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Developer Diary Nascar Heat 2

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704 Games have released a new developer diary for the upcoming racing hit Nascar Heat 2. This year the competition is heating up in game where gamers will be able to work themselves up the ranks of the Nascar scene starting out at Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Monster Energy Nascar Cup series, and the Nascar Xfinity Series. In the Nascar Camping World Truck Series gamers will be racing as 32 drivers and testing their skills across 4 new tracks including: Iowa Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Gateway Motorsports Park, and Eldora Speedway.

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NASCAR Redline Review

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NASCAR Redline is a mobile game that recently released for the iOS App Store and is built to take full advantage of the iPhone 5’s extended capabilities. Eutechnyx is a known developer behind many NASCAR games published on console as well as PC spanning a number of impressive simulation and gameplay experiences. This title takes the fundamental experience of games like NASCAR: Inside Line and NASCAR: The Game 2013 and essentially puts them in your pocket. With Redline though, that isn’t just a selling tag, it’s actually true as nearly all aspects of the game have been recreated for the mobile title, but now turn-based.

Controls: That’s right turn-based. NASCAR Redline features input at certain moments that effect the simulation of what you’re seeing. You can start and pause a statistics feed you’re seeing which tells you your position in the game, the amount of damage done to your car, and how much fuel you have. There’s also a text narration of the events taking place in the race, such as drivers passing each other or experiencing difficulties. You’ll also be notified of caution timers and be able to select how much gas to get in the pit, tires to swap, and how heavily to repair your vehicle. This is basically a turn-based system that is sometimes randomly interrupted to bring you to a cut-scene which asks you to hold the gas or break for a certain amount of time, prevent the vehicle from redlining, and then wait to see how this is played out in hi-fidelity graphics followed by in your text-based stat-readout view of the simulation.

Now I know what you’re thinking, Redline isn’t a racing game. This is a title for the iPhone 5 which you can pick up and play at any moment, with micro-seconds of gameplay dedicated at a time if necessary. Redline represents a flawlessly reliable, beautiful looking, and intense simulation game controlled by a fairly straight-forward menu screen with cut-scenes that you control acted out in a visually 3D world that is mind-blowing hi-fidelity.

This type of gameplay experience is not going to be for everyone. Some might be looking for the more direct racing experience, and while all aspects of the NASCAR sport and game series are here, they are represented by a completely new input and control style. This game, however, is perfect for the iPhone 5. Gamers on the run who love the NASCAR video games by Eutechnyx finally have a NASCAR sim in their pockets which allows them to pitch fictional races, control a driver in them, and do all of this while busy in their real lives at work or at a doctor’s office waiting around. Small snippets of gameplay can be had with Redline. It can be placed in your pocket with the race still taking place. Then it can be picked up and interacted with. There’s also incentive to keep playing more often thanks to a complete campaign system.

Nascar Redline Review

Campaign: The full week by week campaign of NASCAR Redline from Eutechnyx is a complete simulation of the career in a NASCAR driver’s life. From races, to training, to upgrades, and even managing sponsors players are taken through many aspects of the sport with their hi-resolution vehicle pitting and speeding against other drivers to make it to the top. Development of your skills is a necessary part of moving through the entire game which also features an unlockable “SEASON” experience that delivers the authentic experience of a competitive driver in the NASCAR racing league.

Gameplay: There seems to be nothing missing from its console counterparts as NASCAR Redline enters the mobile world as possibly the most polished racing game on the entire platform, however the way you play the game is totally different. The game’s simulation and input, found in more detail above (in the controls section),

Drivers / A.I.: The artificial intelligence of the drivers in NASCAR Redline are what you’d expect from a Eutechnyx game, they’re realistic and brutally difficult until you get on their level. All of the real life drivers from NASCAR are here as well as the images of their vehicles in a high resolution 3D representation. Eutechnyx is a trusted developer of the NASCAR licensed intellectual property and Redline is an official production sanctioned by the NASCAR companies. But the game isn’t all serious, it’s pretty funny to watch the player’s vehicle peel out doing donuts after a race.

Graphics / Art Direction: The art style of NASCAR: Redline is of course photo-realism with graphics that impress on the iPhone 5 model series of devices. Eutechnyx shows their mastery at even mobile games as this title delivers the experience of a full NASCAR game found on consoles or even the PC. If anything the Redline mobile game for iPhone 5 shows off the scale to which this developer is ready to make a full racing title. We surely hope this is in the plans and pipeline for driving fans that want a real-time experience rather than a time management game.

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Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: Realistic background noise and engine effects are found in the game. There’s no voice-acting or major audio system in the game, other than during its interactive cut-scenes, but the soundtrack does remain true to the NASCAR theme and license. There is a decent offering of music in-game, including a “Redline” soundtrack that fades in and out at times among other sound effects.

Replay Ability: High – Customization and upgrades held over the course of gameplay make it so the title is easy to play over and over with perpetual goals giving your thumbs a long play-through.

Engine Performance: No glitches were experienced during our play-through of the game.

Final Verdict:

Once you’re into the concept of a NASCAR racing simulator that allows pocket-play at any time, the title fits well in your iPhone and is completely worth the low price it’s being charged. NASCAR Redline gives you a quick play on an interactive action piece for the true NASCAR fans out there. If you aren’t a fan of the franchise, you can still appreciate a quick game of this with time to spare. Those who are looking for a full driving / racing NASCAR title on the iPhone 5 will currently be disappointed though, which is basically the only negative point of this title. For those who may have expected a different genre for NASCAR’s first iOS installment, they will be met with an unfamiliar set of gameplay mechanics to the NASCAR IP. But if they give that unfamiliar experience a chance they will find a very polished, thought-out experience meant to take away any mind-numbingly boring moments out of life and replace them with dreams of winning at the All-American Driving Sport.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.5/10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer / Publisher: Eutechnyx

Available On: iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch*

Played On: iPhone 5 mobile devices

*May not be compatible with legacy devices

Review Copy Info- A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Latest DLC Highlights for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

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As we get ready for another weekend or racing at Watkins Glen, NASCAR The Game is continuing to be updated with weekly Inside Line Highlights DLC, with 19 packs currently available. Inside Line Highlights gives fans of all age the chances to relive their favorite moments from previous races. Nascar The game also features the gen 6 model stock cars and over 40 of the sport’s elite drivers including Dale Earnhartd Jr, Danica Patrick, and Jeff Gordan.

Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

“Latest Inside Line Highlights-

GoBowling.com 400, Pocono Raceway, August 4

Highlight: GoBowling with Brad

Who: Brad Keselowski

Type: Rewrite

Description: Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski were battling closely for the lead from lap 88. Can you rewrite history and maintain Brad’s lead by lap 93?

Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 28

Highlight: Penske vs. Penske

Who: Joey Logano

Type: Relive

Description: Joey Logano restarts in second place on lap 86. Can you relive the restart and take the lead from your teammate?

Camping World RV Sales 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 14

Highlight: Go for the Win

Who: Kyle Busch

Type: Rewrite

Description: After the green-white-checkered restart, can you rewrite history as Kyle Busch and take the win?

Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway, July 6

Highlight: Clean Sweep

Who: Jimmie Johnson

Type: Relive

Description: Jimmie Johnson restarted the green-white-checker finish in first place. Can you relive his victory over Tony Stewart?

Quaker State 400, Kentucky Speedway, June 30

Highlight: Restarting a Restart

Who: Jeff Gordon

Type: Rewrite

Description: After the caution restart on lap 254, Jeff Gordon started in 4th place and quickly slipped down to 9th. Can you improve his restart and lead the race?”

For $24.99 (2000 MSFT points) you can purchase the season pass giving you full access to all Inside Line Highlights and also 2013 Gen 6 paint schemes. Nascar The Game: Inside Line is avaliable for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U.

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Nascar The Game: 2013 Review

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After dominating the console racing genre with the release of  NASCAR The Game: Inside Line in November 2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii consoles, the team over at Eutechnyx has done it again. Filling in the gap with some much needed realistic racing which has been missing for a number of years. Bringing the NASCAR experience over for PC gamer’s with great success, NASCAR The Game: 2013 is now available on Steam specifically for PC.

Challenge or race as all of the forty three officially licensed NASCAR drivers on all of the official tracks. With this latest installment Eutechnyx has built in multiple graphics settings to help make sure that it will run with a wide variety of hardware making it much easier for everyone to be able to join in on the fun. They have also enhanced the AI models and behaviors to make the game more fun and enjoyable, as well as offering full controller and multiple steering wheel supports. This puts NASCAR The Game: 2013 at the top of 2013 racing title releases without a doubt.

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Some of the new features include the awesome Gen 6 cars and paint schemes where players can completely design on their own cars in the enhanced paint booth. They can also be saved, shared, and traded with other players online, how cool is that? Those are just a few of the things that coming  to PC has added to the experience. Bringing this title over to the PC also gave the talented team over at Eutechnyx a chance to really show just how good the quality of their graphics build really is when comparing to the limitations of console. Eye popping visuals and amazing textures are just a couple of the enhancements you will enjoy as you roar down your favorite race tracks without a single detail missing from any of them.

Full race weekend is totally geared towards hardcore racing fans with an extensive career mode including driver development, earning real world sponsorships, and vehicle upgrades, as you claw your up trying to achieve greatness. All the while during Full race weekend you are also getting helpful hints and strategies form your crew chief as you make your way to unlocking new features, and upgrades. Sponsors will set goals for the driver to complete during the races and will also reward them with hefty bonus payouts if achieved. This is one reason to try to keep the highest profile sponsors which will increase your payouts and help you build a stronger faster race car.

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Take full advantage and fine tune your car to get a feel for each individual turn and track with several practice runs that are built into each race. Then get all your ducks in a row because now it’s off to the qualifying laps. After you feel you are fully prepared to take the pole, head out and tear it up. Go hard because everyone wants that front row seat in the race.

The multi-player online has all twenty-three tracks with the Sprint cup series rosters, drivers, and teams. Up to sixteen players can race at once with Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy providing commentary via the Fox broadcasting booth. Crew chief advice and track tips are brought to you by Ray Evernham and Ty Norris to help you achieve your goals and navigate the tracks. NASCAR The Game: 2013 features the most realistic damage system you will ever experience. Everything matters including tire wear and fuel usage to the point where if you decide not to pit it will either cost you, or win you the race.

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Final Verdict: Only available on Steam for $39.99 ten dollars less than the usual release price of any game on Steam. The quality and sheer amount of content you will receive makes this a ‘no-brainer’ for all hardcore gamers. So what are you waiting for? Get on Steam and get in the race for the cup! NASCAR The Game: 2013 receives a 9 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz earning it a Gold Game RGN Rating Award.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: Eutechnyx

Available On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info- A digital copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Hardware requirements:

Minimum: 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (2 * 3000 MHz)
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT

Recommended:

Processor: Intel Core I5-760 (4 * 2800 MHz)
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260

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