Project CARS Qualifying + Race


We go head to head once again in Project Cars, in both qualifying and the race that follows.

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June Racing Trailer


As mentioned in a previous post we have a bit of a racing theme coming up throughout June starting on Friday 10th, here are a few examples of what to expect in the coming weeks.

June Channel Update


We’ve got a busy month coming up throughout June, with videos twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7pm BST (GMT+1).  We finish off our ‘How Not To Heist’ Grand Theft Auto V series with the final setup ‘convoy’ before attempting the Pacific Standard Job in spectacular fashion, before moving on to what will become our racing themed month.

We begin with an unbelievable qualifying session on Assetto Corsa, as Alan takes on Pete head-to-head in small Fiat cars to see who takes pole position for the upcoming race the following week.  Later we tackle some of the meatier cars and try to get to grips with the Shelby Cobra with hilarious consequences, and then for reas13320413_620385024786392_5007785422826933010_oons that make no sense we switch to Formula 1 in F1 2013, first in a lighting qualifying round and then a race, followed by a more detailed qualifying session later in the week which causes Alan to lose his temper more than once.

Finally we finish June with Project Cars, first blazing through the American country in Pagani Zondas and then we switch to the slightly less glamorous Donnington Park in the UK for probably the best race we’ve had to date, as a Mitsubishi Evo takes on a Ford Focus in a nail-biting race to the finish.

Below is a calendar of everything we’re doing this month, if you’d like to keep track of our schedule please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we post everything as it happens.

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Dirt Rally Review


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Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release Date: December 7th, 2015 (early access)

Genre: Simulation Racing

 

Don’t. Cut.  This is a phrase frequently mentioned by your co-driver, and also on various loading screens throughout Dirt Rally.  It’s a tempting prospect, but when cutting a corner invariably means completely writing off your car for the sake of shaving a few milliseconds off your time you’d do well to listen to the brave man in your passenger seat.  How he stays calm when I plunge off a cliff at 80mph on my roof is beyond me.  That aside he is the most important noise you’ll hear whether you’re driving a banged up Mini from the 1960’s or the beefy Subaru Impreza, and every now and again he throws caution to the wind and advises you to “be brave.”

This is the beauty of Dirt Rally.  One second you’re being screamed at not to cut, then the next you’re barrelling towards a jump and your co-driver is telling you to hit it at full speed.  You as the driver will need to alternate between pin-point precision and balls-out aggressive driving amidst split-second reflexes and decision making, or else you’ll… well, plunge off a cliff at 80mph on your roof, as I have more than once.  You’ll need to be daring, and you’ll need to be cautious, but favouring either decision at the wrong moment will cost you precious seconds.

dirtrally1222151280jpg-0d6e1a_1280wDirt Rally is first and foremost a racing simulator, so you’ll need the correct setup to get the most out of the game.  As with most games a control pad and those cheap speakers you paid less than a burger for will do the job, but to get the most out of this game you need either a good set of headphones and most importantly a wheel, my recommendations would be either the Ferrari Italia Thrustmaster, which I own, if you want a budget wheel or if you’re more of an enthusiast the Logitech G27/G29 is the one to go for, which is what Alan has recently splashed the cash on.  A good setup really adds to the immersion as there is nothing quite like sitting on the starting line with a wheel in your hands being able to hear the roar of a V6 engine before you put your foot down and hope for the best.

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