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2009-04-09 07:05:00

Will Wright, creator of the world's best-selling PC game "The Sims" will be leaving publisher Electronic Arts, the company announced on Wednesday. After 12 years at EA, Wright has decided to devote more of his creative energies to his own multi-faceted media firm Stupid Fun Club, which he founded in 2001.  Described as an entertainment "think tank", Stupid Fun Club dabbles in the development of a wide variety of media, including video games, film, television, Internet and even toys....

2009-03-31 16:35:00

The next version of the popular Electronic Arts game "The Sims" will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM). Last year, the firm undertook considerable criticism when the copy protection limited users to three installations of the game Spore. Ron Humble, The Sims division head, said the game would use traditional serial code copy protection as "this is a good, time-proven solution." DRM was originally introduced to combat game privacy but became unpopular with users. "The game will have...

2008-12-10 13:40:00

The TorrentFreak weblog has named Will Wright's evolutionary epic video game "Spore" the most pirated PC game of 2008. The site used BitTorrent data, the peer-to-peer sharing protocol, to compile a list of the 10 most downloaded PC games in 2008. Since Spore's release in September 2008, there have been at least 1.7 million illegal downloads, according to the site. The game's maker, Electronic Arts (EA), said it sold nearly 2m copies of the game. The Sims 2, Will Wright's other big-selling...

2008-10-24 09:00:14

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that the company has closed a deal with Universal Pictures to bring EA's new franchise and top-selling videogame, ARMY OF TWO(TM), to the big screen. Scott Stuber, through his Stuber Productions shingle, will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who recently co-wrote the blockbuster THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, has signed on to adapt the game for the screen. Universal Pictures, Stuber Productions and EA are planning...

2008-10-23 09:00:21

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky will score the theme music for the highly anticipated next-generation flagship PC game from The Sims Label, The Sims(TM) 3. Recently honored with a BMI Film Music Award for his work on The Transformers soundtrack, Jablonsky has been repeatedly recognized for his contributions to film, TV and videogames. Now, his talents will be used to infuse a rich, orchestral sound into The Sims 3 to reflect the...

2008-09-07 03:00:11

A COMPUTER game has been launched in which users play God. Spore, by the creators of The Sims, allows gamers to create a single- celled creature which evolves during a quest to conquer outer space. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 08:30:00

Video gamemaker Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is letting players of its new creature-building game "Spore" create potential new areas of business for the company.  "Spore" is the brainchild of Will Wright, the man who designed the Sims games that lets players create and guide virtual worlds.  Since its inception, the Sims has spawned sequels, spin-offs and expansion packs that have sold over 100 millions worldwide.  But some believe "Spore", which EA spent $50 million to develop,...

2008-09-03 06:00:07

By Carl Zimmer By day, Thomas Near studies the evolution of fish, wading through streams in Kentucky and Mississippi in search of new species. By night, Near, an assistant professor at Yale University, is a heavy- duty gamer, steering tanks or playing football on his computer. On a recent afternoon, his two lives came together. On his laptop swims a strange fishlike creature, with a jaw that snaps sideways and skin the color of green sea glass. As Near taps the keyboard, it wiggles and...

2008-08-15 09:15:00

A new video game called "Spore," the result of a four year collaboration between video game designer Will Wright and a group of scientists, is teaching players evolutionary biology.  Wright is the designer of the most successful video game ever, The Sims, a franchise that lets players build the homes and lives of virtual characters.  The game became a best seller for Electronic Arts and has a unique appeal to women. However, with Spore, Wright has made a life creation simulator...

2008-07-14 21:00:22

In a press conference today at E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, The Sims(TM), an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) Label announced the first details for the all-new SimAnimals(TM). This all-new franchise and original intellectual property from The Sims Label establishes a whole new category of wild animal games. Made exclusively for the Wii(TM) and the Nintendo DS(TM), SimAnimals will be available worldwide in January 2009. Now, for the first time players can engage with...

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  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.