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Entries from July 2010

Early Kepler results

July 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

There is good news coming from the Kepler telescope: early results show that small planets -comparable in size to Earth- are very common in the universe. In his TED talk Dimitar Sasselov talkes about the relevance of this finding.

The findings still need to be confirmed, as is stated in an article in Discover Magazine, but […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Video

More about Darkspore

July 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Gamespot features an article (with new video) on their interview with a couple Darkspore delevopers. The said developers say on Facebook: The team did such a great job introducing the world to our baby game at Comicon and Gamespot got a surprisingly accurate article out within an hour!

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Tags: News · Spore · Video

Darkspore videos

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

If you love videos, check out the HD version of the official trailer and a video of the announcement by Lucy Bradshaw and Mike Perry, which includes some gameplay scenes.

BTW, I’ll be back from holidays on Saturday, to hopefully get you much more of the news that floats around the ‘net.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Darkspore link

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Darkspore has its own site: http://www.darkspore.com/. It comes complete with a play teaser, check it out!

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Tags: News · Spore

Darkspore revealed

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Today EA released the first info about Darkspore, a few days earlier than expected.

Gamasutra says:
The game is a notable departure for Maxis, which made its name under the EA umbrella with systems-based simulation games like SimCity and The Sims. Darkspore is due in February 2011 for PC. It is the first major new title […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Maxis to reveal new Spore game soon

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gamasutra reports that Spore’s development group Maxis will announce a new Spore game soon. It is to be a Sci-fi action RPG, “based on Spore’s DNA”. More details will be announced during Comic Con, on July 24th. I’ll try to keep you posted, but I am on holiday at the moment, so my internet access […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Biology · News · Spore

Ancient Killer Sperm Whale

July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Remains of a previously unknown type of Sperm Whale is found in Peru. The current day Sperm Whales hunt squid and eat them but sucking them up, They have teeth, but very small ones. These ancient whales had teeth almost 34 cm tall and very strong jaw muscles. According to the scientists this indicates that […]

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Tags: Biology