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DiRT 3

We Are Race Night Episode 11: Back on Track

After a lengthy hiatus, We Are Race Night returns! PsEG and Slowbird discuss a recent accident, continue to ramble about DiRT 3’s shortcomings, reveal obvious Forza Motorsport 4 details, and discuss recent television premieres! …wait, haven’t we talked about some of this already?

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Slowbird (SUV hater, Giant Bomb GT season one champion)

Time: 1:02:48
Size: 28.7 MB
Recorded:
July 30th, 2011

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Thanks for sticking with us in the downtime, and I hope you enjoy the latest episode.

We Are Race Night Episode 9: We Are Lonely Night

Only PsEG and Slowbird are present for this episode, and much discussion about the DiRT 3’s new Monte Carlo DLC is had, including musings about DLC tracks in general. Slowbird’s iRacing experiences are also talked about, and PsEG is competing in…Forza Motorsport 2? Really? Plus, your emails!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Slowbird (Professional microphone swallower, Giant Bomb GT season one champion)

Time: 1:16:27
Size: 34.9 MB
Recorded:
July 2nd, 2011

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Quick Thoughts: DiRT 3 Monte Carlo Pack

I’ve driven through all the new Dirt Tour events added by the Monte Carlo DLC, and while I’m not sure it’s enough for a properly qualified opinion, I do have some musings based on my short time on the mountain roads.

Monte Carlo's roadways

Monte Carlo feels a lot more narrow than this looks.

First of all, Monte Carlo is properly narrow. There’s a few narrow roads in Dirt 3’s base courses, but these winding roads have a wonderfully imposing and slightly claustrophobic feel to them. A cliff side and short walls or guardrails border the track at almost any given point, and since these are very high speed stages, the fear of flying into the abyss over one wrong notch of steering input feels rather tangible.

Passing’s also a royal pain, as should be the norm for rally stages. This might require adjustment when playing with a group of diverse skill levels.

I’ve tried cars from the 60s, 70s, 90s, and Pro class, and the DLC seems to works best with the more stable cars that revel in attacking the road. Being able to attack the stages at top speed with an overabundance of grip really accentuates the danger at hand amongst a never-ending backdrop of snow and mountains. The 60s Mini is lovely for this, and any car in Pro class will be extremely tense and exciting.

Monte Carlo's winding roads

These roads are winding, and they certainly don’t favor RWD cars.

The transition and feel between wet snow and tarmac definitely feels right, but appearance-wise the snow-covered roads look off in bright light. It’s likely their flatness, but a flat road of wet snow looks more like a road in disrepair than the intended slick road the driving feel is communicating rather well. The night versions covers up most of the visual issue, thankfully, although the limited night visibility adds less stress to these stages than I initially anticipated.

If there’s any other major gripe I can properly level, it’s the price. Eight stages in a new area for $10 feels quite expensive, much like Dirt 3’s $6 car packs. Realizing that the DLC adds 25% more rally stages to the game only highlights the disappointing lack of track variety all throughout, and the Monte Carlo stages only share the problem of reusing too many familiar sections over all of its stages. That’s a shame giving the joy in Dirt 3’s driving. Perhaps if the Power and Glory car pack and Monte Carlo track pack were combined and sold for $10, the deal would feel completely satisfactory. Right now? The cost only brings up twinges of disappointment.

Still, this track pack feels entirely like Monte Carlo, and anyone who loves Dirt 3 and rally should be able to overlook such shortcomings easily.

We Are Race Night Episode 8: Pony Loving Drunks

It’s a strange, rambling episode of WARN, as Pax, Slowbird, and PsEG talk entirely too much about ponies, AI, and achievements in games. Again. Pax also talks about Transformers 3 at length (he’s drunk), PsEG tries to talk about Giant Bomb GT season 3, and a few new Forza 4 points are discussed. Plus, emails!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Slowbird (Pony enthusiast, Giant Bomb GT season one champion)
  • Pax (Race Night founder, profound racist)

Time: 1:10:23
Size: 32.2 MB
Recorded:
June 25th, 2011

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We Are Race Night Episode 5: Race Night Rush

Jugnutts and Slowbird join PsEG for a hectic podcast recorded an hour before Giant Bomb DiRT 3 Race Night in America. Within, we discuss pre-E3 thoughts on Forza Motorsport 4, along with DiRT 3’s gameplay and career mode. We’re panicking, everyone’s rushing their thoughts — sounds like status quo for We Are Race Night!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Slowbird (Ford enthusiast, Giant Bomb GT season one champion)
  • Jugnutts (Race Night savior, F1 fan, bought a racing wheel)

Time: 55:27
Size:
25.3 MB
Recorded: June 5th, 2011

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We Are Race Night Episode 4: We are Food Night

It’s a packed weekend of racing, so PsEG, Keval, and Slowbird sit down to discuss Dirt 3, the new revelations about Forza Motorsport 4, the upcoming Indianapolis 500, and Keval’s experience with go-karting. Plus, we talk way too much about food!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Slowbird (Giant Bomb GT season one champion, featured on the Dirt 3 TNT)
  • Keval N (Race Night original, The Genesis)

Time: 1:51:03
Size: 50.8 MB
Recorded: May 27th, 2011

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We Are Race Night Episode 3: No Sleep ‘Til NASCAR

This week, another regular joins the fray as the crew rambles on about NASCAR’s stupid little issues, before delving into yet another discussion about the imminent release of Dirt 3. In between all of that, we discuss last week’s Race Night antics, and schedule ourselves two new recurring race night events. It’s racing talk without the organization! Plus: Your email!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion
  • Slowbird (Giant Bomb GT season one champion, David Ragan supporter)
  • GTFan712 (BMW fanatic, doesn’t know a thing about NASCAR)

Time: 1:04:32
Size: 29.5 MB
Recorded: May 20th, 2011

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We Are Race Night Episode 2: This Was All a Dream

This week on WARN, new regulars join us to talk about the end of Giant Bomb GT’s second season, our various cars in real life, along with a little bit of Formula 1 and NASCAR chatter! It’s a bunch of disjointed rambling as we stammer around some strange topics, and I couldn’t be prouder. Plus, we talk more Forza 3, Dirt 3, and even delve into a discussion on GTA IV. Regan Smith!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Podcast editor, Giant Bomb GT season two champion)
  • Beef Daddy (Race Night savior, F1 fan, AMP drinker)
  • Keval N (Race Night original, Hyundai Genesis Coupe owner)

Joined Partway Through By:

  • Slowbird (Giant Bomb GT season one champion, not Regan Smith)

Time: 1:12:14
Size: 33.0 MB
Recorded: May 13th, 2011

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We Are Race Night Episode 1: Pace Laps

A few months ago, while in the midst of Forza Race Night, a few of us joked about starting a podcast where we could have the same crazy conversations we typically have while playing Forza Motorsport 3.

Last week, I decided we’d actually give this crazy idea a shot, and invited the Race Night regulars to join me. The conversation’s not as crazy as our weekly racing affairs, but it’s certainly an interesting glimpse into some of our views on racing and gaming.

On this week’s WARN, we, the gritty veterans of Race Night, introduce ourselves, and talk about last week’s happenings at Forza Race Night and the Giant Bomb GT tournament. The evolving single-player component of games is also discussed, and we muse on how to make racing games have a compelling narrative. Shift 2, Dirt 3, and Forza 4 all get their mention this week, amongst a surprising amount of older Codemasters titles!

Featuring:

  • PsEG (Host of Forza Race Night, editor of podcast)
  • Pax (Founder of Forza Race Night, Gamestop manager, writer)
  • Slowbird (Top-performing Race Night regular, makes bad jokes)

Time: 1:13:15
Size: 33.5 MB
Recorded: May 6th, 2011

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