Posts Tagged ‘grid’

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 the cut, and will never forget them. Somehow, though, we’ve managed to agree on this shortlist. So, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we’ll be doing our Best 2008 Ever thingy, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it’s long-form natters about our fave games. Exciting!

Let’s get on with it, then. Whatever could be beneath that festive snowfall? For the first game of Christmas, my true blog gave to me…

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Codemasters On Steam’s Starting GRID

Pretty, eh? Yeah, but cars are easy

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 – Europe treated with respect by games publisher shocker.

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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 the PC too, you heartless bastards.
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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 not just because they played a nice, swelling QOTSA riff throughout.