PC, MAC / Action RPG / Release: Apr 26, 2011 / ESRB: T

Darkspore Review

By Ozzie Mejia, May 06, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Darkspore shows potential for some level grinding rpg fun but comes up a little short in the Shacknews review.


The video game release list of 4/25-5/1

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2011 11:00am PDT

Next week is a quiet one on the whole, though we will get Ikaruga-y platformer Outland and the new IL-2 Sturmovik's long-overdue US release.


Darkspore second open beta begins

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 13, 2011 9:30am PDT

A second, longer Darkspore open beta has kicked off and will run until shortly before the the sci-fi action-RPG's launch this month.


Darkspore beta on Steam

By Garnett Lee, Mar 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT

An exclusive beta for Darkspore opened on Steam today. From now until Friday you can play both co-op and PvP.


Darkspore delayed until April 26; open beta inbound

By Xav de Matos, Mar 18, 2011 1:15pm PDT

EA has announced that Darkspore will take a little longer than expected to fully evolve into a retail-ready experience...


Daily Filter: February 15, 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco


Darkspore Release Scheduled for March

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 27, 2011 6:00am PST

[Update 01-31-11: EA contacted us with a correction that a Mac version of Darkspore is not currently in the works.] A new Darkspore trailer about the hero editor feature of Maxis' squad-based action-


"its 1985 Mail Order Monsters...which actually was an Electronic Arts game"

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Daily Filter: January 14, 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 14, 2011 6:30pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco


"I'm excited about Heroes 6. I'm ready to see what Blackhole Entertainment can do with the series."

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Darkspore Trailer Shows off Four-Player Co-op

By Xav de Matos, Dec 03, 2010 8:30am PST

In the latest trailer for EA's upcoming Spore-based spin-off, we're given a look at the game's four-player co-op mode. What kind of shenanigans can you and three buddies expect to get in to in


"If EA would let us roll over and beat the crap out of the DRM from the original Spore I might ..."

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Darkspore Player vs. Player Multiplayer Preview

By Brian Leahy, Nov 05, 2010 11:00am PDT

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to play some player-versus-player (PvP) combat in EA and Maxis' Darkspore. PvP combat will take place in arenas and...


Shack PSA: Darkspore Beta Sign-Ups Open

By Brian Leahy, Nov 04, 2010 2:20pm PDT

Beta sign-ups are now open for EA and Maxis' Darkspore, though no additional details are available at this time. The game uses character...


"The lighting and textures look pretty bad in those screens but hopefully that still has time to ..."

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Daily Filter: October 28, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Oct 28, 2010 7:15pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco


Daily Filter: September 29, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"that naruto game looks like it REALLY needs an auto target feature."

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Darkspore Preview

By Brian Leahy, Jul 22, 2010 4:00pm PDT

Earlier this month, we reported that there would be an action-RPG game in the Spore franchise revealed at Comic-Con 2010. That game, Darkspore, was


"You're in luck, because you can't even make your own creatures. :("

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Darkspore Announced, Coming February 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 20, 2010 1:47pm PDT

Darkspore, a new sci-fi action-RPG from developer Maxis that utilizes the acclaimed creature editing tool first introduced in the game


"Looks very much different from the usual Maxis games. Hopefully they can pull off it off."

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