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7:00 PM on 01.06.2013

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 titl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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3:00 PM on 03.23.2011

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. Whil...

Nick Chester

9:00 PM on 02.25.2011

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 Bizarr...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 02.22.2011

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 w...

Maurice Tan

5:00 PM on 02.18.2011

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...

Jordan Devore

3:40 PM on 01.19.2011

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 ...

Jordan Devore

1:09 PM on 11.16.2010

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 w...

Hollie Bennett

3:00 AM on 09.21.2010

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:40 PM on 09.13.2010

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 plan...

Nick Chester



GC 10: Blood Stone has a license to kill photo
GC 10: Blood Stone has a license to kill
by Ian Roberts

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 decision on my part as my jaw ended up hurting for the next three hours. The moral of the story is... good grief, this game was awesome! A bit on the nose as statements go, I know, but frankly, a really good game based on the license has been some time coming.

We've been expecting you, Mr. Bond.

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2:00 AM on 07.19.2010

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 m...

Matthew Razak







James Bond: Blood Stone with Joss Stone announced photo
James Bond: Blood Stone with Joss Stone announced
by Nick Chester

[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 by Bizarre Creations, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Nintendo DS.

The title will be a third-person action game penned by screenwriter Bruce Feirstein, and will feature Grammy-winning artist Joss Stone in the lead role as the latest Bond girl. Stone will also be providing original music, including at track called "Take It All" written and performed alongside  Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

Blood Stone looks to feature both third-person action-- cover-based shooting, hand-to-hand fighting -- as well as racing on both land and sea. Locales confirmed for the title include Athens, Istanbul, Manaco, and Bangkok. Of course, thanks to GoldenEye, what would a Bond game be without multiplayer? Blood Stone will support 16-person multiplayer online.

So yeah… Joss Stone. Random, although it's hard to argue that she's not agreeable to look at, and I suppose that's one of the criteria for being a Bond girl that she meets. Other digital sexiness in Blood Stone will include the likeness of Daniel Craig, and the Judi Dench. I'll leave you guys to that last one.

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3:30 AM on 06.16.2010

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*st...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 05.24.2010

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 movi...

Matthew Razak

1:00 AM on 05.18.2010

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 05.13.2010

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 fi...

Conrad Zimmerman