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Offline Madchat18

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SPORE=VAPORWARE
« on: April 03, 2006, 07:38:27 am »
So far only industry insiders have seen Spore. Sure we have fuzzy screenshots and drawings of this so called videogame but we could also see pictures of the Phantom gaming system. I am declaring SPORE as vaporware and only a demo will change my mind!

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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 07:46:41 am »
What's there to discuss? Even Will admitted all we saw so far are prototypes. Prototypes get (should be) thrown away before the actual development starts. Let's hope the 70-odd Spore staff know what they're doing. :)
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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 07:48:42 am »
what makes vaporware?

1) people who have something to gain by getting cash from investors and then ducking out
2) people who have something to gain by lieing about a product (ie. advertising for another product, etc.)
3) people who have good intentions but the funding falls short

Neither Will Wright, nor Maxis nor EA fall under any of these categories...  I completely trust Wright to deliver, I trust Maxis to deliver, I trust EA to not run out of money.

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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 07:52:46 am »
I'd personally use a broader definition: software that's not there yet, but will possibly be made when there's enough interest in it being there. I'd say Spore has provoked enough interest over the last year, so odds are good.  ;D
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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 08:07:45 am »
I was thinking about something like that. Of course, if Spore really ISN'T real, then I say we get a bunch of bats and take ot EA headquarters. Who's with me?
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 08:16:52 am »
you've all heard the term "shooting yourself in the foot"?  Well Will Wright would be shooting himself in the head by not making Spore and actually I see no reason why anyone would think it...  or even say it except to provoke the release of a new screen or two as "proof."

E3 is in a few weeks...  no sweat man.

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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 08:27:32 am »
what makes vaporware?

1) people who have something to gain by getting cash from investors and then ducking out
2) people who have something to gain by lieing about a product (ie. advertising for another product, etc.)
3) people who have good intentions but the funding falls short

Neither Will Wright, nor Maxis nor EA fall under any of these categories... I completely trust Wright to deliver, I trust Maxis to deliver, I trust EA to not run out of money.

I think Will Wright just enjoys having us so completely under control. I mean just think about it. Would you kill for Will Wright? I know I would.
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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 08:31:20 am »
I don't think I'd kill for Will Wright, or Spore for that mater. But still, EA and Maxis have nothing to gain by making a product that does'nt exist.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2006, 08:33:50 am »
I don't think I'd kill for Will Wright, or Spore for that mater.

Blashphemer! >:(
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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006, 08:39:25 am »
I don't think I'd kill for Will Wright, or Spore for that mater.

Blashphemer! >:(
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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2006, 08:51:10 am »
Thou art still a blashphemer!  >:(

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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2006, 08:52:10 am »
Well, at least I won't be stuck in prison when Spore comes out.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2006, 09:05:25 am »
Correct.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2006, 09:22:53 am »
Silence heretic! The prophecy proclaims Spore will arrive, and it will be fruitful of content. It will bring joy, happiness and peace on earth!

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Re: SPORE=VAPORWARE
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2006, 09:25:42 am »
Silence heretic! The prophecy proclaims Spore will arrive, and it will be fruitful of content. It will bring joy, happiness and peace on earth!
Exactly, that means no killing.
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