Codies Weekly Update 05-09-14



September 5, 2014

This Week’s Big News

… Actually it’s quite hard to pick this week; we’ve got the Codemasters Weekend Sale on Steam, the F1 2014 Sochi hotlap and our buddy David Binks is taking part in the World Rallycross Championship this weekend. Let’s just get on with it then shall we?

Formula 1

It’s time to show off Sochi! The Russian street circuit is another first for the series and another track that’s proving popular in the office as everyone jostles to become number one on this debutant track. The fast and flowing 19 turn circuit features a demanding final sector, over 1km of public roads and weaves its way past plenty of dramatic landmarks. It’s quick and it’s a looker.  As for the driver in today’s hot lap, well– we couldn’t turn down the chance to have the incredibly talented Kvyat show off his home circuit in his Toro Rosso.

Missed our previous hot laps? Check out BahrainAustria and Spa over on our YouTube channel.

Race Stars Italy

In F1 Race Stars news and to celebrate the Italian GP this weekend at Monza we’ve reduced the price of the Ferrari drivers, doubled the coins you can win and if you play the game on Sunday you’ll receive 10 free bonus gems!

Download F1 Race Stars for free from the App Store today.


Codemasters Weekend Sale on Steam


For this weekend only we’ve got some fantastic offers on pretty much all of our games, including Overlord for just 87p!!! We challenge anybody to find anything better for 87p. ($1.24 to our American friends).

And those three are just the tip of the iceberg, visit our sale page on Steam to find out more.



This weekend, friend of DiRT, David Binks makes his debut in the FIA World Rallycross championship and we’ve joined up with his team; Albatec Racing and sponsors Smuggling Duds, (they’re pants with a pocket! (Genius idea)), to offer this massive prize bundle including:

  • A pair of Razer Kraken headphones
  • DiRT 3, GRID Autosport and a copy of F1 2014 when it’s released next month
  • Albatec Racing Polo Shirt
  • Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts
  • A signed photo of world famous Rallycross Superstar David Binks

All you need to do to enter is to retweet the below tweet to be in with a chance of winning. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too as we’ll be announcing the winner on Monday at 3pm (UK Time).

Be sure to tune in and help us support @David_Binks and @AlbatecRacing on Twitter this weekend. You’ll find full TV listings right here or you can watch live, online and for free here.


road_track_skyline Our third and final Car Pack will become available for download across all three platforms (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) and features a selection of cars that will help you tear up both road and track alike.

  • Chevrolet “Tyler McQuarrie” Camaro
  • Nissan 1991 (R32) Auto Gallery Skyline GT-R
  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
  • Zenvo ST1

The Road and Track Car Pack is included for all owners of the Season Pass but can also be picked up separately for $2.99, £2.39 and €2.99.

Screenshot of the Week

This one comes from our very own Ben who also happens to have caught Overlord fever this week:

sotw-05-09-14 Tweet of the Week A lot changes in a year:

Video of the Week

This week’s video of the week goes to our very own David Greco (Experienced Games Designer), from our F1 studio in Birmingham. Let’s just say he took part in a team karting session and was very quick…

Wow! Jam-packed issue this week, you’ll get to hear from one of the others next week as I’ll be away… on the moon… looking for wizards.

Until next time.

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