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5:00 PM on 12.01.2013

You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour sp...

Alasdair Duncan


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7:00 PM on 03.20.2013

Ultima creator thinks other designers 'really just suck'

Richard Garriott, known for creating the venerable Ultima series and sometimes known as Lord British, had some harsh truth bombs to rain down on his contemporaries. Speaking with PC Gamer, Garriott said, "I’ve met virtu...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 02.27.2013

Will Wright checks out the new SimCity

Will Wright is a name you should all be familiar with, you know, seeing as he's the father of everything Sims. That of course includes the city building simulation titles, like Sim City. Will moved on from Maxis to run Stupi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 07.10.2012

Will Wright: Console guys are running scared

Champion game designer Will Wright has claimed that those in the console business are "running scared" of emerging business models, especially free-to-play games. Set your knees to jerk-mode! "I think all the console guys are...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 02.21.2011

Watch Will Wright's favorite YouTube videos

Will Wright, videogame mastermind and creator of hits like The Sims, Spore and Sim City, was asked to curate YouTube. You'll see on his video post on YouTube that he did a pretty good job. The end result was a good playlist o...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 03.10.2010

Will Wright says the Wii is a toy

Iconic game designer Will Wright has described the Wii as more of a toy than a gaming console, and believes the system should be considered as such. Before you get your torches and pitchforks though, bear in mind that he does...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 07.19.2009

Will Wright says games need to appeal to more people

Here is a bit of a no-brainer from game designing god Will Wright during an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education: "We've had this cultural bias against games for the last 20 years, and a lot of it I think is ...

Matthew Razak

1:20 PM on 06.19.2009

Read it and weep: Burkshaw's homeless Sims are depressing

I've never been a big fan of Will Wright's games -- when I was a kid, I found SimCity and SimEarth too deep and confusing and, as a teenager, was quickly bored by The Sims. A games desgin student at Anglia Ruskin University n...

Joseph Leray

4:40 PM on 04.08.2009

So what is Will Wright's 'Stupid Fun Club'?

Earlier today, we reported that game designer (and freakin' genius) Will Wright had stepped down from his position with Electronic Arts to pursue something called the "Stupid Fun Club." OK, so what is that exactly? ...

Nick Chester



Will Wright leaves EA to run 'Stupid Fun Club' photo
Will Wright leaves EA to run 'Stupid Fun Club'
by Nick Chester

Will Wright, best known for being a freakin' genius (Sim City, The Sims, Spore), will be leaving Electronic Arts.

Wright will be turning his attention to something called the "Stupid Fun Club," a think tank of sorts which he started in 2001. The club (partially owned by EA, curiously) will be a breeding ground for wild experiments, what Wright himself described as "new possibilities that are emerging from this sublime chaos and create new forms of entertainment on a variety of platforms." Previous Stupid Fun Club projects have involved robotics and even a TV pilot featuring a "roaming robot and a 16th-century Japanese village that has been altered by alien technology." I told you, this dude is a freakin' genius.

According to both parties, the split was amicable. While Wright will be turning his eye to a number of different projects along with the Stupid Fun Club, it's not expected that he'll leave the games space for good. We definitely look forward to seeing what comes out of that curious head of his.

[Via MTV Multiplayer]

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4:52 AM on 09.04.2008

Will Wright needs a DS to wake up with

Iconic game designer Will Wright loves his Nintendo DS. In fact, it's one of his favorite systems and if he doesn't have it with him, he confesses to waking up groggy in the morning. That's actually a little weird and creepy,...

Jim Sterling





11:02 AM on 08.28.2008

Will Wright calls E3 a zombie, declares this year's event 'the walking dead'

Spore creator and well loved design icon Will Wright has become the latest industry figure to criticize E3, naming it "the walking dead" and suggesting that the "real" E3 died years ago. "It almost fe...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 08.27.2008

Will Wright loves the Spore porn, discusses possible console release

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...

Jim Sterling

8:59 AM on 07.27.2008

Comic-Con 08: Play Spore forever and never see everything

At Comic-Con this week, co-founder of Maxis and The Sims creator Will Wright revealed a bit about Spore's depth during a large demo of the game. According to Eurogamer, Wright claimed that players would never see the entirety...

Brad Nicholson

10:10 AM on 02.01.2008

Expect Spore before the holidays, whatever that means

Those pesky analysts are at it again, and this time, the slippery release date of Spore is taking it on the chin. Ever since Will Wright announced the God game back in 2005 that promised to take us from origin to space, peopl...

SRVSLPS

6:52 AM on 10.27.2007

Wii Willy Wrighty gives Nintendo more Spore

It was just recently that legendary BAFTA winner Will Wright was declaring the Wii a superior platform for development, and it looks like he's a man of his word as it's been announced that Spore is coming to that very platfor...

Jim Sterling