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Wipeout Pulse

The long-running Wipeout racing series has its roots deep in the history of the PlayStation. Its first incarnation was a slightly dodgy affair that held the promise of 3D antigravity racing, and despite a number of problems it went on to become a hit as the first non-Japanese PlayStation game. Wipeout 2097, or Wipeout XL [...]

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I, for one, welcome our iPhone Gaming Overlords

… and I’d like to remind them that as a trusted blogging personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground development caves.
Have you seen this shit? It’s crazytown in iPhoneville. Apple has released the kraken. Named SDK.
I’ve been a little slow responding to this announcement since I wanted to [...]


More Fun With Virtual Photography

A lot of Sony games are including a function to export screen captures to JPEG lately. This is a strangely addictive pasttime for me.

Wipeout Pulse (PSP)

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Pata pon chaka don pon demo

The Patapon demo materializes this afternoon on the PSN Store (PC and PS3).
Nothing more needs to be said. The game looks really promising. There’s a goofy, overly saccharine corporate-themed faux romantic announcement over at the SCE blog.
After you heave yourself, spent and drooling, off of your loved one this evening, you can enjoy some frantic [...]

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PSP Firmware Updated With The Great Taste Of Skype

This would be firmware v3.90 if you are keeping score. This one’ll give you the Skype ability, provided you have A) a new thin PSP, not the old phat crap like me and B) a PSP headset, which I hadn’t even heard of before. And then you need to find a WiFi spot that’s open. [...]

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Resistance 2 Screens

Great big direct screen-grabs of Insomniac’s fall shooter are available in this NeoGAF thread.
It looks like the Chimerans have been beefed up a bit with some Iron Man accoutrement. Nice to see the huge scale remains unchanged. The devs describe the game is “still being in a rough state visually” but you certainly wouldn’t know [...]

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Echochrome Dated

Gamernode says: March 19th, for both PSP and PSN versions. I’ve been really looking forward to this one, even though I know it will probably drive me insane. But how can you resist M.C. Escher: The Videogame? This isn’t a choice.
I have to admit I’m a little disappointed – I hoped that Sony would use [...]

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Let us take a moment to acknowledge that annual micro-shock of realizing the perfectly futuristic sound of the year 2008 –
and the dependable string of thought that follows; inevitably you note that there tain’t much too futuristicimal about the actual year 2008 we’re living in. Except for two things:

the stuff Apple makes

The twitching death [...]


Notable Releases: October 21–27

This has to be one of the busiest weeks, in terms of game releases, that I’ve ever seen. No matter what platform(s) you own, there is at least one big release for each.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
Insomniac is one of the best developers around, and it looks like they’ve cranked out another [...]