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5. Colin Mcrae: Dirt 2
GENRE: Rally Racing Game
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (known as Dirt 2 in the Americas and stylised, DiRT 2) is a rally racing game released in September 2009, and is
the sequel to Colin McRae: Dirt. It was developed and published for the Mac OS X in September 2011 by Feral Interactive.
This is the first game in the McRae series since McRae's death in 2007. It was announced on 19 November 2008 and features Ken
features Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust, and Dave Mirra. The game includes many new race-events, including stadium events.
stadium events. Along with the player, an RV travels from one event to another, and serves as "headquarters" for the player. It features a
player. It features a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to diverse and challenging real-world environments. The game
environments. The game takes place across four continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The game includes five different event
five different event types: Rally, Rallycross, "Trailblazer", "Land Rush" and "Raid". The World Tour mode sees players competing in multi-car
competing in multi-car and solo races at new locations, and also includes a new multiplayer mode.
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 features five racing disciplines, all of which are
playable offline (against AI bots when applicable) and online. In
addition, three "special modes" are included. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 runs
on an updated version of the EGO engine, which powered
Codemasters' Race Driver: Grid as well. The engine features, most
notably, an updated physics engine, which models realistic weight
transfer during turning maneuvers, allowing the player to incorporate
advanced driving techniques, such as the Scandinavian flick.
Shortly before the release of the first game in the Dirt series, Colin McRae: Dirt, Colin McRae: Dirt
2 was described by Matthew Horsman, chief game designer for the game, as a game more improved
and refined than its predecessor. The game was later announced officially on 19 November 2008. The
engine, EGO, initially featured in Race Driver: Grid, was updated to better take advantage of the
PlayStation's SPUs, as well as improving multi-core processor utilization on the Xbox 360 and PC. The
Flashback ability, allowing players to rewind time mid-race, a new feature in Grid, was kept and
improved due to its popularity. In addition, the features and expanse of the multiplayer component,
which was often criticized in Colin McRae: Dirt as being fairly anaemic, was completely new to the
9. HOTTEST GAMING NEWS
Project Morpheus is now called
PlayStation VR, and PS4 gets a price
Sony has finally named
its virtual reality headset for PS4. Having been
known as Project Morpheus for almost two
years, the headset will be called PlayStation
VR on full release.
The announcement was made during Sony's
Tokyo Game Show press conference but few
other new details were revealed. There is still
no release date other than 2016, nor has the
device been priced yet.
Its major competition, the Oculus Rift and
HTC Vive headsets, will be available on a
wider consumer release early next year, with
the latter going to some early adopters before
the end of 2015 but in very limited amounts.
It is unlikely Sony will beat the Oculus Rift to
11. BADASS CHARACTER OF THE WEEK
Game: Gears of War
Attitude, looks, and overall
personality make this guy one of
our favorite badasses. He does
what he wants, mouths off to
officials, and curve stomps those
in his way.