DiRT Rally

Racing fans, listen up: Dirt Rally is just $10 right now. That's a heck of a deal, and the lowest ever price for one of the best rally games you'll ever play. But put your foot down, because the deal only lasts until 10am Monday PT/1pm EST/6pm GMT.

You can customise the difficulty and realism of the game to your heart's content, with a whole menu of assists to dial up and down. If you're a rally newbie, the game will do some of the hard work for you, but enthusiasts can turn everything off for a much more challenging race that punishes even slight mistakes. Prepare to skid out around corners over and over again.

Its tracks and cars are authentic, too: it has more than 40 vehicles to choose from, more than 60 stages, and lots of officially licensed World Rallycross content. You'll fly through a number of game modes, and the presentation of the career-style mode really makes you feel like a proper rally driver.

You can pick up a Steam key for $10 at Chrono.gg. As I said, it's a historic low price, and the game is more than $50 on most stores at the moment. Grab it while you have a chance.

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Oculus Rift

If you saw our heads-up about the HTC Vive Black Friday deal earlier this week (to recap, you get a Vive, Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR and a free deluxe audio strap and more for 599 starting from tomorrow), then you’ll be pleased to know that the Oculus Rift is also being discounted for Black Friday – starting TODAY, in fact. It’s almost as if they knew…

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The Crew™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jamie Wallace)

We’ve hit the mid-point of the week and the see-saw of time is about to tip forward and hurtle us towards the weekend at an alarming rate. Perhaps more ominously, we will also be hurtling towards the litany of PC gaming Black Friday deals that are headed our way in a fortnight’s time.

Before then, however, the deals aren’t slowing down one bit and there’s another big batch of digital deals to check out right here, right now. Everything from this week’s release of Nioh to Cities Skylines and even the absolute gem that is Jagged Alliance 2 is represented across a variety of sites, so consider this a convenient mid-week digital deals roundup if you like. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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DiRT Rally Free Weekend!

Play for free until Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time Offer ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time
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Play DiRT Rally for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup DiRT Rally at 70% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play DiRT Rally. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
DiRT Rally

Less than 24 hours remain in the latest Humble Monthly subscription offer, which this time around puts together the 2015 racing sim Dirt Rally and the creepy puzzle-adventure Inside for just $12—or less, if you commit to the three, six, or twelve-month subscription plans. 

Games included in the Humble Monthly deals are yours to keep, even if you cancel your subscription, so at the very least you can look at this as scoring a couple of very good games at a very low price. The offer actually includes more games than just these, worth more than $100 in total, but the rest of the bundle won't be revealed until the offer has ended—tomorrow, in this case. On top of that, Humble Monthly subscribers get ten percent off all purchases in the Humble Store, and five percent of all money raised each month goes to charity. 

The Dirty Insider Humble Monthly Bundle (that's what I've decided to call it) will be available until 1 pm ET on May 5—and yes, that's tomorrow, so you're interested you probably shouldn't dawdle. Check it out at humblebundle.com.

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DiRT Rally - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

I’ve usually had a lot of time for Codies’ racing games, despite only being a car person to the extent that I can replace the fuse for the cigarette lighter if push comes to shove. They tend to comfortably straddle the line between the cheerful anti-physics of arcade driving games and the stony-faced realism of the sim crowd, which is the sweet spot where I can convince myself that ‘yes, I am incredible race driver man!’

Dirt 4 [official site] sounds as though it’s a game consciously in search of that sweet spot, with Codies having previously talked of fusing Dirt Rally’s “realism” with the rather poppier Dirt 2 and 3’s “fun”. In trailer terms, that means spraying mud, near-misses and possibly inappropriate use of the word “banging” for its soundtrack. … [visit site to read more]

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DiRT Rally for Linux is now available for Steam
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Challenge yourself to the most authentic rally game ever made with DiRT Rally, coming to Linux on March 2nd.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Codemasters today announced Dirt 4 [official site], a new entry in their racing series coming this June. Dirt 4 will have rally cars racing across track and field, same as ever, while also bringing back vehicles missing from the series for years: buggies and trucks. The option for procedurally-generated tracks is an interesting addition too. 2015’s Dirt Rally was good stuff — “It’s like slamming your genitals in the door of a washing machine on a cotton cycle,” one of the sad dads off the telly might say *> — so Codies expanding their scope sounds grand. … [visit site to read more]

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