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E3: DiRT 2, Shibuya

E3: DiRT 2, Shibuya

After the mountainous circuit we offered you yesterday, here is a second video of Colin McRae: Dirt 2, much urban as this time it's done in Shibuya. The Japanese city has been covered with mud for the occasion, fortunately enough your vehicles have a very effective windshield...

E3: Shibuya

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Commented on 2009-06-04 19:59:54
Holy monkey balls, that's beautiful! I am lovin' the water on the windshield. Is this the PC or Console version? I must know!!...
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:06:25
I guess if I want real WRC feeling I now need to bet on GT5...
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:06:33
Since it says 1280x720 resolution, I presume it's a consoleversion..
Posted by Ishigami
I guess if I want real WRC feeling I now need to bet on GT5...
If that game is ever released.. :P
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:07:09
I would say Console version if this were played in real-time.
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:20:09
That footage looks like the Xbox 360 version judging by the replay buttons at the end. Or it could be the PC version with a wireless Xbox 360 controller I suppose. Whatever, the game looks fantastic and I only saw very minor tearing in the entire video. The engine the game runs on is excellent.
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:26:42 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
I guess if I want real WRC feeling I now need to bet on GT5...
Right, because the rally racing in the past GT games was so outstanding... I don't get how in every racing game thread, the GT nutjobs gotta say how awesome GT5 is. Are you guys Polyphony Digital PR employees? I may be in the minority, but I think Gran Tourisimo is hyper overrated. It seems to me like that games graphics are all people care about- cuz if it was gameplay, Forza would be the clear winner, IMO( not counting PC sim racers, but I don't ever like to get THAT in depth)...
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:27:51
very impressive indeed!
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:45:05
The million dollar question:

Is it central pivot or not?
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:51:21
I'm so buying this

What ever people say about the original ... even if this will be the same as the first i really don't care because such a great game ... just beautifull
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:12:03 In reply to raikke
Posted by raikke
The million dollar question:

Is it central pivot or not?
Of course it is. All-wheel turning is the shit. They should include a tank in the game for good measure.

what a crappy game this is. If just someone other than Codemasters made a rally game, it would be infinitely better. Like Richard Burns rally.
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:13:04 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Right, because the rally racing in the past GT games was so outstanding... I don't get how in every racing game thread, the GT nutjobs gotta say how awesome GT5 is. Are you guys Polyphony Digital PR employees? I may be in the minority, but I think Gran Tourisimo is hyper overrated. It seems to me like that games graphics are all people care about- cuz if it was gameplay, Forza would be the clear winner, IMO( not counting PC sim racers, but I don't ever like to get THAT in depth)...
Agreed! I bought GT on my ps and ps2 and enjoyed them, but it is definetely overrated. And NOT because it was lacking damage modeling.

@ raikke- You can tell from the video it doesn't appear to be quite as bad as the first one for that, but we'll just have to wait for the demo to judge for ourselves.
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:08:17 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Right, because the rally racing in the past GT games was so outstanding... I don't get how in every racing game thread, the GT nutjobs gotta say how awesome GT5 is. Are you guys Polyphony Digital PR employees? I may be in the minority, but I think Gran Tourisimo is hyper overrated. It seems to me like that games graphics are all people care about- cuz if it was gameplay, Forza would be the clear winner, IMO( not counting PC sim racers, but I don't ever like to get THAT in depth)...
I agree, but that's just all the Sony fanboys. I would bet a TON of money that half the people praising GT games don't even play them that much, they just feel the childish need to defend and hype anything Sony.

As for Dirt 2, this game looks very outstanding and if the gameplay is polished as well this could be up there with Forza 3 and GT5 on my must have racer list (which is getting pretty big this year).
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:16:12 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Right, because the rally racing in the past GT games was so outstanding... I don't get how in every racing game thread, the GT nutjobs gotta say how awesome GT5 is. Are you guys Polyphony Digital PR employees? I may be in the minority, but I think Gran Tourisimo is hyper overrated. It seems to me like that games graphics are all people care about- cuz if it was gameplay, Forza would be the clear winner, IMO( not counting PC sim racers, but I don't ever like to get THAT in depth)...
Its all about gfx nowadays, so of course people love GT.
I mean I'm even hyped a little for DIRT2 althuogh I found that DIRT1 was utter crap. Have to wait for the demo to make the hype vanish. :P

They would be clever if they wouldn't release a demo.
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:35:52 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Right, because the rally racing in the past GT games was so outstanding... I don't get how in every racing game thread, the GT nutjobs gotta say how awesome GT5 is. Are you guys Polyphony Digital PR employees? I may be in the minority, but I think Gran Tourisimo is hyper overrated. It seems to me like that games graphics are all people care about- cuz if it was gameplay, Forza would be the clear winner, IMO( not counting PC sim racers, but I don't ever like to get THAT in depth)...
Agree.. Its just another mediocre pretend-hardcore racing game.
Imo Forza, and Dirt, by far surpasses it in every regard. Especially in the fun factor.
Remember games are about having fun. You will NEVER get a 100% sim racer without actually getting in a car in real life.
Commented on 2009-06-05 00:00:51 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
I guess if I want real WRC feeling I now need to bet on GT5...
Don't be so ridiculous. If you want the proper WRC experience, nothing touches McCrae when it's on form, and judging from these videos, it's looking to be doing just that. GT's Rally parts, as fun as they are, are NO comparison.
Commented on 2009-06-05 02:04:53
I'm downoadn the Dirt 1 demo again to get a better feel of what i disliked about dirt 1.
Commented on 2009-06-05 03:04:38 In reply to Frozpot
I guess expecting people to actually gasp the sarcasm in my comment was wrong.
I'm sorry for overestimating you all.

I put it in simple words for you: Dirt sucks, GT5 WRC sucks = No decent WRC game in years which sucks even harder.

k? - Thx.
Commented on 2009-06-05 04:33:17 In reply to Ishigami
^
Posted by Ishigami
I guess expecting people to actually gasp the sarcasm in my comment was wrong.
I'm sorry for overestimating you all.

I put it in simple words for you: Dirt sucks, GT5 WRC sucks = No decent WRC game in years which sucks even harder.

k? - Thx.
Perhaps next time you will remember that text doesn't carry intonation. Since we obviously don't know you very well, there was no context to put your words. Don't get bent out of shape because you couldn't convey your point. On topic- the amount of gorgeous racing games this year is insane- how do they expect us to afford all this stuff? Could this possibly take the crown from Rallysport Challenge 2? We shall see...
Commented on 2009-06-05 06:59:57
while I'm not into this "course racing with rally cars" idea, this finally is a racing video, where someone who is noob at the game comes in last in the race

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