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Entries from February 2009

Galactic Adventures in the Summer

February 27th, 2009 · 9 Comments

There’s a new video out for the Galactic Adventures expansion. The stinger is in the last bit of it: “Beaming down this Summer”. I’m sure that’s a good thing though, rumors had it that March would have been way too soon.

You can also watch an HD version on G4.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Barreleye fish footage

February 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you are following this blog, you know that I like fascinating fish. A few days ago the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has published footage showing a Barreleye and the remarkable way it sees in the deep ocean. It has a transparent head! Read more details on the MBARI news page.

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Tags: Biology · Video

Kepler on the move

February 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Kepler is the name of a new space-telescope to be launched by NASA 5th of March. Its mission is to find Earth-like, rocky planets. Let’s wish it a good journey and many happy findings.

Read more about Kepler and the mission here.

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Tags: Astronomy

Proof of liqiud water on Mars?

February 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

A few days ago NASA published a series of photos showing what seems like droplets on one of the legs of Mars-lander Phoenix.

These were taken shortly after landing, and now the debate is on. Is it ice? If it is liquid water how come that it is liquid when the maximum temperature was -20 Celsius? […]

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Tags: Astronomy

New Galactic Adventure screenshots

February 20th, 2009 · 8 Comments

CapitalSpore found no less than eighteen new images of the new spore expansion.

To find the complete collection on their site click here.

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Tags: News · Spore

More NYCC 09 Galactic Adventure video fun

February 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Reader Lucas found us a new walk-through video! In this GameTrailers video its Caryl Shaw taking us though the motions. Thanks for the link, Lucas.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Spore nominated for Game Developers Choice Awards

February 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Spore is nominated in two categories of the Game Developers Choice Awards: “Best Technology” and “Innovation”. The winners will be announced during the Game Developers Conference, on March 25th to be precise. Read more about the nominees for the other categories (including the coveted “Game of the Year”) on Game Focus.

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Tags: News · Spore

Spore receiving Guinness Award

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Jud Hudson found video-evidence of Caryl Shaw of Maxis receiving an award by the Guinness Book of Records for Spore. Here’s a still of the scene as it took place at the NYCC 09. Check out Jud’s site for the video it was taken from.

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Tags: News · Spore

NY Comic Con underway

February 7th, 2009 · 5 Comments

As the New York Comic Con is underway, IGN met up with Caryl Shaw to talk about Spore: Galactic Adventures. Their article doesn’t contain much news though, if you have been following the news. You can read it here.

Update: There are some new videos, taken at the show. Thanks for the link, danidomen!

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Tags: News · Spore · Video