Sirens blare behind you, the sounds of rubbing squealing against the pavement and the tail of your car barely misses the corner making it a clean getaway from the police and another sound victory for one of the most wanted racers in Fairhaven. This is what you will be dealing with in EA’s latest major racing game. Continue Reading
Can you imagine racing up to 11 of your friends in an open world, taking on challenges on the fly to a remixed version of The Who’s Baba O’Riley? In EA and Criterion Games’ Need For Speed Most Wanted the multiplayer will allow you to do just that. Well, you might have to play the music yourself but the thought of it sounds pretty incredible. Similar to Burnout Paradise’s multiplayer where you simply dropped into a world with your friends you’ll be able to pick a car from a selection of Sports, Exotic, Track and SUV and enjoy a nonstop playlist of competitive events. Continue Reading
Codemasters have released screenshots from racing sim F1 2012 originally shown at this year’s E3. The screenshots, although still a work in progress, look pretty good and it’s clear that Codemasters have been improving their Ego engine even more since last year. However, as with all games, it isn’t just about the graphics and we’re still waiting on Codemasters to release more information on the game which is due for release this September. Hopefully we’ll see something coming out of the pits in due course with the virtual racing set to start in less than 3 months.
Check out the gallery of screenshots after the break. Continue Reading
This is a re-post of an article I wrote on my own blog back in April 09, being a retro piece it is almost as relevant today as it was then and I have tweaked it here and there to take account of a few changes of the last couple of years – Jon
In these days of 5 hour installs, limited activations and games that crash every ten minutes it is nice to go back and play some old classics to remind you just how good PC gaming was . Some hold up very well to the test of time and some don’t, Re-Volt is one of the former.
The developers, Acclaim, went bust in 2004 and though the rights to Re-Volt IP were bought by Throwback Entertainment it is no longer in print and is available on Abandonia.com, the legality of this I am unsure about, you can still buy the game second hand but I have not seen it new anywhere. Sadly this version (Abandonia) will not have the brilliant music as the game used CD audio, unfortunately it is also impossible to get the music to work in Vista or Windows 7 (as far as I can tell anyway) even if you own the CD, as to get the game running at all you need to use the noCD patch which disables the music. More on getting it to work in Vista (and XP) later though.
With F1 2011 on its way on the 23rd September 2011 and with F1 just coming back from their summer break now seems like a good time to pick up on the series by Codemasters and highlight what I’d like to see in future iterations.
I’ve played F1 2010 now for 47 hours since its release which in my eyes is a staggering amount but just proves how captivating the series can be. I’ve put it aside now though as I wait patiently for this years game which will see the introduction of KERS, DRS and the new pirelli tyres. I’m excited about all of them after having seen how different the racing has been so far in the current season. Continue Reading
Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit.
Number of Laps: 56.
Circuit Length: 5.543 km.
Race Distance: 310.408 km.
Lap Record: 1:34.223 by JP Montoya in 2004.
For more information including a circuit diagram please see the Formula 1 website here.
I went for an engine change in this practice session. The game automatically changed the engine to a newer one however due to the wear and tear percentage still being in the high 90s then I felt it would be useful to keep this engine and use the new engine for the next race. This way if I particularly have to push an engine in a race later on in the season I have some margin for the next 7 engines. Due to regulations changing an engine means missing the rest of this practice session. Continue Reading