Digital Chumps - Racing games are almost always simulation or arcade. The sim crowd includes your Forzas and Gran Turismos, while the arcade racers have hits like Burnout and Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. Codemasters' DiRT series leaps from rally sim to arcade racer with Showdown. While there are still plenty of licensed rally and motorsport sponsors, there is a whole slew of other made-up vendors for the significant destruction events that Showdown brings to the table. In addition to being focused on arcade, casual-friendly gameplay, Showdown puts a strong effort into being online and social friendly.