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Though "meme" is perhaps a euphemistic label for the lurid mental virus that is "Two Girls, One Cup" (don't Google that if the phrase sounds foreign), we're nonetheless pleased to see Codemasters taking the piss out of the fecal internet documentary and turning it into something more wholesome and...

August 12th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

What do a BMW Z4 Coupe, a Subaru WRX Hatch, and a mess of big trucks have in common? They'll all be at your disposal in upcoming rally-racer Dirt 2, silly! Aside from the game's striking visuals -- the ones that we marveled over when we saw it last February -- gameplay has always been a strong suit...

July 25th 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Codemasters today announced the official release dates for Dirt 2. The utterly filthy racing game will hit US shores on September 8, Europe on September 10 and the UK on September 11. For those out there who aren't filthy rich enough to own all the consoles, have no fear, for Dirt 2 will be availab...

July 16th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you were planning on using your Compy 386 to tap into the rally-racing action contained within Codemasters' upcoming release, DiRT 2, you're going to have to wait a bit longer than your console-toting brethren. Though the game is leaping onto PS3 and Xbox 360 in September, it's not going to pull...

July 6th 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

When people criticize the Wii, the graphics are usually one of the first things mentioned. Codemasters' DiRT 2 is sure to bring about cries of "N64!" and other such malarkey, because, well, it looks bad. We'd like to be more diplomatic, but, yeah, you can see it in the trailer above and in the scree...

June 23rd 2009 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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When Scottish rally racer Colin McRae died in a tragic helicopter accident in September 2007, many wondered how his passing would affect the final version of DiRT, the McRae-branded racing game that would come out later that month. The answer? Well, it was too late in the game's development to incl...

June 18th 2009 at 8:25pm 0 Comments
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E3 was brütal! If you blinked, for a split/second, you missed something. Even if you were trine to keep up, it was a blur -- staying a.wake like that, you only pushed yourself to the brink of your own dark void. That's where Joystiq comes in; to crackdown on the madness; to reach out ... with...

June 12th 2009 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Codemasters released a new trailer for DiRT 2, which highlights the sequel's 40+ real-life drivers such as Travis Pastrana and new franchise lead Ken Block, as well as the game's 100+ events spanning across nine different countries. Then, there's the titular unclean racing action to behold, which lo...

June 1st 2009 at 6:45pm 0 Comments

Taking up duties as the face of the DiRT franchise, popular rally driver Ken Block tells us why he wanted to be involved in Codemasters' racer in the video above. Taking inspiration from the late (and sorely missed) Colin McRae, the new kid on the block regales his story of getting involved in the s...

March 31st 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Codemasters just dropped a knowledge nugget on CVG, letting it be known that they have plans to release multiple downloadable content packs for Dirt 2 after the game's September-ish release. "We have plans to launch a number of small DLC packs soon after launch which players can use to personalize a...

February 21st 2009 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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click for bigger, dirtier image The series that gave our own Ludwig Kietzmann his first gaming injury is thundering back this September on, well, pretty much every platform imaginable. Last night we were treated -- and it was a treat -- to a first look at in-game footage from Codemasters' hotly an...

February 20th 2009 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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Codemasters is avoiding the holiday rush by releasing several of its titles this year during the sleepy summer months (and for this, we thank them). The Overlord sequel, FUEL, and a little game that caught our eye, Jumpgate Evolution, all drop during low-pressure sales months. Codies will release D...

February 20th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments