Well, well, an actual review of Spore. I wondered if I’d ever see the day. It sounds like worth picking up: “while there is a lot to do, you’re prepared for it, thanks to what’s arguably Spore’s greatest trick: the hours you’ve spent up to now were an elaborate combination of character-creator and tutorial masquerading as a game”.
Some interesting bits on the gaming of social software. Whenever I read discussions like this, I am reminded of children accusing each other: “You’re playing the game wrong!”