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Ken Block in Dirt 2

Ken Block in Dirt 2

Codemasters put together a trailer with daredevil Ken Block, who has been working closely with the Colin McRae: Dirt 2 team. The game is set to be released on the 10th of September.

Codemasters press release:


Discover Ken Block’s passion for DiRT and rally and watch stunning new gameplay footage as Codemasters® launched the latest Colin McRae™: DiRT™ 2 video, “Racing on DiRT with Ken Block”, available from www.dirt2game.com.

Jaw-dropping gameplay footage and clips of DC Rally athlete Ken Block’s Subaru WRX STi being pushed to its limits come together in the new video as Block, technical consultant on Colin McRae: DiRT 2, explains the exhilaration of rallying off-road and offers advice on how to succeed in the game. Gameplay footage shows the spectacular Battersea Power Station and the Subaru WRX STi and McRae R4 taking on one of the game’s Rally Stages set in Croatia.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is set to take racing games to a new level with thrilling new race disciplines, striking locations, big event atmosphere and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines, each selected to deliver spectacular, fast paced racing.

Taking players on an exhilarating World Tour, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will deliver over 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments. From the muddy tracks of the Malaysian rainforest to spectator-packed stadiums in London and Los Angeles, racers will compete in contemporary off-road race disciplines covering Rallycross, Trailblazer, Raid, Landrush, and Rally.

Complete with full head-to-head competitive online play, get ready for the ultimate off-road competition when Colin McRae: DiRT 2 launches September 8th (US), 10th (EPAC), 11th (UK). For the latest news and videos, powerslide over to www.dirt2game.com.

Developed by Codemasters Studios, creators of the BAFTA Award-winning Race Driver™: GRID™ and powered by the third-generation of the award-winning EGO™ Engine, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will be published for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. A Games For Windows® LIVE edition will follow with support for DirectX® 11.

Ken Block trailer

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Commented on 2009-07-29 17:06:40
daredevil, not dare devil. what is it with swedes and "särskrivning"? :P
Commented on 2009-07-29 17:57:04
i cant get over how good this looks visually.
Commented on 2009-07-29 18:05:09
Best footage I've seen of this game so far, and the most clear. Looking at the video gives a proper indication of how realistic it looks. The small part in the video were it shows the camera inside the car behind the driver seat looked just real.

Nevermind the American stages and the daft multi-car race events, Codemasters; give me some pure rally European stages proper and it's a day one for me. Looks as if they have the car handling down, so I'm buying this just for the visuals alone.
Commented on 2009-07-29 18:20:11
If they would enhance the dust clouds behind the car, it would be sometimes hard to tell which was ingame and which was real. This game has the best graphics I have ever seen in a game (Crysis not included). And it makes me wonder how the PC-version will look like with it's dx11 support.
Commented on 2009-07-29 18:23:59
looks like some awesome 360 footage
Commented on 2009-07-29 18:57:28 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i cant get over how good this looks visually.
Incredible right :P lets hope the gameplay/handling is fun.
Commented on 2009-07-29 19:51:51
The game looks mighty fine indeed, I agree with the assessment that it needs more dust and such though.

I'll be awaiting the demo to see how this game handles, but the vids have shown little promise in that regard to be honest...
Commented on 2009-07-29 20:00:30
Physics STILL look awful! Shame.
Commented on 2009-07-29 20:33:05
looks amazing!
Commented on 2009-07-29 21:51:48 In reply to bleachedsmiles
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Commented on 2009-07-29 22:19:26 In reply to Jin187
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Commented on 2009-07-29 22:44:57 In reply to beatbox
Posted by beatbox
Well in my opinion they look better then Forza 3.

I think Forza 3 still stuck in last gen.
lol, opinions can get a little crazy at times.

By the way, some of the biggest bullcrap this year just came out of Ken Block's mouth with this video.
Commented on 2009-07-29 23:06:17
When the car rolled over it seemed really unrealistic to me. Is that possible, he didn't really lose any speed. Regardless it seems like an exciting game.

Can't wait for this and Forza 3
Commented on 2009-07-30 00:02:10 In reply to beatbox
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Commented on 2009-07-30 00:55:17 In reply to whatscrackin
Posted by whatscrackin
so does MS pay you or do you just work for free? lol
I noted that because in the previous dirt 2 post you had aload of PC elitists saying how it must be pc footage as consoles couldnt possibly be capable of it. This new footage shown looks even more impressive... and its from the 360 build. Simple as that.

So yes MS paid me off for not instantly shouting that it will be better on my PC... which runs on microsoft windows.
Commented on 2009-07-30 00:58:17
Who is Ken Block?

A) Hollywood driver
b) Next american model
c) World rally..........
Commented on 2009-07-30 10:40:41
Ken is an amazing driver, but not terribly bright, so I wouldn't worry too much about the intellectual content! :o)

It does look great, and if the video is from the xbox build, how can that be paying MS lip service? Fucktards...
Commented on 2009-07-30 14:21:12 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
I noted that because in the previous dirt 2 post you had aload of PC elitists saying how it must be pc footage as consoles couldnt possibly be capable of it. This new footage shown looks even more impressive... and its from the 360 build. Simple as that.

So yes MS paid me off for not instantly shouting that it will be better on my PC... which runs on microsoft windows.
How do you know it's from the Xbox360 version? It could be from the PC-version, using an Xbox360 controller.

I have already asked this before: is it possible to state in the news post which platform the footage is from? Or is that unknown because dev's don't release that information?
Commented on 2009-07-30 15:05:12
Why would they keep focusing on the controller if it was a PC build? Just flicked through the video and on several occasions they focus on the controller. As I remember, Grid looked fucking ace on the 360, and seeing as this is using an evolution of Grid's game engine, I see no reason to discount this being the 360 version.

It kinda adds up, you know? (Puts on dodgy mac and strange eye...)
Commented on 2009-07-30 16:33:16
noone should compare this to forza
codemasters are on record as saying this dirt2 aint a simulation, so its best judged on its own merits
Commented on 2009-07-30 18:17:01 In reply to presstheflesh
Posted by presstheflesh
noone should compare this to forza
codemasters are on record as saying this dirt2 aint a simulation, so its best judged on its own merits
lol, and even Forza 3 its not 100% simulator, that what i like about forza because it feel half arcade and half sim. But the advantage with Dirt 2 that it has Full damege and weather, and forza 3 doesn't.

btw, Im a 360 owner only.
Commented on 2009-07-30 21:39:11 In reply to fablo
Posted by fablo
lol, and even Forza 3 its not 100% simulator, that what i like about forza because it feel half arcade and half sim. But the advantage with Dirt 2 that it has Full damege and weather, and forza 3 doesn't.

btw, Im a 360 owner only.
Erm...no.

Forza is more or less a full on console sim when all the assists are turned off. There is nothing arcade about it once those are off. Maybe you meant it's 50/50 when they are turned on, perhaps?
Commented on 2009-07-31 04:20:55 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
How do you know it's from the Xbox360 version? It could be from the PC-version, using an Xbox360 controller.

I have already asked this before: is it possible to state in the news post which platform the footage is from? Or is that unknown because dev's don't release that information?
i dont know... unless he keeps his pc in a draw, in the living room, hooked up to a HD tv, whilst using a 360 pad.. i dont know
Commented on 2009-07-31 13:28:19
lol @ the fanboys. :)

The game looks ridiculous (and SOAD in background rocks), too bad I'm not a fan of off-road racing, also too bad about the physics.
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