Will Wright previews his new game, Spore, on TED.com

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A technical virtuoso with boundless imagination, Will Wright has created a style of computer gaming unlike any that came before, emphasizing learning more than losing, invention more than sport. With his hit game SimCity, he spurred players to make predictions, take risks, and sometimes fail miserably, as they built their own virtual urban worlds. With his follow-up hit, The Sims, he encouraged the same creativity toward building a household, all the while preserving the addictive fun of ordinary video games. His next game, Spore, which he previews here, evolves an entire universe from a single-celled creature. (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 16:49.)

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  • Iyana V commented on Apr 16 2009

    Interesting stuff! Anyway, I have here a question for you and it is somewhat related to Will Wright. Have you ever heard the Stupid Fun Club? Maybe most of you haven’t heard that. The Stupid Fun Club is a think tank that was just started by Will Wright, a legend in the video game world, who recently left EA Games after 12 years of service. Instead, EA will be giving his group cash advances to create ideas for games, shows, whatever they can think of. Wright isn’t a slouch in this department – he created Sims, an incredibly popular game series that has been around for over a decade of strong sales. It could be worth some instant payday loans to join the Stupid Fun Club.