I wasn’t sure whether it was as a joke or not at first, but it looks like one person with enough cash to spare could be getting what will be the most expensive special edition of a game ever …
Gear heads and racing fans rejoice. If you remember back in 2008, Codemasters released a game called GRiD, Race Driver: Grid outside the Americas. It was somewhere between a simulation title and an arcade racer, but it allowed you to essentially run your own race team, with you as the primary driver. The game was quite popular and I recall having a lot of fun with it, especially given that it did a very good job of feeling like you were progressing in a racing career and it had a great, albeit sometimes hilarious, damage engine. Not many other racing games, I feel, gives players quite the adrenaline rush as that title has.
Many gamers have waited years for the sequel, which was announced in 2010, but with the focus for a long time still being on Codemasters’ popular offroad racing series, DiRT, GRiD 2 was kind of put on the backburner, much to the dismay of fans. Until now.
If you are a big fan of rally games, or driving simulators in general, this is a deal you shouldn’t miss. Dirt 3 is considerably one of the best rally games in its genre. With that in mind, Codemasters is celebrating the success with a complete edition of the game due out sometime this March. The complete edition will include every DLC since the game was released on May 26th 2011, that’s over $30 in value. It will include 12 new tracks, 2 new locations and plenty of cars for you to play around with!
Developed by Codemasters, Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a FPS military ‘simulation’. They were kind enough to send us a copy for review, and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to give this game a once over. I can say, I’m glad that I had the chance to play this! So on to the review.
So lets start start at one of the coolest intro videos I have seen in a long time, it’s gritty, it’s humorous, and its got some facts in there about past issues, conflicts, and political unrest. They put quite a spin on it, the intro really had me hooked and I then became invested in the story. It has a certain style, to which I can’t name, but there are commercials that follow the same style.
It all seemed to be going so well and then bam like an engine blow out, a puncture or Mark Webber up the inside your race is ruined. After a hugely successful launch for F1 2010 (outselling both Halo Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined) It’s now spun off on the last corner before taking the chequered flag. Many players are experiencing severe game breaking issues, the worst being game saves, which are becoming corrupt…
We believe this only occurs if, after completing an R&D objective, you…
– Retire to the paddock via the Engineer (in the garage).
– Terminally damage your car and select retire to paddock.
– Get disqualified and select retire to paddock.
And provided a work around until it is fixed;
After a practice session where you complete an R&D objective and unlock a new upgrade make sure you then load in to the following qualifying session before exiting the game.
So at least you can load up your save files, shame then that there are many bugs wrecking your racing experience here’s a full list & video of all major bugs and glitches that have been found so far from Codemasters Forum after the jump