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  • Saturday shorts - Presidents Day promos, Fruit Ninja sales, Civ V patch, Zelda is 25

    It’s the Presidents Day weekend. Catch up on all the little bits before you go large with the holiday.

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  • Will Wright's Bar Karma to debut on Current TV

    Will Wright’s TV show, which has been in the works for some time now, was unveiled this week and it’s called Bar Karma.

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  • Report - Will Wright currently at work on television series

    It has been revealed that Will Wright’s currently at work on a television series, according to documents dug up by IGN.

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  • Will Wright springs surprise GDC talk

    With practically the last session of the event, Sims and Spore creator Will Wright surprised attendees at GDC by doing a talk at the event.

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  • Will Wright: The Wii is great and all, but it belongs in the "toy market"

    Will Wright knows casual gaming. After all, we’re talking about the brain behind The Sims here. He was – in a sense – casual before casual was cool. So when Nintendo cast its net wide and started reeling in mothers, grandparents, and the occasional fitness buff, you can bet that Wright took notice. But even […]

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  • Wright's Stupid Fun Club working on three games

    Will Wright’s told Venturebeat that his Stupid Fun Club outfit is currently working on three games. “Right now we are pursuing three pretty aggressively,” he said. “We might get up to four or five. I want to stay pretty focused. We have a lot of ideas that we want to do. But it’s just three […]

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  • Will Wright says educational games focus more on the idea instead of the fun

    Will Wright has spoken with the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding educational games and how valuable these products are to the learning process. The games creator says that games are better at inspiring students to learn, rather than educating them. “If you look at what people are doing with this technology it is, or has […]

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  • SIGGRAPH 2009 session to focus on graphics in Gears 2 and Fight Night Round 4

    Gaming will have a larger impact than ever before at this year’s  SIGGRAPH conference, with Will Wright giving a keynote and game graphics being discussed in a special session. The annual meeting of digital artists conference has a special gaming session titled “Big, Fast, and Cool: Making the Art for Fight Night Round 4 & […]

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  • Will Wright says that balance is the key to team building

    Will Wright sat down and had a chat with the New York Times regarding hiring team members, and what he looks for when deciding on who welcome into the fold. One of the things he tries to focus on is diversity, whether it be a recent college graduate, or “veteran” with many years of experience […]

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  • Mr T and Will Wright to fight Nazis in game

    Amazingly, we’re not joking. Zootfly is making a game involving Mr T, Will Wright and some Nazis. From a press release: The first game will see Mr. T take on Nazis and their gigantic machines in the varied universe of South American rain forests, lost ancient cities, industrial complexes and contemporary military installations. Along with […]

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  • Spector: I changed Will Wright's mind on importance of Cloud gaming

    Warren Spector convinced Will Wright at GDC that Cloud gaming’s going have a giant impact on the trade. The famed developers went toe-to-toe on the issue during the Luminaries Lunch at the Californian show last month. “For the first time in my life, at least, I actually got Will Wright to admit that I was […]

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  • Wil Wright still involved in the Spore franchise, is now an EA consultant

    Will Wright has confirmed to GameDaily that his involvement with Spore is ongoing, despite leaving EA. When asked if he had plans to revisit his hold franchises, he said he has entered into a consulting agreement with the publisher. “I don’t think it was widely reported, but alongside this whole [Stupid Fun Club] thing, I […]

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  • Wright to announce new projects in the coming "months"

    Will Wright’s told Gamespot that the first Stupid Fun Club projects are to be announced in the coming months. The designer confirmed he’s leaving EA to start the company yesterday. The firm’s described as n “entertainment think tank”. “I think it’ll be a few months away,” Wright said on the subject of announcements. “It’s going […]

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  • GDC: "Cloud is a great opportunity," says Wright

    Spore-creator Will Wright has told VG247 that he believes Cloud will work if supported properly by developers and publishers, and that the concept represents a “great opportunity” for the industry. “In the future, if people are really browsing these things, it’s a great opportunity,” he said, talking of Cloud-based systems like OnLive, which was announced […]

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  • GDC: VG247 liveblog from the Luminaries Lunch!

    We’re about to go live with coverage from David Perry’s Luminaries Lunch, this year featuring Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and, the man himself “Big” Dave Perry. The session is the biggest of the big guns waxing lyrical on dev issues. You may well be in for some surprises, so keep those […]

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  • GDC: Luminaries Lunch liveblog at 1.00pm PST, featuring Will Wright and Warren Spector

    The Iwata keynote may be over, but don’t you dare touch that dial. We’ll be liveblogging the Luminaries Lunch at 1pm PST today, and the line-up’s stellar. Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and David Perry will all be on the panel: you’re guaranteed to get some monster quotes. That’s 1.00pm PST, 8.00pm […]

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  • Will Wright to keynote SIGGRAPH

    Gama reports that Will “Spore/Sims” Wright is to talk at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference in New Orleans in August. Apparently, he’ll be rapping about how game development influences other industries. “His selection to give a keynote presentation this year is a perfect fit as SIGGRAPH 2009 integrates gaming as an expanded focus of the conference,” […]

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  • GDC 2009: Wright, Harrison and Pardo confirmed for Perry's Luminaries Lunch

    It’s so on. VG247 has learned this morning that Will Wright, Warren Spector, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Phil Harrison are all confirmed for Dave Perry’s Luminaries Lunch at GDC next month. The chat takes place on March 25 at 1.00pm PST. The inaugural event at last year’s GDC bore witness to some spectacular quotes […]

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  • ...and we're back - Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

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  • Will Wright working on new project

    Will Wright’s confirmed to Joystiq that he’s already working on a brand new game. “I’m working on a big new project that I’m very excited about, but I don’t want to talk about it yet because if it takes three years to come out I don’t want people saying ‘Wow, he’s been talking about that […]

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Will Wright Latest

  • Spector: I changed Will Wright’s mind on importance of Cloud gaming

    Warren Spector convinced Will Wright at GDC that Cloud gaming’s going have a giant impact on the trade. The famed developers went toe-to-toe on the issue during the Luminaries Lunch at the Californian show last month. “For the first time in my life, at least, I actually got Will Wright to admit that I was […]

  • Wil Wright still involved in the Spore franchise, is now an EA consultant

    Will Wright has confirmed to GameDaily that his involvement with Spore is ongoing, despite leaving EA. When asked if he had plans to revisit his hold franchises, he said he has entered into a consulting agreement with the publisher. “I don’t think it was widely reported, but alongside this whole [Stupid Fun Club] thing, I […]

  • Wright to announce new projects in the coming “months”

    Will Wright’s told Gamespot that the first Stupid Fun Club projects are to be announced in the coming months. The designer confirmed he’s leaving EA to start the company yesterday. The firm’s described as n “entertainment think tank”. “I think it’ll be a few months away,” Wright said on the subject of announcements. “It’s going […]

  • GDC: “Cloud is a great opportunity,” says Wright

    Spore-creator Will Wright has told VG247 that he believes Cloud will work if supported properly by developers and publishers, and that the concept represents a “great opportunity” for the industry. “In the future, if people are really browsing these things, it’s a great opportunity,” he said, talking of Cloud-based systems like OnLive, which was announced […]

  • GDC: VG247 liveblog from the Luminaries Lunch!

    We’re about to go live with coverage from David Perry’s Luminaries Lunch, this year featuring Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and, the man himself “Big” Dave Perry. The session is the biggest of the big guns waxing lyrical on dev issues. You may well be in for some surprises, so keep those […]

  • GDC: Luminaries Lunch liveblog at 1.00pm PST, featuring Will Wright and Warren Spector

    The Iwata keynote may be over, but don’t you dare touch that dial. We’ll be liveblogging the Luminaries Lunch at 1pm PST today, and the line-up’s stellar. Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and David Perry will all be on the panel: you’re guaranteed to get some monster quotes. That’s 1.00pm PST, 8.00pm […]

  • Will Wright to keynote SIGGRAPH

    Gama reports that Will “Spore/Sims” Wright is to talk at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference in New Orleans in August. Apparently, he’ll be rapping about how game development influences other industries. “His selection to give a keynote presentation this year is a perfect fit as SIGGRAPH 2009 integrates gaming as an expanded focus of the conference,” […]

  • GDC 2009: Wright, Harrison and Pardo confirmed for Perry’s Luminaries Lunch

    It’s so on. VG247 has learned this morning that Will Wright, Warren Spector, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Phil Harrison are all confirmed for Dave Perry’s Luminaries Lunch at GDC next month. The chat takes place on March 25 at 1.00pm PST. The inaugural event at last year’s GDC bore witness to some spectacular quotes […]

  • …and we’re back – Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

  • Will Wright working on new project

    Will Wright’s confirmed to Joystiq that he’s already working on a brand new game. “I’m working on a big new project that I’m very excited about, but I don’t want to talk about it yet because if it takes three years to come out I don’t want people saying ‘Wow, he’s been talking about that […]

  • Time says Spore in 20th best invention of 2008

    Time magazine has named Spore the 20th best invention of 2008, saying, “It’s blasphemy, brilliance or both to take the entire evolution of a species — from a single-celled animalcule in a drop of water to a space-faring, galaxy-exploring sentient being — and turn it into a video game.” The retail DNA test was top […]

  • EA confirms new Space phase expansion for Spore

    According to this Joystiq report, EA’s confirmed a new Space phase expansion for Spore, to ship next spring. The new product is in addition to the now-confirmed Creepy & Cute parts pack, releasing in the US in November. Apparently “players’ space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new […]

  • Will Wright and Kotick donate funds to McCain

    According to this MCV piece, citing a Develop story, both Will Wright and Bobby Kotick have contributed to John McCain’s White House charge, while Strauss Zelnick and Sam Houser have spent money on helping Obama into power. Didn’t know you were a right-winger, Will. We never forget, you know. Others: Republican contributors: Will Wright: (Spore, […]

  • Will Wright’s favourite game series is Flight Simulator, lists top five

    Will Wright’s told MSNBC his top five gaming series of all time. Top is Flight Simulator, and we bet he’s put some hours into that. List below. The Flight Simulator series Advance Wars on the DS Battlefield series Grand Theft Auto series The Civilization series

  • Spore customers sabotage Amazon score over “draconian” DRM

    Disgruntled Spore buyers have launched one star Amazon scores at Spore en bloc over the fact you can only install each copy of the game three times. The title’s security system have been branded “draconian” and “a show-stopper” by the hundreds of negative reviewers. Maybe someone should get the message? You can torrent Spore for […]

  • Wright reponds to Spore reviews, says sales matter more than scores

    Speaking to MTV, Will Wright’s pretty much agreed with criticism levelled at Spore in a now-wide swathe of reviews, saying the game targets a casual audience, will sell more than Half-Life, and that’s as should be. “We were very focused, if anything, on making a game for more casual players,” he said. “Spore has more […]

  • Wright: “Spore will change the way people look at games forever”

    Speaking to the BBC, EA’s Will Wright said he believes that Spore – released today – will be a turning point for games in general. “Spore will change the way people look at games forever and change hopefully the perception people have of their own creativity,” he said. Wright added: “We see the players make […]

  • Spore experiencing day-one server problems

    According to this Xiotex Studios post, EA customer support has confirmed that Spore’s experiencing technical difficulties on its first day at retail. Check this email out: “Thank you for contacting us here at Electronic Arts Customer Support. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience that you are currently experiencing with SPORE. It appears that there is […]

  • Spore expected to sell 2 million in US in September

    Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian has predicted that Spore will move 2 million units for EA this month. September in general will be hot for the firm, said the analyst, noting that there’ve been more than 650,000 sign-ups for WAR in the US alone. There’s more on GI.

  • PC Gamer’s Spore review published

    PC Gamer’s 91 percent Spore review’s been published online, as you can see here. As reported yesterday, the German PC mags have been less kind to the EA epic, with Gamestar and PC Games giving it 79 and 73 percent respectively. Online reviews in Europe are embargoed until the game releases on Friday.

  • PC Games gives Spore 73%, talk of release date online embargo emerges (updated)

    Update: We’ve just been told that other major German PC mag, Gamestar, has scored the game at 79 percent. Uh oh. Leading German mag PC Games has reviewed Spore at 73 percent, VG247 has learnt today. Apparently the review can be summed up thus: For: The Creature Creator Great animation Endless Content through downloads Tons […]

  • Will Wright appearing in Oxford Street tomorrow for fan Q&A

    Will Wright’s going to be on hand to answer fan questions and HMV’s Oxford Street store tomorrow, if you fancy popping along to worry the poor old sod. The event, rather obviously, is in honour of Spore’s launch this week. Details: Event will be wristbanded to 200 fans. Fans can pick up free wristbands at […]

  • PC Gamer reviews Spore in latest issue

    UK mag PC Gamer has published the first UK review of EA’s Christmas mega-risk, Spore. It’s not what you’d think, either. The mag’s given it 91 percent, questioning a “completely unacceptable” lack of auto-save and saying the game’s “biggest, dumbest and most easily fixable flaw” is the inability to back out of wars you accidentally […]

  • Wright: E3 “like a zombie at this point”

    In an interview with GI at last week’s Games Convention, Sims and Spore creator Will Wright said that the everyone’s favourite whipping boy, E3, isn’t even dead. It’s undead. “It almost feels like a zombie at this point; it’s the walking dead,” said Wright. “It’s such an abrupt end to what was E3, which had […]

  • Spore will have “horizontal expansion,” says Wright

    Talking to GameInformer, Will Wright said that Spore won’t expand in the same way the Sims did, with endless content packs. It’s all about going sideways with the soon-to-be-released alien sim. “I think it will be similar in extent but hopefully not the same strategy we took with The Sims,” he said. “With The Sims, […]

  • Wright praises “amazingly explicit” Sporn

    Speaking to the AP, Will Wright has done the right thing and said all the Spore Creature porn’s creative. Good, even. “When you give players creative control, you have to expect they’re going to do the unexpected,” he said. “Some of it’s really good for what they were shooting for. It’s amazingly explicit, especially when […]

  • Spore’s gold, says EA

    God knows how many years in the making, Spore finally went gold today ahead of its September 5 release. We could talk, but we won’t: there’s nothing you don’t already know. “We are so excited to finally get Spore into the hands of fans and players,” said executive producer Lucy Bradshaw. “The Maxis studio has […]

  • Wright considering Spore movie and TV shows

    In an interview Reuters in Singapore today, Spore creator Will Wright said that EA is looking at taking the title “outside the game space,” and that TV shows and movies are being considered. “With Spore, we’re looking way outside the game space, such as TV, movies, etc.,” he said. “We’re basically planting the seeds to […]

  • Wright interview: MMO hints, why “militant atheists” hate Spore, new projects “in the wings”

    Eurogamer’s published an interview with Will Wright, covering a wide range of topics including a hint of an MMO, why “militant atheists” hate Spore, and promise of some new short-term games. Have a nose. It is Will Wright, after all. Spore’s out at the beginning of next month.

  • Wright: “Spore fans 38% God”

    Speaking at the EA E3 press conference in LA yesterday, Will Wright came to the conclusion that Spore fans are “38% God.” As you can see from this Joystiq report, he has the figures to back it up. From the site: His basic argument goes like this: In the span of 18 days, Spore Creature […]