• If you haven't picked up Darkspore--a game our notoriously hard to impress reviewer, Stow, gave a "very good" review--here's your chance to score a retail copy of EA and Maxis's action RPG plus some cool EA and Darkspore swag to really sweeten the deal.

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    Wed, Mar 13, 2013
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    Darkspore hit the ground running when it launched last month and reviewers have liked what they've seen. Our own review rated the game an 84/100 and called it, "a beautiful presentation." Be sure to give our full review of the game a look and check out the video after the break to find out what everyone is saying about Darkspore.

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    Thu, May 12, 2011
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    Darkspore is a sci-fi themed dungeon crawler at heart, with a fairly spectacular collection and itemization system, a novel backstory, and layers upon layers of tactical challenge.

    Wed, Apr 27, 2011
  • Most of us remember the ridiculously overhyped thought experiment that was Spore from a few years back. Will Wright promised the universe, and yet, somehow, the universe from the amoeba up didn't add up to a compelling gameplay experience. Maxis drew from that title's name, one-of-a-kind character creator, and little else and created the singularly evolved action RPG Darkspore. Rather than doing something completely ridiculous with Spore's premise, Darkspore is a sci-fi themed dungeon crawler at heart, with a fairly spectacular collection and itemization system, a novel backstory, and layers upon layers of tactical challenge. But does it have the fun factor that it's Sporny forebearer so disappointingly lacked? And will Darkspore hold us over until Diablo 3 makes its dubious debut, or is it destined for the bargain bin?

    Wed, Oct 26, 2011
  • How Darkspore will evolve the aRPG

    Darkspore Lead Designer Paul Sottosanti knows numbers.

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    Tue, Apr 26, 2011
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    Just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco and down the street from Pixar's studios lies a nondescript brick building. The area might have been a prosperous medium commercial zone in the signature games made by the developer housed within,  but we were in town to check out another one of Maxis's unique creations: Darkspore.
    Features, Previews
    Fri, Apr 15, 2011
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    Maxis has announced the start of open beta for their online action RPG Darkspore. Open beta kicked off yesterday, allowing players to take part in four-player cooperative gameplay or indulge in the game's single-player campaign mode. If you're up for more of a challenge, take on your fellow players in some fast-paced PvP gameplay. Darkspore offers three character classes and dozens of genetic heroes that can be upgraded with thousands of body parts, weapons and armor.

    Head over to the official Darkspore website to join the beta and read the open beta patch notes. Check out the official trailer after the break.

    Wed, Apr 13, 2011
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    Maxis recently announced the start of a special closed beta phase for Darkspore. Players that would like to experience Darkspore can join the game's closed beta via Steam. The beta phase will continue from now through Friday, April 1st, 2011. Darkspore is scheduled to official launch on April 26th, 2011 and is available for pre-order through the Steam store.

    You can follow the latest news for Darkspore on the game's YouTube channel.

    Beta, Press Release
    Tue, Mar 29, 2011
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    Darkspore is an action RPG set in a sci-fi universe with hefty co-op and PvP elements. Inheriting some traits from Spore the game has a unique flavor and playability.

    Wed, Mar 09, 2011
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  • The team over at Maxis was in attendance at GDC 2011 to show off their latest project, Darkspore. We got the chance to speak with the team and this week we've got an exclusive look at the Darkspore Enemy Spotlight video. Check out the video below and see what kind of enemies you'll be up against in Darkspore.

    Video, Media
    Tue, Mar 08, 2011
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