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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 titl...


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. Whil...


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 Bizarr...


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 w...




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...


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 ...


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 w...


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...


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 plan...


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 ...


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 m...


[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...


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*st...


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 movi...


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 ...


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 fi...


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 every...


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 i...


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...


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 ...


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 in...


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 forwa...


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 bu...


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 o...


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 ma...


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, apparent...


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 upcom...


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 ...


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 Kar...


A job listing for an "Experienced/Senior Designer" lets on a few details of what the studio might be working on next. A new job listing for the Activision studio says that this designer will be working on a project based on a...


For those of us that like to pretend that every racing game is Mario Kart, there is Bizarre Creations Blur. No longer shall we have to whip our rides and roll backwards around simulation tracks where every crack in the paveme...


Now I don't know how indicative these trailers are of what Bizarre Creations' Blur actually looks like with a controller in your hand, but they remind me of the now-we're-going-really-fast-bro moments in The Fast and the Fur...


As predicted by analysts, more and more games are being pushed into a 2010 release. The latest victim is Bizarre Creation's Blur, which was original set to ship this holiday.The official line from the publisher is to "gi...


Irony? Poetic justice? I don't know what to make of these Blur screenshots being blurry, mostly because my cat decided to be a dick and jump on my face while I was sleeping last night so now I'm sleep deprived.Straight out of...


Twenty years ago today, the Sega Genesis blast processed its way onto North American shores, ushering in one of the few times that Nintendo's console dominance has ever been legitimately challenged. For Sega fans such as myse...


If you’re looking to pre-order Blur, it’s best to evaluate your options. Currently, all three major videogame retailers -- Best Buy, GameStop (as previously reported), and GameCrazy -- are offering decent bonuses ...


With an abundance of racing games this year, most of which look rock solid, it's going to be easy to forget one or two of them. From what I can tell, Blur could be one of the racers that gets forgotten, and that's a shame.Whi...


In a lean thirty-five seconds, we learned Blur was not Project Gotham Racing. The debut teaser footage in May followed the journey of a shiny red car -- every vehicle in a racing game has to be shiny -- down an empty strip of...


Of all the racing games being shown off at E3, there's none I want to see more of than Bizarre Creations' Blur. We had already been told about the game's use of power-ups, which excited me to no end, but now we have got a glo...


This teaser trailer for Bizarre Creation’s Blur makes one thing pretty clearly -- Blur is not the next Project Gotham Racing. Sorry, guys. The first 22 seconds of the trailer could be for the next Project Gotham game, w...






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