Nobody likes a cynic, especially at this time, the wrong end of the festive period. We want to believe in a little bit of magic, and this video from the ‘Japan Institute of Science and Technology’ showing off a real life version of Wipeout’s floating track races seemed to offer just that. Sadly, we must be realistic and point out that the video is a naughty fib.
Let’s look at the evidence – Firstly the way the gas moves at 0.45. Looks like CG to us.
Then there’s the whole Wipeout involvement. The video comes at an implausibly convenient time considering Wipeout 2048′s imminent release on PS Vita, and come to think of it why would such an esteemed academic body as the Japan Insititute of Science and Technology bother to include a Wipeout logo on their track?
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