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Submitted by jaredhart 1705d ago | news

Pull Over, EA; Activision is the New NASCAR Publisher

While Electronic Arts have been publishing NASCAR games for over a decade, the series has now switched hands to the all-consuming Activision, who will be publishing NASCAR 11. (NASCAR, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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wakash  +   1705d ago
damn Activision taking over..they ain't playing around no more
Sandwich Bender  +   1705d ago
It's quickly becoming a bleak world, my friend.
SKUD  +   1705d ago
Most certainly. Its only going to get worse.
tacosRcool  +   1705d ago
And then destroy all of what we hold dear
nycredude  +   1705d ago
Since when was Nascar a good game. Just another crap game to add to the long list of crap games from Craptivision.
thebudgetgamer  +   1705d ago
dirt to daytona was an exelent game.
Zachmo182  +   1705d ago
Yea dude dirt to daytona was awesome. only if it had online play it would of made it all the more better.
BenCrazy424  +   1705d ago
NR2003 or anytime sierra had papyrus working on it. I doubt this will be any good but who knows, just glad its not ea.
Brklynty1  +   1705d ago
wtf? does anyone care?
Theres a game called GT5 that has the best Nascar racing ive seen....like really
bjornbear  +   1705d ago
yep
release all the nascar games you want.

the real nascar simulator is GT5 =D just look at the footage!

Related video
BenCrazy424  +   1705d ago
Because you can't race 43 cars on the track in gt5 but if i had to choose between the two, I would definitely buy GT5. More diversity in cars and racing styles makes GT5 seem like 5 games in 1.
CyberCam  +   1705d ago
@bjornbear
I watched the video and it looks great, but the video seem... I don't out of place with the music. I was expecting something like Bob Seger, AC DC or something of that nature for a NASCAR video. Not that nice easy listening calm music (more what I like).
Anon1974  +   1705d ago
Activision Nascar game: $59.99
Extra fee to be able to steer: $4.95/month

Kotick's response to criticism of pricing scheme? "Oh, you'll pay and you'll like it."
nycredude  +   1705d ago
LMAO! How much to switch gears?
gamerzBEreal17  +   1705d ago
doesn't GT5 have this? i dont think we will need another nascar game
Elven6  +   1705d ago
What about PC, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, DS, etc gamers who don't have access to a PS3 or GT 5 when it releases?

I think people are underestimating the appeal of Nascar in the States, EA's Nascar games haven't been that great in a while now so if someone else is willing to take a stab at it, more power to them.
Montoya  +   1705d ago
Not to be an @sshole. But why would you buy a Nascar game when GT5 has a Nascar mode just as robust as any other Nascar title. Plus much, much more.
tacosRcool  +   1705d ago
agreed
NecrumSlavery  +   1705d ago
Montoya
You beat me to it...lol
bubbling you up.

lets see Nascar look better than GT5's. PolyDig ought to make a Nascar DLC pack and ad a Cup mode too and get rid of Bobby Kotick's need for speed
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Zachmo182  +   1705d ago
Cause some people don't own PS3's man.
Zachmo182  +   1705d ago
Really why are people disagreeing with me? Are you saying that everyone owns a PS3?
NewsForMe  +   1705d ago
Not much of a racing fan myself, but I'll buy GT5 so I can get into the genre without needing to buy another racing game for a long time. I don't actually own a PS3 at this point but should by January. NASCAR and F1 seem like pointless titles to me, though I don't know much about the genre. It seems any racing fan would be better of buying a PS3 and GT5 than blowing 120+ to get a fraction of the content from other sources now and still need to buy more racing games in the next few years.
CrzyFooL  +   1705d ago
GIT R DONE!!! I wanna go fast!!
Simco876  +   1705d ago
US Government
Please step in and crush this monopoly.
SoapShoes  +   1705d ago
Um, look at AT&T and Comcast... I don't think they'll do crap as they give it the excuse of calling it a, "healthy monopoly".
alphakennybody  +   1705d ago
"US Government Please step in and crush this monopoly."
Anyone find this comment hilarious XD!
CrzyFooL  +   1705d ago
Take down ClearChannel while you're at it.
HungPHATx  +   1705d ago
No thanks I'll be playing NASCAR in GT5 in Nov
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pixelsword  +   1705d ago
Never quite understood the fascination about turning left two times in an oval for five hundred laps myself.
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MiamiACR  +   1705d ago
Agreed, anyone who plays these games and has fun must be dense.
R_aVe_N  +   1705d ago
If i remember correctly it never sold well anyways so I don't think EA is missing out on anything.
CrzyFooL  +   1705d ago
A independent study conducted by ME shows that NASCAR consistently outsells FIFA in the South.

YEE HAW!!
Baka-akaB  +   1705d ago
you mean it sells better than a football game in a place that barely care ? :p
Revvin  +   1705d ago
With GT5 and iRacing I'll have my NASCAR needs covered.
phinch  +   1705d ago
pull over activision and EA
GT5 is all we need, you are no longer required
SailorMoonsShaft  +   1705d ago
Activison is the best gaming company ever. DOn't believe me? Look how many sheeple buy their awful games despite Bobby Kotick's open hatred of almost everything. Activision isn't what is wrong with gaming, its the people that buy their games.
Bzone24  +   1705d ago
With Activision doing this it will probably only come with a few cars, tracks and drivers with the rest being available via DLC for around $10 apiece.
ZBlacktt  +   1705d ago
Hmm, I think Bob missed seeing this video.... everyone watch this and you tell me what NASCAR says themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Father Murder X  +   1705d ago
NFL next?
I hope that they can also make sure that EA doesn't extend the NFL exclusive agreement.
Flatbattery  +   1705d ago
It'll be made by Activision.........In that case It'll be mediocre at best.
Kick-Ass  +   1705d ago
I want a good full featured Nascar game. I havent played one since the PS1
Faztkiller  +   1705d ago
Nascar: Dirt To Daytona(PS2) and NR2K3(PC) are awesome
Xfanboy  +   1705d ago
Nascar Black Ops cataclysm..
DJMarty  +   1705d ago
So What?
NASCAR sucks.....
DigitalAnalog  +   1705d ago
"Pull Over, EA; Activision is the New NASCAR Publisher"
**raises hands

That's it?

**lowers hands while shakes head..

-End statement
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CobraKai  +   1705d ago
I see a $15 DLC pack that includes one Spiderman Themed track and one Spiderman Themed car.

And nobody in the world has the same discilpine and pursuit for perfection as Polyphony Digital. There is no way in hell Activision will even come close.
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theonlylolking  +   1705d ago
I'd stick with GT5 nascar.
nevin1  +   1705d ago
GT5 Nascar
I haven't done the research do to my limit appeal of GT, but is GT5's Nascar mode a full fledge game? I mean, nascar games i played u race against about 43 cars.
Faztkiller  +   1705d ago
Sh!t not Activision
I was wanting another console NASCAR game but not from Activision or EA I was hoping Codemasters would end up making NASCAR games

GT5 is going to be awesome but it's not got all the tracks or 43 cars on track at once
DeadlyFire  +   1703d ago
Maybe the PC platform will get a decent Nascar game this time though. EA dropped PC support for Nascar games. I know Activision is likely to charge extra for you to race online though. I never heard of the developer developing the new Nascar series. That is a bad sign for this already. I will hold judgement for now, but to not have shown anything and plan to release around Feb 2011. Sounds like they just shoveling out the first game to get people to buy it.
HungPHATx  +   1705d ago
I can see it now Bobby Kotic charging gamers per lap !
dinkeldinkse  +   1705d ago
Fuck
I really have been wanting to play a new NASCAR game. GT5 has NASCAR tracks and cars, but isn't a full fledged NASCAR game.
Anti-Fanboyer  +   1705d ago
With Nascar in GT5
This is irrelevant
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damnyouretall  +   1705d ago
fk gt5
gt5 only has 8 cars racing nascar. that really sucks. ea didnt know what the hell they were doing. time to break out the steering wheel next year. man im pumped for this
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