Dirt 3 released a new trailer this week, one that inspires nostalgia for a popular era of rally racing.
Dirt 3, developed and published by Codemasters, is the newest release in the Colin McRae series of rally racing games. Most of the marketing to date has showcased the gymkhana segments of the game, a style of motorsports that has gained favor with a younger, flat-brimmed hat wearing crowd.
This new trailer is geared towards a different crowd, one that remembers the era of rally racing that appeared in the documentary Too Fast To Race. That documentary showcased the awesome power of the Group B cars that assaulted every surface they appeared on. This trailer replicates that same brutality those cars demonstrated on the rally circuit.
I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these fabled machines when the game is released on May 24, 2011.
I think the easiest thing to do would be to delve into the news archives, grab a story about a Gran Turismo delay and update the dates and drop a few pop culture references to make it current. Let’s discuss Gran Turismo 5 being delayed, again, just for fun any ways.
Yes, the much anticipated GT5 has been delayed again according to the US Playstation blog. They pushed the game from November 2nd to the nebulous “holiday season”.
I think at this point Polyphony has dropped the ball so severely that all topics are on the table. There must be something fundamentally required to gameplay that is still broken at this point to prevent the release of this game. Polishing an expansive feature set that is eclipsing Microsoft levels of feature creep is not a valid excuse to prevent salivating fans from getting the game they’ve desired for so long.
What do you think is preventing the release of this game? Do you still care about this game or have the developers cried wolf one too many times?
Gran Turismo 5 has had an extremely long development cycle, more than double what most AAA video game titles typically have. Gran Turismo 4 was released in North America on February 2005 and many events have transpired in the time between that game’s release and the proposed release date of November 2nd for GT5. Here’s a few highlights from that time frame.
March 22, 2005 – God Of War is released for the Playstation 2. Two more sequels to the franchise have been released to date as well as a PSP title and a high definition remastering of the original two games for the PS3. A second PSP game is being released on the same date as GT5, bringing the total number of games released between GT4 and GT5 to five for the GoW franchise.
March 24, 2005 – Speaking of the PSP, it was released on this date in the US. That system has seen two updates to its hardware and is rumored to have a third in development.
Leave it to the Germans to pursue perfection in a methodical and unending fashion. I’d argue with their methods, but it is hard to dispute the superiority of their creation. Under the auspices of “studying how humans experience the sensation of motion” the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics created the greatest F1 driving simulator in existence.
This thing is crazy, it uses a robotic arm supporting the user in a simulated drivers compartment that features force feedback controls. The arm holds the driver about 6 feet off the ground and must offer quite the experience based on the video. Oh, did I forget to mention there is video? Check out the video of this awesome piece of engineering achievement in action after the jump.
Details for the Collector’s Edition of Polyphony’s upcoming release of Gran Turismo 5 have been announced and fans won’t be disappointed. Well, if they haven’t been disappointed by the endless delays and broken release date promises it’s doubtful they’d be bothered by a sub-par collector’s edition.
The CE will be available for purchase at the price of $99 and you receive quite a bit for your money. Packaged along with the game are a model of a 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V, a 300-page book on the cars in the game, a GT keychain, and 5 downloadable bonus cars. Those cars are the Audi R8 5.2 FSI, Mercedes 300 SL, M3 Coupe, Lamborghini LP 640, and Shelby 427 Cobra.
The game drops, hopefully, on November 2. My fingers are crossed.
Worthplaying.com is reporting on a new car pack available today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. It features some cars that I think Missed Shift readers would like to be able to play:
Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe. With breathtaking high-definition graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, Forza Motorsport 3 includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels.
Your escape into the world of car culture in Forza Motorsport 3 doesn’t stop at the track. Turn 10 is a proven leader in user-generated content creation in games. Forza Motorsport 3 further fuels the imaginations of its already thriving community of painters, tuners and photographers with improved customization tools and brand-new ways to share creations with the world via Xbox Live. Xbox Live makes your journey into the Forza Motorsport community and the world of user-generated content easy and fun.
The Forza Motorsport 3 World Class Car Pack, available for download starting today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, features some of the most stunning 2010 and 2011 production and performance models in the world. Available for 400 Microsoft Points, the pack offers some of the hottest new cars from leading manufacturers like McLaren, Acura, Mercedes, Cadillac, Fiat, Mitsubishi, and more.
This month’s car pack puts you behind the wheel of some of the world’s newest and most sought after vehicles. From the elite McLaren MP4-12C supercar and the luxurious power of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG, to the tuner-friendly 2010 Acura TSX V6 and the agile 2011 Citroën DS3, the World Class Car Pack will ensure your Forza Motorsport 3 garage is fully stocked and ready to take the competition by storm during the summer racing season.
The World Class Car Pack features 10 new cars that are ready to hit the track or tuning garage:
2011 McLaren MP4-12C
2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2010 Fiat Punto Evo SPORT
2010 Acura TSX V6
2010 Kia Forte Koup SX
2011 Mazda 2
2011 Citroën DS3
2010 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart
After launching the iconic McLaren F1 in the early 1990s, the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C is the culmination of over a decade of Formula 1 and street car development. Built upon a super light Carbon MonoCell structure with a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 600hp V8 engine, this latest supercar from McLaren is a must-drive in Forza Motorsport 3. Sample the World Class Car Pack now and download a free 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart, the hot hatch tuned by the legendary Mitsubishi Motorsports division.