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Old 05-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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the game spore

Does anyone have this? How is it? I just read about it on one of the astronomy news sites. It's a nintendo (soon to be available for PC and mac, I think) game that is about evolution. Pretty danged cool idea. I especially look forward to being a single-celled creature fighting it out at the beginning.

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Old 05-13-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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It isn't coming out until September, assuming they don't delay it yet again.

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Old 05-13-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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It's been "in development" for an awfully long time now. I'm beginning to think it's too ambitious to actually work, although if it does it'll be awesome (and I speak as someone who never playes computer games).

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Old 05-13-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Yeah, it was supposed to be a launch title for the Wii, but it keeps getting pushed back. Hopefully it will be out this fall finally.

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Old 05-13-2008, 11:48 AM   #5
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Hey Rhino, will you be playing Age of Conan?
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #6
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It's supposed to be DRMed up to the eyeballs. Which means that anyone who actually buys it will be treated like a dirty filthy thief and risk fucking up their computer, while I will acquire a significantly better copy when the fortress of invincible protection is removed from the pirate copies a few days after launch.

Definitely one to look forward to, but probalby only if you're going to get it via, ahem, alternative means.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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DRM=EVIL!

Its getting to be a deterrent for me lately. I even bought a game (dvd) with SecuRom DRM and it wouldn't let me play it because it was not compatible with my DVD drive. It was too specific. In the future games are going to checkup every 10 days or so online to re register and auto update.

Spore looks pretty cool.

I just beat STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl, I recommend that game. Also I am playing Culpa Innata Currently. Horrible voice acting but the plot seems very intriguing...

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Old 05-14-2008, 11:50 AM   #8
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Oh yeah, STALKER's an awesome game, despite its many bugs and occasional imperfect translation.

There's an apparently brilliant mod called Oblivion Lost that looks worth a shot if you want more STALKERy goodness - it has extra weapons (which are available at any time form the barkeep), cars, a proper day/night cycle with sleeping, and many small fixes for small annoyances. At least, that's what I hear, because when I last tried it on my computer, STALKER became - and stayed - a very pretty slideshow.

However, I haven't heard of it happening to anyone else, so I'd still recommend it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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thank dog for somebody's happy trigger finger.

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:47 AM   #10
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #11
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Spore will rock you like a hurricane.

How can you watch this and not want to play this game?

FYI, Wil Wright, creator of Spore, also created SimCity & The Sims. Oh, and SimAnt, but we'll forgive him for that one.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:34 AM   #12
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Download the creature creator-

http://www.spore.com/trial?sourceid=eaom17

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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We're complaining about the Spore game, apparently:

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=211296

Personally, I don't have a problem with religion being in the game. I don't know if its a natural tendency of all intelligent species to develop religion (since we're the only intelligent species we know of), but it did develop here.

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #14
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I have no problem with religion being in games. Religion is my favorite addition to the Civilization game.

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:49 AM   #15
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I have no problem with religion being in games. Religion is my favorite addition to the Civilization game.
Man, it's been a long time since I played Civ.

You're right, Religion (along with building churches and cathedrals) in Civ shut the people up and kept them happy, even if other things weren't ideal. A very useful tool.

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