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Photos: Will Wright on 'Spore' and more

Electronic Arts' Will Wright, creator of games like "SimCity" and "The Sims," takes the stage at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday.

During his keynote, he wound his way through a high-concept talk on the science, fantasy and inspirational books and movies that led to the upcoming game "Spore."

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