F1 2013 PS3 review – Optional extras aside, this seasoned sim’s in its prime

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at 03:38pm October 7 2013

DRS-enabled overtakes, tyres that delaminate under the strain of harsh language, and the metronomic predictability of Seb Vettel smirking atop the podium at the end of each race weekend – it’s unlikely that anyone but the finger-waggling Red Bull driver himself will go on to call the latest season a ‘classic’. But what of F1 2013?

F1 2013 – classic cars and tracks from the 80s and 90s return for a virtual victory lap

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at 02:00pm July 15 2013

Codemasters has unveiled F1 2013, to no-one’s surprise. But among the usual list of tweaks, minor additions and improvements comes an all-new mode that brings legendary drivers in their iconic cars back into the game, along with a handful of retired but treasured tracks. For an annual release series, it’s a surprisingly substantial addition.

F1 2013 PS3 screens – classic cars added to racer roster

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at 02:00pm July 15 2013
F1 2013 ps3 screenshot

F1 2013′s here and this year the twist is classic cars, like this 1988 Williams. And I’m not being clever here, knowing the car, that’s just the name of the screenshot.

GRID 2 PS3 review – influential racing series offers one more for the road

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at 02:26pm May 28 2013
GRID 2 ps3 review

When this lofty racer’s prequel arrived like some sort of clever car simile in 2008, it sculpted the shape and form of racing on this generation. If every game since hasn’t nabbed its Flashbacks, HUD indicators showing tailing opponents, and team management component, it’s only because it’d be so flippin’ obvious if they did. So when Grid 2 arrives in a shorter skirt, promising much the same only now with…

Grid 2′s Special Edition costs £125,000, comes with a BAC Mono

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at 10:00am May 24 2013

Yeah, you read that right. Codemasters has just announced its beyond opulent Special Edition of Grid 2, which comes with a flipping BAC Mono decked out in Grid livery, a day at the BAC factory, a helmet and race suit, and a PlayStation 3. It’s available at Game now, and it costs £125,000, making it the most expensive videogame ever. And you thought the Resi leather jacket was bad.

GRID 2 teaser trailer gives you the tiniest glimpse of new car, track

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at 05:00pm February 8 2013

Here’s a new GRID 2 video from Codemasters which gives you the car equivalent of a burlesque show – a flash of an Alpha Romeo Giulietta here, the briefest glimpse of the RedBull Ring (previously the A1 ring) there… then nothing. Darkness. Oh, and a polite reminder to preorder the thing before it’s released on May 31st. You know, it’s not a crazy idea. We’ve played the game, and we’re big fans.

GRID 2 screens and info: May 31st release date, plus 2 pre-order cars & tracks

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at 03:04pm January 31 2013
Grid 2 release date and special edition pre-order

Codemasters have announced a May 31st release date for racer GRID 2 along with some pre-order Special Edition DLC cars and tracks at Game.

F1 Race Stars PS3 review – A podium position, but no championship win

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at 02:50pm November 13 2012
F1 Race Stars ps3 review

One look at the gurning representations of motorsport’s biggest names tells you everything you need to know about F1 Race Stars. Like a co-worker with a spinning bow tie, it goes to great lengths not to be taken seriously. It may be splattered with the sponsor logos of prime formula racing, but it’s proud to be a kart racer – now kindly give us our biscuit for avoiding the ‘under the bonnet’ cliché.

F1 2012 PS3 review – Codies builds itself a pole-sitter

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at 02:39pm September 17 2012

Formula 1 is an arms race. Seasons are won and lost in wind tunnels and on design sheets as much as they are on Curva Parabolica and Becketts. For everyone who doesn’t get to sit in the car, it’s a desperate, unending double-shift of iteration and reiteration, testing and retesting. A process that Codemasters Birmingham will feel very familiar with now, having emerged from another off-season to produce an annual offering bristling with shiny new aero parts and barely legal rear diffusers.

F1 2012 demo hits PSN September 12th

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at 04:32pm September 11 2012
F1 2012 PS3

That’s tomorrow, if you’re reading this now, which is… confound you, internet! Anyway Codemasters’ annual update to the franchise is worth shouting about. New modes, presentation style and greater accessibility have F1 2012 shaping up to set to raise the bar for the series.

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