Slowly but surely we are seeing the atrocity that is Games For Windows Live removed from our beloved Steam games, today sees another victorious step forward with the complete removal of GFWL from Dirt 3 (hurrah).
As a bonus for our patience and understanding over the last year existing owners of Dirt 3 have also been upgraded to the 'Complete Edition' (hurrah again), The integration of the complete edition should be automatic and you will see the changes when you launch the game.
Just to also add that retail copies and GFWL versions of Dirt 3 can now also be activated via Steam.
The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is a cheap way of getting your hands on a selection of racing games, including Urban Trial Freestyle, Real World Racing and WRC Powerslide for only £0.62.
If yoiu're willing to beat £3.74, you'll also receive DiRT Showdown and Joe Danger 2: The Movie, which is probably the best deal if you don't already own them. Finally, DiRT 3 is available at the top £6.32 tier. Thanks to Dr4gOns_FuRy @ HUKD!
As always, the Steam Summer Sale is running 8-hour long flash sales, one of which is voted for by the community. Here are your current highlights until 18:00 tonight, including the bonkers Antichamber, the entire DiRT franchise and a starter pack for Warframe.
Some of these deals may be reprised towards the end of the sale.
While Dirt 2 remains the definitive rally title of this generation, this DLC packed edition of Dirt 3 still provides plenty of rallying thrills. The Complete Edition comes with £20 worth of DLC including an X Games Asia track pack, Monte Carlo event and an extra 13 cars and 50 liveries. The Ken Block-inspired stunt events have no place in this series but the rallying is as solid as ever.
Thanks to esclad at HotUkDeals.
DiRT 3, once again, demonstrates that Codemasters are at the very top of the driving games tier. It delivers an unbelievable amount of content, loads of cars, plenty of tracks/surfaces and a massive gymkhana mode starring the legendary Ken Block. ShopTo are currently charging under £15for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, which is a beefy saving and a seriously attractive breakthrough price.
It appears Codemasters have lost an estimated three million digital copies of racer DIRT 3 after hackers after hackers swiped reserved download codes for the game intended for release as part of a promotion with graphics card manufacturers, AMD. The codes were left on a public Codemasters server without protection, which has since been ransacked by opportunistic hackers.Click here for more
Can Zumba Fitness' rampant success be stopped? I don't think so, not when its stretched its number one spot to eight consecutive weeks, seeing a 16% spike in sales and outselling the rest of the top five combined! It's Zumba's eleventh number one spot since launch, equaling previous best haul records from FIFA: Road to World Cup 98' and FIFA Soccer 96'. Whoa.Click here for the rest of the top ten
DiRT 3'll provide you with some excellent racing thanks to some wonderful handling and you'll get access to more and more cars to zip around in by securing yourself sponsorship deals. Slipping online couldn't be easier, which is good because it's always a little bit more of a challenge to beat a group of human players rather than tearing around with AI controlled cars. If you want to find out a bit more about the game, then I'd recommend checking out Josh's review. Getting your hands on a PS3 or Xbox 360 copy of the game couldn't be easier, just head on over to ShopTo, wire them £22.85, and save yourself over £2 on the next best offers. Thanks to joeeeallover @ HUKD.
Would you believe it, but LA Noire has claimed the top spot in the UK charts for the third week in a row. In a week of very few changes, Rockstar's terrific detective thriller resisted a renewed effort from LEGO: Pirates of the Carribean, which traded places with last week's second place entry, Codemasters' DIRT 3. Zumba Fitness retained four place, edging out fifth-placed Brink.Click here for more
LA Noire held firm at the top of the UK Charts this week, fending off competition from the likes of DIRT 3 which premiered in second place. Rockstar's 1940s crime caper - which we'll have a roundtable review for later today - showed remarkable resilience to maintain its pole position, whereas the likes of Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean dropped to third. Elsewhere, the resilient Zumba Fitness clung on to fourth place, whereas Brink continued its steady decline, dropping from third to fifth.Click here for the rest of this weeks charts
If you purchased DIRT 3 in the hope of trading quips and mud online with some pals, you might have to wait a while. If you bought it for the Playstation 3, that is. DIRT 3's online requires a VIP code only available from the Playstation Store; which, as well know, is still down. We'd hoped it might be up at some point this week, and it still could be, but for now at least, PS3 owners of DIRT 3 will have to make do with the offline portion. Which according to Josh is very, very good.
"It is a really unfortunate situation," laments Codemasters communications manager, Andy Gray - so that's where he turned up - who reveals the team is holding out for a PS Store revival very soon. "But we are positive that everything is being done to rectify the service as soon as possible". Thankfully, Codemasters have packed DIRT 3 with content, and I'm pretty certain the Playstation Store will be up by next week, if not the end of this week. [Eurogamer]
It was with a great deal of expectation that I entered into DiRT 3, the sequel to the excellent, albeit 'overAmericanised' DiRT 2. Codemasters promised a wealth of content, and a return to the rally roots of the series, including the infamous 'Group B' monsters of the 1980s. At the same time they dropped the 'Colin McRae' moniker used in both of the previous titles, and ushered in 'Gymkhana' pioneer Ken Block, ensuring their new-found American audience weren't left out in the cold. 'You can't please everyone,' as the old saying goes, but Codemasters have given it a bloody good try...
In the meantime, hit the jump to check out the trailer...
DiRT 3 launches across the globe today and although the rally action on the tracks promises to kick up a dust cloud of mud and grit, the game is looking for shinier than its moniker might suggest in Codemasters' final trailer for the game. Josh is beavering away on a review as we speak and we'll give you our lowdown on the new game very soon indeed.
I've had my hands on DiRT 3 since it dropped through my letterbox on Saturday, and it really is one of the most complete racing games out there. Absolutely packed with content already, Codemasters admit they would have liked to throw a few more features into the mix, but had to leave them out due to 'quality concerns'.Find out what's missing and what lies in store for DiRT 3 after the jump...
UPDATE: The voucher code no longer works with any products, so unfortunately unless you were on the ball with this one, you'll be paying £32.85. Be sure to check the price comparison to see the other retailers who are offering it at that price.
PC owners got some loving with a deal a few days ago (which is still good standing here!) but now Xbox 360 and PS3 owners have a deal to save a few pennies thanks to Zavvi. By using the voucher code ‘ZAVVIG10’ in your basket (before you use the checkout) you can save yourself over £3 over four other retailers with similar prices. The DiRT series has always focused more on the thrill of driving in comparison to simulation-based counterparts Gran Turismo and Forza, but if the recent impressions from hands-on reports are to be believed we may have something special in the next instalment of the series. Thanks to JohnnyDixon1980 @ HUKD!
DiRT 3 is set to be one of the best value (and possibly plain best) Rally games of all time. We've tried it out - and though the controls take a little getting used to, the huge number of races, tracks, cars, environments, road surfaces and crazy gymkhana events are seriously impressive.
Direct2Drive are offering a seriously good price thanks to their SCORCHIO25 voucher code. Remember to add it before you check out!
Yesterday we spent an afternoon at Battersea Power Station courtesy of Codemasters and their upcoming rally racer DiRT 3. We'll have a couple of full previews for you after the weekend, but here's an interesting tidbit we gleaned from their presentation (hosted by none other than Ken Block himself). As well as multiplayer races, rallies and gymkhana events, DiRT 3 will feature a party mode that provides irreverent, accessible fun online or in splitscreen. We have the full details below.Click here to read about Invasion, Transporter and Outbreak >>
Last week Felix posted a deal for the PC version (which is still in good standing!) but now ShopTo have brought their pre-order price for the Xbox 360 & PS3 lower than their competitors, just over £4 lower in fact. It’s a bit of a wait until the game is released though, over two months in fact, but the price offered here is exceedingly good for a console release. The DiRT series has always focused more on the thrill of driving in comparison to simulation-based counterparts Gran Turismo and Forza, so for those looking to see how dirt-covered cars are just as awesome as shiny ones, this pre-order is worth a look. Thanks to UK_Deals @ HUKD!