In his resume, level-designer Jordan Patz claims to have “worked with Maxis to modify Darkspore for release on Xbox/PS3″. Wasn’t that just a PC game? The résumé has since been modified: it now links to a YouTube video of a flying cat. Very suspicious. [joystiq]
Steam makes it easy to get into the beta program for Maxis’ Spore spin-off Darkspore. Just head to the Steam web site and install. Darkspore was recently delayed until the end of April.
Spore is an amazing creative experience diluted by a broad gameplay focus. Darkspore has one focus: building a better killing machine. I took my monster squad to task in story mode and player-versus-player combat and lived to tell the tale.