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When did you hear about Spore?

March 05
17 (37.8%)
April 05
4 (8.9%)
May 05
5 (11.1%)
June 05
1 (2.2%)
July 05
2 (4.4%)
August 05
1 (2.2%)
September 05
3 (6.7%)
November 05
4 (8.9%)
December 05
1 (2.2%)
January 06
2 (4.4%)
October 05 (sorry it's out of order, I forgot)
1 (2.2%)
For future (if you vote this, I kill you) : February 06
1 (2.2%)
March 06
0 (0%)
April 06
0 (0%)
May 06
3 (6.7%)

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When did you hear about Spore?
« on: January 24, 2006, 04:14:31 pm »
I found out in July, and wasted no time registering ;D



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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 04:18:10 pm »
I found it in november, then a thread in a different forum (of all places, The Elder Scrolls Forums!!) lead me here.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 04:23:30 pm »
Heard about it in may-june, but actually learned about it during november...so yeah, less wait for me  :o

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 04:24:27 pm »
By chance I found out about it the day after.  Also found this site the day after by googling Spore.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006, 05:07:56 pm »
I found about it a while ago!
A matter of fact, It was gaming steve's first article!
I lurked in the forums a while, then joined up a few months later.
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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006, 05:10:01 pm »
I found out in March. I followed a link on the Sims2 BBS before it was deleted that led me here. I was curious as to what Spore was and why it couldn't be talked about on the Sims forum at the time.  I joined the same day.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006, 05:11:43 pm »
Dear fellow forum members

Let us bow our heads and keep silence for one minute in honour of the memory of the month of October which has been omitted from the above and feels utterly rejected.



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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2006, 05:38:49 pm »
Dear fellow forum members

Let us bow our heads and keep silence for one minute in honour of the memory of the month of October which has been omitted from the above and feels utterly rejected.

Sorry about that, I added it now.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 06:16:36 pm »
What if you are psychic and knew about it in February 2005?

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 07:16:57 pm »
Found my way to the game Unnatural Selection looking for something or other about old Maxis stuff. Unnatural Selection had a 'related article' link on Gamespy from the day before or so talking about the GDC and ultimately, Spore. I clicked it and was blown away.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006, 10:29:50 pm »
I heard about Spore in May, and from that day on I am desperately waiting for it :P
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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2006, 03:37:50 am »
I first heard about spore in March but I didn't take much notice of it until May when I visited the sporesite. And shortly after that I found gaming Steve, while searching for spore info, but I didn't join until November.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2006, 05:23:48 am »
I learned about it in 2001. Read an interview in which Will Wright was thinking about making a game that simulates the Universe.....

Before someone starts asking: where is that interview? Sorry can't find it right now. Here's one small article from February 2002 to show he's been working on it since then: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/18596/
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 06:38:29 am by Snooty »

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2006, 06:34:50 am »
rofl 762, thread search plz ;P
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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2006, 10:57:53 am »
rofl 762, thread search plz ;P

Sorry, I might have made a duplicate thread. I just did a search, and I can't find anything, though. Could you please give me a link?

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2006, 11:02:00 am »
May 2005  :)

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2006, 11:07:29 am »
Sorry, guys, this is the best I could find :-\

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=699.msg14010

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2006, 11:21:01 am »
Too soon, I can tell you that much.

I check the GDC videos regularly and I'm pretty sure I watched the spore presentation right about when it was released.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2006, 12:00:42 pm »
I heard about it late Q3 last year. Can't remember when though. A local newspaper actually wrote about it, and they ahd a kickass picture too(which they had drawn). I've frantically been trying to find it, but no luck so far...

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2006, 12:02:14 pm »
I heard about it on penny arcade, went to a gamespot forum and saw gamingsteve advertising his site 2 days after the creation of the forums we are now inhabiting :D
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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2006, 02:38:28 pm »
I think I heard about it around may but i didnt join the forums 'till later, i read them a lot though...
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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2006, 02:50:56 pm »
May 2005  :)

Yep me too but it was like the end of May and did not regester here until June. So really its more like June for me, but i voted in May :P I am weird.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2006, 02:54:11 pm »
I first heard about it in a newsweek article in last May or June, but joined the forums later on.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2006, 06:40:51 pm »
??? three people voted that they haven't heard of Spore yet. ¿Que?

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2006, 06:51:15 pm »
??? three people voted that they haven't heard of Spore yet. ¿Que?

lol they must not want to know. or are trying to forget they knew.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2006, 06:53:59 pm »
??? three people voted that they haven't heard of Spore yet. ¿Que?

lol they must not want to know. or are trying to forget they knew.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2006, 11:09:00 am »
i read about it in a game informer and dont remember when. it was before i turned 13, though, and my b day is in november.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2006, 01:00:29 pm »
I heard about this game about a week or so ago.  I see there are now two votes for January so I don't feel too bad.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2006, 01:17:03 pm »
I heard about this game about a week or so ago.  I see there are now two votes for January so I don't feel too bad.

Imagine all the people who still don't know about it! When those people see it at E3 for the first time, it'll blow their minds. By the time you get there, you should already be "used" to it, I know I already am. I'm sure we'll get a ton of new info, but I won't be surprised into utter shock when I see it.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2006, 07:19:24 am »
I heard about this game about a week or so ago.  I see there are now two votes for January so I don't feel too bad.

Imagine all the people who still don't know about it! When those people see it at E3 for the first time, it'll blow their minds. By the time you get there, you should already be "used" to it, I know I already am. I'm sure we'll get a ton of new info, but I won't be surprised into utter shock when I see it.

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this whole thing so even after one week the "Wow" factor is still there for me, but I understand what your getting at.
I do wonder what sort of reception this will receive.

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SV: Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2006, 07:35:46 am »
I found it in november, then a thread in a different forum (of all places, The Elder Scrolls Forums!!) lead me here.

I found out about spore the same way Mr_Wizard did

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2006, 11:46:12 pm »
I've been looking for this game ever since EVO for snes. Eventually found it after months of searching google.

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2006, 12:08:22 am »
I heard about it on March 15th of last year, through a link on the Sims 2 BBS to Steve's site. I've been a loyal listener/reader ever since (Though I joined the forums just before E3.)

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Re: When did you hear about Spore?
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2006, 07:28:10 am »
I first heard about it in a newsweek article in last May or June, but joined the forums later on.

Me too, but I couldn't remember when it was, so I just put September as a guess... Ohwell...