Timely news, in light of the very viral "pig sniffles" subject, as CNET put it: Thanks to the Spore Creature Creator there are now more than 100 million such creatures in the wild. And the Creature Creator launched less than a year ago, USATODAY's Game Hunters report. If you want to do your own fact checking, go to Sporepedia for the exact number. … [Read more...] about 100 million+ Spore creatures
Videogamers and/or future composers?
The latest edition of Guitar Hero, "World Tour," is not more of the same, Mike Musgrove at the Washington Post reports. In it, you can go into "studio" mode, lay down your own tracks, then "click a button and 'publish' the song online so that any other player with a Web-connected game console can download and play your song, just as they would play any other song in the game. If other players like … [Read more...] about Videogamers and/or future composers?
The Spore metaphor
A perfect illustration of the mix of positives and negatives - mostly positives - that is the user-driven Web: the debut of Spore. There's a whole lot to Spore - entertainment, education, strategy, creativity, savagery.... And everything's represented in its media story: a gamemaker's (Will Wright's) world-class creativity; old-style mass-media marketing; social Web viral marketing; and users' … [Read more...] about The Spore metaphor