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How to create the freakiest creatures in Spore

So you've downloaded the Spore Creature Creator. Good for you. If you haven't, it's time to get in on the fun. Here are a few tips on how to start playing a wacko Mother Nature, followed by some examples of just wild how your imagination can run.

June 2008's 9 coolest gadgets

With summer finally upon us, the sunshine's (sort of) beating down. The weather's getting (a bit) hotter, and so are the gadgets. Here's our top nine products announces in Japan this month.

In pictures: The latest Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Underworld is the eighth installment in the series, following on from the storyline created over the last decade of games. Set in southern Mexico, Underworld sees protagonist Lara Croft discovering a series of ancient portals that transp...

In pictures: Velvet Assassin

Replay Studios' Velvet Assassin puts you in the boots of M16 agent Violette Summer, who is based on the historic Violette Szabo, to blow high Nazi officers' heads off in Poland, Germany and France. The game will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC thi...

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft

Based on the bestselling novels, explore Baypoint to help the Hardy Boys -- Frank and Joe -- find clues to unveil who robbed Spencer Mansion in the interactive criminal investigation of The Hidden Theft. Coming for the PC in October from Dreamcatcher...

In pictures: Lightsaber Duels on the Wii!

In wake of the much anticipated Clone Wars animated movie and TV show, Activision has unveiled its latest videogame, Star Wars -- The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels. Exclusive to Nintendo's Wii, the newest Star Wars game recreates battles from the Clo...

The 10 Weirdest Sports Games Ever

There's nothing that draws the ire of hardcore gamers more than sports games. The same slate of games, year in, year out offering little but roster updates and a realistic experience of running around with a ball or a stick. Thankfully, a few oddball...

Gears of War 2: interview with lead developer

Gears of War 2 lead developer Cliff Bleszinksi describes the benefits of the Unreal Engine 3, destructible environments, multiplayer chainsaw duels, and explains why you won't be able to customize your guns in Gears of War 2.

In pictures: Halo Wars

Coming exclusively to the Xbox 360, Halo Wars is the latest game in Microsoft Game Studios' premier gaming series. It's being developed by Ensemble Studios, the same company that created the ground-breaking and massively popular Age of Empires series...

In pictures: Fable II

Lionhead Studios is expanding the universe it crafted four years ago with the imminent release of Fable II. Set 500 years after the hero avenged his mother and sister, players must again re-enter the world of Albion. The world of Fable II will be muc...

New from WowWee: the most sophisticated robot toys yet!

In recent years, toy robots have become popular playthings for kids and kids-at-heart alike. Thanks to recent developments in robotics and computer technology, they are almost like having a living, breathing pet (albeit it a slightly deranged one). W...

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