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Offline Petike

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SporeDate confirmed! (April 1st)
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:02:56 am »
An official announcement from the site:
http://www.spore.com/press_040108.php

"Meet Your Mate

Spore is a game that inspires self expression through creativity yet links untold numbers of people together from around the world through sharing their creations online. We have found ways to enhance that experience by allowing players to email a screenshot of their creation to a friend directly from the game or upload a video directly to the web. Spore allows people to connect instantly in ways that have never been done before. Yet, for our incredibly creative team, this still wasn’t enough.

Our procedurally generated systems learn each player’s style and match the content to that specific person. For several months now, a side team has been working on ways to use this same technology to match players to each other, rather than just to the content. Our systems can analyze play style, aesthetic preferences, time spent creating versus playing, and more and then maps that against the data from other players to find a match. The surprising discovery in our focus group testing was that this is most often a love match.

Maxis is currently in discussions with several well-known dating sites to integrate our player matching system into the format of a dating system creating SporeDate. Since this program is being designed for the most dedicated fans, we are bringing the news to you here first. Starting today, we will choose players for our pilot program of SporeDate at random from our list of newsletter subscribers. So if you haven’t signed up, please do so today. We are truly excited to bring this new innovation to light and look forward to seeing you all on SporeDate!

Spore: more than just a game, it’s a way of life. "
« Last Edit: April 02, 2008, 08:23:36 am by Petike »


Quote from: MasterChiToes in "Spore was dumbed down"
Maybe the Sporons are the ones that got dumbed down?  ;D

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 11:07:46 am »
Must be April fools...
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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 11:07:55 am »
Don't these people post their jokes earlier? It gets less funny as the day goes on.
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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 11:46:20 am »
I like the idea but will there be Spore In-game weddings implemented or in an expansion?  ;)

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 11:52:44 am »
hahaha awsome , that was pretty creative for April Fools Day, I liked it :)

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 01:41:12 pm »
i didn't
*loves Cosmosis for his ridiculous optimism* ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE! ;D

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 01:48:19 pm »
Hehe, nice try EA :P
Well... not really.
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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 01:58:55 pm »
Hehehe

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 02:40:33 pm »
You fail to amuse.

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 02:56:51 pm »
Procedural mating in Spore is nothing new ;) Now it's just procedural dating.  :D

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 04:16:14 pm »
People are having fun changing their nicknames today :P

As for SporeDate, I'd love for the love of my life to be a Spore player! xD
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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 07:13:03 pm »
*facepalms*

*shakes his head*

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 09:07:01 pm »
That's hilarious!  ;D

But for some reason all my matches seem to have 4 eyes and tentacles coming out of their mouths.

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 11:49:55 pm »
I think it's kind of annoying that the only timely, completely new, straight from the horse's mouth information we've gotten was an April Fool's joke.

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Re: SporeDate confirmed!
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 02:43:16 am »
I think it's kind of annoying that the only timely, completely new, straight from the horse's mouth information we've gotten was an April Fool's joke.

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