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Dirt 4 Review Part 4: Everything Else

So far in our look at Codemasters’ newest rally game, Dirt 4, we’ve taken a look at the feeling, the cars, and the stages. If you’ve followed this series, you will have realized that my reaction to Dirt 4 has been somewhat lukewarm compared to Codemasters’ prior effort, Dirt Rally. While some aspects of the...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 3: The Stages

First of all, I’m sorry that this review series has been dragging on a bit longer than I expected. I unfortunately had very limited internet access while on vacation over the holiday weekend here in the US, so I was unable to get this up on the blog until now. Of all the various aspects...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 2: The Cars

Last week, in the first part of my review of Dirt 4, we took a look at how the game feels in terms of delivering a believable rally experience to the player. This time around, I’m going to focus on the cars… not necessarily on how they drive, because that was covered in Part 1,...

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Dirt 4 Review Part 1: The “Feeling”

We’re currently in a bit of a lull as far as the WRC is concerned. Now that the dust has settled a bit from Sardinia, and Poland is still more than a week away, I thought that it would be a good time to discuss the long-awaited release of Dirt 4 by Codemasters. In addition,...

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There’s A Right Way To Do Things

Even before the shocking news that came out of Citroen arrived this morning, I was planning on writing this piece in response to Ott Tanak’s maiden WRC victory in Sardinia. However, Citroen’s decision to sit Kris Meeke out of the next WRC round in Poland in response to his recent run of poor form has...

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Mikkelsen lands a one-off at Citroën

When Volkswagen decided to pack their bags and drop out of the World Rally Championship, its drivers were left with very few options; reigning champion Sebastien Ogier landed a deal at M-Sport and Jari-Matti Latvala became Toyota’s number 1 driver, but Andreas Mikkelsen failed to secure a seat in any of the works teams –...

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Is R5 the Long-Term Answer?

There’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to the R5 class. Things were already pretty exciting with the competitive debut of the brand new Opel Corsa R5 this weekend in Portugal. Not only does the car look great, but its introduction to the WRC2 championship continues to prove just how strong the R5 class...

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There’s Something Very Wrong With Citroen’s Dampers

I’ve been suspecting this for some time now, but after witnessing the events that unfolded in Argentina this weekend, I think it’s safe to put this out there. There is something very wrong with the dampers on the Citroen C3 WRC. Before we dive into this topic, let’s go over a quick review on what...

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