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March 25, 2016

Sony confirms closure of Evolution Studios

Evolution Studios, the developer behind franchises like World Rally Championship and MotorStorm, has been shut down by Sony, we’ve just learned. The company’s most recent DriveClub was a troubled project for the studio and Sony, having seen delays and online problems – 55 people had been cut from Evolution just one year ago. Now, Sony has made the tough decision to make the rest of the Evolution staff redundant.

Such a shame. When it comes to arcade racing games, Evolution was one the the finest developers.

January 10, 2016

Finally got around to finishing Until Dawn. It’s a great, sometimes brilliant game, mainly because of a cohesive story and an abundance of player choice. It could do with a slightly better frame rate and a handful of gameplay enhancements, but those a minor quibbles.

If you haven’t played Until Dawn yet, I highly recommend playing it with friends. It makes the experience that much better.

December 18, 2015

Hideo Kojima’s Mission Unlocked

For Kojima, the future involves ridding himself of distracting responsibilities. “When working in big companies, especially Japanese companies, every little thing has to be approved beforehand, and you need paperwork to do anything,” he said. “Now that I’m independent, I can do what I want with much more speed. I don’t need to invest time in unnecessary presentations. I shoulder the risk.” He also relishes the chance to speak his mind. “When I was in a company, my personal statements could be taken as the over-all direction of the company. As such, I couldn’t say just anything.”

Godspeed, Hideo.

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