EA closes Maxis Emeryville studio
SimCity, The Sims unaffected, it claims.
Darkspore attempts to use Spore's creature editors to enliven Diablo-style gameplay.
EA has announced Darkspore, a Spore inspired action RPG.
Sims designer Will Wright has left EA Maxis to head up a new gaming think-tank called Stupid Fun Club.
Can Dawn of War II take a chainsword to Football Manager? We take a look at the retail PC games chart in the UK, as well as the Steam download chart.
Spore was a disappointment for many strategy fans, who hoped it would be The Ultimate Game. Unfortunately though, while it provided many creation tools there wasn't a lot to do with your aliens - something EA wants to change with a new Adventure Creator.
A whole bunch of games have been given release dates today, to help usher in the new year.
Electronic Arts may finally be taking advantage of the Valve's Steam platform it seems, with rumours that Spore is set for release starting to circulate.
EA Boss John Riccitiello has voiced his own personal thoughts on DRM, but claims that the majority of gamers don't care.
Electronic Arts has officially unveiled the first two expansion packs for Spore - the Cute and Creepy Parts Pack and a new Adventure Maker.
We're announcing the winner of our recent Spore competition inside. Thanks to all who entered!
EA is to face a class action lawsuit apparently, after plaintiffs have emerged who allege that SecuROM breaches consumer law.
After forum moderators on EA's Spore website said that Spore accounts would be banned if people discussed DRM, EA has released an official statement.
EA has announced that it will loosen the install restrictions imposed by the SecuROM DRM used in Spore.
Spore has seen several changes to the DRM within apparently, with users getting an increased number of activations but only one account.
Compete for your chance to win a custom hand made Spore character in our Spore competition to celebrate the release of one of this year's most anticipated PC games.
The first inevitable backlash against EA's Spore has started, with creationist bloggers starting a massive anti-spore campaign.
Will Wright set out to make Spore as casual as possible apparently, preferring high volume of sales to critical acclaim.
Will Wright is big news right now, what with Spore being released tomorrow, but now he talks about what he has planned next.
EA executive producer Lucy Bradshaw has ruled out a demo for Spore, but confirmed future expansions.
Spore, the massively anticipated life simulation from EA Maxis, has finally gone gold and is nearing release.
This weekend we headed to Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire for i34, the UK's largest ever LAN party. We check out the attached Mfestival, ride mechanical bulls and belt out songs in Rock Band, as well as check out some of the more impressive equipment on display.
The Summer is already dying and we find ourselves moving ever closer to Christmas - the time when all the good games will burst onto shelves like over-ripe pimples under pressure. Check out our guide to find out which games we're excited about this year...
EA are clamping down on user created Spore monsters deemed inappropriate due their similarities with genitalia or sexual acts
Speaking at Comic-Con 2008, Will Wright has said that Spore is so big that you will never be able to see all the content in it.
Spore: Galactic Edition has been unveiled by EA Maxis and includes a whole host of wonderful little extras.
The Creature Creator demo of Spore has been leaked ahead of schedule and is now available online.
If you're still waiting anxiously for Spore then you'll probably be interested in these - the recommended requirements for PC and Mac.
Copy protection and piracy seem like two inescapable forces in modern digital media. But is either side right? Brett Thomas sounds off about pretty pictures, perils of intellectual property, and the dollars and cents behind everyone's favourite "freedom fighters."
Electronic Arts has listened to fans of Mass Effect and Spore. It has backed down from the draconian 10-day re-authentication DRM method.
The PC versions of Mass Effect and Spore will feature some pretty invasive copy protection - find the details here.
EA has announced that the free demo of Spore, and the fully featured creature creator, will be made available early this June.
EA has announced that it will be making a playable version of Wil Wright's Spore available at the upcoming SCI-FI show in London.
Cliff Harris, ex-Lionhead AI coder turned indie developer, talks us through why he thinks sequels are actually a good thing. Is it possible that EA's endless sequels are a good thing? Cliff thinks so, pointing to his experience at Lionhead as an example...
The director of the Sims Studio has revealed that an announcement is forthcoming regarding The Sims 3.
EA has revealed that a creature editor version of Spore will be available before the full game.
Shortly after our hands-on preview, we got a chance to catch up with Thomas Vu, producer for Will Wright's Spore, to put all sorts of questions to him. Find out what Thomas thinks of DirectX 10, creationism, the girl market and, um...probing.
Spore is one of the most massive and anticipated games of recent years and we've had full hands-on access. Can one of the most ambitious games ever conceived actually hold up to our scrutiny while still being fun to play? Check out our five-page preview and see!
EA boss John Riccitiello has confirmed that Spore will be released by the end of the year, but wouldn't list an exact date.
Apple has revealed that not only do they have a new laptop, they'll also be getting Mac versions of Call of Duty 4 and Spore to boot.
2007 is over, so we look at some of the most exciting games of the year ahead, just to show that even though 2007 was good, 2008 could be even better. It doesn't matter if you're a hardcore rocker or a casual sim-lover, 2008 has something for you!