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Thread: The History of Psygnosis - Questions asked and answered.

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    all right, everything clear now..
    thanks, guys

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    Default Psygnosis

    I've read this thread and I thought I'd chip in... :O)

    OK, if memory serves (and apologies if my brain is stewed!);

    Wipeout 64 was coded up by Andrew (Andy) Yelland in house based on the existing codebase. He has since moved on and done many things, including help create MUSIC 2000 with me some years back. He was in the U.S. for a while but is back in the U.K. as far as I'm aware... still weaving his crazy coding magic!

    Psygnosis is pronouced SIG-NO-SYS, also lovingly called Psyggie or Pigs Noses. ;OP

    The company Psygnosis Limited is still running as far as I'm aware - you could check on http://www.companieshouse.org.uk/WebCHeck/fastrack/ and I'm fairly sure that most people who work at SCEE Wavetree still work for Psygnosis Ltd. and have a Psygnosis pension (as I do - even thought I left ages ago - these things follow you for life!).

    I often wonder what happened to the OWL logo that used to be at the top of the building? Rumour is that it's still in the building in, stored in the rafters.

    Psygnosis started in the docks in Liverpool, and got it's really big break when Sony invested HEAVILY in them... that's when I joined full time, but before that I'd done a few years as a freelance musician, from the time when there were about 12 employees.

    There is SO much that could be said about those days between '89 and '94... maybe I'll write a book one day (but I'd have to go into hiding for fear of any fatwa!)

    Hehehehe. ;OP

    C.S.

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    I would love to see that book!

    Thanks for the info, Tim.

    Damn, access to companieshouse is closed, I got there too late. Have to wait till Monday. ThAt'll teach me to not fall asleep in the afternoon.

    If Psyggie still exists in some form, I wonder what they do. Or if they're just a name that Sony owns but chooses not to use for branding. ?

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    Greatest apologies if the question is mundane or unnecessary, but i wish to ask: How did you come up with owl as the company logo?
    Last edited by Haywire_Guy; 9th September 2009 at 11:10 AM.

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    I am also sorry about the thread revival, but yesterday I jumped in some Original wipEout and on the load screen, Namco was there. Is this the same Namco (Bandai)? Just curious and thanks.

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    Yeah, they're there because of the famous neGcon controller compatibility with WipeOut.

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    Default Rollcage

    I used to love this game years ago. Due to the fact that everything was destructable and you could go up walls and technically no total your car...thingy...Rollcage.

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    Did you have a question about Psygnosis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abukii View Post
    I am also sorry about the thread revival, but yesterday I jumped in some Original wipEout and on the load screen, Namco was there. Is this the same Namco (Bandai)? Just curious and thanks.
    thats right Abukii, the same Namco but different
    Bandi bought Namco in 2005(still feels like yesterday)



    -zershen

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    Thank you. It does make sense that they'd have their name on the menu because of the NeGcon.

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