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Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 16:12 BST
It’s ships-ahoy in the new batch of WipEout 2048 screens as the Sony Vita low-G racer celebrates the WipEout HD and Fury expansion packs launching on the handheld. The packs bolster the number of tracks available via the title’s cross-play functionality and players that have already purchased these packs for PS3 will be able to download them on Vita, free of charge, via the Cross-Buy feature.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 18:29 BST
Those in the US can download PSone classic Tomba as well as the release of WipEout HD and WipEout HD Fury as expansion packs for WipEout 2048 on Vita. Tomba will run you $10 on PSN, and the WipEout goodies will run you $7.99, and it also includes an additional 12 crossplay tracks outside of the original four tracks included in WipEout 2048 for “simultaneous multiplayer action on your PS3 and PS Vita.” It’s free on Vita if you already own the PS3 versions. Both offerings will also be available in the UK tomorrow. Hit the links for more information.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 | 22:44 GMT
Shack reports the Vita versions of Hustle Kings, Motorstorm RC, WipeOut 2048 and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will all support cross-platform purchases. Buying either Hustle Kings or Motorstorm RC on the PlayStation Network will grant you access to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions, while DLC can be shared across between Wipeout 2048 and Wipeout HD, and both versions of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 02:11 GMT
The Vita debut of PlayStation’s flagship hovercraft racing series, Wipeout 2048, uses the handheld’s hardware in interesting ways.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 14:02 BST
Wonder what this could be?
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | 16:48 BST
Sony’s running a deal where if you purchase a Bravia 3D television during June, you will have access to four free 3D games.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 | 15:32 GMT
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 | 11:28 BST
SCEE has announced PSN hit Wipeout HD will see a Blu-ray release for PlayStation 3.
The release will include the original game, as well as the recently released Fury expansion, all for £19.99 and released on October 16.
It comes as it was rumoured this morning a Dutch PS3 site had the game listed for retail for €24.99 on the same date.
PR is after the break.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 | 11:27 BST
Original Story: Tag this as a rumour for now, but according to PS3Hype, a Blu-ray version of PSN hit Wipeout HD is getting a Blu-ray release on October 16.
The game includes everything which made the original release great, as well as the recently released Fury expansion pack, with a price of €26.99.
The listing is here. We’re emailing Sony about this now.
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 10:51 BST
Sony’s pulled an in-game ad from WipEout HD after it increased load times to up to 20 seconds, EG reports.
“The ad has been removed from WipEout HD and we are investigating the situation to ensure that any in-game advertising does not affect gameplay,” said a SCEE rep.
Check out this video to see what all the fuss was about.
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 11:19 BST
Update – The ad’s been pulled.
When you boot up a game for the specific purpose of shattering the sound barrier in ludicrously speedy hovercrafts, 20-second load screens are probably the last thing you’re hoping for. However, after striking a new ad deal with Double Fusion, Sony seems to have given WipEout HD players just that.
According to a report by Industry Gamers, these new ad-addled loading screens can last up to 20 seconds — more than doubling the comparatively zippy 8-9 second loads players encountered before.
So, what’s the story from the front lines? Have any of you been forced to throw on the breaks for these turtle-slow advertisements?
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 14:29 BST
Sony says the Fury expansion for WipEout HD is currently in the last bit of its QA testing and a release date will be announced when completed.
“Once this is completed we will be in a position to announce the release date here on the PlayStation Blog,” said a rep on the EU PS Blog.
The expansion adds 8 new tracks, 13 ship models and 3 game modes, two of which will be available for online play.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 14:43 BST
Tony Buckley, game director fro WipEout HD has revealed a new expansion pack called Fury via the PSBlog.
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 available for online play! In addition there will be new trophies to attain, a re-styled front-end and a selection of new & improved multiplayer functionality!
You won’t have to wait long to see it either, as it’ll be shown at E3 this week. Awesome.
Hit the link for screenshots and more info.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 08:47 BST
Some WipEout HD players are reporting difficulties with the autosave function on the game’s 1.30 update, released this week.
Luckily, some enterprising souls have come up with a workaround, as you can see on the PS boards.
- Sign out of PSN.
- Launch the game.
- Choose “Online” from the main menu, and allow it to sign you back into PSN.
- Acknowledge release notes for the 1.30 patch.
- Wait for the game to auto-save.
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 | 09:37 BST
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 | 17:50 BST
The V1.30 update for WipEout HD will release on April 8, introducing a selection of new multiplayer features.
Update includes an all-new podium that displays the top three finishers after each online race or tournament.
Players will also have the chance of being awarded one of 33 online badges, even if they aren’t part of the top three.
Additional details are after the break.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 12:50 GMT
If you boot up what in our opinion is the best PSN title to date, WipEout HD, you’ll be prompted to update.
However, the only thing that seems to be different is that the version number is now 1.26 and not 1.20.
The update is 11Mb.
We’ll check with Sony right away and see if we can unravel this greatest of mysteries.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot.
By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40.
The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday.
Speaking to 1UP, Cameron Gunn of administrators ReSolve Partners said, “We made around 140 employees redundant yesterday, effective 31 December (the date up to which they had been paid). We’re still trading on with the remaining 40 or so employees, have advertised the business for sale and have received some strong interest.”
News broke mid-December that staff had turned up for work only to be locked with a notice on the door telling them to adjourn to a nearby hotel.
Free Radical aside, other noteworthy Christmas news included confirmation that Mistwalker JRPG Cry On has been cancelled.
“AQI decided to cancel the project after analyzing the current market environment and forecasts for the future. We deeply apologize for troubling those who were awaiting its release,” said a company rep.
Cry On was apparently part of “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s triumvirate of Xbox 360 titles,” says this 1UP piece (the other two being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), and for those of you who don’t know, the game “was to be an action-RPG featuring a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack [and] character designs by Kimihiko Fujisaka.”
Full round up below.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 13:14 GMT
SCEE’s confirmed that a demo for WipEout HD will release on Christmas Eve.
A single track’s the be included in the free download, and the cost of the full game is to be reduced from January 8 onwards.
Press release after the break.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 | 20:54 BST
WipEout HD has been patched to 1.1, as you’ll see the next time you load it. The fix apparently solves the freezing issue from the original game, where players with more than 50 people on their Friends List would get system locks.
No longer. Go and blow someone up.