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  • san0ake - May 20, 2014 7:51 p.m.

    Perhaps you're forgetting PlatinumGames and... every game they ever made? ^^
  • Darkhawk - May 16, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    The Scribblenauts gang made that shooter a while back.
  • Dr.M - May 16, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    What about R* and that Tennis game they made?
  • sadowolf - May 15, 2014 9:01 p.m.

    When I saw this list the first things I thought of were Rockstar going from GTA and Midnight Club Racing to Table Tennis, and Insomniac going from cartoony Rachet & Clank to gritty, violent Resistance. Surprised at least the latter didn't make the list.
  • Dr.M - May 16, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    Excellent calls I commented before I saw your comment.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - May 15, 2014 6:58 p.m.

    Poor Rare, such a shame what they've become.
  • Fro4show - May 16, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    I will NEVER forgive Microsoft for what they did to Rare. They were my favorite dev. And now they're not even a shell of their former selves. They're unrecognizable. Death would have been better...
  • homestar99 - May 15, 2014 6:03 p.m.

    The guys who made Ride to Hell usually make racing sims. Does that count?
  • BladedFalcon - May 15, 2014 12:48 p.m.

    Bizarre creations going from Project Gotham racing to Geometry Wars was a pretty big shift, arguably a bigger one than Team Ninja's. Because honestly, put the shock of the name of the license aside, and Other M wasn't that different from Ninja Gaiden in terms of the main combat and genre of the game.
  • Vonter - May 15, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    Naughty Dog shift from a platformer, to a adventure-platformer, to a action shooter with less platforming and stealth narrative light shooting game is a drastic one. Especially compared to other studios that are still making sequels or trying to make the next Halo or COD. Double Helix has been another developer that has made games of several genres now and it seems to be getting better. Although anything is better than trying to make a movie tie in game.
  • garnsr - May 15, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    You left out Crash Team Racing and Jak X, not just Naughty Dog doing totally different games, but franchises doing them too. Also, hey, it's Dave "The Free Lancer" Rudden!
  • sadowolf - May 15, 2014 9:03 p.m.

    Good call on Naughty Dog; similar to Insomniac's shift. And Double Helix's is pretty drastic; from crappy movie games to Killer Instinct to Strider.
  • pl4y4h - May 15, 2014 11:29 a.m.

    Sonic team: From a super fast blue hedgehog to a boy in a chicken suit that can roll eggs (Wouldn't mind a sequel either)
  • shawksta - May 15, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    Man you gotta love devs that can pull off complete opposites in game design, especially Retro for pulling off a dark and futuristic Metroid Prime only to easy shift to a cartoony and charming 2D Platformer of DK. There's word they started a new project since November 2013 and possibly another different franchise, but im willing to bet its way too early to see it at E3.

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