Codemasters News


F1 2012 'Champions' scenario mode revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2012 6:00am PDT

Pop quiz, hotshot. You've just come out of the pits at Spa Francorchamps on fresh tires, while everyone else is on old rubber, but you're at the back of the pack with three laps to go. What do you do? What do you do? Test yourself in F1 2012's newly-revealed, scenario-based ...


Race Driver: Grid 2 teased, reveal next week

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2012 8:15am PDT

Codemasters teased a while back that it was returning to Race Driver: Grid as part of its renewed focus on racing games, and now we have a bigger tease. Codies has released a teensy little trailer showing the Grid emblem with a big fat "2," hinting to expect a reveal on Wedn...


"Hurray! Still sad they can't crack any other genre, but at least what they're good at sells well."

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F1 Race Stars announced by Codemasters

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2012 8:30am PDT

Codemasters recently gave up on making action games to focus on race 'em ups, and what strange and wonderful fruit will this bring us? Well, er, today the publisher announced it's using its Formula 1 license to make kart racer F1 Race Stars.


Dirt Showdown demo smashes in today

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2012 6:45am PDT

This Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! a demo for Codemasters' arcade racing spin-off Dirt Showdown is smashing! bashing! dashing! and crashing! into PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! 3! 3! If you like cars, or truly hate them, you might want to play it.


Codemasters drops action to focus on racing

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2012 10:45am PDT

Codemasters will abandon development of action games and will focus on the racing genre


"have codemasters ever released a good action game anyway? I seem to remember Turning Point: ..."

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F1 2012 racing out in September

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 19, 2012 6:45am PDT

As sure as a billion-dollar sport begins a new season every year, so must a new official licensed video game of that sport be released annually. No surprise, then, that Codemasters has announced F1 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation, but now it's offic


"F1 2012: Ugly Edition. ;) Let's hope the cars get better looking as the season rolls on."

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Dirt Showdown debut gameplay trailer rides up

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 27, 2012 12:15pm PST

This Friday! Friday! Friday! Codemasters is offering the first in-game look at Dirt Showdown. Virtual drivers smash! dash! bash! and crash! for your amusement in a gameplay trailer and screenshots, showing how this Dirt series offshot amps up the action.


"Anyone play Test Drive: Eve of Destruction? This looks to be somewhere between that and the old ..."

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Whistle-blower alleges 'unlawful' practices at Codemasters

By Xav de Matos, Jan 13, 2012 5:30pm PST

A former Codemasters employee has publicly accused the publisher of unlawful business practices and threatening former employees after his job was made redundant.


"interesting... there's always two sides to a story though im a professional in finance and ..."

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Dirt Showdown announced; arcade-style racer coming to PC, Xbox 360, PS3

By Xav de Matos, Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm PST

Codemasters has announced a new game in the Dirt series with an arcade-tilt.Dirt Showdown is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in May 2012.


"This. Make a WRC rally game like the good old Colin McRae series, not this lame Kenny Douchebag ..."

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Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk HD remake rolling onto iOS, Android

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 23, 2011 7:00am PST

Codemasters signalled the return of cult favourite egg Dizzy yesterday, sparking intense conversation in a small subset of middle-aged British men. Today, the publisher revealed it's an HD remake of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk for iOS and Android.


"Me and my friends used to play Dizzy a lot on the Amiga so it's a welcome return. Nice little ..."

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Codemasters reviving Dizzy brand

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 22, 2011 6:00pm PST

Codemasters reveals that it's bringing back Dizzy the anthropomorphic egg for another adventure.


"Call of Dizzy: Modern Poacher. An FPS with regenerating shell armour."

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Codemasters closing Bodycount studio; strengthening racing dev teams

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2011 11:15am PDT

Codemasters is "proposing to retire" its internal studio which developed Bodycount, revealing plans to focus more on racing games.


"Maybe someone realized Bodycount was good at one time, but royally sucked by the time it came ..."

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Report: 1.7M Steam keys for Dirt 3 compromised

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 06, 2011 6:15pm PDT

Lists containing at least 1.7 million Steam promotional codes for the off-road racer Dirt 3 were compromised over the weekend.


"Yeah the wife and I thought we were special until we found out we were just 2 out of 1.7 million."

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Bodycount demo out on Xbox 360 now, PS3 later

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 10:30am PDT

Do you hate the world? Enjoy smashing up a small corner of it in the demo for destruction-mad shooter Bodycount, which launched today on Xbox 360 and "will follow" on PS3.


"Not very good at all.. Took a while to load, gameplay tries to copy Bulletstorm and does a ..."

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Codemasters hacked, personal data stolen

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2011 7:45am PDT

If you have any sort of Codemasters account, you might want to start changing your passwords. The publisher announced that its website was hacked last Friday, and user data compromised.


"Hackers should be trusted they are only after the big evil company not the normal people. All of ..."

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