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'''Blur''' is a multiplatform arcade style racing video game, developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision. It features over 50 licensed and custom [[:category:cars|cars]], 33 [[:category:tracks|tracks]] in 14 real-world inspired locations, visual damage modeling, and semi-realistic car physics. For an arcade twist, it also includes eight [[power-ups]], and [[modifications]] that players can re-equip each race. Cars and modifications are progressively unlocked in both singleplayer career and online multiplayer modes with [[fans|fan points]] earned every race. Blur integrates with its official website, Facebook, and Twitter to share race results, enhanced screenshots, player activities, and other stats.
   
[[File:Blur_split_Screen.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Blur's 4-player split screen.]]
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==[[Singleplayer]]==
[[File:Barge.jpg|thumb|left|300px|[[Barge]], one of the 8 [[power-ups]] in Blur.]]
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[[File:Barge.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Using [[Barge]], one of 8 [[power-ups]].]]
'''Blur''' is an 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 consist of 8 [[power-ups]] like [[shunt | missiles]], [[shield | shields]], and [[nitro | speed boosts]]. All the power-ups are energy based and don't represent any actually objcects. The progress a player makes in the game is based on [[fans|fan points]], a new version of Project Gotham's Kudos system. Fan points are rewarded for drifting, using power-ups, and more. However, [[Career| career mode]] fan points and [[Online Multiplayer|online multiplayer]] fan points are separate. Blur is designed to tie closely with the game's website and also integrates with the popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to post race results, stats, and activities a player is doing. 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.
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Career mode is the singleplayer campaign in Blur. The goal is to defeat nine rival racers, by completing races and challenges, and then winning one-on-one. Each rival has a unique persona and race style. Leaderboards and challenges allow players to compete indirectly with friends.
==Career==
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[[File:Blur_split_Screen.jpg|thumb|left|300px|4-player split screen.]]
The [[Career|career]] is the basic single player mode in blur. The goal 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.) by completing the events in the . 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 fans. Lights also unlock new groups with another rival.
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==[[Multiplayer]]==
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The game supports a maximum of 20 players per race, and 4 players with split screen. The two multiplayer modes are [[Racing|racing]] and [[Motor Mash|motor mash]]. They can be played free for all or in teams. Multiplayer can be played online and off, through preset playlists and customizable private matches. Console system link and computer local area network play is implemented.
==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 [[Split-Screen|split-screen]]. There are two basic multiplayer modes: [[Racing|racing]] and [[Motor Mash|motor mash]]. Players can alter game modes in a variety of ways, in private online games, split-screen, and system link games. These modes can also be played in teams. In online multiplayer, getting more fan points increases your rank, which unlocks cars, [[modifications]], and challenges.
 
   
 
==Beta==
 
==Beta==
 
 
The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from various gaming websites. The beta allowed players 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 unlocked various items until Level 10 is reached and then, on March 25, up to level 15. 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.
 
The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from various gaming websites. The beta allowed players 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 unlocked various items until Level 10 is reached and then, on March 25, up to level 15. 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.
   
==PC System Requirements==
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==Computer Requirements==
 
 
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*OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
 
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*Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity
 
*Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity
   
==External Links==
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==Links==
 
 
[http://www.blurgame.com/ Blur Main Site]<br />
 
[http://www.blurgame.com/ Blur Main Site]<br />
[http://www.bizarrecreations.com/games/blur/ Bizarre Creations Blur Site]<br />
 
 
[http://cdn.steampowered.com/Manuals/42640/Blur_PC_Manual.pdf?t=1274810448 Game Manual]
 
[http://cdn.steampowered.com/Manuals/42640/Blur_PC_Manual.pdf?t=1274810448 Game Manual]

Revision as of 06:27, September 13, 2011

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 is a multiplatform arcade style racing video game, developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision. It features over 50 licensed and custom cars, 33 tracks in 14 real-world inspired locations, visual damage modeling, and semi-realistic car physics. For an arcade twist, it also includes eight power-ups, and modifications that players can re-equip each race. Cars and modifications are progressively unlocked in both singleplayer career and online multiplayer modes with fan points earned every race. Blur integrates with its official website, Facebook, and Twitter to share race results, enhanced screenshots, player activities, and other stats.

Singleplayer

Barge

Using Barge, one of 8 power-ups.


Career mode is the singleplayer campaign in Blur. The goal is to defeat nine rival racers, by completing races and challenges, and then winning one-on-one. Each rival has a unique persona and race style. Leaderboards and challenges allow players to compete indirectly with friends.

Blur split Screen

4-player split screen.

Multiplayer

The game supports a maximum of 20 players per race, and 4 players with split screen. The two multiplayer modes are racing and motor mash. They can be played free for all or in teams. Multiplayer can be played online and off, through preset playlists and customizable private matches. Console system link and computer local area network play is implemented.

Beta

The beta for Blur began on March 8th, and beta codes were given out from various gaming websites. The beta allowed players 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 unlocked various items until Level 10 is reached and then, on March 25, up to level 15. 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.

Computer Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D Dual Core 3.4ghz or better
  • Memory: 1 GB Ram for Windows XP, 2 GB for Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better with Shader 3.0 capabilities.
  • DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 14GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity

Recommended:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB Ram
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT or better or ATI Radeon 1800XT or better with Shader 3.0 capabilities
  • DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 14GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity

Links

Blur Main Site
Game Manual

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