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Spore

11 years ago

Spore: Five Activations?

I hadn't tried activating Spore more than three times, but reader roBurky did. It happened like this: roBurky: EA apparently changed the Spore DRM from 3 to 5 initial activations without telling anyone. Jim: did you discover this yourself? roBurky: Yeh. I installed on three computers, then contacted support to get more ready for when I'd need them roBurky: Was told I still had two…

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“Resisting EA’s War on Creationism”

Blogchums Videogaming247 have spotted that a Creationist blogger has started his own campaign against the evil of Will Wright's game. No DRM quibbles here though, it's all about the religious implications: You would think that as a member of the Episcopal Church, a smart man like Will Wright would not be capable of creating Spore. However, we must be reminded that the Episcopal Church is…

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Spore War

People really don't like DRM. And a small but very passionate/ferocious group of people really, really, really don't like DRM. They've struck back by shaping Amazon's user reviews of Spore en masse, bringing its average rating down to just one star. While I'm aware it's a major issue for a lot of gamers, I think it's a hateful thing to do on this kind of…

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Spore: Things To Know…

We'll be doing a verdict next week, but for now, here's the three things you should know about Spore. 1) Spore is a four hour character creator for a polished version of Space Rangers 2. It's neat. 2) Ignore anyone's opinion who's played it less than - oooh - eight hours. There's certainly good reasons to dislike or even dismiss Spore, but it takes that…

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Spore: The First Reviews (UPDATED)

Apparently the official online embargo starts lifting tomorrow, but a bunch of print scores have already found their way into the realms of webby-land. Most notably, CVG have just posted a slightly bizarre summary of Tom Francis' print review in PC Gamer UK, which is possibly a cheeky attempt to get a march on tomorrow's online reviews. The lad scored Will Wright's new'un a whopping…

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Wright On Sporn: “Some of it’s really good”

The Associated Press has managed to squeeze a comment on Spornography out of Will Wright: "When you give players creative control, you have to expect they're going to do the unexpected. Some of it's really good for what they were shooting for. It's amazingly explicit, especially when those creations are animated. We just have to make sure those people aren't messing up the experience for…

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Spore: It’s Made Of People

[Brandon Boyer, the author of this piece, is one of Rock, Paper, Shotgun's international agents. In 2006 he visited Spore developers Maxis at their studio on behalf of Edge magazine. The following article is an updated version of the feature that was published in that magazine last year. In it Mr Boyer talks to Wright and his team, and gets the heart of how this…

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12 years ago

Talk to Spore’s Executive Producer Today

A quick pimp for RPS chums Eurogamer, who will very shortly be hosting a live interwebby reader chat with Lucy Bradshaw, one of the main brains behind the soon-oh-so-soon Spore. Bradshaw is "every bit as responsible for that game as [Will Wright]", according to EA topdog John Riccitiello. Which is pretty awesome, but not something we'd necessarily post about as it doesn't involve we four…

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Yahooooooooo: Spore Is Gold

True, we've known about the September 7th (5th in Europe) release date for a while now, but it was hard to ever quite believe in it after all those painful years of delays to Maxis' evolveathon. But Spore has indeed gone gold at last, and the release is mere weeks away - making it perhaps the vanguard for what's set to be an absolutely epic…

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RPS-ish At-ish E3: Day 1, Part 2 – EA

Dear RPS Readers, Thanks for the interested comments in response to my first post! They have warmed my heart and girded my loins for the rest of the week. Straight after filing my first report I had to dash (well, walk leisurely) across downtown Los Angeles to get to the EA press conference, held at the Orpheum Theatre – a truly gorgeous restored vaudeville theatre…

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“They Still Act Like Staplers”

The second part of Will Wright's interview with Gametrailers is up, and indeed for you to watch below. This time he talks about what's next for games, how he enjoyed Grand Theft Auto 4, and Raid On Bungeling Bay (which bizarrely both GT and Wright name incorrectly). Toward the end GT's questions descend into silliness, but Wright's answers remain erudite and intelligent. Which is fun.…

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“Everybody Can Be Creative”

There's a new video of Will Wright explaining Spore in a bit more depth on GT today. It's below, so click away to have a look. Make sure to keep an eye on the screen behind Wright, which shows quite a lot of footage of the spaceship creator. It is one of eight creating tools in the game, along with the Creature Creator.

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RPS Verdict: Spore Creature Creator

Jim: Okay, a quick verdict. “The Spore Creature Creator is quite good.” Anyone have anything else to add? Kieron: I concur. John: You can make knobs. Jim: Actually it's a shame that our penis coverage, so to speak, has eclipsed the other clever creations. Kieron: Yeah - I actually feel a little guilt on this. There's a selection of genuinely awesome stuff out there -…

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Will Wright: Cultural Personality In Spore

The guys over at 1up were lucky enough to get some time to sit down and talk to Will Wright at the EA3 event, and they've posted the video over at Game Videos. We, being repurposing blogger-types, have posted it after the jump. There's not a whole lot of new Spore information, but it's nonetheless satisfying to hear Wright wax about his game, and admit…

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Sporn Wars: Ban This Sticky Filth!

Now that we've all finished scrubbing our dirty, dirty bodies clean after looking at all those obscene Spore creatures, there's one question on our lascivious lips. What's EA/Maxis going to do about all these phalluses and buggerers and gaping anuses? Spore is, after all, a family game. It surely wouldn't do for little Johnny Evolution to discover a vagina-beast has wandered into his game.

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NSFW: A Beginners Guide To Sporn

You give humanity a creative tool, the first thing a human will do is - well - make a tool with it. Since the Spore demo's release, it's become a bukkake wave sweeping the web: comedy pornographic images via Spore. Spornography - aka "Sporn". Has it reached a climax yet? We don't know, but we think it's as good a time as any to stop…

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The Staring Eyes of Spore

The Eyes have it and I have the eyes. Well, I don't, but Kel Lind of Buttonbasher does. He's had the full Spore Creator since Friday and has painstakingly provided grabs of all the bits and bobs in the full version. "I figured that your readers might want to check it out, if they're on the fence on whether to purchase or stick with the…

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