In Other News…

After getting my previous little emo rant out of my system I feel almost bi-polar posting this little bit of joyously useless news.

Apparently Spore has been given a release date for next March. I say apparently, because I’ve done a little digging, not a lot mind you as I’ve got other concerns at the moment (see previous entry if you’re dense), and haven’t been able to find anything official. About the best I’ve found is that both Amazon & EB Games have a pre-release date of March 3rd, 2008 listed.

While some may take this as canonical evidence, I’m much more doubtful. This game has been delayed and delayed again for a couple years now. It’s one of the most highly anticipated pieces of vapour-ware ever to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor (apologies to both Will Wright and Douglas Adams for that little theft). It’s got a great pedigree and every stage of it’s development that has been shown has been lapped up by the adoring public. Here’s hoping that it doesn’t suck… after all it is being released by the computer game industry’s devil incarnate known as EA Games. They’ve fucked up other potentially great games in the past without even blinking twice.

At any rate, here’s hoping that the official release news comes soon and this release date isn’t just a way for the resellers to pad their pocketbooks early. I wants me some Spore! I need something for my egomaniacal God complex to amuse itself with while the rest of my personalities fight over the soup.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, there’s a wikipedia article on the game and do a search on Youtube and you’ll see some of the development videos that have been made, including the one with Robin Williams creating his own critter. I’m too bloody lazy to post links to them at the moment. You’ll have to use your own Google fu for mine is weak and this post has somehow taken much more of my time than I had expected.