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Entries from April 2008

More pictures from Yuri’s Night

April 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Thanks to Google’s new feature to search through blog content easily too, I found some more pictures that were taken on Yuri’s Night.

The lucky fellow who took these can be found in this blog. I’m sure he doesn’t mind us looking over his shoulder.
Here’s his observation:
I got to try out the Creature Creator at Yuri’s […]

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Tags: Spore

Discount when you’ve bought the full editor?

April 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Ever since the official announcement of the Creature Creator and the two available versions of it, there has been speculation whether you’ll get a discount on Spore proper when you’ve bought the full version.
According to Greg Kusa this will be the case in France, the French translation of the announcement reads:
Une version complète de […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Biomimetics

April 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Back in August I mentioned how scientists try to unravel the secrets of the natural world and try to glean tricks that plants and animals use, to ultimately reuse them in engineering. The name for this is Biomimetics. National Geographic runs a feature on it this month. The feature includes the usual beautiful pictures, and […]

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Tags: Biology

Hubble came of age

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Two days ago Hubble celebrated its 18th birthday. To celebrate this fact a special set of pictures was released to the public. The set consists of a large number of images of galaxies colliding. (We have seen one earlier.) Watch the video to see the pictures explained.
Warning: It may take a while to load, […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

New studio video

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Along with the fan creatures, two new videos were added to the Spore site.

And, it’s official, the European price of the complete version of the Creature Creator will be €9,99.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Fan creatures recreated!

April 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The official Spore site now features images creatures created in the Creature Creator after original fan designs! Check it out. Here are a few examples:
The Naucean by Hydro:

The Flaaarg by Wydraz:

The Mentripod by Petreak:

Thanks rauva for the heads up!

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Tags: Spore

Ten or eleven dimensions?

April 24th, 2008 · 9 Comments

One of the things Spore aims to do, is entice us to observe the things around us in a wider perspective, in terms of time and space. How wide can this perspective ultimately become? One of the things we have to know to answer that question, is how many dimensions are there? Here are two […]

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Tags: Astronomy

EA Store

April 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Gaming Steve member leanbarton found this in the EA Store:

Here is the link. Searching “Spore” will not result in any hits (yet)…

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Tags: News · Spore

Inner Feelings of a Predator

April 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

In this mini-drought we can find a bit of solace in a new clip from Inner Feelings of Outer Space. What do you think, is it asymmetrical?

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Tags: Video

Spring is in the air

April 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

As some of you might know, I’ve been having some problems with the blogging software that was used to setup the Hot and Cold blogs. Since I am limited to what I can change here, I’ve decided to move this blog to my own site.
I’ve been working hard over the weekend to make the new […]

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Tags: Fanstuff