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EA Announces NASCAR Kart Racing for Nintendo Wii

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315w ago - Designed exclusively for the Wii, NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders.

Up to four players can go head-to-head, via split screen, in a mad dash to the checkered flag, making NASCAR Kart Racing an ideal game to play with family and friends.

Press Release: EA ANNOUNCES NASCAR KART RACING - THE FIRST AND ONLY NASCAR TITLE AVAILABLE FOR THE WII

Experience the Thrill of Team Racing on and off the Track

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - December 4, 2008 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that NASCAR® Kart Racing, the first and only NASCAR racing title available for the Wii™, will ship to retailers in North America on February 10, 2009, just in time for the Daytona 500 and the Official start of the 2009 NASCAR season.

Enjoy the thrill of racing as three-time consecutive Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson or choose from 13 additional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers. Players can also compete as one of 10 original animated characters. Each driver has personal attributes that will determine how the kart will perform on a course, so strategy is key when choosing a driver and a teammate....
 

Wii Wheel and Wii Fit board combo racing experiment

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339w ago - Mike Sylvester over at Wiifanboy has been experimenting with glovepie scripting to come up with a way of using your wii wheel and fit board to control your favorite racing sims on the PC.

Click the link up top to read more and access the scripts or check out the videos below. Pretty cool stuff.

To quote: This is a test of how the Wii Balance Board and Wii Wheel are working as game controllers through GlovePIE and PPJoy. This is the basis for the Wii Racing Xperiment.

In the second video, the Wii Balance Board and Wii Wheel are used to play the PC version of Need for Speed ProStreet. GlovePIE and PPJoy are used for controller emulation with full analog steering, braking, and throttle.








 

Grid is the Most Exciting Racing Game Ever Made!

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342w ago - Speaking to ButtonBandits.com, Chief Game Designer Ralph Fulton has said that he believes forthcoming title GRID is the most exciting racing game ever made and that competing titles such as Forza and Gran Turismo are all about the car list rather than racing.

When asked if he was pleased development was now over and how he thought the final product had shaped up Ralph said "we have been desperate to get everything into it we wanted to get into it and I think we're all really pleased now the dust has settled on it with the product we've got.

I think it's a really exciting racing game, I'd go as far to say it's the most exciting racing game ever made, it looks stunning and I think were all going to take a well deserved rest after this."





On comments in forums and online on the number of cars in the game compared to competing titles such as Gran Tourismo and Forza, Ralph said "Yeah I can understand that. When you have competing games like Gran Turismo and Forza, which pride themselves on the car list, there all about the car list, that's their focus. I know Turn 10 have been quite open about the fact that Forza is just really a car list. Which is great for them.

Does it make sense for Codemasters to try and do the...
 

Countdown: The Top 10 Mario Kart Racing Tracks

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346w ago - This is a video countdown courtesy of GameTrailers of the Top 10 greatest Mario Kart racing tracks.

Some will stick in our hearts forever, like Rainbow Road and Bowsers Castle...

Check it out below:




 

Codemasters acquires Sega Racing Studio

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347w ago - Codemasters has confirmed that it has acquired UK-based Sega Racing Studio, the dev behind Sega Rally Revo which was closed earlier in the month.

It was rumored that the publisher was snapping up Sega Racing Studio yesterday.

"In seizing this opportunity, we have created additional resources to escalate our plans in the racing segment," said Rod Cousens, chief executive of Codemasters, Next-Gen.biz reports.

Cousens added, "We hope to welcome more than 40 people to the company and we have enjoyed the full co-operation of our friends at Sega in making this happen. It is good business for Codemasters, an exciting prospect and there will be more to come as we are not content to stand still."
 
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