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Race Driver: Grid

5 years ago

Fleet Streets: GRID Autosport

GRID Autosport is Codemasters back to basics attempt to recapture the glory days of multi-disciplinary racing. It will include innovations such as decent handling, a lack of overarching social media narrative and in-car camera views. The latest trailer shows street racing events, with the landmarks of various cities popping on screen as orientation guides. It's attractive and the cars really are going very fast indeed.…

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Interview: Kicking The Tyres Of GRID Autosport

Race Driver GRID still stands as a benchmark for racing games. Way back in 2008 it drove a path between sim and arcade, offering powerful, weighted cars in a structure that was approachable and accessible. GRID 2 skidded off that path. It pushed too far into accessibility and bundled weak handling with a tedious structure. Now GRID Autosport is out at the end of June…

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Tour The Merrier: GRID Autosport

GRID Autosport wants you to know something. It isn't like the other GRID games, with menus more finely engineered than their car handling and plots about automotive megalomaniacs. Autosport has no truck with that sort of thing - in fact, I have the feeling it won't have any trucks at all. There will be a variety of cars though, all with handling 'one or two…

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Back To TOCA: GRID Autosport Announced

I liked GRID 2 quite a lot but I'm some kind of racing simulation heathen who has no qualms incorporating a little bump and grind into the art of the automobile. Codemasters manage to avoid the phrase 'going back to our roots' when describing the newly announced follow-up, GRID Autosport, but a lengthy and informative blogpost suggests that's exactly what they aim to do. On…

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7 years ago

Continental Drift: GRID 2’s European Tracks

I hadn't realised that GRID 2 is a game about global domination disguised as a competitive automobile racing simulation but, following an Americar trailer, there's now a video of European tracks and vehicles narrated by fictional Racing Lord and Man of Business, Patrick Callahan. He is an entrepreneur who dreams of recruiting drivers for a global, multi-discipline Cars Wot Go Fast Championship and he is…

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Gird Your Loins For GRID 2

I haven't played a car game for aaaaages. Much like my real-world driving, I've always been rubbish at them but secretly enjoyed them, and Codemasters' original GRID, with its subtle silliness and invaluable rewind mechanic, very much hit the sweetspot of pandering to incompetence without chucking out all vestiges of believability. I'll probably be driving into walls and accelerating into rather than out of corners…

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8 years ago

Feature: You too can master the car wot goes fast

Off To The Races – Breaking Into Driving Sims, Part 1

Mr Craig Lager of GamingDaily fame takes to the podium to present a two-part guide to getting started in - and ultimately mastering - racing games. You can do it! “You’re not braking to slow down here, you’re braking to put weight at the front of the car so it’s easier to turn in” - my driving instructor shouts to be heard over the Lotus’s…

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11 years ago

The 12 Games Of Christmas: GRID

We're not content with just one high-concept ultromegoXmasfeature this year, oh no. As well as a wry look at the year that was, we've also distilled the many, many games we enjoyed over the course of 2008 into a mere 12. Why? Because 12 is a Christmassy number, dummkopf. It does mean there have been sacrifices. We mourn for the games that did not make…

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Codemasters On Steam’s Starting GRID

Well, that headline just didn't work, did it? Sorry. Nevertheless, news is in: Codemasters' Race Driver GRID is on that there Steam- and this one is available to multiple territories, not just to you ever-priveleged Americans. $40, it is - or $47 in the UK, once VAT is added. Which is about the same as the boxed copy, sadly. To American Steamers, it's $60 -…

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GRID Launch Event: It’s on the PC too, you basts.

Since I'm now in That There London I decided I should grab the opportunity to pop along to one of these PR-events which I hear are corrupting our journalists. I joined a small group of men taking a photo of a small group of men in jump-suits and helmets, buying console versions of Race Driver: GRID and the consoles to go with them. It's on…

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GRID: Some Drifter Coming Through Town

So it turns out that GRID is just another MarioKart clone. Sigh! You can carpool with us any day, Gametrailers. Ho ho, only joking Codies. Drift is to driving games as double-jumping is to platform games: ESSENTIAL. They do seem to be taking it very seriously. I don't even care about driving games, and I find myself increasingly excited about getting to play this. And…

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12 years ago