F1 2010 was a true breakthrough hit for Codemasters. It won a BAFTA, recognition as the first F1-related UK chart-topper and numerous critical accolades for sporting excellence. The sequel is looking truly excellent from what I got to play at E3, but for the original, ShopTo are currently offering the cheapest price around.
The driving assists can make the experience as casual or ridiculously realistic as you like, along with all the thrills, spills and unrepentant geekiness that you’d expect from a simulation. Personally I’m not the kind of gamer who worries about downforce, tyre physics, dirty air mechanics or any of the crazy in-depth details (unless I’m tricking out a mech)... but it doesn't matter. Anyone with even a passing interest in fast cars should consider picking this one up.
There's no denying that F1 2010 is one the best racing games out on the market at the moment, so it'll be £17.85 well spent if you decide to pick up a copy for your PS3, and you'll save yourself just over £5 on the next best offers coming in from DVD.co.uk, Blah DVD & 101cd. Jumping your way up the ranks in the single player's great fun and it's incredibly satisfying when you finally get signed by one of the bigger racing teams. Needless to say the driving's awesome, and I'd advise you to take it easy at first until you get to know the tracks.
While the BAFTAs celebrate artistic achievement, the annual MCV awards are all about sales, marketing and the raw business acumen that companies need to demonstrate in the increasingly-glutted marketplace. Ubisoft and Microsoft walked away with major accolades, and we have the full rundown below.Click here for the full list of winners and awards >>
F1 2010 blew us all away by being a damn fine racing game as well as an authentic racing sim. The driving assists can make the experience as casual or ridiculously realistic as you like, along with all the thrills, spills and unrepentant geekiness that you'd expect from a simulation. Personally I'm not the kind of gamer who worries about downforce, tyre physics, dirty air mechanics or any of the crazy in-depth details (unless I'm tricking out a mech), but if you are, this is definitely the game for you. Oh, and it's also really fun. Who knew?
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2010 was a year of returns for the driving genre...F1, Need For Speed, and of course Gran Turismo. But there were a number of new acolytes hoping to shake things up a bit too. From arcade motoring to hardcore racing sims, the year had petrolheads of all kinds pretty much covered.
Click here to see who we voted for in the Driving category...
Get it quick, this is a one day deal that ends at midnight. The season ended yesterday, meaning this game's price will really start to drop now. Codemasters have given their masterful touch to yet another racing genre in what many are claiming to be the best F1 game yet. Don't expect to be winning every race in the career mode from the start though as this is a tough game. Overtaking feels like a victory, so you can imagine what standing on top of that podium finally feels like.
It's been a while since the last update on the Infinity Ward scandal, but Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has been merrily keeping his company in the public eye these last few weeks. However, the controversial boss has recently opened up in a series of interviews... and even shown a human side (!).
Regarding the Infinity Ward Debacle, Kotick feels that West and Zampella forced Activision to carry out the deeply unpopular shock firings. More than that, he apparently considers it a betrayal on a personal level.
"It's one of those things where you get personally disappointed in people you trust and call friends. When you're betrayed by your friends, what do you do?"
Kotick went on to confirm that Infinity Ward are vigorously rehiring from a selection of 5000 candidates, and our current intel suggests that the studio is actively engaged in creating the next Modern Warfare title.
It's not all lollipops and rainbows, though. In a subsequent interview with EDGE magazine, Kotick hit back at the vociferous Double Fine head honcho Tim Schafer.
"I never had any involvement in [Brütal Legend], other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, 'He's late, he's missed every milestone, he's overspent the budget and it doesn't seem like a good game. We're going to cancel it.' And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game..."
Miaow. Finally, Bobby shrugged off the "taking the fun out of game development" quip as a joke that was taken out of context- and swears that he's as passionate about games as anyone in the business. [Edge Magazine]
Remember, folks: there's always two sides to every story. Has the passing of time mellowed your opinion of the controversial corporate figure? Or do you still feel that the IW ex-employees deserve to take him to the cleaners? Have your say in the comments!
Just a bit of housekeeping, folks. Last week we reported that eagle-eyed gamers spotted a WiiMote with an integral Motion Plus gyroscope... but the listing was soon pulled and Nintendo put up a wall of silence.
Now, however, Nintendo has confirmed the new peripheral. Frankly this move ought to have been taken months ago... but at least new gamers will be able to enjoy the added precision that Motion Plus brings to the table. [Gamesindustry]
Sheffield-based Sumo Digital are the SEGA superstars behind the Outrun and Virtua Tennis franchises... but they're apparently working on a next-gen racing title that will have "bleeding-edge" graphical capabilities. Details are thin on the ground, but it's likely that they'll be working for SEGA once again. They've also confirmed that it won't be an Outrun reboot. [Eurogamer]
Sumo Digital have also confirmed that a second series of Dr. Who downloadable games has been commissioned by the BBC.
Halo Reach has been sitting pretty at the peak of the UK sales charts for the last fortnight- and with the recent release of Dead Rising 2, we thought this was going to be a two horse race. However, Codemasters' F1 2010 has surpassed both to secure pole position. In fact, it's almost outsold both games combined according to several sources.
Bravo, Codemasters Birmingham.