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Iceberg releases Gas Guzzlers Extreme on Steam

Posted: 09.10.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Iceberg Interactive has announced that Gas Guzzlers Extreme is now available on Steam. The car combat game features over 350 miles of road across 40 tracks as well as eight combat arenas and realistic car physics.

Need For Speed: Rivals' Redview County "well over 100 miles" of open road

Posted: 08.10.2013 by Technet2k

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Developer Ghost has revealed that Redview County in Need For Speed: Rivals is 16X16 km with "well over 100 miles" of open road to tear along with "speeds over 200mph". It's larger than Most Wanted.

There'll also be "different shortcuts not shown on the map" to discover, which has become a staple of the series. New cars are unlocked through completing Speedlist or Assignments.

Latest Need for Speed: Rivals trailer highlights "progression & pursuit tech"

Posted: 04.10.2013 by Technet2k

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Progression! We all crave it - and when there's gear to unlock it's all the sweeter. Especially sweeter when that gear goes into super-fast cars, maybe with flashing lights, in Need for Speed: Rivals.

Progression and Pursuit Tech upgrades are the highlight of this latest gameplay trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals. It's back to good ole racers and cops in a never ending feud.

Demo now available for Urban Trial Freestyle on Steam

Posted: 01.10.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Tate Multimedia has announced that the PC port of the PlayStation Network motorcycle racer Urban Trial Freestyle is now has a demo on Steam.

Stainless now offer Carmageddon 'and all DLC' to backers after "some disquiet"

Posted: 27.09.2013 by Technet2k

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Following the announcement that Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be coming to Steam Early Access in Q1 2014, developer Stainless also revealed that backers would receive only the standard game.

This meant all future DLC would have to be purchased, and that didn't sit well with backers who ultimately gave Stainless the opportunity to make Reincarnation.

Joe Danger / Joe Danger 2 bundle hitting retail for PC

Posted: 26.09.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Publisher Base Games has announced that the PC versions of Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie, developed by Hello Games, will be released in retail as a bundle this coming October 2013.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation on Steam Early Access in early 2014

Posted: 26.09.2013 by Technet2k

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Stainless Games' Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be enraging politicians and producing page one outrage in early 2014 as it arrives on Steam Early Access. Cars, levels and game modes unspecified.

Updates will then continue to pour into the Early Access build in the following months, with backers who pledged $15 or more getting the standard edition of Reincarnation free.

Codemasters "knit everything much more tightly together" with F1 2013 weather

Posted: 24.09.2013 by Technet2k

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A storm's brewing - or is it? It could be. Codemasters have announced they're revising the weather system in F1 2013 with 'scenarios' that are randomly picked and are much longer at 4 hours.

This improves on the localised weather that had it raining on certain sections of track. Codemasters use "historical data" for weather on tracks based on the seasons.

Ubisoft sees The Crew "as an RPG," with players investing "time and money" in cars

Posted: 23.09.2013 by Technet2k

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Creative director Julian Gerighty feels his team's racer The Crew is actually "an RPG," and he credits the connection players can form with their cars as they sink "time and money" unlocking their potential.

The extensive customisation options they have in The Crew is a prime example of its RPG qualities, argues Gerighty. He draws on his personal love of his 'not great' car. "It was my space."

Criterion Games staff reduced to 16 members

Posted: 14.09.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Burnout series developer Criterion Games, which developed last year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted, has been reduced to 16 staff, according to a tweet from creative director Alex Ward.

Real World Racing now available for purchase

Posted: 13.09.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Italian indie developer Playstos Entertainment has announced that Real World Racing, their top-down racing game featuring real-life race tracks is now available for purchase from the official site and major digital distributors.

Ridge Racer Driftopia now on Steam Early Access

Posted: 11.09.2013 by Technet2k

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Free-to-play drift-athon Ridge Racer Driftopia is now available for PC racers to get their PC mitts on via PC's Steam Early Access. PC! It was announced back in April with a full release expected late in 2013.

Currently there's no multiplayer support, however its online stores are open for your business to drift in, with 10 tracks and 20 automobiles available for purchase. It was in Closed Beta last month.

Demolition Derby DLC available for free for PC, 360 - PS3 next week

Posted: 04.09.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Codemasters has released some free GRID 2 downloadable content which includes a Demolition Derby mode. The DLC is now available on PC and Xbox 360, and will be released next week for PlayStation 3.

FlatOut's Bugbear crowdsourcing 'Next Car Game', "limited time" low pledges

Posted: 03.09.2013 by Technet2k

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Bugbear Entertainment is launching their own crowd funding campaign for something they call 'Next Car Game', with the beginning Weekend Smasher tier at $25 for the racer, which is due in early spring.

They would use Kickstarter but Finnish law frowns on "raising money for commercial purposes" and so they launched their own pre-order page. They implore fans not to hold out.

Ghost: Need for Speed 'lost credibility' bouncing between Black Box and Criterion

Posted: 30.08.2013 by Technet2k

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Swedish developer Ghost Games now 'owns' the Need for Speed franchise as they take over from Criterion Games, creator of the latest instalment Most Wanted. It "cannot go from black to white" anymore.

Black Box and Criterion had their own styles for Need for Speed, and that caused the veteran racer franchise to 'lose credibility'. Now fans will "know what to expect".

GamesCom 2013: Walkthrough trailer for Ubisoft's racer The Crew

Posted: 21.08.2013 by Technet2k

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Creative director Julian Gerighty for Ubisoft's The Crew narrates this walkthrough trailer for the open world racer which spans all of the United States, from urban sprawls to barren desert highways.

Various missions are showcased in this latest video, which can be undertaken solo or with a 'crew' of other players. There's also a limited edition 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 version teased.

Codemasters reveal full Classic Edition for F1 2013

Posted: 16.08.2013 by Technet2k

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The previously announced 80s and 90s car and track content for F1 2013's Classic Edition has now been fully listed by Codemasters. 1980s Cars & Drivers and two tracks are offered to normal F1 2013 copies.

The 1990s Content is entirely exclusive to the Classic Edition, as is the Classic Tracks Pack adding Imola and Estoril. F1 2013 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 October 4th in the UK.

Ghost Games detail Need for Speed: Rivals car customisation

Posted: 15.08.2013 by Technet2k

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Sure you can deafen bystanders with your muscle car's exhaust, but what about inducing some high octane blinding? Developer Ghost Games explains how racers can customise their cars-wot-go-fast.

The new 'Personalisation' feature in Rivals let gamers apply an array of colours, patterns and decals to help stand out from among the speed ticketed crowd. The studio blog us some examples.

Gas Guzzlers Extreme announced by Iceberg

Posted: 13.08.2013 by JonahFalcon

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The followup to the car combat game Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage has been announced by Iceberg Interactive, Gas Guzzlers Extreme.

Ubisoft: Players in The Crew "never constrained" to co-op, "extremely adaptable"

Posted: 07.08.2013 by Technet2k

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The immense 5000 km-squared world of Ubisoft's The Crew is friendly to those who prefer a more solitary race about town. The game's campaign is entirely soloable, but co-op is available "on-the-go" anytime.

The team took a "very modern approach" to have multiplayer "extremely adaptable," so players can drop in and out of online play when it suits them. You can "always blacklist someone" from traffic.
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