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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2010, 10:48:55 am »
I haven't touched the game in a year but I was thinking about getting the expansion packs and giving it another whirl... I did like making creatures.

On another note....  The Dr. Pepper promotion is certainly them doing something towards the game.  Down but not out? 
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2010, 11:38:43 am »
The problem with that promotional stuff is that only people form US can officially get there hands on it.
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2010, 11:55:05 am »
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2010, 02:46:36 pm »
The problem with that promotional stuff is that only people form US can officially get there hands on it.


Doesn't Spore have a mostly US player pool?

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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2010, 03:48:54 pm »
The problem with that promotional stuff is that only people form US can officially get there hands on it.
There are computers outside of america?

Like... ones that run Spore? o_O

Someone should inform EA!
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2010, 07:29:17 pm »
There are computers outside of america?

Nah, it's probably just another one of those things the conspiracy theorists have been cooking up recently.

Computers can't possibly exist outside of America.


Though, yeah, that Dr.Pepper promo kinda left out a massive portion of the fanbase.

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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2010, 05:44:44 am »
Say what you like about Spore, but my kid cousins love that game. Love it.


I was personally disappointed with it, but I doubt my cousins are an isolated case. The groundwork is layed down for sequel after sequel and as those kids they will buy them.

So yeah, I think we will be seeing more spore in the future, and unless we're lucky I don't think they have any incentive to actually 'fix' anything much.
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2010, 08:38:53 am »
EA would be dumb not to develop a sequel. Now that they have the basic foundation laid down it will take them less time to.

Still EA sometimes seem to think is a good idea to not produce games just to save money. (Though i wonder how they plan to make money with that economic model :P)
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2010, 04:02:36 pm »
EA would be dumb not to develop a squeal.

That is precisely why the sequel lies in limbo.
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2010, 05:15:52 am »
Spore is not dead if they learned from their mistakes. Such as making a shallow game for "casual gamers". Also the whole cross platform BS is just silly. Focus on one platform with one game. Once you get it right THEN cross platform it to other games systems. Seems to me they were trying to do too many things and the game became, well repetitive and shallow. The editors on the other hand were awesome! May I say a giant leap for games. But there just was no game left to play once you played it once. However I must say that Galactic Adventures was a step in the right direction. Too bad it was not included in the base game. I think things would have been much diffrent if it had been. Also I think the lack of the flora editor and water stage was a big mistake. In addition Spore 2 could be good if say the AI is improved. For instance one thing i was hoping for Spore originally was to be able to create species that had their own behavior and fit into a more complex ecosystem. Similar to what was set up in Sim Life or Sim Earth.

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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2010, 05:27:25 am »
What's this about Maxis being in financial difficulty?

I mean, spore was pretty crappy, but Maxis' franchises still sell reasonably well, don't they?
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2010, 08:08:31 am »
No! 4.6 Billion dollars a year is never enough to lead a decent lifestyle. Everybody knows this!

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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2010, 08:29:58 am »
... In case you're serious, There are G8 countries that don't make 4.6 billion. The hell did you get that number from?
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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2010, 08:38:35 am »
... In case you're serious, There are G8 countries that don't make 4.6 billion. The hell did you get that number from?
Actually, the G8 country with the lowest GDP is Russia, with 1.29 trillion.

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Re: Is Spore Dead?
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2010, 09:14:56 am »
Wasn't the G8 rendered defunct by the G20?