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DiRT Showdown

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  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been missing the game Race Driver GRID for quite a while. A year ago or so, Codemasters took down their servers for the game. What I really liked about the game was the demolition derby aspect. It was good fun smashing up someone's car on the other side of the globe. I've been a bit let down since Codemasters hasn't said anything about GRID 2. Anyways, to my delight I see that they are releasing a game called DiRT Showdown in May and it features.. lots of demo derby! Yay!

    Ok, blah blah blah, here's a link: http://www.codemasters.com/uk/dirtshowdown/360/

    and a video:

     
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    hrm, ill get it if it costs less than $30. they could just add demo derby onto dirt3 as a DLC or something.
     
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    What about Flatout?
     
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    Ohhh I can just sense the angry angry people joining, cursing and swearing for wrecking them and wrecking their fragile egos.
    So they don't play until some special site releases a special background app :shadedshu

    Have to like the flames coming out of the exhausts

    With the whinging about Gymkhana by the straight rally drivers, I doubt this will be added as a DLC although I wouldn't mind in the slightest.

    But I bet there will be DLC cars for this game to make more $.
     
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    I also liked the derby races in Grid (only thing i liked of that game), but i don't like what i have seen so far of Dirt 3. I think Flatout is better and cheaper.
     
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    another chapter that moves away from the real Rally ...
     
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    This game has nothing to do with Rally. It's more of a fun multiplayer game. If you want Rally in a Codemasters game, try the other DiRT games. It's too soon for DiRT 4. Kind of would of made more sense if they called this game something else.. But DiRT is a recognizable franchise.
     
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    Notice, CM dropped mentioning Colin McRae from DiRT 3 in the intro.
    Reason would most likely be due to Gymkahana.

    I never understood how strongly people opposed Gymkhana.
    But I did notice in CM forums, even the super fast drivers complaining about having to drop the difficulty down for it.

    Maybe Demo Derby would have been a better choice.
     
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    Just might have to get me a wheel and playseat to rock this and GT5 on ma pOs3! Never got much into driving game's on PC due to not having a wheel but the more game's i could use it on the more easily justified it is to purchase....

    Demo derby is sick!
     

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    I can not see this game being the same price as DiRT 3 as it will be more limited.
    But unfortunately I think I will still buy it.
     
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    What makes you think Codies won't shut down the servers for this as soon as DiRT4/GRID2 is out, erocker?
    ^This
    Fix'd.
    It's a fun game, the problem with Ultimate Carnage is that they removed LAN games. Sucks for me, but if you can live with it...
     
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    Because they didn't with GRID?

    People and their drama here.. sheesh! :shadedshu

    I much prefer Codemasters racing games to whoever made Flatout. Can't stand Flatout, the controls, handling, etc. stinks.
     
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    I find the flat out too arcade for my liking.

    But it's above Test Drive II Unlimited.
    Physics are like a hover craft.
     
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    Ok, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to start anything with that. No drama intended. But the game's online status was almost 3 years. Could have been more, imo, since it still doesn't have a sequel.
    And I respectfully disagree of your opinion regarding Flatout. I like both at an equal level, in each game style. I think Flatout is a very enjoyable game (BGM could be better) in which car handling isn't too hard, but it's not too arcade-ish either. So let's see what Showdown brings to the genre shall we? :)
     
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    GRID/DiRT gameplay/handling/graphics etc. with expanded demo derby. It's what I've wanted, I'm sold. :)
     
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    Wonder if there will be a TPU group when this comes out.
    Would be fun as there wouldn't be too many people getting all serious with their emotions when they get wrecked.

    Something I didn't like about GRiD Demo Derby when playing against random people, then they try to kick you, then disappear, then comeback with this mega fast invincible tank of a car and say jajajajaja when they wreck you.
     
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    Lol, South Americans. The Brazilians and Argentinians were brutal! :laugh: Me and a group from TPU used to play demo derby against this group of Australians almost nightly. It was probably some of the best online gaming I've ever played.
     
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    I think I do recall the times you have set up meetings....I think they were about 8am over here.
    Unfortunately I can't game while I'm at work even if it is dead quiet.
     
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    Couldn't we use the existing one for DiRT3? This will be a DLC, I think.
     
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    I did hear of a TPU DiRT 3 group but I have not joined it.
    I have raced eRocker in GRiD once which was a hoot.
    Seeing his BMW slide sideways into a pile of tires.

    In such events as demo derby I'd rather be wrecking and be wrecked by people I can guarantee won't get butt hurt then hurl some abuse at me, Alt-F4 then comeback with a tank car which has the speed of a trailblazer car.
     
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    This is exactly how I play. Playseat and G25 plus I also have TrackIR.

    This one so far isn't really grabbing me. While I liked the Demo Derby stuff in GRiD and even do a "Bangers" series over at SimJunkies in rFactor this just looks a little over the top and cheesy.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the Gymkhana in DiRT 3 either. I did really enjoy the Trailblazer tho. I am waiting to see what other modes they have in the works for Showdown. Who knows it may end up bundled with GFX cards(How I got 2 out of the 3 DiRT's so far)
     
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    i am anticipating this game but not ready to pay that price even with the 10% off.
     
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    im with the guy who said it should have been dlc for dirt3 or a standalone/addin for 3 as its not different enough from 3 and adds a few minor elements and clearly a couple of small ish new locals , in general codemasters should consider makeing a more modular racing enging ,like the 007 racing brand where a strong and refined engine is updated with frequent new content:) and im more a rally nut but i too got down with grids destruction derby as i hate ramming when racing but their ,its what ya do ,amazeing fun hope this isnt too dear, sort it codies we like raceing but sort your sales model out mofo's:D:banghead:
     
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    steam needs to throw together a 4 pack on this game and im in!
     
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