By Owen S. Good on Apr 20, 2014 04.20.14
The announcement of a new game in the Grid racing series appears set for Tuesday, according to a teaser video posted by the game's YouTube account. Replying to a fan later via Twitter, the Codemasters community manager for the game promised on Friday that "Tuesday's announcement will NOT have the words Android or iOS in them." The first Grid was published in 2008, and its sequel, Grid 2, launched in May 2013. It earned a nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for the best sports video game of 2013.
By Owen S. Good on Apr 06, 2014 04.06.14
Rival racing game developers Codemasters (the Grid and F1 series) and Turn 10 Studios (Forza) had a bit of fun on Friday when a certificate recognizing Forza Motorsport 5 as a nominee for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award was mistakenly sent to Codemasters. Codemasters, based in the United Kingdom, politely tweeted to Turn 10, in suburban Seattle, that they may have something that belonged to them, hinting that the nomination was being held for ransom. Turn 10, noting that tomorrow (April 7) is National Beer Day in the United States, asked if a pint might pay for its release. Then things escalated. Codemasters responded with a Tweet implying the certificate had been folded into a paper airplane. "Forza 5 Plane DLC confirmed?" Turn 10 "thanked" them for "spoiling" an...
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 John Funk on Sep 05, 2013 09.05.13
Codemasters has released a new trailer showing Grid 2's free "Demolition Derby" DLC mode in action. The full-contact race mode was added to the title based on fan requests from players who enjoyed it in the first Grid title. A recent patch incorporated fan feedback in other ways, like raising the level cap to 99 and awarding players for driving cleanly. As the trailer shows, don't expect clean driving in a demolition derby. Grid 2 is available on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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.
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 23, 2013 07.23.13
Grid 2 players can now get six high-performance cars by buying the Peak Performance Pack, which is launching today on Steam and PlayStation Network for $4.99 and on Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), publisher Codemasters announced today. It will cost £3.19 in the U.K. and €3.99 in Europe. The Peak Performance Pack is already available on Windows PC and Xbox 360, and will be released on PlayStation 3 along with this week's PlayStation Store update (today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe). The add-on contains six maxed-out versions of these cars: Dodge Charger RT, Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS SS 1970, BMW E30 M3, BMW 1 Series M Coupe and VW Golf R. Each vehicle has been outfitted with paint jobs, body modifications and tuning...
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 John Funk on May 31, 2013 05.31.13
A newly-released launch trailer for Grid 2 proudly shows off the variety of cars and environments in Codemasters' newest racing title. For players who prefer a more natural environment, the trailer shows a race along a coastal highway in classic muscle cars, while urban lovers get modern supercars speeding through the streets and tunnels of major cities around the globe. Racing purists, meanwhile, can rest assured that there are plenty of plain old racetracks to be found as well. In the fiction of Grid 2, wealthy race aficionado Patrick Callahan founds the World Series of Racing, a competition that aims to find the best drivers and the fasted cars from all corners of the globe to face off against one another. Grid 2 releases today in Europe for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3....
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 our...
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...