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Bizarre Creations' Blur Still Coming Out In 2009

Remain calm; there are in fact still games coming out this year.

With even the mighty Activision jumping on the bandwagon of 2009's hottest trend, Releasing Your 2009 Games In 2010, some people were wondering what might be going on with Bizarre Creations' new racer Blur. I've seen some message board chatter about the fate of the game's release date, what with higher profile games like StarCraft II sliding into next year.

There hasn't been a lot of buzz or info floating around about Blur for the last few weeks, since its appearance at E3, but Shacknews did notice in a company conference call that the game is in fact still slated for a November release date. While we're talking about Blur, retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and GameCrazy are now taking part in 2009's crappiest trend, Exclusive Bonus Game Content When You Pay Us For The Game Early. Hit up the Shack story for that list.
 
And if you've forgotten what Blur looks like, here's a reminder!
 
 

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Posted by Brad

With even the mighty Activision jumping on the bandwagon of 2009's hottest trend, Releasing Your 2009 Games In 2010, some people were wondering what might be going on with Bizarre Creations' new racer Blur. I've seen some message board chatter about the fate of the game's release date, what with higher profile games like StarCraft II sliding into next year.

There hasn't been a lot of buzz or info floating around about Blur for the last few weeks, since its appearance at E3, but Shacknews did notice in a company conference call that the game is in fact still slated for a November release date. While we're talking about Blur, retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and GameCrazy are now taking part in 2009's crappiest trend, Exclusive Bonus Game Content When You Pay Us For The Game Early. Hit up the Shack story for that list.
 
And if you've forgotten what Blur looks like, here's a reminder!
 
 

Posted by monkeyman864

blur is not blurry

Posted by Hector

Burnout meets Mario Kart?

Posted by FunExplosions

i agree with the song. those are cars
Posted by Mouth
@Hector said:
"Burnout meets Mario Kart? "

I guess it's something like that.
Edited by Ineedaname

I mistakenly chose Geography at GCSE, and the dude I used to sit next to sang that song to me nearly every lesson without fail, always made me giggle.
 
And also it looks like it's just taken Midnight club further.

Posted by Branthog

I have this Blur vs Split/Second confusion going on ala Prototype vs Infamous. I forget which is which.

Posted by RHCPfan24

This game looks neat. I like Bizarre Creations and all of their racers so far have been a hit. I don't know if the "Mario Kart" vibe is going to work properly but I'll give it a shot.

Edited by LosDub

anyone else think they got some Star Wars sound effects in it? like when they shoot there lil weapons to take out other cars. 
 
those games look fun to look at but ill stick to FM3 and DiRT 2 if its better then its last release
Edited by Edraii

After you see split second, what does this game really have going for it?
Unless you can barrel roll like that really old ps2 game I cant remember the name of that looked and played about the same, I'm out.
 
Oh wait, rumble racing. ahhh. good times.

Posted by Devil240Z

reminds me of RUSH on N64.

Posted by Remy

Any game that tries to sell you by naming/demonstrating available power-ups has some serious soul searching to do.

Posted by Seedofpower

The song fits well with the trailer.
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Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam

I would have rather Bizarre Creations make PGR 5. Im not a fan of car combat games so this doesn't really appeal to me. I hope that they move on from this game and make PGR 5 rather than Blur 2

Posted by nick69
@HolyCrapItsAdam: I agree, I wish they would've made pgr 5 instead of this.
Posted by CookieMonster
@HolyCrapItsAdam: PGR is a closed book, I'm afraid. They said pgr4 was going to be the last one.
Posted by Mourer

Even if they were to make a 5th PGR that series went downhill for me after 2.

Posted by ZeroCast

Thanks for reminding me Brad, Ihad forgotten what Blur looks like.
Posted by Grilledcheez

Well it looks fun, that's for sure

Posted by DJ_Lae

Yup, I'd forgotten all about Blur. Rewatching the trailer, I'm reminded just why I forgot about it. 
 
I'll forget about it again in half an hour. Totally unmemorable looking game.
Posted by BestUsernameEver
@Hector said:
" Burnout meets Mario Kart? "

No, more like Burnout meets WipEout.
Posted by KillaMaStA

That game has no style.
 
 
I have no interest in Blur

Posted by KillaMaStA
@BestUsernameEver said:

" @Hector said:

" Burnout meets Mario Kart? "
No, more like Burnout meets WipEout. "
According to activision, its  " Mario Kart meets Forza "
Posted by Death_Unicorn

I wish this was PGR5 instead.

Posted by Tharrington

That song fit surprisingly well, good choice on their part.  Seems like the game could be fun, too.

Posted by Zoombini

Their is a part about 4/5 of the way through that trailer where this red sports car gets hit with an electric thing and spins out, spending him from first place to seemingly last. That is the part which destroyed any interest in this game I might have had because I knew that if I was that red car I would be raging right about then.
 
Perhaps it will be good, in fact I hope it will be, but weapons in racers adds a random luck element which just doesn't gel right with me.

Posted by KaosAngel

This is bad news...Forza 3 and GT5 are due out in 2009.  If anything, this game should've gotten pushed back to even have a remote chance of doing well.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

this looks ok. i'm much more excited for split/second though.

Posted by tactis
@KaosAngel said:
" This is bad news...Forza 3 and GT5 are due out in 2009.  If anything, this game should've gotten pushed back to even have a remote chance of doing well. "
U know I see a lot of dudes talking about Gt5 coming out this year but isnt it a little late to be announcing a game's release date to be this year? I know Tokyo Game Show but I mean I cant wrap my head around them announcing the release date of a huge blockbuster game and then coming out 2-3 months later...
Posted by joshy9411

would i be mistaken for thinking it looks a lot like burnout paradise graphic wise? and all the crazy power up thing is a bit weird for my liking. i like my car games with cars, not electirc power up thingy's 
Posted by JakJ

What is it with British developers and arcade racers?
 
For that matter, what's with American developers and FPSes?
 
Or Russian developers and extremely strange and buggy PC games?

Posted by Tortoise

Just to counteract some of the negativity in these comments, I think it looks cool and it going to be a lot of fun. Not every racer has to worship at the altar of realism and minute technicality. If its just Wipeout with real cars and physics enabled powerups, it'll be worth checking out. There's space enough in the market for everyone to get their motor-related kicks.

Posted by Manatassi

I'm realy not getting the negative comments on this one. Yes its not a realistic racer, not every car game has to be. I'm pretty exited about this one it looks really fun and so far Bizarre Creations have shown themselves to be a good developer when it comes to having fun with cars. It could turn out to be a terrible game but for now I'm going to say it looks really fun.

Posted by Truckalicious

Looks a bit like that ps2 game Mashed, but without the Micro-Machines camera angle

Posted by Kohe321

Good news at least.

Posted by Chokobo

Having been on a PGR kick recently, I'm actually pretty excited about this game.  It's probably about 6th or 7th on my list of "Games that I might buy this fall."

Posted by Media_Master

looks ok
Posted by cikame

They could have used some licensing on it.
"Star Wars: Hot Wheels: Racing Battle"
 
I threw the double colon in there to be safe.

Edited by xxcodiexx
@Branthog said:

" I have this Blur vs Split/Second confusion going on ala Prototype vs Infamous. I forget which is which. "


  i was getting confused with borderlands and rage before the art style changed in rage, or is that borderlands... aw dam