December 10, 2007
Best Game of 2008 to be Spore? We Hope?
Make sure to check out the latest issue of PC Gamer which has an excellent preview of Spore. Lots of large screenshots (see links to the images below), "pop-up video" captions and annotations, and a tons of new information.
I have to say that after seeing the game in various stages of development over the past few years, the screenshots in PC Gamer show a complete, polished product.
Each stage shows a complete working interface with clear goals and feedback labeled within each stage. Maybe, just maybe, this game really will be coming out in the Spring of 2008.
Also of note check out new information on Far Cry 2, WoW: Wrath of the Lich King, Left 4 Dead, Starcraft II, Alone in the Dark, Fallout 3, and Peggle Nights in this issue. Oh yes, and make sure to check out the new back-page writer Ben Croshaw, better known as Yahtzee, aka "the Zero Punctuation guy" who does those awesome video reviews.
Update: You can view the magazine scans here, here, here, and here.
Posted by Gaming Steve at 4:00 PM
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I'm gonna say this and then I will say no more: Didn't someone get in trouble with a mod on the Gaming Steve message board for posting these same scans?
Probably. I've seen developer/publishers blacklist fansites that post magazine scans. The pages are copyrighted material and it's illegal to post scan as far as I know.
I don't see why it matters, if someone REALLY wanted to see the images for free, they will. Their not exactly hard to find.
In any case, it's cool that we're getting closer to release. I'm sure Spore will be awesome, but I'm still not in love with the cartoony art style.
Wow, I am loving seeing the interface and gameplay move along.
I am a bit surprised that GS post thoose scans... Its like throwing rocks in a house of glass, like we say in Sweden... (It means that you do what you forbid other people to do)
The scans are not mine nor are they hosted by this site. They are being linked to a 3rd party. I was not aware of the GS Mods limiting these links but I spoke to them about the policy for the future.
I wouldn't say that someone got "in trouble" for posting these links on the message board. However, their post was edited and a mod cautioned them for breaching forum rules. I have now reposted the links to the message board.
I'd watch out though GS, TV-Links thought the same thing (about linking to a third party). Though that was in England and I'm not sure where this site is located or it's local laws about such things.
EA will probably notice if more people than ever before, participate in the discussion title "Linux?" that's on the Spore pre-order page at amazon.com. Let's make it the biggest discussion ever.
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