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'''Blur''' is an upcoming arcade racing video game developed by [[Bizarre Creations]] and published by Activision. It features a racing style that incorporates real world cars and locales with arcade style handling and vehicular combat. The multiplayer beta for the game started on March 8th and was publicly available on the Xbox Live Marketplace on April 6th.
 
 
==Gameplay==
 
   
 
[[File:Blur_split_Screen.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Blur's 4-player split screen.]]
 
[[File:Blur_split_Screen.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Blur's 4-player split screen.]]
 
[[File:Barge.jpg|thumb|left|300px|[[Barge]], one of the 8 [[power-ups]] in Blur.]]
 
[[File:Barge.jpg|thumb|left|300px|[[Barge]], one of the 8 [[power-ups]] in Blur.]]
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'''Blur''' is an upcoming arcade racing video game developed by [[Bizarre Creations]] and published by Activision. It features a racing style that incorporates over 50 licensed and customs cars, 14 real locations, and realistic car physics and damage modeling with arcade vehicular combat. This combat is the use of 8 [[power-ups]] like [[shunt | missile's]], [[shield | shields]], and [[nitro | speed boosts]]. All the power-ups are energy based and don't represent any actually objects. The progress a player makes in the game is based on fan points, a new version of Project Gotham's Kudos system. Fan points are rewarded for drifting, using power-ups, and completing online challenges and challenges that are unlocked mid-race by driving through fan icons. Blur is being designed to tie closely with the game's website, and will also integrate with popular social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter to post race results as soon as they are completed. It's menu and hub system is a fictional social networking site. Some special car models have been designed by Bizarre Creations themselves. There are also some heavily altered versions of familiar urban environments, such as the Los Angeles river halfpipe and several parts of London.
   
''Blur'' follows a career mode where the story plays out through email messages sent through numerous fictional social networks, many of which reference more famous online services such as 'Inner Tube' (parody of YouTube. Here, the player will encounter numerous characters and many licensed cars that all have full damage modeling, a shield bar which can be used at any time by the player to protect the player's car from other weapons, and separate traits such as Acceleration, Speed, Drift, Grip and Stability. Some special car models have been designed by Bizarre Creations themselves. There are also some heavily altered versions of familiar urban environments, such as the Los Angeles river halfpipe and several parts of London. These areas were altered to make the races more enjoyable instead of the developers having to strictly abide by each twist and turn. Depending on the character(s) the player races against or tags along with in team races, they will have their own racing styles, [[power-ups|power-up]] set ups, match types, locales, cars and will be apart of certain fictional servers. As the player races well, performs stunts and uses power-ups in certain ways during races, the player will gain 'fan points', Blur's equivalent to Project Gotham Racing's Kudos system and experience points (XP). These points help the player progress through the career, purchase more cars and parts and earn more fans for the user base. During the career, challenges will take place midrace when the player drives through a fan icon. Completing these short challenges (e.g. find a secret [[nitro]] power-up) will reward the player with a fan points boost.
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==Career Mode==
   
===Multiplayer===
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Blur follows a career mode where the story plays out through email messages sent through numerous fictional social networks, many of which reference more famous online services such as 'Inner Tube' (parody of YouTube. The goal of the career mode is to defeat all of the rivals by beating them in a one-on-one. The rivals will have their own racing styles and will be apart of certain fictional servers. In order to unlock the one-on-one, players need to meet the rivals demands (Earn 7,000 Fans", "complete four events in four different cars", etc.) and complete the rival's events. In order to unlock more events a player must achieve lights and to unlock more cars a player must earn more fan points. Lights are achieved by placing in events and fan points are earned by pleasing.
   
The game can be played with up to 4 players via splitscreen and the game can be taken online with a maximum of 20. However, users cannot play online with splitscreen at the same time. Once online the player will encounter what Bizarre Creations have dubbed "Racebook" (a racing version of Facebook). Here, the user can create an account and join any of the fictional servers in the career. Each mode can be altered how the player sees fit (number of laps, assists, no. of power-ups, team races etc.) and can share these options with friends they make over the service. These races can be played in teams and the matches can be altered to support certain power-ups, cars, tracks and other variables. You can also set up a match type called "World Tour" which is essentially a quick play option for players who want to jump into a match with no hassle. Here, every player is given a random car and thrown into a random series of courses with a standard ruleset. Other multiplayer modes can be unlocked when multiple user's fan points culminate into a certain total.
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==Multiplayer==
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The game can be played with up to 4 players via splitscreen, system link, and online with a maximum of 20 players. However, users cannot play online with splitscreen at the same time. There are two basic Multiplayer modes: regular racing and motor mash, where players get points for damaging enemies not replacing in a race. A player can alter game modes in a verity of ways including determineing the number of laps, assists, and the types and number of power-ups. These modes can also be played in teams. You can also set up a match type called "World Tour" which is essentially a quick play option for players who want to jump into a match with no hassle. Here, every player is given a random car and thrown into a random series of courses with a standard ruleset. In Multiplayer, getting more fan points increases your rank, which unlocks [[modifications]].
   
 
==Beta==
 
==Beta==
The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from websites such as GameSpot. The beta allowed you to test out six tracks, four game modes, fourteen fully licensed vehicles, and over thirty challenges. It also included Blur's Leveling Up system, which unlocks various items until Level 10 is reached (Rank cap went up to 15 on March 25). The beta also allowed players to connect to Twitter to post updates via the game. Because of such high demand and the Multiplayer Beta spots being filled so quickly Blur was made into a public beta which started on April 6th and ended May 10th. It was available to anyone, via the Xbox Live Marketplace.
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The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from various gaming websites. The beta allowed you to test out six tracks, four game modes, fourteen fully licensed vehicles, and over thirty challenges. It also included Blur's Leveling Up system, which unlocks various items until Level 10 is reached, but the rank cap went up to 15 on March 25. The beta also allowed players to connect to Twitter to post updates via the game. Because of such high demand, Blur was made into a public beta which started on April 6th and was available to anyone, via the Xbox Live Marketplace. The beta ended May 10th.
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 19:50, May 15, 2010

Blur
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Developer(s) Bizarre Creations
Publisher(s)

Activision

Release date

US May 25, 2010
EU May 28, 2010

Genre(s)Racing
Game modes Single player, multiplayer
Platform(s) PC, Xbox 360, Play Station 3
Rating ESRB (US) E10+
PEGI (EU) 7
Blur split Screen

Blur's 4-player split screen.

Barge

Barge, one of the 8 power-ups in Blur.

Blur is an upcoming arcade racing video game developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision. It features a racing style that incorporates over 50 licensed and customs cars, 14 real locations, and realistic car physics and damage modeling with arcade vehicular combat. This combat is the use of 8 power-ups like missile's, shields, and speed boosts. All the power-ups are energy based and don't represent any actually objects. The progress a player makes in the game is based on fan points, a new version of Project Gotham's Kudos system. Fan points are rewarded for drifting, using power-ups, and completing online challenges and challenges that are unlocked mid-race by driving through fan icons. Blur is being designed to tie closely with the game's website, and will also integrate with popular social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter to post race results as soon as they are completed. It's menu and hub system is a fictional social networking site. Some special car models have been designed by Bizarre Creations themselves. There are also some heavily altered versions of familiar urban environments, such as the Los Angeles river halfpipe and several parts of London.

Career Mode

Blur follows a career mode where the story plays out through email messages sent through numerous fictional social networks, many of which reference more famous online services such as 'Inner Tube' (parody of YouTube. The goal of the career mode is to defeat all of the rivals by beating them in a one-on-one. The rivals will have their own racing styles and will be apart of certain fictional servers. In order to unlock the one-on-one, players need to meet the rivals demands (Earn 7,000 Fans", "complete four events in four different cars", etc.) and complete the rival's events. In order to unlock more events a player must achieve lights and to unlock more cars a player must earn more fan points. Lights are achieved by placing in events and fan points are earned by pleasing.

Multiplayer

The game can be played with up to 4 players via splitscreen, system link, and online with a maximum of 20 players. However, users cannot play online with splitscreen at the same time. There are two basic Multiplayer modes: regular racing and motor mash, where players get points for damaging enemies not replacing in a race. A player can alter game modes in a verity of ways including determineing the number of laps, assists, and the types and number of power-ups. These modes can also be played in teams. You can also set up a match type called "World Tour" which is essentially a quick play option for players who want to jump into a match with no hassle. Here, every player is given a random car and thrown into a random series of courses with a standard ruleset. In Multiplayer, getting more fan points increases your rank, which unlocks modifications.

Beta

The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from various gaming websites. The beta allowed you to test out six tracks, four game modes, fourteen fully licensed vehicles, and over thirty challenges. It also included Blur's Leveling Up system, which unlocks various items until Level 10 is reached, but the rank cap went up to 15 on March 25. The beta also allowed players to connect to Twitter to post updates via the game. Because of such high demand, Blur was made into a public beta which started on April 6th and was available to anyone, via the Xbox Live Marketplace. The beta ended May 10th.

External Links

Blur Main Site
Bizarre Creations Blur Site

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