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The official intro to Wipeout 2048.

Heads up guys.

When I get a Vita and this game, my life officially comes to a screeching halt and revolves entirely around this game.

Say your goodbyes to me within the next few weeks.

wip3out:

The official intro to Wipeout 2048.

The intro to Wipeout 2048.

It’s nothing short of sheer brilliance.

Don’t forget, Wipeout 2048 comes out this week on the Japanese Playstation Store, and hits shelves in North America and Europe before the system’s launch on February 22nd.

Song: DJ Fresh - Louder (feat. Siam Evans)

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Qirex_2048 by ~Migueldsgn

Oh this is cool.

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Qirex_2048 by ~Migueldsgn

Oh this is cool.

Wipeout 2048 Soundtrack Revealed!

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  • Anile – Change Of Direction (WipEout mix)
  • Camo+Krooked – Breezeblock (WipEout mix)
  • Deadmau5 – Some Chords (WipEout edit)
  • DirtyLoudSchool Of Funk
  • DJ Fresh ft. Sian EvansLouder (Drum Sound & Baseline Smith Mix)
  • Future Sound Of London – We Have Explosive (2011 rebuild) WipEout edit
  • Kraftwerk – Tour De France 2003 (WipEout edit)
  • Noisia – Regurgitate (WipEout 2048 Edit)
  • Orbital – P.E.T.R.O.L (Final Drop Mix)
  • Orbital – Beelzedub
  • Rockwell – BTKRSH (WipEout edit)
  • The Chemical BrothersElectronic Battle Weapon 3
  • The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Liam H re-amped mix)
  • Underworld – Kittens (Will Saul & Tam Cooper Remix)

Of these fourteen tracks, four are remixes from songs heard in previous Wipeout titles. P.E.T.R.O.L. was exclusive to the PAL territories release of the 1995 original. We Have Explosive was featured on the soundtrack to Wipeout 2097/XL. Kittens was on the soundtrack for Wip3out. Electronic Battle Weapon 3 is a remix of Under The Influence, which was also a part of the Wip3out soundtrack.

DJ Fresh, Kraftwerk, Noisia, and The Prodigy have been featured in previous Wipeout titles as well. 2048 also marks the debut of Deadmau5 on a Wipeout soundtrack - which will be a huge selling point for this game alone when you consider how much his popularity has skyrocketed in the last year.

Unfortunately, CoLD SToRAGE is nowhere to be seen on this soundtrack. Shame, really, when you consider his contributions to the series as a whole. But is all hope lost? Not according to this Facebook status:

Whenever CoLD SToRAGE 2048 drops on Bandcamp, consider it purchased.

What do you think of the soundtrack for Wipeout 2048?

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New trailer for Wipeout 2048! It looks the same as the others at first, but there’s some new gameplay footage from a more recent build of the game that’s been added in.

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What do you think of this…?


CAN YOU JUST COME OUT ALREADY

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What do you think of this…?

CAN YOU JUST COME OUT ALREADY

Sometimes I don’t understand the Wipeout community.

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One member is saying that he has video evidence that Wipeout 2048 has a very bad glitch. One that’s been in older installments, and presumably one that’s based on the Wipeout Pure platform (which would include Pulse, HD, and 2048). It’s a glitch that, in his words, could “ruin the Wipeout game that have this bug”.

But yet he says that he doesn’t want to post said video in the glitch discussion thread in WZ. Why? It’s not clear. The poster is not that fluent in English, which is not his first language, but yet - most of the community is going along with keeping this glitch a secret and hoping an e-mail to Studio Liverpool will be enough to fix the problem.

This isn’t enough. No, I’ll go one further. To not explicitly state what the glitch, or potential glitch is, for that matter - and not be open to discussing it is wrong. In the fighting game community, if there’s a severe game-breaking glitch, someone will post it on SRK/TZ/DustLoop/TYM/whatever and in an hour you’ll have 10 pages of discussion at least. And today, in the age of instant fixes, the developer that made the game will typically have a patch to fix it a week or two after it’s found - if they care about their community. (This is for actual game-breaking stuff, not nerf requests.)

Wipeout has never been built for eSports like TrackMania, or even been a fixture in video game competitions like Mario Kart. The die-hard players have organized everything from time trial competitions to online 256-man tournaments and weekend-long series to crudely engineered LAN parties and split-screen offline tournaments. This in spite of the fact that Studio Liverpool has never had any of this in mind. I’m not saying that Wipeout needs to be rebuilt for MLG, but if you have something that’s so potentially harmful to the game and what shreds of competitive gameplay exist, then why aren’t we putting it out in the open? Are people still worried that it could set off a heated debate and people could accidentally get on the wrong side of the mods? This has always been a problem for WipeoutZone - debates over hot-button issues end in tears there, which is quite comical, and quite stupid now that I’ve been exposed to other gaming communities that have no problems telling developers straight to their face that their game is busted.

All I want is for the community to be more open about this issue, and not just have it be a dirty little secret. If that happens, everybody that buys Wipeout 2048 and plays the game online suffers for it.

What do you think?