Gaming Hype: Codemasters Reveals F1 2014 Gameplay Footage, Plans For The Future

Posted on 08.04.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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One of my favorite driving franchises is the F1 series from the gang at Codemasters.  To some controversy their last game F1 2013 was released on what is technically “last gen” consoles (Xbox 360, PS3).  Well, it looks like Codemasters may be sparking some of that controversy again as they have announced that F1 2014 will also be released on the “last gen” consoles.  However, they have also promised that F1 2014 will be their last F1 game that is exclusive to Xbox 360 and PS3 and they have also promised that F1 2014 will be a fitting send-off.

To quell any interweb-rage about F1 2014 not coming to Xbox One or PS4, Codemasters gave a little preview of what we can expect in F1 2015.  One of the biggest tidbits is that the release cycle will likely change. Typically, Codemasters releases their F1 games at the end of the season and before the next season.  This is because Codemasters doesn’t know what new tracks, teams, or drivers will be added to F1 before the season starts so they have to wait until it all shakes out and then make their game.

However, starting with F1 2015  Codemasters will look to release their F1 games earlier in the season rather than the end.  This is because due to the architecture of Xbox One and PS4 it is easier to release content like new teams, tracks, and drivers via DLC (downloadable content) as the season unfolds.  So far, that is all we know about their future plans but Codemasters’ has hinted that they will reveal more about their next gen F1 games once F1 2014 is released this October (October 21st, 2014 to be exact).

I personally can’t wait to see what the team will do with the new consoles.  But I am equally excited for F1 2014!  If you share that sentiment then feel free to scroll down and check out the official gameplay trailer!

[Source: Codemasters Blog]

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F1 Hype: Austrian Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 06.23.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you get so busy watching the World Cup this weekend that you completely forgot about Formula One in Austria?  We forgive you, because we did the same thing.  How about that Korea vs Algeria match huh?!  Anyhow, chances are you probably forgot to DVR the race as well so if you need the results they are below as well as a race highlight reel which nicely recaps all the craziness from the weekend.

 

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!

 

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Valtteri Bottas

 

Race Highlights:

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News: Michael Schumacher Has Come Out Of Coma And Left French Hospital

Posted on 06.16.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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In a great bit of news this morning it has been reported that after nearly 7 months in a coma due to a skiing accident, Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has awoken from the coma and has checked out of the French hospital where he was receiving care for his injuries.  It is not known exactly when the champ left or what his current condition is now but his family asked for privacy during what is likely to be a long road to a full recovery.  We are definitely glad to hear that he is making progress!

[Source: ESPN F1]

[Photo: AFP]

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F1 Hype: Monaco Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 05.26.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss out on the Monaco Grand Prix due to all the excitement from the Indy 500?  No worries, you wouldn’t be the first person to fall victim to that.  Just in case you didn’t DVR the race and you need to know who won then feel free to scroll down below for the official results as well as a quick recap video from NBC Sports.

 

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!

 

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Daniel Riccardo

 

Race recap:

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F1 Hype: Spanish Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 05.12.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The F1 season rolls along and I continue to help out those who miss the races!  This past weekend was the Spanish grand prix which is a somewhat home race for Fernando Alonso, but how did he do?  Was he able to pull off a win in front of his fellow Spaniards?  Has Sebastian Vettel finally woken up to put himself in the championship fight?  Did Lewis Hamilton continue his reign of dominance?  Scroll below for the official results to find out.  You will also find some highlights and a post race report from the NBC Sports guys.  Enjoy!

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!

 

Race Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Daniel Ricardo

Race Highlights:

Post Race Results:

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F1 Hype: Chinese Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 04.21.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend?  Well don’t feel bad because I missed it too.  Luckily I have my trusty F1 app to keep me updated but in case you aren’t so lucky then simply scroll down for the official results.  Below that is a short highlights real from the guys at NBC Sports.

 

SPOILERS BELOW!!!

 

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Fernando Alonso

Race highlights:

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F1 Hype: Bahrain Grand Prix Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 04.07.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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With all the craziness of Formula D happening in my back  yard I missed the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was apparently full of craziness.  I followed a long as much as I could with my trusty F1 app but not quite the same!  Anyhow if you missed it too and have no idea who won then scroll down below for the results and a quick video recap of the race.

SPOILERS BELOW!!

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sergio Perez

Video Recap:

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Hype Video: Drift Opinions WIth Joey Redmond Of Wrecked Magazine

Posted on 04.02.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The 2014 Formula Drift season kicks off this weekend in downtown Long Beach and one of the favorite things for my fellow journalists and other colleagues to do is hang around at media day and BS about things like who we think will win the title before the season starts, liveries that we like, liveries that we hate, and we usually end up going off on some other motorsport tangent like F1.  As you can imagine this is a pretty fun activity, but its beyond fun when Wrecked Magazine creator/editor in chief Joey Redmond joins in.  Seriously, this dude’s filter is seriously clogged and its marvelous.  Despite knowing him for a while I am still surprised by some of the things that come out of his mouth so this year I figured I needed to get some of this on film.  So, below we present to you “Drift Opinions” with Joey Redmond… DISCLAIMER: The opinions reflected in the video below do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MotorworldHype and its affiliates (if we had any) also we had some audio problems so the background noise is a little loud, blah blah blah… Ok scroll down and watch then commence flaming!

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F1 Hype: Malaysian Grand Prix Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 03.31.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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I fell a little behind the ball on the F1 season but I am kicking things off with the second round at the typically unpredictable Malaysian Grand Prix.  Australia left a bad taste in many mouths with several top contentenders bowing out early due to problems with their new turbo V6 power plants.  This was the time for their engineers to redeem themselves and not only finish a race but contend for a win.  The weekend started off much like Australia did with Lewis Hamilton capturing the pole position.  Was he able to actually capitalize on that this time?  What about Sebastian Vettel?  Did the young German return to form?  Scroll down for the results and the official race re-cap.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

Race Recap:

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News: Michael Schumacher In Coma After Skiing Accident (VIDEO UPDATE 1-2-14)

Posted on 12.30.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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It really sucks to come back from our little break with bad news but in case any of you F1 fans have not heard yet, 7 time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is currently in a medically induced coma after hitting his head in a skiing accident while in France.

He was on an unmarked ski slope with his 14 year old son when he lost control and hit his head against a rock.  Michael was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but the impact was still great enough to cause significant damage.  Although it was reported that when ambulance was air lifting Schumacher to the hospital he was awake but dazed.  Upon reaching the hospital doctors felt it was best to medically put Michael into a coma so they could work on stopping any bleeding and/or swelling of his brain.

As of now Michael is in continuous care and his condition has been described as “life threatening” and his future at this point is uncertain.  The full extent of his injuries are still unknown but racing fans all over the world including myself are all hoping that Schumacher comes out of this ordeal OK.

I will try to report any new developments on this as they become available.

Our thoughts are with the Schumacher family as well as Michael’s close friends at this difficult time.

UPDATE 1-2-14: According to a report today from NBC World news Schumacher’s condition has gotten “slightly” better according to the specialists working on him.  He is currently “stable” but still “critical” however there was a “window of opportunity” for surgeons to remove a few major blood clots from Michael’s brain.  He also remains in a medically induced coma while also having his body temperature carefully regulated to help reduce brain swelling.  His team of doctors recently held a news conference in which the situation was explained in a bit more detail.  You can watch the NBC report below.

[Sources: BBC, Chicago Tribune, NBC World News]

[Photo: Reuters]

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