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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Speed Weekend, Expansion: Speed Pack

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265w ago - Evolution Studios Game Director Jed Ashforth has announced the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Expansion: Speed Pack as part of Speed Weekend.

To quote: While MotorStorm: Pacific Rift's online fun is still the number one all-consuming passion for many of our players, we recognize that plenty of you out there have been waiting for a whole new Single Player festival to get your teeth into.

We set the Agenda last year with our popular Revenge Weekend and Devils Weekend expansions for MotorStorm: Monument Valley, and now we're continuing that tradition with our new Speed Weekend festival that features as part of our new Expansion: Speed pack!

Make no mistake, this mode is HUGE... it's packed with unlocks, rewards and trophies, and has been designed to keep challenging you for as long as you want it to. How? Buckle up and I'll divulge some (but certainly not all) of its secrets!

We were very pleased that the speed race events in Pacific Rift were so fantastically popular - they provided a great change of focus and pace from the Eliminator and Race events, and had the scope for repeated play, and for beating your own best score.

While we'll be the first to admit the formula wasn't yet perfected, we all felt we had taken the first steps here towards something...
 

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Speed and Adrenaline Expansions

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267w ago - Evolution Studios Game Director Jed Ashforth has shared a video today via PlayStation Blog on MotorStorm: Pacific Rift's Speed and Adrenaline Expansions.

To quote: As you're probably already aware, we've got 2 massive new packs lining up on the start grid, in the shape of 'Expansion: Speed' and 'Expansion: Adrenaline'.

For most players, the biggest news with these packs is all those new tracks, of course! New tracks for the game is always on every player's wishlist in the number one spot, and our track designers have been working non-stop since the completion of Pacific Rift last year on a whole clutch of fantastic new tracks.

MotorStorm has always been critically lauded for its great track designs, and these new ones have all been designed by the same team who crafted Pacific Rift's 16 original tracks, so they have a top-tier pedigree!





In each of the new expansions there are 3 brand new tracks, playable in all online modes, and offline in Time Attack, Free Play, and Split Screen. Let's take in the holiday brochure descriptions of the new locations, pack by pack.

First off, the Expansion: Speed tracks;

Quicksands - The sea breeze in your racing leathers, the sand in your face,...
 

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 Update: Speed and Adrenaline Rush

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269w ago - Today Game Director Jed Ashforth of Evolution Studios has announced news of a third MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 Update, namely Speed and Adrenaline Rush.

To quote: As 'Stormers' worldwide continue to collect their FREE Signature Liveries every week, all eyes are turning towards the coast of the setting sun to see what's in store next. We're well aware of what you've all been wishing for - Tracks, Modes, fresh Rides and a few surprises on the side. All wishes, we're very happy to report, that we're about to make come true.

If you're one of the fortunate 40,000 attending [Register or Login to view links] at the LA Convention Center on June 2-4, and you're a MotorStorm fan, then you'll be able to count yourself amongst the first in the world to witness our 2 new major downloadable content packs, 'Expansion: SPEED' and 'Expansion: ADRENALINE'. Rammed bumper-to-bumper with new content, you're going to need to set aside some serious time to investigate them both fully.

Expansion: SPEED will be the first off the start line, and screams into view fully tanked up with MotorStorm goodness; 3 brand new tracks (Quicksands, Engorged and Dark Fire Swamp), 3 brand new track variants, 4 sweet new vehicles (sporting 3 paint jobs each) and a whole brand new 48-event...
 

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 Game Update and Free DLC

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271w ago - Today SCEA Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced a MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 game update and free DLC!

To quote: Starting this Thursday, May 14th, we'll be sending a downloadable vehicle livery pack your way every week for the next eight weeks exclusively via PlayStation Store.

Each pack features new paint jobs for three vehicles, and the full set will give MotorStorm: Pacific Rift players a cutting-edge new look for every single vehicle class in the game: Mudpluggers, Quad Bikes, Monster Trucks, Rally Cars and more. Each new livery has been designed by one of Evolution's top studio artists and the result is a collection of some of the craziest and out-there vehicle sprays ever seen in a racing game!





And to top it off, all these liveries are FREE!

Additionally, Game Update #2 was just released, and provides a number of useful fixes and updates for MotorStorm Pacific Rift. These include:

• Sugar Rush short-cut removed - The short-cut to the left of the "keep right" arrows going into the sugar field was not intentionally included and has been removed
• Sugar Rush respawn point fixed - Crashing at a certain point on the track no longer respawns the vehicle in a generous position...
 

Sony Announces a MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Photo Competition

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279w ago - Today Public Relations Manager Alex Armour announced news of a MotorStorm: Pacific Rift 'Looking Good!' Photo Competition as follows:

With the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift version 1.01 game update, we launched a new and improved Photo Mode to enable you to take even more stunning pictures of your brutal off-road experiences.

Now, in an exclusive competition on [Register or Login to view links], we want to give you the chance to show off your best snaps in superb style.

We want your best shots using the improved photo mode that capture the brutal thrills of race action and the savage beauty of the island. The more action packed the shot the better.

The 20 best pictures will each be considered for inclusion in one of our future updates as a loading screen image (with your PSN Online ID signed on it as the credited creator), and the photographer will also win a MotorStorm t-shirt!

Imagine how sweet it would be to start up a race, with your friends sitting around on the sofa, and seeing your photo displayed (with your name on it) on the loading screen before the race!

To make your mark in your favorite game and to take your place in MotorStorm history, either post up to three of your best pictures into the competition thread on...
 
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