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Have an iPhone? Like Spore? Like free stuff? Sweet. So listen up: we've got 10 "copies" of EA Mobile's Spore: Origins to giveaway. By copies, we mean Spore: Origins gift cards featuring codes redeemable on iTunes fo... read feature

Spore wins 'Most Pirated Game of the Year' award


Dec 06
Okay, so no such award actually exists, and if it did, I doubt publisher Electronic Arts would be proud to accept it. Spore, the game that has become completely overshadowed by its anti-piracy controversy, had topped a list o... read

Spore gets third patch, free limbs get you 24 parts closer to making your ex


Nov 18
Surprise! Computer games ship with imperfections and then they -- get this -- receive a patch! Maxis' Spore just got its third patch, the cleverly titled "Patch 3," which fixes the following bugs: Fix for "... read

The furor over Electronic Arts' decision to put SecuROM in its products has resulted in two new class-action suits. They were both filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Interestingly, the... read feature

New Spore patch fixes small issues, also new planet type


Oct 17
Today, Electronic Arts announced a decent sized patch for the PC version of Spore. The patch fixes a plethora of issues that the Spore community has vocalized having problems with, along with a few bugs.The biggest change dea... read

Rumortoid: Spore expansion on the horizon


Oct 03
According to Wired (via Hooked on Spore), a Spore expansion briefly appeared on two online retailer’s websites today before mysteriously vanishing. Both GameStop and Amazon had the expansion called Cute & Creepy Par... read

EarthBound community does Spore spectacularly well


Sep 28
Occasionally videogames do more than entertain. These special games often transcend their own genres, capture the imagination and begin to inspire. For fans of the EarthBound series at Starmen.net, EarthBound has done just th... read

EA faces class action suit over Spore DRM: Shocked it took this long


Sep 24
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Captain Obvious! After all the complaints and user backlash, Electronic Arts is finally facing a class action suit over the problems caused by Spore's SecuROM DRM. The only shocker here is ... read

Spore: One account per game, but multiple names per account?


Sep 24
As you are doubtlessly aware by now, Spore has been at the center of a lot of controversy thanks to EA's punishing DRM. While the install limit may not be that big a deal for those wanting to keep the game, the issue of allow... read

EA tackles Spore complaints, changing one DRM policy in compromise


Sep 16
The Spore controversy continues as Electronic Arts' Mariam Sughayer has been talking to MTV and responding to the biggest complaints that people have with the game's "anti-piracy" measures. It would seem that, while... read

Spore users turn game's own creation tools against it in DRM protest


Sep 15
This Spore debacle is genuinely fascinating if you're interested in the consumer side of the games industry. After the Amazon backlash and the ridiculously high piracy levels, you'd think that customers angry over Spore's &qu... read

EA responds to the Spore DRM madness


Sep 15
The big mess that is Spore's DRM controversy continues as Electronic Arts has "responded" to concerns over its use of SecuROM in Will Wright's opus. EA corporate communications rep Mariam Sughayer claims that the up... read

Spore is getting pirated like crazy: Karma at work?


Sep 14
I don't usually find piracy easy to justify, but considering that EA has been pig-headed to the extreme over the use of SecuROM in its products -- a measure deemed harmful to the enjoyment of the paying consumer -- it's kind ... read

Dirty lies: Spore manual says multiple accounts per copy, reality disagrees


Sep 12
Oh Electronic Arts, how we facepalm at thee. Hot off the heels of the Spore DRM shenanigans, it seems that SecuROM has another nasty surprise in story for fans of Will Wright's latest opus. It would seem that, despite the gam... read

Anti-Spore site is a big Rick Roll


Sep 12
I called it. While some people took it seriously, I thought it was very clearly a joke, and the curtain has finally been dropped. Anti-Spore was indeed a hoax, and the creator has let slip via that good old Internet standby -... read

Is Spore the work of Satan? One Christian thinks so


Sep 10
I am convinced this is a joke, but some people online seem to be taking it seriously. Apparently one man has gone on a crusade to fight against the "war on creationism" that is Spore, claiming that EA's game teaches... read

Last week saw the release of Spore, Will Wright's genre-defying game of evolution and exploration. After years of hype, it seems to have delivered the goods and reviewers have been praising the game left and right for its cre... read feature

You just can't escape celebrities: familiar faces in Spore


Sep 09
After fueling the hell out of people's creative juices (some a bit more "acclerated" than others), Spore is finally out for the general public to toy with as they wish. Unless you live in Europe, that is.Not surpris... read

Anrufen Online heading to the iPhone and may have online play


Sep 08
Ever since the iPhone busted onto the scene and demolished the profit margin of Nintendo and Sony’s handheld devices, we’ve been wondering what more could possibly be offered on the platform. Considering the iPhon... read

Macintosh version of Spore really costs thousands of dollars


Sep 08
As most Macintosh owners may have realized, not many triple-A titles come to the platform. Although the lack of quantity of feature games has been the classic issue, many Macintosh enthusiasts have been excited about the pros... read

Spore customers lash out at DRM, sabotage Amazon score


Sep 07
Customers feeling burned by the anti-piracy measures in the long-awaited PC game Spore have decided to take out their frustrations on Amazon, utilizing the review feature to tear the game to shreds for its "draconian&quo... read

EA thinking Spore as a platform


Sep 06
We all know that Spore is a special game, regardless of how it is being received by the media and gamers alike. The little bits and pieces of technology that have been injected into the title that compose its real-time strate... read

Europeans locked out of Spore, EA working on a patch


Sep 05
Europeans may have initially got excited when it was announced that Spore would hit their side of the pond first. Now, on release day, all might not seem so great. According to Eurogamer, some Spore users are having issues lo... read

Spore ad campaign invades Boston's Harvard Square subway


Aug 28
With the September 9 release of Spore right around the corner, it's time to move past the press hype and for the marketing campaign blitz to begin! But when it's as cool as these subway ads found in Boston's Harvard Square re... read

Will Wright loves the Spore porn, discusses possible console release


Aug 27
It's one of the laws of human nature, that the moment a man is given the ability to customize something, a big dong is what he'll customize it with. Thus it was with Spore's creature creator, as semi sentient genitals began p... read

Spore screens show off space and civilization gameplay


Aug 27
EA recently slapped down some new screenshots from Spore that reveal a tiny bit of what users will be doing during the civilization and space phases of the game. Other than looking pretty, I think the civilization screenshots... read

National Geographic takes on Spore, documentary style


Aug 22
A guy I sometimes fall asleep with drunk in hotel rooms likes to say that no one will ever win a Pulitzer for writing about Princess Peach (although our own Chad Concelmo could probably produce enough passion to take a good s... read

Spore rated PG by BBFC for 'little buggers' reference


Aug 18
The British Board of Film Classification have thoroughly laid down the law on Will Wright’s upcoming game of creature modification and evolution, Spore. The BBFC, which also rates some videogames, have decided that the ... read

Put those triple-X creatures to work: Spore finally has gone gold


Aug 14
This is the home stretch people -- Electronic Arts has announced that Spore has gone gold, and will be available on Mac and PC on September 7 in North America. On that same day, portable versions of Spore, Spore Creatures for... read

EA exploring Spore movies and other media


Aug 13
While I don't necessarily condone videogame to film adaptations, I can at least understand how they might work. Max Payne, Prince of Persia, Doom -- all games with strong enough narrative to keep people in their seats for at ... read

Wright doesn't think a Spore MMO is a bad idea


Aug 11
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Maxis co-founder and designer Will Wright talks about the seriously terrible The Sims Online, and then hints at the possibility of a Spore MMO. Interestingly, Wright begins the talk by di... read

Pervy Spore creations cause concern, called 'child pornography'


Jul 31
If you've been following news about Will Wright's upcoming title, Spore, you've likely already seen a wide variety of NSFW creatures made using the innovative creature creator. Some may scowl over the questionable creations, ... read






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