Dirt 3 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dirt 3 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network DiRT 3 Complete Edition Free for a Limited Time https://www.gameskinny.com/hvyno/dirt-3-complete-edition-free-for-a-limited-time https://www.gameskinny.com/hvyno/dirt-3-complete-edition-free-for-a-limited-time Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:40:15 -0500 Nam T. Bui

Humble Bundle is currently giving away DiRT 3 Complete Edition, the rallying video game developed and published by Codemasters.

Set at $30 on Steam, this package includes the base game and all of the DLC packs, with the total value of more than $60 at the time of releasing. In order to get this game, an active account of Humble Bundle is required to obtain the game key. The account could also be registered with no cost. The giveaway of DiRT 3 Complete Edition is scheduled to end on 17:00 GMT 12th November 2016 (12pm ET). If you want DiRT 3 Complete Edition for free, be sure to jump on it quickly.

DiRT 3 is the third entry of Colin McRae's DiRT rally video game series with significant improvements from the previous edition. The game includes new rally tracks across 3 continents, from the forests of Michigan to the famous roads of Finland, and the national parks of Kenya. Competitive racers can find themselves suitable in modes like Rallycross, Trailblazer and Land Rush.

DiRT 3 also features the all-new Gymkhana mode, inspired by Ken Block’s freestyle driving event. The game is powered by Codemasters' EGO Engine with stunning DirectX 11 effects like water and cloth tessellation. At first, DiRT 3 was released using the now-defunct Games for Windows Live. On 1st April 2015, Codemasters re-released the game with Steamworks as a replacement.

Steam Summer Sale 2016 Buyer's Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ngfza/steam-summer-sale-2016-buyers-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ngfza/steam-summer-sale-2016-buyers-guide Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:13:38 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Don't look now, dear reader -- but in case you were unaware, the Steam Summer sale is well underway. The sale is scheduled to last until July 3rd, and there's still enough time to pick what games to purchase.

If you're feeling a little lost in all the deals, don't worry. We've created a guide for our top ten choices across various genres that anyone should enjoy. Now get ready to work out your wallet.

Pizza Express

Standard price $6.99, on sale for $1.74

If you're a fan of simulation games, look no further than Pizza Express. Ever wondered what it takes to be a success in food service entrepreneurship?Turns out the answer is patience, time management, multitasking, and driven friends to keep you on your toes.

Accompanied by a charming, retro-inspired soundtrack and matching visuals, we've had a lot of fun making pizza on demand. And the story about rising above adversity with pizza warms the heart...and belly.

Dustoff Heli Rescue

Standard price $3.99, on sale for $0.51

Are you up for a little more action? Next on our list is Dustoff Heli Rescue. Although the visuals are charming, don't be fooled. This game is rather demanding and addicting. You take the role of a rescue pilot that takes on missions to rescue soldiers. Missions escalate and will continue to test your skills as you navigate dangerous airspace and enemy fire. More intense than your average war film.

Hyper Space Invaders II: Pixel Edition

Standard price $4.99, on sale for $0.49

Got a thing for fancy arcade shooters? We've got you covered. This isn't the Space Invaders you may remember -- it's a new bullet hell designed to utterly defeat you from stage 1.

The game blends bright visuals and a great soundtrack. As the screen fills with targets and enemy fire, the track gets faster and the bass gets louder. You can strive for both a high score and a session of good tunes with Hyper Space Invaders II.

Stardew Valley

Standard price $14.99, on sale for $11.99

Perhaps you'd like something more causal? Maybe you need a new alternative to Farmville? The quiet life of Stardew Valley might be more to your liking?

Of course I use the word "quiet" lightly -- because this game asks a lot from you. Your character leaves an office job and inherits grandpa's farm, where you must work to get the farm back in order. Throughout the year you'll mingle with the townspeople, brave the seasons, and maybe even get married. It's no walk in the park, but that's why we like it.

Rocket League 

Standard price $19.99, on sale for $11.99

Do you like sports -- or better yet, extreme sports? Things don't get more extreme in the world of competition than Rocket League. Here you can play futuristic soccer of sorts with highly mobile battle cars.

You can work your way through seasons, where you can track your achievements and records. You can spend hours in multiplayer with friends and foes alike. You can even share replays of amazing goals to gloat. Because nothing is more fun in sports than awesome replays.

Final Fantasy XIV Online (Plus Expansion)

Standard price $59.99, on sale for $29.99 

Are massive multiplayer games up your alley instead? There's probably no better game to be found than FFXIV. The MMO is full of content  -- so much that it's a little scary to consider that you're getting the expansion as well.

The game is considered to be the best FF game in both terms of encompassing story and gameplay. Don't let the number of jobs and classes scare you. The game is designed for MMO newcomers as well. Just don't dive too deep into the rabbit hole.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Standard price 29.99, on sale for 20.99

It's possible you may want to try your hand at a visual novel adventure. Look no further than Danganronpa. You take the role of Makoto and are invited to a very prestigious high school. But as soon as you step foot onto the campus things go from happy to dire at break neck speeds. You and your classmates have to survive the death game set by Monokuma. You'll have to use deduction, detective skills, and social prowess to stay ahead of the madness. 

Hotline Miami

Standard price $9.99, on sale for $2.49 

Let's go a little indie and recommend the interesting Hotline Miami. It's a unique and bloody title where the above screenshot is probably the only non violent one.

It's 1989, and you're a vigilante taking on the city's worst. Unleash the most gruesome justice alongside fast-paced music and distinct visuals. You'll explore a story where the hero must navigate his mental stability and get a grip on the world. Don't leave yourself in the madness -- or perhaps maybe you want to?

DiRT 3 Complete Edition

Standard price $29.99, on sale for $6.89

Long drives are rather soothing, and racing is pretty sweet. Countless hours of offroad racing simulation is at your finger tips with DiRT 3. This title offers you 50 years of offroad motorsports in some of the world's best racing venues.

You can play splitscreen multiplayer and challenge the world online. To polish your skills, there's a plethora of modes and challenges. The complete edition also features more track to race on that you could ask for. All of this from the comfort of home. 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Standard price $19.99, on sale for $9.99

RPGs are some of the most immersive games you can play -- and chances are you're a fan. But there's an off chance that you've never played one of the best RPGs around -- Skyrim.

Everything you'd ask for a RPG is here: deep character creation, epic story, tons (tons!) of quests, spells, and etc. Bid farewell to your social life with Skyrim. Plus there's dragons. What's better than slaying a dragon?

That's rhetorical, nothing is better.

So that's the end of our Steam Summer 2016 buyer's guide. These games come with our highest recommendations, and now is the perfect time to pick them up. Of course there's much more to find, but please let your wallet brace itself and enjoy our picks.

Evolution Studios Inks Deal With Codemasters; Saves Studio https://www.gameskinny.com/ymbd0/evolution-studios-inks-deal-with-codemasters-saves-studio https://www.gameskinny.com/ymbd0/evolution-studios-inks-deal-with-codemasters-saves-studio Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:40:08 -0400 Justin McGovney

A few weeks ago, we reported that Sony's was closing down Evolution Studios, developer of the internationally popular racing series World Rally Championship. It was a rather grim day for fans of racing games across the globe, with many feeling like they had to run to Microsoft's Forza -- or worse, a racing game by EA. Years of lackluster sales and not-so-positive criticism of Evolution's recent work led Sony to make this decision, leaving racing fans everywhere disappointed.

But it looks like the story has not ended for the Evolution Studios just yet. 

Codemasters, a British developer most known for their myriad of racing games such as DiRT and the hit game Overlord, made a deal with Sony to transfer Evolution Studios to them. Most of the staff of Evolution Studios will stay hired on and will work in the same offices. The old IPs of Evolution Studios will still stay with Sony. However, Evolution Studios is looking forward to making new games and projects with Codemasters.

Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier commented on the acquisition as follows:

"We want to benefit from everything that they've learned as a team together, we want them to create their own games. Of course there will be synergies, of course we will share stuff, but we would like to make sure they retain their identity and stay together as a team to do what they're good at. What we don't want to do is bring in a team of 50 people and start having some work on one game and some on another, on existing IP. The whole point is to keep their DNA and build a new game."

While it's not entirely clear what games Evolution Studios is going to be developing, there are a couple of things that we know for sure. Because of Codemasters' affinity for racing games, we can be certain that Evolution Studios could possibly collaborate on making games together or have oversight from Codemasters on making their own original work. Also, due to the success of DiRT 3  and DiRT Rally, Codemasters could have some of members of Evolution studios team working on the project.

Whatever happens, is this a great day for fans of racing games and of Evolution Studios. Gamers can revel in this victory for gaming and be excited for what the future hold for Evolution Studios.

Games with Gold for November 2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/oq8rz/games-with-gold-for-november-2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/oq8rz/games-with-gold-for-november-2015 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:16:02 -0400 Joe DeClara

Major Nelson has recently announced the list of games Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download for no additional charge next month. Each month, Xbox's Games with Gold offers a multitude of games to Xbox Live subscribers on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Here are the games coming in November.

Pneuma: Breath of Life (Xbox One)

Pneuma is an FPX puzzler wherein the player navigates a classically styled mansion while an alleged god monologues as a disembodied voice. Released back in February, Deco Digital's premiere title received mostly lukewarm reviews, with a score of 63 on Metacritic. While the visuals and narrative were praised, many reviewers found both the narrator and the puzzles irritating. Pneuma: Breath of Life will be available to download for all of November.

Knight Squad (Xbox One)

Described as a fusion between Bomberman and Gauntlet, Chainsawesome Games' title is a top-down multiplayer game in which players do knightly battle against medieval enemies and each other. Use swords and arrows to defeat your foes and bombs to demolish walls in a PAC-MAN-esque map--or, you know, just blow up your friends. Knight Squad will be available for free starting November 16th.

Dirt 3 (Xbox 360)

Back in 2011, Codemasters' off-road racer met critical acclaim on the Xbox 360, sporting a score of 87 on Metacritic. Critics applauded Dirt 3 for its hyper-responsive controls, wealth of content, and overall high-octane gameplay. The game features inclement weather, functional terrain, and a price tag of $0 from November 1st through November 15th.

Dungeon Siege III (Xbox 360)

The third installment in Obsidian's Diablo-esque dungeon crawler had mixed reviews back in 2011. While some praised the game for its polished gameplay, most felt its lackluster story, and disappointing loot kept it from matching the greatness of other titles in the genre. With far superior dungeon crawlers like Diablo III now available, it's likely many will pass on this free download come November 16th.

Which of these games are you excited for? Are there any games you're still playing from previous Games with Gold features? Let us know in the comments!

[UPDATE] 33% - 93% Off; Xbox Live Sales And Specials For February https://www.gameskinny.com/c69oa/update-33-93-off-xbox-live-sales-and-specials-for-february https://www.gameskinny.com/c69oa/update-33-93-off-xbox-live-sales-and-specials-for-february Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:42:08 -0500 Coatedpolecat


Dust: An Elysian Tail is a 2-D platformer that revitalized my interest in the genre. This combo-driven gameplay is complimented with a wonderfully written game and score. Complete with a talking sword and a flying rat, you're getting a bargain at only $2.99.


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Rock Band Blitz is a controller based music rhythm game. You can tap your way to fun with this discounted game at $4.04.


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Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is a hack-n-slash adventure. It brings the 4th rule set of D&D to life for only $1.99.


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Guardians of Middle Earth is Xbox Live's first true MOBA experience. When the game released it had some server issues, but they have seem to ironed them out now. You can play as your favorite LOTR character for only $1.04.


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Alan Wake's American Nightmare takes place in the same fiction and story-line as the original game. This is simply a separate DLC, which doesn't require the original game to play. For only $2.99 this is one nightmare you don't want to wake up from.


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Motocross Madness makes use of your Avatar as you navigate multiple terrains in the arcade dirt-bike racing game. For only $1.99 I guess it can't hurt to eat some dirt.


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Batman: Arkham City got awarded several 10/10 scores and is still a highly regarded entry into the recent reboot of the Dark Knight. For only $4.99 you can thwart evil doers until the break of dawn.


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Fable III is a very popular action-RPG that focuses on decision that alter the story, how people interact with you, and changes your characters appearance. This great adventure is yours for only $7.49.


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Driver San Francisco is a character story-based urban racing game. Though you're on a manhunt, you don't have to search too far to find a great value at $6.59.


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DiRT 3 is a well polished arcade racer. For only $4.99 you can get plenty of smiles per gallon out of this bargain.


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Asura's Wrath is an underrated action game that consists of a plethora of quick time events. This game costs only $7.59 and both its DLC are discounted to only $1.99 a pop.


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Mass Effect is a great series and the very first of the trilogy. If you've wanted to play the beginning of this stellar story it's on sale for only $3.74. There is no discounted DLC for this iteration.


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Portal 2 is a physics-based puzzler with a single player and co-op campaign. Venisia with GameSkinny wrote a great review about the game. The price of the game is $9.89 with the free Peer Review DLC.


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The following games will be on sale until February 25th, 2014 and are part of "the Ultimate Games Sale." Hurry before it's too late.


Dragonball Z Budokai HD is along the same lines as the slide prior to this one. This game is based on a different part of that story and actually precedes Tenkaichi and will cost you another $30.


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Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is on sale for $30. The game is based on the TV cartoon series, and with that you get another fighting game included in this sale.


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Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver will set you back $20. Having not played or heard of this game - nor could I find a site that reviewed it - I can only imagine that price should be a little lower.


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Zumba Fitness Core is $30 for the rest of the month. Now to find the energy and motivation.


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Killer Is Dead was written by Suda; those who are a fan of his work would find this game very familiar in style. In the action-packed game, you're a cyborg that wields a sword. The title is priced at $30 until the end of the month.


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From the creators of Mortal Kombat comes Injustice: Gods Among Us. This stunning brawler will cost you $40 in this month's sale.


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NBA 2K14 is just about the only basketball simulator. In addition to the RPG elements during an optional campaign, this sports franchise's gameplay and textures are top notch--and the game is only $40 until next Tuesday. This sale is now over.


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As of Tuesday (2/11/2014), Xbox Live is having a decent sale on select games. NBA 2K14 is the deal of the week, while the rest of the games highlighted here are discounted throughout the rest of the month. Enjoy!


[UPDATE - starting on slide 9] According to Major Nelson's website there are some pretty awesome deals right through February 25th. Stay tuned for the daily updates that are supposed to take place as well.

A Kid at Heart: A 48-year-old's Favorite Game https://www.gameskinny.com/i61bl/a-kid-at-heart-a-48-year-olds-favorite-game https://www.gameskinny.com/i61bl/a-kid-at-heart-a-48-year-olds-favorite-game Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:44:20 -0400 Alexa Serrano

Today I interviewed Diego, a 48-year-old who calls himself a professional gaming driver and a professional driver in real life. Although he isn't a professional driver, Diego used to race cars and motorcycles back in the day in the open fields of his home Country Ecuador. When he was around 17 he entered several amateur  motocross competitions in Quito. He raced in his red Honda CR motorcycle and won several trophies racing at the Mercado Mayorista track. He won 2nd place in the province and 6th place at nationals.

Although he doesn't race anymore, he still holds racing close to his heart. He now spends his free time watching race track games online or on the television and playing racing games on his Xbox 360. 

GS: What's your favorite game?

D: I enjoy playing Dirt 3. It's a rally racing game. 

GS: Besides the fact that you love racing, why do you like this game specifically?

D: I love the game because it is challenging, difficult and stressful all in the right ways. I also love how realistic it is (the graphics look very real). I also enjoy how the game gives you options to choose so many add-ons and functions (for instance, automatic, manual, beginner, professional, etc.)

GS: Which car is your favorite one to race with?

D: My favorite is the Ford Focus. 

GS: Why do you prefer that one?

D: Because it has a lot of power, it has nice handling and it's fast. 

GS: Which track is your favorite and why?

D: I enjoy racing in Monte Carlo because there's a lot of snow. The snow makes the roads very slippery and like the challenge.

GS: Tell me about the most challenging track.

D: Finland is the most challenging because there's a lot of dirt, gravel and jumps. 

GS: Last but not least, tell me about your experience racing in Finland.

D: I crashed a lot, haha! It's very difficult because you drive through a narrow road that is between trees. There are lots of fast curves, which makes turning difficult.