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Comment Constraining the game too much? (Score 1) 90

I believe the concept for Spore is excellent, however I am worried that by shoehorning it too much into the traditional confines of a 'game' that it will lose it's fun. The sandbox gameplay with interesting emergent behaviors from your evolved creatures is enough for me, I wouldn't need arbitrary traditional goals to enjoy myself in Spore. Lets hope it isn't dumbed down too much for 'The Sims' players.

Submission + - OiNK BitTorrent site raided, closed (

Gossi writes: "OiNK, one of the largest invitation only BitTorrent sites on the internet, has been raided by police in the UK and Amsterdam, reports the BBC. From the article — "A 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough was arrested on Tuesday morning. [..] At the same time his employer — a large multi-national company — and his father's home were also raided." Unsurprisingly, the site is now offline."

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