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Spore: General / The Spore Community Fansites
« on: March 31, 2006, 04:45:10 am »
Right here are the rules
1. You may submit a direct link to your website only not your forum or any other link
2. You may include a banner that will be placed beside your website address
3. You may submit a short blurb of no more than 100 words
4. Your submitted information will be treated on a first come first serve basis
5. This thread is hosted at moderator discretion and will be deleted if it is abused
6. This thread's first post will be updated as often as possible to include all new entries
7. All entries will be treated equally and adhere to the same format

Please just list links to the fan websites and your blurb in one post. Any discussion and chatter needs to be posted elsewhere. Thanks.
 

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SporeWiki.com
       A large wiki database based on everything spore.  From news to details, and user created content to images and videos.




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Spore Planet

The main place for Spore Creature Concept Art and when the game comes out Sharing Screenshots of your Creatures.



See this thread below for updated information on Spore Planet.

Spore Planet (You Can Post Your Own Creature Art Now!)
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=1510.0


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Spore Fan

Just starting out. Please support this community and give ideas on how we can make the site better.

Their are content upload sections so that when the game comes out you can show off your screenshots and videos.

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SporeFanatic.com


Amongst the groups of Spore fansites, you find SporeFanatic.com. You can play with three different Spore-like games - Spore Flash, Sporabee v.1.5 and Sporabee v.2.0. There's a forum you can join (and also possibly come with suggestions to the further development of Spore-like games), frequently updated news, articles and more.


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Spore.es
The latest Information about Spore in Spanish. Images, articles, videos, transaltions, features, forum, chat... Come and visit us for the latest news items in the Spore world!



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www.sporesite.com


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Spore-Fanpage - http://www.Spore-Fanpage.de

German fansite, startup 04/04/06, foreign vistors are welcome too   :)




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Spore: General / Re: Spore as educator or agenda?
« on: March 31, 2006, 04:08:02 am »
harsh and not fair at all
this is not conspiracy theory bull****. I don't go around promoting 911 theories or debunking the moon landing
I am making a very reasonable point - that the first time a videogame is being made that truly panders to a world ideology not just in the US exclusively. Wonderful though it may be - this game is not science or realistic in any way but that won't matter when it is being used to push fiction as fact - there is a very fine line between the two.

The scientific community can't do just the same to promote evolution - the game is not science nor does it portray anything factual or even theoritically reputable
In fact it flys in the face of everything modern science holds dear. Dismissing the power of such a potent game, of such a potentially powerful media is unbelievably naive
this is not scare-mongering - argue me wrong if I am
Your argument that it is a liberal 'wet dream' balances it out is bull**** - unless you think lall iberals think that playing computer games is a great idea
Spore can be used to push an educational agenda which feeds into a cultural and political ideology
That ideology does not include the words evolution, science or secularity...


Seriously what the hell is wrong with you Daxx?

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Spore: General / Re: Spore as educator or agenda?
« on: March 31, 2006, 02:57:10 am »
hooray intelligent debate (well for the most part)
this thread was not posted as flamebait but as a topic I find quite interesting otherwise it wouldn't exist

Spore is a vidoegame
But as a videogame it is not just a game.
Counterstrike and Doom are games but are accused as murder simulators.
GTA is a game and is pushed as explaining violent crime
MMORPGs are games and are lofted as more detrimental than cocaine
FIFA is a game and is blamed for obesity
America's Army is just a game but is also a recruitment device

The argument goes on - to look at any media as just a newspaper, just a tv show, just a computer game is ignoring the potency
Now Spore will be unique - it is a child friendly educational game
It can be misused and abused
What most people contributing here are missing is one essential point
I sincerely doubt that on its own a child would learn a damn thing from the game aside from how to play the game - they will not learn about evolution, biology, civilisation, not a goddamn thing
This game won't teach you anything on its own, just like the Sims won't help you manipulate people in real life or Simcity won't help you build a house
It is a videogame - and videogames whatever their intentions will always be for entertainment first

But what worries me the most about the responses is the 'Spore is just a game - what don't you get dur dur dur'
That's like saying a newspaper is just printed words, or a television debate is theatre or a website is just some fancy html
Wrong.
Wrong.
Wrong.
That is sompletely ignorant of reality or else the fanboys are deliberately blinding themselves of the negative externalities of their desire to play this game

When this game and similar games are used by teachers in your children's schools to say that god created the earth in 7 days and that we just appeared because it was god's will...... and follow that up by recommending Spore - your child's favourite game - as evidence of this, does that not worry you
Your influence is being subverted on a level where you cannot compete - a child's imagination
The game itself is not the problem - the content of the game is a right wing religious educator's, legislator's, representative's wet dream
When this game is misused to promote hokus science because it seems to support it - there is a very serious problem
How would you react if this game's effects include
- the ban and censorship of violent non ''educational'' videogames
- the teaching of intelligent design subvertly by recommending this game as required learning
- the rise of a theological agenda in secularly tolerant societies

You think this is all fairytale and propaganda
Do any of you know what the US senate is debating at the moment?
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8729

Do you know who is being sued for $600 million right now?
http://www.gamers.com/index.php?run=news&news_id=5735

Videogaming is on trial right now like comics were in the 1950s. The comics lost the fight back then....

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Spore: General / Re: Spore as educator or agenda?
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:42:37 pm »
you're missing the point completely
regardless of what you think about the argument of creationism vs evolution, you would be incredibly naive to dismiss the power a game like Spore has

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Spore: General / Spore as educator or agenda?
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:35:09 pm »
As it stands now Spore aims to be recognised as individual to its peers that involve slaughter and war and set its stall out as intelligent, complex and educational.
All well and good - it's a game concept that the industry and consumer has been crying out for.
However, I am worried. Politics does that to me some times.
Why politics you ask?
Well Evolution is the scientific explanation du jour that best describes our own development and that of natural history.
Spore aims to educate.
Problem.
Spore does not reflect anything scientific - its editors are artificial constructs where we impose our will on our creatures. We decide their destiny, their arbitrary and construed appearance as god-like creatures, omnipotent and whimsical.
This is not evolution. This is an argument for intelligent design.

Intelligent Design is one of those little things that makes the rest of the world giggle about hometown, smallville, middle America - something that is as flimsy a theory in theory let alone in science up there with timecube in ridiculousness. Now for the god-fearing among you this is not meant as an insult, whether something created the universe we reside in can not be proven at least for the forseeable future - but that doesnt take away from the fact that I.D. makes absolutely no sense.
Whether Will Wright has an agenda is well to my mind unproven and probably unlikely despite the Sims and Simcity having interesting cultural additions/omissions (condoms, nudity, religion etc.). What I fear more is the potential that this game may have on the education system - where conservative educators, legislators and representatives globally may hold this game up as the messiah of gaming -
1 assuading their fears of computer gaming as a negative phenomenon which most would welcome
but
2 using the game mechanics as a vehicle for their own agendas and belief propogation.
It has been well-documented how the law, literature and media has been altered, adjusted and in some cases created to propel a right wing theology driven agenda in the US in the past decade. I fear that this video game will soon be another tool in that arsenal, only now Spore has the power to achieve more than a thousand books or films or teachers.
Such power is quite frightening, has Will Wright created a potential monster....?

Discuss

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PC Games / OMG *orgasms Armed Assault Info!!!!!
« on: March 30, 2006, 04:21:53 am »



In ArmA, as in Flashpoint before it, you're just a soldier. There is a war raging around you which you didn't plan to be in, but you are a professional and you can (and must) handle it. The situation is quite complicated - there are just a few US soldiers left on the island when the invasion begins so you can't simply start a full scale conflict. You help the local militia in their desperate attempts to defend their country, but they are just farmers, not professional soldiers. On the other side there is a real army with old but heavy weaponry and you have to understand that you and your team-mates are the only force that stands in their way.


My hype-meter just rose exponentially - this game looks and sounds like the best game ever made
Hyper-realistic war FTW!!!

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Spore: General / Re: WW Is Wired!
« on: March 29, 2006, 12:07:54 pm »
hell hydro - how bored were you  :D

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Spore: Creation Corner / Re: aliens and new pic
« on: March 29, 2006, 11:39:59 am »
he should have it in img tags not url tags - that's why
nice pic though

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Spore: Creation Corner / Re: aliens and new pic
« on: March 29, 2006, 11:18:31 am »
same problem
host it

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Spore: General / Re: i know you can terra-form but. . . . .
« on: March 29, 2006, 09:45:55 am »
lol
sums up me very nicely  ;D

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Spore: General / Re: WW Is Wired!
« on: March 29, 2006, 09:41:52 am »
sort of old news at this stage

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Spore: General / Re: i know you can terra-form but. . . . .
« on: March 29, 2006, 09:15:09 am »
ahhh playing god - decisions decisions  ;D

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Spore: General / Re: Massive Soloplayer?
« on: March 29, 2006, 04:49:50 am »
like a LAN? that could work - have at most 4 people in the same universe

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Spore: General / Re: Swarming?
« on: March 29, 2006, 01:51:42 am »
Zerg Rush!
keke keke keke
 ;D

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Spore: General / Re: Questions for the Devs.
« on: March 28, 2006, 08:30:48 am »
nice job man - great effort

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