Spore will be the greatest game. If you haven't heard of it, you must have a personality disorder because every single news outlet has mentioned it at least once in the past four years.
We've seen demo upon demo, read the same news about how it will be the end-all be-all, but we've never known when it will be ours.
Until the day before yesterday.
Will Wright, the man behind The Sims and other best-selling games, has told us the time of reckoning and it is Sept. 7, 2008.
For the uninitiated, Spore is a game that starts you as a single-celled critter fighting to survive in a universe that seems to exist only to eat you. As you progress, you can "evolve" your creatures through a series of editors and you eventually find yourself galavanting across the Universe in a spaceship (of your own design).
Whatever I could say about this game would pale in comparison to actually seeing it, so please: partake of these videos.
Joystiq Write up
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