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The body count for established British studios keeps rising, with EA Bright Light the latest in the crosshairs. EA confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that a "formal consultation process" has begun at the studio. That's a fancy term for the time required under UK law (dependent on number of employees)...

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Last November, our review called the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows game a "failure on many, many levels." It ran down the various ways that the game didn't deliver: as a representation of the franchise, as a game, as a demonstration of Kinect and, finally, as an overall product. E...

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It's another one-game week for Xbox Live Arcade. This week's title: Spare Parts, a light-hearted action platformer from EA Bright Light. All the usual suspects are here: power-ups, baddies, robots and coins, lots and lots of coins. It also features the voice talents of Simon Pegg, from the much les...

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EA Bright Light's Spare Parts is coming out this week on XBLA and PSN for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points). In this online co-op platformer, two robots are stranded on an alien planet, forced to collect junk to repair their ship and go back home. With its cartoony style and its focus on wacky alien tec...

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I've spent a lot of time with EA Bright Light's Create over the last ten days. It hasn't exactly enjoyed a ton of fervor (or marketing support) and was only officially announced a few months back, plopped unceremoniously in a dark corner of EA's NYC summer press event. Frankly, the game hasn't been...

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Taking to the US PlayStation blog, EA Bright Light producer Justin Manning revealed the imminent release date for his studio's next game release, Create: November 16 (aka: next Tuesday!). We've also confirmed that Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii iterations of the game will arrive on the same day next wee...

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It's not just about getting from point A to B in EA Bright Light's Create -- it's all about the score multiplier. The most recent trailer shows off elaborate, Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions resulting in far higher scores than a simple solution would ... if you can piece them together, that is....

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Spare Parts, EA Bright Light's XBLA/PSN platformer about lovable robots, has a bit of star power in addition to its known cuteness power. Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek actor Simon Pegg has joined the cast as "Con-rad," a computer who guides Mar-T and Chip on their search for spaceship parts. In fa...

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Spare Parts has charmed us through cunning use of "cute robots." We were raised to fear metallic beings -- mostly thanks to Terminator -- but seeing them cute it up yet again in this TGS trailer, it gives us hope that we'll be allies in the future. It should come in handy once the zombies rise....

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EA just announced at its GamesCom 2010 conference that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for Xbox 360 will magically lift butts off of couches, with some Kinect support. EA didn't put it exactly the same way, of course. The game features an on-rails mode in which players gesture to cast s...

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Though the target audience for EA's just-announced puzzle/creation game, Create, would seem to skew younger, my take on it from a recent press event was that gamers of all types could find something to like. And don't write it off as "My First LittleBigPlanet" just yet. Create features entertaining...

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EA's hoping you'll take off that silly santa hat and don a thinking cap this holiday, when you play "Create," a new game from its UK-based Bright Light studio. "Create uses families' imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging," said Harvey Elliot, VP and gen...

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As the first screens implied, the first trailer for Spare Parts confirms that its co-op protagonists (cotagonists?), Mar-T and Chip, are entirely adorable. Apart from this confirmation, the trailer also shows off some of the cooperative gameplay, which amounts to baddie smashing and platforming....

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EA's Bright Light is working on the next Harry Potter game, but the studio evidently has got something else in the pipeline as well: Spare Parts. It's a downloadable title for XBLA and PSN about robots working together to rebuild their spaceship, according to EA's E3 lineup announcement. In this ...

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