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Entries from October 2008

On Spore’s AI

October 31st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Yesterday Eric Grundstrom of EA/Maxis talked about the AI that is used in Spore at this years’ AIIDE. Many thanks to Cepalui of the French fansite Sporemania, who found a detailed report about that session for me to share with you. It answers many questions, including why Spore couldn’t easily be made into an MMO. […]

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Tags: News · Spore

US Elections and Spore

October 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Our very own Community Manager MaxisCactus created a US Election Sporecast of UFO’s. You can vote for one of her great caricatures by logging in to and visit this link. This is a unique chance to cast your vote when you’re not a US citizen…

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Tags: News · Spore

Will Wright Video Interview

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment has a brand-new video interview they with Will Wright. It is conducted in English although the interviewer is sometimes a bit hard to follow. You still need to view it; a lot of questions about what was added or left out are asked and answered. Also their strategy in add-ons is explained. In short, […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore · Video

Can you preview a Parts Pack?

October 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Apparently IGN can, click here to read it. If you’re interested in getting the pack, you might want to forgo clicking that link, the article describes some of the new animations. They sound cool, but might be even better as surprises. If you want to see the images they made playing around, click this direct […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Multiple screennames per account

October 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Yes! As was announced a while ago, EA/Maxis will implement a change that will allow multiple screennames per account, allowing family members to upload their creations on their own name, even if they are sharing their Spore copy.
Scheduled Downtime for on Tuesday October 28th, 10 AM PT
The site will be down for two hours […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Creator Spotlight: yasashii_yume

October 26th, 2008 · No Comments

I like to introduce a new feature to this blog, the Creator Spotlight. Over the week I have been accumulating interesting Spore content by “buddying” talented Spore creators. A lot of them are more or less widely known, like Aaarrrgg and AhavoRaboTaco, but today I want to highlight the work of Yasashii_yume. This creator has […]

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Tags: Creator Spotlight

Baba Yetu

October 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

All you fellow Civ fans out there, already know what this blog item is about. For all the others, not familiar with it, Baba Yetu is the title song of the original Civ IV game and matches the game so well and at the same time really stands out, that it started a life […]

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Tags: Fanstuff · Other games

Inner Feelings revealed

October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The guys behind the video series “Inner Feelings from Outer Space” have revealed themselves. They are staff at the Wieden+Kennedy Studio, they blog about their involvement in the publicity campaign for Spore here and here.

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Tags: Spore

First sceduled downtime

October 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Just so you know, the Spore servers will be down today:
The servers will be down for maintenance on Wednesday , October 22nd, at 10AM Pacific Time (5PM GMT). They will be down for approximately three hours. Players will be unable to log into their games and the website will be inaccessible during this time. […]

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Tags: News · Spore

A bit of Fun

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

As found on Kotaku, something about Spore and a joystick panel…?

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Tags: Fanstuff · Spore · Video