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[Joystiq] Dirt Showdown ditches rally for arcade-style events

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If you lamented Dirt 3's decorum and its increased focus on the rally discipline, Codemasters has a flashy alternative in Dirt Showdown, coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2012. Gamespot has the first details on the spinoff, which eschews racing for a trio of arcade-style modes and a plethora of pyrotechnics.

Dirt Showdown features "Hoonigan events," in which you perform driving stunts within compounds around the world (similar to Dirt 3's gymkhana challenges). You'll also find a crunchy ode to collisions in the demolition derby events, alongside some more straightforward (minus those devilish hairpin turns) racing modes. You won't find point-to-point style dashes through lush foliage and arid landscapes here -- though Gamespot notes they'll "return with a renewed focus on simulation in Dirt 4."


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post #2 of 11
I was worried that they were planning on shifting focus entirely to arcade but then read the rest of the article.

This should be a fun break from rally sims.
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Destruction Derby caught my interest. There still has not been a good successor to DD1 on PSX.
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Will be trying the game out for sure, been enjoying DiRT 2 quite a bit lately.
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Do want!
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"If you lamented Dirt 3's decorum and its increased focus on the rally discipline, Codemasters has a flashy alternative in Dirt Showdown"

what the hell is that ?? DIRT3 amount of arcade and xgames BS is horrible

jesus with this series...going downhill
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I want GRID 2 Please frown.gif that Game was awesome. I think its fav racing game this gen. I don't want rally racing frown.gif
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If they pull another no DVD release like they did with Dirt 3 in NA I will pass. These guys need to realize not all of us have the ISP to handle full game downloads frown.gif
     
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I think a trip to birmingham is in order with my chainsaw mad.gif
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one of the main reasons why I only played some 10% of dirt 3 single player mode was the need to complete other events and "gymkhana" to progress frown.gif
I spent 90% of my time with the game playing normal multiplayer rallyes...
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