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  1. Hello there! I’m Mark, and I am the new Community Manager here at Codemasters! I’m super excited to get stuck in and get myself into this great community but before that, a little about me! First and foremost, I’m a hugely passionate gamer and have been playing games almost all of my life, with racing games being a huge chunk of that. I’m also a massive racing fan, whether it’s F1, Rally, Le Mans Prototypes, MotoGP and everything in between and I hope the combination of my love of games and my love of all things racing will mean that we all have something to chat about! It’s incredibly exciting for me to be able to work here at Codemasters. As many of you know, some of the best racing games from the years gone by (and the years to come!) have been created within these very walls, so to be able to share in the excitement surrounding the games is something I very much look forward to. This is just a short intro from me, just to say hello to you all and to say I really look forward to chatting with you all about games, about racing and about everything else we can think of! If anyone wants to get in touch, you can follow me over on Twitter LiteralZero where I’m pretty much always reachable; I will also be here in the forums hanging out and spending as much time here as possible. I thought it might be cool to give you guys an opportunity to get to know me a little better so I’ll do a little Ask Me Anything. I’ll answer as much as I can about me and what I do but keep in mind it’s only my second day... And @justbiglee has already told me I can’t tell you anything about DiRT or F1 yet so don’t ask :P  
  2. LiteralZero

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I know I've said it before, but you don't half take some crackin' photos! :smiley: 
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    This is arguably the best complaint (and excuse to buy stuff :wink:) I think I've ever seen! 
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    What was your last purchase

    I have no idea if they will deliver to the studio but dammit I want to try! 
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    Formula E Thread

    I debated heading down on Sunday morning, but the laziness and a busy week got the better of me. I wish I'd gone. :(
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    What was your last purchase

    Used my BXR Blue A40's for almost 4 years solid, still the best gaming headset I've ever used. Intend to buy a new pair when they give up... 
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    Project CARS

    Mine has done that before, I'm about 99% sure that it was just dust on the GPU. Need to clean it more often :smiley: 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    There's nothing stopping you from doing a full 2014 pro-season then a 2015 pro-season. As for if it's a 'continuous' style thing, I don't think it is, at least not in the build I played last a few weeks ago.  Super easy to just change content years though. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    It was the only real time I could get off and after not seeing my family for almost a year I thought I should take it :wink:  You're all stuck with me now!  Have to say since today is your first day back at work after codemasters released the first F1 2015 gameplay video your doing alot of answering the comunnity which is good! Is it safe to say your now the F1 game community manager whilst Lee is what it seems now fully concentrating on Dirt Rally? Thanks! I'm trying to be as visible as possible going forward, but there may be time where no one says anything simply because we can't.  Pretty much yeah, I'm the new F1 Community Manager but its not 100% exclusive, more like 80%? :smiley: Well thats ok then and thats understandable but hopefully there is lot of content coming in the next few weeks. Can you say what will be in the final game? Re like we was told mannor would be in a patch 1 month after release & so would the full 2015 cars (not the 2014 cars with 15 nose's & livery) but will these both be in the final game as standard now because of the 1 month delay?  And since we were told about the july patch, mclaren have changed their livery so could you comment on if that will be in the game and if so in a patch or release version of game? I can't say what's in the final game as nothing is 100% yet, the core things are there but dev work goes literally until the teams get locked out.  Not a great answer but its the truth.  Get locked out...? - Can you elaborate please @LiteralZero Probably a bad choice of words. The dev's would work on it forever and ever if they were allowed to is what I meant.  There will be constant changes and refinements until the very last moment (as is standard for games) That's all I meant :smiley:
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    I know it's not been great, but some stuff we just can't say.  This might be one of those things that I can't talk about yet unfortunately. So I'm going to say nothing (sorry!) 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    It was the only real time I could get off and after not seeing my family for almost a year I thought I should take it :wink:  You're all stuck with me now!  Have to say since today is your first day back at work after codemasters released the first F1 2015 gameplay video your doing alot of answering the comunnity which is good! Is it safe to say your now the F1 game community manager whilst Lee is what it seems now fully concentrating on Dirt Rally? Thanks! I'm trying to be as visible as possible going forward, but there may be time where no one says anything simply because we can't.  Pretty much yeah, I'm the new F1 Community Manager but its not 100% exclusive, more like 80%? :smiley: Well thats ok then and thats understandable but hopefully there is lot of content coming in the next few weeks. Can you say what will be in the final game? Re like we was told mannor would be in a patch 1 month after release & so would the full 2015 cars (not the 2014 cars with 15 nose's & livery) but will these both be in the final game as standard now because of the 1 month delay?  And since we were told about the july patch, mclaren have changed their livery so could you comment on if that will be in the game and if so in a patch or release version of game? I can't say what's in the final game as nothing is 100% yet, the core things are there but dev work goes literally until the teams get locked out.  Not a great answer but its the truth. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    There is indeed the podium music, I always sing along :smiley: The menu's have a different style from previous games like the ones you mentioned, I won't detail what it is exactly (sorry!) but I think it looks very sharp and fits very nicely with the style of the game.  Cool, thanks for the answers! Interested to see what the new menu's will look like. Also, are you planning on doing any livestreams before, or after launch, if you're allowed? I want to, if we can get it all approved and signed off I really really want to. Livestreams are something I'm very very used to and I know how it all works so fingers crossed (no promises though)
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    It was the only real time I could get off and after not seeing my family for almost a year I thought I should take it :wink:  You're all stuck with me now!  Have to say since today is your first day back at work after codemasters released the first F1 2015 gameplay video your doing alot of answering the comunnity which is good! Is it safe to say your now the F1 game community manager whilst Lee is what it seems now fully concentrating on Dirt Rally? Thanks! I'm trying to be as visible as possible going forward, but there may be time where no one says anything simply because we can't.  Pretty much yeah, I'm the new F1 Community Manager but its not 100% exclusive, more like 80%? :smiley:
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    It was the only real time I could get off and after not seeing my family for almost a year I thought I should take it :wink:  You're all stuck with me now! 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    There is indeed the podium music, I always sing along :smiley: The menu's have a different style from previous games like the ones you mentioned, I won't detail what it is exactly (sorry!) but I think it looks very sharp and fits very nicely with the style of the game. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    Well played, should've known that would happen when I picked this gamertag all those years ago :wink:  Complete honesty, it's a pretty odd situation for me as I'm still new here so I'm still earning an awful lot about what is going on and the processes, so I take the 'better safe than sorry' approach to things. Again @LiteralZero, Can you answer my question regarding the podiums...? THX! ;) Sorry bud, totally missed it! My bad.  The podiums are cool, lots of champagne spraying and animations, heck, you MIGHT even see a happy Kimi :wink:  I can't recall seeing the exact same animations, but I honestly haven't been paying attention to them when I've been playing. They are really cool though, very TV like. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    Well played, should've known that would happen when I picked this gamertag all those years ago :wink:  Complete honesty, it's a pretty odd situation for me as I'm still new here so I'm still earning an awful lot about what is going on and the processes, so I take the 'better safe than sorry' approach to things.
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    Project CARS

    I tried to use the controller when I got my copy for my Xbox One, and I really disliked it. I just couldn't get to grips with it at all. I've been told the recent update helps massively though so I need to try it again and get stuck into it to see if that helps a bit. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    I have a small quastion I think is within reason...Will there be formation lap? Since that is so small then I throw in a bonus quastion... The Safety car is still in the game right? Since we have not got much info about what has made it into the new engine The new engine is pretty insane, its a complete rework from what we had before.  As for what has made it in and not made it in the new engine, I want to get a full post together to give a clear idea of exactly what is in. This is 100% not me saying it will happen, mind you, if it does, it might not be very soon, it would take time and dev work is still heavily in progress.  When are you planning on making this 'full post' @LiteralZero ? I think its a great idea; At least it might put to bed many of the questions people have been asking here on this forum...Its not been the most understandable year in regards to information (up to this point in time at least). Like I said, it's an idea, and as with most of the things we do, its subject to a lot of approvals, both internal and external. If I do manage to do it (I do want to) It will take a while. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    I have a small quastion I think is within reason...Will there be formation lap? Since that is so small then I throw in a bonus quastion... The Safety car is still in the game right? Since we have not got much info about what has made it into the new engine The new engine is pretty insane, its a complete rework from what we had before.  As for what has made it in and not made it in the new engine, I want to get a full post together to give a clear idea of exactly what is in. This is 100% not me saying it will happen, mind you, if it does, it might not be very soon, it would take time and dev work is still heavily in progress. 
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    Motorsport Stuff thread

    The very definition of Squeaky Bum Time? Oh lord. 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    Just one question, and I mean it absolutely serious: Do you really think this game will sell well without any kind of advertising? Or are sales of the F1 series not important for you anymore? It seems like you shifted all your manpower to the Dirt series. I think the idea of 'no advertising' is a little extreme. Do not get me wrong, I can 100% see why you might feel this way and I'm not saying I disagree, but we do have stuff coming, and while it may not be exactly what you expected, there is stuff in the works) 
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    Hello there folks! Quick apology on my side as I was visiting family this past week so I have only just got back into the office this morning.  As for the Project Cars discussion, in a thread such as this, discussion surround the career mode in the game and comparisons between that and the F1 games are fine in my eyes, as long as it is on-topic and civil. If the thread strays into a discussion purely about Project Cars then something might have to be done. For now, everything is (mostly) fine.  Again, I know you want info, and it's not great we haven't been able to communicate with you as much as I'd personally like, but some of that isn't under our control (I know, you hear this a lot, but it's true). I'm about in this thread if you have any questions (within reason of course :smiley:) and obviously as always on Twitter.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    This isn't accurate. Obviously things may change, but for the moment, DiRT Rally is what it is :smiley:
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    The Game Thread!

    I think I can speak for a lot of us here in saying that the reaction has been pretty incredible. The game is a massive amount of fun so being able to see people enjoying it is amazing. :smiley:
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