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Spore for Beginners

On the Spore watch, Jason Henninger at Tor.com discusses his losing battles with enemy microbes in the game of evolution:

I’ve had a blast running around, picking stuff up, fighting or befriending other races.

Getting eaten by new and interesting beings.

Getting ganked every time I leave the village.

Oh sure. It’s grand. I’ve never had so much fun being on the receiving end of perpetual genocide.