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Darkspore due in March

Darkspore will arrive in stores before the end of this year’s first quarter, EA has revealed. The PC action RPG game will be released on March 29th according to a new developer diary trailer. Darkspore allows players to take control of powerful aliens and upgrade them with thousands of body …

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Will Wright discusses new project

Will Wright, creator of The Sims and Spore, has revealed details of his new company’s debut project. Speaking to The LA Times, Wright revealed that he is working on a toy which he will take to the New York Toy Fair in February 2010 – where he will also give …

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Revenues climb 14% at EA Mobile

Alongside its success on the Wii and PC, EA also enjoyed a strong quarter in the mobile sector in the three months ending June 30th with news that revenues at the EA Mobile division were up 14 per cent year-on-year at $50m. CasualGaming.biz has more through the link.

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EA spills the beans on Spore for Wii and DS

The home console debut and second DS outing for Maxis’ popular universe sim Spore have been officially revealed by publisher EA, with both titles due to hit retail by the end of the year. Spore Hero, the first Wii version of the series, offers ‘an accessible, story-driven action-adventure’. Players must …

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Wii version of Spore on the way

EA Maxis has confirmed it will be releasing four new titles in the Spore series before the end of 2009, including expansion packs and standalone products and, for the first time, a Wii iteration of the franchise. Spore senior producer Morgan Roarty revealed the four releases will be spread across …

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1.7 million Spore pirates break gaming record

Spore has been illegally downloaded 1.7 million times since its release in early September, reportedly setting a new record to become the most pirated game ever. The figure was among several estimated by TorrentFreak, which reports Spore is the first game to come close to rivalling the number of illegal …

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EA’s DRM battle heads to court

Electronic Arts is to face legal action over its controversial use of SecuROM digital rights management software in many of its recent PC titles. SecuROM became a heated talking point following its use on EA’s recent PC hit Spore, mostly owing to the fact that it limited users to installing …

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Gaming firms battered in Fortune tech flop list

EA’s Spore might have been getting some love from US magazine Time , but fellow mag Fortune has seen fit to include the title in its list of ‘9 top tech flops’ for this Christmas. Other gaming companies mentioned include Microsoft and Sony, though not for their gaming output – …

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Spore is TIMEs 20th best invention of the year

High brow US cultural magazine TIME has named EA’s Spore as the 20th ‘Best Invention of 2008′. ‘The retail DNA test’ took top spot in the list, followed by ‘The Tesla Roadster’ and ‘The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’. Of Spore, the magazine said: ‘It’s blasphemy, brilliance or both to take the …

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‘Spore was made for casual gamers’

Will Wright has admitted that he designed Spore with purely casual gamers in mind – and that ‘hardcore’ players didn’t even get a look-in during testing. For the full story, visit MCV sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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