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Old 22 August 2012, 15:27   #1
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Psygnosis is dead

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/90...-wipeout-maker

How very sad.

Now if only I could get access to loft. Should be lots of old history left up there.
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Old 22 August 2012, 15:38   #2
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Yeh sad day indeed, quite a few friends back out of a job, apparently they are keeping the QA dept open though.
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Old 22 August 2012, 16:15   #3
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Sad news indeed. Lost count how many of my games collection were from Psygnosis over the years. To name a few I had owned: Blood Money, Lemmings, all the Beast games, Destruction Derby, Ballistix, Benefactor (great puzzle game!) and Leander (amazing graphics).

RIP Psygnosis.
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Old 22 August 2012, 16:55   #4
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http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/90...-wipeout-maker

How very sad.

Now if only I could get access to loft. Should be lots of old history left up there.
Very sad, very shortsighted.
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Old 22 August 2012, 17:03   #5
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Sad, I went there a couple of times to play test some Ps1 games.
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Old 22 August 2012, 17:08   #6
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Can't say I'm surprised with this news given the current climate in the games industry but still gutted to hear this, to think that at one point they were THE top dogs of there domain with their cutting edge graphics and sound..I blame Call Of Duty, nah not really but still felt good to say it. I stil dream for the day that all the great developers from the Amiga community reunite to make a super company...
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Old 22 August 2012, 17:14   #7
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Psygnosis was already dead when Sony bought them since 1993.
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Old 22 August 2012, 17:14   #8
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Indeed.... Psygnosis was such a great game publisher, a legendary one !

I would be so happy that anyone with fondness about this name and reference would buy it back, and ressurect it...... all those memories :'(
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Psygnosis was already dead when Sony bought them since 1993.
Yes, the name may have remained but the soul had long been destroyed...
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Yes, the name may have remained but the soul had long been destroyed...
I beg to differ. There were still quite a few people there (mostly artists) from the glory days, including the very first artist. There were even more (programmers and the like) prior to the last round of redundancies a year or so ago. It was still Psygnosis in many ways, including the same security guards and receptionists.

The soul of Psygnosis was definitely there and was apparent in the most recent Wipeout releases.
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http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/90...-wipeout-maker

How very sad.

Now if only I could get access to loft. Should be lots of old history left up there.
Strange how all the media/stories seem to be concentrating on Wipeout being their moment of glory, surely the Lemmings series was their main hit and more famous?
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surely the Lemmings series was their main hit and more famous?
No, it wasn't.

This is a sad day.
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No, it wasn't.

This is a sad day.
Wow, very surprised by that news. I've never been much of a Playstation head, but the sheer number of platforms that Lemmings has been ported to (and still continues to be to this day) would suggest it's a more famous game than Wipeout was.
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If it was, they would have mentioned it :P
Also the amount of videogame machines out there from the time of the playstation 1 on is surely much bigger than anything that was available at the time of Lemmings.
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If it was, they would have mentioned it :P
Also the amount of videogame machines out there from the time of the playstation 1 on is surely much bigger than anything that was available at the time of Lemmings.
Who will mention it? Sony themselves? If yes, they have nothing to do with the Amiga-era apparently, so according to them, yes, Wipeout was their hit.

But for an Amiga user, Psygnosis was well-known for Lemmings, Shadow of the Beast series, Agony, Awesome etc.
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If it was, they would have mentioned it :P
Also the amount of videogame machines out there from the time of the playstation 1 on is surely much bigger than anything that was available at the time of Lemmings.
But Lemmings has been ported to pretty much every platform (computer/console/handheld) since 1992 to today.

I'd put Lemmings up there with Pacmac for being a famous, game-changing title that is recognised the world over.

I wouldn't put Wipeout up there, it's just another racer.

I think this is more a case of one journalist wrote an article and mentioned Wipeout and the cut & paste culture of journalism today, everyone has just copied it.

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Who will mention it? Sony themselves? If yes, they have nothing to do with the Amiga-era apparently, so according to them, yes, Wipeout was their hit.
Lemmings was a PSN launch title for PS3. It wasn't just an Amiga game, it's been out on pretty much every platform for the last 20 years.
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I was really dissapointed by Lemmings 3D, Lemmings Revolution and Lemmings Paintball. But I think something was not right earlier - in All New Worlds of Lemmings.
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Killed by Sony. As usual.
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But I think something was not right earlier - in All New Worlds of Lemmings.
I quite enjoyed that, still play it today sometimes. It was different, but when you got into it, just as fun.
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