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12:40 PM on 08.17.2009

Spore descending on Nintendo systems with Spore Hero series

EA announced today that two new games in the Spore franchise will be appearing on Nintendo's consoles this coming fall. Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena will be making their way to the Nintendo Wii and DS respectively on Octob...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena get some new screens

Hey there Dtoiders. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other on the front page, hasn’t it. Well, the short story is that I’m back from my lengthy absence; and just in time for E3, no less.So then,...

Justin Villasenor

9:40 AM on 05.19.2009

Robot Chicken team creating Spore content

If you were wondering WTF http://www.spore.com/wtf was all about, wonder no longer. Electronic Arts has announced that the upcoming Spore expansion, Galactic Adventures, will get free downloadable content designed by the folk...

Nick Chester

8:20 AM on 05.12.2009

Spore Hero, Spore Hero Arena announced for Wii, Nintendo DS

Electronic Arts and Maxis have officially revealed today that they’ll be bringing the Spore franchise to Nintendo’s consoles, the Wii and the Nintendo DS, this year… with a twist. Spore Hero will hit the Wi...

Nick Chester

8:40 AM on 01.24.2009

Spores tackles LittleBigPlanet as Maxis throws down the creative gauntlet

Both Spore and LittleBigPlanet are games that ride the "user generated content" train that seems to be so popular these days. Despite the fact that LittleBigPlanet benefited from its appealing central characters and...

Jim Sterling

4:20 PM on 01.22.2009

Over 65 million creations made in Spore, no word on how many are penises

Last night, EA and Maxis had a little shindig in San Francisco where they revealed the new Spore expansion for PC, a new standalone Spore PC title and Spore for the Wii and DS. Like any presentation on sequels and such, Maxis...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Spore Galactic Adventures expansion announced, customize everything
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Last night in San Francisco, EA and Maxis had a "State of the Universe" address where they revealed their upcoming 2009 Spore lineup. I’ll have details on the new PC, Wii and DS titles in a little bit, but the event was mainly focused on the expansion pack for Spore called Spore Galactic Adventures.

So what else is Maxis going to give players to mess around with now? The entire game! Players will now be able to beam down to player created planets, have actual adventures and it’s all completely customizable just like the creatures are. Hit the jump for more on Spore Galactic Adventures.

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9:40 AM on 01.16.2009

Is EA prepping 'Spore Hero' games for the Wii and Nintendo DS?

We already knew Will Wright's Spore -- obviously groomed to be a mega-franchise for Electronic Arts -- was coming to the Wii, but had little other information. New details suggest the game will be called Spore Hero, and will ...

Nick Chester



Spore Origins contest winners photo
Spore Origins contest winners
by Nick Chester

What would happen if you crossed an Apple product with a Spore creature? We held a contest to find out, with ten winners taking home a code each to download Spore Origins from iTunes for the iPhone or iPod Touch. 

And the winners are: 

  • Kryptinite
  • entrager
  • Jehutus
  • Atlas
  • lawlflip
  • someone666
  • goodgamer77
  • Jakysan
  • unstoppablejuggernaut
  • electricmole

Congrats, your check's in the mail your download codes have been emailed to the address associated with your Destructoid account. Thanks to EA Mobile for providing the codes, and to everyone for entering.

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6:00 PM on 12.18.2008

Spore DRM is no more (Unless you have a Mac)

While quite a few people thought it would never happen, EA made good on its word and has just released a de-authorization tool for Spore. While the five installation limit is still in place, the tool allows you to deauthorize...

Jonathan Ross



Contest: Win EA Mobile's Spore: Origins for your iPhone/iPod Touch photo
Contest: Win EA Mobile's Spore: Origins for your iPhone/iPod Touch
by Nick Chester

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 for one copy of the game. Spore: Origins is the mobile spin-off of Will Wright's "evolutionary" PC game where you'll focus on the "cell phase" of your created creature. While I don't own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, I had a chance to check the game out at an event not too long ago and was surprised at how fun it actually was.

How to win: simply show or tell us your idea for a Spore creature/Apple product mash-up. A good example would be using MS Paint or Photoshop to add limbs or antennae to an iMac or an iPhone. There is no such thing as a "bad example" -- you have nothing to lose!

Leave your images or ideas in the comments section of this post; we'll be accepting submissions through Thursday, 11:59 PM PT. Our ten favorites will win the Spore: Origins iTunes gift cards. Good luck!

[Update: To clarify, the cards are only redeemable in the United States. I know, I'm sorry, but I don't want to hear about it -- blame Apple!]

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5:26 PM on 12.06.2008

Spore wins 'Most Pirated Game of the Year' award

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...

Jim Sterling

9:21 AM on 11.18.2008

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

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 "...

Nick Chester



New EA SecuROM lawsuits claim DRM was put in free download photo
New EA SecuROM lawsuits claim DRM was put in free download
by Jim Sterling

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 allegations include EA deceptively spiking its free download, the Spore Creature Creator, with SecuROM. Richard Eldridge, who has filed this particular complaint, states that the act "constitutes a major violation of computer owners' absolute right to control what does and what does not get loaded onto their computers, and how their computers shall be used."

Dianna Cortez filed the other complaint, which is aimed at The Sims 2: Bon Voyage. She alleges that the controversial SecuROM program gave her computer problems and stopped her accessing files on her USB flash drive or iPod.

Of course, this all has to be proven in a court of law, but if the accusation of SecuROM in the Spore Creature Creator is true, then I have to seriously question what the Hell is wrong with Electronic Arts. It's free, it doesn't need DRM. The only explanation is that EA used the free download to duplicitously safeguard against future "piracy" on that computer by smuggling through the DRM in advance. That is one of the most vile things I've heard of in this growing war against piracy and second-hand sales. I'm no fan of lawsuits, but if the Creature Creator allegation is true, I hope EA gets toasted.

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6:20 PM on 10.17.2008

New Spore patch fixes small issues, also new planet type

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...

Brad Nicholson

6:21 PM on 10.03.2008

Rumortoid: Spore expansion on the horizon

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...

Brad Nicholson