Wipeout HD

PS3 / Racing / Release: Sep 25, 2008 / ESRB: U

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Sony closing Wipeout dev SCE Studio Liverpool

Sony closing Wipeout dev SCE Studio Liverpool

Sony Computer Entertainment today confirmed plans to shut down Studio Liverpool, 19 years after acquiring it and almost 30 after the studio was founded as the hallowed Psygnosis. Studio Liverpool was most known for creating and developing racing series Wipeout, but it was also once a publisher too, bringing the world DMA Design's (now Rockstar) Lemmings games.

Read more: An official statement from Sony »

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Wipeout 2048 'HD' and 'Fury' add-on packs coming today

Wipeout 2048 'HD' and 'Fury' add-on packs coming today

Wipeout 2048 for the Vita is getting a little more bleed-over from its console brothers today. Two new expansion packs will be available on the PlayStation Store later today, adding all of the tracks from Wipeout HD and its expansion pack, Wipeout HD Fury. The two can be bought separately or bundled, and they each add new crossplay tracks to race alongside the PS3 players.

Read more: $7.99 each, bundled for $12.99 »

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Wipeout, Hustle Kings Vita-PS3 cross-play detailed

Wipeout, Hustle Kings Vita-PS3 cross-play detailed

One of Vita's most compelling features is the ability to play content that's been purchased for your PS3. For example, the upcoming MotorStorm RC will not only feature cross-platform multiplayer, but a single PSN purchase will unlock both the Vita and PS3 versions of the game.

There are other games that will offer this unique value. Hustle Kings, for example, will be free to download on the Vita if you've already purchased the PS3 version (and vice versa).

Read more: Wipeout 2048/HD connection detailed »

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PlayStation 'Welcome Back' rewards available

PlayStation 'Welcome Back' rewards available

The PlayStation Network has been back for a full day now, but for the wounds so deep that only free stuff can mend them, Sony has now implemented its Welcome Back program.

As previously reported, you can pick two PS3 games from a list of five (Infamous, Dead Nation, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Wipeout HD), plus two PSP games from a list of four (LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, and Killzone Liberation). Read more »

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NGP & PS3 cross-platform multiplayer in new Wipeout

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NGP & PS3 cross-platform multiplayer in new Wipeout

One of the great things about the PlayStation Network (when it works) is its embrace of cross-platform play. Recently, Portal 2's Steam integration allowed PS3 players to play against Mac and PC players. It looks like Sony's continuing that strategy with the NGP.

The upcoming Wipeout game for NGP (title TBD) will be one of the first to feature cross-platform multiplayer between handheld and PS3. Stu Tilley, game director at SCEE, detailed how it works on the PlayStation.Blog: "It's eight players, any number of them can be any platform. So it can be one PS3 against seven NGPs; it can be the other way around. You can just mix and match ... it can even work with the 3D version of Wipeout, so someone could be playing the 3D version, someone could be playing the normal version, and NGP all mixed up in the same race. Now, the whole world of Wipeout can come together and play." Read more »

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Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow

Three-dimensional gaming is hitting the PlayStation 3! PlayStation.Blog reports that a handful of games and demos that support 3D capability will arrive via the PlayStation Store tomorrow.

3D gaming is undoubtedly on the rise this year. Guerrilla Games' upcoming shooter, Killzone 3, has already been announced as 3D capable. The Fight: Lights Out, a new brawler utilizing the new PlayStation Move controller, will also support 3D functionality. Nintendo's handheld 3Ds invades the market next week as well. Read more »

"Older TVs do not have a transmitter to "Vsync" the LCD shutter glasses, regardless if they can ..."
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Japan Gets 3D PS3 Games on June 10

Andriasang reports that Japanese PS3 owners will gain access to 3D gaming on June 10, following some patching or purchasing of downloadable games.

The initial offering is WipEout HD, Super Stardust HD, and Pain. The latter will require an additional purchase to unlock 3D support for around $3. Read more »

"Could use a lil advice from someone who's paying more attention to the 3d market than I care to. ..."
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3D PlayStation 3 Games Take Framerate and Graphics Quality Hits

The fine folks at Digital Foundry have a great write-up on the technological trickery going on under the hood of the PlayStation 3 to make existing games 3D.

If the following excerpt interests you, I suggest you read the full article:

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"This is my main gripe with current 3D tech, even in cinemas the frame rate is way to low for me, ..."
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Sony Launching 3D TVs With Free 3D PS3 Games

Sony has announced that it will launch its first 'Bravia 3D' stereoscopic 3D television set in June with four free 3D downloadable PlayStation 3 games, in Europe at least.

Consumers who purchase the Sony Bravia 3D HX800 launch model or later Bravia 3D TVs will score free copies Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD for download from the PlayStation Network, with full free stereoscopic 3D trimmings. Read more »

"My wife can't wear contacts and 3D glasses on regular glasses = complete fail. We saw Avatar in ..."
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Wipeout HD Ad Pulled After Load Time Snafu

Following the revelation that "high-resolution dynamic video ads" had been implemented into the loading screens of Wipeout HD and could nearly double load times when they appeared, publisher Sony has pulled the most prevalent advertisement.

"The ad has been removed," Sony told Eurogamer, "and we are investigating the situation to ensure that any in-game advertising does not affect gameplay." Read more »

"I suggest anyone who purchased Wipeout to write Sony an email about this. It's not just the load ..."
- gibolas1234    See all 35 comments


Wipeout HD In-game Ads Nearly Double Load Times (Updated)

Update: Sony has now pulled the most common video ad, a commercial for State Farm, and vowed to "ensure that any in-game advertising does not affect gameplay."

Original: In-game advertisements recently added to Wipeout HD are nearly doubling the load times of some races, Shacknews can confirm.

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"I don't know about some of the dumb comments here but, I will return/refund any game I find with ..."
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PlayStation Store Update: Wipeout HD, Killzone 2 DLC

This week's PlayStation Store update features two anticipated DLC packs for Wipeout HD and Killzone 2.

The Wipeout HD "Fury" DLC adds new ships, maps and game modes to the futuristic racer, as well as an additional single-player campaign. Killzone 2's "Napalm & Cordite" pack adds two multiplayer maps and two weapons to the shooter's roster. Read more »

"If you are reading this and own a PS3 and do NOT already have Wipeout HD and the new Fury ..."
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Wipeout HD Expansion 'Fury' Priced, Dated

Sony has announced the first expansion for Wipeout HD will cost $10 when it is released next Thursday, July 23.

Wipeout HD Fury is set to include "three new race types--Eliminator, Zone Battle and Detonator--12 new tracks, 13 new ships, 6 new music tracks, a redesigned menu system, a new campaign to complete as well a host of new trophies to win."

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"someone loan me their ps3 for a few years so i can play wipeout.. pls? :("
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Wipeout HD Fury Expansion Pack Announced

Sony has today announced its PlayStation 3 racer Wipeout HD is to be expanded with Fury, a downloadable expansion pack adding new vehicles, tracks and game modes.

Wipeout HD Fury will be released on the PlayStation Store this summer--no price yet announced--bringing bringing 8 new tracks, 13 ship models and 3 new game modes.

We humbly offer these screenshots and concept art to provide a stopgap fix of ocular pleasure, and information on the new game modes to feed your brain. Read more »

"Too slow.. I want a future racing game that's retarded too fast..."
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Wipeout HD Update Coming Tomorrow

Sony today announced that the free 1.30 update to the PSN downloadable racer Wipeout HD will launch tomorrow.

Additions include online rankings, badges, game invites, a spectator mode, and several different racing options.

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"Still no replay mode? Not that I am at all disappointed, why sit back and drool over replays ..."
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