Hello! Welcome to the new Awesome Friday Games Podcast!
This is a new weekly dive into a new game and a classic title from the archives, and pairs beautifully with our movie podcast like Laphroaig and parmesan. As someone who has very little time to play anything these days, I’m always interested in what catches my attention, so I’m looking forward to sharing that with you.
The first WipEout was solely responsible for elevating Sony’s first PlayStation from potentially being just another kiddy toy to a genuinely cool piece of kit. The pulsing soundtrack and revolutionary 3D courses marked the start of many lifelong gaming obsessions, curves and accelerator twitches quickly etching into happy minds.
If any of this is giving you an excited glow, then Dominic Szablewski is your new best friend. Diving into the source files (which he’s documented [here](http://phoboslab.org/log/2015/04/reverse-engineering-wipeout-psx)), he’s put each of the original’s tracks into a format that allows you to experience them in your browser. To sweeten the deal, you can even view the ships and logos designed by The Designers Republic, *and* play the soundtrack underneath.
This might actually qualify as The Best Thing Ever. Relive those glory days [here](http://phoboslab.org/wipeout/).
With the imminent release of the PlayStation 4 fast approaching and the focus of gamers shifting to the oncoming battle with the Xbox One, Sony has taken the opportunity to remind us of how we all fell in love in the first place.
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