Articles tagged maxis

Expansion Review: Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack

Tired of slapping together creatures with the same old parts from Spore’s original creature creator? EA hopes that the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack will be a shot in the arm that you, the Spore junkie, will crave.

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18 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM


Ideally, Spore is more like a bucket of crayons than a copy of Candy Land -- it's a tool for creating, not a game to be won, lost, or even completed.

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26 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

SimCity Societies

Tilted Mill was so preoccupied with simplifying the game mechanics that they, in fact, made it too simple -- by disallowing failure, Societies is stripped of the joy of success.

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1 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Urbz: Sims in the City

If, in the electronic evolutionary chain, Tomagotchi are the first stage of pocket life, Urbz are Stanley Kubrick's ape witnesses to the monolith.

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17 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

While The Sims was indeed fascinating, there was a bit too much 'unreality' and a strong sense of the mundane thrown in.

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19 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Sims Online

Barnum would be proud of the whole enterprise and is undoubtedly smiling from his grave.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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