Posts Tagged ‘SCS Software’

Meep Meep: American Truck Simulator Teases Arizona

American Truck Simulator [official site] is a lot better with geology than greenery, I was disappointed to discover. I’d hoped to follow trucking routes through redwood forests and other lush pockets of Northern California but no, it’s all a bit grim and disappointing. ATS doesn’t remotely capture what I remember from a road trip through there. However, its scrubby, desert-y lands are far nicer, which bodes well for the upcoming free Arizona add-on. Developers SCS Software today shared a few screenshots from it and ooh yeah, I can just imagine running Wile E. Coyote into those rocky stacks, watching the top roll off and crush him.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 Ira En France Avec DLC Nouveau

SCS Software sont… oh bugger it, I’ll spare you my broken French. Let’s start over.

SCS Software are busy trucking around America now, but they still have a folks who stayed home to keep an eye on Europe. The Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] team have announced they’re revamping and expanding France in a “major DLC expansion”, which sounds lovely. America’s wide skies may be a place of dreams for me, but I wouldn’t say no to pootling around Normandy either.

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American Truck Simulator Reduces Fines, Adds Truck

Today I spent 17 minutes watching a trucker give a tour of her truck’s cabin, thanks to Adam. It’s fair to say American Truck Simulator [official site] has filled us dreams of big skies and open roads, and I’m sure he wasn’t at all saying “I wish I could be in this truck rather than here with YOU, ALICE. YOU.”

For folks who also dream of a life on the road, developers SCS Software have added another place to call home. The promised Kenworth W900 is here as free DLC, a real beauty. An update making fines less punishing for new truckers is out too.

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Honnnnnk! American Truck Simulator Demo Rolls Out

I do like Alec’s Wot I Think of American Truck Simulator [official site], capturing the calm and gentle nature of hauling goods across the western US. It’s a mundane and repetitive game, sure, and pleasant because of that. You can now have a snifter yourself, as developers SCS Software have released a demo.

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American Truck Simulator Rolling Out Today, Early

Get a flask of coffee brewing, brush up on your CB slang, find an empty plastic bottle, and stop listening to me spouting rubbish. Here, you might instead enjoy these photos from inside truckers’ cabins. Or you can go on your own trucking adventure sooner than expected. American Truck Simulator [official site] was due to launch tomorrow, but developers SCS Software have decided they’ll launch it later today instead. It’ll save them from staying up super-late, see, and American Truck Simulator does teach it’s important to stay well-rested.

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Nine Observations About American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator [official site] has quietly been one of RPS’ most-anticipated games of 2016. Its predecessor, Euro Truck Simulator 2, has been an office favourite for a while – what, at a passing glance, might seem to be incomprehensible HGV nerdery is instead a therapeutic indulgence. The open road. The refreshing lack of urgency. The sky. Choosing only the jobs that take you where you wanna go. The tranquil click-click-click of the indicators. Freedom.

Transpose that to California and Nevada – small towns, big cities, bigger deserts and even bigger skies – and the promise is irresistible. The quintessential truck driver fantasy. Can it be true? I spent a few hours on the freeway to find out.
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American Truck Simulator’s Free Nevada & Arizona DLC

How handy it is to have an American on call! I’ve been phoning Hayden up in the morning (or the middle of his night, whatever), with queries like “What the hell is ‘cilantro’?” and “I’m sorry, but: a FANNY PACK?” It’s also handy to have one write about American Truck Simulator [official site] and spot basical geographical facts like: Las Vegas is definitely not in California.

Developers SCS Software had said that the initial release would only bring Cali, but they’ve now announced that Nevada (home of Las Vegas, don’t you know!) will be available at launch as free DLC, and Arizona will follow free tree.

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American Truck Simulator Gets A New Tractor-Trailer

There I was, sitting on a beach sipping a strawberry daiquiri, slowly turning my blindingly pale body to a shade befitting a sun god, when I got the call. It was Graham. “Hayden, please: We need you to come out of retirement,” he said. “There’s a new-ish trailer for American Truck Simulator [official site] but none of us have known how to write it up.”

“Say no more,” I replied.

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American Truck Simulator Starts Hauling In February

It’s almost here, the day the games press have dreamed of for years: the release of American Truck Simulator [official site]. I try to steer clear of press events and the games press in general but, every time I encounter those ruffians, I notice they’re even cosplaying the drive ’em up in their everyday lives. Blue jeans, t-shirt, a checked shirt over the top, ratty sneakers… they’ve been dreaming of trucking up and down California for years. Be cool, games press. Stay calm. Don’t get over-excited and hurt yourself. Just… reach into your drawer, slowly withdraw a pen, and draw a checked circle around February 3rd, 2016.

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California Dreaming: American Truck Simulator

Christmas is, of course, the time when Santa Claus comes to visit every lucky boy and girl. He does that in the form of a rosy-cheeked image, plastered across the side of a Coca Cola truck. Nothing says “goodwill to all” quite like an appropriated corporate mascot slapped on the flank of a vehicle delivering syrupy slugs of overpriced brown fizz to the masses.

There’s one truck that almost certainly won’t be driving home for Christmas though. American Truck Simulator [official site]. And that makes this the worst festive season since the time a ghost told me that nobody liked me and that an undertaker would steal the pants from my corpse.

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Pimp My Ride: Euro Truck Simulator’s Cabin Accessories

I’m always fascinated how people customise things, from pencil cases to player characters – and trucks, of course. Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] lets folks fancy up their rigs with fancy paint jobs, but now with new DLC opens a wonderful new space to blow cash on trinkets to make you happy, adding cabin accessories.

Nodding dogs, pennants, hula dancers, laptops, handbags, ice boxes, and fluffy dice are among the treasures truckers can now fill their cabins with, and yeah, I am keen to see the scenes people create. Have a look at all this junk:

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American Truck Simulator Trailer Hits Route 101

I hopped off the truck at L.A.X. with a dream and my cardigan.

I admire Euro Truck Simulator but, well, Europe’s a bit mundane. Give me endless skies, wild lands, Places From The Movies, big trees. Give me American Truck Simulator [official site]. SCS’s next trucking sim takes a whistlestop tour of the USA in a new trailer, and I dig it. Chills ran down my spine seeing a truck cross the Golden Gate Bridge out of that dreadful city and towards the trees, those beautiful trees I do so miss! It’s the landscape I most want to truck around.

Well, until SCS get the license for Mega-City One Truck Simulator.

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Megalizards And Mod Manager For Euro Truck Simulator 2

Q: What is green and scaly, weighs 20 tonnes, has a fearsome roar audible a mile away, moves at up to 70km/h, and can haul a load of wood shavings from Felixstowe to Kiel in 14 hours?

A: A truck with a sweet prehistoric paintjob.

A pack of six really very swish dinoskins are now roaring around in Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] as a £1.59 DLC pack, which is both cheaper and more fun than Jurassic World. “NICE” I shouted in the RPS treehouse when I saw them. On top of that, developers SCS recently dropped a respectable update adding a mod manager and more.

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American Truck Sim’s Heavenly Scenes & Hellish Sounds

The worst music. The worst. And yet, at the same time, the Beach Boys-as-muzak soundtrack to this new American Truck Simulator [official site] footage entirely fits the faintly awkward cheesiness of the sterling lorry driver series. I sort of love it.

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Roll Out: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Scandinavia Launch Trailer

We are just one day away from the release of the Scandinavia expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site], and Alec’s review is already in progress. I imagine that even as I’m typing these words he’s navigating fjords, shipping Moomins, solving grim transnational murders, and explaining to onlookers that, though included in this DLC and part of the cultural region, Denmark is not strictly speaking a part of the Scandinavian peninsula.

Me? I’ve got to settle for this all-too exciting launch trailer.

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Keep On: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Scandinavia Due May 7

Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] has long captivated Adam and I with its surprising mixture of relaxing night drives and compulsive business management mechanics, but the area it most needs improvement is in its scenery. I play it in order to slip into a trance of cornering and lane transitions, but I’d be pulled from my roadriding reverie less often if the view beyond my windshield didn’t remain so similar regardless of whether I was in Plymouth or Poland.

SCS Software promise that approaching DLC expansion Scandinavia will satisfy my hunger for greater diversity in my scenery and service stations, stating in a blog post that they’ve thrown more artists at the peninsula than anything they’ve released previously, including ETS2 itself. Check if they’re right with the teaser trailer and screenshots below.

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Spend One Vicarious Hour With American Truck Simulator

Neither rain nor shine nor impending truck...

American Truck Simulator [official site-ish] looks hard. Parallel parking is already the devil, but the idea of slotting ten tons of flammable material into the back of gas station just takes things to extremes. SCS Software recently unleashed an hour’s worth of alpha gameplay footage from the game and it’s precisely what you might have expected: careful turns; meticulous inspections of both wing mirrors; the mandatory leaning-out-of-windows to check for passing school kids.

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Industrial Venice: Euro Truck Simulator 2’s Public Beta Patch

You adjust that seat.

I imagined Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal when I heard Euro Truck Simulator 2 would add Venice in the next patch. Perhaps you’d drop film cannisters off at the Venice Film Festival, or communion wafers at St Mark’s Basilica. ETS 2 and I romanticise different things. Its Venice is a city built around docks and industrial estates. It’s a city for people to work in, not for tourists to visit. Roads, not canals. As someone not into Simulating, I’m charmed by this practical view.

If you’d like to drive past Venetian warehouses and breathe in Venetian fumes, you can have a peek as SCS Software have released an open beta build of patch 1.11.

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Road To Joy: American Truck Simulator Images

you can keep yer GTA V

When Euro Truck Simulator 2 worked its way into my dreams, I hoped that it might be the first in a convoy of vehicular profession simulators. Sadly, OMSI aside, the so-called simulators that I’ve tried since have mostly mirrored John’s experiences with Woodcutter Simulator 2013. I love the idea of performing tasks that don’t involve guns death and destruction while journeying through a recreation of the real world, or something like it. The beauty of Euro Truck Simulator has little to do with the transportation of goods or business management – it’s a game about driving and watching the world go by. That’s why images of follow-up American Truck Simulator are as exciting as any stills I’ve seen this year. They’re below.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer Mod Enters Open Alpha

It's hard to take corners like this.

Adam and I are both avowed truck lovers, but thanks to the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer Mod we can now pull our big rigs into the same roadside service station for a late night liaison. The mod has been in-development since late last year and entered open alpha yesterday.

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