dark        
 
 

#Bizarre Creations


 
 photo

Watch this guy building a game console into a cement Thwomp

I love watching stuff get made. Whether it's chocolate, chains, or sweet ninja swords, I always find it fascinating to see the step-by-step process that goes into making a finished product from a bunch of raw materials. In this video, Wes S...

 
 
Geometry Wars photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

GC 10: Blood Stone has a license to kill

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

James Bond: Blood Stone with Joss Stone announced

[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 Creat...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Super Mario Maker 2"I miss the stylus"

 

Stranger Things 3: The Game"It's weird that this hit the Switch before a Netflix app, right?"

 

Blazing Chrome"I ran to this Contra affair"

 

Dr. Mario World"Dr. Feelgood microtransactions"

 

Umihara Kawase Fresh!"Swingers club"

 

SolSeraph"Gods and monsters"

 

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa"Me and my friends"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

Slimybear245v20

Wes isnt even that sexy the other Chriss are much #heresytoid

 
Riff Raff

#Cutetoid

 
Scrustle

Reminder that the final Splatfest for Splatoon 2 starts today! Chaos vs Order! Itll run for 72 hours, so theres plenty of time to join

 
Riff Raff

Right now the steelbook is only for the upside down people This better come to EU (and I want it bad! It glows in the dark!

 
JcDent

Im an old, my jokes dont need to be

 
Electric Reaper

Even dishwasher (one of the most prominent RWBY fan artists) has made art about the really stupid storm Area 51 Also, for profit companies are using the meme to advertise their Because of course the corporations would do

 
bong264

Halo Wars was Not bad for an rts built for consoles but still pretty easy compared to a real Solved most of the missions by using good old fashion guardsmen tactics :P

 
Dennis Carden

Just heard about the suspected arson attack at Kyoto I really and truly can’t put into words just how messed up and heartbreaking it My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and the talented artists whose work was

 
Kevin Mersereau

Stranger Things Season 3 was fantastic, but these three were easily the best I love how they’ve changed Steve from a total D-Bag in the first season to the most likable member of the

 
medicamecanica

Kyoto animations was News still coming out, but people died, some details seemed particularly

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT