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Spore: General / Re: The hell? I just lost ALL of my Achievements!
« on: October 21, 2008, 10:17:31 am »
I seem to be having this problem as well. Yesterday, I noticed that none of my achievements were highlighted on the list in my game, but I shrugged it off as a momentary server glitch; then today, I checked online and realized that they really are missing. I'm also pretty sure it has nothing to do with the patch, because I'm on a Mac and haven't updated yet, so I doubt that's the culprit. In any case, I hope it gets fixed soon.

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Spore: General / Re: Bizarre Things in Spore
« on: September 14, 2008, 09:06:20 am »
Also, one or two of the space empires I've met have had these really squeaky voices that sound like talking being played backwards. It's mildly creepy, because they're usually cute or have the eyes with big eyelashes, making them seem akin to satanic Easter bunnies or something.

On the subject of space empire noises, though, anyone else really love it when you open a trade window with certain empires and you get that kind of adventurous-8-bit-game song? I leave the trade window open as long as I can to listen to that one.  ;D

LOL, I like listening to the voices. I personally don't find them disturbing, just amusingly strange at times. I like listening to the synthesizer voices of Shaman empires. It's just plain weird.

As for that 8-bit game music... yep, very cool. If I'm not mistaken, it's the theme song for M.U.L.E, a classic life simulator game which must have influenced Spore. I'm not old enough to be familiar with M.U.L.E. or other classic games of its time, but after recently finding out about it, I think that's where the music comes from. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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Spore: General / Re: Spore and it's amazon.com rating
« on: September 08, 2008, 07:52:45 pm »
Yeah, I saw them, too, and generally share the same views as you. Like many others, I don't like the DRM protection scheme, but at the same time I'm one of those people who believe that reviews on merchant websites should pertain more to the actual product itself than whatever shady business practices may be going on behind it, as bad and worthy of negative attention as they may be. I'm sure those reviews have managed to turn away potential buyers to some effect (even those who don't care nor know anything about DRM), which is why I sort of wish people would stop using the review space as a soapbox in all fairness to objective customers, but that's just me and my two cents, for what they're worth.

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Well its your choice whether or not you want to watch it, and I'm just letting people know that its on tonight.

And I have nothing against that; in fact I appreciate it. I'm sorry if I sounded like a spoilsport; I didn't mean to come off that way. I suppose I should have worded my post better by adding that I *think* I may not watch it because I'm already getting the DVD, but then again knowing myself I might just cave in at the last minute and watch it anyway. All the same, thanks for telling us.

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Spore: General / Loads of Space Videos! (spoilers)
« on: September 06, 2008, 02:42:24 pm »
THE FOLLOWING POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THESE VIDEOS IF YOU ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE GAME!

Like myself... but I caved in. :P

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I thought I'd share it because it's not every day that you find someone who's chronicled his Spore gameplay so diligently.

Someone by the name of shadowzack has uploaded tons of Space stage videos on his YouTube channel. He seems to have recorded everything he's done so far. Since there are so many videos (20+! :o) I won't post them all here, but you can watch the first 3 to get an idea.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omP_JtcYJys" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omP_JtcYJys</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqW-NgwC15s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqW-NgwC15s</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OkfnnaDLzw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OkfnnaDLzw</a>

Many, many more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/shadowzack

Just type "space" in the search box on his channel page and you should see all of them in order.

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I'm assuming this is the same as the Making Of video included with the GE, right? If so, I don't want to watch it. It's going to make me feel like I wasted money. =/

Another reason that makes me wonder why I ordered the GE in the first place, and why I'll have to wait 2 extra days for it to arrive. *sigh*

But there's always the artbook and the GE guide!

It better be worth it... :-[

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