Wipeout Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Wipeout RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Amuzo Announces Brand-New Wipeout Experience, wipEout Rush https://www.gameskinny.com/y6u8d/amuzo-announces-brand-new-wipeout-experience-wipeout-rush https://www.gameskinny.com/y6u8d/amuzo-announces-brand-new-wipeout-experience-wipeout-rush Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:02:42 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The classic Wipeout franchise is getting a whole new look thanks to Amuzo and publisher Rogue. The Dartmouth-based developer is creating wipEout Rush, a new mobile entry in the Wipeout series set for release later in 2021 that puts you not behind the wheel, but behind the team.

wipEout Rush tasks you with leading an all-star team to victory by choosing their ships, managing upgrades, and merging crafts together, all in a slick comic-book style.

There's also plenty of Wipeout lore in ship pieces and other collectibles, Amuzo said. wipEout Rush includes five tracks, 60 ships, multiple weapons, and 12 Championship Cups, each with its own boss, all spread out across Quick Race and Championship Cup modes.

Matt Casamassina Rogue's CEO, said:

I was raised on the console Wipeout games — and those will continue to live on PlayStation hardware — but we wanted to reinvent the breakneck speed and gorgeous presentation of the series for a new breed of players on mobile devices.

We’re working closely with Amuzo and Sony Interactive Entertainment to ensure wipEout Rush delivers an experience that is both complementary and additive to the core console one, but also very accessible and fresh for gamers on the go.

There's no firm release date for the game just yet, but it will be coming to iOS and Android soon.

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Best Racing Games for PlayStation 4: The High-Octane Racers That Define the PS4 https://www.gameskinny.com/3waam/best-racing-games-for-playstation-4-the-high-octane-racers-that-define-the-ps4 https://www.gameskinny.com/3waam/best-racing-games-for-playstation-4-the-high-octane-racers-that-define-the-ps4 Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:00:01 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Sprint Vector

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Lastly, here's something for the owners of the PSVR. Sprint Vector is a sprint racing game that offers incredible VR-sports experience.

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Be prepared to move your hands a lot, as every single jump and roll requires a certain physical action on your part. One short game session can easily turn into an intense workout, if you're not prepared.

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There is an online support for up to eight players, where you can compete against other VR sprinters.

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If you don't want to sit in your chair all day long, then try out Sprint Vector and rush through some gorgeous futuristic landscapes.

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What are your favorite racing games on PS4? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Redout

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There is no doubt that Redout is the fastest racing game out there. It's just completely out of control.

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Each next turn approaches so quickly that you will have no time to react, if you are not well familiar with the tracks. So there is a steep learning curve, but when you know the tracks well, you can push that gas button as hard as you can.

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The Career mode in Redout is outright madness that offers over 120 different events that include trials, tournament races, survival events and more. So, if you're into racing games where screen goes blurry, then pick up Redout right away.

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DiRT 4

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Codemasters never stop to amaze with their games, and DiRT 4 is another example of the profound creativity of this game developer.

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Here you get to race on procedurally-generated tracks, which means that you will never be able to remember every track and master it perfectly. Every time you play, there's always going to be something new, something totally unexpected.

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The graphics and physics are just as good as in the previous DiRT titles, but this time there is something you've never seen before. The procedurally-generated tracks will definitely keep things fresh for many years to come.

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Trackmania Turbo

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Most racing games offer a roster of pre-programmed tracks that you can choose from. However, Trackmania Turbo offers something else - here you can build your own tracks and play with up to four players on a split-screen.

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Just imagine what kind of traps and puzzles you could create for your buddies, and then let them test it out right in front of you. The sheer frustration on their faces is what makes Trackmania Turbo such an appealing game for many racing fans.

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But all jokes aside, this is a fantastic multiplayer racing title that has all the makings of the most fun racing game ever.

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Absolute Drift: Zen Edition

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In case you don't care much about realistic graphics but are looking for some really unique and exciting approach to racing, then Absolute Drift is the kind of game you need to try out.

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This little gem of a game is a masterpiece of complex driving mechanics and hard as nails tracks full of obstacles. You have probably guessed that the level of difficulty in Absolute Drift is immense, which is entirely true.

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But if you like challenging racing titles and give this one a go, you will never forget this kind of experience.

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F1 2019

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Codemasters have been dedicated to releasing Formula One games since 2009, when first F1 2009 saw the light of the day. Since then it's been ten years, and now the series has achieved its peak.

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F1 2019 absorbed all the best elements if the previous games and removed everything that was annoying or simply unnecessary, and turned out to be one truly great racing experience.

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It has a brand new Championship mode that is far better than the stale Career mode of the previous installments. Now you can adjust your difficulty as you progress without the need to restart an entire season, which generally saves you a lot of time.

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The graphics and sound have been also improved, and F1 2019 can easily be called the most successful entry in this long-running series.

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Valentino Rossi The Game

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If you are not a fan of Valentino Rossi, one of the most successful Italian sports bike racers of all time, then it's worth getting this game for the sheer number of historical bikes available in this game.

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It offers a roster of bikes and tracks that have been a part of the 20 years of MotoGP history. You can take your own career path and experience what it means to live as a MotoGP pro racer.

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And, if you get tired of bikes, then you can hop on the Rally mode, which offers you a flat track and a number of racing cars to choose from. So this is really a very unique racing game that offers way more that it looks.

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Horizon Chase Turbo

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Let's step outside the realm of fancy racing sims for now and take a look at one of the finest arcade-style racing games on PS4 - Horizon Chase Turbo.

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This is the spiritual successor of the Top Gear series on SNES. If you  had the chance to play it, then you will absolutely love Horizon Chase Turbo, which plays exactly the same, but looks a hundred times better.

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It has a super easy control system that doesn't even require a tutorial. You can just hop in the car and start racing for fun at any given moment.

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MotoGP 19

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Now here's something for sports bikes fans. The latest entry in the MotoGP racing series of games does not only look incredibly realistic, it also feels like you're actually driving the bike.

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The developers have outdone themselves in terms of physics of the game and the AI competition that behaves like real people. MotoGP 19 also offers the help of an in-game engineer, who can can get you through some of the most difficult parts of your bike's set-up.

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The state of art sound of the engines and tires has to be mentioned separately. If you have a good sound system, then you simply ought to run MotoGP 19 on it, and crank it up for even more realism.

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DiRT Rally

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The DiRT franchise has always been marketed to more casual players, while racing simulator pros were more inclined to look elsewhere. But that has been the case up until DiRT Rally, a game that has managed to successfully combine the flashy gameplay, which is so attractive to casual gamers, and at the same time the pure dynamics of the professional racing sims.

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This is truly the game that both pros and casual players will find meaningful and fun to play. The settings have definitely become more intricate since DiRT 3, and the gameplay physics make you really focus on what is essential - the steering wheel and the road in the front window.

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Wipeout: Omega Collection

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Wipeout series of racing games has a long history that starts in the mid nineties. This collection includes the last two entries: Wipeout HD and Wipeout 2048. The latter one was an exclusive for the Vita handheld console, and now you can play a remastered version on PS4.

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Wipeout is technically the best racing game you will ever play with its incredibly tight gameplay and fantastic soundtrack. The progression is perfect, which starts off with some really easy tracks that would fit any beginner, and ends up at some unbelievably difficult levels.

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This means only one thing: you do need to get good at this game. It's totally worth every second of it.

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Each gaming platform has its own life cycle, and sooner or later even the most successful products fade into oblivion. Soon we'll have to say goodbye to Sony's remarkable PlayStation 4 console, as the era of PlayStation 5 looms right around the corner.

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That's why now is such a great time to review some of the best racing games for PS4, since there really hasn't been that many. The usual suspects, such as Need for Speed and Gran Turismo, haven't been able to revitalize the interest of fans in racing games during the overall epic PS4 run.

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So, if you were wondering which racing games actually had the biggest impact on the console's lifecycle, regardless of the scope, then check out this list of the best racing games for PS4. Here you will find everything from the most realistic racing simulators to some purely fun and casual games for all kinds of audiences.

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Driveclub is By Far the Best Racing Game for PS4 https://www.gameskinny.com/rj5an/driveclub-is-by-far-the-best-racing-game-for-ps4 https://www.gameskinny.com/rj5an/driveclub-is-by-far-the-best-racing-game-for-ps4 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:02:23 -0400 daisy_blonde

There are a lot of awesome racing games out there for the PS4. From the high-action drifts of Need for Speed to the stylistic driving of Assetto Corsa, there's something out there for every type of racer. 

But in spite of there being so many options, one racing game reigns supreme over all the others: Driveclub.

Developed by the sadly defunct Evolution Studios, Driveclub was originally released in 2014. It was praised for its striking, photorealistic visuals that were just as good (if not better) than Xbox rival Forza Horizon 2. The game utilizes the DualShock 4’s controls to give you the option to turn corners via tilting the control instead of moving the analogue stick -- which created a far more tactile and satisfying experience for most players. The game was really only criticized for its lack of couch co-op and reliance on internet connectivity, as well as its DLC structure for extra cars and extra challenges. 

Arguably, during the past three years, other driving games have caught up in terms of amazing graphics and easy, arcade-style gameplay -- which is perhaps why the franchise upped its game with the recent release of Driveclub VR.  This latest installment has been critically acclaimed for its immersive experience.

Even with the fancy VR component aside, the picture-perfect visuals and addictive gameplay of the original Driveclub still holds up when compared to similar non-VR PS4 titles in 2017 -- and it's currently the best racing game among a plethora of titles available for Sony’s fourth-generation console.

Driveclub is easier to pick up and more addictive than Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is not the most well-known realistic racing game out there when compared to Gran Turismo or Forza, but it’s certainly one of the most stylish, and receives regular free updates similar to Driveclub.  

Developed by Kunos Simulazioni, driving very low down (in a similar vein to Formula 1 games) on tracks like Brand’s Hatch can be exhilarating.  But Assetto Corsa lacks Driveclub’s pick-up-and-play capability and the addictive progression with your club.

Assetto is also a lot less forgiving when you crash. Driveclub will dock you points that you earn throughout the race for collisions -- and although your car will get bashed, the mechanics of your car (like handling and steering) generally won’t be affected. And any damage done will not be carried over into a subsequent race. On the other end of the spectrum, Assetto cars will take mechanical damage -- meaning that you may have to restart the race so you don’t trail behind. While that might be more immersive for hardcore players, it's not a very kind mechanic for those who are just trying to pick up the game (or the genre in general).

Driveclub also feels like being in an actual car, as you have a clear view out of your rear-view mirror that you don’t get in Assetto Corsa.  And as a bonus, it gives you the option to customize drivers’ faces and even add decal stickers to your car. Casual racing gamers will definitely enjoy Driveclub much more, as it doesn’t take itself too seriously like Assetto tends to do.

Driveclub has more forgiving AI than Wipeout Omega Collection

The recently released Wipeout Omega Collection perhaps resembles a Driveclub game in the not-too-distant future, when we all drive flying cars. Like Driveclub, the game is easy to pick up, fast-paced, and has savvy AI competitors doing their best to put you out of the race. Apart from its futuristic setting, another thing Wipeout does have over Driveclub is the ability to use weapons such as mines and rockets against your opponents, a bit like a grown-up version of Crash Team Racing

Nonetheless, Wipeout’s AI can be notoriously unforgiving -- bordering on unfair. And coupled with the fact that this is not a new PS4 title, but rather a collection of titles previously released on other PlayStation systems, Driveclub is arguably the better game. It’s a fresh idea rather than a follow up to an existing franchise.

Driveclub is more customizable than Project CARS

Project CARS, developed by Slightly Mad Games and published by Bandai Namco, is definitely a game for people who are real petrol-heads. This game takes everything back to basics and lets you start a Career in pretty much any type of motorsport you enjoy -- from fast-paced karting to the endurance marathons of Formula races. 

When you start Career mode, you sign a contract, which can make it feel a bit more serious than Driveclub. But where Project CARS lags most behind its PS4 driving rival is in customization. In Driveclub, you can customize the paintwork of your cars, unlock new models, and switch between cars from race to race. But Project CARS is all about the racing -- and as such, you don’t have the option to customize your vehicle on the fly.

That said, the micromanaging that Project CARS lets you do in lieu of customization (such as minutely adjusting tire pressure), could quite easily put the more casual gamer off, as it's very complex and not explained very well in-game.  Any driving game where I have to look stuff up on the internet before I play it isn’t something I would enjoy, as I am looking for an experience that lets me unwind after a busy day at work.

Driveclub has an offline mode option that Need for Speed lacks

With its fast-paced action, incredible visuals and vast array of events, EA’s Need for Speed is a great rival to Driveclub. Need for Speed also has a story mode and urban driving, which does make it a very different game. 

However, Need for Speed suffers from EA’s obsession with online play. Unlike Driveclub, which you can play in one-player mode offline, Need for Speed requires you to be constantly online.  This is frustrating to gamers who want a racing experience away from competitors, especially due to Need for Speed’s lack of a couch multiplayer mode. 

EA’s game also features collectibles that the completionist can pursue alongside the main story, which can feel a bit outdated on modern consoles. Meanwhile, Driveclub follows the trophy system that has become standard fare for games on current-gen consoles.

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Driveclub is awesome, but it does lack traditional two player offline mode and locks away an awful lot of cars (and motorbikes) as optional DLC.  However, its striking visuals, extensive customization, easy-to-navigate menus and levelling system makes it stand out in the crowded PS4 racer market. 

Although the AI can catch you out, it isn’t as unforgiving as other racing games like WipEout, and your collisions won't affect your subsequent performance as in Assetto.  It also has a degree of automation for the more casual gamer which professional simulators like Project CARS lack, such as steering and braking assistance. 

The fact that I can pick up this game time and time again three years after its launch shows how fun and playable it is -- and in my view, the DLC is optional rather than a necessity (as you are already sort of spoiled with 50 cars to choose from in the base game). 

All that combined makes Driveclub the best racer on the PS4 right now. Maybe one day we'll see a worthy competitor. But until then, this racing game outpaces all the rest.

Do you like Driveclub best, or do you prefer one of the other games mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!

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Wipeout-inspired racer Antigraviator speeds onto Kickstarter https://www.gameskinny.com/z77kb/wipeout-inspired-racer-antigraviator-speeds-onto-kickstarter https://www.gameskinny.com/z77kb/wipeout-inspired-racer-antigraviator-speeds-onto-kickstarter Tue, 09 May 2017 10:00:51 -0400 S2riker

After a drought spanning nearly a decade without any suggestion of a new Wipeout, F-Zero, or any racing title of similar ilk, 2016 and 2017 have seen a resurgence of the futuristic racing sub-genre with stellar titles like Redout and Fast RMX.

The latest game to come forth in this futuristic racing renaissance is Antigraviator, the debut title of independent Belgian developer Cybernetic Walrus. Combining the tactile handling and boost power of F-Zero with Wipeout-style tracks and barrel rolls, Antigraviator feels like a true homage to both of these classic titles.

Not wanting to be a copycat, however, Antigraviator also introduces a new mechanic that allows players to trigger obstructions like avalanches and on-track weaponry to potentially block or destroy competing racers, giving the game a cut-throat feel despite the title's lack of traditional weaponry.

Alongside the game’s recently-opened Kickstarter, the studio has released a free playable alpha demo on PC with multiple tracks, vehicle aesthetics, and 4-player split-screen support, giving all potential players and backers the chance to try out the game for themselves.

Online multiplayer and a full single-player campaign have been promised for the final game as well, which will launch later this year on PC and Xbox One.

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10 Games Every PSVita Owner Needs https://www.gameskinny.com/ica0m/10-games-every-psvita-owner-needs https://www.gameskinny.com/ica0m/10-games-every-psvita-owner-needs Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:33:15 -0400 Donald Strohman

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1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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There's a reason Uncharted has always been a system seller. From the first game in Drake's Fortune, Naughty Dog captured the thrills of what it means to be a treasure hunter. Fighting mercenaries and pirates after the same treasure as you, betrayal after betrayal, and a wise cracking smart ass to follow along the way -- what more would you need in an exploration game?

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With the series' success, developer Sony Bend decided to bring the series over to the PS Vita, and with it spawned the system's killer app. Combining all of the best elements the series had to offer on the PlayStation 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss absolutely needs to be in every Vita owner's collection. Beautiful graphics, smart dialogue and story, treasure hunting expeditions, it's all here and at home on the PlayStation Vita. It also serves as a great appetizer if you haven't gotten your hands on the fantastic Uncharted 4 just yet.

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Regardless of all ten of the games on this list, the PS Vita is definitely a system worth owning. Perhaps its introduction to the market was too late, but these great titles prove that, despite being abandoned by Sony, it wasn't without its place in the world. And anyone who hasn't quite made the jump yet, we hope this list helps sway you into snatching one up. 

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Did we miss one of your favorites on the PlayStation Vita? Are you a fan on the system and agree it's greatness was too short lived? Be sure to comment below and tell us how you feel about Sony's powerhouse handheld!

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2. Killzone: Mercenary

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Sure, maybe dark dreary space shooters have become the norm in today's market, but Killzone has always been a step above the rest thanks to its fun multiplayer and pushing hardware to its limits. Such is the case with Killzone: Mercenary, which sets itself as one of the PlayStation Vita's best looking, habit forming shooters period.

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Completing missions is bolstered by its fast-paced gameplay that rewards the player in combining kills and performing execution melee attacks. And as masochistic as it sounds, Killzone's death moves are likely some of the most fun ones to date. Every owner of the PS Vita needs to give this game a try, as it serves to be the best FPS the system ever offered to its fan base. 

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3. Tearaway

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From Media Molecule, the creators of Little Big Planet, Tearaway has to be one of the most beautiful and outstanding platforming games to ever grace the video game market. With paper inspired graphics that look like something out of a child's imagination, Tearaway benefits not only from an incredible art style, but also how well it implements the PS Vita's capabilities.

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With gameplay elements that utilize the twin touch screens and gyroscope, Tearaway was perfect proof of what the system was capable of. It's just a shame the Vita didn't last long enough to see more phenomenal titles such as this. 

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4. Gravity Rush

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Sure, this title was eventually ported to the PlayStation 4 (as a way to keep the series alive before the announcement of Gravity Rush 2,) but it's hard to argue that this title truly belongs on the PS Vita handheld system first and foremost.

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Utilizing the PSVita's gyroscope for air combat and puzzles, Gravity Rush was an incredibly inventive and original title to befall Sony's system. With the ability to manipulate and bend the environment to your whim, you'd be hard pressed in finding anything quite like Gravity Rush. It's also great seeing that Japan Studio hasn't given up on the series just yet in bringing it to the PlayStation 4, but it certainly would have been nicer to see it keep the Vita alive. 

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5. Little Big Planet Vita

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A staple in the Sony brand ever since it was conceived for the PlayStation 3, Little Big Planet gave players the freedom to create any level they wanted, all they were limited by was their imagination. So what better way to expand an already great game than by porting it to a powerhouse handheld with a touchscreen to help create levels more freely?

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Sackboy managed to find a great home on the PS Vita, thanks to the acclaim it received from players and critics alike. Even if you already have Little Big Planet on your PS3 or PS4, be sure to check this one out too, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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6. Unit 13

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Oh Zipper Interactive, how we miss thee. You gave us some of the best tactical shooters any gamer could have ever asked for. You also happened to give us an addictive third person shooter with Unit 13, a sort of spiritual successor to your beloved SOCOM franchise.

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Containing some of the most thrilling tactical shooting any handheld could ever offer, Unit 13 managed to be a great last hurrah from Zipper Interactive before having to close its doors in 2012. If you happen to see this title sitting on a game store shelf somewhere, do yourself a favor and pick it up. If not for the fun missions or exhilarating shooting, do it for the memory of Zipper. 

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7. Soul Sacrifice

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Easily one of the greatest strengths of the RPG genre are the magical worlds we get explore throughout them. And in the case of Japan Studio's Soul Sacrifice, that world can occasionally be outright terrifying.

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The basic game mechanic of the game is the ability for the player to sacrifice parts of the protagonist's body to unleash destructive attacks. These sacrifices will then be permanently slashed onto the character's body, indicating they are not an unlimited resource to be tapped into. Thanks to its plethora of disturbing-looking creatures and interesting mythos, Soul Sacrifice is one of the system's finest RPG games to date. 

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8. Wipeout 2048

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Wipeout remains one of Sony's longest lasting racing franchises to date, receiving at least one new game on every one of Sony's platforms (currently excluding the PlayStation 4.)

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Released as a launch title for the PlayStation Vita, this futuristic, anti-gravity racing combines high speeds and ridiculous tracks to keep the thrills lasting for all who choose to play. It still remains as one of the system's highest praised racing titles, and anyone looking for some racing mechanics and beautiful graphics will most definitely find it here. 

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9. Freedom Wars

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Most of the new games arriving on Sony's latest handheld have largely been JRPG games. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, but you will occasionally find one that actually makes for an excellent system seller.

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Enter Freedom Wars, an addictive role playing game that combines gun-play and strategy to take down larger scale enemies. Not only does this game provide plenty for players to accomplish in its 30+ hours of campaign length, but it was also the second highest selling game for the PSVita in Japan! You know a game must be worth checking out if an entire country appears to appreciate it. 

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10. Lumines Electronic Symphony

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This long-running puzzle series first found its place on the original PSP, so it only seems fitting one of Lumines' eventual sequels would find a home on the PSP's younger brother. Lumines Electronic Symphony carries over the addictive gameplay with an all new soundtrack devoted to original electric beats.

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If you find yourself in need of a challenging puzzle game on a handheld system, or just have been a long time fan of the series, you definitely can't go wrong here! 

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Oh, the PS Vita -- the little handheld that just quite couldn't. Despite being the most powerful gaming handheld during its release, Sony couldn't quite get the PlayStation Vita rolling, thanks to Nintendo handhelds and smartphones becoming most people's go-to mobile gaming systems. However, those who did fork out the dough for what is likely to be Sony's last handheld system, did manage to find some great games that made the system worth owning. 

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So while the PS Vita's future certainly appears muggy, it did manage to get a substantial fan-base during its golden days, and many of its owners will defend the handheld, despite its less than stellar performance in the market, as being "too much too soon" in today's smartphone dominated market. So if you're still interested in purchasing a PS Vita, or are looking to dust it off once more, here are ten games every owner of the system needs to play.

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Q&A with Shuhei Yoshida: Second PlayStation Vita is very unlikely; Killzone remastered bundle; Wipeout possible https://www.gameskinny.com/gwvf9/qa-with-shuhei-yoshida-second-playstation-vita-is-very-unlikely-killzone-remastered-bundle-wipeout-possible https://www.gameskinny.com/gwvf9/qa-with-shuhei-yoshida-second-playstation-vita-is-very-unlikely-killzone-remastered-bundle-wipeout-possible Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:57:07 -0400 Samantha Wright

At Europe's EGX gaming event today, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, stated a PlayStation Vita successor would be very unlikely.

Yoshida went on record to say a new PlayStation Vita would be a bad idea in the current market - games on smartphones and tablets are too prolific:

"So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues, but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming."

Part of the problem is that many games on smartphones and tablets are free-to-play, or free to start playing. PlayStation Vita games are also just more complicated. Mobile gaming is simply touching a screen, but the Vita includes analog sticks and buttons. 

However, he didn't just deliver bad news. He also stated that a Killzone remastered bundle, similar to the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, could be a possibility. He estimated that only half of PlayStation 4 users owned a PS3, which means remastered bundles are a great way to catch them up on past franchises.

A new Wipeout game is also very possible. Developer Sony Liverpool closed, but Yoshida claimed Sony has a "never say never" attitude for bringing the Wipeout series back. This is apparently true for all dormant Sony properties.

Be sure to check out the full Q&A below.

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Formula Fusion Gets Early Footage 'Trailer' https://www.gameskinny.com/6563a/formula-fusion-gets-early-footage-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/6563a/formula-fusion-gets-early-footage-trailer Thu, 14 May 2015 07:03:19 -0400 Pierre Fouquet

Formula Fusion, a WipEout-esque anti-gravity racer, has had new pre-alpha footage released, alongside the game now has a Steam Greenlight page. Formula Fusion is being developed by R8 Games.

WipEout is the probably the most famous anti-gravity racer and a very recognisable name, the series has also consistently received 7.5 or above on reviews, so it's not just loved by fans but by critics also.

This being said, when a Kickstarter for Formula Fusion is released you expect it to do well. The goal was £35,000, it's currently sitting at just shy of £50,000 with 9 days left (at time of writing), and is being created by former WipEout developers. The feedback looks very positive overall, with some criticisms that the crafts might not have enough "anti-gravity bounce."

Formula Fusion looks to be taking the WipEout mantle, by using what the series had before and expanding upon it. Formula Fusion is:

  • Improving the online play
  • Adding a track editor
  • Adding customizability of you craft
  • A post-race analysis system
  • Keeping split-screen play
  • Adding the ability to sign up to racing teams or create your own
  • Adding new weapons
  • Adding new modes
  • Using modern graphics

Check out R8 Games' YouTube channel for more videos.

Will you be last minute funding Formula Fusion or are you all anti-gravity racing gamed out?

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Top 5 Paid Mobile Games for iOS & Android https://www.gameskinny.com/n8z3g/top-5-paid-mobile-games-for-ios-android https://www.gameskinny.com/n8z3g/top-5-paid-mobile-games-for-ios-android Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:34:44 -0400 PencilPusha

Paying for a mobile game doesn't sound like a gamer's idea of fun - unless that game is so good, it's a chart-topper! These games range from $0.99 to $6.99, which isn't bad since games for regular consoles and PC range between $20-$60. These games are definitely for players who are on a tight budget! The iTunes store and Google Play store dubbed these paid games as their top games for Apple's iPad and iPhone, as well as the Android mobile devices.

Top Google Play Games for Android

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Just like the non-pocket edition, players will build things and go on adventures in features like Survival mode and Creative mode.

2. The Game of Life - $0.99

Roll the dice and go to college...or not! Get a random job, have too many kids or none at all, and retire at the end. Sounds like real life, just a lot quicker.

3. Plants vs. Zombies - $0.99

Kill zombies with...plants? Yep. Destroy oncoming zombies with dangerous plants before they reach the house.

4. Wipeout - $1.99

There's crazy obstacles and water. Survive the specialized obstacle courses and achieve a top score on the leaderboard.

5. True Skate - $1.99

Skateboard with your fingers through a digital skatepark. Complete as many tricks as possible! Watch out, Tony Hawk...

Top iOS Games for the Apple iPhone

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Building stuff with blocks and having fun... That's why Minecraft is number one.

2. Heads Up! - $0.99

Gamers everywhere can blame Ellen DeGeneres for this one. It's like a modern-day "guess who". Guess what's on the other player's card before time runs out and win the game. The only clues are what the other player is doing or saying.

3. Monument Valley - $1.99

At first glance, this game looks like the inside of M.C. Escher's brain - if he were a game developer. The iTunes store describes it best: "Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People."

4. Blek - $0.99

It's a puzzle game that "can't be described with words", according to iTunes. Luckily, there's a trailer that can. This game is for those who enjoy a good puzzle or two.

5. Buddyman: Kick (by Kick the Buddy) - $0.99

Play as Buddyman and be a hero. Dress Buddyman in wacky costumes and destroy enemies.

Top iOS Games for the Apple iPad

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Players build their own world. It's the most popular creation game on mobile devices!

2. Blek - $0.99

It's a popular puzzle game where players can draw lines that never stop. Strategically-placed spheres are the only obstacles to overcome or obliterate.

3. Monument Valley - $1.99

M.C. Escher's probably itching to come back from the grave just to play this game. Lead the small girl through complex paths of paradox staircases and more.

4. Spongebob Moves In - $3.99

For Spongebob fans everywhere! Keep the residents of Bikini Bottom happy by making sure everything is running smoothly.

5. Heads Up! - $0.99

Ellen DeGeneres strikes again...with cards. Guess what the other player's card says by interpreting their actions.

 

For more information on these games, check out iTunes and Google Play.

Note: All of these results were from July 15, 2014. These results are subject to change at any time.

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My Time In a 360 Degree Gaming Simulator https://www.gameskinny.com/v96g5/my-time-in-a-360-degree-gaming-simulator https://www.gameskinny.com/v96g5/my-time-in-a-360-degree-gaming-simulator Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:34:38 -0500 Destrolyn.Bechgeddig

Last weekend I took my father to the Science Museum in London for a belated birthday trip. As a present, my sister and I bought him some time on Fly 360o: a 360 degree flight simulator. These are 360 degree simulators because the pod, fixed on the end of an arm with a central axis, can flip and roll at 360 degrees; that’s right, it goes upside-down! 

The simulator was also fully interactive, rather than the passive experience that most public simulators are. It was running a somewhat old version of Microsoft Flight, where you and a friend could control a plane in a dog flight over land and sea. 

You Spin Me Right Round 

Needless to say, my father and I spent less time hunting down enemy planes and more time trying to do barrel rolls and loop-de-loops. The experience, which lasted for a full five minutes, was a lot of fun; although, I was rather glad I had resisted the temptation of an ice-cream milkshake beforehand! With the pod rested at the end of the arm, you can easily ramp up a few Gs spinning around, and is possibly the closest experience you’re going to a full training simulator or actually flying a plane yourself. 

"...there’s certainly scope to link up several simulators and have an all spinning and dancing multiplayer battle."

Having already ruminated about the future of gaming post eighth generation consoles, it got me thinking about whether there was a future in this type of fully immersive gaming experience. It’s certainly not something that would become a household feature unless you happened to have won the lottery. But is this something that could become the staple, and even the resurrection, of arcades? Although the experience we had was single player, there’s certainly scope to link up several simulators and have an all spinning and dancing multiplayer battle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/It does seem that flying games are perhaps the most obvious choice for such a platform, but it could also easily be used for racing games, especially ones with anti-gravity tracks such as the Wipeout series or upcoming Mario Kart 8, and possibly give gamers a chance to experience rollercoasters they’ve constructed in games like No Limits, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and upcoming Theme Park Studio. Otherwise, its uses are somewhat limited. 

But there’s real potential for such simulators to appear in arcades. Given the humble £12 per pod for a five-minute experience (working out at £6 per person) suggests that whilst the upfront cost might be steep, the running costs are a bit less dear and somewhat sustainable. And it certainly was popular with the punters at the Science Museum with lines up to an hour wait for a go.

A surge in popularity in such machines could be quite exciting for gaming, and I for one really hope to see these popping up in more arcades soon.

For more information about getting the Fly 360o experience, visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk.

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