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Will Wright is the ultimate spokesperson for gaming. The same way Bill Gates made being a nerd not only acceptable, but desirable, Wright embodies everything that can be great about video games. Writers find in him a sort of mad scientist, with an impish grin and a clever streak running through him ...

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November 2, 2006 at 10:15AM

Steven Johnson, Colbert Report guest and author of Everything Bad is Good for You, wrote a thoughtful piece on Will Wright's Spore in yesterday's widely read New York Times Magazine entitled, "The Long Zoom." Like any writeup of Wright's simeverything, Johnson's includes equal parts hagiography, hi...

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Will Wright, Inc. have a giant man-crush on VG Cats. It all started after the webcomic made a strip about the worst-case scenarios of Spore's creature-making system, entitled "Wright to Life." The folks at Maxis caught wind of the comic and revised the comic, replacing every hand-drawn creature with...

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Either this is a caricature of the infamous Will Wright, or it really is him helping players out in Sim City DS. We would love to have a Mr. Right Will Wright pop up in a game to give helpful advice. We really would like to see more famous game industry people appear in games. Couldn't you just se...

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We already know that Spore is a possibility for the Wii, but in an interview with IGN, SimPapa Will Wright had a little more to say about the upcoming console as it relates to the evolutionary sim he's developing. Wright told IGN they were "messing around with the Wii dev kit." Considering that the ...

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IGN has an interview with SimPapa Will Wright about his plans for Spore, the universe-creation sim scheduled for PC next year. While Wright says that right now, they're focused on creating Spore for the PC, he would like to see it become a full-fledged power franchise, and he points right at the DS ...

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Spore, the hotly anticipated title from Sims creator Will Wright, has been announced to arrive on every system possible (speaking in terms of next-gen, of course). Some things will be tweaked -- sized down for handhelds, altered methods of controlling the pointer for consoles (unless you want a mous...

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While a lot of people are actively wondering where EA's sprawling Spore won't turn up, we can tell you where it is likely to appear: on the Wii! Color us unsurprised that Will Wright wants to turn Spore into a franchise powerhouse; we all know what happened with The Sims. With the evolutionary sim,...

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Supposedly speaking to SPOnG, Will Wright revealed the possibility of a console release of the game that people just won't shut up about, Spore. More specifically, he indicated the possibility of a 360 release (and Wii and PS3, blah, blah). "We're looking at all the platforms for Spore, because we'...

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Derek Daniels, a low-ranking designer on the God of War team, recently broke the industry down like this: "In the videogame design world you have Miyamoto, Kojima, Will Wright, David Jaffe, and a handful of others that have risen to the top that have a little more control of their future. Then you h...

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Wedged in between E3 and the Tokyo Game Show is the less known, but still demanding respect, European Game Convention. Even though it's not the largest event in the gaming industry, it ranks as the top European event. Here's a sample of how a typical EuroGaCon goes (sure, EGC would be easier but far...

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Stephen Colbert (the 't' is silent) has made a minor contribution to the MI6 conference, taking place June 27th and 28th in San Francisco, Ca. In the teaser, Colbert announces the release of World of ColbertCraft. The game promises to be more popular that his last title, Stephen Colbert's Escape fro...

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Will Wright has had a very busy month thanks to his upcoming game, Spore. Everyone that saw the gameplay video from GDC '05 knew that the real highlight of this May's E3 would be Wright's presentation. Although his presentation at E3 didn't reveal too much that we didn't already know about Spore, th...

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MTV News' Stephen Totilo somehow managed the Herculean task of getting four major game designers -- Harvey Smith (aka Witchboy; Deus Ex), Will Wright (The Sims), David Jaffe (God of War), and Cliff Bleszinski (aka CliffyB; Gears of War) -- to sit down and talk to each other ... during the week of ...

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Speaking with GameSpy during E3, Will Wright confirmed that Spore will be available "on all platforms," including cell phones - and presumably Wii. While Wright did not specifically name-drop "Wii," we must assume that "all platforms" includes Wii. In addition, Wright, by his own admission, is a bit...

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While I was busy banging out uber sweet videos, a lot of people were standing in lines at E3. Two main groups camped out for hours just to get a glimpse of the future of gaming: in one, the line stretched the length of the entire hall, brimming with gamers eager to get their hands on the Wii; meanw...

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I'm finally able to begin to process the contents of Will Wright's keynote speech from Thursday, titled "What's Next in Game Design?" Well, it was called "What's Next in Game Design?" before being changed and then changed again. Like the rest of Wright's speech, the naming proce...

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