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The racing game renaissance

The racing genre can be incredibly difficult to keep up with. One moment it is among the biggest sectors and everyone is releasing their own driving game; the next moment, the bubble bursts, titles start underperforming, the big publishers lose interest in the sector and declare it dead. Repeat ad …

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Bandai on the run: How Bandai Namco plans to stay on top in the UK

It seems that Pac-Man is celebrating his birthday in style. 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Bandai Namco’s spherical superstar, and the publisher has kicked off the year by rocketing to the top of the UK charts. Nearly a quarter of all boxed games sold in May were Bandai Namco …

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Project CARS Wii U release looking unlikely

It’s starting to look unlikely that the Wii U version of Project CARS will ever be released. Taking to the developer Slightly Mad Studios’ own forums, studio head Ian Bell said that the Wii U SKU was running at 23 frames per second at 720p. Bell also said it was …

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Project CARS first Bandai Namco consecutive No.1 in 16 years, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood debuts in second place

Project CARS is No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40 for the second week running, and is the first Bandai Namco game to achieve this feat since Ridge Racer Type 4 in 1999. The publisher’s racing title maintains the top spot in spite of a 64 per cent drop …

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Project CARS is the first racing sim to claim No.1 in UK retail charts since 2013

Bandai Namco’s long-anticipated crowdfunded driving game has zoomed to number one in the UK charts. Project CARS shot to the top in its debut week, making it the first four-wheeled racing sim title to take the position since Codemasters’ GRID 2 two years ago in 2013. Launched on PS4, Xbox …

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Margin Makers: Guide to racing wheels and accessories

Project CARS, The Crew, DriveClub, Forza, F1: the grid is currently packed with driving titles revving for attention. MCV puts pedal to the metal in hot pursuit of the best racing wheels The last six months have been full of innovative driving titles vying for players’ money, and the next …

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Bandai Namco recruits Hamilton for Project CARS competition

Bandai Namco has teamed up with racing driver Nicolas Hamilton in its latest PR push behind Project CARS. The half-brother of F1 champion Lewis will judge a competition where children aged six to 14 must design a car of the future. The winning entry will receive a PS4, a frame …

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Project Cars gets new ‘guaranteed’ release date

Bandai Namco has announced what is says is the definite final release date for Project Cars. We can now guarantee a release date for Project Cars for May 8th for PS4, Xbox One and PC,” the publisher said on Twitter. The racer, in development at Slightly Mad Studios, has previously …

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Project Cars delayed for a third time

First it was November, then March, then April. Now Project Cars is due out in May. Bandai Namco and developer Slightly Mad Studios have said that the PS4, Xbox One and PC version of Project Cars will now be released at an unspecified point in mid-May. The game had initially …

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Project Cars delayed (slightly) for a second time

Bandai Namco’s racing simulator Project Cars has suffered its second release date delay. The game had been due out on March 20th but will now release in Europe on April 2nd. The release will be slightly more staggered in the US, where it will hit Steam on April 2nd and …

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