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Codemasters teases Overlord III

Written by Tomb Raider's Rhianna Pratchett, Overlord and Overlord II were a pair of last-generation action adventure games in which you played a huge hulking armor-clad warrior in control of an army of small minions. If you were a fan ...   read

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Colin McRae Rally

Codemasters offering refunds for Colin McRae Rally on Steam

Colin McRae Rally popped up on Steam last week and if you had only glanced at the trailer or about-the-game blurb, you might've thought it was an HD re-release of the PlayStation and PC title Colin McRae Rally 2.0. It's not. Turns out this ...   read

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Preview: Grid Autosport's San Francisco needs steeper hills

Hot on the heels of last year's GRID 2, Codemasters is coming back with GRID Autosport, a "celebration of pure, unadulterated motorsport." This is going to be less of an arcade racer than GRID 2 ended up being, but without drifting too far...   read

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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 DLC, Operation ...   read

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DiRT 3

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 DiRT 3. Just li...   read

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The best and worst games of the week

November is here and the holidays are just around the corner. And while most of this year's major blockbusters have already hit, as we gear up for the inevitable onslaught of the next generation, there are still some surprises left. Just lo...   read

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F1 2013 review
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Review: F1 2013

Look, you're never going to get to drive a Formula 1 car, so you should be grateful that these simulations exist. And if you (virtually) drive like I do, you should be glad that you'll never drive a F1 car -- we'd all be dead. I suppose the...   read

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Review: Grid 2

Codemasters' original Race Driver: Grid was -- and still is -- a pinnacle of automobile racing games. Back when it was released in 2008, I spent literally hundreds of hours with the game trying to rack up cars, medals, sponsors, and good te...   read

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Codemasters introducing LiveRoute system in GRID 2

Since the dawn of racing, man has asked himself but one simple question: "How can we mess with the drivers during the course of a race?" Codemasters has listened and pondered over this question for many restless nights, and now has respond...   read

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes its way into GRID 2

Codemasters has dropped another multiplayer trailer for the upcoming GRID 2. This one focuses more on the cars and customization than the social network aspect. While Codemasters' RaceNet is still featured prominently in the trailer, we al...   read

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On the grid: GRID 2 multiplayer integrates RaceNet

Integrated statistic tracking and social networking features with videogames is no new concept, even in the racing genre, but the road warriors at Codematers look to be adding a lot more to their RaceNet with the upcoming release of GRID 2...   read

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GRID 2 lifts the hood on its multiplayer system

Like any proud owner, Codemasters is parking its car, popping the hood, and letting jealous bystanders take a peek at its baby. Today, the multiplayer modes are in the spotlight. GRID 2's multiplayer features will be entirely centered aroun...   read

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Developer outlines plans for GRID 2 in new video

Codemasters talks a bit about their creative vision for GRID 2 in this newest trailer for the game, set to launch this May. The developer is going for something called "TrueFeel" with their physics engine, which supposedly will balance pla...   read

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Codemasters on PS4

Codemasters dev talks PS4, racing games going social

Speaking to Edge, Codemasters senior executive producer Clive Moody has given his two cents regarding the PlayStation 4 and what the future holds for racing games. Despite the obvious improvements to visual fidelity that come with new hardw...   read

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Here's some shiny gameplay footage of GRID 2

Not including downloadable content, ports, and offbeat racers like Mario Kart, there's really no major racing games slated for this year from a major publisher or pre-existing brand other than GRID 2 here. That puts Codemasters in a pretty...   read

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GRID 2 preview

Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2

Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit in GRID's absenc...   read

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GRID 2 gets a new gameplay teaser trailer

Some time ago, we got a nondescript trailer for GRID 2 that showed nothing more than cars doing car-like things. As of today however, a new trailer has surfaced, showing a bit of gameplay. When asked about the drifting aspect of the game, ...   read

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GRID returns in May
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Decisions: GRID 2 has retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses

Codemasters has slapped a release date on GRID 2: May 28 in North America, and May 31 in Europe. This will once again be a multiplatform game, hitting up the usual PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 trio. Maybe we'll see a Wii U version next t...   read

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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 video, embedded ...   read

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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 thankfully, they did...   read

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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 th...   read


Review: DiRT Showdown

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 somethin...   read


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 announced that they ar...   read

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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 is a brand-new...   read

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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 split the Gymk...   read

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