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Will Wright, creator of the incredibly popular SimCity, Sims and the slightly less popular Spore franchises, is back with something new and completely different, a social networking app. The Thred app for iOS is a slideshow builder with options to add stickers, filters, words and even external lin...

May 7th 2015 at 4:11pm 0 Comments
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The top-selling video game of all time has just surpassed another milestone, as EA announced that The Sims, which has been released in more than 20 different languages, has now sold 100 million copies the world over since it sprang from the mind of super-developer Will Wright in 2000. The first gam...

April 16th 2008 at 8:50am 0 Comments

Do you love Will Wright? Like, really love Will Wright? Do you love Will Wright so much that you could listen to him talk for a half hour about things that are only tangentially video game related? It's for the special fan like you that we present "An Evening With Will Wright," a talk held at an of...

March 11th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/Will_Wright_s_office_It_s_not_a_bug_it_s_a_feature'; While wandering through EA's Maxis office for a recent Spore demo or two (or three), we snapped a few pictures of building art and Will Wright's office. (We've grown unexpectedly fascinated with people...

February 13th 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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And before you get all uppity and start hurling stacks of duct-taped Gamecubes at the poor man, consider that his opinion isn't based entirely on console innards. In an interview with Guardian Unlimited, Will Wright gives us some insight into what goes on beneath the television in his living room....

October 26th 2007 at 8:03pm 0 Comments
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We're still not getting our hopes up too high, but we thought that you should know that Will Wright told the BBC's Radio 5 Live that Spore was fully playable, in final testing and was "roughly" six months away from release. Considering that we already knew the game wasn't due until at least April o...

October 24th 2007 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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The man behind the iron mask is Will Wright, the first of his kind to be awarded a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship (known colloquially as the 'BAFTA award'). This year's ceremony will be held on October 23rd, marking the first time the Academy has honored a figure from the gam...

October 15th 2007 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

We don't know if we're alone in this, but Spore videos have ceased to be game previews to us. They're more like transmissions from some sort of alternate dimension where the word "game" has taken on a whole other meaning. It's a world where arguments of a game's superiority are less about polygon co...

October 15th 2007 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Though absent at this year's E3 media summit, Spore is still reportedly on track for a 2008 release. According to GameSpot, Will Wright's simulation of Life, the Universe and Everything will be shown behind closed doors at this years Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.How far along will the game...

August 7th 2007 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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EA CEO John Riccitiello and EA Games president Frank Gibeau not only are sticking to the fiscal 2009 release date for Spore (meaning April '08 to Mar. '09), but they even rubbed it in that they're actually playing it and "enjoying it a great deal." Well, at least somebody is playing the next Will W...

August 2nd 2007 at 7:25pm 0 Comments
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Video of Will Wright's TED Spore presentation from March has recently appeared online. Wright expands on prior Spore demos, giving an overview of the game and explaining parts of his design process. The information-packed 17-minute video keeps us interested in the total life simulation -- from orig...

July 22nd 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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The last we heard from Will Wright's ambitious Spore, it was conspicuously absent from Electronic Arts' fiscal year 2008 plans, which put the release sometime past March 2008. The latest issue of Game Informer (via CVG), which seems to have a wealth of exclusive news lately, has also mentioned that...

June 20th 2007 at 1:58pm 0 Comments