Suggestions To Keep Wipeout HD From Crashing On Your PS3
There's no question that Wipeout HD is one of the best titles of the year, and certainly one of the best downloadable games in history (it's a short history, but nevertheless...). But upon launch, many Euro gamers complained of frequent crashing and freezing issues, which is understandably annoying. We haven't encountered any problems and this may only be limited to Europe, but either way, there are a few helpful suggestions out there.
For example, you may want to visit PS3 Vault; there's a step-by-step guide that may get Wipeout HD to play without negatively affecting your console. We have heard from numerous sources that the root cause of any crashes may be directly linked to the #1 step on that list: the Buddy list. It seems if you have over 50 Friends on the list, the game is much more prone to such technical issues. Other sources claim the problem may center on the downloading of the two files necessary to play; if it doesn't work, erase the files and download them in a different order. If you do this, you shouldn't have to re-purchase the game, as a list of your recent purchases will pop up on the PlayStation Store, and you can simply hit "Download" again. Other possibilities include disabling the Information Bar, the Screen Saver, and turning the main power to the system off after downloading and installing the game. Good luck to all who are experiencing unfortunate issues.
You can expect our review to go up soon, and you can bet we're mostly happy with Sony Liverpool's effort. Really, there's no better way to spend $20 in the video game world.
Related Game(s): Wipeout HD
9/29/2008 Ben Dutka