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The Sims surpasses 100 million units sold worldwide

The top-selling video game of all time has just surpassed another milestone, as EA announced that The Sims, which has been released in more than 20 different languages, has now sold 100 million copies the world over since it sprang from the mind of super-developer Will Wright in 2000. The first...

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Spend a virtual evening with Will Wright

Do you love Will Wright? Like, really love Will Wright? Do you love Will Wright so much that you could listen to him talk for a half hour about things that are only tangentially video game related? It's for the special fan like you that we present "An Evening With Will Wright," a talk held at an...

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A peek into Will Wright's office

While wandering through EA's Maxis office for a recent Spore demo or two (or three), we snapped a few pictures of building art and Will Wright's office. (We've grown unexpectedly fascinated with people's desks.) "It's not a bug, it's a feature" never gets old. And it's a veritable game of...

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Will Wright reckons Wii is the only 'next-gen' system

And before you get all uppity and start hurling stacks of duct-taped Gamecubes at the poor man, consider that his opinion isn't based entirely on console innards. In an interview with Guardian Unlimited, Will Wright gives us some insight into what goes on beneath the television in his living room....

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Will Wright says Spore around six months out

We're still not getting our hopes up too high, but we thought that you should know that Will Wright told the BBC's Radio 5 Live that Spore was fully playable, in final testing and was "roughly" six months away from release. Considering that we already knew the game wasn't due until at least April...

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Will Wright honored with BAFTA Fellowship

The man behind the iron mask is Will Wright, the first of his kind to be awarded a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship (known colloquially as the 'BAFTA award'). This year's ceremony will be held on October 23rd, marking the first time the Academy has honored a figure from the...

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Wright rocks the Enterprise in Spore video

We don't know if we're alone in this, but Spore videos have ceased to be game previews to us. They're more like transmissions from some sort of alternate dimension where the word "game" has taken on a whole other meaning. It's a world where arguments of a game's superiority are less about polygon...

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Will Wright's Spore to be playable at Leipzig

Though absent at this year's E3 media summit, Spore is still reportedly on track for a 2008 release. According to GameSpot, Will Wright's simulation of Life, the Universe and Everything will be shown behind closed doors at this years Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. How far along will the game...

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EA bigwigs playing Spore, sticking with '08 release

EA CEO John Riccitiello and EA Games president Frank Gibeau not only are sticking to the fiscal 2009 release date for Spore (meaning April '08 to Mar. '09), but they even rubbed it in that they're actually playing it and "enjoying it a great deal." Well, at least somebody is playing the next Will...

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Today's most delayed-and-ambitious video: TED Spore demo

Video of Will Wright's TED Spore presentation from March has recently appeared online. Wright expands on prior Spore demos, giving an overview of the game and explaining parts of his design process. The information-packed 17-minute video keeps us interested in the total life simulation -- from...

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