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DiRT 3

1 year ago

Dirt 4 first footage – the arcade/sim sweet spot returns?

I've usually had a lot of time for Codies' racing games, despite only being a car person to the extent that I can replace the fuse for the cigarette lighter if push comes to shove. They tend to comfortably straddle the line between the cheerful anti-physics of arcade driving games and the stony-faced realism of the sim crowd, which is the sweet spot where I…

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2 years ago

Dirt 4 rolling out trucks, buggies, and procedural tracks

Codemasters today announced Dirt 4 [official site], a new entry in their racing series coming this June. Dirt 4 will have rally cars racing across track and field, same as ever, while also bringing back vehicles missing from the series for years: buggies and trucks. The option for procedurally-generated tracks is an interesting addition too. 2015's Dirt Rally was good stuff -- "It's like slamming…

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Parpy Birthday! Dirt 3 Free In Humble Store Sale

''''''''Wheely'''''''' great horseless carriage 'em up Dirt 3 is free for the next day-and-a-bit on the Humble Store as part of the virtuashop's third birthday celebrations. A great many games are on sale too, as they always are somewhere these days. As the saying goes, "It's always a sale somewhere. And it's probably 5 o'clock there too, dear god please." But if Humble are giving…

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4 years ago

Squeaky Clean: Dirt 3 Rinses GFWL Out, Gives Free DLC

Codemasters have taken Dirt 3 [official site] to the valet service, clearing out almost four years of crisp packets, newspapers, melted ice lolly goop, dried mud, travel sweet tins, and Games for Windows - Live guff. In what turned out not be a hilarious April Fool's prank, yesterday they released a version of their racing game with GFWL cut out and Steamworks boshed in. Folks…

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5 years ago

Rallying Cry: Codies Going Back to McRae Roots?

UPDATE: Oh dear, turns out to be some mobile thing. BETRAYAL. The DIRT and GRID games have all been jolly good, accessible fun, but I know a certain contingent of Metal Box Moving At High Speed fans have long rued Codemasters' retreat from traditional rally games - specifically the once-ubiquitous Colin McRae Rally series. Looks as though mud'n'hatchback fans might be due to have all…

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