If you've ever doubted that there can be beauty in destruction, you only need hit the play button on the video above. This particular spotlight on Split/Second packs in enough explosives and mayhem to create one truly epic tour of the game's power plant level. Thankfully, it also doesn't skimp on of...

April 27th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The just-released single-player Split/Second demo, now available on Xbox Live to all subscribers, teaches you the most important thing about driving a race car through America: how to dodge massive explosions. One in 253 race car drivers meets their maker like that every year, you know. PS3 owners...

April 26th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

It's weird talking about Split/Second at this stage in its race to retail. Black Rock Studios has already proven itself to be an impressively competent studio with the under-appreciated Pure and there's nothing about our numerous experiences with Split/Second that make us think this game will crash...

April 23rd 2010 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

If you've missed all our hands-on coverage of upcoming racer Split/Second and if, somehow, you've failed to watch a single trailer, then this post is for you. The video above, which profiles Black Rock Studios, essentially serves as an introduction to all things Split/Second. If you can't be both...

April 14th 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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I've been consistently impressed by what I've played of the single-player aspect of Split/Second, Black Rock Studios' explosive action-racer, ever since a hands-on trial at E3 last year. I expected the eight-player online experience to be thrilling, but I think I actually under-anticipated just how...

April 7th 2010 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Black Rock's racer Split/Second made a dramatic appearance at PAX East, as a side dish to Joystiq's Blueberry Muffin Tops breakfast -- but it's going to make an even bigger impact on Seattle, the location of the original PAX. Sort of. This latest trailer provides us long looks at the "Downtown" area...

April 2nd 2010 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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"Split/Second is like Burnout, except the world around you is the thing that gets smashed into bits." - Joystiq's E3 preview I had the fortune of spending about an hour with Black Rock's upcoming, destruction-laden Split/Second, and, like Xav before me, I had a total blast (sorry about the pun, fo...

March 5th 2010 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Black Rock's stuntastic, straight out the plastic (NSFW) ATV racer Pure has vaulted onto the Games on Demand service. The price of admission into Pure's amusement park of big ramps and bigger air will set you back $19.99. Not sure if that's worth it. Check out the demo through Xbox Live. And, now...

February 23rd 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with VG247, Black Rock studio head Tony Beckwith confirmed that Split/Second isn't the only title the company is currently developing. "We're a two-product studio," Beckwith explained -- but when pressed to identify Black Rock's other game, he only responded by saying it's "no...

January 7th 2010 at 6:40pm 0 Comments

Split/Second now has a much narrower release window, having been winnowed from a vague '2010' to a much more manageable 'May 2010,' according to CVG (and confirmed by Joystiq with Disney Interactive). For those who haven't been keeping up with it, Split/Second is a racing game that lets players us...

December 18th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Split/Second isn't like most racing games -- this much you already know. Like most racers, it has the super-fast cars, tight turns and limited slip differentials, but you can't take down whole buildings mid-race in most games in the genre. In fact, you can't blow up huge boats, either. Basically, i...

November 5th 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments