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Jan
10
2014

NASCAR ’14 published by Deep Silver coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 18th

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Deep Silver announced today that the racing game NASCAR ‘14, developed by Eutechnyx, will launch in North America on February 18, 2014 on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for the suggested retail price of $49.99. Pre-order offers at Walmart, Gamestop, Best Buy, Target and Amazon may include diecast cars, exclusive paint schemes and more. …continue reading » NASCAR ’14 published by Deep Silver coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 18th

Oct
21
2013

NASCAR ’14 to be published by Deep Silver

Deep Silver Inc. announced that the upcoming racing game NASCAR ’14, developed by Eutechnyx, will be launching in North America in early 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for the suggested retail price of $49.99. NASCAR ’14 is fueled by high-octane intensity and offers fans the most complete NASCAR experience yet!

“NASCAR is a hugely popular sport, second only to the NFL in TV ratings with licensed games having been published by Activision in recent years. Deep Silver is thrilled to have acquired the publishing rights to NASCAR ’14 and looks forward to cultivating a long-term relationship with both the fans and the franchise,” says Deep Silver Inc. COO, Geoff Mulligan. 

It’s your turn to immerse yourself in the full-throttle thrill of the world’s most exciting motor sports racing series in NASCAR ’14.  Take the wheel from your favorite driver and participate in the race week experience complete with practice, qualifying, and race day challenges.  With your favorite personalities and live replay, NASCAR ’14 is the authentic NASCAR experience for fans.

Game Features

  • NASCAR Highlights: Take advantage of “NASCAR Highlights” to determine the outcome of the biggest race thrills from the season.  Eutechnyx recreates the action where the condition of the cars is exact, weather the same, track positions identical – the only difference is you!
  • Career Mode: Work your way through the ranks in a comprehensive career mode; complete with custom car builds, sponsor acquisition, and R&D to get your team into victory lane.
  • Official Teams & Tracks: Race against the official NASCAR teams & drivers on your favorite tracks from the high banks of Daytona, to the twists & turns of Sonoma, and exhilarating speed of Talladega. 
  • Leagues: Take competition to the next level and host online leagues with your friends, fully supported by statistics, challenges, rankings and replay.
  • Online Multiplayer:  Take advantage of dynamic skill-based matchmaking, tournaments, and easy drop in/out server browser functionality for a fair and enjoyable experience. 

Deep Silver was also happy to announce that fans will get to vote for their favorite driver to be on the cover of NASCAR ’14 in this year’s “Drive for the Cover” campaign, presented by Walmart®. Beginning today, NASCAR fan favorite, Dale Earnhardt Jr., invites fans to participate in the competition by visiting www.driveforthecover.com.  Each week, fans can vote to decide which drivers move on and compete to adorn the cover of NASCAR ’14.  “Drive for the Cover” will run through the end of the 2013 Sprint Cup season and be updated weekly with the winning drivers facing off against each other in brand new matchups!

Jul
29
2013

NASCAR The Game: 2013 Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve played a proper NASCAR-only game. Now, Eutechnyx has taken the reigns for the past couple of years. Does the newly released PC port do justice to old Papyrus fans, or simply embarrass your racing wheel? …continue reading » NASCAR The Game: 2013 Review

Apr
19
2013

Ride To Hell: Retribution – No Rules Trailer

Revenge is a dish best served smoking hot! Deep Silver today released a new trailer for Ride to Hell: Retribution. In the upcoming action game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3, Jake Conway takes no prisoners in his search for justice. Ride to Hell: Retribution takes players on a trip into a world dominated by motorcycle gangs and violence, where a man’s mettle is proven through the roar of his engines and the weight of his fist. The game will be available from June 2013 across North America and Europe.

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Apr
11
2013

Auto Club Revolution from Eutechnyx debuts the 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

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Free-to-play online racing gameAuto Club Revolution, continues their relationship with BMW to debut the brand new 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is.  Offering an exclusive pre-order for the stylish BMW, this is the only place racers can drive the new Z4 model in a video game.

For the first time ever, players can use a new pre-order mechanic to gain access to the new BMW Z4 ahead of everyone else. Coinciding with the car coming to the real world, the lucky first 200 racers who opt in to the offer will be able to start working on car specific challenges, have access to a unique livery, and use the car in a special leaderboard a full week before anyone else.

Auto Club Revolution has reached an unprecedented level of game and manufacturer collaboration, pioneering real and virtual car launches. We are the partner of choice for BMW and many other manufacturers because they know Auto Club Revolution is ‘the place’ for car and racing fans alike.” Christoph Vietzke, Executive Producer, Auto Club Revolution

Pre-orders will be live from April 11th, with the first 200 players having their new Z4 delivered on April 17th, ready to race with an exclusive Golden livery. General release of the car will be on the April 24th, giving players who pre-ordered a full week’s exclusive use ahead of other players. Watch the teaser trailer then pre-order your 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is here: http://go2acr.com/z4

Making the most of having the slick new addition to the Auto Club Revolution garage, the Showroom has had a makeover. Keeping in tune with the recently redesigned homepage, the Showroom showcases all the available models in a stylish new and easy to use way.

To celebrate the new look showroom, Auto Club Revolution will be holding a 5 day ‘Flash Sale’ event.  Starting Thursday April 11th at 6pm  and running through to Tuesday April 16th, the price of different cars will be reduced by as much as 50% for one hour only each day. This limited time sale will give players the opportunity to add top tier cars such as the 2005 Bugatti Veyron 16-4 EB and the 2010 Koenigsegg Agera to their virtual car collection for up to half price.  Players should follow@AutoClubRev on Twitter for exclusive sale updates and information.

Nov
20
2012

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Review

By: Ed Acosta

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NASCAR fans rejoice as Eutechnyx has made, quite possibly, the best console NASCAR title to date. The game has a fully fleshed out career mode, an online mode that brings all the fun of side by side racing with friends, and the new Challenge mode which takes real world telemetry data to let you relive key highlights from past seasons. Unfortunately I have to throw a caution out for things like the opponent AI.

The meat and potatoes of the series is the revamped career which takes place right when you boot up the game. Boot up the game and they place you in the garage hub; this is where you begin your career.  After driving a few laps you sign your first sponsor and from there you’re off. It’s fun to work your way up the ranks and earn new and more prestigious sponsors, all while upgrading your car’s chassis, engine, transmission. The upgrades are helpful and do make a noticeable difference as I found myself finishing in higher positions much easier than the first few races, even with my awesome driving skills *brushes shoulder off*.  Changes can be made visually too as you can design your own paint schemes to your team car with a decal placement editor. It takes some getting used to but it’s not nearly as powerful as something as say, in Forza. You have access to basic and odd shapes along with a slew of sponsors to apply.

As mentioned earlier, there are other modes to play around in other than career.  The Challenge modes are quite interesting in that you take control of a driver and re-live higlights from previous NASCAR seasons.  They go as far as 2 season backs and they have DLC which will include highlights from this year and even into next.  These are fun challenges to complete and being that more are coming will keep some of this game fresh in the months to come.  Online now has full race weekend support and, as to be expected, is fun with friends.  I would definitely recommend friends because as with any other racing game, you can expect wrecks going into the first turn ruining the race for just about all involved.  There is quick race too if you just want to race with any of the 40 real world licensed teams and drivers included in the game.  I haven’t kept up with the sport since early 08 so a lot of the drivers have shifted seats or are just gone completely. In fact when you go to choose your car number, the list is populated with a lot of unused numbers I grew up watching way back when (RIP RYR and the #28). I can’t tell if they have all the current roster of drivers and if they are accurate since I’m so out of date, but you can be sure the big teams like Petty, Hendrick, Earnhardt Ganassi, and Roush are represented.  Speaking of the teams, when selecting them in quick race, you’ll be able to see the team and driver Twitter accounts.  It was a head tilting “wha?” moment but hey if you’re a fan with a Twitter account, you now can follow your driver.

When it comes to your opponents, the AI just doesn’t budge. Every track felt like the drivers were rolling on preset lines with no leeway.  I would attempt a slingshot coming off a corner and find myself under the car going into the next turn, a standard maneauver, but turns into a big issue because the AI just isn’t as smart as it should be. I can’t give an exact percentage but it felt as though the majority of the time the car would continue on its path and come down into me.  Even though my races were only 5-10% of the actual laps, it was still aggravating that you spent all that time only to get taken out by AI.  You could say it’s just racing but it’s frustrating to know that when in a situation like that, the other driver’s spotter would be yelling “car low car low” and try to avoid you. To top it all off, they would cause abrupt slowdowns for no apparent reason causing huge pileups. Their wreck avoidance, well it doesn’t seem they were programed with any. Just a single car could cause the whole field behind them to get torn to bits with, albeit, hilarious results like cars flipping end over end on small short tracks like Martinsville. Unfortunately, these were not rare occasions.

Don’t let that lead you the wrong way though, use of smart passing and anticipating the AI’s lines will lead to cleaner races and overall more fun. I never got around to playing the first NASCAR game by Eutechnyx, and my last experience with a console NASCAR title was NASCAR 09 developed by EA. Compared to 09, its overall better but obviously way under the pinnacle of Stock Car sim titles found on the PC (NASCAR RACING Season 2003 being my bread and butter). If you’re looking for a good NASCAR experience to play on your couch, other than being the only choice, this is a great problem to have.

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Retails for: $59.99, Recommended Purchase Price: $59.99

A review copy of the game was provided by PR for review purposes

Sep
05
2012

Achievement and Trophy List for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

 

With just over two months before its release, NASCAR The Game: Inside Line has just announced its official achievement/trophy list for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game features a total of 50 achievements/trophies that span across a wide range of challenges. Unlocking everything is no easy task and even the most skilled of drivers will have to work to complete these goals.

Take a look at some of the high speed thrills that await in NASCAR The Game: Inside Line here:

…continue reading » Achievement and Trophy List for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line