Tag Archives: xbox

May 12, 2016

Eurogamer on the now-defunct Lionhead Studios

The inside story of how Lionhead rose and fell is difficult but also important. Those who worked there describe a studio high on the fumes of furious creativity, a place where mind-numbing failure would often accompany agenda-setting success. They describe a fiercely British culture that benefited – and suffered – from an American overlord hell bent on winning the console war. And they describe a studio created in the image of a man who inspires as much as he frustrates. It’s a complicated story. But it’s one worth telling.

The entire article is fantastic. Personally, I’m still sad that we will never see a new Fable.

March 7, 2016

Changes at Microsoft Studios, UK and Denmark

After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.

😞

June 15, 2015

Random thoughts on Microsoft's E3 media briefing

  • I have a weird feeling that because publishers must approve games, backward compatibility with Xbox 360 won’t live up to its full potential.
  • Rare Replay, a compilation of 30 classic Rare games, looks sweet. If done right, it will offer some incredible value.
  • First thought on Rare’s new game: it looks beautiful. Second thought: oh, it’s an MMO.
  • I like Halo but I don’t love Halo. It looked pretty, I guess.
  • The new controller that was announced at the beginning of the stream looks really nice. Sell it for under 90€ and I’ll buy it.
  • Don’t end a show with a remaster. It sort of deflates the entire thing.
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May 31, 2011

E3 press conference dates & times

Because I intend to watch the press conferences, I made a list of when each conference starts, along with a link to each live stream.

  • Microsoft: June 6, 1900 hours EEST / 1600 hours GMT
  • Sony: June 7, 0300 hours EEST / June 7 0000 hours GMT
  • Nintendo:  June 7, 1900 hours EEST / 1600 hours GMT