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Entries from August 2008

Live Spore-play Stream

August 31st, 2008 · 18 Comments

For those who missed it in the comments, there was a live Spore session being streamed. Stay away if you don’t want to be spoilered! Watch if you’re interested in gut-reactions to the game. This player gives it a 10/10.
The video is small enough not to see much of the details. As I […]

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Juicy rumor

August 30th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Here’s a rumor that is of special interest for all of you Aussies out there. Some stores in Australia are already selling Spore! The rumor says you can play, but not connect to the Sporepedia. That will only open on the 4th.
As with all rumors, I have not a clue how true it all is, […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Interview with Gal Roth, Animator of Spore

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

More Maxiods have been running around the globe promoting Spore. Gal Roth, one of the Lead Animators of Spore, was in Israel on August 4th. You can read an interview with him on Nometet.com.
A quote:
As a lead animator in the industry, do you want to progress in the video games industry or make the […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

New Creature Stage video

August 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Gamespot is putting up new videos by the truckload. Here’s a funny Creature Stage one:

Or watch it in high definition.

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More info from Jenna

August 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments

If you have read the write-up about my visit to the Spore event last Tuesday, you know that there were some questions left unanswered, like the number of planets in the game. Jenna was kind enough to come back to me with some extra information.
To quote from her mail:
There are approximately 45,000 stars. The number […]

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Wiil Wright Monday in Paris

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Before going to London, Will Wright will be presenting Spore in Paris. The French newspaper Le Monde will ask questions and solicits its readers to put in theirs, in English! So if you have questions for the man himself be sure to send them this weekend to Le Monde.
Source: Sporemania
A timeline example, to inspire some […]

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Tags: News · Spore

PAX underway

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

With PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo underway, we will see even more media attention for Spore. The Seattlest writes:
Spore feels like it’s been in development since the dawn of time, and it looks like the time paid off. On one screen we saw someone creating a creature, while on another, someone was traveling the universe […]

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SIMphoni Community Day demo video

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

SIMpohni have put up the video Rex made of the demo that Caryl Shaw gave on the Community Day. You can watch it here.

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Jenna Chalmers in Warshaw

August 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

After the demo in Brussels, Jenna Chalmers, designer of the Space stage, went on to demo Spore in Warshaw. Rob of Gaming Steve found footage of that demo on YouTube.

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Tribal and Civ stage demo

August 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Hiki found us an interesting video of a Brazilian Spore demo. It is almost 10 minutes long, I played most of the video with sound off.

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Tags: Spore · Video