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Offline Nuriboy

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Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« on: May 14, 2005, 09:26:59 am »
but rather, SimSpore..

according to the news at http://sporeworld.net

"Whois.net searches for spore reveal that EA games have purchsed the domain name simspore.com"

I kinda hope it will be called SimSpore, putting "sim" on the front of everything is like Will's signature :)

On the other hand this could mean nothing at all.  ???


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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 09:49:49 am »
Wow.. interesting find there.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 09:57:52 am »
I'd actually rather it wasn't called simspore. what about www.spore.com? It says future website of spore at the top.
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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 10:31:48 am »
Interesting find! I did a WHOIS on spore.com a couple of times since the GDC and it is registred to someone from Singapore. The data is from juli 2004 but I think it is updated when there is something to update.


SimSpore sounds good, and it has the Will Wright sign :)

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005, 10:37:40 am »
I would like SimSpore just because it's unmistakably a "Will Wright" production.  Though it doesn't make much sense, because you don't really simulate a Spore.  SimTime or SimUniverse, maybe.  Either way, as long as I know what hte game is, I'm buyin' it!
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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005, 10:47:38 am »
The company either reserved a few domains ahead of time before the name was created so some goofball didn't take it.  Or some goofball already took domains that people were bound to try to exploit somehow.

Edit: Take a game like The Sims for example...The domain http://thesims.com REDIRECTS to http://thesims.ea.com so if the game was called Spore it would be logical to assume http://spore.ea.com would exist...but of course EA wouldn't create a subdomain for the game yet- they probably didn't even want this much information about the game to be released yet (ex The XBox 360 Pre-E3 Media Whore Tease).

I say: WHO CARES

« Last Edit: May 14, 2005, 10:53:28 am by s0lidmetal »

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005, 12:16:41 pm »
Yeah but as thesims.com redirects to thesims.ea.com they would register Spore's own domain name. But as I posted in my website EA registered sporeuniverse.com too, that's why I had to register my site to sporeuniverse.net. Perhaps they are doing an expansion pack called Spore Universe.  :D Hope not as then EA would surely force me to change my site's name.  ;)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2005, 01:07:42 pm by gordin »
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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2005, 01:06:10 pm »
wow if its not called spore but simspore. I like spore personally. i know sim... is wills mark but spore sounds better.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2005, 01:10:39 pm »
They might just be buying the domain so that nobody gets it and makes it a porn site or something, like the whitehouse.com affair.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2005, 02:39:35 pm »
true, true. Didnt think of that

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2005, 09:15:39 pm »
I like spore personally. i know sim... is wills mark but spore sounds better.

i second that.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2005, 09:17:36 pm »
Spore simply doesn't convey anything at all about the game. It would detract from it, really. Changing it to use his trademark word would be far more intelligent and beneficial.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2005, 09:30:41 pm »
Spore simply doesn't convey anything at all about the game. It would detract from it, really.

Why would it do that? I think it sounds perfect. The definitian of spore:
1. A small, usually single-celled reproductive body that is highly resistant to desiccation and heat and is capable of growing into a new organism.

True it is mostly occuring in plants, but I think it applies here very well.

I do, on the otherhand, understand why it might be changed to SimSpore. Marketing for one thing.

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2005, 09:46:34 pm »
Do you think people are going to realize what spore means?

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Re: Spore may not be called "spore" after all...
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2005, 09:54:44 pm »
...its not rocket science.

Adding Sim at the start of Spore isn't going to enlighten anyone who doesnt allready know what spores are any further anyway.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2005, 09:59:06 pm by Cosmo »