Today is a sad day in gaming. Psygnosis (AKA Studio Liverpool) has been closed. This developer has been one of my favorites, primarily because of their WipEout racing series and the game Lemmings. I honestly didn't think I could feel this sad about a game company closing its doors.

http://kotaku.com/5936821/sony-closes-one-of-the-oldest-video-game-developers-in-the-world

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/22/2012 at 03:37pm

Wow, I had no idea Wipeout and Lemmings were made by the same people. SO many hours trying to get those bastards to go where I wanted them.

hardeyez wrote on 08/22/2012 at 10:18pm

At one time they also had offices in San Francisco and San Mateo (I had friends working at the SF studio until it shut down around '99).

On related sad notes, I was working at Midway (previously Atari) when they closed that studio -- there were guys there who had been working at the same location (under a few different company names) for 28 years...

hardeyez wrote on 08/22/2012 at 10:28pm

I meant to say the Midway studio in the Bay Area (specifically Milpitas), and that location might've only been open for 20+ years when it was closed. I can't remember all the early lore those long timers shared (i.e. Ed Logg and Dave Sheppard).

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/23/2012 at 12:13am

It is sad when something with so much history closes up shop. I wonder how many studios EA might scuttle now that they are up for sale?

Not too sad about EA dying but they have so much IP and games they own, I wonder how the cool stuff will survive?

That said, Sony is making a choice based on costs that I understand but... I mean couldn't Lemmings 2012 be something people care about? I mean, I might get that on my phone?

Tungsten wrote on 08/23/2012 at 10:23pm

My first PC game was Lemmings. ;..(

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