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DiRT Showdown Demo

A bit after it was first announced, the DiRT Showdown page on Steam now offers a playable demo for the next installment in this rally racing series. This announcement offers word on the demo and some associated RaceNet rewards:

In the demo, the single player ‘8 Ball’ race, players take part in a chaotic, full-impact race in the shadow of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, using boost to sprint ahead of rivals and speeding through crossover points where drivers can dodge or takedown opponents. Once players have completed the race, they can challenge a friend online to unlock the ‘Rampage’ multiplayer mode. In ‘Rampage’, eight drivers feed their appetite for destruction in an online demolition derby event, earning points for crashes, smashes and eliminations.

Gamers who download the DiRT Showdown demo are also invited to sign up for RaceNet, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games, which enables players to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards. Launching in beta, players who register now will be able to join in community challenges and once the full game launches, track their progress in game and track challenges with their friends. Gamers who join RaceNet will also be rewarded with an exclusive ‘RaceNet’ livery for use in the full game and will receive $20,000 in-game currency for DiRT Showdown when it races into retail on May 25th.

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8. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 06:04 JaguarUSF
 
KezClone wrote on May 3, 2012, 01:30:
What were your issues with Dirt 3? I'm not antagonizing you, I am curious.

This.

eRe4s3r wrote on May 3, 2012, 02:19:
I still wish someone would do a *real* rally Dakar game.

1nsane had elements of that. Didn't play the sequel.
 
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7. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 05:38 InBlack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 3, 2012, 02:19:
I still wish someone would do a *real* rally Dakar game. You know, the full stretch, open world, free pathing, just get there somehow and free choice of vehicle (bike, truck, car)... add to that world events, animals, weather and a fully realistic damage/support system and I'd be in racing heaven.

Ditto, might even reconsider dusting off my Logitech racing wheel for that...
 
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6. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 02:19 eRe4s3r
 
I still wish someone would do a *real* rally Dakar game. You know, the full stretch, open world, free pathing, just get there somehow and free choice of vehicle (bike, truck, car)... add to that world events, animals, weather and a fully realistic damage/support system and I'd be in racing heaven.  
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5. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 02:19 Tanto Edge
 
This series peaked at Dirt 2.

I bought two copies of Dirt 3 out of fandom (that and Blockbuster was shutting down) and realized too late that I had wasted my money.

I won't touch another installment of this series, unless they do something really incredible.

Like bring back LAN gaming or (gasp) split screen.
Y'know, multiplayer gaming for people with actual friends.

Truth be, I'm still looking forward to the possibility of a Grid 2.
 
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4. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 02:00 tomigun
 
With Sepharo on this one, Dirt 2 was still fun..the motorhome in my opinion helped with the immmersion , but Dirt 3 really appeared to dumb things down . The overly enthusiastic agonizing voices that seemed to praise you no matter how well you did, and quite franky treated you like a 10 year old.
Gymnkhana seemed to take up too much of the game as well. not interested.

 
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3. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 01:45 Sepharo
 
I don't own Dirt 3 but from what I've played with friends... Too much gymnkhana. Which in my case can be considered any gymnkhana.  
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2. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 3, 2012, 01:30 KezClone
 
What were your issues with Dirt 3? I'm not antagonizing you, I am curious.
 
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1. Re: DiRT Showdown Demo May 2, 2012, 22:40 Bumpy
 
Keeps getting worse with every release. Hate the extrovert menus. No cockpit view is a big no-no for me. I stopped buying/playing this series after Dirt2 and don't miss it one bit.  
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