Tag: Split Second
News Tomb Raider: Underworld Headlines Bumper Christmas PlayStation Plus Update
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
News Split/Second Developer Black Rock Studio Closes Its Doors
Black Rock Studio is no more
The developer behind ambitious racing titles such as Split/Second and Pure confirmed the sad news on Twitter yesterday. Disney Interactive made the decision to close down the studio earlier in the year. Very best of luck to the unemployed.
News Disney Interactive Attempted Sale Of Black Rock, No Buyer Found
Eurogamer is reporting that Disney Interactive tried to sell off a portion of Brighton-based studio Black Rock late last year, but couldn't find a buyer
The news follows massive redundancies at the Split/Second developer. "When the new management came in, they tried to sell half the studio and keep half, and they apparently had one buyer...
News Disney Interactive Confirms Lay-Offs At Split/Second Developer
Disney Interactive has this morning confirmed a "reduction in staff" at its Brighton based studio, Black Rock
The news follows overnight rumours of around 40 lay-offs at the studio behind Split/Second. An anonymous tipsters later clarified that the redundancies were likely to be in the hundreds. Disney Interactive Studios confirms a reduction of...
News American PlayStation Store Updates: 29th March 2011
Updates Top Darts Sale (PS3) (now $4
99, original price $9.99)</ul>Games Split Second ($29.99) Rush'n Attack ($9.99) Chime Super Deluxe ($9.99) Sonic The Hedgehog ($4.99) Free Realms Free Basic Game (Free) Moon Diver ($14.99) Back To The Future: The Game Episode 2 Free With Season Pass Demos echochrome II Demo/Trial MAG...
News Black Rock Studio Set To Task On A New Unannounced Arcade Racer
Black Rock Studios, the Brighton-based team that brought you Split/Second and Pure, have set to work on a new unannounced arcade racer according to GamerZines
The news comes via a job advertisement seeking a senior games designer for the new title on PS3 and 360. Do we think it could be a sequel to Split/Second? That game had some serious AI flaws...
News European PlayStation Plus Subscribers To Get Free Fallout 3 DLC
European PlayStation Plus users are set to go to bed happy this evening
That's if you've got an old copy of Fallout 3 lying around. SCEE's announced that from October 13th Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta and Operation Anchorage will all be available for free. On October 20th, Broken Steel and The Pitt will be available for free. Members will have to...
News Split/Second DLC Due On The PlayStation Store Tomorrow
Brighton-based studio, Black Rock, has detailed the Split/Second DLC we can expect to find on the PlayStation Network from tomorrow
There'll be two packs on offer. First up is the Elite Vehicle Livery Pack, which adds a new lick of paint to the Brawn, Vixen and Raptor cars. That one's totally free. Gee, thanks Black Rock. The second helping is...
News New Split/Second Content Drops Throughout August & September
Black Rock Studio's confirmed that the slightly disappointing Split/Second will be getting new DLC content right through until the end of September
The developer revealed via their Facebook page that there will be three DLC packs "in the next couple of weeks", aswell as a fourth in September. While the first three packs consist of cars and...
News Split/Second Makes The Jump Onto The PlayStation Portable
Disney Interactive's confirmed that their home-console racer Split/Second will be making the jump onto the PSP
We're a little more thrilled about this news than we probably should be. Understand that we like racing games on portable systems a lot. The handheld version of the game will feature four-player local multiplayer, aswell as a new track not...
News Split/Second Developers, Black Rock, Working On Unannounced PS3 Game
Split/Second's out the door, and it sounds like Brighton-based developers, Black Rock, are working on something new
That's according to a job listing posted on their website anyway, which notes "an unannounced game on Xbox 360 and PS3". The position - for a Technical Art Director if you're interested - cites experience in "motion...
Feature Playstation Face-Off: Blur vs. Split/Second
Last month saw the release of two hotly anticipated arcade racers
Sadly, too much of a good thing can lead to a difficult choice, but worry not, we're here to help. Marking the first of our Playstation face-offs, we take a look at the pros and cons of Bizarre Creations' Blur and Disney Interactive's Split/Second. Blur on Playstation 3 Review -...
Feature Racing Games... Too Many Racing Games - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator
Burnout Paradise predates this website
It was released in January 2008, at a time when I didn't have to play every game that released. I picked it up sometime in September. Being a fan of arcade racers, it still bemuses me that I didn't buy it earlier, and I honestly can't for the life of me recall why. But I didn't - I picked it up late. At the...
News PushSquare's Playstation Picks: 17th-23rd May 2010
This is probably the craziest May release schedule ever
It really is ridiculous. There are about 4 top-tier releases this week, vying for your attention. Good luck choosing. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Red Dead Redemption Rockstar's western is already receiving the kind of acclaim its modern-day commentary GTAIV received in 2008. The...
News American Playstation Store Updates: 11th May 2010
Qore Qore Episode 24: May 2010 ($2
99) Qore Annual Subscription: May 2010 ($24.99)</ul>Downloadable Games World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars ($19.99) Game Demos <em>Split/Second</em> Add-on Game Content LittleBigPlanet: More Animals! Hippo ($0.99) LittleBigPlanet: More Animals! Fly ($0.99) LittleBigPlanet: More Animals! ...
News European Playstation Store Updates: 5th May 2010
Special Offers Until May 12: LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter Costume (Chun-Li) (was £1
59/1.99 now £0.79/0.99) LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter Costume (Guile) (was £1.59/1.99 now £0.79/0.99) LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter Costume (Ryu) (was £1.59/1.99 now £0.79/0.99) LittleBigPlanet Street...
News Of Course We Want To See Things Go Boom In Split/Second
Split/Second's serious business
In a tongue-in-cheek, very silly kind of way. As this trailer proves with its ridiculous narrator and Michael Bay-esque close-ups of things going "boom". Why? For the hell of it! Got a problem with that?
News Split/Second Footage Is All About Getting Wrecked
Disney's released some more footage of their upcoming racer Split/Second exclusively to GameTrailers
There are none of the massive set-piece moments we're used to in this trailer, just some pure racing and crashing. It does look a lot of fun, though we hope the number of crashes in this trailer aren't indicative of the typical race. Hit the jump for...
News These Fine Folks From Brighton Want To Tell You More About Split/Second
We went to Brighton once
It was cool. There are loads of old indie record shops down back-alleys, which is always a win in our book. We don't know if they're still there. Maybe one of the developers working on Split/Second could tell us? Drop us a line in the comments. Oh yeah, and there's this making-of the game video embedded above too. It's going...
News Confirmed: Split/Second's Multiplayer Is As Awesome As You May Expect
Check out the embedded video courtesy of 1Up
It depicts some multiplayer gameplay from Disney Interactive and Black Rock Studio's Split/Second. Does it look killer? Does it ever. The frame-rate looks super solid in this video, so we've just got our fingers crossed that performance will carry over into the final game. It looks fantastic, but with the...
News Split/Second Trailer Is As Amazing As They Come
It's the Easter weekend
We should be as far away from the office as possible. But we just saw that Disney's released a new trailer for their upcoming "reality TV" racing game, Split/Second. As you might expect, it looks completely killer, with pounding beats, slow-motion and explosions. May's going to be awesome for racers: Modnation...
News Split/Second Is The "Uncharted 2" Of Racing Games, Reckon Black Rock
Black Rock's Jason Ried has pitched racer Split/Second up there with the best, telling CVG: Its a tough one
[Activision's] Blur is obviously competition its racing and its doing things slightly different as well. But we almost feel were closer to Call of Duty or Uncharted in what we do than other racing games." Animation-wise,...
News Split/Second Coming In May Yo, Promises Big Explosions
Disney Interactive announced last night that Split/Second is coming on May 18th, yo
This is properly amazing news because, well, Split/Second looks amazing. In not so amazing news, a dumb sub-heading has been stuck on the end of the European title, plonking the word "Velocity" on the end. Worry not though American gamers, you'll not have...
News We Did Kinda Tell You Split/Second Was Going To Be Proper Amazing
We've been saying for a long time that Disney Interactive's latest racing title, Split/Second, is going to be properly amazing
Some of you probably chose not to believe us. We think the latest trailer - embedded above - drives home our point. Note: if you missed it, exploding boats are involved.
News Split Second Looks Pretty Good Then Folks
Disney Interactive's Split Second has been earning quiet plaudits ever since E3
It continues to impress, with some rather meaty hands-on footage shot off-screen by the folks at VG247. You should probably add this quietly to your wishlist. It looks really rather good.
First Impressions Split/Second on Playstation 3
Coming from the Brighton based development studio behind PURE, there's a substantial amount of hype behind Black Rock Studio's action-racing title Split/Second
The game had an impressive E3 showing, surprising many journalists with its quality and cinematic nature. We take a quick look at the Disney published racing game that set to bring action to...
E3 2009 Split/Second Trailer Is Suitably Bonkers
Here's your first look at Disney Interactive's Split/Second
Set for release in 2010, this racing game has the player avoiding falling down buildings and landing planes. We swear, developers are going crazy!