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September 25th -- HD Day. Wipeout that is

BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
Psst.

Wipeout HD hits PSN Thursday September 25th both Europe and NA.
Your wipEout HD thirst will be quenched on September 25. Yes, that’s right, just 10 days from today. For just $19.99, wipEout HD will be available for download only and includes the following awesomeness:

Full HD Visuals
5 Game Modes - Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap and Zone Mode
Online play that supports up to 8 racers competing on a track at a time
2-player split screen (horizontally and vertically) offline
8 reversible tracks and 12 teams
Optional use of SIXAXIS motion controls to steer your ship
A great soundtrack remixed in Dolby 5.1 AND the option for custom playlists that allow you to race to whatever playlists you have on your HDD
And more, including Trophy support, which we’ll outline for you in a future post - so keep your eyes peeled.
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Cost is 20 dollars I think.

YAAYYYY!

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This is on my "If and when I ever get a PS3 I will get it" list.

    I always preferred F-Zero though.

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This is bought hard the morning it hits. Which is good because I'm on vacation that week.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man my PS3 is getting alot of love lately. 3 racing games I think I'm going to buy for it ... Pure hits (today I think!) this week, Wipeout HD on the 25th and Motorstorm Pacific Drift at the end of October.

    My wallet is moaning in pain.

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  • Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've never played wipeout, but it looks pretty good, and at 20 bucks I think I'll have to buy.

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  • toolberttoolbert Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    hopefully we'll get a demo then. i have a love hate relationship with wipeout and i'd love to try it before i put down the money on this.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Time to fire up the PS3! Day one purchase for sure.

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  • VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm really looking forward to this. I never liked the original game, but all of it's sequels have been great.

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  • thepassengerthepassenger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hoping that a lot of the courses brought over are from WipEout XL/2097.

    I am importing my 2097 soundtrack in anticipation of release.

    ::cue firestarter::

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Eurogamer wrote:
    WipEout HD has left me agitated and dissatisfied. Before the usual suspects scamper off to post a comment, with their PS3lols at the ready, perhaps I should clarify. WipEout HD has left me agitated and dissatisfied because the crisp 1080p visuals and rock solid 60fps presentation have made me realise just how compromised the Great HD Gaming Revolution has been.

    We've become so accustomed to accepting 720p resolutions and mostly stable 30fps frame rates as the best we can expect that when something really does take full advantage of the display technology available, it can't help make everything else look like a half measure.

    In other words, WipEout HD looks f**king phenomenal.

    Eurogamer - 9/10

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  • Yellow RangerYellow Ranger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Finally.

    Damn.

    Wipeout = <3

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This is going to be crisp as all hell on my hdtv.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    And on September 25th, the PS3 will have a second major game to entice me into buying it (the first being Siren New Translation).

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hoping that a lot of the courses brought over are from WipEout XL/2097.

    I am importing my 2097 soundtrack in anticipation of release.

    ::cue firestarter::
    There are eight available tracks initially in Wipeout HD; these tracks are remastered high-definition versions of tracks from previous Wipeout games (hence the game title). Six of the tracks are from Wipeout Pure, and two are from Wipeout Pulse. All tracks will be able to be played in reverse and standard modes, much akin to the "black" and "white" modes of Wipeout Pulse.

    Wipeout Pure Tracks


    * Chenghou Project
    * Sol 2
    * Vineta K
    * Sebenco Climb
    * Anulpha Pass (from "Delta" expansion pack)
    * Ubermall (from "Gamma" expansion pack)


    Wipeout Pulse Tracks


    * Moa Therma
    * Metropia

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Some more jaw dropping screens I found at Neogaf that they found courtesy of WipEout Zone...

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    and a nice hype up frome somebody that's played it:
    TTP wrote:
    I just switched from my carbon powered Samsung HD Ready display to a human energy driven, 4D, 120fps Sony 40W4000 1080p display. After calibrating it a bit, I fired up WipEout HD and ZOMFG!!! I fainted. This is not just a game. This is a 1080p display killer app. Any sign of aliasing I could spot before disappeared. Not that it is completely absent, but it's so minor only the most extremist IQ whores would notice. Much, MUCH better than GT5P (which still shows plenty of aliasing on my new display compared to WipEout HD - not to mention the terrible tearing/frame drops). At 1080p, WipEout HD is still silky smooth. In 2 hrs of wowing playtime, I've noticed some *VERY* minor and *VERY* quick tearing occurring in ONE spot on TWO tracks, but nothing to even bother notifying. It's not like it cuts the screen in two for half a sec. Looks more like some IQ disturbance that lasts a couple of milliseconds. It's so irrelevant I can't even spot which part of the screen it actually cuts when it happens. And no, it does NOT occur during explosions or other crazy situations. Those remain unaffected. It's just in those spots I mentioned there. I don't even know why I'm reporting about it to be honest (lol).

    Anyways, this game turned me into a 1080p believer. It gave me that kind of feeling I used to have when looking at new arcade releases back in the days of Daytona USA. You know, that kind of "ZOMG!!! IT'S VIRTUAL REALITY!!" feeling. I'm floored. The amount of detail you can spot at 1080p is also incredible. I didn't realize before now how much I was missing at 720p (which still looks awesome mind you).

    So, in the end, I'd say from all the 1080p games I've tested (SSDHD, FLOW, GT5P, Eden etc), WipEout really stands out as the best you can get this gen at this time in terms of image quality and smoothness. Nothing touches it. NOTHING. Here is my mouth wide open Studio Liverpool. Do whatever you please with it! You deserve it.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This is the game my TV has been waiting for.

    If I don't have a minor seizure with 61" of 1080p WipeOut raping my retinas, I'll be a little disappointed, honestly.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm not ashamed to admit I bought a 42" 1080P tv for this game.

    I can't wait.

    On the subject, does anyone know if LittleBigPlanet runs in 1080p?

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    I'm not ashamed to admit I bought a 42" 1080P tv for this game.

    I can't wait.

    On the subject, does anyone know if LittleBigPlanet runs in 1080p?

    Negative - 720p and 30fps with lots of fancy bits (depth of field, motion blur, HDR)

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Are you guys going to try to learn how to use the motion controls or stick with D pad?

    Also I can't begin to imagine how good this is going to look on my 42 inch Panasonic 1080p Plasma.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oooh a fellow 1080P Panasonic Plasma owner! How's burn in on yours? I ran a break-in dvd for the first week I had it in the evenings and it seems to be spot on, although I still get some burn-in if I leave the ps3 menu on a little long.

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  • guidedbyvicesguidedbyvices Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thursday can't come fast enough.
    And slightly off topic... Is there a list anywhere of PS3 games that do run in 1080p?
    My 360 has spoiled me.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    Oooh a fellow 1080P Panasonic Plasma owner! How's burn in on yours? I ran a break-in dvd for the first week I had it in the evenings and it seems to be spot on, although I still get some burn-in if I leave the ps3 menu on a little long.

    Sets made in Canada come with 100 hours of break in already done in the factory (I confirmed this directly with Panasonic Canada). For that reason I didn't bother with the traditional break in period I'd normally do with a new plasma.

    The first month or so I was fairly careful, now I play for hours without any worry at all. Occasionally I'll get image retention from static huds if I'm playing for hours (the top hud in Warhawk causes this sometimes, as does Catan), but flipping to HD Discovery channel washes any image retention away within seconds.

    I consider myself to just take the same reasonable precautions any plasma owner would do ... if I'm watching a program for several hours and it has a static colour station logo, then I may flip the channel for a few minutes, that sort of thing. Basically I've had no problems at all and the set itself is the best I've ever owned.

    I've got the Panasonic 42PZ77U ... antiglare works like a charm, picture is breathtaking in full 1080p with blu ray's. Hell even regular DVD's look amazing, the PS3 is upscales far better than the 360. When my buddies come over to watch football or hockey they are blown away by the pic quality ... I love Plasma TV's I'm really glad I went plasma instead of LCD. I owned CRT before this, and I feel Plasma is alot closer to the CRT experience than LCD.

    It's amazing really how many people have good sets but don't have them set up properly, using composite cable haha, not upgrading to HD cable (they THINK they are getting HD while watching regular cable haha), and not having the proper audio/visual equipment to really get the most out of their purchase.

    Anyways not meaning to hijack my own thread :P

    I think Wipeout HD is going to be the game to really show off 1080p gaming. If Sony's smart they might consider making a Wipeout HD console pack in the future ... honestly from what I've seen I think this game could be a system seller for alot of people.

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  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My TV only contains seven hundred and twenty p's. I wish I could afford 1080 of them, but I hope this game will still look pretty awesome...

    I think I'll try the motion controls for this game. The hover/floatyness of wipeout seems like it could be a good fit. (I really liked using the motion controls for the boat and helicopters in GTAIV)

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Here's a pretty good video I saw linked at Gaf showing how sixaxis controls work in the game:

    http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/18262

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  • astroboyastroboy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Will this be available in stores? Or is it only available for download?

    (I <3 physical media.)

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    Corner for crying is over there. ITT we get our eyes raped by 1080p60 visuals and like it.

    Edit - And judging by the music feed in your sig, Wipeout is completely not your bag, and piping Nelly Furtado into the background while racing would probably make your PS3 vomit pea soup out of the disc slot.

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  • Eight RooksEight Rooks Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Christ, I'll pay the money for fuzzy SD and still like it - I may not be able to see it in HD, but I'm still expecting it to look rather better than Pure/Pulse.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    Corner for crying is over there. ITT we get our eyes raped by 1080p60 visuals and like it.

    Edit - And judging by the music feed in your sig, Wipeout is completely not your bag, and piping Nelly Furtado into the background while racing would probably make your PS3 vomit pea soup out of the disc slot.

    Wipeout is completely my bag, actually, and I was quite looking forward to this. But $20 for any remake is highway robbery when something like BC Rearmed is $10.

    EDIT: But thanks for being a douche anyway.

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  • IgortIgort Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    $20 is a bargain in my opinion, and I'm sure most would agree.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    Corner for crying is over there. ITT we get our eyes raped by 1080p60 visuals and like it.

    Edit - And judging by the music feed in your sig, Wipeout is completely not your bag, and piping Nelly Furtado into the background while racing would probably make your PS3 vomit pea soup out of the disc slot.

    Wipeout is completely my bag, actually, and I was quite looking forward to this. But $20 for any remake is highway robbery when something like BC Rearmed is $10.

    EDIT: But thanks for being a douche anyway.

    I'm pretty sure that coding Wipeout HD required a lot more time/effort/art assets/etc than BC:Rearmed.

    FakeEDIT: And I still maintain that Wipeout + Nelly Furtado = crime against something but I'm not exactly sure what yet.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    Corner for crying is over there. ITT we get our eyes raped by 1080p60 visuals and like it.

    Edit - And judging by the music feed in your sig, Wipeout is completely not your bag, and piping Nelly Furtado into the background while racing would probably make your PS3 vomit pea soup out of the disc slot.

    Wipeout is completely my bag, actually, and I was quite looking forward to this. But $20 for any remake is highway robbery when something like BC Rearmed is $10.

    EDIT: But thanks for being a douche anyway.

    I'm pretty sure that coding Wipeout HD required a lot more time/effort/art assets/etc than BC:Rearmed.

    FakeEDIT: And I still maintain that Wipeout + Nelly Furtado = crime against something but I'm not exactly sure what yet.

    I tend to like Wipeout music, in the context of the Wipeout games. If I heard it on the radio or something I'd turn it off, but during gameplay it fits and is fine.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I tend to like Wipeout music, in the context of the Wipeout games. If I heard it on the radio or something I'd turn it off, but during gameplay it fits and is fine.

    Fair enough.

    I still say that $20 is a fair price for this; hold the FUCK THAT in reserve for Gran Turismo 5: Prologue 2: No, Really, We're Going To Release This Game At Some Point.

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  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bionic Commando: Rearmed was priced below what it was worth. Look at MM9 with 8-bit graphics thats $10 as well. Do you think Rearmed and MM9 took the same amount of resources?

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I tend to like Wipeout music, in the context of the Wipeout games. If I heard it on the radio or something I'd turn it off, but during gameplay it fits and is fine.

    Fair enough.

    I still say that $20 is a fair price for this; hold the FUCK THAT in reserve for Gran Turismo 5: Prologue 2: No, Really, We're Going To Release This Game At Some Point.

    Yeah, but I don't give two shits about GT. :P

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $20?! For an HD remake with some cool new modes?

    FUCK THAT.

    Dude, for twenty dollars this is a fucking steal. They could've charged forty (price of a PSP game) or at least 30, releasing at twenty dollars is a customer courtesy.

    BC rearmed comparison doesn't really make sense considering development times and visual value don't really match up. Wipeout HD is on a completely different level. Sorry things that cost a lot of money to make cost more than ten dollars, but before Digital Distribution the absolute minimum this game would be released at is 40.

    Anyway, really looking forward to this. I've been considering selling my PS3 (I just don't really use it, like, ever) but this is something that's made me want to hold onto it. Looking forward to learning Sixaxis controls.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    greeble wrote: »
    Bionic Commando: Rearmed was priced below what it was worth. Look at MM9 with 8-bit graphics thats $10 as well. Do you think Rearmed and MM9 took the same amount of resources?

    Yeah, only a publisher the size of Capcom could have put it out at that price, and they probably wrote off some of the costs as marketing for "Bionic Commando".

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Is Bionic Commando: Rearmed good? to my shame I only played the original the other day and I didn't think that much of it

    :edit: aha! A trial! How novel!

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  • guidedbyvicesguidedbyvices Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tycho touched on this a few weeks ago and I have to agree with him here...

    Considering the average geek shirt is say $35, a pitcher of (good) beer can go from $18-25, or that a single meal at Popeyes can run up to $10, bringing a game that features silky-smooth 1080p visuals at 60fps to an audience that may not have bought the PSP original, or may not have had the experience of playing a Wipeout game before (me) and charging a paltry 20 bucks? I mean, really dude.

    Factor in the cost of QA-testing/coding/project management/art assets etc., and the billions of little fuckers involved in the middle-management of anytype of game development, and $20 sounds positively delicious.

    I blow far more than twenty bucks on an average workday on disposable, single-use services (car wash, lunch, toll, parking, coffee, groceries) and here's a game with ridiculous replayability and "value" (whatever that term means in a post XBLA/PSN world) and people still gripe?

    AND DOH: Beck beat me to this.

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  • PeekingDuckPeekingDuck __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    I didn't realize this game wasn't going to be full price until I saw this thread. Those screenshots are pretty nice too...

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thread needs awesome videos that show off how purdy Wipeout HD is.

    A cool 1up Show preview from April.

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