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ElectricIndigo


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No, this is not an April Fools joke. Here's an excerpt from the article:

In a surprise statement yesterday morning, an EA/Maxis developer revealed that Spore, the 2008 PC game inspired by the Sims, would have its servers shut down "sometime in early 2013." Jonathan Swift, the aforementioned developer, said:

"Spore had a great run, and the community was truly fantastic. Many of us in Maxis Studios had no idea just how amazing and unique the Spore project would turn out to be, and I'm very glad to have experienced it. Unfortunately, however, that run has to come to end eventually—it's been nearly 4 years now. It's time to move on to bigger and better things."

The official shutdown date has not yet been announced, but it's sure to be a disappointment to Spore fans.


See for yourself:
http://pc.ign.com/articles/135/1386230p1.html
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Thank you for giving me a heart attack and I must say that was cruel. -.-

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What I find funny is that it says the date is "4/2/12" on the post above and not "4/1/12".

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Drew980 wrote:What I find funny is that it says the date is "4/2/12" on the post above and not "4/1/12".


Your right, I didn't notice that! :O

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ElectricIndigo wrote:

See for yourself:
http://pc.ign.com/articles/135/1386230p1.html


Truly fills me with deep emotion...
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I SAID HEY!

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Drew980 wrote:What I find funny is that it says the date is "4/2/12" on the post above and not "4/1/12".


Noticed that awhile ago, April fools has always ended in allot of locked threads, perhaps they are skipping it?

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pelicanthor wrote:
Drew980 wrote:What I find funny is that it says the date is "4/2/12" on the post above and not "4/1/12".


Noticed that awhile ago, April fools has always ended in allot of locked threads, perhaps they are skipping it?

It's just because the servers are off. Or on New Zealand time or something. Though one would think that they would be in California, where EA and Maxis are stationed.

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The Sporum's servers are in a timezone that is 'tomorrow' in American time. I think it's near the Eastern Netherlands.

But anyways, this is extremely sad news and I am disappointed in EA for shutting down a game that's actually not doing half bad compared to their more recent SimCity launches.

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Dangit. Why does everything I love die?

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Guys, click the link.

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He-man is so convincing. He's telling me spoar is dead.

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cbfstudios wrote:He-man is so convincing. He's telling me spoar is dead.

I SAY SPORE-ORE-ORE IS DEAD

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