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GRiD Demo Tops 1 Million Downloads

According to Codemasters, racing fans everywhere have responded enthusiastically to the playable demo of GRiD: over 1 million gamers have already downloaded this super hot demo on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and PC.

It dropped on May 8, and fans have been clamoring to put up the fastest times possible for the eBay Motors Challenge, which offers the eBay Motors-branded Ford Mustang GT-R as the ultimate prize. Basically, all you have to do is put up the fastest time on the Motors Muscle Cup track in the Time Trial section of the demo, and that sweet car will be yours. As of now, the top time is 1:39:45, and you've got until midnight on Sunday, May 25 to beat it (you had best start practicing now). If you can at least make it into the top few racers, you will be invited to attend the US launch event for GRiD in San Francisco on June 4. At that point, everyone will race one last time to nab the Mustang GT-R. For more information, visit the game's official site.

"In designing GRID, we focused on delivering the true thrill of the race experience. Since the demo launched it's been hugely rewarding to hear the fantastic reaction from gamers and see them getting seriously competitive in the eBay Motors Challenge," said Clive Moody, GRID's Senior Producer. "We're staggered with the lap time's being set - the top five racers have now bettered any time than anyone in the studio has achieved!"

GRiD is scheduled to arrive at US retailers on June 3, and racing fans everywhere should definitely consider a purchase.

Related Game(s): GRiD

5/21/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (7 posts)

dillonthebunny
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:11:56 PM
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I dont know about you guys.. but on one hand I was very impressed with GRiD, on the other hand I hated it.

I didnt like the way the cars just spun 360 if a another car just looke dat you. I didnt like the way you would claw your way to first only to be nudged into last place.

but I liked the way the game menu's were.. it said my name!! (lol.. something football games should of had years ago!), the graphcs were nice, and the sense of speed was cool..

I did like it, but it annoyed me.

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tramp
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:52:55 PM
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i downloaded this the day it came on the store.......but i still have yet to play it,i wonder did many do this????

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bamf
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 5:44:04 PM
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I have the demo too but have yet to play it.

Glory glory Man United

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 5:55:50 PM
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lol I'm with u guys, bamf and tramp. I downloaded the demo but never got around to playing it yet. I'm always like that. ;\

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 9:40:09 PM
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I have played it quiet a bit. Unfortunately, whilst the online is not bad, once the commercial game is released it may get better. With professional racing leagues setup racing online will work better and not be a smash and grab for the first corner as it is now. It seems alot of people can't drive properly in the virtual world :)

Saying this though, the network code is very buddy, unless it is my ISP internet connection that is causing GRID to constantly lock-up during network play. I would like to know if anyone else experiences this once they play the game a little bit...

Q!

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 9:57:29 PM
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So wait, your telling me when the actual game comes out and is much better than the demo, it's unfortunate? Umm... Am I missing something here??? And I rather hold a good driving record in real life rather than the virtual world if you ask me, I wouldn't want to crash into a building and fly out the windshield whilst being chased by police for stealing a car. Would give me some pretty bad bruises and a Grand Theft Auto charge you know? :P

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 10:18:36 PM

Tatsujin, heh, I meant that I would hope the online play experience will improve as there maybe professional leagues and better driving by players all round... permitting one to at least get through the first corner safely, as is quite difficult to do this now. Once your car is tapped from behind you are span around or pushed into the sand trap... saying this though, the cars feel a tad floaty though.

My main issue is the constant locking up of GRID during online play. I am hoping the commercial release of the game will fix these network bugs... here's holding my breath...

Q!

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