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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2008, 04:03:33 pm »
I've never played the Sims. Not once. Ever.

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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2008, 04:12:51 pm »
It is a shame that Will made Spore look so cute.
No matter what i will help Will and buy the game, no piracy for me about this one.
In time (if the game is good enough, which it should be) it will sell, because more casual gamers will hear about it.
But at the moment i have not met anyone with the least knowledge of Spore.
I believe it was the same deal with The Sims.
I am optimistic.

Yeh because Will needs all the help he can get, being a multi millionaire and all. *rolls eyes*

Obviously I am going to buy it, but yeh.

Yeah well, you do not get it. Im rolling my eyes of you too.
Help you, help me, help you, help Will, if Spore rocks, i would like to see a "Spore II", and if no one buys Spore, no Spore II will come. Maybe you knew this already, but did not sound like that.

And oh yeah, thanks for your 1128 posts.

I think it will be a major success, how can a game that simulates all the stages of evolution, has a average learning curve, and appeals to all ages fail. Time is the only thing that will tell us of it success, it took years to know of the sims series greatness and so will spore. And even if it fails in domestic gross Will and EA won't be scrummaging around for simoleans trying to cover up there losses on advertising and such :P.

And Lange you could have just edited your original post instead of just adding a little to another post. It makes things easier, plus double posting and more are frowned upon on most RP and forums sites. But you're new so no big, just trying to help ;).
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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2008, 04:33:33 pm »
It wouldnt matter if you pirate the game anyway. They dont loose any money. See hes allready got his money, from the stockist who allready buys the game, then sells it to the retail company, who then sells it to u. So when u pirate a game the only 1 loosing out is the retail company. Same with music, you see all these singers and stars campaigning about trying to get you to stop copying their music, they dont care, theyve allready got thier money, they just want u to listen to it.

.. Well thats the way I see it anyway.

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« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2008, 06:25:25 pm »
That only applies to the very short term. If more people start to pirate, the fewer copies retailers will order next time.
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« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2008, 06:46:38 am »
NZ doesnt get reorders, unless is a REALY REALY popular game like WoW. So once its sold out, or "not new" u cant get games any more, u either have to buy scractched 2nd hand CDs or pirate games.

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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #65 on: March 28, 2008, 06:59:08 am »
It wouldnt matter if you pirate the game anyway. They dont loose any money. See hes allready got his money, from the stockist who allready buys the game, then sells it to the retail company, who then sells it to u. So when u pirate a game the only 1 loosing out is the retail company. Same with music, you see all these singers and stars campaigning about trying to get you to stop copying their music, they dont care, theyve allready got thier money, they just want u to listen to it.

.. Well thats the way I see it anyway.
That is a poor excuse for pirating.

Retailers buy as many as they can realistically hope to sell.
If half of the PC gamers automatically go to piratebay when a new game is released, reatilers will soon learn (as they already learned) that only half of their target audience will buy the game, so they order the half of what they would if there would be no piracy.
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« Reply #66 on: March 28, 2008, 10:31:55 pm »
It wouldnt matter if you pirate the game anyway. They dont loose any money. See hes allready got his money, from the stockist who allready buys the game, then sells it to the retail company, who then sells it to u. So when u pirate a game the only 1 loosing out is the retail company. Same with music, you see all these singers and stars campaigning about trying to get you to stop copying their music, they dont care, theyve allready got thier money, they just want u to listen to it.

.. Well thats the way I see it anyway.

That made no sense.  At all.  Stores stock as many copies as they believe that their going to sell.  If 1/3rd of the population who would be buying games were to pirate games, then the store would have take that into consideration and stock 1/3rd fewer games.  You're also completely ignoring the fact that when games are sold out quickly, the retailers, you know, order more.

Let's assume for a second that EA isn't hurt if you pirate a game, which is what you're suggesting.  The retailer would still be suffering, which you shrug off as not mattering? 

To sum it up, you're wrong. 

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« Reply #67 on: March 28, 2008, 11:29:20 pm »
Spore could fail, I think people should atleast allow for the possibility. Those who do not allow for anything other super optimistic possibilities will be crushed if things don't turn out that way... people are STILL complaining about a lack of a water sage, for example! Its been how long now? But some can't get over it.

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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2008, 06:30:25 am »
It is a shame that Will made Spore look so cute.
No matter what i will help Will and buy the game, no piracy for me about this one.
In time (if the game is good enough, which it should be) it will sell, because more casual gamers will hear about it.
But at the moment i have not met anyone with the least knowledge of Spore.
I believe it was the same deal with The Sims.
I am optimistic.

Yeh because Will needs all the help he can get, being a multi millionaire and all. *rolls eyes*

Obviously I am going to buy it, but yeh.

Yeah well, you do not get it. Im rolling my eyes of you too.
Help you, help me, help you, help Will, if Spore rocks, i would like to see a "Spore II", and if no one buys Spore, no Spore II will come. Maybe you knew this already, but did not sound like that.

And oh yeah, thanks for your 1128 posts.

I think it will be a major success, how can a game that simulates all the stages of evolution, has a average learning curve, and appeals to all ages fail. Time is the only thing that will tell us of it success, it took years to know of the sims series greatness and so will spore. And even if it fails in domestic gross Will and EA won't be scrummaging around for simoleans trying to cover up there losses on advertising and such :P.

And Lange you could have just edited your original post instead of just adding a little to another post. It makes things easier, plus double posting and more are frowned upon on most RP and forums sites. But you're new so no big, just trying to help ;).

Yeah, you are probably right.
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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2008, 04:41:01 am »
Did anyone read this ? It's of the same subject and I stumbled upon this blog via a site of a famous dutch gaming journalist that used to have zelda sites etc, now he linked trough the following post and some of the remarks there are:

"I'm used to living in a world drunk on Spore anticipation -- at any other conference, I would have had to battle my way to the screen. But among the newbies, there was a significant amount of uncertainty and performance anxiety. People weren't sure they would be able to build something, even with encouragement and example. One even said, over my shoulder, "I'm not sure I'm creative in that way." I found this reaction fascinating. "

http://www.gamese****ch.com/2008/03/opinion_is_spore_for_everyone.php

ok this gets sencored lol, the missing characters are "t w a t" :P  (ofcourse, I'm not trying to avoid censoring cause I want to cuss :P it's a real url :)

PS: well i guess this article is already in another thread, but ofcourse it lights this topic too...
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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2008, 02:05:32 pm »
Will Wright mentioned something about leaving the gaming scene once Spore is wrapped up, didnt he? Well, that makes me very worried. Why? Well, after all these years of waiting, imagine getting your pre-ordered pristine mint-condition spore box through the post, in the early morning post. You sign for it, and you dont even stop to say thankyou to the poor courier who carted it there for you. You shut the door in his face, grab the nearest suitable beverage, and dash to your computer. You slam the CD/DVD into your computer and start it installing, feverishly clutching your hands together, wringing them, kneeding the fingers back and forth between one another... its happening! Its really happening! Its here! Minute after minute, you stare at the progress bar, ticking away towards completion. A soothing back-tune, complete with teaser images of the many in-built in races. Finally, its done! You raise your cup/can to your lips to take the first, trembling sip as you double click the shortcut icon it neatly drops into the dead center of your monitor. All these years of waiting, all that collective work from the Maxis people, visualised by Will Wright in his final, parting masterwork... the screen blinks to black, and a airy sound rises in your speakers... the intro is about to begin.

"Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you..."

Will Wrights Spore was nothing more than a 6gig high-definition rickroll upon modern gamers, who threatened to pirate the final work of his career on the notion of not getting that final 0.01% of things they wanted. The container in your hand slips from your hands, landing, hot or cold, in your lap, tipping over. You may now be permenantly scarred in a very sensitive place, impairing your ability to breed. But that will never compare to the pain of what you just witnessed. The overlord of the nerds has passed on, but not without taking something precious from his treasonous heretical minions!

To me, that is only the way Spore could fail. Some of us are just want to mess around and make stuff, and we're happy as pie.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 03:03:43 pm by Uroboros »

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« Reply #71 on: April 07, 2008, 05:55:29 pm »
Will Wright mentioned something about leaving the gaming scene once Spore is wrapped up, didnt he? Well, that makes me very worried. Why? Well, after all these years of waiting, imagine getting your pre-ordered pristine mint-condition spore box through the post, in the early morning post. You sign for it, and you dont even stop to say thankyou to the poor courier who carted it there for you. You shut the door in his face, grab the nearest suitable beverage, and dash to your computer. You slam the CD/DVD into your computer and start it installing, feverishly clutching your hands together, wringing them, kneeding the fingers back and forth between one another... its happening! Its really happening! Its here! Minute after minute, you stare at the progress bar, ticking away towards completion. A soothing back-tune, complete with teaser images of the many in-built in races. Finally, its done! You raise your cup/can to your lips to take the first, trembling sip as you double click the shortcut icon it neatly drops into the dead center of your monitor. All these years of waiting, all that collective work from the Maxis people, visualised by Will Wright in his final, parting masterwork... the screen blinks to black, and a airy sound rises in your speakers... the intro is about to begin.

"Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you..."

Will Wrights Spore was nothing more than a 6gig high-definition prank upon modern gamers, who threatened to pirate the final work of his career on the notion of not getting that final 0.01% of things they wanted. The container in your hand slips from your hands, landing, hot or cold, in your lap, tipping over. You may now be permenantly scarred in a very sensitive place, impairing your ability to breed. But that will never compare to the pain of what you just witnessed. The overlord of the nerds has passed on, but not without taking something precious from his treasonous heretical minions!

To me, that is only the way Spore could fail. Some of us are just want to mess around and make stuff, and we're happy as pie.

You forgot to mention that the song is preformed by meat eating Care Bears who dance to it as well.

In full motion video naturally, with trillions of colors, and HIGH DEF as well, with THX sound.

We're talking the biggest prank ever pulled on a population after all.

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« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2008, 07:37:50 pm »
lol, they could do that and then say they were just kidding and let you play the game xD

Also, Will said he was already working on his next project a while ago so he's not leaving this industry... yet.
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« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2008, 01:29:04 pm »
Wow uroboros, that was really good  ;D I think that fear is just the years of waiting for a game begining to show.
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Re: "Spore will fail" says gameplayer.com
« Reply #74 on: April 08, 2008, 05:50:46 pm »
I've been watching this game for a few years (can't remember how many exactly) and I have to say it's come a long way since I first saw the amazing videos originally shown at GDC '05 (I think it was). I'd would easily plop down $100 to play that version of Spore, not the one that they've bent over backwards to ruin with cutesy stuff and cheesy facial expressions in addition to the content they've gutted. Instead they've decided to release what could potentially be the biggest flop of the decade, right up there with E.T. on the scale of epic failness. Personally, if I find myself playing anything this Fall, I'm pretty confident it will be Fallout 3, and unless Spore turns out to be as good as I had hoped it would be two years ago, then I fully intend to avoid it entirely.
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