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    Exclamation WipEout HD Patch 2.10 Incoming

    huh no thread about it yet?

    Hello from Studio Liverpool…

    We wanted to touch base with you all to share some information about the impending release of the 2.10 update for Wipeout HD / Fury that’s coming soon

    The 2.10 Update makes some small improvements to front-end functionality and addresses some minor issues with the audio. In addition, small issues that could affect gameplay or scores in the Eliminator and Detonator game modes have also been corrected.

    Changes have also been made so that any adverts shown during loading screens will not adversely affect the loading times of the title. As many of you know, the functionality to display adverts during loading screens was first introduced in the 2.0 Update and originally didn’t function as intended, leading to extended loading times in some areas of the game.

    This issue has now been resolved and we understand that a new advertising campaign in Wipeout HD is expected to launch across a number of European territories soon (no word yet on what is happening in North America). In the meantime, a range of PlayStation-specific ads will be making an appearance in the coming days.

    Wipeout and in-game advertising and sponsorship have gone hand-in-hand since 1996, when a now famous energy drink appeared in the seminal Wipeout 2097 and over the years many brands and products have been associated with the series.

    It is our hope that by adopting this approach to dynamic advertising, it will be possible to create new associations in a unique way. We have therefore focussed on ensuring that the advertising is embedded as sympathetically to the overall experience as possible.

    Finally, we’d like to remind everyone who hasn’t experienced the awesome adrenaline-rush that is Wipeout HD Fury, that the game is now also available on BluRay across Europe and that a Wipeout HD + Fury Expansion bundle is available to download from the PlayStation Store.
    from blog.eu.playstation.com

    uh loading screen advertising is coming back.
    but sounds like they fixed the menu music bug.

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    Cheers for this, I didn't realize there was a problem with the audio.

    I can see this advertisement thing causing uproar here, haven't got a problem with it really, if it means we might get more DLC then that's great, if it's just for Sony to make money then shame on them.

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    I guess I could live with ads in WO as long as the products are WO-compatible and it's done in a tasteful manner. Done correctly, it could even be pretty... cool

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    As long as advertising fits the WO-Sponsor Logos and don't occur too often – no problem with it.

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    Good news if it improves the functionality of the game, but...

    I can't say I'm happy about the adverts, especially when the game cost £18 with the Fury addition. I'll only let Studio Liverpool off if it means more WipEout in the future and it doesn't inflict my time with irrelevant insurance adverts, PS3 adverts would be OK. Although I'm not too keen on Sony's aggressive marketing on customers who have already paid for things, the XMB has the 'What's new' and the ticker which are quite annoying. I wouldn't mind 2097 style advertising where the advert (Red Bull in 2097's case) feels part of the game world.

    That's enough ramblings for now.

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    Just had an advert in one of my loading screens.
    It's sh1t.

    The sound of breaking tires is just not fitting to a WipEout game.
    Sound itself is annoying.
    And I don't want any videos.
    And if videos: Put in some 2D vector animation.
    Put in 2D vectors anyway – the WOHD menu is so minimalistic (which equals fantastic) so why would I want to see some over-colored-shadow-glare-3D-logos all over the place?

    Bäh.

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    What's this ticker people talk about? Pretty sure I don't have it.

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    Wäääh the ads annoy me. Every 5-10 loading times they show up.
    Gran Turismo and Arctic Edge Videos … with loud sound of course.

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    Now I know what to NOT download.

    Cheers.

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    I`d really like to hear a decent justification for making people watch additional adverts in a product they already paid for. There may be one, but I can`t see it in the blog post. Why are we being informed about improved advert functionality? We should care why? As customers the game functionality is what we care about, not Sony profits by additional advertising.

    "Wipeout and in-game advertising and sponsorship have gone hand-in-hand since 1996" is just an appeal to history in the hope of getting some sympathy for advertising now. The cases are different. There is no argument there as to why additional adverts are desirable or justified now.

    "it will be possible to create new associations in a unique way." I`m sure it will, but what`s in it for the consumer who has already paid for a product that did not include loading screen adverts?

    If there`s something in it for the customer, which was argued with Pure`s Puma packs, then fine, but if it`s just a test of a way to make more money for Sony, and it`s the thin end of the wedge for this sort of thing happening a lot more then it`s not fine and we should resist an attempt to make us pay for games twice - once with our cash and once by watching the adverts.

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