hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum


Reticulating splines: Maxis hit with layoffs

Aug 26
Shacknews brings even more bad news today as a series of layoffs have hit Maxis, the developers of Spore, The Sims and other Sim titles. Electronic Arts told Shacknews that: "Often in the video game industry, the size ... read

Spore descending on Nintendo systems with Spore Hero series

Aug 17
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... read

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

Jun 01
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,... read

Robot Chicken team creating Spore content

May 19
If you were wondering 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... read

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

May 12
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... read

Spores tackles LittleBigPlanet as Maxis throws down the creative gauntlet

Jan 24
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... read

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

Jan 22
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... read

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... read feature

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

Jan 16
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 ... read

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 th... read feature

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

Dec 18
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... read

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, 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

Back to Top