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Entries from January 2010

Rings of Earth

January 24th, 2010 · No Comments

A guy named Roy Prol made this interesting video of what Earth would look like if it had rings like Saturn. Cool idea and a pretty neat execution too.

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Tags: Art · Astronomy

Will Wright is 50 tomorrow!

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

The spiritual father of Spore, Willl Wright, is celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow. Please join me in wishing him a marvelous day and many more years to implement wacky ideas.

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

HIFI resumes quest for water

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Remember the HIFI instrument that was broken in the Herschel space camera? They succesfully switched over to the spare instrument according to this news. The infrared spectrometer will chart the amount of carbon and water in these gas clouds, which is expected to shed new light on the birth and early development of stars and […]

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Tags: Spore

Spore Galactic Adventures competition

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Tomorrow submission opens for a competition to use games to create an educational adventure in either Spore Galactic Adventures or LittleBigPlanet. The challenge is called Game Changers and is a HASTAC initiative. Real money is involved: the prices range $5.000 - $50.000; judging will be done by a panel drawn from the LittleBigPlanet and Spore […]

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Tags: Spore

Spore MMO?

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments

According to ComputerandVideoGames EA is working on a ‘major’ MMO, by word of EA boss John Riccitiello. They aim for a release in 2011. CVG names Spore as one of the possible candidates. It has been awfully quiet around Maxis lately, I think they will be very careful not to make the same mistakes and […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Colourful Monsters

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Archnofobiacs beware, this might not be a post for you!
For all others, feast yous eyes on some very beautiful close-up photos. Thomas Shanan has a Flickr page full of very colourful portraits of the jumping spiders found in Oklahoma.

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Tags: Art · Biology

More about Civ Network

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Remember the announcement of Civ Network last year? Well, the gamesite Gamers with Jobs recently interviewed Sid Meier about it. Amongst other items they discuss the future of social network gaming and in particular Civ Network (which Firaxis has already announced for FaceBook this year).
It sounds really promising, I must say. They aim to make […]

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New Spore parts as DLC … if you’re an US-ian

January 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If you’re a DrPepper drinker and located in the States you can get new downloadable content for Spore (PC version). Read the rules here.
The part set includes 14 new mech styled parts to be added in the creature editor.

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Best Wishes!

January 1st, 2010 · No Comments

All the best wishes for this brandnew year -2010- to you all! I have the feeling it is going to be a good one.
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