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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is playable on Xbox One again

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved -- it's still really dang good! The treasured Xbox Live Arcade twin-stick shooter has resurfaced as a backward-compatible title on Xbox One. Previously, it was available to folks in the console's preview program...

 
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Here's some footage from the canceled Blur sequel

Remember Blur? It was that awesome racing game that was basically Mario Kart for adults by Bizarre Creations. Unfortunately that development studio was shut down shortly after Blur's release. Well new footage of the last title Bizarre was w...

 
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Former Bizarre Creations folks form Hogrocket

Out of the ashes of the now defunct Bizarre Creations rises the North West England-based studio Hogrocket. The tiny studio consists of three former Bizarre Creations folks: Peter Collier, Ben Ward, and Stephen Cakebread. While they're all t...

 
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Lucid Games formed by ex-Bizarre Creations staff

A spot of good news has come out of Bizarre Creations' closure in the formation of a new studio by ex-employees. Lucid Games is the name, and it's being led by Pete Wallace, who was previously a development director at Bizarre. "The idea is...

 
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Weep for what could've been this generation's Road Rash

Remember that Road Rash pre-vis video from 2006, which surfaced in 2009 with the news that the project was canned? After EA Warrington was shut down, artist Richard Cook joined Bizarre Creations which was recently closed as well. On his por...

 
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Farewell video concludes the Bizarre Creations legacy

Bizarre Creations -- the studio behind Project Gotham Racing, Geometry Wars, and The Club, just to name a few -- is no more as of today. Activision was unable to find a buyer "after a few months of exhausted examination of a number of diff...

 
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Activision recommends closure for Bizarre Studios

The fate of Bizarre Creations, the team behind Project Gotham Racing, Geometry Wars, and Blur, isn't looking too hot right now. Barring any last-minute miracles, the studio is likely to close. As you might recall, Activision was in the proc...

 
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Bizarre Creations, Budcat to be axed by Activision?

The UK games industry weeps once more, as I have the sad news of reporting rumors that another UK studio -- this time Bizarre Creations -- is allegedly facing closure. Bizarre Creations in Liverpool houses 200 employees and was purchased by...

 
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James Bond will be getting physical in Blood Stone

Activision sent over another trailer for 007: Blood Stone focused on the combat elements featured in the upcoming game. I don't think the intent here was to highlight the differences between stealthy and aggressive play, which is good...

 
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No current plans for another Geometry Wars, damn it

Bizarre Creations's Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is incredible. The sequel? Even better. They may be among some of my personal favorite games of all time. But according to Bizarre level designer Peter Collier, there's no plans for another t...

 
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The second helping of Bond from Activision at gamescom nearly caused me to shatter my teeth. During a tense hands-on with the game's driving section, I had to put my pen in my mouth so I could hold the controller, a poor ...   read

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New James Bond game inspired by old James Bond games

I have many, many concerns about new James Bond game, Blood Stone, but I am eternally happy that the series is returning to third person and in capable hands with Bizarre Creations. My joy over the return to third person is mostly because E...

 
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[Updated: Now with more promotional images of Joss Stone and images from the game!] Wii owners aren't getting all of the Bond love with GoldenEye this holiday; Activision has announced James Bond 007: Blood Stone, developed b...   read

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E3 BREAK!: Here, have a $20 off coupon for Blur

Take a quick breather from the hustling and bustling of E3 2010 with a gracious $20 off coupon for Bizarre Creation's Blur. It's the "grown-up Mario Kart" one, not the "everything explodes and the AI drivers are thieving b*stards" one. Here...

 
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The Human Centipede is now a game

A few weeks ago I was both fortunate and unfortunate enough to attend a screening of The Human Centipede (First Sequence). You see, Human Centipede needs to be seen, but the things you see in it cannot be unseen. It's a movie about a mad s...

 
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Blur has advanced tactics

This video highlights some of my favorite bits about Blur. Namely, the versatility of power-ups. In the advanced tactics tutorial, you'll be shown how weapon power-ups can also be used defensively as well as some other neat tricks. Yeah, i...

 
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Danica Patrick on the basics of Blur

Danica Patrick is something of a celebrity, so I'm told. I am aware that she races cars (though I don't know what kind of racing) and some people consider her to be smoking hot. I think it says something about me that the first thing I thi...

 
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This is how Career mode works in Blur

Behold! I have been given another excuse to talk about how much fun I've had playing Blur! The above video, one of the game's tutorials, details what will transpire when you play in the arcade racer's Career mode. Like everything else abou...

 
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Blur devs aren't ruling out a handheld release

Blur developers Bizarre Creations aren't ruling out a possible handheld release of their racing game. In a recent interview with VG247, lead designer Gareth Wilson kept the possibility of such a thing open. But he also made it clear that Bi...

 
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A look at the cars and tracks of Blur

I dig Blur in a big way. It scratches the progressive multiplayer itch in a format which isn't a shooter, which would probably be enough if it were not also an excellent arcade racer. I'm going to resist the urge to buy it for all of ...

 
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Download Geometry Wars 2 on the cheap this week

Know what that horribly obnoxious buzzer means? That's right, it's Deal of the Week time! This time around, Xbox LIVE Gold members have the opportunity to grab Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 for 400 Microsoft Points. Download it here, if you...

 
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Blur 360 beta open to all next week

The closed beta for Blur on Xbox 360 is so popular that Bizarre Creations ran completely out of invite codes. That's what lead designer Gareth Wilson told Kotaku Talk Radio this week. Since they can't get anybody else into the beta as ...

 
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Geometry Wars Touch now available for iPad

Technically speaking, it was available yesterday, but you weren't going to be able to play it anyway. With how crazy things have always been on the iPod/iPhone front when it comes to games, I can't say I've been looking forward to the iPad ...

 
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Geometry Wars 3? Not happening, says Bizarre Creations

I understand that Geometry Wars and its sequel, brilliantly titled Geometry Wars 2, are something of Xbox Live Arcade mainstays. I also understand that some of you might be disappointed to hear that Bizarre Creations is so busy working on B...

 
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Expect to see plenty of post-launch DLC for Blur

It's getting to the point where most games -- regardless of genre -- have downloadable content of some fashion. The real news is A) when the additional off-the-disc content was created alongside regular development, instead of after the fac...

 
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Bizarre gives a video taste of Blur multiplayer beta

Did you get your Blur multiplayer beta key? We gave out, like, a thousand of them. Our community manager, Hamza Aziz, was not amused when I told him he was doing that. But when Activision offered them to me, I just had to make sure you guy...

 
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Bizarre wants you to invite buddies over to play Blur

Rey's been sent off to Bizarre Creation's studios in Liverpool, England to play Blur this week. You and I, though, just get to watch this new video that Activision has released. The focus here is on social gameplay, apparently. As one of t...

 
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Bizarre Creations explains Blur's Twitter functionality

I was thinking of making this whole post less than 140 characters, but then I'd have to resort to using txt lingo. No thank you, good sir. Okay, so we already know Bizarre Creations loves Twitter enough to put it in its upcoming arcade-styl...

 
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Beta for Bizarre's Blur announced for March

In today's investor's call, Activision announced that it will launch a multiplayer beta for Bizarre Creations' Blur this March. No details on how to participate have been released, yet I'm told you can expect more details at a later date. O...

 
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Latest Blur teaser shows off 'unique culture,' explosions

Of all of the games that were delayed last year, I was surprised how much I was upset by Activision pushing Blur into 2010. Having played some four player split-screen, I've been sold on the game's high intensity, Mario Kart meets Project...

 

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Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
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When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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King Kaiser

Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
Cannibal Steven

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Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 
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Maybe Power Rangers doesnt need good When Japan decided to make big budget Kamen Rider movies, sure, they had great suits, but they turned Kamen Rider into a teacher hot for student and threw in random idols, nanomachines, and horror subplots!

 
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OOOOOOH YEAH GOT PSO2 RUNNING AGAIN! Expect guide soon!

 
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OrochiLeona

So, a lot of people enjoying Overwatch

 
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TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
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Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
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Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
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Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
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So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
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Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 

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