By Samit Sarkar on Dec 02, 2013 12.02.13
Codemasters' Grid 2 will be available free for PlayStation Plus subscribers tomorrow, Dec. 3, Sony announced today. The studio originally released the racing game this past May on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360. Grid 2 regularly costs $35.99 on the PlayStation Store, but PS Plus members will be able to pick up the PS3 version free once Sony updates the PS Store tomorrow. Tomorrow also marks the beginning of Sony's holiday sale, which offers some big discounts to PS Plus subscribers. Deals will be available on games such as Defiance ($2.50), Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel ($7.50), The Bureau: XCOM Declassified ($20.99) and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch ($9.79). Sony will also offer some deals outside of the holiday sale, including discounts on Tiny Brains ($15.99) and R...
By Emily Gera on Sep 04, 2013 09.04.13
Codemasters is re-introducing the popular demolition derby mode to its Grid racing series today, with its return as a free mode in Grid 2 on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The new DLC features the Jupiter Eagle Ray Mk 5 demo derby car, which features a number of liveries that can be customized by the player. Also included is the Detroit Demolition Derby Stadium where players can choose track configurations. This mode can be played in single-player, split-screen and in up to 12-player online racing. This follows the release of a recent patch that updated a number of key features based on ideas taken from the playerbase. Grid 2 now features a level cap of 99, a new online playlist,, increased game rewards for clean racing and mod support for Windows PC users.
Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and NBA 2K13 part of 60 percent discount in today's Green Man Gaming sale
By Emily Gera on Jul 04, 2013 07.04.13
Green Man Gaming has announced its latest "666 Sale," offering major discounts on six games every six hours for the next six days. Starting today from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. UTC, users will be able to purchase BioShock Infinite and three additional games including NBA 2K13, Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for 60 percent off. Also available during today's discount slot are Sins of a Solar Empire at 60 percent off, the Dawn of War Complete Pack for 66 percent off, Virtua Tennis 4 for 80 percent off, Grid 2 and DLC for 33 percent off, and 75 percent off Codemasters racing games. An additional 20 percent discount is available with the use of the following voucher code on all selected games in the 666 Sale: GMG20-KCQVQ-4KU6H You can check out today's deals right here.
By Griffin McElroy on May 24, 2013 05.24.13
The Grid 2 Mono Edition will bundle the upcoming racer, a PlayStation 3, a real-life BAC Mono supercar and a host of other perks in a single, unprecedentedly expensive package, Codemasters revealed on PlayStation Blog today. The Mono Edition — appropriately named, as only one unit will be produced and sold — will retail for £125,000; a price assumedly reached due to the package's inclusion of a 170 mph BAC Mono supercar featuring a Grid 2-themed paint job. The bundle will also secure its buyer a tour of the BAC factory, where they'll be able to customize their new ride, a Grid 2-decorated helmet, race suit, boots and gloves and a PlayStation 3. The ostentatious special edition is currently available to pre-order at Game UK. For more on Grid 2's globetrotting campaign, check out o...
By Tracey Lien on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Two new games will join the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection next week, according to the PlayStation Blog: Germinator (PS Vita) and Pinball Arcade (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy enabled). On May 21, PlayStation Plus members will be able to pick up both Germinator and Pinball Arcade for free, while non-members can buy them individually for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network. As of tomorrow, the Metro: Last Light Season Pass (PS3), which is a discounted pre-payment for future Metro DLC that includes The Faction Pack, The Tower Pack, The Developer Pack and The Chronicles Pack, will also receive a 25 percent discount for PS Plus members, bringing it down to $11.24 from the regular PSN price of $14.99. The following games are also being discounted for PS Plus members: Darkstalkers...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on May 13, 2013 05.13.13
PlayStation Plus members will be able to grab Metro: Last Light for 20 percent off ($47.99) and the Grid 2 pre-order at a 10 percent discount ($53.99) starting this week, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. Following the update, cross-buy platform adventure game Knytt Underground will also be added to the Instant Game Collection. PlayStation Plus members will be able to pick it up for free, while regular PSN members can grab it for $14.99. Darksiders and Tekken 6, meanwhile, will no longer be available through the Instant Game Collection as of May 21. Darksiders joined the Instant Game Collection in Janurary of this year, while Tekken 6 became available in March. Check out the full details for this week's PlayStation Store update here.
By Samit Sarkar on Apr 11, 2013 04.11.13
Grid 2's developers at Codemasters are attempting to address both AI and human racers, and are hoping that their work — along with deeper integration with RaceNet, the studio's online hub — will make the game's multiplayer mode appealing and engrossing for as wide a variety of players as possible. At a recent press event, members of the Grid 2 team described the objectives they wanted to achieve in multiplayer before we tried rounds of a few different types of races. "We're looking to extend the Grid 2 experience beyond the console into desktop and mobile," began Lee Roberts, senior designer on RaceNet. The website allows players of Codemasters racing titles to track their progress in the game through desktop and mobile browsers, and the studio is also planning to release a mobile...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 14, 2013 02.14.13
Numerous distinct and disparate styles of driving an automobile at speed exist under the sweeping umbrella of "racing." Fast and the Furious-style street racing differs greatly from organized circuit racing on a motorsport track, and it's tough to make comparisons between drivers in those different disciplines. The co-star of Codemasters' Grid 2 has a grand idea to make it possible. Patrick Callahan is a man with a self-made fortune and a unique dream. He envisions a global competition pitting drivers from all walks of racing life against each other, a motorsport spectacle that will be given prime-time placement on ESPN alongside other major sporting events. Callahan calls it the World Series of Racing. But in order to put it together, he needs a talented driver to round up the...