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Spore: General / Morphing abilities of indivdual parts?
« on: April 08, 2007, 12:54:01 pm »
When will Wright first showed off the his creature editor, we all were awed by the ability to mold the body itself. But did anyone observe if we could extend those same abilities to the individual parts, like wings or fins? It would be a pity that the only original thing would be the core body and the size of the parts. And for the vehicle editor? Could I make a core body, attach a weapon, and then warp said weapon?

Podcasts / Gaming Steve at DigitalLife?
« on: October 04, 2006, 12:26:28 pm »
Hay GamingSteve, hows it going, and congrats again on the new child. I was wondering, if you have any plans to go to DigitalLife? It being held in NYC, at the Javits Center. So, just if you plan to be able to go, I'm going too and I thought there may just be the smallest chance to meet the man himself!

Spore: Creation Corner / The fire-bread "Duoos"
« on: October 03, 2006, 01:34:00 pm »
O I remember the time before there was a seperate area for Spore creatures, and back in say.. august of 2005. Anyway, I finnaly got around to creating a creature.

Anyway, first off, the picture!

The Name:

The Duoos is a Latin Derived  name, the "Duo" meaning two, and "os" meaning mouth. "Two-Mouth" or now known to us as the "Duoos."


Average Height: 4 feet, 5 inches.
Average Width, from tail to jaw: 4 feet, 6 inches.(May vary due to jaw length)
Jaw Size: 4 inches to over one foot.

Pack Style

- The Duoos can usually be found in packs of 5 to 7 males, and being lead by one Alpha-Male. The Alpha-Male is decided in a series of duels, where the challenger and the previous Alpha-Male fight until one gives up, or dies. The females are usually found together, in groups similar in size to the males, with the exception of no Alpha-Female. The Females are to guard their young until they too can join the hunting packs with their fathers. If the child is a female, they join the other adult females in raising the young.
-The males follow the alpha male to a target. They split up into pairs and surround the target, but they do not pounce. The Alpha-Male walks out alone to the target, getting it's attention. The Alpha-Male sprays a certain pheromone which is believed to anger the local prey into chasing the Alpha-Male. This pheromone is sprayed by the use of the two probes on the ends of the tails. The A-Male leads the prey usually towards where the females are holding the young. When the prey reaches the distance where the smallest young can safely come out and feed on the prize, the males jump out and slaughter the beast, allowing everyone a nice meal.
-If meat is not available,  the males will go out independently to gather plants for food, until a victim for the pack is located. They use their jaws to grab and hold the plants until they get back to the females and the children.
-Due to the hostility of the usual enviorment, the prey is often a single large beast, with it's own natural defenses to the heat and fire of the enviorment aswell as other beast.

Fire Hardened Skin:

- The Duoos' have an exsrtremly rugged outermost layer of skin. This layer, usualy hot red to a redish brown, is the result of fire-intensive pressure in the local enviorment. The skin itself is supported underneath by interlocking layers of skin, which create a network, in which, whem the skin is attempted to be grabbed and pulled in one direction, or ripped, the skin's layers lock up to keep it in place. The outer layer isself is exstremly rugged, fire-proof and can abosrb exstreme amounts of blunt, or precise pressure, all by reorginizing the interlocking skin layers to provide support, depending on the damage to be inflicted.

Everything Else:

-The Duoos is a four legged creature, living in volcanic and extremely hot environments. It has a rugged outer skin layer which is extremely resistant to fire and high pressure situations.
-The Duoos has two jaws that can operate independently from each others, are usually in sync when the creature is hunting. The creature's usual diet consist of anything that can survive in the same climate as itself, which includes other heat resistant creatures and plant life. The two jaws are extremely effective at crunching hard skinned surfaces by putting too much pressure on one portion of the skin, and not allowing said pressure to be distributed to other portions of the victim, thus cracking or shattering the victim’s hard skin.
-The two pouches on the ends of either tail are used to spray a pheromone. These pheromones can be used to attract mates, and the Duoos have been using it to ward off attacks from moving towards their young. 
-At this time, the Duoos are not a fully sentient life form.
-The Males have much longer jaws then the females, up to a foot long, versus a female's average half a foot.
-The two bottom eyes are used for normal, human-esq vision. The third eye is used to help the creature see different amounts of heat energy, as they live in exstremly hot enviorments.
- The jaws can each rotate away and towards each other. This allows the jaws to each bite one side of the item, say a leg. By rotating each jaw away from each other, then can crack the leg into two, or any other item which needs cracking. Like say... a giant peanut!
Questions: Comment?: Anything to help for the next creature?

UPDATE: 5-6-06: Fire Hardened Skin:

Console Games / Anyone have Sony's spending records lately....
« on: September 06, 2006, 07:11:56 pm »
In a recent issue of WIRED magazine, the one with the giant pink cover, there is a nice story about how much Sony is putting into the PS3. I don't want to create another Sony topic but this is about Sony as a whole, not just their video game zone, but the company in everything they do, more precisely, their budget. Wired stated that Sony had $6 billion in their reserves. 4 billion of that is going into the PS3, in R&D, and production. So wait, Sony is putting 2/3 of ALL of their budget into the PS3?! The PS2 only made a profit after 5 years on the market, how in this world is Sony thinking they will make it all back in one console cycle?!? I had all the big three last console cycle, and a gaming computer, and I don't want to see any console or medium fall. Sony strategy seems suicidal, risking the entire company of video games, again, a very non-profitable sector! Again, the PS2 only made a profit after 5 years, all the way at the end of the cycle.
       Now, I realize that, this isn't the entire iceburg. Sony, from what I can tell, could care less about the PS3. Even with risking the entire company, if the PS3 is bust, it all won't matter. All that needs to happen is that Blue-Ray medium takes off. Everyone knows Sony makes all their cash off having third party people use their format. Sony PS2/3 are NOT gaming systems. They only exist to promote the mediums, which is how Sony seems to be planning to make back the cash and show some profit. But $600.00, or even $500.00... WHO IS GOING TO BUY THAT?!
       I don't mean to be mean, but why would I buy a new player when my DVD works absolutely great! And 1080p? Err... what does that mean, the resolution? The speed of the reflecting pixels in a TV?  Why do I need more space, for anything?! Games don't fill up DVDs, and movies and TV show series are doing just dandy on the DVD. Why would I ever need a B-Ray?And why for 500, maybe even 600 dollars?!

OK, Sorry about this rant everyone. I just needed to get around to posting this. I know everyone already knows this and realized this  months ago, and if thats the case, please excuse my personal clarification by writing. Ideas?

EDIT: I kinda rushed this post so I didn't really take a hard enough glance through the forum. Maybe Steve should make a Sony Bashing sub-forum? I hate to see Any company leave the gaming sector, since competition is how us customers win.

EDIT II: Corrected the money values.

Everything Else / Has anyone else lost their wallet?
« on: July 22, 2006, 12:51:38 pm »
Dammit... Now I can't get "The Ship" off steam or for that matter, even get anything as much as a bottled water.  :'(

PC Games / Is Blizz denying it, so they don't do the same mistake;
« on: June 30, 2006, 05:34:31 pm »
as they did with the wow expansion? Is Blizzard Corp. denying that they wil make World of Starcraft/Diablo, because they don't want to announce anything too early? Didn't Blizz screw up by announceing their expansion pack too early, and they don't want to make the mistake, so they are currently denying it?

Site News / How long can a person edit their post's?
« on: June 29, 2006, 03:04:32 pm »
I was wondering, how long from the creation of a post, will it be editable?

Movies / Transformers movie!!!
« on: June 29, 2006, 02:54:03 pm »
Just click "Watch The Exclusive Announcement Now," after the intro finishes or if you skipped it.

Anyone excited?

PC Games / DarkStar One! Has anyone played it?
« on: June 27, 2006, 12:17:33 pm »
I've played the german demo, with the English subtitles mod, and it's awsome! It's a space game, like Freelancer. Comparred to the latest game of the genre, X3, I have to say, this game is what X3 should of been. It's space combat, trading ect. Make sure you have installed Service Pack 2, or you will have horrible lag! Play and enjoy!

Get the demo below:

And the demo is in German, so here is a mod to put that demo into English text.
Directions for intalling the English mod:
   Take the "strings" folder you get from the English mod link and put it in the Program Files\Darkstar One Demo folder. Click YES TO ALL when asked.

PC Games / Anyone here play 2nd life?
« on: June 24, 2006, 07:31:14 pm »
I was going to cancel my WoW account, but those sneaky men at Blizzard billed me the day before I went to cancel, so I'll be playing to see if I should continue for the next month. Now, I have a friend who plays alot of 2nd life. It's free... it's free... I could be a muckraker! Or a gold minner! Or a hobo! I always wanted to be a poor guy in the Hoover administration! Not really but, does anyone here have any experiance with 2nd life?

PC Games / Is anyone else excited for Live anywhere?
« on: June 22, 2006, 09:10:08 pm »
I will provably be getting a 360 this holiday and I thought; Whats better, enjoying the Superior PC controls and playing on the unit I prefere, or playing with friends and the achievements? Well, when they announced Live Anywhere, I was excited to play my games on the PC, while being able to play and chat with my friends. While I know it's a LONG shot to being able to play games in multiplayer with the console players, it's still possible! Am I the only one happy about having my cake and eating it too?

PC Games / Prey Demo disscussion; ((Spoilers!!!))
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:32:08 pm »
Now thats a great game!!! From being abuducted, to the spirit walk, even to the portal where I shot myself! But, I have to say. Does anyone feel the entire game is taking place inside a giant single life form? It's just, eating the humans who are getting killed? It's white blood cells are those alien grunts? That brown gas that comes out of the wall, maybe cells spreading nutrients?! I truly think we are traveling throughout a huge single life form, going through it's body systems! The part where grandfather gets killed, he is being digested! And remember the room with those vertical tubes? I think thats part of the bloodstream?

Anyone else got disscussion about the demo? And the game?

PC Games / Calling Steve, this is the forum calling Steve:
« on: June 09, 2006, 06:59:09 pm »
*Static........***buzz....... Steve do you read me? I know with your regular job, traveling to interviews, setting up the podcasts. I realize you probably don't play WoW often, probably even maybe once every 3 months. But, just in-case!!! You ever were to log on again, where is you main WoW character, on what server and faction? I know you most likely have canceled your subscription judging on how much you seem to have to do but, if you still play at all, where would you be? What server, race, name, etc.

Thanks for your time Steve, and sorry for saying probably so much.

PC Games / Anyone else have Gammerragee?
« on: May 17, 2006, 02:59:39 pm »
Gammerragee is when your current liberary needs refilling, and you are rather board. I currently am going through a stage of Gammerragee. Is anyone else out there have a bad case of Gammerragee as I do? WoW is... really getting SLOW, and Oblivion gets boring after only playing it for a certain amount of time.

PC Games / I'm so silly, stupid, un foresighting...
« on: May 11, 2006, 06:32:18 pm »
I bought a rather expensive alienware PC with all the ahrdware wize bells and wizzles. I am packing two 7800s in SLI but now I see DX10 and I was wondering if anyone is in the same situation as me, spending the money they had saved up, only now needing to buy new graphic cards...  :'( :'( :'( :'( I'm going to go ahead and cry in a corner. And do I need to update my cards to use DX10? Do I need a new motherboard?

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