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Spore's power struggle: freedom vs. beauty

What is a magic crayon? If you're envisioning Harold and his purple outlet of creativity, you wouldn't be far off from the intended metaphor. Chaim Gingold, design lead for Spore's editors and cell game, described the magic crayon as a toy that is simple to use and yet gives the user enough power to...

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DS releases for the week of February 19th

A lot of gaming goodness is about to be unleashed this week -- if we had to name this week for releases, we'd go with something clever, like Simbacube: Legend of the Unemployed-OMG Sim City DS in Japan! How's that for a name? Bit of a mouthful, but it's accurate. While we're struggling to decide whe...

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DS Daily: How about EA?

It's no secret we're ten sorts of excited about the coming of Sim City DS, but despite the unabashed fun of city building, we know a whole lot of folks who aren't terribly excited about EA pledging to increase development for Nintendo. It's a tradeoff, it seems -- we want games like Spore and Sim Ci...

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Sim City hits the road

These should be in every city -- mobile game advertisements. Especially when it's Sim City DS we're talking about here. This van is scheduled to hit five Japanese cities over the next few weeks: Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Tokyo. If you happen to be there, or know someone who is, check out ...

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A new look at Sim City

With this new barrage of Sim City DS images comes a nifty piece of information -- players will be able to trade certain city elements over WiFi. That does add an interesting spin to portable city building, and we can't wait to hear more about it. In the meantime, however, screens! Check 'em out afte...

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2007: the year of the DS (again)

2006 was a banner year for gamers, particularly DS gamers. We've got it all: a rainbow of system colors, an incredible library of games, and powerful studios clamoring for a piece of the action. Our favorite handheld consistently rocked out, thundering over the competition -- all the competition -- ...

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Sim City DS screens and info

Famitsu's packed with new goodies from Sim City DS that have us yearning for the game. And who can resist tiny Sim Santa and his cute little reindeer? The new stuff looks to largely concern Save the City mode, which thrusts the player into a real city and offers them challenges to solve, from earth...

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New Sim City DS screens

Some new Sim City DS screens have surfaced, and if we weren't dying for this game before, we're certainly in danger of perishing now. The DS just seems like such an incredible medium for this title, and the screens have a familiar, almost nostalgic feel that brings to mind the old SNES game Utopia, ...

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An empire of new features for Vice City Stories

GTAPortable.com has been keeping an eye out for everything Vice City Stories-related, and they've uncovered a plethora of new information for this highly anticipated PSP exclusive. Golf is now a playable mini-game. It will be played using only one button. "Empire Building" mode allows you to ...

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Will Wright in Sim City DS? [Update 1]

Either this is a caricature of the infamous Will Wright, or it really is him helping players out in Sim City DS. We would love to have a Mr. Right Will Wright pop up in a game to give helpful advice. We really would like to see more famous game industry people appear in games. Couldn't you just se...

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