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Entries from September 2010

First confirmed Exoplanet in the Habitable Zone

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It has been coming a while now, but today the first rocky planet located in the so-called Habitable Zone of its sun is announced by UCSC. The planet is located in the Gliese 581 system. It is actually the seventh confirmed planet in that system so its official name is now Gliese581g.
Being located in the […]

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Tags: Astronomy

DarkSpore gameplay footage

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

As seen on IGN:

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Tags: Spore · Video

New Civ lyrics for Baba Yetu

September 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today Soren Johnson twittered about a Civilization youtube video that might amuse you guys too. Baba Yetu with new lyrics, created by brentalfloss:

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Tags: Civilization · Video

Mandelbox fly-through animation

September 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Remember Mandelbulb, the 3d Mandelbrot? Here’s an example of the interesting animations those can lead to.This one is called Mandelbox made by Krzysztof Marczak and it is constructed using using Mandelbulber 0.80, which can be found on

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Tags: MandelBulb · Video

Civ5 Manual Downloadable Now

September 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Next week Civ5 is in the stores and downloadable. 2K, the publisher, has made the a pdf of the Civilopedia available for us to look at now.
Just follow this link to choose to download the pdf in one of five available languages. The English version boasts 233 pages so it may take a while to […]

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Tags: Civilization

Don’t forget to watch

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Just a reminder that you can watch the Civilization 5 live play session in two hours.

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Tags: Spore

Civ5 play sessions

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Gamespot has put a high quality demo video of the Civilization V playthrough online for us to watch.
And, even better, 2K will stream a live 2 hour session coming Monday, September 13th, 1 PM PDT, which is 10 pm for Europeans (GMT+1). Just follow this link. Don’t worry is you can’t make it. The […]

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Tags: Civilization

Gamasutra feature about DarkSpore

September 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Today game makers professional site Gamasutra published a three-page feature interview with Maxis’ Mike Perry about how DarkSpore is a natural extension of Spore. The title says it all: “Not A Departure: The Genesis of DarkSpore“. However Mike Perry says:
Well, Darkspore is its own game. No question about it. It’s not Spore. It’s not an […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

Video interview with From Dust’s Guillaume Brunier

September 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Some time ago I stumbled upon this techdemo of the new game “Form Dust” and it looks marvellous. Yesterday Inside Gaming Plus published a video interview with Guillaume Brunier from Ubisoft. He confirms that the game is planned to come out in March 2011. That’s sooner than I expected.

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Tags: Other games · Video

Darkspore co-op video

September 1st, 2010 · No Comments

G4 published a video interview today in which Darkspore’s gameplay engineer Michael Arsers explains why the game really shines in co-op.

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Tags: Spore · Video