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Haha, Will Wright!
« on: December 01, 2005, 05:30:17 am »
Will Wright and his battle bots team: (click for link)




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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2005, 05:36:01 am »
Cool find! His background bio:

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Game Designer

Background
Has been building rather pathetic robots for 20 years. Makes a living designing computer games (which he does much better than robot building).

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Co-founded Maxis Software. Designed many games including SimCity and The Sims. Once raced from NYC to LA and won 1st place with a time of 33hrs 39min.

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To assist the overthrow of our civilization by machine intelligence

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 07:08:27 am »
Here's another pic:


The girl on the right is his daughter Cassidy by the way. She has been battling robots too.

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 07:19:27 am »
No way! I must've seen that ladybug fight on two or threeepisodes! I watch it at midnight every once and a while. I never knew that was WW on the team. Damn, shows how much I payed attanetion.

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2005, 11:41:30 am »
I've seen the ladybug too! I now regret thinking that only a total moron would make a battle bot out of a kid's sandbox...

Also, it must be cool being a really powerful game developer's kid. Get to play the games that hundreds of people can only speculate about on Gaming Steve's forum.

You could tell your dad about your game ideas and who knows? He might just make it.

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005, 08:39:22 pm »
hey dad, it's fun making robots... why don't we make a a game where like, you're a robot, and you're constantly trying to improve your components to become smarter and more powerful.  almost like you're evolving!
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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2005, 06:34:36 pm »
that ladybug bot sucked... it lost it's first time in the first round.
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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 12:45:40 pm »
That's true Chuck Noris. But Will Wright still rocks.

And I wish I were his kid...although then I guess I would probably hate his games since he was my dad.

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 01:28:37 pm »


Do you really want HIM picking you up from soccer practice?

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 01:51:31 pm »
If I played soccer, perhaps.

But imagine being able to go and hang out in Maxis and play alphas because your Will Wright's kid...

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2005, 07:08:54 pm »


Do you really want HIM picking you up from soccer practice?
you would get all the new info on Spore and Sims

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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2005, 07:12:00 pm »
No offense, but Will Wright is the biggest stereotypical nerd I've seen.
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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2005, 07:15:04 pm »
Do you really want HIM picking you up from soccer practice?
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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2005, 07:29:55 pm »
No offense, but Will Wright is the biggest stereotypical nerd I've seen.

You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Re: Haha, Will Wright!
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2005, 07:53:35 pm »
No offense, but Will Wright is the biggest stereotypical nerd I've seen.
You're right