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Today in History: November 21st, 1995: Wipeout Glides onto Playstation One Showing Off 3D Gaming

Triverse writes, "When Sony launched the Playstation One (back when it was simply Playstation) they had a hell of a challenge ahead of them. Sega was coming off of a series of failed add-ons for their first succesful console, the Sega Genesis, and Nintendo was touting "SGI this" and "SGI that" where ever they could. Sony was the underdog to say the least in this trio, they were the second to launch thanks to Sega making a HUGE mistake in launching the Saturn six months early without telling anyone- um, Sega, it is called marketing- you did it so well in the later years of the Genesis, what the hell happened?"

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TomahawkX1110d ago

Playstation One? no it's just Playstation or PSX or PS1. Do you call it Playstation Two? No you do not. Yes, they eventually brought out the slim version and called it PSOne but no one uses that name.

Shadow Flare1110d ago

I wish i was there to see how angry you was when the third Xbox was named Xbox One

darthv721110d ago

That's all you took away from this? the referencing of the "name"...?

I'd ask if it really mattered seeing as pretty much anyone can tell what the article was about but you might get upset at that too.

On topic, i just recently got the original long box edition of this game. had it years ago and traded it away but i was on a retro byuing kick and was looking for the original releases from the old playstation (one) days.

Really fun game still to this day. And it works great with the namco negcon.

triverse1110d ago

I had this game early on, it was just so different and as I mentioned in the article, Sega was left with nothing really comparable to show. Daytona USA was simply not in the same league.

skeeter22751110d ago

I would really like a new Wipeout for PS4 but didn't the company that made wipeout close down? I can't remember.

triverse1110d ago

Sony bought Psygnosis (makers of Wipeout) and eventually closed the studio and moved assets internally (personnel, properties, etc).

Sad really.

cm_1110d ago

imo, wipeout took the futuristic racer batton from f-zero and ran with it into another dimension.
it culminated with the creatively fervent 2097. that was for me the perfection of wipeouts vision. the later versions played with new modes and tracks but the series hasn't really blown me away since back then in the 90's.