Posts by Ben Walke

About Ben Walke

Community Manager at Codemasters, grumpy, fussy, and occasional wizard.

  • Codies Weekly Update 14-11-14

    If I had started writing this a few hours ago then the opening paragraph would have been depicting a very wet scene and one that would usually be associated with a rather large boat and quite a few animals. Thankfully I’m not, and the good news is the sun is shining and we’ve got some […]

  • GRID Autosport // Free Demoman Derby DLC

    Shortly after the release of GRID 2 we released some free DLC that focused on the Demo Derby aspect of the game, and for Autosport we went one step further by including that content within the game straight from the get go. Not to be out done by our previous efforts we’ve teamed up with […]

  • Codies Weekly Update 31-10-14

    Another (wet and windy) week comes to an end here at Codies HQ, let’s dive in with all the latest happenings! Happy Halloween We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. […]

  • Happy Halloween!

    We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. Unfortunately it’s not all great; one does remember the awful mess that the Minions made last year, who would have known pumpkin vomit […]

  • Rendering Fields of Grass in GRID Autosport

    One thing we wanted to improve upon with GRID Autosport was our trackside environments, in particular the grass. The old system had served us well but it was time for an improvement so step up Rich Kettlewell, one of our programming wizards who set about the task of doing just that. Below you’ll find a […]

  • Codies Weekly Update 17-10-14

    Today across our Southam HQ we’ve got a good deal of cloud making its appearance known but blue skies are breaking through intermittently.  Precipitation is at 20%, humidity 82% and there’s a rather chilly 14mph wind coming up from the south that’s adding just a small nip into the air. Temperature is a comfortable 19°C […]

  • GRID Autosport // Oculus Rift Support

    We’ve been tinkering with VR for a while now and have reached the stage where we believe it’s working pretty well, and as such, we’ve decided to allow you to experience it for yourselves. If you have an Oculus Rift kit of your own and want to give it a try with GRID Autosport then […]

  • PC Patch // GRID Autosport

    We’re busy putting the final touches together for the latest GRID Autosport patch for PC, which we’re expecting to go live later this week. Changes include support for the upcoming Drag Racing DLC pack, along with fixes around vehicle upgrades and improvements made to the official playlists. Alongside this we’re pleased to announce that we […]

  • Console Patch // GRID Autosport

    A new patch for GRID Autosport is currently being prepared for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and includes a number of fixes and improvements and will soon be making its way to you. Drag mode addition – Additional code for the new “Drag” race mode. This mode is activated via the purchase of the […]

  • GRID Autosport // Touring Legends

    Touring Cars have a special place in our racing fuelled hearts which makes us extremely excited to detail our next new content drop for GRID Autosport…Touring Legends. The Tracks We’ll have two new tracks making an appearance within the Touring Car Legends pack, both of which should be instantly recognisable to any Touring Car fan. […]