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Entries from July 2009

Wired and the Stupid Fun Club

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Apparently Wired is trying hard to find out what exactly Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club is up to. On July 20th they ran a story titled: What to Expect from Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club. Yesterday they wrote Will Wright’s Robot-Powered Battle Plan for Stupid Fun, but to be honest, after reading both pieces I […]

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Tags: Other games · Robots

Spore Creature Animated using Maya

July 25th, 2009 · No Comments

More eyecandy from Ocean Quigley’s blog. He also writes a pretty neat instruction how to do it.

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Tags: Spore

Spore Hero Trailers

July 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The official trailers for Spore Hero (Wii) and Spore Hero Arena (DS) are out.
Source: Simprograms
Spore Hero for Wii
Spore Hero Arena for DS

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Tags: Spore · Video

Exporting Spore Creatures

July 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

According to Ocean Quigley, Spore’s number 5 patch contains an exciting new functionality. In his blog he tells us we can now export our creatures to the Collada format, that is a format that programs like Maya use. This will allow game makers and other artists to use Spore to create quick models, using Chaim […]

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Tags: Art · Maxoids · News · Spore

Jupiter has new Spots

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

An Australian astronomer has discovered a new black spot on Jupiter. A tiny bit smaller in diameter than Earth it is huge. Likely remainder of an impact, and it will probably dissolve in the next few days. It neatly demonstrates that Jupiter still is “hoovering” the skies for the rest of the solar system.
Picture of […]

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Tags: Astronomy

Men on the Moon

July 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Forty years ago, Neil Armstrong took his famous “small step for man, giant leap for mankind” and I am glad that it is celebrated the way it is, since I am still in awe of the achievement. In that by modern standards technically crude spaceship, fly to to moon, land and return safely; it is […]

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Tags: Astronomy

Spore ladder on Sporemania

July 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My gracious hosts have made a full automatic Spore ladder on their Sporemania forum. All you have to do to enter is create a free account with a name which is spelled exactly the same as your Spore name and play as you normally do!

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Tags: Fanstuff · News · Spore

New screenies of Wii Spore

July 9th, 2009 · No Comments

MaxisCactus has sends us news about the Wii and DS versions of Spore:
Hey everyone,
We know you’re curious about the new titles on the horizon for Spore. Now’s your chance to find out more about Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena, coming out Fall 2009. We’re also giving you an opportunity to get your […]

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Tags: Spore

“Stranded”

July 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I decided to publish the adventure I was working on. It involves some walking, and I’m sure it could be better if I worked on it longer, but I would very much like to know whether its playable. So see whether you like it.

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Tags: Me · Spore