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Entries from August 2009

New DS Spore title in the works

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Aussie-Nintendo has news about a future Spore title on DS, called Spore Creature Keeper. EA requests an ESRB rating and summerizes the game as follows:
Rating summary: This is a simulation game in which players can customize and care for creatures through several stages of life. Players must maintain the health of their creatures by feeding, […]

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Will Wright and Ed Wilson talk about life

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Will Wright and biologist E.O. Wilson talk about life, environment and the Encyclopedia of Life on the open mic of
Ed Wilson, photo by Wikipedia

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Tags: Biology · Maxoids

Spore Hero video

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Today it is Destructoid, of all gaming sites, features a new video of Spore Hero. Normally not too impressed with Spore they have hopes for this one.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Maxis lays off staff

August 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A bit of bad news this morning: game business site Gamasutra reports that Maxis is having to lay-off some of its staff. Although no details are known rumour has it that it concerns dozens rather than smaller amounts. Of course EA insists that Spore the franchise is still fully supported.
Update: Apparently Chris Hecker is among […]

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Greek wildlife pictures

August 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As promised some wildlife photo’s taken during our holiday in Greece. They are from the Geckos that hunted the walls of the cottage we rented on Kafelonia. Geckos are an interesting species, object of special studies. The first image shows they have eyes that suggest they have multiple fovea. And they seem to shine blue […]

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Tags: Biology

WePlayCiv-ers to playtest Soren Johnson’s new game

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Those of you following my blog will know that before Spore Civilization was the game I was heavily involved in through A little while ago a new Civ website was started by people who were involved in testing the latest installments, WePlayCiv.
Almost one moth ago they announced that members of the site can sign […]

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August 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m back on-line, pictures to follow soon!

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Gone for a bit

August 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In a few hours I’m taking the plane to Greece and be off-line for couple of weeks. Don’t forget to use the applet, when you want to see the new Spore creations. I’ll be back the 25th with more posts and hopefully a picture or two of the wildlife we’ve spotted.
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Will Wright at SIGGRAPH 2009

August 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Again Will Wright and his Stupid Fun Club are in the news, this time through a lecture for this years’ SIGGRAPH. An extended write-up about this talk “Playing With Perception” can be found here. And a shorter one here.
Will Wright lecturing @ SIGGRAPH, photo courtesy of Virtual Worlds News
Update: Judhudson found us a video made […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News · Video

Spore Processing application

August 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

I told you guys a while ago I was looking into the Spore API. I finally got it to work properly using Processing, a wonderful, free, programming tool made to visualize data. I will be off for a holiday in Greece in a few days and I want you to find new stuff here, even […]

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Tags: Fanstuff · Spore