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

Spore DRM Controversy Spawns Protest Creatures

By Nick Breckon, Sep 15, 2008 8:16pm PDT

Consumers upset over the anti-piracy measures imposed on Maxis' Spore by publisher Electronic Arts are now fighting back using the game's creature...


"So EA loves shutting down servers for games that are old(ish). How long until they shut down ..."

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EA Limits Spore Owners to One Account Per Copy, Manual Misprint Leads to Controversy

By Chris Faylor, Sep 12, 2008 7:49am PDT

Spore publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed that legitimate buyers of Maxis' celebrated PC evolution game can only create one online account per...


"I have been watching the comments and reviews of users for the last couple days. I too waited ..."

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Maxis Releases Spore Prototypes

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 3:55pm PDT

Those interested in the development phase of Maxis' phase-based sim title Spore are in luck: a number of early prototype games, ranging from star...


"This kind of makes the disappointment that was spore sting that much more. These prototypes ..."

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Will Wright on Spore: We'd Rather Have the Metacritic and Sales of Sims 2 than Those of Half-Life

By Nick Breckon, Sep 08, 2008 4:04pm PDT

While the release of Spore this weekend has been widely celebrated, many hardcore gamers have been disappointed with what they perceive as a lack...


"I was checking Spore out on Amazon and was surprised to see it have a 1 star rating - all due to ..."

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A Post-release Spore Interview: Maxis on Concerns, the 'Infamous GDC Demo,' and Content Expansion

By Nick Breckon, Sep 06, 2008 12:22pm PDT

After years of development, and a little hype to go with it, Spore has finally crawled its way out of the development pool and into the lifestream...


'Spore Will Change the Way People Look at Games Forever,' Claims Creator Wright

By Chris Faylor, Sep 05, 2008 9:20am PDT

As Electronic Arts prepares to unleash Maxis' long-awaited life simulator Spore, creator Will Wright has noted his belief that its emphasis on...


"Dear Mr Wright, You're in for a rude awakening, as your game is about to get a slew of 70-75% ..."

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Analyst: Spore Could Sell 2 Million in September

By Blake Ellison, Sep 03, 2008 4:22pm PDT

Will Wright's Spore is virtually guaranteed to be a success, but Colin Sebastian, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, is the first to try to attach...


"Spore is available in Europe already. My first creature will be named Scheißeporno."

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EA: Spore Will Spawn Money for Us

By Blake Ellison, Sep 02, 2008 12:50pm PDT

With Will Wright's long-awaited evolutionary life-sim Spore finally done and on its way to stores this weekend, publisher Electronic Arts's tone...


"Damn ...EA are such money greedy bastards, they're starting to milk spore before it is even out."

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Spore Updated Impressions: An Evolving Interest

By Nick Breckon, Sep 02, 2008 9:56am PDT

Maybe it's because I preferred astronomy class over biology. Maybe it's because the creature creator has been done to death already. Maybe it's...


Spore Screenshots Show Civilization, Space Travel

By Chris Faylor, Sep 02, 2008 8:43am PDT

With EA Maxis' long-awaited life simulator Spore due on PC and Mac this Sunday, publisher EA has released new screenshots of the game's...


"I need some more reviews, I'm still not really sure if I should grab this on the weekend. Hummm..."

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Will Wright Praises Spore Porn, Drops Console Hints

By Chris Faylor, Aug 27, 2008 11:09am PDT

After the release of the free Spore Creature Creature earlier this summer, the internet was filled with pictures and video of the public's...


""We just have to make sure those people aren't messing up the experience for others." That ..."

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New Spore Trailer Details Civilization Stage

By Chris Faylor, Aug 26, 2008 6:11am PDT

With the September 7 release of Spore (PC, Mac) looming, publisher Electronic Arts has provided a new glimpse of the civilization gameplay found in Maxis' upcoming life sim. For more on Spore's various stages, which range from cellular to g


"I'm picking it up, if only to see how it worked out because we have to consider that this is ..."

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Spore Dev: DRM 'Necessary Part' of Our Business

By Aaron Linde, Aug 15, 2008 12:21pm PDT

Executive producer Lucy Bradshaw described the copy protection built into EA Maxis' upcoming life-sim Spore (PC, Mac) as a necessary element of the...


"The solution to all the problems is simple... T2 did it with Bioshock but in a lame way. I ..."

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Spore Goes Gold, Definitely Arriving September 7

By Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 10:12am PDT

Following years of delays and setbacks, publisher EA today confirmed that EA Maxis' ambitious life simulator Spore has gone gold and is now in the...


"Ladies and Gentlemen....drum roll please! It's been a long time coming, so let's hope that ..."

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EA Hoping for Spore Movie, TV Show

By Chris Faylor, Aug 13, 2008 10:47am PDT

Publisher Electronic Arts wants to turn EA Maxis' upcoming life simulator Spore into a feature film and a television show, creator Will Wright has...


"We haven't even seen if the GAME sucks or not yet. And they're already talking movie?? WTF is ..."

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