There's a flaw in Sony's PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" package that was always going to occur
While Sony's offering a pretty compelling selection of games, the hardcore fans are likely to be the ones that miss out — mainly because they'll already own the choices. Still, think outside of the hardcore circle and Sony's "Welcome Back"...
If there's one thing you need to know about us, it's that we love the Wipeout franchise
It's possibly our favourite on PlayStation, special. There's something unique about the games visual style and the culture surrounding it. Wipeout defined PlayStation when it launched in the mid-90s. So it was really sad when we heard about the job losses at Studio Liverpool. Honestly, we thought that might have..
Just to let you know, Sony's new PlayStation Plus service is totally available for subscription right now. The service - which sets you back £40 / $50 for a year - gets you access to piles of content every month. Here in Europe a yearly subscription rewards you with a downloadable copy of LittleBigPlanet, while in the US you'll get...
The US-arm of the PlayStation Blog's just dropped a reminder that, hey, stereoscopic 3D gaming becomes a reality from tomorrow
For reals. Sony's new Bravia HDTVs are due to launch this month, and you can get more details about all that through here. Alternatively you can turn your questioning arm to @Jas_n on Twitter, who's been helping us get to grips with all this 3D stuff ourselves. We're pretty..
With the introduction of Firmware 3
30</a>, the Playstation 3 is virtually ready for the upcoming three-dimensional onslaught that about six people in the entire country will invest in. Nah seriously, we're quite excited about it just scared of the early adoption. So attention has now turned to actual 3D content. For example, how does a game like Wipeout HD, which runs in a native 1080p,..
As summer nears, so to does Sony's push for 3D technology
There'll be a new range of televisions from the electronics manufacturer, alongside a Playstation 3 firmware update that will bring the system and its blu-rays into the third-dimension. But, we're also expecting content. Gran Turismo 5 is a given for the launch of the new technology (hey -...
We don't whether to laugh or cry
Here's the crux - we know there was a Wipeout game in development at Sony Studio Liverpool. Sadly, Studio Liverpool, whilst remaining a functioning studio, has been severely hit by layoffs. Thus, whether or not that project still exists is unknown. The news comes via the LinkedIn profile of a former employee, Martin Linklater. Sadly the profile has since been..
Last week we reported the sad news that there was a "restructuring" process going on at Sony's Studio Liverpool
News this morning from Develop suggests that the "restructuring" is likely to result in a cull of 50%. An affected staff member told Develop that the layoff was looking "heavy", estimating around half us may be gone. Sony are still refusing to comment on the..
We've made it no secret that we want another Wipeout game this year
In fact, right up until this point we'd assumed the excellent Sony Studio Liverpool were quietly crafting away a new iteration. But whispers over on WipeoutZone and TheSixthAxis suggest that isn't the case. In fact, WipeoutZone are reporting that close to the entire studio has been closed. A statement from SCEE issued to..
Remember when Sony removed the advertising from PSN racer Wipeout HD due to fan's concerns over load times? Well, we're afraid to report that those ads are back - and are still causing load problems
A patch bringing the game up to version 2.10 claims to fix loading problems while delivering adverting content. So far, so fine? However, Joystiq constructed an experiment that found levels take a whole..
Wipeout HD will be updated to version 2
10 soon. "New content on the way?" we hear you ask. Well, kinda. Despite some front-end fixes, the patch's main feature will change the way in-game ads are displayed. You may recall some controversy a while back involving Wipeout HD's loading ads for State Farm. Sony pulled those ads almost...
The PSN's crown jewel, Wipeout HD, is finally getting a retail release
The excellent Wipeout HD will retail at £19.99 in stores from October 16th and will include the original game and the excellent Fury expansion pack. If you haven't got this game yet, we absolutely urge you to pick it up. It's one of the Playstation 3's best titles, a real gem.
Never say Sony don't care about their fans
Following some bad responses from fans of Wipeout HD regarding the inclusion of advertising on the game's loading screens, Sony have pulled the feature."The ad has been removed from WipEout HD", a Sony rep told Eurogamer, "and we are investigating the situation to ensure that any in-game...
According to Gamasutra, video game advertising company Double Fusion have brought in-game advertising to Sony's Wipeout HD game
The popular PSN futuristic racer is to get hit by dynamic content during the game's loading screens. It's a bit disappointing that they're tarting up the loading screens with advertising, we actually think it would be more...
The new Wipeout HD 2
00 patch is now available. Aside from obviously getting things ready for the Fury DLC later this week, the patch tweaks a few things to improve the experience: Brand new Statistics section Reworked ship and track select screens New community functionality has been added to make it easier to play with friends online Several...
Wipeout HD programmer Zico Liu (remember him from that terrible, terrible, terrible trophy) has confirmed that the new Wipeout HD Fury pack will release July 23rd
The pack includes new tracks, vehicles and game types. Naturally we seriously can't wait. We're massive fans of Wipeout HD. The pack will cost £7.99 ($9.99). We'll have a review soon.
According to a post on the Playstation Europe blog, Wipeout HD's upcoming Fury DLC is in its final stages of testing
That means the new pack is not far away from release. Which is awesome if you, like us, have been waiting for a reason to jump back into the excellent Wipeout HD.
Ahh Wipeout HD, how we've been loging for more of thee
And thank goodness we're finally getting one! Wipeout HD Fury will include a ton of new stuff as detailed via the Playstation Blog.The WipEout HD Fury expansion pack will increase the content of your current game with 8 new tracks, 13 new ship models and 3 new game modes, 2 of which will be...
A new ranking system will be implemented into popular PSN racer Wipeout HD tomorrow
The ranking system will allow players to earn badges in online multiplayer games and subsequently bolster their rank. The update will come in the form of a free patch downloadable from the PSN. The patch also includes friend invite support and a spectator mode if you join a game already in progress. We only wish we..
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