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How long have you been following Spore?

Since GDC '05
24 (49%)
Since the Spore Video Appeared
9 (18.4%)
Sometime in the Dark Ages
5 (10.2%)
Since the Spore Video Was on Google
11 (22.4%)

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Offline SpecialBrownies

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When did we find out about Spore?
« on: March 14, 2006, 04:36:25 pm »
I just want to know how many people have been here since the beginning, and how many people came after the video was posted on Google Video, and everyone in between. It will also show how much power Google has over our minds.


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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 04:41:18 pm »
well, I first heard of it in a Newsweek article sometime over the summer, and eventually ran into this place around october or so, been following it since around then.

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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 04:42:07 pm »
I've been lurking for like a week or two, since my friend told me about Spore...  However, if it weren[t for Google, I don't think I would have found the video, so it's still a pretty large influence on my brain.

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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 04:43:43 pm »
I first read about it on Penny-arcade, then followed the link to the Gamespy article detailing the reporters impressions of the will wright speech (Excellent article by the way, check it out), followed that to the gamasutra website where I watched the video, then stumbled across gaming steves website by google accident. I'm not sure he was doing podcasts back then, I know the site has changed a lot since then. Ahhh, to be young again. Back in MY day...



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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 04:46:49 pm »
When did that Google clip come out?Anyway,I found out sometime when Spore came on the Google clip.Good thing to,I did not have to suffer as long as some people(like 1 year :D :P).
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 04:47:55 pm »
I heard about it on my gameinformer may or march it began with m, 2005 edition (yes I've been following for awhile :)) and was immediately hooked and devoted 2 or 3 month of my life to learning everything I could about spore and I found gaming Steve somewhere in there and spent the year lurking secretly absorbing the info and recently decided "heck I want a voice in the greatest spore site on the web" and joined. ;D
  Edit: you all have it lucky, i had to wait through the grueling dark ages of spore... god the horror :'(
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 04:48:37 pm »
yea me too.......


 like about 1 month ago i found out about spore so i dont have to wait as long as u other ppl
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 04:53:55 pm »
I put since GDC because I was already excited about it before I saw the actual video from GDC.
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 04:57:55 pm »
I put since GDC because I was already excited about it before I saw the actual video from GDC.

then u should of put it sometimes in the dark ages
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 05:04:19 pm »
I put since GDC because I was already excited about it before I saw the actual video from GDC.

then u should of put it sometimes in the dark ages

No, the Spore Video came out sometime near the beginning of summer '05. The Dark Ages were the horrible times that followed. Actually, they are still going on.. but that's all about to change.. *twitch* :-[ *twitch* I hope...
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2006, 05:16:40 pm »
I was aware of it since GDC, prof I had went to the conference and was at the presentation, so I got info about the game the day he came back.
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 05:18:38 pm »
I put since GDC because I was already excited about it before I saw the actual video from GDC.

then u should of put it sometimes in the dark ages

No, the Spore Video came out sometime near the beginning of summer '05. The Dark Ages were the horrible times that followed. Actually, they are still going on.. but that's all about to change.. *twitch* :-[ *twitch* I hope...
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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 05:24:44 pm »
I found out about it shortly after Gaming Steve's first podcast about it. So I've been waiting patiently for a year so far. ;)
I haven't posted much on the spore forums though until just recently - After GDC 05, I figured I would wait until there was more information and less speculation.

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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 05:29:20 pm »
yea the dark ages as we like to call them started a bit after the GDC vid was released and continues to between a few weeks ago or one or two months ago, the dark ages is a period of very little to no Spore info.

it should be over soon though as GDC is coming next week and E3 is in May.

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Re: When did we find out about Spore?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 05:31:20 pm »
I found about Spore via whatever issue of gameinformer it appeared in, then went online to hunt for further info on IGN, then on the IGN message board found links to both the GDC video and gaming steve, and have been here since.
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