DiRT 2

PC, XB360, PS3, WII, PSP, DS / Racing / Release: Dec 8, 2009 / ESRB: T

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Gatling Gears, Star Raiders, and 2K discounts coming to XBLM

The next few weeks of Xbox Live Marketplace content have been detailed by Microsoft's Larry Hryb, including some anticipated XBLA games and discounts on 2K titles.

The twin-stick shooter Gatling Gears will be up tomorrow for $15 (1200 MSP), and Sega Rally Online Arcade will go up next week for a cool $10 (800 MSP). Hryb also tweeted separately that Star Raiders will be up this week as well. Read more »

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DiRT 2 PC Demo Released, Packs Benchmark

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Codemasters has released a two-track PC demo for its DirectX 11-enabled racer DiRT 2, now available for your racing pleasure in a 1.32GB download from FileShack.

On offer are a Moroccan point-to-point event in the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and an eight-trophy truck race around the Ensenada Port circuit in Baja California. A benchmarking mode is included for you to test your PC's mettle, or you can check out the system requirements if you're concerned your computer might not even make it that far. Read more »

"Doesn't work on Windows XP for me... "This operating system is not supported by DiRT2 Demo.""
- st4rdog    See all 19 comments


DiRT 2 PC System Requirements Released

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In preparation of DiRT 2's PC debut on December 1, developer Codemasters has issued system requirements for the late-arriving, DirectX 11-supporting PC edition.

Along with the DirectX 11 enhancements, such as hardware tessellation, DiRT 2 PC will also pack Games for Windows Live integration. Read more »

"sorry, my laptop was using intel core i3-330M, windows 7, ATi Radeon HD 5870, Memory 4GB, but i ..."
- notymen    See all 37 comments


DiRT 2 Trailers Demonstrate DirectX 11

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A pair of new DiRT 2 trailers demonstrate the fancy DirectX 11 graphical wizadry which reportedly caused the PC version of Codemasters' racer to be delayed several months.

First up is a tech-focused look at the DirectX 11-enabled features which include "Cloth Tessellation, Hardware Instanced Tessellated Crowd, Tessellated Water with Dynamic Displacement Mapping, Enhanced Lighting and Post Processing." Read more »

"I am so stoked the Radeon 5870 shipped with a Steam activation for Dirt 2. I probably wouldnt ..."
- Lightzout    See all 76 comments


DiRT 2 Launch Trailer: 'Saying Whoa Whoa Whoa'

Codemaster's latest off-road racer should now be on North American store shelves, with a European release later this week, meaning that it's prime time for a launch trailer.

Developed internally at Codemasters, DiRT 2 is (or will shortly be) available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP. A PC version arrives in December. Read more »

"If they didnt remove split screen, I would have bought this already. Money is going to EA sorry."
- posito    See all 17 comments


PlayStation Store Update Brings Demos Galore

After an unexplained delay that saw Thursday pass without its usual PlayStation Store update, Sony's online marketplace has now been refreshed with new content.

Among this week's offerings are four new downloadable demos for PlayStation 3 owners (WET, NHL 10, DiRT 2, F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn DLC), three more PSone Classics playable on PS3 and PSP, side-scrolling beat 'em up Invincible Tiger, and loads of add-on content. Read more »

"Just played the WET demo. To be honest, I didn't have too high hopes for this game, but after ..."
- isy2736    See all 3 comments


DiRT 2, NHL 10 Demos Arrive on Xbox Live

Hot on the heels of the two new demos that hit Xbox Live yesterday--Mini Ninjas, Lost Planet 2--the Xbox 360's online marketplace was today updated with another two.

This time, we've got playable samples of Codemasters' racer DiRT 2 and the latest hockey title out of EA Canada, NHL 10. As with Mini Ninjas, that DiRT 2 demo should hit PlayStation 3 later today, and don't be surprised if NHL 10 shows up there too. Read more »

"How's the realism in this one? I really liked GRID but now I got even more into GTR:Evolution ..."
- belzebutt    See all 14 comments


All the Dirt on DiRT 2 in Three New Videos

Fans of Colin McRae racers will enjoy this media blast from Codemasters, a three-video extravaganza showing off the upcoming DiRT 2.

The sequel hits September 8 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP. The PC version is coming later in December, apparently due to a lengthy DirectX 11 upgrade.

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"Wish we could get another Richard Burns Rally game.. too bad he died :("
- Landrosradick    See all 30 comments


DiRT 2 Gets Console Release Date, New Screenshots

Rally racer DiRT 2 will be released September 8 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP, Codemasters announced today, releasing four new screenshots in celebration.

PC gamers will of course have to wait until December, as the PC release has been delayed until then to add support for the new graphical bells and whistles of DirectX 11.

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"This might be my first official Win7 game. Hate having to wait until Dec for it though. ..."
- NuMMnUtZ    See all 10 comments


DiRT 2 PC Delayed for DirectX 11 Tweaks

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Once slated to arrive alongside its console counterparts in September, the PC release of Codemasters' off-road racer DiRT 2 has been pushed back until December so that it can "benefit from an extended development program to take advantage of DirectX 11."

"We believe that the DirectX 11 feature set is too compelling to ignore, especially considering how much more it can add to the visual experience for PC gamers," said Codemasters technical officer Bryan Marshall, who further cited "key new technologies such as hardware tessellation, multi-threading and Shader Model 5.0." Read more »

"LOL!! this is lie definitely!! directx 11 cards dont come out until december 2009 or later "
- Indrek888    See all 131 comments


DiRT 2 Screenshots Get Wet

As DiRT 2 enters the final stretch--it's slated to arrive this September--developer Codemasters has released some new screenshots illustrating the various off-road tracks, including Battersea, Croatia, Morocco and Utah.

Look for DiRT 2 to hit PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP.

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"These aren't screenshots, these are target renders with some in game assets and some extreme ..."
- nutcrackr    See all 18 comments


DiRT 2 Trailers Dish the Dirt

Codemasters send over a duo of DiRT 2 trailers today, first up the traditional E3 teaser trailer, overflowing with marketing blurbs, thrilling crowd shots and a snippet of racing.

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"that looks amazing, i have to upgrade my pc soon, stupid newegg for not accepting international ..."
- hanged_man    See all 5 comments


DiRT 2 Trailer Offers Filthy Look Behind the Scenes

Codemasters senior executive producer Gavin Rayburn gives us a tour of the DiRT 2 project in this video, introducing us to the racing game's water technology, weighting, and handling--with a surprise visit from engine noise.

DiRT 2 is scheduled to launch on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP in September.

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" it's gonna be awesome driving my car the way it's meant to be driven without worrying about ..."
- vassili_zaitsev    See all 23 comments


DiRT 2 Trailer Teases Showering Woman, Raw Meat

What do a showering woman and an underwear-clad demonstration of improper cooking technique have to do with off-road racing action? You'll have to ask Codemasters, because I've watched this five times and still have no idea.

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""What do a showering woman and an underwear-clad demonstration of improper cooking technique ..."
- Metst510    See all 30 comments


DiRT 2 Scheduled For September

During its Gamers Day press event, Codemasters announced that the off-road racing game sequel DiRT 2 will be released this September.Using the latest version of the EGO engine powering recent Codemasters racing games, DiRT 2 features a World Tour mode taking you to various locations including North America, Japan, Malaysia, Baja and Croatia.

Codemasters also promises fully-featured multiplayer support with social features across multiple racing disciplines. Read more »

"Real multiplayer this time around might actually get me to buy it."
- House    See all 25 comments





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