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Entries from June 2008

Spore Creature Creator tops US PC game sales

June 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Gamesindustry.biz published the following PC game top sales list for the week ending June 21st today:
* 1 Spore Creature Creator (EA)
* 2 The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (EA)
* 3 Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Eidos)
* 4 World Of Warcraft: […]

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Spore Creature inspiration

June 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’re looking for some Spore Creature inspiration in earth animals, here’s a collection of beautiful pictures.

If you rather make birds, here’s a beautiful Flickr collection by Hennie van Heerden.

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Tags: Biology

Spore Expansion Pack?

June 29th, 2008 · 84 Comments

The official EA UK Spore forum claims that EA financial plans show an Expansion Pack for Spore is in the works, and will be released this fiscal year. That means it will be released before April 1st 2009. Mind you, this news is from Feb 16th, so already over four months old. These plans span […]

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Spore at E3 2008

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Remember when Spore lived trough its “last E3″ back in 2006? Well, its coming to this years’ E3 too. Here’s the list of the games EA has on the show, which will run July 15th - 17th. Just in time before I leave for Crete.
I have a feeling we might see the last […]

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Spore Spoiler info on the Loose

June 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

For a few days now the Spore community is buzzing. Someone found a file with text messages for the full game in the data of the Spore Creature Creator. For myself I find this one step too far and by far too spoilerish and have so-far steered clear of the details. After thinking about it […]

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xSpore Creature Contests

June 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Spore fan-site xSpore has built a very clever Spore Creature contest set-up on their site. Members can not only enter their creatures, but also start a new contest, and decide on a certain theme for it. Members are also the jury, by voting after the close date of the contest. I entered WaspUp in […]

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Tags: Fanstuff · Spore

Slowly updating the Gallery

June 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Currently I am slowly updating the Gallery. Now the thumbnails of all my creatures can be found on one page. You can always get there when you click on Gallery in the top menu and choose “Land creatures”.

When you click on the last of my creatures, Croc, you’ll enter the detail page, with a direct […]

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New video interview with Wiil Wright

June 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

1UP interviews Will Wright about Spore, the game. The interviewer played the game and really likes the time-line, which I am excited about also, WW explains its role in the game.

As found by the incredible Rauva.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Chaim Gingolds’ NLGD speech

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Gamasutra has published their report of Chaim Gingold’s NLGD keynote speech. It’s an interesting read, I recommend it. To my relief there is not too much overlap with my report, which is still pending. I hope to publish that one next Tuesday, July 1st.
Chaim Gingold during his speech, which took place in a church, […]

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Spore Special on National Geographic

June 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Buried in the news about the Galatic Edition of Spore lies the news that Spore gets its own National Geographic TV special. It will air on September 9th, 10pm ET/PT. The same footage will also be included in the special edition.
Source: GAME ROVER

On other news, Wydraz reports that you can get a free Prima guide […]

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