Test Drive Unlimited 2

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Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Fight Night Champion, Stacking, de Blob 2.

Digital FoundryTest Drive 2 Unlimited PS3/360 Performance

Interesting differences in this console comparison.

Digital FoundryTest Drive Unlimited 2 PS3/360 Face-Off

Comparison video of Eden's long-awaited sequel.

Test Drive Unlimited 2

On a road to everywhere.

Key events

Atari: Eden Games "has not closed"

Confusing reports, publisher has sin.

Eden Games, maker of Alone in the Dark and Test Drive Unlimited, "has not closed", owner Atari has clarified - and Test Drive Unlimited 2 support isn't in jeopardy.

Test Drive: Ferrari announced

Test Drive: Ferrari announced

New racer takes to the track in March.

Test Drive: Ferrari launches in Europe on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 30th March, distributor Bigben Interactive has announced.

No gameplay details have been revealed yet, and it's not known who is developing. However, speculation points to this being Need For Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios' long-rumoured Ferrari game.

Blimey! Games, which Slightly Mad acquired back in 2009, had a licensed Ferrari title in the works, which was then reportedly held up by legal wranglings.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 DLC not at an end

"Regular releases" planned.

There's more add-on content on the cards for Test Drive Unlimited 2, Atari has informed Eurogamer - the imminent and free Exploration Pack won't be the game's "final update", as an official forum post unwittingly lead people to believe.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 360 patch out now

Test Drive Unlimited 2 360 patch out now

Fixes corrupted save files.

Eden Games has released a patch for Test Drive Unlimited 2.

Eurogamer has received reports that the Xbox 360 patch fixes corrupted saves and makes the persistent driving simulation playable again.

The patch out now is one of a two planned. Part two, which deals with problems associated with clubs among other issues, launches on Monday.

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Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Fight Night Champion, Stacking, de Blob 2.

All killer, no filler - there are five top-rated titles in this instalment of our ongoing Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 comparison comparison, covering off the cream of the crop from the latest cross-platform releases.

It's a huge article backed up by hundreds of supplementary screenshots alongside 11 high-definition videos, so let's move swiftly along to the line-up, complete with handy links to get you to the right page and the right game as quickly as possible.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

Black Ops demo, maps; PixelJunk Shooter 2.

A 1.3GB single-player demo for Call of Duty: Black Ops can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store today. It coincides with arrival of the Black Ops First Strike Map Pack (locked until tomorrow), which costs 11.49 and measures 1.4GB.

PixelJunk Shooter 2 also arrives today (7/10 Eurogamer), as does old PSone game Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.

There's a lorry-load of DLC to bolster your games with, as revealed by the EU PlayStation Blog, even some for Dragon Age II, which isn't out until next Friday.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 patch in 2 weeks

Test Drive Unlimited 2 patch in 2 weeks

"Issues are being dealt with."

A patch for online-fuelled racing game Test Drive Unlimited 2 will release in two weeks.

"Issues are being dealt with," reads a tweet from Namco Bandai marketing director Lee Kirton.

Over on the official Test Drive Unlimited 2 forum, community team lead GMDestra outlined the fixes and improvements set to hit the Xbox 360 version of Eden's free-roaming racer.

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A funny thing and I mean that in both senses of the word 'funny' happened to me this week. I got plagiarised by a weird website (posting to another website) which is run buy a guy who was Dana Carvey's double in Wayne's World. (He has also written and directed an awesome movie called The Suitcase. "IT HAS ITS OWN BAGGAGE")

Test Drive Unlimited 2

Test Drive Unlimited 2

On a road to everywhere.

It's been four and a half years since Lyon's Eden Games unfurled its manifesto for "massively open online racing" with the sprawling, quixotic Test Drive Unlimited and like every year in the young industry of videogames, they've been long ones.

We've seen other attempts to expand the horizons of the online racing game in the interim: Forza Motorsport's bustling bazaar of customisation and hot-lap competition, Gran Turismo 5's halting attempt at a more genteel autophiles' club, and Criterion socially networking its way around the online/offline divide in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Each has delivered parts of Test Drive Unlimited's bold promise: a thriving, connected community of petrolheads; an epic physical struggle between man, machine and road; a free-roaming kingdom of speed. They've done it with more polish and panache, better graphics, more nuanced and rewarding handling, more consistency and, most importantly perhaps, more players.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2

Roll playing game.

"New hairdresser discovered!" When this message flashes across the bottom of the screen in the middle of a time trial, you know you're playing a unique (and some might say, uniquely French) racing game.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 beta begins

The closed beta of Test Drive Unlimited 2 on PC has begun.

For now, only devout fans are given the nod. They've been selected because of their "knowledge of the racing genre, passion for videogames and gaming system requirements", according to Atari Europe.

Those successful will be emailed by Atari with a location to download the game client from. Atari will invite more people as time goes on.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 dated for September

Plus: Namco adamant Enslaved is "Oct only".

The latest Namco Bandai Partners calendar has revealed a 24th September release date for Test Drive Unlimited 2. And that's for all three formats: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

TDU2 taking names for beta

Atari/Namco Bandai has started taking names for the Test Drive Unlimited 2 online beta.

Head over to the official website to put your name down. You'll need to register.

There's no signposting, but we assume this roll call is for PC gamers. We'd expect console participation to be handled through PSN or Xbox Live Marketplace.

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If you don't like cars, I guess all these car games are quite hard to tell apart. If you do, however, you'll know that you're not dealing with a single genre so much as dozens of the things.

Two islands in Test Drive Unlimited 2

Ibiza, Oahu, avatars, off-road racing, more.

Namco Bandai and Eden Studios have revealed that Test Drive Unlimited 2 takes place in Ibiza, but that at some stage you unlock the airport and get to fly to the Hawaiian island of Oahu from the first game.

Atari unveils Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari unveils Test Drive Unlimited 2

No longer exclusive to Xbox 360.

Atari (Namco Bandai Partners in Europe) has unveiled Test Drive Unlimited 2.

Eden Studios is at the wheel again and steering the game onto PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The first game was exclusive to Xbox 360.

There's no mention of a date.

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