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pleco
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  12:18:26  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
The original post on this game was archived, otherwise I would have posted there.

Simulating Evolution in a Computer Game


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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  15:14:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
From the article:
This curious game won't be on the market until the summer of 2007...
Dammit, another delay!

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Randy
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  15:22:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
Will Wright gives a demo....
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8372603330420559198&q=spore


This looks to be a more graphic rich newer demo...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-837684872501900730&q=spore

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Edited by - Randy on 01/02/2007 15:34:24
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Siberia
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  15:29:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Damnit. I want that game.

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Paulos23
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  22:25:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
I want it now.

now, now, now.

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JohnOAS
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  15:11:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
I believe the developers have the beta code for the game being subjected to a random modification-recompilation cycle, where those versions that get the least compilation errors/warnings are used as the seeds for the next iteration.

The next major release could be a while !


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Denwash
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  17:48:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Denwash a Private Message
Ahh me. Something else to eat my brain. I am glad that this is not coming out for a while, for I fear that would never see any of you again...
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  23:19:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I'd like to see a game where the competition gets beyond killing something with a weapon. This game has potential to break the first person shooter barrier.

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Ricky
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  00:28:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
I'd like to see a game where the competition gets beyond killing something with a weapon. This game has potential to break the first person shooter barrier.


What do you mean? There are plenty of non FPS games out there, and many games where killing is not the goal. And its not even first person. So I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say.

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Siberia
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  11:20:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

I'd like to see a game where the competition gets beyond killing something with a weapon. This game has potential to break the first person shooter barrier.


Age of Empires (I, II, III & extensions), The Sims (and extensions), Second Life, World of Warcraft...

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pleco
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  11:36:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Civilization (I, II, III, IV) - the software equivalent of heroin...

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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  13:58:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
First-person shooters are a relatively new phenomenon, starting with (I think) Castle Wolfenstein 3D back in the early 1990s.

Both before then and afterwards, there have been tons of non-shooters (and non-first-person) games that have been popular, including Incunabula, Theme Park (or Roller Coaster Tycoon), Sim City (especially), and even Tetris.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  14:13:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
My biggest worry about Spore is that I'll have to upgrade my computer in order to play it. My current PC doesn't have enough horsepower to play the latest Doom for more than about 15 seconds at the lowest resolution settings.

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pleco
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  14:21:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

My biggest worry about Spore is that I'll have to upgrade my computer in order to play it. My current PC doesn't have enough horsepower to play the latest Doom for more than about 15 seconds at the lowest resolution settings.



Oh that is SOOOOOO 20th century!

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  14:29:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

First-person shooters are a relatively new phenomenon, starting with (I think) Castle Wolfenstein 3D back in the early 1990s.

Both before then and afterwards, there have been tons of non-shooters (and non-first-person) games that have been popular, including Incunabula, Theme Park (or Roller Coaster Tycoon), Sim City (especially), and even Tetris.

And don't forget sports games. Today's Madden Football or Tiger Woods Golf all owe a bit of their heritage to the granddaddy of them all: Pong.


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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  14:32:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by pleco

Oh that is SOOOOOO 20th century!
Not quite, but it is very 2004.

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