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9:00 PM on 09.27.2012

GRID 2 travels to Chicago and California in latest videos

While this isn't our first glimpse at Codemasters' GRID 2, it is a nice, no-nonsense demonstration of the sim racing title spread across two separate videos. The first centers around a Chicago street race, while the second v...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 08.08.2012

GRID 2 is headed to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2013

Among the four-letter racing games to come out in the last five years, I never did get around to playing GRID, despite generally liking the work Codemasters does in the genre. We knew a follow-up game was in order, and thank...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.04.2012

Codemasters teases Grid 2

The Codemasters Twitter account teased this trailer recently that hints at a new Grid sequel. The Grid 2 teaser simply has a car about the peel out, followed by the Grid logo and the number 2. The trailer ends with the date "8.8.12" and the Twitter hashtag "#TheRaceReturns." Looks like we can expect the full trailer reveal and official announcement on August 8. Neat.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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 PM on 05.16.2012

DiRT Showdown console release pushed back to June 12

[Update: We transposed a number. DiRT Showdown will arrive on June 12, not June 15 as previously stated in this article. The post has been updated to reflect the changes and we apologize for the error] Codemasters has announc...

Conrad Zimmerman

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



Review: F1 2011 (Vita) photo
Review: F1 2011 (Vita)
by Ian Bonds

I love arcade racing games. The sense of speed, the excitement of hairpin turns, and the hum of the engine get my blood pumping in a fast and fun way. Racing sims can offer the same enjoyment yet allow for more customization of cars, tuning, and a greater scope of the races and the racing industry.

F1 2011 is a racing sim, and as such, offers a wide variety of modes and things to do. Will it satisfy the arcade racing fans as well as those looking for a deeper simulation on the PlayStation Vita?

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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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10:00 AM on 12.02.2011

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk Folk trailer is egg egg egg egg

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Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 11.23.2011

Sigh: 'New' Dizzy game is an iOS/Android remake

Seems the "eggciting" Dizzy adventure promised yesterday isn't very eggciting at all, with Codemasters revealing that the egg's grand return will actually be a remake of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk on iOS devices and Androi...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 11.22.2011

DIZZY THE EGG IS COMING BACK, BITCHES!

Now, I don't expect too many of you to be excited, especially if you're not British, but DIZZY THE EGG IS COMING BACK! The ancient mascot of Codemasters (before the studio went a bit rubbish), Dizzy starred in a series of tax...

Jim Sterling

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



Review: Bodycount photo
Review: Bodycount
by Jim Sterling

When Black was released in 2006, I found it a most frustrating experience. It was incredibly stylish and looked gorgeous for its time, featuring some amazing environmental destruction and a bold artistic approach. However, something about it just felt ... second rate. The action was uninspired and the story might as well have not been there. When the time came for Black to stand up and be counted, it promptly sat on its ass.

With Bodycount, a number of Black's developers have returned to create a spiritual sequel, and they certainly kept a sense of tradition. The lifelessness and threadbare plot are back in full effect, but now the game doesn't even have impressive visuals to fall back on.

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5:30 PM on 08.24.2011

Bodycount gets its final developer diary: The Demo

The fourth and final entry in Codemasters' super serious look at its not-so-serious shooter Bodycount has made its way to the public. I don't know what other incentive you need though; they've already used the phrase "kick t...

Liam Fisher