Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeen!

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Look Out - EA Forum Blacklisting Gets You Banned From All EA Games

Kotaku points out a new policy at EA games: If you're banned from any EA forum, you're banned from all the EA games you own. It's explained in the quote below made by EA Community Manager Aaron Kaufman (aka APOC).

"Your forum account will be directly tied to your Master EA Account, so if we ban you on the forums, you would be banned from the game as well since the login process is the same. And you'd actually be banned from your other EA games as well since its all tied to your account. So if you have SPORE and Red Alert 3 and you get yourself banned on our forums or in-game, well, your SPORE account would be banned to. It's all one in the same, so I strongly recommend people play nice and act mature."

As with many things EA does, I can't figure out what their end goal is. Drive away customers? Anger as many gamers as possible? Maybe they are helping the average gamer to save money in these hard times by encouraging them not to buy their games.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spore Halloween Wallpapers

There are a couple of new Halloween wallpapers over at the Spore official website. Get them and enjoy your holiday!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

The Sims 3 Screenshots

There's a really nice collection of screenshots over at Urban Online Entertainment's gallery for The Sims 3. Enjoy & have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spore DRM "A Corporate Decision" says Will Wright

Here's a link to an interesting article on ars technica about Will Wright's thoughts on Spore's DRM.

"They had a plan and the parameters, but now we’re allowing more authentications and working with players to de-authenticate... For most players it’s not an issue—it’s a pretty small percentage—but some people do like wiping their hard disk and installing it 20 times, or they want to play it 10 years later."

Follow the link for more.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Sims 3 Collector's Edition Available

From The Sims 3 official website: The Sims 3 Collector's Edition is available for preorder. The Collector's Edition comes with:


...and a bit more. This is the preorder I want to get. Yeah, I can't resist The Sims. I'm such a sucker!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Sims 2 Stuff Pack "Mansion & Garden"

What's the next stuff pack to be released by EA for the Sims 2? Mansion & Garden. The focus seems to be on recreating historical homes with Moroccan, Art Deco, and retro-modern design elements. Looks like the release date is set for Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008, according to the direct download. Follow the link for screenshots and more info!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spore Game Mods

The Facepunch Studios forum has a great thread which lists a collection of mods for your Spore game. It explains how to install, troubleshoot, and disable mods, too. Worth checking out if you love to mod your games! I can't vouch for whether they work or not, though. Use at your own risk.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Spore Expansion Packs Announced

Ars Technica tells us that EA has confirmed two new expansion packs for Spore will be sold, one of them as early as November. The Creepy & Cute Parts Pack will provide players of both Spore and the Creature Creator 100 new parts to their game, while the expansion coming out next spring (Spring 2009) will allow you to leave your spaceship and explore the surfaces of worlds. It will also allow players to build and share customized missions.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

BlizzCon '08 Weekend Live Coverage

Looks like you can watch a live stream of BlizzCon '08 on the Blizzard website. Catch the arena tournaments and other events live there if you--like me--don't have DIRECTV.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How to Use the Spore Music Anthem Editor

Yesterday was the weekly Spore day over at, and they celebrated by posting a tutorial video which teaches you how to use the Anthem Editor--the music editor that makes your city tune (I have embedded the video below).
I know I can sure use help with this!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sims 3 Update! New Video and "Create a Style"

On the front page of The Sims 3 website, there's a great new video of some (very attractive) men and women working on The Sims 3. Who knew Ben Bell was such a hottie? Anyway, the video explains features as well as character design and game play. It also shows a lot of crazy people pretending to be sims!

There's also a blog entry today by producer Jennifer Lane about the "Create a Style" feature that will be in The Sims 3.

Check it out!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thorough and Simple Guide to Spore

Happy October 1st!
Yeah so it's not really a holiday or whatever.
Anyway, doyoureadthis on the Spore forums has composed a fairly thorough guide to Spore. Best of all, it's FREE. It's constantly being updated and has lots of decent tips. Check it out!

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