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Posts tagged “Darkspore™”

Darkspore Off Steam After Plague Of Server Issues

I still wonder what sort of mad sparkle in EA's eye led to the birth of Darkspore, but its ensuing post-launch existence has somehow managed to be even stranger. While the game itself was largely (and sadly) unremarkable, its early DRM server issues have since evolved into an eyeball-and-tendril-flailing monstrosity, rendering the whole thing entirely unplayable for some since May. Recently (possibly as a result),…

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Darkspore DRM Shuts Out New Players?

We're receiving reports that new Darkspore players are unable to play the game, and haven't been able to play for over nine days, due to an error with the online authentication system. There's an ongoing thread about the issue here, dated from October 18th. There's currently no word on a fix. Of course EA's position on Darkspore was that it was an online game, and…

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Airborne: Darkspore Releases Tomorrow

Those of you with allergies had better take your antihistamines, because with action RPG Darkspore coming out tonight experts are warning of epidemics of play fever. You know, because it's like hay fever but with a game, and the game has "spore" in the title... and I think hay fever might be caused by spores. It's either caused by spores or ghosts, I'm sure of…

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Seeded: DarkSpore Open Beta On Steam

We've talked a bit already about Maxis' strange action-RPG reworking of the tools and ideas of Spore, which they're call DarkSpore. But now you can have a look for yourself over on Steam, where there's an open beta until the game's launch on 26th April. Probably worth a look if you like to loot the genetic materials of your fallen enemies, and honestly, who doesn't?…

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Darkspore’s “Hero Editor” Looks Familiar

The gentlemen of BigDownload have posted a video of Darkspore's editor stuff in action, which you can conveniently see below. As you are probably aware, this part of Darkspore is based on the creature creator technology developed for Spore, only the idea for Darkspore is that the things you create in terms of monster morphology have direct implications for your abilities in the game world.…

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Almost Twenty Minutes Of: Darkspore

The Darkspore team are busy getting their game, Darkspore, finished off, and they're also flexing their hype muscles in prep for the big launch. Below you can see they've gone and played through one of the levels co-op, and explained what they're up to. A "walkthrough" is what they're calling it. Could catch on. There are a few interesting insights in there, too, such as…

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“So Er, Magnos Is A Quantum Sentinel…”

Here's a video of Maxis Executive Producer Michael Perry talking about their current project, DarkSpore. Okay, the name probably isn't the most inventive they could have come up with, but some of the other stuff going on in there looks interesting. It's a kind of squad-based Diablo with a genetics twist. In this video Perry talks about how the genetics of characters generates their different…

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Sporn Again: Darkspore Combat Trailer

People were generally down on Darkspore's non-gameplay teaser-trailer for the perhaps understandable reason that it's a franchise-expansion with a silly name to a poorly received game and all we really saw was a big old goopy-dude. I suspect the following combat trailer will give people a much better handle on Darkspore. At the least it says the magic phrase "4-player Co-op" which is hard to…

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Darksnore Trailered

Whoops, bit of a typo in the title there. I'd better fix that later. Yes, here's first footage - well, sort of - of EA's Spore tech-based Diablolike. So far, I'm a bit worried about this one. I suspect there's a lot more to see - how it plays, specifically - but I can't help but feel someone needs to pull their fingers out as…

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EA/Maxis Producing Darkspore

It might sound like a medical condition, but it's actually an "online, science-fiction action/RPG". There's a bunch of information on the Darkspore site, including a teaser trailer. Looks like an attempt to rework the Spore systems and make it a bit more palatable to mainstream gamers. Here's EA's blurb: “Darkspore is inspired in part by the award-winning creature editor tech of Spore, but also in…

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