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Thursday Night Throwdown 05/05: DiRT 2

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the most culturally appropriate way possible: hooning your fool heart out in DiRT 2!

Codemasters is revving up for more super-sloppy off-road action with the upcoming release of DiRT 3, and what better way to brush up on your power-slides than with its really excellent predecessor, DiRT 2? I can't think of any, so that's exactly what we'll be doing on this week's Thursday Night Throwdown!

If you want to get in on the action, send a friend request to GBTNT on the Xbox 360, and we'll see you out on the track starting tomorrow at 4PM PDT. Until then, get pumped up with over six minutes of pure, uncut, pharmaceutical-grade hooning!
  
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Posted by Ryan

Codemasters is revving up for more super-sloppy off-road action with the upcoming release of DiRT 3, and what better way to brush up on your power-slides than with its really excellent predecessor, DiRT 2? I can't think of any, so that's exactly what we'll be doing on this week's Thursday Night Throwdown!

If you want to get in on the action, send a friend request to GBTNT on the Xbox 360, and we'll see you out on the track starting tomorrow at 4PM PDT. Until then, get pumped up with over six minutes of pure, uncut, pharmaceutical-grade hooning!
  
Posted by rjayb89

I still need to buy DiRT 2, son.

Posted by JammyJesus

Are you playing PC?


Posted by solidwolf52

I expect Drew to participate in this

Posted by MooseyMcMan

You guys are crazy! CRAZY!

Online
Posted by slowbird

please please please please let me get in.  it would be my first TNT participation ever, and I'm actually not bad at this game.

Posted by clumsyninja1

Isn't 5 de Mayo were the Mexicans fought the French...I believe Assassin Creed would be great for this...but Dirt 2 is more "diplomatic" I guess

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

Hooning; ain't no crime.

Posted by Jackhole

Sounds DiRTy.

Posted by ThePickle

Announcing TNT's the day before: hot stuff. 

Posted by luchadeer797

damnit, i saw this thinking it was the live stream and thought, "yes! its thursday, only one more day left till the weekend" and then i saw it was only the announcement of tnt. ughhhhhhhh

Posted by MGSolid86

This just might be my favorite racing game of all time.  I don't know, that Burnout 3: Takedown was pretty good too.

Posted by XenoNick

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by rebgav

I knew you were going to do this. I uninstalled it yesterday. Okay Steam, here we go again....
Damn you, Ryan Davis!

Oh wait, does GFWL even do cross-platform? Edit: Apparently not. 

Posted by Banggoo

Where's my Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword TNT?

Posted by Nurve

TNTs have been great lately

Posted by buzz_killington
@Banggoo said:
" Where's my Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword TNT? "
Apparently not here.
Posted by insane_shadowblade85
@Banggoo said:
"Where's my Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword TNT? "

What? Is that already out?
Posted by Generiko

I thought it was going to be Perfect Dark Zero :(

Posted by pubbles

God anyone that doenst have Dirt 2 should get it, I own it for the PC. It's almost essential to get a gamepad though, keyboard racing sucks.


BUY DIRT 2, it's often on Direct2Drive for $5

Posted by ApocalypseLater

Oh man please include the PC version. Though I doubt too many people have it.

Posted by CastroCasper

I was just playing this last night and thinking it would make an absolute fantastic TNT. Fucking sweet.

Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking

Would be good if you played the PC version too since I have that on Steam!

Posted by Chubbaluphigous

When you check your invites, keep in mind that Silver XBL users are probably on the PC.

Posted by EgoCheck616
@ApocalypseLater said:
" Oh man please include the PC version. Though I doubt too many people have it. "
Actually from my understanding quite many people have it because of the DX10 features. 
I know I've got DiRT 3 pre-ordered on Steam for the juicy DX11 goodness.
Posted by SquirrelGOD

Is Drew going to be behind the wheel?!

Posted by dachen

Drew and/or Dave manning the controls would be fantastic.

Posted by Hoffer

I have Dirt 2 on Steam.  I also have Dirt 3 on preorder on Steam.

Posted by Winsord

No PC? Sad panda'd.

Edited by Gunharp
@rebgav said:

" I knew you were going to do this. I uninstalled it yesterday. Okay Steam, here we go again....
Damn you, Ryan Davis!

Oh wait, does GFWL even do cross-platform?
"

Yes GFWL does do cross-platform, but with this title Codemasters did not go that route. Few games do. I only have Dirt 2 for PC as well. I've never bought a codemaster's rally game for the console, I think the last rally games I played on the console were the Rallisport Challenge games from DICE. 

Awesome to see how many commentators own the game on the PC via steam : )

Also seriously that hoonage video is so bad. While the Beastie Boys are great lets get something more inspiring and appropriate:

  
  And here is one I only recently saw, I can't believe they did tarmac rallying at the Isle of Mann. Guess if motorbikes can why not cars? haha. 

  
Posted by CountRockula

HEY GUYS WHY AREN'T YOU PLAYING ON THE PLAYSTA....

Oh.

Posted by MrOldboy

What happens when Dirt 3 comes out? Another Dirt TNT? I would have rather seen some PDZ or any other throwback game. The Tony Hawk TNT was a brilliant idea, but this one...less inspired.

Posted by Roddykat

Well. It wasn't going to be Samba De Amigo, that's for sure.

Edited by rebgav
@Gunharp said: 

Yes GFWL does do cross-platform, but with this title Codemasters did not go that route. Few games do.

As far as I can tell, only three games are cross-platform. It seems Microsoft dropped the feature pretty early on. 
Posted by Dezinus

Another PC user checking in. Hope you guys sneak in a bit of PC. We play more than Starcraft and TF2, honest!

Posted by Winsord

With so many of us on PC, should we all just lobby up tomorrow and play anyways? Assuming they don't add PC to the roster for this TNT that is.

Posted by MannyMAR

Get Drew and Dave in on this crazy-ass rally action and I think we'll have a TNT for the ages. But dang I have to admit, DIRT 3 can't get here soon enough. An all Gymkhana TNT would be completely bonkers.

Posted by Khann

God I hope this isn't 2 hours of people driving in chase cam.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Please play in cockpit view! At least a bit. It may be crazy to some players, but for watching it's pretty great.

Posted by Gunharp
@rebgav: 

It's not a dropped feature, just no developer/publisher has a game that needs to utilize it. The only games that I see that  could even use such a feature would be turn based strategy games, MMO's, or  co-op platformers. 
Posted by rebgav
Posted by l4wd0g

In the words of Norm, "that's racist!"

It was funny to me anyway.

Posted by Lone_Villain

I'm pretty sure you mean "This week's TNT is Dirt 2 for an hour and a half followed by MK"

Posted by DJ_Lae

No PC? Damn, I'd be all over this if so.
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

It sure would be super neat if they did the PC version. Just got that puppy reinstalled thinking I was going to play again, before I got all caught up in Mount and Blade again.

Posted by katanalauncher

I demand to play Dave and Drew on the PC!!!!

Edited by guanophobic

PC here aswell, i wanna race all of you!

Posted by Cyborgmatt
Needs more PC tbh.
Posted by onarum
@CountRockula said:
" HEY GUYS WHY AREN'T YOU PLAYING ON THE PLAYSTA....Oh. "
I almost legitimately made that inquiry, my memory is amazing.
Posted by hxcaleb

I would love to join you guys but sadly I have it on the offline only system that is the PS3 :(

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