketWatch talks Spore

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The financial analysts are following this years’ continuation of the “video game wars”. Marketwatch.com is looking at likely blockbuster video games spread across the 2008 calendar, and Spore is one of them.
Read on to hear Lucy Bradshaw calling the September release Spore’s “first version”.

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Tags: News

If you live in San Francisco…

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

… you’re in luck. That is usually the case already, but on April 12th even more so. Excerpt from the second Spore newsletter:

Please EA, allow some picture-taking this time, for most of us Spore-fans don’t live there or anywhere near.

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Tags: News

Jetpack Brontosaurus

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Destructoid featured a story today that set off all my “I’d-like-to-create-something-like-that-in-Spore” alarm bells.
How’s this for a UFO?

First motion video:

Jetpack Brontosaurus Visual Technology from Matthew Wegner on Vimeo

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Tags: Other games

News from Maxis

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Hello Spore Fans,
Soon we’ll be sending out some Spring news to the growing Spore community. However, we still want to give our fansites the first look.
We’ve received a number of questions from you all about Spore and we want to address as many of these as we […]

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Tags: News

Fansite Kit on Gamershell.com

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

The incredible Rauva has again unearthed a rich source of Spore images, a Spore fansite kit available for download on Gamershell!

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Tags: Fanstuff

Will Wright talks at Yuri’s Night

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve become a fan of Mr. Wright talks, and it seems he is going to deliver another one on April 12th at the NASA Ames Research Center during an event called Yuri’s Night.

Thank you, Rob of Gaming Steve, for finding this.

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Tags: News

Cool Spore animation

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Our friends over at Sporemania have been busy making an up-to-date animation of the first few stages of Spore. I’m not that fond of the sound, but the animation is well worth checking out.

Spore - The Unileg EvolutionUploaded by Minifilms_Productions
Created by Simon Lapillonne et William Burke.

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Tags: Fanstuff · Video