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Finally! Officially dated for September 25th. Only twenty bucks!
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/09/15/wipeout-hd-officially-dated-priced/

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 15 September 2008 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

stoked!

s1ocki, Monday, 15 September 2008 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

okay yes awesome

lol (HI DERE), Monday, 15 September 2008 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

http://jl13.com/images/wipeout_hd_zone.jpg

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 15 September 2008 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

i am so happy about this. and i don't even have to leave the house to get it. i love living in the future.

celebrated pop troubadour Stefan Dennis (Roberto Spiralli), Monday, 15 September 2008 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

One of the games I'm most jealous of PS owners for having. Also the Kraftwerk-enhanced trailer :O

Spock, are you out of your Vulcan mind? (Will M.), Monday, 15 September 2008 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ this & this... the return of #135 on the list of "games to play while stoned out of your fucking gourd"

snoball, Monday, 15 September 2008 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

This will be the thing that tips me toward spending whatever Christmas cash I get on a PS3. I didn't want to do it, but Wipeout is about the only game I've ever played like a madman for years on end.

Eric H., Monday, 15 September 2008 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

tomorrow can't come soon enough

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

okay, why can't i find this thing on Amazon?

Ste, Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

isn't it on PSN?

limey (cozwn), Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, it's a direct download from PSN only, as far as I know.

nate woolls, Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

ohboyohboyohboy

this will more than keep me going from here to Dead Space. i am currently being pretty cocky about the review reports of it being brutally hard, but i bet my controller doesn't make it to October intact.

an average joe with an average flow (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

so i could like, have this by tonight ?

fucking slurp!

Ste, Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:31 (twelve years ago) link

you can have it now (assuming it's up) if you're in front of your PS3!!

limey (cozwn), Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

And its only £12!

nate woolls, Thursday, 25 September 2008 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

1 hour to go!

so has any ilxors played it yet ?

Ste, Thursday, 25 September 2008 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

I've got a headache and playing this game won't do me any good right now. But still, I'll be downloading it as soon as I get home..

nate woolls, Thursday, 25 September 2008 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

it looks gorgeous from the screenshots

Ste, Thursday, 25 September 2008 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

I tried to download it this morning and it wasn't available ;_;

oh well, guess I'll be downloading it tonight ^_^

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 September 2008 15:25 (twelve years ago) link

yeah this is quite brilliant. i love being able to play my own music as i'm screaming round the tracks at a million miles an hour.

nate woolls, Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

I really like it, I must admit I didn't right away as I was a bit rusty with the trigger turning and that first track was pretty tricky. But didn't take long to get addicted to unlocking stuff and loving it.

Ste, Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

first actual moment of PS3 envy right here

SHOT INTO A FAN LIKE A CHRIS ROCK ROBOT (John Justen), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

haw haw

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:01 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.wipeouthd.com/en_US/index.html

so so awesome, can't wait to get home

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:08 (twelve years ago) link

I'd just rig it to play the Wipeout XL soundtrack.

Eric H., Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:15 (twelve years ago) link

first actual moment of PS3 envy hoping dans internet connection gets hit by a comet right here

SHOT INTO A FAN LIKE A CHRIS ROCK ROBOT (John Justen), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:16 (twelve years ago) link

u mad (and PS3less)

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:18 (twelve years ago) link

i will buy this

cutty, Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:21 (twelve years ago) link

want want want want

need ps3 and hdtv first ;_;

shoving leopard (ledge), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:24 (twelve years ago) link

and job, to enable funds for purchase :(((

shoving leopard (ledge), Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:24 (twelve years ago) link

Some of the later time missions are solid! Got a bit frustrated at times with only seconds from getting the bronzes.

And check out the song which seems to be a cover of Tuff Little Units' "Join the Future"

Ste, Friday, 26 September 2008 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

It's seems like it's a better game than I thought it would be, and I thought it was going to be really good. So far, I'm damn amazed. Maybe the best looking game I've ever seen.

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 26 September 2008 04:13 (twelve years ago) link

I did one race and I am already in love.

i am the small cat (HI DERE), Friday, 26 September 2008 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

*seethes with envy*

Tracer Hand, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

I just realised we're now playing Wipeout with better graphics than from the original Wipeout fmv that everyone creamed over at the beginning of the first game.

Ste, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

Custom soundtracks! Set that up last night and it really adds a lot. First time I've ever even bothered using the feature.

Also I tried out a couple of online races and no lag that I noticed, very smooth, even though I seemed to be racing people over 6,000 miles away. Obviously a small sample size though, but I was impressed. There did seem to one bug, as it kept repeating driver eliminated throughout one of the races, more times than there were drivers in the race?

Game gets really hard at the higher speeds. I guess you can't just hold down the gas when you're flying around the track like that, but gotta ease up around the corners too. Air brakes don't seem to be enough. Or maybe I just have to memorize the tracks better?

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 26 September 2008 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

Hi guys I'm Antexit on psn exclusively for this game. Could we have big ILG race plz?

antexit, Friday, 26 September 2008 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

JUST ONE MORE GAME JUST ONE MORE GAME

s1ocki, Saturday, 27 September 2008 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

That snow climb level is frustrating, what's the key to taking those really tight corners without stopping your ship to a dead stop?

love ubermall though.

Ste, Saturday, 27 September 2008 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

i like how the nice lady says the name of your team when you select your vehicle

s1ocki, Saturday, 27 September 2008 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

takes so long to d/l wtf

cutty, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:25 (twelve years ago) link

s1ocki i would like to race with you, are we PSN friends?

cutty, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

i'm krangor, who are you??

s1ocki, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

what's with the stingy loyalty points distribution. How many sodding points do I need to just get one more skin?

Ste, Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:19 (twelve years ago) link

guys this game is aweeeoeiwoeiwososome

s1ocki, Monday, 29 September 2008 01:01 (twelve years ago) link

SO JEALOUS

shoving leopard (ledge), Monday, 29 September 2008 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

nb does it have zone mode?

shoving leopard (ledge), Monday, 29 September 2008 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

yes it does

Ste, Monday, 29 September 2008 10:07 (twelve years ago) link

Zone Mode is gorgeous.

nate woolls, Monday, 29 September 2008 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

and actually, in keeping with the general "Noisia is awesome" vibe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVpm9aFMiYc

so fucking choice, the bass thuds in this mixed in with the various chirpy synth riffs and the stutterstep syncopation all dosed with a healthy level of distortion

I am often a very simple man when it comes to music like this; all I want is a swaggering, testosterone-laden brawler of a tune that makes me want to punch you in the face. Kudos to both of these for being exactly that.

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:39 (eleven years ago) link

Those songs are making me regret that I always play with my own tunes.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

tbh the only soundtrack I've put together that's come close to matching the original soundtrack is sticking the entirety of Silent Shout on my PS3; there is something eerily awesome about racing to ambient half of "The Captain" and both "We Share Our Mother's Health" and "Like A Pen" sound like they could mesh almost seamlessly with the tracks included on the original soundtracks

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:48 (eleven years ago) link

There's something pretty great about future-racing to Slick Rick.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

oh, Depeche Mode's "Hole To Feed" also works very well

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:57 (eleven years ago) link

(actually this is reminding me to copy some of my Panacea tracks onto my PS3)

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:58 (eleven years ago) link

Silent Shout is a great soundtrack for most video games.

because she looks awesome, like in the face (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:31 (eleven years ago) link

alex moulton - exodus is a wicked sdtrk for this

Alf, Lord Melmacsyn (s1ocki), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

also anything rex the dog

Alf, Lord Melmacsyn (s1ocki), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

Sunday race day! I know there are a lot of new games out there, but if anybody is up for it, I'll be hosting some flash races starting in about half an hour, and running for an hour or two. host = jefflev13

Jeff LeVine, Sunday, 22 November 2009 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Years late to the party - I finally got this! I got through a couple of events a bit too easily on Novice so went back and started again on Skilled and now I'm struggling. Can't see me ever doing it in Elite. I used to be really good at Wipeout on PSX - guess my hands and brain have slowed down a lot in the decade or however long it's been :(

When I go into online mode I can only find about 6 races to join and half of them require an expansion pack - is there no-one playing it any more or am I missing something (not that I'm overly fussed about online while I'm still piss at the single player)?

Also how to add custom soundtracks? I can't see the option anywhere.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 13:32 (ten years ago) link

To play a custom soundtrack you go to options, audio, then the third choice down, music playlist will let you select whatever albums or playlists you have set up on your hard drive. In game, you just hit pause and go to audio options, then music playlist.

Online mode has always (since day one!) been somewhat inactive. Which is a pity as the system in this game is really suited for online racing and works great & seems grief proof. You can still find races on the weekend, I think, but like you noticed, not too many lobbies even at peak hours (6 is actually above average!). Some amazing racers online though (of the people still playing), so it can get a little humiliating if you're just playing the game casually (and not obsessively mastering every nuance with your godlike reaction times). When I play online I usually look for races going on in the two slower divisions (or create my own), the two faster speeds are just too crazy impossible for me.

Speaking of Novice, when the game originally launched, it didn't have a novice mode - everything was at elite difficulty & that difficulty did turn a lot of people off right away, I think - which is one of the many reasons online has always been dead too.

The expansion Fury is definitely worth picking up as it doubles the original games content and adds in several new modes - totally worth it (everybody on here would agree, I think).

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 14:49 (ten years ago) link

Thanks Jeff - I'll play my way through this then buy the expansion.

I've been streaming music from my PC/Laptop and hadn't put any music physically on my PS3 hard drive - which might explain why the option wasn't available :)

I came 5th in my first online race.

Loving Zone mode - it's a pity admiring the shiny details = crashing!

meta the devil you know (onimo), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:10 (ten years ago) link

Fuck Buttons 'Lisbon Maru' + Zone Mode OH YES

It's not the speed that kills me on this mode, it's adjusting to the change of speed.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:30 (ten years ago) link

I'm fucking horrible at this and i really really wanted to like it.
i also used to be pretty good at wipeout, whahappen

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:57 (ten years ago) link

Had some friends over to play the multiplayer recently and it was such a blast.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 18:10 (ten years ago) link

oh can I just say the Noisia tracks I linked upthread still rule balls

Monkeys? Um, no. (HI DERE), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 18:20 (ten years ago) link

I'm fucking horrible at this and i really really wanted to like it.
i also used to be pretty good at wipeout, whahappen

^^

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 September 2010 10:08 (ten years ago) link

i still rule fyi

ledge, Thursday, 30 September 2010 10:16 (ten years ago) link

It does get better, guys

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:49 (ten years ago) link

Am I missing it or is there no way to set the total lap number in Racebox? I want 20 laps so I can hear these 10 minute instrumentals right through. I'm having a night off this as I was running through the tracks in my head last night instead of getting to sleep. All Gold in the first two events on Skilled level - not going to attempt Elite until I unlock everything.

My only big complaint is that it's such an unfair game the way it can fuck you on the last corner but I even forgive that as it works both ways and I occasionally steal an otherwise bad race with a good last lap and some lucky weapon usage.

I've still got the original Wipeout. I should dig it out to find out if it was easier or if my old man gaming reactions are letting me down on HD.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:03 (ten years ago) link

This skilled/elite thing isn't anywhere near as much of a factor as the speed class of the ships. Can get Gold on Elite at all the Venom class races but when it gets up to Flash/Rapier I'm bouncing off the walls and need the noob bumper bars (pilot assist) on.

Online could be so good if anyone played it :(

meta the devil you know (onimo), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 15:52 (ten years ago) link

i really played this all at ELITE level? no wonder it was so fuckin hard

cathy: ACK-er (s1ocki), Saturday, 9 October 2010 17:04 (ten years ago) link

I think it originally shipped with Skilled and Elite then they added Novice for teh noobs.

Zone races are so hypnotic, I just fucking love them. You get into an amazing groove for a while then the speed cranks up and you're jolted out of it by hammering into a wall at 1000km/h.

san te cross (onimo), Sunday, 10 October 2010 13:21 (ten years ago) link

fuck a Sebenco Climb

not that kind of poster (onimo), Sunday, 17 October 2010 01:56 (ten years ago) link

fuck a Sebenco Climb

QFMFT

GLEERILLAZ! (HI DERE), Sunday, 17 October 2010 14:47 (ten years ago) link

Watch this guy from about 7.30 and cry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i473NnU31-8

not that kind of poster (onimo), Sunday, 17 October 2010 15:11 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Beginning to think on some of these races that "Elite" difficulty = "Lose no matter what" - I finish a race 3rd in 2.28 with the winner on 2.23, then I eventually get down to 2.22 and the winner finishes in 2.19 then a million races later I get to 2.19 and the winner is on 2.14 wtf - oh and last place is 2.22 - faster than the winner in the first race.

I think I'm about doe with this, it looks and plays so well but they're just taking the piss with the AI.

Lindsey Lohan is the new Extreme Noise Terror (onimo), Monday, 29 November 2010 17:08 (ten years ago) link

doe = done

Lindsey Lohan is the new Extreme Noise Terror (onimo), Monday, 29 November 2010 17:08 (ten years ago) link

eleven months pass...

ZONE ZEUS, BITCHES

ceci n'est pas un nom d'affichage (ledge), Thursday, 10 November 2011 09:13 (nine years ago) link

can't be done tbh

a guy called Gerard (onimo), Thursday, 10 November 2011 11:51 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

IS THAT REAL

Much Ado About Nuttin (DJP), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:08 (nine years ago) link

no

thomp, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:21 (nine years ago) link

aw

Much Ado About Nuttin (DJP), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:22 (nine years ago) link

yeah, it's a viral

walking liquidity crisis (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:29 (nine years ago) link

but apparently totally doable!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lmtbLu5nxw

walking liquidity crisis (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:11 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...
one month passes...

yay

DJP, Friday, 22 May 2015 20:40 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

I bought Wipeout Omega and played through the first few bits of Pulse (as well as a race in 2048)

holy shit, y'all

this GAME

a butt groove but for feet (DJP), Monday, 12 June 2017 18:48 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

I keep thinking these pandemic/vaccine words sound like WipeOut vehicles

Pfizer
BioNTech
SARS-Cov2
Astra Zeneca
Novavax
Moderna
Covid-19
Sinovac

new variant (onimo), Friday, 29 January 2021 12:01 (four months ago) link

lol

ledge, Friday, 29 January 2021 13:18 (four months ago) link

Zone Mode and time trials are so amazing when you get in the groove with the right music. Might see if I can still play this.

new variant (onimo), Friday, 29 January 2021 13:38 (four months ago) link

i will admit that i had the Astra Zeneca sponsored W1p30ut car thought

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 January 2021 16:45 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Y3w70Fb.png

ledge, Friday, 29 January 2021 16:54 (four months ago) link

haha i love this

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 January 2021 17:12 (four months ago) link

Weird that this thread didn't get a revive when the PSVR version came out, it's INCREDIBLE.

JimD, Sunday, 31 January 2021 13:34 (four months ago) link

literally the worst thing about this pandemic is not being able to go round yours to play it.

ledge, Sunday, 31 January 2021 14:29 (four months ago) link


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