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Entries from November 2008

Quick overview

November 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This blog has been a bit quiet over the last week, as I am in the middle of switching jobs. This is a big deal for me since so far I average one job in ten years.
Anyway, I wanted to update you on a couple of Spore related happenings over this week:
For you […]

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Tags: Spore

Design of Space

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Anyone who is interested in why the universe is structured the way it is, should watch the embedded video. It shows a couple of very impressive animations of the fabric of space itself, narrated by astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize winner George Smoot.

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Tags: Astronomy

The new Spore Creature limbs…

November 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

… I love ‘em!
SeaWeed
Crab Warrior

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Tags: Fanstuff · Spore

EA Blueprint RIP

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Since I have not yet have had any time to play Spore and its new additions to the creature creator, this post is not about the new patch or the expansion pack; that will have to wait till later.
This post is about a new part of EA that was rumored to exist, EA blueprint and […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News

Spike TV to honor Will wright

November 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Spike TV will announce the Video Game Awards 2008 LIVE on Spike TV Sunday, December 14 at 9:00pm, ET/PT (tape delay west coast) from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA.
The celebration will also honor legendary game designer Will Wright with the Gamer God award for his groundbreaking achievements in the world of gaming. […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News

Visible light photograph of an other Solar system

November 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A big day today for Astronomy, a direct picture of an other solar system is made,
using visible light and infrared radiation.

This is a solar system which has three planet surrounding it. This is exciting at many levels. Just seeing exoplanet in a more direct manner, but also because this allows study of the composition […]

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Tags: Astronomy

Spore Creepy and Cute trailer

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Hiki found us a new trailer! It is looking good.

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Tags: Spore · Video

New Spore patch includes new Creature Limbs!

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Great news from Maxis today: a new patch for Spore in underway and this one will also contain 12 new arms and 12 new legs! The limbs show distinct bony structures, that should give rise to new range of creations.
Here is an impression of the limbs on creatures made using the Creepy & […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Do something else in Spore

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Some of you might know that you can play with unfinished and/or obsolete editors in Spore by adding a parameter to the “target” line in the desktop item. Either use -state:CellEditor or -state:FloraEditor. I have looked at the FloraEditor, obviously , but I found it unusable. The CellEditor is a bit more interesting though. […]

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Tags: Spore · Video

Gamasutra analyses the Integrated Creature Editor

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s another look at Spore and how the gameplay and editors work together; Gamasutra writer Gregory Weir makes an analysis. It’s an interesting take, click the link to read it.

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