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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 special charting ...

 
 
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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 virtually no one in ...

 
 
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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 Stupid Fun Club in 2...

 
 
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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 running scared...

 
 
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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 of some pretty r...

 
 
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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 doesn't mean that a...

 
 
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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 self-deserved, ...

 
 
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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 named Robin Burk...

 
 
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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? According to th...

 
 
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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...   read

 
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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, but let's see ...

 
 
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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 feels like a zomb...

 
 
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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 popping up all o...

 
 
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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 of the game, r...

 
 
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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, people have been cla...

 
 
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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 platform.For those liv...

 
 
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Will Wright: Spore is about six months out

Famed game creator Will Wright said himself that his greatly anticipated life sim Spore is in its final stages, and that we should be seeing it in the spring of 2008."We have the game fully playable at this point and it's in final test...

 
 
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Videogame BAFTA awards: Will Wright gets love + full nominations

The BAFTAs are the most prestigious awards that the UK has to offer after the British Comedy Awards, and for the first time they will honor videogames. Spore creator Will Wright shall be receiving a Fellowship BAFTA for his years of achieve...

 
 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Hands-on with Spore

Sometimes things just turn out of the best. Earlier this week I had a ninety-minute appointment over in Electronic Arts' press area, where they had a whole load of their upcoming games available for play-test or presentation. With the words...

 
 
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Maxis confirms Spore coming to consoles, no one surprised

During a behind-closed-doors demo of Spore at this year's Leipzig Game Convention, Maxis' Patrick Buechener has confirmed that console versions of Will Wright's ambitious title are likely.This should surprise no one -- seeing how Electronic...

 
 
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Will Wright talks toys, looks like a homeless Leonard Nimoy

No one would claim that Will Wright is anything short of a genius, but his current look is a cross between prosthetic-fetishism and turn-of-the-century hobo chic. He seems to be waiting for the invention of hover trains so he can gather his...

 
 
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The Sims are totally fierce in The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff; Will Wright cries

I remember this one time (last week) that I went into an H&M in my local mall. A piercingly intolerable drum and bass remix of Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" blared out of the store's hidden speakers. Pictures of ...

 
 
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SimCity DS trailer; now you can "erect a monolith" on the go

Crude masturbation joke? Check!Compelling footage of a title that has seen more ports than Ernest and Julio Gallo? Check!Complete lack of a clever way to end this post? Double check! 

 
 
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Open your eyes, new Spore footage

Thirsty for a little more Spore action? I know I am. Quite possibly the greatest game that has yet to ever be released, Spore gives me a nerdgasm like no other. It's got the perfect blend of RTS and online and such that fills every li...

 
 
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SXSW 07: Spore keynote on shakycam

Summa may have live blogged the Will Wright keynote, but it was extremely difficult for him to balance an HD camera on his foot while simultaneously fending off an ocean of milfs. Luckily, Matthew spotted a shaky cam of the event on Viddler...

 
 
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Will Wright's Wii-controlled robotic arm

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Will_Wright_breaks_arm_builds_Wiimote_controlled_robot_arm'; I just got handed a cool little note about Will Wright from a very special inside source at the Wright camp: As you've seen, Wil...

 
 

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SirDavies

Amazed some people were apparently touched, blown away by dat GoT ending. The whole scene has a level of cheesiness and incoherence unprecedented for the series.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Beat the Leviathan with pistols. Roxxis Rubi to keep me alive, that Thief gun Scarlett drops to kill it. That aside, the idea of Marcus raising a child bothers me.

 
JcDent

40K Knight banners, because if youre dropping $140 on a plastic giant mecha, you want it to be as chivalrous as possible. Knight Paladin still the best, yo.

 
ChrisHannard

I cant understand all the love this is suddenly getting. I mean, its good, but why has it suddenly become of such interest to video gamers?

 
ragm54

Ive been reading you guys with Overwatch Overwatch Overwatch. Meanwhile Im reminded that my potato couldnt even run it at 4FPS, and I refuse to play it on PS4 (TF2 has destroyed my will to play FPS on gonna go play Valkyria Chronicles.

 
JcDent

In a move not expected by anyone, the Heralds of Ruin Kill Team Rules (The Good Warhammer 40K Kill Team Rules) have been updated. While Im not too hype about Eldar near-D shenanigans and Rogue Trader Ork weapons, the Grot Rebel list seems to be blast!

 
Fuzunga

I might actually get Overwatch in the near future if I can play it with you guys. Ive never had a group to play with before.

 
Shinta

Finally got around to starting Pocket Jockey. What a delightful little game. I absolutely adore the dialogue and the main character. The gameplay is really fun too. Fun fact, CJ is quoted on the eshop in the sales banner for the game right now.

 
ZombZ

The next person to ask me to hold the door today is getting kicked in the balls. While Im sobbing of course. Seriously fuck my coworkers.

 
nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 

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