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Old June 5, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Released today...for those looking for new driving title.
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Get fuelled up and prepare to race and explore the world’s largest ever racing environment – over 5,000 square miles of spectacular wilderness. Set to revolutionise multi-terrain, multi-vehicle racing, FUEL is a fiercely competitive game without boundaries. On and off-road, two and four-wheeled vehicles race a massively diverse environment, from scaling the highest snow-capped mountain to racing the deepest arid canyon.
In a fictional present, vast swathes of the United States have been ravaged by the extreme effects of accelerated global warming – tornados, brush fires, hurricanes and tsunamis have driven people from their homes leaving huge areas of America abandoned.
Now these dangerous areas have created the perfect playground for a new breed of adrenaline junkies who set out to conquer each other, and Mother Nature, in closely fought races. There are over 70 different vehicles with which to take on any challenge that FUEL’s stunning environment throws at you. On-road and off-road bikes, cars, quads, trucks, buggies and dragsters take dangerous short-cuts, perform death-defying jumps and tear through spectacular cross-over points.
FUEL’s landscape is powered by cutting-edge technology and, using satellite data, features some of the most exciting and inspiring areas of America – including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier and much more. In FUEL, if you can see it, you can drive to it, taking any route – on or off-road – that you want. With a draw distance of 40KM, 100,000 miles of roads, tracks and trails and hundreds of race events FUEL’s epic world demands to be explored.
Bringing this vast, open ended landscape to life is a dramatic and dynamic weather system that includes tornados, sandstorms, blizzards, lightening and thunderstorms, which all affect the environment and race strategy plus a full day night cycle. Complete with the ability to go online to explore this massive world and compete in hundreds of multiplayer challenges, FUEL is coming in 2009 for the PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Games For Windows® LIVE.
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Old June 5, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Ya gonna be fun I hope..

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Old June 5, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Looks good, I need a new driving game.....
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I've yet to play a CodeMasters driving game that I didn't like, as strange as that is. They rank pretty high on my list of developers...Colin McCrae series, TOCA series, DiRT, GRiD, and now Fuel, all have a spot on my pc games shelf.

DiRT 2 is looking very promising as well. Fuel can entertain me until then!
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Hold on......40KM view distance? WOW.

Unfortunately, the GFWL logo kills it for me on the PC.
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Codemasters should stay in the Driving Games genre. Damnation was a shame.

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This looks like it will be a FUN game. I REALLY like the setting
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Hold on......40KM view distance? WOW.

Unfortunately, the GFWL logo kills it for me on the PC.

I'm not sure whic hversion I wll end up with...might jsut rent the PS3/XBOX360 versions and decide from there...hopefully a pc demo will surface too...but I envision a 3GB download for a demo......far too large.


GFWL has worked pretty good for me. Even with like Halo2, that I have to call in to get activated every time I install...like an OS...at least controlelr layouts are working well, and updates are pushed in the game, rather than hunting for them online...and if it's monitoring my usages..fine...at least they might meet my needs a bit better.

Of course, it's not needed at all, but it can come in handy from time to time...as long as it's not like GTA4...GFWL, AND the Rockstar software......and far better than them using StarForce, or other DRM software, as they have in the past. I'm more than happy to see GFWL in CodeMaster's software.
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For me GFWL killed things for me when it

A) Nuked all of my saved games in Fallout 3 when it was released in a patch. You could only access old saved games by logging OUT of GFWL.

B) Acted like a fool in Dawn of War II
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For me GFWL killed things for me when it

A) Nuked all of my saved games in Fallout 3 when it was released in a patch. You could only access old saved games by logging OUT of GFWL.
I think we can safely say that this problem is one of many that still plague Fallout3. When that issue isn't present in other games...it's not GFWL at fault.

DOW2...lol...haven't tried it yet, but thanks for the heads up!

StarForce sucks in so many other ways, that GFWL seems almost welcome. I understand why it's there, and no, I don't really like it, but the alternatives are far worse, IMHO.
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