Tag Archives: racing

Codemasters abandons action for racing

Codemasters will leave behind the action genre to focus solely on racing games. The firm is working on new titles in the F1, Grid and Dirt racing series, and they will all be released under the company’s new publishing label, Codemasters Racing. The new label’s first game will be Dirt …

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LittleBigPlanet…. Kart Racing?

Canadian games retailer Future Shop has let slip the announcement of a new karting games based on Sony’s LittleBigPlanet IP. The reveal supposedly came at a North American retail event called PlayStation Destination yesterday. Nothing else is known of the game as of yet, though Future Shop also said that …

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Forza 4 getting 250 racing wheel

Those wishing to maximise their Forza 4 experience will want to see a brand new, officially licensed steering wheel that will launch alongside the game. Fanatec’s CSR Wheel was constructed in conjunction with Forza developer Turn 10. It’s made from aluminium, offers force feedback via a silent belt drive and …

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Brand Map: Mario Kart

This week we’re going to look at Mario Kart using the GameVision Brand Map you can buy direct from MCV online. Twice a year we ask European consumers about 200 games they are playing and compile the data into a report we call a Brand Map. We asked 6,835 gamers …

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Brand Map: Gran Turismo

This week we’re going to look at Gran Turismo using the GameVision Brand Map you can buy direct from MCV Reports. We ask European gamers about their time spent with 200 different titles twice a year and compile the data they give us into a report we call a Brand …

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Yamauchi races at Nurburging

Kazunori Yamauchi took part in this weekend’s 24-hour race at Nurburgring. The creator of Gran Turismo was a member of a four-man team and raced in a Nissan GT-R. Yamauchi was at the wheel when it crossed the finish line, according to Dual Shockers. The team finished in 36th place, …

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Ubisoft grabs twin racing rights

Ubisoft will release games from Italian publisher Black Bean in the UK. The deal means that the Assassin’s Creed publisher can add licensed racing games to its roster, including motorbike franchise SBK and rally series WRC. The firm will also release Black Bean’s other titles, such as its National Geographic …

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Racers back at pole position

The losing streak for racing games is definitely over, with Test Drive Unlimited 2 on top this week. Early last year a number of high-profile racers failed to meet sales expectations, including Activision’s Blur. But a string of No.1s have seen the racing genre get back on track. Codemasters’ F1 …

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