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Edited by EXTRASHINY

Awesome video

Posted by skelom

lucky

Edited by noe

This is the closest I will ever get.

Posted by TheDoubleJ

dang it
Posted by arca

so close.

Posted by Robitt

Mario Kart with cars eh?

Edited by Phished0ne

jumped in the fo' hit the juice in my ride
got front 
back 
and side to side

Posted by moojuice

Whoa, you could fire off Nitros backwards? Didn't know that when I played the beta.

Posted by arca
@EXTRASHINY:  
Ahaha, It's because you said first.
Posted by AlwaysAngry
@EXTRASHINY: Because the person who was first may have deleted their comment. 
 
 
Also, fuck you.
Posted by Trace

I never found using the reverse nitro as an airbrake to be all that useful. I suppose it might be handy if there's no way you could use the proper racing line around a hairpin, but I never ran into that issue. Guess I'll have to try it on more hairpins.
 
Firing mines ahead was really useful, though. People never saw that coming in the beta.

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Posted by EthanML

Hmmm it's getting harder to choose between this and Split/Second...

Posted by Milkman

Never figured out that you could fire the nitro backwards in my time with the beta unless that's a new feature.

Edited by Bionicicide
@Milkman said:

" Never figured out that you could fire the nitro backwards in my time with the beta unless that's a new feature. "

It was in there, never used it myself seriously.
Posted by RobbieMac
@Milkman: Nope that was in the beta.  I found it useful for that tight corner on the Tokyo map.
Posted by Jeffk38uk

Whichever does best, both blur and Split/Second will be great in unique ways.

Posted by DJKommunist

From the demos i prefer Blur as i feel that Split/second didnt do too well on the drifting and i didnt like the way the power-plays worked as i could never hit anyone.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Can't wait for Blur. 

Edited by MythDarK
Can wait for Blur. Because it's worth the wait.
Posted by MacEG
@Phished0ne said:
" jumped in the fo' hit the juice in my ridegot front back and side to side "
Then I let the Alpine plaaaaaayyyy
Posted by piderman
@RobbieMac said:
" @Milkman: Nope that was in the beta.  I found it useful for that tight corner on the Tokyo map. "
The thing that is useful for that corner is a shield and slam into the wall sideways. You don't get damaged and you lose less speed.
 
No the backwards nitro is fun when someone is behind you. Stop the car with nitro, he crashes into you and has a scare, and his speed gets transferred to you so you fly away again leaving him behind. Most subtle powerup I've ever encountered in a driving game.
Posted by Mystyr_E
@EthanML: be like me and buy both eventually...once I get Alan Wake and Prince of Persia that is, and there's still Modnation Racers, good GOD there's too much stuff coming out
Posted by Brackynews
@TrueEnglishGent:  I CHALLENGE YOU! (ifyourpingisnotterrible)
 
Yes the backwards nitro was in the beta's loading tips as well. They treat nitro as a directional power, and the design lets every directional power go forward and backward. Mines are tremendously more fun shot forward. If they miss, they just stop short and can slam an adjacent car.
Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Danica Patrick can eat it.

Posted by psyborg0815
@piderman said:
" @RobbieMac said:
" @Milkman: Nope that was in the beta.  I found it useful for that tight corner on the Tokyo map. "
The thing that is useful for that corner is a shield and slam into the wall sideways. You don't get damaged and you lose less speed.

Then you are in 1st place and only need to stack up on shields and barge for the entire race.
Posted by EndrzGame

I've been playing the online demo a lot. Really can't wait for this game to drop. Even though it's published by Activison I'm still gonna buy it. Much better than Split/Second imo.

Posted by Shirogane

First race i did in the demo, mined the dude right in front of me. Hilarious. 
Tried it again later, missed, and hit the mine myself T_T 
 
Didn't know about backwards nitro, though from the looks of it, most people didn't, interesting.
Posted by VincentVendetta

All the people
So many people
They all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their parklife

Posted by XxXGenesisXxX

Looks fun but might be a little to over complicated for my racing taste.

Posted by fox01313

Neat on the powerup options, still thinking that I'll get to Split Second first with all the eviro chaos that comes with it. Both are on gamefly so it's really up to them :P.

Posted by Blacksilver

I think Blur is the winner over Split/Second only because I think Blur has longer lasting replay ability.  Just look at Mario Kart.

Posted by myghart

I didn't even know the "power ups" and "weapons" were this abstract looking. It's interesting though.

Posted by tyger_cheex

Yeah I'm looking forward to this. Having tried the Beta of this and the Split/Second demo the sense of speed in Blur is far greater than S/S.
 
Well done Bizarre.
 
I knew about the reverse nitro, but thought it was some sort of slow-down before a MEGA boos rather than an Emergency (almost) stop! Very handy for online when I get it!

Posted by MeatSim

Think in 3 dimensions? so the game is in 3D then inside your mind.