Bye Hudson.

#1 Posted by RE_Player1 (7951 posts) -
#2 Posted by BeachThunder (13364 posts) -

At first I thought Casey died :(

#3 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

No way

#4 Posted by Aus_azn (2272 posts) -

Oh, dear god. That's terrible. Though, they're way beyond their heyday now, Mario Party started getting bad around the sixth installment IMO. Bomberman's a real pity, his legacy drove me to own a Dreamcast.

#5 Posted by ryanwho (12012 posts) -

Konami hasn't been especially impressive lately either so I don't imagine Hudson properties are in more capable hands.

#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

*pours out a 40 for Hudson*

#7 Posted by RE_Player1 (7951 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" *pours out a 40 for Hudson* "
Amen brother. 
#8 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Say what you will about the Mario Party series, Hudson produced a lot of entertaining games over the years.  This is definitely a downer.

#9 Posted by Underachiever007 (2471 posts) -


#10 Posted by ProfessorEss (7707 posts) -

This would've been sad news ten years ago.

#11 Posted by RoboRobb (1090 posts) -

R.I.P pour one out to fallen bruthaz...

No seriously, this news is saddening, but Mario party games were getting pretty dry..

#12 Posted by VWGTI (1946 posts) -

I will miss this most of all. 

#13 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5293 posts) -

That's too bad. Hope those people can get their jobs back somehow.

#14 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

 I feel more and more studios closes its doors .
Is it only the biggest companies that has chance in current industry?

#15 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Looks like they won't be milking the tired BomberMan franchise anymore, someone else will be.

#16 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2394 posts) -

I did enjoy Mario Party 4 but I never was into bomberman. Sad to see them close their doors especially after being in gaming for so long, kinda makes me wonder which Japanese developer will be next. Capcom perhaps?

#17 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Sad people lost their jobs , but what was the last "cool" title from them? Or better yet which was THE game from them in recent years? read the blog andeven the guy knows that japanese game design is not up to date with current standards oh well hudson soft is still on in japan but who knows if the will ever do something/export for western audiences

#18 Posted by Gill (143 posts) -
@Kjellm87: Developers go out of business. New developers open their doors. People just make a bigger deal about the closures.
#19 Edited by Venatio (4675 posts) -

It always sucks when a developer/publisher goes out of bussiness but when was the last time Hudson released something other then mediocre crap?

#20 Posted by Skald (4397 posts) -

This isn't all of Hudson though, right? This is just Hudson Entertainment, the American distribution arm of Hudson Japan, the developer/publisher. 
At least, that's my understanding of this.

#21 Posted by endaround (2253 posts) -

Umm guys, this is Hudson Entertainment which basically was just the NA import arm for Hudson.  Hudson still exists (sort of).

#22 Posted by buzz_clik (7291 posts) -

#23 Posted by drac96 (749 posts) -

NOOOOOO I want more Bloody Roar!

#24 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (610 posts) -

I went digging l looking for games that I have played by them.  Turns out I only ever played Bomberman.  Hudson was was also the source of such great Wii ware releases as My Aquarium and Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame.

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