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  1. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Can confirm, unless something major gets found in the next few days this build is "the one" We do not have any Steam Workshop functionality at launch.
  2. The Deluxe edition includes all of the Season 1 and Season 2 content.
  3. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    It's not in the options screens, but there is a benchmark feature.
  4. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    It's not in DiRT Rally 2.0.
  5. CMMcBabe

    DLC means what exactly?

    Season 2 will add more locations and cars, we are just not saying what they are yet. Each season lasts three months.
  6. CMMcBabe

    DLC means what exactly?

    You can either purchase cars and tracks individually or there will be a season 1 bundle that works out cheaper for everything and has some extras in it. The bundle will be available to buy from day 1.
  7. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    The leaderboards will be cross platform.
  8. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    You DON'T want the return of the Knock Out tracks from Showdown?
  9. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Be careful about reading too much into desk ornaments: Dutch Fallout Stages confirmed as DLC With Peruvian co-driver.
  10. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Be careful about reading too much into desk ornaments:
  11. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    A lot of it makes me think of Millstream-Chichester, which then makes me nostalgically sigh. Ah, mentioning that sure brings back some childhood memories. Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to get quite that far north again in WA for a while. The Pilbara and Kimberley regions of the state can be quite magical though, well recommend anyone taking the time to visit them. Have fortunately been among the Perth Hills and Wheatbelt more recently though when I'm not in the city, so pretty familiar with that landscape and its seasonal variations. Which when it is summer pretty much consistent of being as dry as a bone, haha. WA is gorgeous.  I travelled from Broome to Perth a few years ago and loved it.  Got off the plane in jeans in 40 degree temperature, that was horrible.
  12. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    A lot of it makes me think of Millstream-Chichester, which then makes me nostalgically sigh.
  13. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Tea and coffee are two different drinks and it is possible to enjoy them both.  Just like how I can enjoy wine and whisky.
  14. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    I didn't see anyone answer this, but Mr Ross is indeed making some new music (also, it is really good so far).
  15. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Kublai Khan owned five thousand mastiffs, the most dogs recorded as being owned by one person.
  16. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    It was definitely not a Sunday.  Probably a Friday, looks like Darren's leaving speech.
  17. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Our hiring practises have certainly got weird.
  18. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Rally has had some free weekends, these will mean that the number of "players" is different to the number of "owners".  Take the numbers with some salt. 
  19. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Where is the kebab pizza?
  20. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    When did Dirt Rally get paid DLC? Three months after the console versions came out there were the pre-order packs available for purchase.  I am not even sure if we released those on PC. Okay, a light Googling says it was just unlocking fully upgraded cars though, so not really DLC just like... a booster pack? Pretty much.  It is DLC in that you pay some money and it downloads tiny files of content to make it work.  Not any major content.
  21. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    When did Dirt Rally get paid DLC? Three months after the console versions came out there were the pre-order packs available for purchase.  I am not even sure if we released those on PC.
  22. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Not all DLCs are microtransactions to buy new liveries. There are also good DLCs which include new actual and interesting content to the game, for a sort of resonable price. Companies do DLCs because they work for them but this doesn't mean that all of them are useless... For example a DiRT good dlc would be - new location - 5 new cars at between 5 and 10 € depending on the importance of the licences The thing with DLC's I don't like is when people snoop around in the games launch code and find remnants of the DLC that they cut out of the game to sell back to you later. I don't mind DLC as a whole, but if it's content that couldn't be finished on time, release it for free later. If it's wholly new content, (Or in the case of something like the Porsche packs in the older Forza series that needed a huge check to EA) then paid DLC is fine. Paying more for cut content is ludicrous. To give the developer side of it, content gets cut all the time because we always dream of reaching the stars.  As time goes on we are not able to get everything we wanted in.  Bits get dropped.  It might get dropped when 95% complete or it might get dropped when it was still just a placeholder.  Sometimes it is not cut content you are seeing, but planned DLC.  When making a game you want to make sure that the DLC in the future will work and there will not be problems trying to load it, you leave hooks that work with test DLC. As for charging for it later, a large amount of time needs to go into finishing the content that was cut.  Business reasons say to charge for it, it is consuming at least a few hundred hours of people working.  To do an "it's not the same", I don't get to go to the cinema when the Blu-Ray comes out and demand they let me see extended scenes, directors commentary and bloopers for free.
  23. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Go to Scotland  my bro was working up there and his scottish mate said shall we get a pizza and he said ahh why not. the guy in the chippy just skimmed the pizza straight in the deep fat frier :D. Imagine my shock at getting to England and they don't deep fry the pizza.  There was a lot of adjustment after moving.
  24. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    SpecialEffect are a great bunch of people.  I went there to take photos a few years ago after some friends did a fundraiser, everyone on site is genuinely lovely and really cares about what they do.
  25. CMMcBabe

    DiRTy Gossip

    Good call: Unless you're very, very good at reading in-between the lines of my subconscious, I've not said anything meaty just yet. :)103 Characters. 21 Words. 103 divided by 21 is 4.90.  DIRT 4.9 CONFIRMED.I did some quick research, and found found this: https://mobile.twitter.com/xtinamcf/status/951049791118692353  I also used MS Word to count the characters and words in @ChristinaMc 's  post: https://imgur.com/a/0xqRz I know it's not in English bit it says:       - Words: 20       - Characters(spaces excluded): 101       - Characters(spaces included): 120 If you ignore the full stop at the end you get 100/20 = 5 These two clues make me believe, codies are going to release DIRT 5, which could mean DIRT Rally was a one-time spinn-off :(  Offcourse this is pure speculation and even though @ChristinaMc and @CMMcBabe clearly hint that DIRT 5 is a thing and that it's supposed to come in the (near) future. As long as there's no official confirmation this is pure DIRTy gossip  ;)  But I think by now it's very clear what @ChristinaMc is going to write about "in the coming weeks" https://twitter.com/xtinamcf/status/951049791118692353?s=17 Sooo she's talking about a ~30s video (it is actually 34 seconds) and 15 stars collected in said time. She then says 15/3=5 but why /3 and not /30? That's the right number of seconds! Because 15/3 isn't a math calculation, it's a date! 15th March! The announcement date of DiRT 5! All this might be due to the fact I have 38.6°C fever. It actually is probablyThis is the brilliantly speculative sort of content I deeply enjoy. Keep looking. ;)  It was noted that her post had C and B in caps, I speculated it might be extra RX tracks, perhaps Cataluya, Barcelona? Or Canada and Belgium tracks? *his
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