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Old 06-22-2009, 07:14 AM   #1
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Talking DiRT 2 will honor Colin McRae

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Former WRC driver Colin McRae died just before the game bearing his brand, DiRT, was released. That game didn't get a chance to honor the 1995 WRC champion, but the game's sequel, DiRT 2, will make up for that. In addition to a host of off-road events that you can run in a variety of off-road vehicles, there will be a Colin McRae Memorial Cup that you can qualify for. Other drivers in the game will also be heard talking about McRae, and he is "the central figure in the narrative." As a step to pay tribute it is commendable, and it's good to see that Mr. McRae hasn't been forgotten.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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I'm not really sure how much I feel they're honouring him. They exploited his death by changing it from DIRT to Colin McRae's DIRT after his death. While I think its cool what they're doing, its not really anything hugely difficult or amazing that they're doing it.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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great vid
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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I'm not really sure how much I feel they're honouring him. They exploited his death by changing it from DIRT to Colin McRae's DIRT after his death. While I think its cool what they're doing, its not really anything hugely difficult or amazing that they're doing it.

Isnt that backwards?

Didnt they change it to just "DiRT", dropping his name after his death?
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yeah the first one had Colin's name on it, then after his death his name was removed from the title of the game.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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The game was released as "DiRT" three months before McRae's death. This game was always about Colin ever since the first one came out over a decade ago and the family is apparently okay with it.

http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/931/931791p1.html
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The first "Dirt" was released in America as Dirt the rest of the world got Colin McRae's Dirt. Though it did have Colin's first X-games car on the cover.
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Even Codemasters website list the first game as Colin McRae's Dirt.
http://www.codemasters.com/games/index.php?gameid=2012
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Ok, must be because I moved to the UK a week before he died. They didn't remove his name from the title though.
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I could be wrong on that but I seem to remember the demo being Colin McRae's Dirt, but like I said I could be wrong.
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Its probably because they didn't want to change the demo only for the US audience. I know it was released here simply as dirt.
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Okay that's probably what it was.
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