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POSTED 16/6/10


BLUR

Activision
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)

Sorry to disappoint any ageing indie kids thinking “Ooh!”, but this game has nothing to do with Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. Instead, it’s essentially Mario Kart in butch drag.

The latest from the motorheads behind the Project Gotham series, at first glance Blur is an odd concoction. It’s a car racing game featuring real life cars – no Frods, Spewzukis, Vulvas or Fnarris here folks – all plonked in real world locations. So how’s it like Mario Kart? Well, on top of all this really real reality there’s a full-on weapon system, featuring power-ups you drive over offering such opportunities as shunting opponents, or blowing them higher than Cheech & Chong. As we said, it’s odd.

Get into it though and there’s some solid racing fun to have, especially with two or four-player local split screen (just add mates). If you’re alone you can tackle the career mode, which has a myriad of extra challenges to achieve, plus ‘fan status’, which unlocks more fun stuff the more you accrue.

The single player thang’s OK, but where Blur excels is online. Up to 20 people from wherever can meet and blow each other up, and it can be quite brilliantly manic. Of course, the downside is you can hear those who mic themselves up spouting drivel, munching chips, pulling cones – the usual schtick. There are also the softcocks with maxed-out cars who hang around the n00b lobby to get their jollies, as they’re obviously too shit to beat seasoned players.

Want Mario Kart but think you're too grown up for cutesy characters? Go for Blur – there’s no other way…

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