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Jul
07
2014

GRID Autosport Review

Codemasters took the criticisms of GRID 2 to heart. And in that time since that game’s release until now, has been the development of GRID Autosport. And, as stated in my preview, they have worked to correct the major problems of the past game rather than toeing the line. If you’ve played the ToCA Race Driver series, also by Codemasters, you’ll be more inclined to enjoy GRID Autosport as a result, if not for some debris on the track.
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Oct
08
2013

F1 2013 is available on PC celebrates Classic and Modern racing

The PC edition of Codemasters®’ highly anticipated F1 2013 is now available on Steam. Fans can see F1 2013 in action in a stunning new video that showcases the game’s latest step forward in visuals, which deliver the ultimate immersion in the 2013 season, alongside ground-breaking new classic content the launch trailer is now playing at www.formula1-game.com.
F1 2013 players will get more from their game with RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub. RaceNet will power regular community challenges, which began last weekend with a Time Trial event in Korea where players competed to set the best time on online leaderboards around the circuit in dry conditions in a Williams car. Each entrant will earn 1000XP which can go towards unlocking rewards, including in-game helmets. 
RaceNet also enables players to set up Custom RaceNet events. Players can set their own Time Trial scenarios, choosing circuit, weather conditions, car and duration of the event, and challenge their RaceNet friends to compete to set their best time on leaderboards. RaceNet also includes visual stats and game progress updates and every F1 2013 player with a RaceNet account will receive the 1976 Ferrari 312 T2, as starring in the film Rush. Gamers can sign up to RaceNet today at www.racenet.com
F1 2013 is further improved and enhanced with wide-ranging technical and gameplay improvements. New Scenario Mode pushes gamers to complete realistic FORMULA ONE challenges and earn awards for quick-fire racing, whilst mid-session saves allow players to complete a full GRAND PRIX weekend at their own pace. An expanded Young Driver Test, based on the real world event set at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina, eases novices into the world of FORMULA ONE and includes a range of challenges to enable players to master elite driving techniques. F1 2013 makes another dramatic leap forward in graphical quality, setting the benchmark for how good a racing game can look, and improved driver AI behaviour will further immerse players in unique FORMULA ONE races. 
The title will also be available for download from the PlayStation Network on October 8 and Xbox Games on Demand on October 15 with the 1990s DLC packs available at launch. To get all the latest F1 2013 news straight from the studio, race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game
May
14
2013

GRID 2 Drift Events and Asian Locations revealed in New Trailer

Today Codemasters released a new GRID 2 gameplay video that showcases the game’s intense Drift events and reveals key Asian locations, including the addition of Hong Kong, set to feature in the game.
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May
01
2013

GRID 2’s Reveals the new LiveRoutes System

Featured exclusively in GRID 2™, LiveRoutes™ is the ground-breaking new system that dynamically changes the course of a race track on the fly. Today, Codemasters® revealed the technology in action with a new video
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Apr
25
2013

GRID 2 Multiplayer Trailer Revealed

Today Codemasters® released an extended multiplayer GRID 2 gameplay trailer revealing new locations, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and features such as vehicle customization from the game’s extensive and distinct online mode.

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Apr
11
2013

GRID 2 unveils the Multiplayer Modes and Social Aspects

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Today Codemasters revealed how GRID 2™ will immerse players in a new world of multiplayer competition powered by RaceNet (www.racenet.com), the online extension for Codemasters Racing games which tracks players’ races, rivals and rewards. GRID 2’s multiplayer game mode will offer an entirely distinct progression system, separate from career mode, offering depth and flexibility as the best of modern online gaming comes to the racing genre.

GRID 2 Multiplayer Modes

Whether players want to dive into a quick race online or in two-player split-screen, specialize in their favorite event or become one of the best cross-discipline racers in the world, GRID 2 offers a multiplayer experience that revolves around the gamer’s play style and choices. GRID 2’s wide-range of game modes can be played online with up to 12 players, including custom races based on player preferences and choosing from pre-defined playlists to jump straight into the action. Players can modify their cars with upgrades and make their mark on the grid by customizing their car with a simple yet powerful livery editor that offers up to 6 billion different combinations. New anti-griefing technology includes player grouping, so gamers who like to trade paint will be brought together online while clean racers are more likely to find similar drivers in their online sessions.
Game modes: Race (Including LiveRoutes™), Endurance, Drift, Touge, Checkpoint, Face Off, Time Attack. Global Challenge events also includes Overtake and Power Lap.

RaceNet

RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online browser-based extension which tracks players’ races, rivals and rewards, launches fully with GRID 2 and is the beating heart of the game’s multiplayer mode. RaceNet will go far beyond visualizing progress in-game and will provide players with new objectives, rivals and rewards for progress. Players can also track community stats, leaderboards and participate in weekly Global Challenge events. RaceNet can be accessed on a player’s desktop, tablet or mobile device and will have dedicated apps set to release around launch. Players can sign up today and get ready for GRID 2’s launch by visiting www.racenet.com.

GRID 2 Rivals

Gamers will always have someone to play and always have a new challenge with GRID 2’s Rivals system, powered by RaceNet. GRID 2 features three types of Rivals:
  • Weekly Rival: RaceNet automatically selects a weekly Rival to compete against based on ability and activity in game to ensure a well-matched challenger.
  • Social Rival: Players can choose Social Rivals from friends or players previously raced.
  • Custom Rival: Players can select a Custom Rival based on parameters including event type or geographical location.

Global Challenge

Global Challenge is where player’s rivalries come to life in this brand new asynchronous game mode. Players can compete against Rivals even when those Rivals are offline and earn XP, in-game Cash and RaceNet Followers (see below) as they compete in up to nine weekly Global Challenges selected from across GRID 2’s wide range of game modes and locations. Players can track progress in Global Challenge in-game and online through RaceNet.

RaceNet Followers

As players perform on track they can gain online fame and bragging rights by increasing their RaceNet Follower base. The better they perform, and the more objectives completed, the larger the increase in Followers players will get. Followers can be stolen from Rivals by beating them in weekly Global Challenges and gained on RaceNet by taking part in online events, participating in Community Challenges and completing RaceNet objectives. Gamers can also unlock RaceNet Rivals cards on the site to show off Follower Achievements and RaceNet will showcase players with the most amount of Followers.

Get Social

Players can show off great overtaking moves or spectacular crashes online as GRID 2 allows gamers to quickly upload highlights to YouTube and RaceNet from in-game and easily share their favorite videos through Facebook and Twitter.
GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™, will race into retail on May 28 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now.
Sep
27
2012

Codemasters Reveals First GRID 2 Gameplay Videos

Codemasters today launched the first two gameplay videos for GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID. Revealing races at two of the game’s new locations, Chicago and California Coast, the GRID 2 gameplay videos are captured from pre-alpha, work-in-progress code.

Chicago

The Chicago video features a Street Racing stage where muscle cars, including the Camaro SS, Z06 Corvette and Boss Mustang, charge through skyscraper-lined streets and chase through tunnels.

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Sep
10
2012

F1 2012 Demo Now Available, Gameplay Video of Attract Mode

Codemasters today announced that a demo for F1 2012 will launch this week ahead of the full game’s launch on September 18 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

To mark the news, Codemasters has released a new gameplay trailer recreating key moments from the blistering opening to the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP which saw an unprecedented seven winners in the first seven races.

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