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Codemasters signs five-year deal with the WRC

If you’re a fan of the World Rally Championship, chances are you’re pretty stoked at this piece of news regarding WRC videogames. Bigben Interactive’s contract with the aforementioned rally championship ends in 2022, and the folks at the FIA have already got a fantastic new partner waiting at the starting line. Starting in 2023, racing-game […]

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‘Dirt 5’ announced — You have disturbed the dirt!

After confirming that the Dirt franchise is being split in two in order to appeal to both sides of the racing-game fence, the fine folks at Codemasters are back at it again. Dirt 5 has been announced for an October 2020 release on consoles and Steam, along with a 2021 release on Google Stadia. Like […]

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Review of ‘Tony Stewart’s Sprint Car Racing’ — Down at the Old Dirt Track

Earlier this month, NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart revealed on Twitter that he and Monster Games were working on a game based on the All-Star Circuit of Champions, titled Tony Stewart’s Sprint Car Racing. The ASCoC isn’t at the same level of popularity as World of Outlaws, but Stewart being the organization’s owner does […]

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Review of Sled Storm (1999) — Let it snow, let it snow, let it snocross

For those of you who like it when I talk about racing games…It’s that time once again.  When we talk about Electronic Arts’ racing-game catalog, the first series that pops into our noggins is usually Need for Speed, Burnout, or Road Rash.  But for this review, we’re delving into one of EA’s most obscure titles, […]

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Code-cracking madness — Codemasters acquires Slightly Mad Studios

It’s time to talk about another acquisition that I and at least one other person didn’t see coming, and it once again involves the racing-game genre.  Codemasters has a handful of ongoing series in their garage, such as Dirt, Grid, and the official Formula 1 games.  They now own new territory thanks to their acquisition of fellow […]

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Review of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — Oh no, there goes Tokyo

Everyone’s favorite plumber and hedgehog are once again going for the gold, as the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series has come to the Nintendo Switch for its sixth installment.  Sure, it may seem like nothing more than a simple cash-grab, but there are some enjoyable new features to be delved into.  So without […]

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Review of Grid (2019) — I always race to win

I know I’ve said this at least several times before, but I’m gonna have to say it again  — Codemasters has a long resume when it comes to racing games. Whether it be rallying, Formula 1, or even over-the-top off-roading, the British publisher has done it all. But while Dirt and F1 have still been […]

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Review of NASCAR Heat 4 — I want you to build me a car

For what’s felt like a long time, the NASCAR gaming market has endured a bumpy ride.  There are plenty of really good racing games/sims out there that happen to include stock car racing, but games that are dedicated to NASCAR have been very rough around the edges lately.  And due to low budgets and game-engine […]

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Review of Skate 3 — You wanna go skateboards?

When EA decided to start the Skate series and go head-to-head with Activision’s Tony Hawk franchise, that was a big deal.  The latter had long been the king of virtual skateboarding, but it was beginning to go downhill in the late 2000’s, and something else eventually had to drop into the halfpipe and issue a challenge.  Thanks […]

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THQ Nordic acquires Milestone S.r.l.

If you like virtual two-wheel racing, chances are you’ll recognize the name Milestone S.r.l.  The Italian studio has years of experience with motorcycle games, and they currently have partnerships with MotoGP, MXGP. and Monster Energy Supercross.  However, they’ve been facing tough dirt-bike competition in the form of the MX vs. ATV series from THQ Nordic.  And […]