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Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby BerenKaneda » 25 Feb 2012, 18:49

I can see a Pac-Man plush in the picture !!! I want one !!! Damn Namco, start doing merchadising right now!!!! :D
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby madscar » 25 Feb 2012, 19:48

Cool article, too bad you only show us 3 pictures from that amazing HQ.
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby Azogstyle » 25 Feb 2012, 22:59

Dream job or Horror job what you think ? :)
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby Spirit6666 » 26 Feb 2012, 03:01

More picture would of been nice, but I can say that their studio look so amazing compare to the ones we have here in Montreal (Ubisoft and EA).
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby toaplan » 26 Feb 2012, 04:41

Namco used to be such a strong developer, particularly for the Sony consoles. But in recent years they have just gone downhill. The Ridge Racer, Soul Calibur and the Tekken series just can't seem to compete against the current leaders of their respective genres (Gran Turismo, Forza, SF4, MvC3 etc...) Ace Combat's recent incarnation seems to have failed to make a meaningful impact in the flight-sim genre, where there certainly isn't much competition nowadays.

I wonder what has gone wrong. Maybe the western-developed "Ridge Racer Unbounded" can help turn things around at least a little bit?
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby KMakawa » 26 Feb 2012, 07:01

toaplan wrote:Namco used to be such a strong developer, particularly for the Sony consoles. But in recent years they have just gone downhill. The Ridge Racer, Soul Calibur and the Tekken series just can't seem to compete against the current leaders of their respective genres (Gran Turismo, Forza, SF4, MvC3 etc...) Ace Combat's recent incarnation seems to have failed to make a meaningful impact in the flight-sim genre, where there certainly isn't much competition nowadays.

I wonder what has gone wrong. Maybe the western-developed "Ridge Racer Unbounded" can help turn things around at least a little bit?

It's just another studio that has failed to find its way, during a very critical and busy few (past) years. There is no doubt about it that the gaming industry has boomed over the past few years (5 or so years) and Namco have failed to expand with that boom, whereas EA and Activision have.. but are now seen as 'greedy/corporate pirates' because they now have a huge developer size, and are looking for extra ways to grow, and keep those devs paid.

More picture would of been nice, but I can say that their studio look so amazing compare to the ones we have here in Montreal (Ubisoft and EA).

Ubisoft Montreal is a good HQ, visited that quite a few times. Never visited the EA HQ in Montreal, despite my job - doubt they'd give me clearance. I have visited EA Vancouver quite a lot however, if CVG plan to do another of this Studio Tour series, they should definitely look towards that one.. Its definitely an amazing HQ to work in.
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Re: Studio Tour: Namco Bandai

Postby godyd87 » 27 Feb 2012, 00:13

pretty cool. want to work at there.
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