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Spore Ornament Speed Challenge Contest – Finalists announced


Time to vote for your favorite Christmas ornament as the finalist have been chosen!  You can do so over at the Sporums!

Finalists announced!
Get your vote in by Monday Nov 30th!
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5. 6. 7. 8.
9. 10. 11. 12.

1. Snow Flake ornament By JRsilverfoxx1390
2. Ornamental Creature By bayareaartist
3. Christmas Ornament By CopperLou
4. Glass Ornament By tuinahvuni
5. Rudy By Ringeltree
6. Santa Clause Ornament By shadowlessoul
7. Christmas Ornament By techno605

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11/24/09 SporeDay – ‘Welcome to Earf’ by Maxis


Sorry, I can’t help but to use that phrase from one of my all time favorite alien movie, Independence Day (and yes, Will Smith does pronounce Earth clearly so save your breath).

Maxis has something to share with the Spore fans for today’s Spore Day – planet Earth!

MaxisKate did one hell of an awesome job using USGS topographic maps as she sculpted our beautiful planet.  It’s going to be perfect for realistic Earth Adventures!

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EA’s Black Friday 2009 Sale


Personally I recommend staying far, far awhile from EA’s Black Friday sale unless you actually enjoy their Digital Download service.  Considering you don’t get to keep your downloaded games no amount will get me to use their system.  How hard is it to use Steam or set up a similar service?  But for those of you who may be interested…they have a few deals going on:

  • Spore – $27.96
  • Spore Galactic Adventures – $20.96
  • Spore Cute & Creepy Parts Pack – $13.96
  • Spore Creature Creator – $6.96
  • The Sims 3 – $34.96
  • SimCity Societies – $13.96
  • SimCity Societies Destinations – $13.96
  • MySims – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Double Deluxe – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 University Life Collection – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Best of Business – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Pets – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Seasons – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Bon Voyage – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Freetime – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff – $13.96
  • The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff – $13.96
  • The Sims Life Stories – $13.96
  • The Sims Pet Stories – $13.96
  • The Sims Castaway Stories – $13.96
  • The Sims Carnival Bumper Blast – $6.96
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UK: Top 20 PC Games Chart ending November 21, 2009


The Sims 3 World Adventures hit retail stores in the UK on November 19-20th so it’s no wonder why it didn’t take top spot – didn’t have enough sales data to beat out the previously released Modern Warfare and Football Manager games. Let’s see what next week will bring before we can judge the true sales results :)

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Public Static – Spore Islands Cheats, Tips, and Tricks

  • You don’t necessarily have to be the top of the food chain. If you can reproduce faster than your predators can eat you, you will still win in dominance.
  • Using only one source of food is very risky, specially in crowded maps of Spore island.
  • Fastest way to accumulate points is to appoint friends who can design “food” creatures for yours. To be fair, you can also design “food” creatures for them. Food creatures are badly designed creatures that can be eaten by your creatures as additional sources of food, all the while ensuring they do not compete with your creatures in terms of resources (make them eat rare herbs for example)
  • If you’re going for top predator, you can lower the sensitivity to danger to just one, because if anybody attacks you, you can always just annihilate them.
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Spore Holiday Team Contest 2009


Christmas is right around the corner, and by corner I mean in a month and roughly 10 days.  Maxis knows this which is why they are getting a head start with their 2009 Spore Holiday Contest.  This year, they want you to get with two of your gaming pals and put together a holiday themed adventure!  By making a movie of your adventure, you can have a chance to win either Spore Hero or Spore Hero Arena!  Get to it!

Holiday Contest 09

The Holidays are fast approaching and Maxis is ringing in the New Year with the Spore Holiday Team Contest 2009!

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Gamezone – Winifred Phillips Discusses Her Score for Spore Hero


I’m not music-savvy by any means, so it was a delight to have read the following interview with Spore Hero and SimAnimals composer Winifred Phillips.  You can catch the whole interview at Gamezone!

Have you ever turned down a game?

Winifred Phillips: Yes. Sometimes a really fantastic game will be offered to me while I’m in ‘crunch mode’ for another project. If there is a possibility that I’d have to sacrifice quality in order to get the work done on time, then I can’t in good conscience accept the gig.

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UK: Top 20 PC Games Chart ending November 14, 2009


Just as I suspected, Modern Warfare 2 takes the number one spot…but I didn’t know Football Manager and Dragon Age would still outbeat TS3!  Wonder what next week holds for World Adventures…

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