Tag Archives: bizarre creations
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 | 06:36 GMT
Project Gotham Racing seems unlikely to make a come-back any time soon, according to new insight from Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. He reckons the racing space is now too crowded for it to return.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 12:10 BST
Geometry Wars may be owned by Activision now, but that doesn’t mean an Xbox One reprisal is off the table. It’s been discussed, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.
Mon, Jan 07, 2013 | 03:08 GMT
Bizarre Creations has been lost to time, but you can gaze upon these videos of what might have been had it ever produced a racer to follow Blur.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 | 17:58 BST
The Dreamcast favorite Fur Fighters is back, but this time, it’s heading to iPad thanks to Mark Craig and Jeff Lewis of Muffin Games, both ex-Bizarre staffers and current Lucid Games developers. The duo have spent 200 hours of free time porting the gamer to the system, using the PC version of the game. According to Lewis, who did the character design on the original game, bought the rights to the title from Bizarre creative director, Martyn Chudley, for a fiver. There are plans to release the game on other platforms in the future, providing the iPad version does well. Game’s out now. More on Eurogamer.
Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 13:51 BST
Blur’s lead designer Matt Cavanagh has formed a studio called Totem Games.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 12:01 BST
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has said that a decrease in interest in the racing genre market was what eventually caused Blur and Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations to close.
Fri, May 20, 2011 | 21:32 BST
Bizarre Creations’ creative director, Martyn Chudley, has said that before the firm’s buyout by Activision, Bizarre was doing well financially and had “several potential projects” to work on.
Wed, Apr 06, 2011 | 15:29 BST
Some former Bizarre Creations executives have spoken up in the latest Edge about the developer’s closure, and have revealed that Activision offered a management buyout option on the 17 year-old company.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 | 16:15 BST
Ex Bizarre team member, and now founder of recently-opened iOS studio Hogrocket, Ben Ward, has said the PGR and Blur developer was “too ambitious” whilst it was under the control of Activision.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 05:37 GMT
The vocal minority’s opinions only mean so much, but when it’s calling you “the evil empire,” it might be time to set the record straight. Such was the aim of a recent PAX East panel, during which Activision-owned studios Vicarious Visions, Raven Software, and High Moon stormed the stage with some sunshine and butterflies to balance out the publisher’s heaping helping of doom and gloom.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 | 08:35 GMT
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 | 09:14 GMT
Ex-Bizarre design boss Gareth Wilson has said the reason Activision shut the Liverpool studio last Friday was down to “a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances.”
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 | 14:28 GMT
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 | 16:56 GMT
A staffer has put together a final salute to UK developer Bizarre Creations, which Activision will close today. Words are pointless. The very best of luck to everyone involved.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 | 19:16 GMT
Mon, Feb 07, 2011 | 15:40 GMT
Here’s your weekly dose of cheap games for all formats. It’s relatively slim pickings this week, but there’s some excellent games that you might have missed first time round for just a few quid each. For your constantly updated guide to gaming on the cheap, make sure to check out SavyGamer.co.uk.
This week’s games are after the cut.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 13:52 GMT
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 | 19:54 GMT
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 | 08:14 GMT
Wed, Nov 03, 2010 | 11:21 GMT
Activision’s released the launch trailer to James Bond: Blood Stone. Get it after the break.