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EA swiftly returns Darkspore to Steam

Darkspore is back on Steam, following its recent removal from the digital distribution service over service issues. EA moved quickly yesterday after a post from a moderator of the game's official forum claimed "[Darkspore] is for almost all intents and purposes an abandoned title." It was a...

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Darkspore removed from Steam following server complaints

Electronic Arts' Darkspore has been removed from Steam, likely due to server-related issues that make it unplayable. The top-down action RPG, which requires an always-on connection, has suffered from server problems since launch in 2011, according to Polygon. The latest missive on the game's...

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Steam: Darkspore 40% off for Midweek Madness

Don't pay more for 'spore -- at least that's Steam's motto of the day, as it puts the Maxis developer action-RPG hybrid Darkspore on sale for 40 percent off its normal asking price. From now through 4PM PST / 7PM EST on Thursday, June 16, the PC-only title is going for $30, down 20 bucks from the...

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Darkspore heading to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, resume indicates

Darkspore appears to be headed to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, courtesy of developer Naked Sky Entertainment (Microbot). Twitter-based internet detective Superannuation spotted a reference to the port in level designer Jordan Patz' resume (PDF link), which says he "worked with Maxis to modify...

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Darkspore review: Give it a hand

If Diablo and Pokemon had a baby with Spore as the midwife, you'd ... well, you'd probably be scarred for life if you looked directly at it. But you'd also end up with Darkspore. This sci-fi themed hack-and-slash role-playing game puts you in the role of a Crogenitor, a near-extinct race of...

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Darkspore open beta client now available for download

It's been far too long since you've played god with the genetic makeup of poor, defenseless cryptozoological monsters -- why not dip your toes into Maxis' dark, action-RPG followup to Spore, obviously titled Darkspore? The game recently entered open beta, allowing players to dungeon delve through...

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Darkspore goes into beta on Steam, available as 3-for-4 preorder

The beta client for Maxis' Darkspore is now available on Steam -- you can click through on the preorder page to install and check it out. We liked the look of the game both in the intial preview and in our look at PvP, so if the idea of taking some Spore creatures out for a Diablo walk appeals,...

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Darkspore delayed until April 26; open beta planned

Darkspore's evolution toward retail maturation has been stunted, and the game won't crawl out of the development ooze now until April 26 in North America (and April 28 in Europe). Previously, its birth date had been set for March 29. Along with EA's delay announcement on the game's forums, the...

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Darkspore spawning March 29, new hero editor trailer

EA's Darkspore – which takes all the cuddly out of Spore and replaces it with a massive dose of Diablo – will crawl out of the primordial development ooze at Maxis for a March 29 release date, as revealed at the end of the latest developer diary, which explores the game's hero editor. ...

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DarkSpore dev diary sheds light on squad-based PvP

Another DarkSpore dev diary has been released, this time explaining how the game's PvP system works. We had a chance to look at the unique squad-based PvP earlier this year, but now you can see how it plays out in handy video form, without all the hassle of reading words....

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