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Back in my day, we squinted at a small square of GoldenEye on a cathode ray tube and we liked it. Split-screen multiplayer gaming may have diminished in light of the internet connecting us with hurtful, bigoted strangers, but it does creep into modern games on occasion. The makers of Riptide GP2,...

March 20th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Vector Unit, the developer behind the downloadable Hydro Thunder Hurricane, has announced at the Mobile World Congress that it's bringing a new game called Riptide GP to Android devices, specifically those with Nvidia Tegra 2 chipsets. As you can see above, it's a futuristic watercraft racing title...

February 15th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Transforming supership news now, with the announcement of an October 27 release date for the "Tempest Pack," a new add-on for Xbox Live Arcade's well-received racer, Hydro Thunder Hurricane. According to developer Vector Unit, the 400 MSP ($5) pack will introduce two new boats -- "the super-agile W...

October 19th 2010 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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Vector Unit has announced the first DLC for Hydro Thunder Hurricane. The "Tempest Pack" will offer three new environments, two all-new boats, a boatload of new skins, plus Championship, Ring Master and Gauntlet events. The environments will have you racing through the ruins of Atlantis, the stormy...

September 21st 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember Yaris for Xbox Live Arcade? No? Good. It was undeniably the low point for downloadable racing games on Xbox 360. Finally XBLA gets something to wash the taste from your mouth for good: Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Upstart developer Vector Unit didn't actually start out making a Hydro Thunder t...

July 26th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Just in time for summer, Vector Unit has doled out some fresh, wet screens and video of the upcoming XBLA revamp, Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Check out a handful of new screens in the gallery below and more videos after the break. Like, a lot of videos.

June 3rd 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Click to fill your screen with sheer liquid wonderment There's an old sea shanty that goes: "I'm on a boat and it's going fast and I've got a nautical-themed pashmina afghan." Which reminds us that, in Hydro Thunder Hurricane from Vector Unit, you're in a boat and you're going fast -- and while it'...

May 4th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hydro Thunder Hurricane is not your typical case of sequelitis. The original concept, simply, an arcade-style boat racer, was hatched by indie developer Vector Unit. The 2-man studio, which has grown to 6 for Hurricane, is led by technical director Ralf Knoesel and creative director Matt Small, who...

March 27th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

It's scientific fact that racing games are roughly 200 percent more exciting when the genre's standard asphalt surfaces are replaced with good ol' H20. One of the clearest examples of this was Midway's classic arcade racer Hydro Thunder -- a franchise that's been dormant for over a decade. However,...

March 26th 2010 at 3:35pm 0 Comments