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  1. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Jimmer's an interesting character. The man-child aspect is part of the appeal and he makes light acknowledgments of it. His random streamed playthroughs are not what he's good at. Where he shines is when he focuses and provides long-form racing commentary. His voice is terrific and ability to maintain the commentary is right up with the old pros. He evokes Murray Walker, who wasn't a real-life race driver either (his motorcycle efforts notwithstanding). Anyhow, carry on!
  2. Ok it's in the wrong subforum I know, but it's more of a word-of-mouth thing here and I don't go on the other sub-forums anyhow. Rally-heads will love this picture as well as any other car enthusiasts or just any red blooded male. 5/5 acting, cinematography, humour, drama. Smart and a total love letter to the best racing industry people. Honestly do not miss it, unbelievable racing footage too. *It's called 'Le Mans 66' in some territories
  3. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Leaked screenshot of DR3 in 'Cyberpunk 2077 console graphics mode'
  4. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    NB the Xbox One X has had this feature with all games for a long while now, not sure about the S though
  5. Jake Cushing

    Dishing the DIRT - Two Teams, One Future

    What'd be nice is replays for all runs, even when re-starting. So those epic crashes you just couldn't stomach keeping can at least be viewed properly.
  6. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Interesting take. I could really enjoy an offline career mode with the equivalent of 'timed quests'. You either take the rally on-offer in the next couple of days, or forfeit for what might come up next (randomised rally tree). Daggerfall the great, ultimate off-line RPG that was bigger than every on-line RPG and had procedurally generated quests, had this great trait.
  7. <nothing but unbridled fear>
  8. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Hot Dog, great recommendation!! I bought it on the xbox after checking its reviews - played it this evening. Very enjoyable so far! Hopefully it gets less on-rails and the environments get a little larger, but anyhow. Thank you! Also: "The game outperformed EA's expectations, with CFO Blake Jorgensen voicing his pleasure at the game's success in the company's latest financial call. "Sales of Star Wars — Jedi: Fallen Order significantly beat our expectations," he said. "We had forecast 6 million to 8 million units for the fiscal year, but to hit the high end of that in the third quarter, and now we anticipate selling around 10 million units in the fiscal year, a very strong result for a single-player action game." https://www.inverse.com/gaming/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-2-release-date-sequel-2022-already-in-development Single-player, off-line, no micro-transactions. You digging this, Codies?
  9. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    This is exactly what I'm saying That's awesome for you regarding career mode, you clearly don't play it But for those of us who do, you should be able to see that it makes sense for it to be off-line
  10. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Agree with @JorritVD , keep career mode where it belongs: Offline I really can't see why on-line events should allow for any advantages among individual players based on what they may have done in career mode. Just allow all vehicles to all players on an absolutely even keel, and let them compete in events based on their on-line track record. Not their offline fictional pursuits. Then restrict the career mode more heavily, so cars are hard-won and there's a longer, more interesting and immersive rally driver pathway.
  11. Jake Cushing

    Dear EA...

    We think you're great, and more power to you for purchasing Codies, who are pretty awesome. So this is just a note, for what it's worth, from a fan: As you probably already know: what is worth more than gold? The handling and physics model of DR2.0... This is the heart, soul, lover, and mother, of Dirt Rally. Without this, it becomes nothing. If cars magically 'right themselves' when they shouldn't in real life, it's all over, and the customer base is lost. Along with newcomers who find the authenticity to be a refreshing change, and a hook for lasting immersion and challenge. Yours, Jake the Rake
  12. Jake Cushing

    EA and DiRT Rally - What do we think will happen?

    Now that is truly positive thinking! I still want Dirt Retro to be made. A 16 bit retro rally with rpg elements. So, an RRRpg. EA execs, DM me if this floats your Citroen DS, I have a stack of design concepts for it ok fine
  13. Jake Cushing

    EA and DiRT Rally - What do we think will happen?

    But the negative's too much fun! Oh alright, alright: - Serious cash and resources/tech injection. So night-time lighting can finally look current-gen. And a better brand of rain noodles at launch, like gourmet italian.
  14. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Blargh. I've now got the fear and agree this could be bad news. Merging of teams, 'synergies' and appeal to US tastes are all scary prospects.
  15. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Per Steamspy, F1 2020 sold the same number roughly as DR2.0: https://steamspy.com/app/1080110 https://steamspy.com/app/690790 Obviously there's lots of variables in this, including console sales, but at first blush it doesn't indicate a glaring deficiency in DR2.0's sales compared to F1 I think DR2.0 had a lot more DLC as well?
  16. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    EA sports have published decent simulation oriented titles I believe, such as the golf titles. If a take-over took place before 2.0 was released, we might be a bit more worried. But now that 2.0 has set the direction firmly with a good commercial result, it would be really surprising if that direction was up-ended. I'm now REALLY glad that Codies took the Dirt series in that path! It's the lightning-rod for 'arcade direction'.
  17. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    😁 Oh whoops
  18. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Ok folks we can now turn this forum into Rally Fight Club
  19. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Bit like the way an off-cut of the intro sequence in The Shining, where a car is winding its way thru some mountains, was used later in Blade Runner for its 'happy ending' sequence as they drive into the mountains. Thankfully cut from the Directors Cut. Kinda sorta like that
  20. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Volkswagen would have had some epic making-up to do for their emissions fraud scandal, where they were caught nobbling the emissions measuring devices in their vehicles, so they basically cheated big-league. Naughty naughty So I suppose they've had to do what those monks would do for chastisement, ie walk between monasteries flogging themselves I haven't looked it up but if any of their punishment at the hands of the EU regulators remains confidential, who knows what part of the current trajectory is caught up in that.
  21. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @PJTierney made an engine? Cool! What was it called? PJtek? GamePJryo!
  22. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I sorta doubt that VW would block the inclusion of its older vehicles just because they've switched to electric. It'd be an act of pure wokiness, and motorsport games are not renowned for the wokeness of their audiences... But nothing would surprise me in this ridiculous world of woke middle class law graduate brat overlords It would suck major if one couldn't drive the old Golf around new photoreal stages. That car is the perfect way to ease back into rallying.
  23. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I want super long stages Super long to me are the current 13-15kms we get in 2.0. You absolutely need these endurance events to balance things out, but only here and there. And it'd be extra nice if at least one section of these stages were unique. Having said that: - totally agree. Career mode needs to be longer and more like a real rally experience. Seasoned players could have their custom championships to get the full range of events, and then play career mode to get 'inside the skin' of a real wannabe rookie rally driver and follow their path. The problem with the current career mode is it is not differentiated enough from custom championships. Combine that with forced-online and all the waiting around for connection to racenet, all the heavy rain and night time stages, etc etc, and it becomes 'why bother with career mode?'
  24. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    If you want to see the ultimate labor of love, check out 'Enderal', the total conversion based on the Skyrim engine. It's the greatest RPG I've ever played, took its team 5 years to make, and it was released for free.
  25. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    It's a bit cheeky - the game was itself described in Codemaster's annual report (yes I looked at that a while back) as their first trial of a 'GaS' ie game-as-service. Not only that but the game was in a poor state at release. Long period of content update was the financial model for the release. I'm ok with that, as it turned out well overall with a fine amount of content. There's definitely an element of genuinely free new content, for sure, but asking to be nominated for the whole thing as an exemplar of free continued service is, well, hmmm...
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