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Game: GIRD: Autosport
Webzone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/255220/
Devel: Codemasters Racing / Feral Interactive
Engine: EGO 3.0
Price: 39.99 / CDN 43.99

Wazzat: It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race in an intense new world of professional motorsport. Racing alongside a teammate, you must overcome key rivals and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts.

Mandatory US Disclosure: Feral sent us keys.


Systems of business:

Venn:
CPU: AMD 8150 X8 OC 4Ghz
GPU: NVIDIA 980 4GB
RAM: 8GB
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO
OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Kernel: 3.13.0
DM: XFCE 4.12
Video Driver Version: 358.16

Jordan:
CPU: Intel i7 6700K X4 @ 4.0GHZ
GPU: MSI NVIDIA GTX 980
RAM: 32GB Corsair
SSD: Crucial MX 200 512GB
OS: Fedora 22 64 Bit
Kernel: 4.2.6-200
DM: XFCE 4.12
Video Driver Version: 358.16

Pedro:
CPU: AMD FX8370E x8 OC 4.2GHz
GPU: Asus GTX 970 STRIX
RAM: 16GB HyperX DDR3 1866MHz
SSD: #yol0raid 2x250GB Samsung 850 EVO
OS: Fedora 23 64bit
Kernel: 4.2.6-301
DM: Cinnamon 2.8.5
Video Driver Version: 358.16


CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR
– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Makes with the working

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Go ahead and select 4K while running 1080 in big picture.
  • It will show you 1080P and that’s it!
  • Yes, Ferals version of the Unity screen of NOPE will allow you to select 3840X2160 (if you are running that res at the time) but it will, at MAX, start in 1080P.
  • THEN you can set a proper 4K res in-game making you wonder why they wasted your time in the first place.
  • Averages 40 @1080p on Ultra
  • 39.25 @2160 Ultra

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • When it runs, it runs well.  But it’s a wee crashy at 4K.  And 1080.  If steam nopes, this nopes with it, overlay or no

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Starting the game before disabling Feral’s version of the Unity NOPE Launcher resulted in it getting stuck at the racist screen with the game’s logo in the middle.
  • It would still peg 2 cores at 100%, but wouldn’t go past that.

Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Shiny / Sounds

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Even without the 4K texture pack the game looks more than a bit of alright.
  • The cars look fantastic (albeit a bit shiny) and the track environments get the job done.
  • Now, Jordan and Pedro will bring up the crowds but if you’re focusing on that, well, you shouldn’t be driving.
  • The sound of P-man sliding about behind me during our first online race was… satisfying.
  • The engine noise is a little weak but definitely passable.
  • Can’t say much more since I zone the hell out while racing and only pay attention the the aforementioned engine racket because shifting.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • the people in the crowd are all doing the robot though.

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Yeah, I got to see a very good distant render of Venn’s car during the first race.
  • I also got to hear the screeching of tires the two times I spun out during that same race.
  • It’s very good looking where it matters.
  • Like Jordan mentioned, don’t pay too much attention to the crowds around the track or you’ll be taken out of the experience.
  • You’ll also probably run yourself face first into the nearest wall if you do.
  • Car engines and screeching tires sound good.
  • Wasn’t a big fan of the background music, though.
    • The only racing game which had background music I enjoyed was the original Need For Speed Underground.

Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Control

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Works OOTB /w the Xclone controlla.
  • I got to ding it a chair because there is no way to adjust turning sensitivity on the cnotrolla.
  • This is an issue since I like to leave paint on the wall.
  • The photo you’re about to see was J-man after a “demo” race.
  • I touched him once, the rest was self inflicted.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • I r gud dryver
  • apparently I can’t physics bruh
  • Doesn’t work with the steam controller.   Thinks the B button is the start button and vice versa

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Recognizes both the F310 and the SHIELD Controller ootb
  • It taught me to treat the analog stick as though it were a nipple in need of fondling.

Total- CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


FUN

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • This is not, in any way, an arcade racer… and that’s a complete lie.
  • You see, it’s a mix of simulation with a bit of arcade physics tossed in.
  • Some people have a problem with that, and rightfully so.
  • If you purchase this title expecting “realism” you’re going to be put off by the little things
    • the lack of pit stops
    • no mirrors
    • competent AI
    • and most importantly, accurate physics.
  • However, if your taste leans toward the arcade side of things prepare to be equally disappointed, albeit for different reason.
    • physics.
  • That’s right ladies and gents it’s a simcade!
  • The racing genre single handedly responsible for teenagers parking their first proper motoring vehicle in a ditch, while attempting to navigate the local bendy bits.
  • I attempted the career mode but immediately noped upon noticing the XP based progression system.
  • Alright, that’s a lie.
  • I really noped when the game insisted I finish a drifting stage.
  • I feel somewhat qualified in saying in no moon-universe does it work like that.
  • Theoretically you could rig a car to handle like that much like you could fill a basketball.. with cheese.
  • At this point you might be wondering how I managed to put four hours in.
  • Simple, multiplayer and time trials.
  • Learn the track, learn the cars, go online and have at.
  • With everything from open-wheel to lead-sled demo racing you will find something to latch onto.
  • Unfortunately that’s not enough to justify the $39.99 price tag on Brad.
  • Especially for a game that has $140.90 of DLC.
  • That said, it’s another fine port from the lot a Feral

J-CHAIRCHAIR

  • 1.5 Hours in time trials later
  • There’s probably a good reason why I don’t get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle
  • The physics in this game take a good while to get used to, if you’re not that experienced with racing sims
  • The multiplayer is where it really shines though.
  • The demolition derby DLC is free, and it’s fun as well
  • All in all, not my sort of game, but it’s competently done.

P-CHAIRCHAIR

  • So this is what a Codemasters more sim type racing game plays like
  • It’s a dad game.
  • It’s that kind of games your dad plays because it requires a degree of commitment that only someone who’s had a kid has the patience to put up with, for longer than a couple of hours at a time anyway.
  • I did a 6 event championship and halfway through I just wanted to stop.
  • I didn’t because I wasn’t sure if the game would save my progress if I left the season halfway.
    • I really didn’t want to learn by trying, though.
  • But, as far as dad games go, this one fits a genre I like very much.
  • And since, other than the crappy performance on AMD processors (I know…), I can’t really complain about anything else.
  • As someone who played a LOT of Need for Speed World, I find the customization options for cars in the online mode to be far too limited in this game.

Total-CHAIRCHAIR


Final-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

 

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