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  1. 21 hours ago, gk9147 said:

    On the limit :classic_cool:

    Stuff like that is why I don't do online races. I do what I find fun rather than fast. Like Forza online everyone else will be in S class GT3 cars and I'm in a A class Focus. Slow car fast > Fast car fast.

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  2. 10 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    tldr: Ken got an RS200, changed a few things on it and it's not the same as it was in the Group B days. Also because Ken's famous he made a profit off it.

    Well yeah, but that's what I said in the first place. He bought it, said he would "modernize" it, then did that.

    Then frickin' Steve here is all like "Well actually, garbled mumbo technical nerd speak jumble, yes."

    Way to go and make things all complicated.

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  3. 22 hours ago, tbtstt said:

    It wasn't even close to period specification when he brought it. The origin of that chassis is hazy, it seems likely that it is one of the Glomma Papp rallycross cars, but that isn't certain.

    The car was built up to Evo specification and ran a couple of different gearboxes (and colour schemes) before going up for sale in 2014. Apparently the engine in it at that time was a Schanche built 2.3L, but I haven't seen that verified, nor am I certain that is the engine in it now (it is listed as 2.1L, but the seller may not be aware). 

    Block changed wheels and suspension dampers on it; so at a minimum that is unoriginal engine, ECU, gearbox and suspension... plus the car was assembled as a "bitsa" in the first place... 

    ...someone has handed the cash over though! 

    I feel like you're forgetting the part where you're super into it and I'm like "Ooh, look! Shiny!" I have no idea what any of that means.

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  4. 4 hours ago, tbtstt said:

    Genuine tub, but not a factory assembled car and not an original "Evo" specification car as claimed in some videos. 

    According to the site listing it has now sold (for $550K) @F2CMaDMaXX, which means that Block sold it for fives more than he paid for it. 

    He said in the initial build videos he was going to "modernize" it with better kit.

  5. 5 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    He got an artist to do a painting and then they based the car on it 🙂 


    EXCLUSIVE NTWRK DROP! Ken Block's 2021 livery x “It's a Living” Launch -  Hoonigan Racing

    Seems like a throwback to the old Subaru DC Shoes paint drips. I still have a pair of those DCs around I haven't worn in a very long time.

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  6. 6 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

    the porsche livery is gourgeous. also i guess it explains why all his old cars are gone or going.

    I do like the re-introduction of the paint drip theme.


    5 hours ago, JorritVD said:

    There will be more cars. He will also do the Baja 1000 in a Trophy Truck.

    And I also expect him to compete in Pastrana's Nitro Rallycross Series. Most logically now it would be in a Subaru, but who knows and he will work together with RX Cartel and some EKS Audi due to the Monster connection, or does return in his trusted Fiesta at Loenbro (as that have Hoonigan connections). And ealier he also hinted towards Dakar, so maybe he will be some rally-raid events to prepare himself for that.

    Curious if he's keeping the RS 200.

  7. 10 hours ago, Thierry97 said:

    i sincerely hope it is 3.0 and not dirt 2 which would be the exact pair of 5 now

    I heard from PRC that D5 isn't actually much like D2 at all, which was a fantastic game.


    2 hours ago, SRD_SimVansevenant said:

    I would presume it is part of the WRC game license which is not yet in Codemasters' possession so most likely not.
    Unless it was already in development before the event was chosen to be on the WRC calendar.

    WRC can't license an entire region.

  8. On 4/24/2021 at 10:02 AM, SRD_SimVansevenant said:

    Jon had one hell of a good day today in Croatia!
    Impressive drive for sure.
    Proud of the boy!!! 

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    Croatia confirmed DiRT 2 remake.

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  9. 11 hours ago, Rogerbee said:

    Steam may not be everyone's cup of tea, but, their controller support is second to none. I bought Detroit Become Human on Epic and the only controller that would work was a wired XBox One pad. Weeks later it came out on Steam with the full controller support the game always should have had. Imagine buying a DiRT Rally game, only to find that it wouldn't work with your favourite wheel that you'd just spent a fortune on, THAT is the big difference between Steam and Epic. Steam cares about the gamers and Epic cares about the money!

    Considering I've only used an Xbox controller I've never had any problems with it on any game across any platform.

    I could list probably a dozen instances of Steam not caring about the "gamers" in favor of money. In either case, that's simply a feature which is probably a byproduct of something else they tried to do for money rather than Good Guy Valve doing something for the "gamers."

    5 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

    the thing is if its on epic then its normally stupidly high priced. thats why the platforms are created so they can take what should be a £30 game and sell it at 50. if you the only one whos got it then you pay that price or you dont play.

    ...? It's the same or lower price as Steam? Not one of their "exclusives" nor any other standard title has been priced higher by being on EGS.

  10. On 4/15/2021 at 8:13 AM, Mike Dee said:

    Exclusivity to be a sellout will always have me skip your game. If it was Epic who created the game and wanted to release it on their storefront, I'd be annoyed but fine with it because it's their ecosystem. WRC sold out for a cash payment to be Epic exclusive, Epic did so to harm competition and limit choice, and they did so after listing it on Steam originally. And it wasn't a 30 day early access or anything - they locked the game to Epic for over an entire year. 

    Everything about that is a hard pass from me on the game. It is so anti-consumer I want nothing to do with it, even if it releases on Steam later.

    This isn't about being on Steam, idgaf about that. This is about exclusivity for cash BS. The best solution is the game released across all storefronts. The acceptable solution is a game released on your own first-party storefront if you have one (Origins, Battlepass, Steam, Epic). The way you get me to ignore your game entirely is release exclusive on the third-party storefront (sellout to Epic).

    It's really not anti-consumer though. You're still very capable of buying it at the same price. It's a dumb argument.

    "I won't buy that game on EGS, I'll just buy it on Steam so EGS doesn't get any traction and fails."

    EGS decides they need to do something to bring people to their platform, so they try a limited exclusivity deal that benefits the developers.

    "I won't buy that game on EGS, I'll just buy it on Steam later so EGS doesn't get any traction and fails."


    What's irritating to me is that people have this weird Stockholm syndrome thing going on with Steam, and will ***** about how anti-consumer Epic is, whilst blindly overlooking all the major anti-trust and anti-consumer things Steam does. If EGS had zero exclusives whatsoever, people would still boycott them because they aren't Steam. How is Epic supposed to operate and entice people to use their platform when the entire community is against them just for existing? People are even boycotting the free games giveaways. At least GOG has the gimmick of being DRM free, and they ensure the older titles still function on modern hardware.

    What people are so viciously attacking is that you have to use a different website to buy something. Like, holy ****. I can't fathom why that so irritates people, it makes no sense.

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  11. On 4/13/2021 at 4:15 PM, Beefcote852 said:

    Sadly, I feel that if they were releasing a game this year, we'd know about it by now. People move on, buy other racing games, other games all together, not everyone can afford to buy a game just because it's released, especially given the prices on these new console games. And if it's not out in the next 6 months or so, then suddenly 2023 is a year away, and you're thinking they're likely waiting for the rights to WRC. 

    I really think that there'd have been some kind of announcement by now if it was coming out this year. I wonder how far in advance of release was DR2.0 announced.

    If it's confirmed they have the WRC license they could already be working on it for release at that time. Otherwise they'd only have a few months to a year to get it done and out the door.


    On 4/14/2021 at 7:22 AM, Mike Dee said:

    So long as they don't do any more store exclusive BS I'll probably consider getting it myself. But if they do what they did with the last title, I will happily continue to keep zero of my payment information on that Epic store and just not play any games on there.

    Why? The fact that any other store can come and people will boycott it just because it isn't Steam blows my mind.

  12. On 4/8/2021 at 2:46 PM, usefulidiot21 said:

    And it looks to me like the next iteration of their logo will just be to flatten off the bottom points of the 'W' so it's done the same as the bottom point of the 'V'. Right now they're not even consistent styles between the 2 letters and I think it looks worse than before. But, that's a problem for 50 years from now. These guys already got paid, time for them to relax.

    I think the outside ring is too thin. The letters being thicker than the ring makes it look really unbalanced.


    16 hours ago, JorritVD said:

    Reminds of the Gemeente Amsterdam (municipality) new logo, that were 100.000 euro design costs for basically pressing the ENTER button.


    But also a new goverment logo here costed 15 million euro...
    I can understand it brings some costs to change all papers, websites, designing, etc, but 15 million... 
    Btw, original costs were anticipated on 60.000 euro. Just a little bit of difference 😄 

    Typical government work.

    New motto: “Keep moving, people, nothing to see here …” Diplopundit

    15 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    Sometimes you need to do a lot of research to realise that the idea you already came up with was the best one 😄 

    What's great about that is my city was looking to revitalize downtown, so they paid some guy like a million dollars to go to the neighboring cities downtown area and "research" why it was doing so well. After a year they implemented changes here that had already failed there and then decided they needed another year of research and another million dollars.

    Why do people keeping voting for this ****?

  13. 8 hours ago, SRD_SimVansevenant said:

    Btw the VW logo swap must be quite extensive and the liveries extremely detailed because the patch is 14.7 GB... That's an hour or so for me before it is downloaded and installed.

    *****. Glad I uninstalled it like a year ago.

    Seriously, why is the Lord's name in vain?

  14. 12 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

    I guarantee a corporate rebrand like this took several months, iteration and decision-making to achieve that end result.

    While the logo gets the attention there's the thousands of assets across many different media that are redone as well, same as with any brand.

    Oh I guarantee it did. And the end result is exactly the same thing they've had since at least the 60's. It reads more like these guys were sitting in a room thinking "How do we get paid to make the exact same logo they've had for 60 years?" and then some other guy is like "Well it has to be different somehow right?" Then after months of thinking someone just says "...what if we made the W not touch the ring?"

    Champagne corks popping they all celebrated their freshly minted million dollar checks.

    "That was a close one Steve, wasn't sure we were going to pull through.


    And that's being generous. The 1948 logo is almost identical to the 2019 black and white one. Prior to that the ring was a gear.

  15. Just now, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    Hahaha - welcome to big business.

    I just don't understand it. They're spending millions of dollars to either get the exact same logo or just some text. Somewhere out there is a picture of a bunch of large company company rebrandings and they all went from actual logo designs to some text.

  16. Just now, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    No, i mean that if the old one wasn't correct, licensing would be the most likely reason they changed it.

    I meant why did VW change it? Most people aren't even going to notice it's different.

  17. 9 hours ago, merseyxshore said:

    Stuff like this is why I'd like to see rally sims utilise an open world setting. One huge static map, with millions of possible routes and layouts, and road sections between stages.

    Dakar I guess. Think it's harder to make an open world game instead of just stages though.


    8 hours ago, PJTierney said:

    Yo dawg, I heard you like Patch Notes.

    There's a new VW logo?

    Upon having looked it up;

    1. Minimalist logo designs need to die
    2. The only real difference is the W no longer touches the ring because...?
    3. Why was the old apparently somehow so complicated?
    4. What was wrong with the old one?

    Further thought, I really need to get into this corporate logo business. $1m to do the same thing but making the W not touch the ring must be a pretty sweet gig. Like, how hard is it to take an actual logo with thought and design and instead just use text for an easy million?