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  • Blog Post: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Carcassonne Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

    Update: In addition to the Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved's hyperactive shooting, you can pick up something a bit slower paced. The digital version of popular board game Carcassonne is also available now via Xbox One backward compatibility. Original Story (February 26, 2016 @ 9:48 a.m. Central): Geometry... More
  • Blog Post: Former Bizarre Creations Developer Posts Videos Of Canceled Racing Project

    Chris Davie, a lead environmental artist at Bizarre Creations before the studio was shut down in 2011, posted on his personal blog a pair of videos that show off a canceled project the studio was working on. Bizarre Creations brought us the Project Gotham Racing series and Blur. The project featured... More
  • Blog Post: Bizarre Creations Speaks Out On Activision Closure

    In a candid interview with Edge magazine , members of the Bizarre Creations leadership team shed light on their move to Activision and the studio's subsequent closing. The well-regarded studio behind Geometry Wars, Project Gotham Racing, and The Club had a difficult experience in transitioning from... More
  • Blog Post: Former Bizarre Creations Staff Form Hogrocket

    Bizarre Creations has shut down, but several of its staff members will continue making games. First, there was Lucid . Now, another batch of the old Bizarre team is forming a new development house called Hogrocket. The new studio (which has a "I don't know what else I was expecting" logo... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Bizarre Creations Devs Start Lucid

    Nobody was happy that Project Gotham/Blur/Geometry Wars developer Bizarre Creations had to close its doors, but at least its staff are starting to get back on their feet. Today it was announced that Ex-Bizarre Creations developers headed by Pete Wallace have formed Lucid in Liverpool. The company doesn't... More
  • Blog Post: Bizarre Creations' Design Lead Lands At Sumo Digital

    CVG is reporting some good news amidst all the sadness surrounding the closure of respected UK racing studio Bizarre Creations. Gareth Wilson, Bizarre's now-former design manager, has landed a job at Sumo Digital. Wilson was the lead designer on the PGR series and the recent Blur. He will now serve... More
  • Blog Post: A Tribute To Bizarre Creations

    Today UK developer Bizarre Creations officially shuts its doors . Video Editor & Cinematics Team Lead Eamon Urtone compiled a tribute to the talented individuals at the studio, showcasing their work on Project Gotham Racing, Blur, The Club, 007: Bloodstone, and more. Check it out below. We sincerely... More
  • Blog Post: Bizarre Creations Shuts Down Officially On Friday

    First we heard that Activision wanted to sell them . Then the publisher recommended closure . Now that closure is nearly here: On Friday, developer Bizarre Creations will cease to exist. Develop reports that the beleaguered developer, which was acquired by Activision in 2007, will shut down for good... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Recommends The Closure Of Bizarre Creations

    It hasn't been a good partnership between Activision and Blur developer Bizarre Creations. The publisher bought the racing studio in 2007, but the commercial failure (at least in Activision's eyes) of Blur put the pair on rocky ground. Now, Activision is recommending that the studio close its... More
  • Blog Post: Racing Into 2011

    2010 was a great year for racing games. Gran Turismo 5 finally got released (and was pretty *** good in its own right), and between titles like Split/Second and Blur, the genre saw a much-needed infusion of new ideas and experiences. What’s in store for 2011? We take a look at some of the games... More
  • Blog Post: Bizarre Creations Finds Potential Buyers, Possibly Microsoft

    Yesterday news broke out that Liverpool-based Bizarre Creations was getting shut down by owner Activision (with employees receiving a three-month notice). A statement released by the publisher later revealed that it is exploring options for the Blur developer that include a potential sale. Things are... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Activision Explores Options For Bizarre Creations, Potential Sale

    Update: Activision has released a statement regarding the rumors: "Over the past three years since our purchase of Bizarre Creations, the fundamentals of the racing genre have changed significantly. Although we made a substantial investment in creating a new IP, Blur, it did not find a commercial... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Become International Super-Spies In Blood Stone

    With the release of two new James Bond games last week, it seemed appropriate that Reiner and I take off on a globe-trotting adventure. Instead of trying out the "reimagining" of N64 classic GoldenEye (sorry, I'll let Tim take the death threats for that one), we took a look at Blood Stone... More
  • Blog Post: James Bond Kicks A Lot Of *** In Bloodstone Launch Trailer

    Bizarre Creation's James Bond 007: Blood Stone actually came out yesterday, but Activision hooked us up with this launch trailer today. Who are we to keep all the super-spy action from you, our loyal readers? However, before you succumb to this video's deadly charms, be sure to read our full... More
  • Blog Post: James Bond Review Round-Up

    A pair of James Bond games hit shelves today, though they don't have much in common beyond the central character. One reimagines a classic FPS, while the other is a third-person action game. More importantly, one is worth playing, while the other should probably be left alone. Check out excerpts... More
  • Blog Post: Project Gotham Making A Comeback?

    When Microsoft and Bizarre Creations ended their partnership a few years ago, gamers mourned the loss of arcade racer Project Gotham Racing, but a new report says that Microsoft is looking to bring the series back. Develop Online is reporting that it has a source who says that Microsoft is currently... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scenes Of James Bond 007: Blood Stone

    The latest video from Activision and Bizarre Creations highlights what goes into making a James Bond game feel like it belongs in the canon. The team at Bizarre talks about how they worked to achieve this with Blood Stone, including using classic music, locations, and characters. Check it out below. More
  • Blog Post: See James Bond 007: Blood Stone...IN 3D!

    Bizarre Creations' take on the James Bond franchise comes out next week with the release of James Bond 007: Blood Stone. It features Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Joss Stone, and enough explosions to make a pyromaniac wet his pants. Activision has released a trio of new screens from the game, only... More
  • Blog Post: 007: Blood Stone Will Ship Without A Demo

    The team behind Blur, Bizzare Creations, has confirmed that a demo for James Bond 007: Blood Stone has not been planned. In an interview with VG247 , when asked if a demo will be released in time for the game's launch, game director Jeff Lewis replied: “Unfortunately not.” More
  • Blog Post: Bond Gets Up Close And Personal In Punchy New Blood Stone Trailer

    James Bond has a thing for punching dudes in the gut, snapping arms, and bashing faces. If you don't believe us, check out this new trailer. The latest look at 007: Blood Stone shows Bond as he leaves a trail of broken bodies behind him. Nobody is safe from his deadly melee attacks, which are surpassed... More
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