PC / Simulation / Release: Sep 7, 2008 / ESRB: E10+

EA Planning Mercenaries 3, Hoping to Make Mercenaries 10

By Chris Faylor, Oct 31, 2008 8:12am PDT

Following up on the late August release of Mercenaries 2 (PC, PS2, PS3, 360), EA publishing COO John Pleasants has stated that "there will be a...


"EA: Giving you more reasons not to like 'em every week it seems.. stop milking games before ..."

- ClawHammR see all 21 comments

Will Wright Speaks on Spore DRM

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 3:30pm PDT

Will Wright himself has finally spoken up on the downright ugly DRM controversy surrounding his latest creation, Spore (PC). Kotaku asked Wright...


"I wonder why they spend all that money and grief on DRM software. A game like spore, with a ..."

- Lucky Ed see all 29 comments

Spore Patch 1.02 Released, Removes Controversial 'Bad Baby' Achievement

By Chris Faylor, Oct 16, 2008 2:44pm PDT

The second patch for the PC version of EA Maxis' Spore is now available on FileShack, addressing several bugs, adding cube-shaped planets and axing...


"Still no fix for the planets randomly turning into cookie-cutter messes bug? The only way I've ..."

- Evil Bones see all 14 comments

Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack Screenshots

By Chris Faylor, Oct 14, 2008 11:45am PDT

EA Maxis' evolution simulator Spore is getting a bit cuter with the November 18 release of the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts pack. To provide a better...


"Nothing like having a game stripped down, reworked and then rushed out the door. Then 60 days ..."

- TheUltimateEnd see all 36 comments

Spore Gets Space Stage Expansion Next Year, Creepy & Cute This November

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 13, 2008 6:19am PDT

Electronic Arts today announced that a Space stage expansion pack is in development for Spore, with a release expected next spring. The...


"That adventures thing is an excellent idea though - essentially each planet could have a ..."

- arsonide see all 23 comments

Retailers List Spore Expansion Pack

By Blake Ellison, Oct 03, 2008 10:31am PDT

Retail entries for the first Spore expansion pack, reportedly entitled the "Cute & Creepy Parts Pack," appeared on online retailers including...


"WTF man? The game just came out. Milk the fucking cow much EA?"

- Fred Garvin see all 28 comments

Spore + StarCraft = Awesome Screenshots

By Chris Faylor, Sep 26, 2008 8:15am PDT

Ever wonder what would happen if StarCraft and Spore were combined? Here you go: In a rather impressive display of the ingenuity, players of...


"Wow that's really good. Doesn't make the wait any shorter though."

- downrightevil see all 10 comments

EA Denies Banning Spore Owners for DRM Talk

By Chris Faylor, Sep 24, 2008 4:00pm PDT

Following up on the "mis-communication" that threatened to ban Spore users from their game if they discussed the title's controversial DRM on the...


"DO you really think an over zealous community volunteer is going to dictate policy at EA without ..."

- massdev see all 11 comments

EA Declares Spore A Hit: Over 1 Million Copies Sold, More Than 25 Million Creatures Uploaded

By Chris Faylor, Sep 24, 2008 1:23pm PDT

Maxis' chart-topping evolution simulator Spore has sold over a million units since it was released on PC, Mac and Nintendo DS earlier this month,...


"The first sign of trouble is declaring your own game a hit. When a game is a hit - everyone ..."

- Sageous see all 17 comments

Spore DRM Prompts $5M Class Action Lawsuit

By Chris Faylor, Sep 24, 2008 8:11am PDT

The controversy surrounding EA Maxis' PC evolution simulator Spore and its DRM continues to escalate, with studio owner and publisher Electronic...


"Finkelstein Thompson LLP is a law firm that represents consumers who have been harmed by unfair ..."

- Finkelstein Thompson see all 116 comments

Spore Players Threatened with Ban for Discussing DRM

By Chris Faylor, Sep 23, 2008 6:42pm PDT

An apparent case of "mis-communication" led to moderators on the official Spore message board threatening to ban posters from playing EA Maxis' PC...


"I've been torn on purchasing it. I want to support Will Wright and an exclusive PC game, plus my ..."

- samduhman see all 64 comments

EA Revamping Spore, Crysis Warhead DRM

By Blake Ellison, Sep 19, 2008 12:42pm PDT

EA Games president Frank Gibeau promised to revamp and further loosen the controversial DRM requirements in recent releases Spore (PC) and Crysis...


"As an example, we all know that clothing lines are ripped off. (Piracy). What would be our ..."

- captainfish see all 108 comments

Maxis Addressing Spore Account Outcry

By Chris Faylor, Sep 19, 2008 7:33am PDT

Responding to fan outcry that legitimate owners of Spore (PC) could only create one online account for the evolution simulator, developer Maxis has...


"I don't think the account/screen-name issue has much to do with potential expansions, but rather ..."

- Dan[WSB] see all 10 comments

Spore Patch v1.01 Released

By Chris Faylor, Sep 18, 2008 1:48pm PDT

Now available at FileShack is the v1.01 patch for Spore (PC), courtesy publisher Electronic Arts and developer Maxis. The update is said to fix...


"So when are they adding/fixing SLI support. I have 2 8600GT's and the game doesn't start with ..."

- BonesShack see all 18 comments

Spore Gets DRM Loosening Update Soon

By Blake Ellison, Sep 17, 2008 9:55am PDT

EA Maxis' PC everything-sim Spore will soon get an update loosening one of its copy protection limits and allowing customers to de-activate...


"No timeframe other than "near future" was given for the update. Translation: We'll let it blow ..."

- bored see all 32 comments