So sexy it should come with a free lipstick, In the eight years since it was first released, TrackMania has set the standard for online racing games with millions of players taking part worldwide. Nadeoâ€™s innovative racer has become an all-time classic by allowing players to create hundreds of thousands of personalised tracks, share them and of course race on them â€“ challenging other â€œTrackManiacsâ€ on some of the most extreme racetracks ever seen.
Itâ€™s the dawn of a new era in racing games that puts the player at the centre of the experience. Prepare for the wildest race of your life: TrackMania 2 Canyon.
Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system that will keep you coming back for more.
The Ark was built off the coast of San Francisco by the founders as a vision of the future, a future without population. A cleaner and higher status of living. Built as a prototype of a self contained city atop the ocean, it was also the first successful floating city. A place where scientists and brilliant minds could make their dreams a reality. It didn't last long as soon the prolonged effects of global population took their final toll.
The polar ice caps finally melted, with sea levels drastically risen most towns and cities became flooded others completely submerged. Causing wide spread panic, many around the globe rushed to the Ark for safety. In the original design it was constructed to house a per population of 5,000, but too soon it began so overpopulated that the founders could not maintain control, order was lost, riots broke out over resources and the refugees struggled for what ever else remained.
As you all knew the IGN Pro League has been going for the last few days now, with the best north american players meeting in double elimination.
So far the tournament has been very impressive, with IGN streaming their content out for free live, which is impressive in itself but when you see the high production value of the content - IGN truely has a league to be proud of.
The matches themselves have provided some suprises and quite frankly gob smacking results. I admit I have not watched every match, as the 1am GMT streaming time, 3 days in a row, really gets the better of me so have fallen back to VOD's to catch up on.
A full set of tournament brackets can be found at
I'll give a quick insight into the remaining upper and lower bracket matches:
Cat's out the bag folks, and the info is straight from the horses mouth. Well DICE's Patrick Bach's mouth in a recent interview with xbox world. Yes I know guys....xbox...consoles....not the info we really wanted BUT later revealed Patrick did not mean a demo as such, but the multiplayer beta. Once companies start making announcements like this its a very good sign the game is taking shape and ready for testing. So guys if your desperate for a BF3 fix then maybe a quick play on a mates console will ease your cravings....but.here's hopeing however for a REAL announcement of when we can play the Frostbite engine 2 on PC VERY soon - will keep you posted! (pretty please DICE?)
If your a fan of Trackmania - or any driving game for that matter - then on the 12th of May PC Gamer and EDGE magazine need to be bought as they are set to contain some in depth feature in each of them regarding Trackmania 2. The 30s trailer was great to see, and looks fantastic, so I certainly will be buying those magazines to see what Trackmania 2 has in store for us all!
To kick off Rush's coverage of SC2, what better way to do so than to do so with a brand new spanking tournament to follow? The much anticipated IGN Pro League is a North American league where 16 top tier players lock horns in a double elimination tournament, all with eyes on getting some of that $5000 prize pool.
Commentating the games is one of my favourite casters, TotalBiscuit, along with DJ Wheat, HD Starcraft, and LG Painuser. The matches begin today at 8pm EST, which is 1am GMT (on the 22nd). I'll probably be checking out the footage live, but rest assured I'll be checking up on the tournament and reviewing it as it goes along, and if I can get my hands on some replays will make the very first Rush TV casts!
Overall their are some great players in this tournament and it is hard to pick out a winner - so lets hope the matches produced represent the high skill level of the North American Starcraft scene. Full match and player line ups can be found over at http://www.ign.com/ipl
The following best of 3 matches lauchng the IPL tonight: