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News: Enslaved Gets Nominated For An Ivor Novello Award

Enslaved Gets Nominated For An Ivor Novello Award

Enslaved was one of the most under-rated games of last year

Anything it lacked in gameplay polish was more than made up by the game's beautiful art direction and fantastic characterisation. While the game might not have been recognised as widely as it should have been amongst the gaming community, it can at least add a feather to its bow in the form of an Ivor Novello award nomination for its..

News: Bizarre Creations Bids A Poignant Farewell

Bizarre Creations Bids A Poignant Farewell

As of today, British studio Bizarre Creations are no more

The Liverpool based developer were behind some of the best racing games ever, including Metropolis Street Racer, Project Gotham Racing, and even the more recent Blur. Hopefully Bizarre's talent finds work elsewhere. Thanks for the memories guys, it's been a great ride. <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20084659"..

News: Fight The Tears: Bizarre Creations Closes On Friday

Fight The Tears: Bizarre Creations Closes On Friday

Despite releasing the brilliant Blur last year, Develop's reporting that British studio, Bizarre Creations, will close their doors on Friday

The Merseyside team has been behind some of our favourite games over the years, including Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing. Despite releasing two good games last year — James Bond 007: Blood Stone and the aforementioned Blur — Activision..

News: Sadly, It Looks Like Bizarre Creations Are Kinda Done

Sadly, It Looks Like Bizarre Creations Are Kinda Done

Bizarre Creations might have delivered the brilliant Blur last year, but sadly it sounds like the studio's days are numbered

Last we heard Activision were looking to offload the developer to a potential buyer, but it sounds like talks have fallen through. Activision Worlwide Studios' COO Coddy Johnson told Develop that the publisher had explored leads with "pretty much everyon

News: Activision "Exploring Options" Over The Future Of Bizarre Creations

Activision "Exploring Options" Over The Future Of Bizarre Creations

Activision's released a statement claiming they are "exploring options" over the future of Bizarre Creations after the Internet exploded this afternoon with claims of the studio's closure

The rumours kicked off on GiantBomb when they cited sources claiming that “Bizarre Creations will be going through a ‘90-day consultation period, statutory redundancy.’” The story was subsequently picked up by..

News: James Bond 007: Blood Stone Gets Launch Trailer, Still Looks Exciting To Us

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Gets Launch Trailer, Still Looks Exciting To Us

We suppose we have a weakness to anything with James Bond on the cover

The last PlayStation 3 Bond game, Quantum Of Solace, was pretty rubbish. But we still found ourselves ploughing in the 30 hours or so needed to get the Platinum trophy. It's because it's got Bond on the box. Even though Activision appears dead-set on burying James Bond 007: Blood Stone, we can't help but feel a little excited..

News: James Bond 007: Blood Stone To Hit UK Retailers On November 5th

James Bond 007: Blood Stone To Hit UK Retailers On November 5th

That's soon, right? We knew James Bond 007: Blood Stone was slated for this year, but it always felt like it was some way off

Mainly because the game only got announced a couple of months ago and, despite countless developer videos, not a lot's been said about the game. Still, it's out in two weeks according to VG247. The site also claims that there's no demo planned, so you're going to have to go..

News: If There's One Element Of James Bond 007: Blood Stone That's Going To Be Amazing...

If There's One Element Of James Bond 007: Blood Stone That's Going To Be Amazing...

.. It'll be the car sequences. With a studio like Bizarre Creations at the helm, there's absolutely no way the racing segments fail. This is their bread and butter. James Bond 007: Blood Stone continues to look really interesting to us. We're big Bond fans and we even enjoyed the last 007 game, Quantum Of Solace. Bizarre's a great studio, hopefully this exceeds expectations.

News: Check Out Bond Kicking Some Ass In The New Blood Stone Trailer

Check Out Bond Kicking Some Ass In The New Blood Stone Trailer

Say what you will about Bizarre Creations upcoming Bond product, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, they seem to have all the right elements in place to make a really faithful product

There's shooting, stealth, driving and, as detailed in this trailer, hand-to-hand combat. If they can get all the gameplay elements to mesh well, they could have a really satisfying Bond experience to their name. We..

News: Listen To Bizarre Creations Say Positive Things About James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Listen To Bizarre Creations Say Positive Things About James Bond 007: Blood Stone

James Bond 007: Blood Stone is going to be out later in the year, and it sounds like quite an exciting package

It's a brand new story; with shooting, stealth and driving and there's multiplayer. According to Bizarre, the multiplayer's designed for 16-players, and is based around team objectives. Hopefully this makes use of Blood Stone's various mechanics (vehicles, stealth, combat). If so, it could..

News: James Bond's Still Beating Up Bad-Guys In Istanbul, We Can Prove It

James Bond's Still Beating Up Bad-Guys In Istanbul, We Can Prove It

Activision's released an extended version of the James Bond 007: Blood Stone trailer from last week

The new trailer shows Bond driving through the streets of Istanbul and shooting-up some bad guys. The visuals look a bit rough, but truth be told, we have high hopes for this game. Hopefully Bizarre Creations can deliver the goods. They've yet to really disappoint me this generation.

News: We Really, Really, Really Hope James Bond 007: Blood Stone Is Good

We Really, Really, Really Hope James Bond 007: Blood Stone Is Good

There's no Bond movie this year

It feels like there should be. Quantum Of Solace was ages ago, and we're now being told that there won't even be a Bond movie in 2012 due to financial difficulties. Frankly, it makes us sick. We need Bond. So it's with lofty expectation that we wish, pray, demand and hope Bizarre Creations can deliver with their upcoming video game James Bond 007: Blood Stone. This..

News: James Bond 007: Blood Stone Opening Credits Are Basically What You'd Expect

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Opening Credits Are Basically What You'd Expect

Fancy smoke? Check

Swish silhouettes of men pointing guns? Check. Swish silhouettes of ladies touching themselves? Check. Big, orchestral driven audio backing? Check. Diva reminding us how well she can sing? Check. Jewellery and expensive champagne? Check. Fancy cars power sliding in slow motion? Check. Helicopters blowing up huge diamonds? Check. Yep, this is definitely the start to Bizarre..

News: Introducing James Bond 007: Blood Stone, All-Racing, All-Shooting Action From Bizarre Creations

Introducing James Bond 007: Blood Stone, All-Racing, All-Shooting Action From Bizarre Creations

If ever we had a weakness, file it under James Bond games

We were probably the only publication who genuinely loved (and played to death) the last James Bond game, Quantum Of Solace. So good. Perhaps then, our excitement for James Bond 007: Blood Stone should be tempered a little. GoldenEye aside, Bond games aren't traditionally good. But they are Bond games, y'know. There's something to be said..

Feature: Playstation Face-Off: Blur vs. Split/Second

Playstation Face-Off: Blur vs. Split/Second

Last month saw the release of two hotly anticipated arcade racers

Sadly, too much of a good thing can lead to a difficult choice, but worry not, we're here to help. Marking the first of our Playstation face-offs, we take a look at the pros and cons of Bizarre Creations' Blur and Disney Interactive's Split/Second. Blur on Playstation 3 Review - 4/4 Split/Second on Playstation 3 Review - 2/4 Concept..

Feature: Racing Games... Too Many Racing Games - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator

Racing Games... Too Many Racing Games - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator

Burnout Paradise predates this website

It was released in January 2008, at a time when I didn't have to play every game that released. I picked it up sometime in September. Being a fan of arcade racers, it still bemuses me that I didn't buy it earlier, and I honestly can't for the life of me recall why. But I didn't - I picked it up late. At the time trophies were new, and Criterion had pledged a..

News: Blur Invades The Streets Of London

Blur Invades The Streets Of London

Blur and its Mario Kart-rippin' buddies have taken to the Old Street Magistrates Court in London to promote Activision's racers

The game's out today in the UK today. The painting took over 30 hours to complete and was painted by British artist Gary Nolan. If you've yet to see the advert it's immitating, click through here. It's essential.

News: Latest Blur Trailer Deals With Multiplayer

Latest Blur Trailer Deals With Multiplayer

Y'know, we've really come around to Blur

At first we were a bit - "meh, Project Gotham mixed with Mario Kart" - but the extra development time seems to have really helped Bizarre Creations' cause. The game looks cool, with a weird blend of styles ranging from sci-fi to street racing. The latest trailer deals with the multiplayer functionality of the game. Which sounds awesome..