Posts Tagged ‘Dirt Showdown’

Take It For A Spin Out: Dirt Showdown Demo

By Adam Smith on May 3rd, 2012.

Slammed Cleft Auto

It seems that there’s something messy underfoot every step I take at the moment. The latest in a long line of trailers for car smashing lark Dirt Showdown was firmly on my ‘to be ignored’ list, seeing as there have been approximately six trailers released every day since the game was announced, but less filth-ridden nodes of the Hivemind pointed out that this was a demo trailer and as such comes with a demo. And it’s a demo with a race and an online demolition derby event, and none of that gymkhana nonsense, which is surely the vehicular equivalent of synchronised swimming or something equally toxic to my good spirits. I’ve put my mettle to the pedal. Thoughts below.

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A Partridge In A Derby: Dirt Showdown

By Adam Smith on April 30th, 2012.

Let’s get the preliminaries out of the way. There’s another video of Dirt Showdown doing the rounds, this one avoiding the collisions and boosting that have been the highlights of previous trailers, and instead seeming to show a mating ritual between automobiles. Perhaps some form of dance. I don’t know, but it’s not as much fun as the actual grinding of metal on metal, the eruption of oil and petrol, the concertina crunch of repeated impact. You can see the coquettish conveyances below and you can also bear witness to only the second time I’ve been amused by an achievement.

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Diiiirrrrttt ShooooowdOOOOOOwwwnnnnnnnnn!

By Jim Rossignol on April 11th, 2012.

Extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeme!
The Dirt 3 reboot that is Showdown actually looks like a torrent of fun. The latest trailer, which shows nothing more than the “boost” function operating in the various scenarios, neatly demos the game’s focus on rough-and-tumble full-contact racing, where the collisions between vehicles are just as significant as the neat racing line. I suppose it’s easy to mock Codemasters’ “extreme sports” hyperbole, but I’ve nevertheless enjoyed the Dirt games enormously, and they get the sort of toyish, consequence-free possibilities of these sorts of cars just right. Looking forward to this one, too.

The game is out in May.
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Wrecking Ball: DIRT Showdown Shows Off

By Jim Rossignol on March 14th, 2012.


The DIRT Showdown team have released some more bombastic footage of their glitzy off-road racing spin-off from the DIRT series. Showdown’s latest peek shows “Massive Damage Gameplay”, which, as you might imagine, shows off the destruction model. The explain: “DiRT Showdown’s Knock Out mode is revealed, featuring drivers using their cars as weapons to force opponents off a raised platform in a chaotic battle for domination. Eliminated vehicles can re-enter the fray by racing up ramps and jumping back onto the platform, where points are earned for knock-outs, hits and owning the ring alone.” It’s pretty, and silly, and pretty silly. The game is out in May.
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Rally Around For Some Dirt: Showdown Videos

By Craig Pearson on February 7th, 2012.

The Ghostmobile has fallen on hard times. I’ve deleted the official spelling of Codemasters’ Dirt” three times now. Every time I attempt to write big d small i big r big t my keyboard starts to glow red, smoke comes out of it and I hear a thousand voices screaming. That’s what I get for using Vigo the Carpathian’s old mechanical keyboard. But he calmed down when he saw the smashing cars of this raw footage from Codie’s arcade spin-off of their rally series. His giggle was almost infectious.
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Magic: DiRT Showdown’s Nevada 8 Ball

By Jim Rossignol on January 27th, 2012.

Cars like to chase a ball.
May will see the highly-evolved dust-and-mud particles of a new Dirt game being thrown up onto our screens. This one is called Showdown, and is as glitzy and noisy as any off-road racing game could possibly have any right to be. As we mentioned previously Showdown is more of a spin off from the main series than a genuine sequel, and will be less focused on the traditional racing and more on destruction and the alarming things that happen with cars crash into each other, or static objects. So that should be entertaining. The trailer below shows something called Nevada 8 Ball, which seems to involve large American cars coming to a sticky end.
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Mud, Sweat And Gears: Dirt Showdown

By Adam Smith on December 13th, 2011.

I wanted to make a reference to Dustforce and it ended up here

Dirt! I’ve always thought it was an odd name for a series of racing games no matter how you choose to muck up its capital letter placement, although I quite like the idea of a snooker game called Chalk. Here is the newly announced Dirt Showdown, a spin-off from the main series that has more of the destruction and less of the speedy driving. It’s the kind of game that the press release informs me will be ‘uncaged’ in May 2012 rather than just released. That should tell you something about how off the hook Showdown is going to be. Cars spin around for your pleasure in the trailer below and I’ve also included some easily digestible details.

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