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Review: GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

Three-point turn

GRID 2 was largely seen as a disappointment by many of the series’ fans – a step in the wrong direction, lacking the focus and discipline that made the original release such a compelling outing for racing enthusiasts. GRID Autosport, the latest offering from British firm Codemasters, aims to redeem the series – and bar a few...

Review: F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

Pedal to the Vettel

After an exciting first half to the 2012 season, last year’s Formula One World Championship trudged towards an inevitable third title for Sebastian Vettel, continuing his and Red Bull’s dominance of the sport. The 2013 season was, however, supposed to be more competitive; with stable technical regulations, it was said that...

News: F1 2013 Is Pulling Out of the Pit Stop Tomorrow

F1 2013 Is Pulling Out of the Pit Stop Tomorrow

Codemasters set to announce annual update

Sebastian Vettel may be running away with this year's championship, but that’s not stopping Codemasters from readying F1 2013 for release. The title – which will almost certainly launch later this year – is set to be officially unveiled tomorrow, as teased by an image posted on the franchise’s...

Review: GRID 2 (PlayStation 3)

GRID 2 (PlayStation 3)

Five years in the pit lane

The racing genre is divided between arcade and simulation fans. While other genres have fairly interchangeable skill sets, what works in an arcade racer will send you straight to the hospital in a racing sim; the no holds barred action of Need for Speed caters to the former, while Gran Turismo appeals to the latter. But...

News: UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

Caught in the slipstream

Codemasters’ stylish racer GRID 2 has secured a second week atop the UK charts, despite a 50 per cent drop in sales. The slick driving experience managed to accelerate beyond FIFA 13 and Remember Me, the latter of which managed a respectable debut in third position. That doesn’t look like a bad performance for the title,...

News: GRID 2 Doesn't Need the PS4 to Deliver a Social Experience

GRID 2 Doesn't Need the PS4 to Deliver a Social Experience

Codemasters blazing trails on current hardware

Social may be the big hook of the PlayStation 4, but Codemasters is delivering on the promise on current generation hardware. This brand new GRID 2 trailer offers a good look at the impending racer’s multiplayer suite, and it includes community-driven features such as video sharing and dynamic...

Preview: Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Test drive

Ask any racing fan what their favourite gaming experience has been over the past five years, and there’s a good chance that Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID will rank at the sharp end of their list. Since its release in 2008, GRID has developed something of a cult following, thanks in part to its strong racing heart and fine damage...

News: F1 2012 Demo Races onto PSN This Week

F1 2012 Demo Races onto PSN This Week

Pit stop

Fans of fast cars and chequered flags will be treated to an F1 2012 demo this week, Codemasters has announced. Those that download the taster will be able to sample two of racer’s new modes: Young Driver Test and Season Challenge. The former takes “inspiration” from real-life examinations, and will teach you how to get to grips with...

News: GRID 2 Races onto PlayStation 3 Next Year

GRID 2 Races onto PlayStation 3 Next Year

Told you

Codemasters has confirmed what we’d already figured out – that GRID 2 is set to drift onto the PlayStation 3 next year. The hotly anticipated sequel has been in development for two years, and will take advantage of the most recent version of Codemasters’ excellent EGO Engine. The game’s debut trailer – embedded below – includes...

News: F1 2012 Pits You Against the Best in Champions Mode

F1 2012 Pits You Against the Best in Champions Mode

Have you got what it takes?

Identifying that its F1 series can be a bit intense at times, Codemasters has announced a new quick play option for the upcoming F1 2012. Dubbed the Champions Mode, the feature will allow you to jump into a host of individual race scenarios against former champions. Think International Superstar Soccer’s challenge mode...

News: GRID 2 Trailer Teases 8th August Reveal

GRID 2 Trailer Teases 8th August Reveal

Wheely good surprise

We’d heard rumours that a sequel to Codemasters’ massively popular GRID series was in development, but we never actually expected it to be announced this morning. Out of nowhere, the British publisher has released a short teaser trailer with the slogan “the race returns”. All will be revealed on 8th August according to...

News: F1 Race Stars Aims to Make Formula One Fun

F1 Race Stars Aims to Make Formula One Fun

Over the top

If you don’t know your KERS from your DRS, then Codemasters has announced a brand new racer that just might just tickle your fancy. The brilliantly cartoony F1 Race Stars promises to transform all of your favourite drivers into adorable bobble-heads and pit them against each other on tracks that would be deemed too exciting for the...

Rumour: Codemasters is Actively Working on GRID 2

Codemasters is Actively Working on GRID 2

Ready to race

Despite launching over four years ago, Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID remains many gamers’ favourite PlayStation 3 racing game. So it’s exciting to learn that a successor to the title is rumoured to be in development right now. The news comes courtesy of – whisper it – Official Xbox Magazine, which claims that details about...

News: New DiRT Showdown Trailer Parties Hard

New DiRT Showdown Trailer Parties Hard

What does that even mean?

If you’re still not entirely sure what DiRT Showdown actually is, this trailer should set the scene. It’s got loud music, flashing lights and exaggerated American voiceovers. It’s essentially the game Codemasters has been itching to make for the past three years. Totally rad, dude. Cowabunga. Word. You can read our...

News: DiRT Showdown Demo Crashes onto PSN Today

DiRT Showdown Demo Crashes onto PSN Today

Bruised and broken

You’ll be able to quench your thirst for crumpled bonnets today, when Codemasters smashes a demo for the upcoming DiRT Showdown onto the PlayStation Store. The teaser will feature two events, including a solo single-player race and a “devastating” multiplayer demolition derby event. The single-player race will see you...

News: DiRT Showdown Collides with 25th May Release Date

DiRT Showdown Collides with 25th May Release Date

Hooning is not a crime

Those of you obsessed with bent bumpers and scratched paint work will probably want to pick up a copy of DiRT Showdown when it releases on 25th May in the UK and 29th May in the US. The title steers the traditionally serious rallying series in a more raucous direction, focusing on arcade thrills and vehicle wrecking spills. If...

News: Take to the Track with F1 2011 Vita Discount

Take to the Track with F1 2011 Vita Discount

Race for life

In order to celebrate this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, Codemasters has announced that it is temporarily slashing the price of the Vita version of F1 2011 to an affordable £19.99. The discount is scheduled for this weekend only, so you’ll need to be nimble like a race car to take advantage of the reduction. For more information...