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Posts tagged “Blacksite”

Midway’s Online Arcade

Everyone's gotta have an online games store these days. One day, even we'll have one, exclusively selling unplayable text adventures we made when we were nine, and the BBC Micro version of Manic Miner which I hacked to say that I wrote it.Meantime, it's Midway's turn.

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Harvey Smith Is A Lone Ranger

Blimey, it's been a busy day for videogame gossip. And there's more.As you probably already heard, Harvey Smith has left Midway a couple of days after his rather ineloquent comments about BlackSite: Area 51. His infamous "so fucked up" speech really did sound like the last thing anyone gets to say when representing a company. And indeed, it was.After his tribute to Gerald Ratner questions…

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Smith On Blacksite

Wired magazine's blogging wing are running a postmortem of Blacksite: Area 51, which provoked a widespread 'meh' response from critics. (Some even went so far as to 'pff'). The piece is based around a chat with design lead Harvey Smith at the Montreal Games Summit 2007:The first time Harvey Smith came to Montreal he had just finished his work as lead designer on the acclaimed…

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“The Gameplay Ecology”

Midway's Harvey "Deus Ex" Smith has a bit to say about the development of environments and "gameplay ecologies" for his new shooter, Blacksite: I suspect Blacksite might actually be worth getting moderately excited about. Smith is at the controls, and there's both Gears Of War jump in/out co-op, Stranglehold's destructible environments, and some Brothers In Arms squad-control stuff. Area 51 might have been a bit…

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Blacksite and Mr Smith

I've just noticed that my PC Gamer piece on Blacksite has gone up on their C&VG site. This kind of preview is bread and butter for us, but actually this was one of the more interesting game demo events I've been to recently, and not because it situated in the skin-draped depths of Soho. Having played Midway's Area 51 and being distinctly unimpressed, I was…

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