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4:30 PM on 01.30.2014

Humble Weekly Sale bundles Overlord and DiRT

Codemasters is the latest publisher to participate in a Humble Weekly Sale and it's another one worth recommending if for no other reason than Overlord (and DiRT!). Name your price for the first Overlord and its Raising Hell ...

Jordan Devore


6:00 PM on 11.11.2013

Games for Windows Live is gone from DiRT 3

As we bid farewell to the Games For Windows Live service, like we would an unwelcome and bossy relative that you feel compelled to put up with, Codemasters has taken the step of removing the GFWL client from its racing title ...

Alasdair Duncan



Review: DiRT Showdown photo
Review: DiRT Showdown
by Ian Bonds

The DiRT series is well-known for its Rally-style racing, accurate and realistic physics, and bare-knuckle driving action. Spawned from the Colin McCrae series of Rally games, DiRT took off on next-gen consoles for fans looking for something a little different than the regular slew of gearhead and arcade racing games available on the market.

This is not your father's DiRT game.

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3:00 AM on 04.20.2012

DiRT Showdown arriving on May 29th, have a trailer

It's crazy to think DiRT: Showdown is finally almost here. Wait, didn't DiRT 3 just come out? The "Complete Edition" of it just came out last month as well. Wow, Codemasters are not wasting any time these days. DiRT Showdown...

Brett Zeidler

8:30 AM on 03.15.2012

DiRT Showdown's damage is massive

Oh hey, it's a new trailer for DiRT: Showdown, the next entry to the long running rally series from Codemasters. After DiRT 3 ruffled some feathers with it's diminished focus on pure rally racing, Codemasters decided to...

Liam Fisher

5:00 AM on 02.15.2012

Get your tilt on in Need for Speed/DiRT 3 on PC

This one took me a little bit to wrap my head around. Flypad, available on iTunes, allows you to control PC racing games like Need For Speed: The Run and DiRT 3 with touchscreen and tilt controls by downloading the iOS ...

Liam Fisher

6:30 PM on 02.09.2012

DiRT 3 Complete Edition announced, adds $30 of content

I really like these re-release packages that seem to come out these days, especially when I'm not able to get around to picking up every game I want to. When the re-release package comes with a substantial amount of new conte...

Brett Zeidler



Preview: Collisions are a glorious thing in DiRT Showdown photo
Preview: Collisions are a glorious thing in DiRT Showdown
by Casey Baker

Codemaster's DiRT series has always been known for offering gamers a rally racing series with a great physics engine and smart A.I. opponents that push back as aggressively as the player pushes them. Perhaps the greatest single aspect that has separated the series from other games of its ilk would be the damage modeling that accounts for some of the most exciting and visceral crashes experienced in racing games.

Since the first game in the current generation's iteration of the series (that began as Colin McRae Rally), I've had just as much fun racing or trying to beat the best track time as I have had rewinding the playback after a particularly gnarly crash and applying slow motion to watch my car's body realistically crumple, smash into rocks and trees, then bound over cliffs. Codemasters is well aware of this particular draw, as evidenced by later games' flashback feature as well as DiRT 3's stunt-filled Gymkhana events.

DiRT Showdown continues in that direction as its own fully fleshed game, offering players the chance to compete in several different events in giant stadiums filled with cheering crowds and lots of pyrotechnics. The thrills of stunting and crashing hard are amped up to levels beyond what the DiRT series has been known for.

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3:26 PM on 09.14.2011

Bodycount developer closing down

In a move that's unlikely to surprise anyone, Codemasters have started the process of closing its Guildford Studio, creator of Bodycount. The UK developer wants to focus on its racing properties and is encouraging the 66 empl...

Fraser Brown

11:00 AM on 05.25.2011

Dirt 3 PS3 players forced offline due to Online Pass crap

If you needed further proof that the Online Pass was a shitty idea which inconveniences all paying customers, then here's a nice little slice of evidence. Day-one DiRT 3 buyers cannot play the hot looking racing gam...

Jim Sterling