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They look like domain speculators. They don't own any of the domains Codies uses, including codemasters.com, dirtgame.com and dirt4game.com, nor do they own older domains that redirect to something else Codies like dirt3game.com, dirt2game.com...

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One thing that is interesting about the domains is the registering of "dirtrally20", as in, referencing CMR 2.0. That's interesting, either that German company reads Gossip threads and knows about our little DiRT Rally 2.0 ideas, or there may be more to these domains.

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They look like domain speculators. They don't own any of the domains Codies uses, including codemasters.com, dirtgame.com and dirt4game.com, nor do they own older domains that redirect to something else Codies like dirt3game.com, dirt2game.com...
http://onrushgame.com/ was registered by EBRAND Services AG

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dgeesi0 said:
what going off with the font style ! it looks horrid ? whos changing the forums ? :s :'(
It looked like CSS wasn't being applied so it used some kind of default font. Seems to be back to normal now

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Didzis said:
dgeesi0 said:
what going off with the font style ! it looks horrid ? whos changing the forums ? :s :'(
It looked like CSS wasn't being applied so it used some kind of default font. Seems to be back to normal now
DEFAULT DIRT RALLY 2.0 FONT CONFIRMED.

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Ebrand Services specialise in online brand protection https://ebrandservices.com, bigger companies often use third parties to register domains etc like that.

Although domain name registration isn't that difficult (it's part of my job lol)

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Ebrand Services specialise in online brand protection https://ebrandservices.com, bigger companies often use third parties to register domains etc like that.

Although domain name registration isn't that difficult (it's part of my job lol)
A brand protection one makes sure you get similar domains aswell. So they get dirtrally2.com as the primary, but get the others aswell just so someone else can't spoof with a similar domain. Often also registering on other top domains aswell.

But it's interesting... Will it be Dirt Rally 2.0, as an hommage to the classic Colin McRae Rally 2.0?

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I would like to think so. While Colin isn't directly linked to the games anymore there are plenty of homages and references to him. So I wouldn't think it's too farfetched with a DiRT Rally 2.0 It could also interest people who knew CMR2.0 and perhaps not the dirt games

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WRC: Dirt Rally 2 sounds alright to me. Or Dirt Rally 2 featuring WRC.

Remember, in the past, WRC appeared in arcade Sega Rally 3 and Gran Turismo 5, without having any real-life rally stages/locations, so perhaps WRC might allow the license to be used within a wider context.

I think it'd be awesome if they could include historical key cars from WRC past (as previous Dirt games have) as well as current ones, and not be limited to just the latest season only. Then the rest of the season could be DLC, or the game could be a core into which new seasons are added as packs perhaps?

That is, if they do get WRC!

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real gossip!! hurray!! Dirt Rally 2.0 (New Zealand Edition) is what my dreams are made of

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Dytut said:
Ebrand Services specialise in online brand protection https://ebrandservices.com, bigger companies often use third parties to register domains etc like that.

Although domain name registration isn't that difficult (it's part of my job lol)
A brand protection one makes sure you get similar domains aswell. So they get dirtrally2.com as the primary, but get the others aswell just so someone else can't spoof with a similar domain. Often also registering on other top domains aswell.

But it's interesting... Will it be Dirt Rally 2.0, as an hommage to the classic Colin McRae Rally 2.0?
I remember reading an article about the original DiRT when it launched. The guy was saying that leaves room for fun sequel titles.
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Heh, Milestone did an FIM bike game called MUD. they also did Gravel! Asphalt is a series on mobile.

Has anyone used GRiT? :-D

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Dirt Kebab?   Hmm, wouldn't pass health inspection* but i'm game.




*Not entirely convinced any form of Kebab passes health standards.

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Some things i question myself about the possible new 'rally' game.

- If look at VG Chartz the sales of DiRT 1, 2 and 3 were better than Rally and 4. What could be the reason of this? Less competition on rally and rallycross games at that time? More easy/accesible? Real drivers in te game? Hype of Gymkhana? Targeted a bigger audience? Ofcourse this would be kinda interesting to know. Ofcourse if a driver like a Ken Block (6 million followers on FB) makes promotion for a game, it will reach far more people than the half million people that follow the fb page of DiRT. Next to that the YouTubers also play a bigger part in promotion of a game. I f.e. recently bought a Monster Energy Supercross game, because I saw it on YouTube.

- Would a WRC license help Codemaster's new rally game? Or would the game actually help WRC with having those cars in the game?
--- If looking at the VG Chartz, the WRC games not have been sold really that much at PS4 and Xbox. DR and D4 have been sold 10 times more than the WRC games on the current gen platform. So that would mean WRC will have a bigger audience in DiRT. And DiRT would help WRC. Which could also be more attractive for WRC's 
--- But with including the WRC cars or even license will help increase the sales? I think yes, but how much i don't know. it could however makes the game stay longer interesting and also for the esport side makes it more interesting. Next to that people will also search in general more on WRC and than could see the new CM rally game in action.
--- Will it be possible to have the WRC license next to the WRX license? I hope so.

- What about YourStage? Overall I think it should return, but as a 2.0 version next to real stages and with a bigger influence of the gamer itself. Maybe it is not possible, but it should become more towards track editor so it becomes less repetative and people can recreate real stages or even their own area where they live (I always dreamed having a rally on certain roads nearby where i live). A other weak point were the pacenotes on YourStage. The functionality still must in there to pregenerate the pacenotes, but the player should be able to add/remove/modify pacenotes.

- What about RallyCross?
--- They have the license of Fia WRX. In a other topic I already mentioned what I hoped be in it.
------ WRX / ARX / ERX plus fictional local series
------ Supercars / RX2 / S1600 cars from now. But also older Impreza and C4 from the past
------ All tracks should be included, plus alternative lay-outs and possible local/former tracks (like Lydden Hill / Hockenheim). And even some semi real/fictional is great, like in DiRT 3 the LA X-Games locations.
--- Where rally have a yourstage/track editor, for Rallycross it would be fantastic to have a track editor. Actually this should be a MUST imo. Just need some open spaces where people can create their track. F.e. an airport, the Dirtfish playground, an fictional Oval track, a farmer's land, a dessert, a forrest, a big parking place in a city. 



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DiRT 4 had very little exposure and marketing, which I always thought was odd, combined with the fact that initial reviews were mixed at best. DiRT Rally appealed to the hardcore crowd, but anyone less inclined was turned off by it and it extremely limited amount of content, which DiRT 4 also suffered from.
So the game had low marketing, meager content and no real stages (Or in DR's case, only a handful)  and less appeal to a wider audience. The original DiRT had much more content and wasn't such a difficult game, appealing to a larger audience across more disciplines than just Rally and WRX. There's also licensing issues, and recently a lot of companies have become quite stingy with their licenses, or maybe they're just ridiculously expensive.
Think the best thing they could do is keep the main DiRT series more arcade and wide market, and make more offshoots like DR for the hardcore crowd.

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Sorry JZStudios, but I believe, with an overflow of silly games, less people are interested in arcade rally games. Things have changed over the years. Look at dirt4, who ever speaks about the arcade mode of that game? With all the news about race/rally teams having their own e-sporter, time now is right for sim racing.

I would say, bring it on.

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Sorry JZStudios, but I believe, with an overflow of silly games, less people are interested in arcade rally games. Things have changed over the years. Look at dirt4, who ever speaks about the arcade mode of that game? With all the news about race/rally teams having their own e-sporter, time now is right for sim racing.

I would say, bring it on.
That does raise an interesting point: I wonder what the ratio is of arcade/realistic players is in DiRT 4? I personally don't know anyone who plays the game in arcade mode. 

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To be honest I find realistic games a lot easier than arcade games. In rFactor I can move the wheel and use the pedals and the car does what you expect it to do, where as with an arcade game the car doesn’t move like your input would suggest, same input, different feedback.

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Areyouben said:
To be honest I find realistic games a lot easier than arcade games. In rFactor I can move the wheel and use the pedals and the car does what you expect it to do, where as with an arcade game the car doesn’t move like your input would suggest, same input, different feedback.
I know what you mean: with realistic (or even semi-realistic behavior in certain arcade games), I find it much easier to gauge how hard you can push a car. 

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Areyouben said:
To be honest I find realistic games a lot easier than arcade games. In rFactor I can move the wheel and use the pedals and the car does what you expect it to do, where as with an arcade game the car doesn’t move like your input would suggest, same input, different feedback.
Hence why arcade games often feels better on a pad than wheel/pedals. 

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