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BlackSite: Area 51

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Midway

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'Blacksite: Area 51' (ALL) Creative Director Harvey Smith Leaves Midway

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2007 @ 1:32 p.m. PST

While other FPS titles claim to feature action-packed, highly realistic gameplay, BlackSite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience.
Earlier this week, the Internet was on fiyah when Midway Austin's creative director Harvey Smith, lead designer of Ion Storm's Deus Ex titles, publicly criticized Blacksite: Area 51, for which he was lead designer, as being "f***ed up." Smith made the controversial statement at a Montreal International Game Summit lecture, blaming poor handling and pressure to share tech to get the title out before it was ready. Studio head Denise Fulton confirmed that the dismissal was by mutual agreement.
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