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They say records are made to be broken. And all great streaks must come to an end. Today, 45 consecutive weeks of "New games this week" brought to you by Justin McElroy has abruptly ended. For no good reason.As we take a moment to reflect on Justin's special achievement, we can't help but acknowled...

June 16th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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click to get up close with "sporky" var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/Hands_on_Spore_Creature_Creator_and_the_birth_of_Sporky'; We dropped by Maxis' offices today to get our feet wet in the stand-alone "Creature Creator" component of The Sims architect Will Wright's epic cell-to-galactic-c...

May 23rd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If you're the megalomaniacal sort who wants nothing more than a race of sentient creatures of your own design bending to your every whim, we have good news! The Spore Creature Creator, once only dated for the murky, fingerprinted window of June, has now been specifically nailed to June 17. If you'r...

April 25th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ever since EA announced the early release of Spore's Creature Creator, we've been wondering how the company planned on distributing the pre-game title. Fingers were crossed for a free demo, but now it seems that EA would rather entice players into buying their SimCity Box, which will reportedly inc...

April 15th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Sure, it's nearly a year late in making its way onto the internet, but Will Wright's SPORE presentation from last year's GDC, titled "The Future of Content", is now available on Google video. Will Wright narrates the entire 36 minute video, discussing things like mating, Care Bears, and the finer...

March 2nd 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Will Wright's Spore heads this year's pack of nominees for the annual Game Critics Awards: Best of E3. Spore is up for Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best PC Game and Best Simulation Game. Also nominated for Best of Show: F.E.A.R. Gears of War The Legend of...

June 2nd 2005 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Spore's the buzzed-about game of the moment. Wired news interviews its creator, Will Wright, the man behind the best-selling PC game franchise The Sims. Wired didn't score any new screenshots, but the questions they've asked Wright elicit some interesting answers, including some great information a...

May 20th 2005 at 12:54pm 0 Comments
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GamingSteve has grabbed some excellent pics of the hyped, heady Wright-sim, Spore. The site's writer (Steve, we presume) isn't sure how long the pics will be up, so head on over to get a peek that only GDC attendees could enjoy up to now. Actually make that the GDC attendees who could pack into the...

March 15th 2005 at 5:10am 0 Comments
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One of the themes of this year's GDC certainly played out well. We got a lot of peeks at where the bigwigs think the industry is going, with a few demos thrown in for good measure. Iwata's keynote and demos, Allards's keynote and demo, the next-gen tools on the expo floor, and now the announcement...

March 12th 2005 at 11:12am 0 Comments