Posts Tagged ‘Split/Second’

Play Some Seconds Of Split/Second

By Jim Rossignol on May 22nd, 2010.


There’s a demo out for Black Rock Studios’ fancy-lookin’ scenery-explodin’ racer, Split/Second. It’s 1gb in heft, and there are currently mirrors here and here. Not had a chance to play yet, so I might update with some impressions later. In the meantime if you find some better download links for the demo please post them in comments.

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It’s Quaint Brighton’s Split/Second

By John Walker on April 15th, 2010.

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Here’s a peculiar trailer for Brit-based racer, Split/Second. It’s like a report for a gaming TV show, but without the gaming TV show. And it’s an American pretend TV show, which offers the rather hilarious opener that Black Rock Studio’s home town, Brighton, is “quaint”. But forget all that, because what you’ve got here is a neatly packaged explanation of what Split/Second is – a racing game where you blow stuff up – along with thoughts behind the development, and most crucially, lots of in-game footage.

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Obvious/Joke/Split/Second/Trailer

By John Walker on March 11th, 2010.

The A4 from Bath to Bristol, when I get stuck behind a car going 25.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the slightly slipped Disney racer, Split/Second. But it’s reappeared at GDC ahead of what’s now a May release. It’s a trailer that asks that all-important question one should always raise at the car dealership: can it outrun a building?

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The Year Ahead, Part One

By Jim Rossignol on January 15th, 2010.


Below is the first part of our intricate guide for PC gaming in 2010. There’s a horde of muscular-looking titles on the horizon, many of them likely to stop you and demand your money, like ludological bandits. Meanwhile, others that we expected to land, such The Old Republic, have already fled to 2011. Read on as the clouds in our crystal ball roll back…
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Entire Seconds Of Split/Second

By Jim Rossignol on December 2nd, 2009.


Via VG247 I spy a new trailer for Blackrock’s action-tastic racer Split/Second, in which you can blow up the world (or thereabouts) to win your race. “The city is your weapon,” they say, which sound about right to me. And look at those explosions! Hot damn. This looks like a special grade of fun that the fun-dealers usually keep for themselves. The bastards.
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Split/Second Off-Screen Video

By Jim Rossignol on October 28th, 2009.


VG247 seem rather excited about Black Rock racer Split/Second, and they’ve supplied a video from the demo of the game at the Eurogamer Expo in Leeds, UK, which I’ve posted below. It shows of some of the track-exploding special powers, things destroyed and burning on the track, and a glimpse of the other craziness that the full game will feature. The car having its own HUD readouts attached is an intriguing touch. I can’t say I’m massively excited about this one, but it’s promising. Apparently it’s out early next year on PC, published by Disney. Bizarrely, the official site seems to be the game’s Facebook page.
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Actually, That’s Quite Clever: Split/Second

By Jim Rossignol on March 12th, 2009.


For some reason I’d been ignoring Disney and Black Rock’s racing game announcement, Split/Second. Turns out the idea is quite clever: “Competitors in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track – they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.” This concept is illustrated spectacularly in the trailer, which sits beyond the click. It’s also oddly familiar, as if I’ve seen the idea somewhere before, but I can’t pinpoint it. Anyway, the game is due some time in 2010, and the official website which Disney announced doesn’t seem to live yet, but there is some additional fluff here.

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