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...
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.
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 interested, but that fell through recently, leading to..
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 its workforce from its Brighton-based internal..
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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. We'd be on board if they ironed them out for the..
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...
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...
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 liveries, the fourth pack is said to be a..
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 in the home-console version of the game. Nice. The..
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 capture" as a desireable; something worth noting..
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 -...
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...
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...
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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?
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 the trailer. <object id="gtembed"..
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 to be proper amazing isn't it? Look at it. BOOM!..
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 amount of carnage going on, we can't help but..
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 Racers, Blur and Split/Second are all out within a week..
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, Split/Second is the most ambitious thing thats..
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 to endure the extra word. Still, the good news is..
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.
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.
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 the racing genre when it releases early next year..
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!