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Video: PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap: Free Update Arrives Tomorrow

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207w ago - Q-Games Ltd President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert has announced today that the PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap free update arrives tomorrow on PlayStation Network.

To quote: Yes, finally PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap is coming to PSN and we've had a lot of fun fiddling with the original Racers to bring it up to date with the other titles in the PixelJunk series.

Instead of going back and just adding trophies we decided to go through and give it a difficulty overhaul – making the game far easier than it used to be (we used to make these games pretty tough back in the day eh).

It is still a pleasant challenge of course but not the insurmountable cliff face it used to be.

Let me be the first to say this, but PixelJunk Racers is *not* a racing game - it is more like a PixelJunk reaction-based party game based loosely on slot-car racing.





There are all kinds of different rules to play with, for example in one rule all you do is hold the trigger down to "puff up" your car, release the trigger and your car flies along the track like a balloon, the goal is to get as far as you can without hitting anything.

We support up to 7 controllers and it makes for a superb game to play with friends around....
 

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap Hits PSP via PSN This Spring and More!

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227w ago - Q-Games Ltd President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert has unveiled today news that PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap is coming to PSP via PSN this Spring and PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is heading to UMD.

To quote: I'm here to make it official and let everyone know that we will be releasing PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap on the PlayStation Network this Spring.

So, to recap for those who haven't seen the various blogged reports on it, PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap is a bit of a fan service really - we went back to the original Racers and added Trophies, but we didn't want to just stop there (just adding the bare minimum isn't really what we do).

So we added a whole new feature - ghost attack. What this does is record how you played whenever you register a new score on the high score tables, so anyone else in the world (including your friends of course) can play against you, trying to best your score.

On top of that we made the single-player tournament a little easier to complete, so you can open up the ghost attack and various party modes even more quickly (and of course gain those Trophies more easily too!).

Just to go on the record - this game *isn't* really a racing game. It's as much a racing game as, say, Rally-X was back in the day, really.
 

PixelJunk Racers Review for PS3

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356w ago - PixelJunk Racers is a neat little game that takes the basic concepts of slot car racing and applies them to a multitude of minigame-like events that you can play alone or against friends. There are a good number of different events, though the addition of a few more tracks and online multiplayer would have made it a much longer-lasting collection.

The controls in Racers are simple. You can use either the D pad or the analog stick to change lanes, and the L2 or R2 triggers can be used to control how fast you're moving. You don't have direct steering control, and so you can swap between lanes only one at a time. This control scheme is applied across 10 different tracks and 32 different game types, which gives you a lot of different potential combinations. But that doesn't prevent the game's solo tournament mode, which gradually unlocks tracks and game types as you play, from feeling monotonous for sticking to the same handful of tracks early on.

Some events are basic races to the finish line. Others include stuff like "the munchies," which is accompanied by this helpful life lesson: "Eat cars to stay alive for as long as possible!" Still others have you blowing up your car like a balloon to charge it with forward movement; dodging cars until you pass enough to turn into a fireball, at which point you have...
 

PixelJunk Racers Speeds to PSN Thursday

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359w ago - The PlayStation Network looks to feature a double-dose of original downloadable titles this week, as IGN reports PixelJunk Racers will join the previously announced High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition in the PlayStation Store this Thursday, September 13.

No price point has been set for the Q Games-developed overhead racer, which features 10 distinct race tracks, 16 event types, and offline multiplayer support for up to seven simultaneous drivers. We recently spent some time with the first entry in the planned PixelJunk franchise -- drive your eyes over to our hands-on impressions for more on this lane-shifting downloadable speedster.
 
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