The GRID 2 Cheevo Diaries - Episode 7: The Cutting Room Floor
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Things in life rarely turn out as you'd planned... for instance, we had originally planned to release the GRID 2 achievement and trophy list some time in the middle of April. Alas, because of a potential leak on Steam though, we were forced to unveil the list before some blighter got their hands on it.

So here we are then, we announced the list, but as we've pointed out all the way through the process, things are seldom as easy as you think. Welcome to episode 7 of the GRID 2 Cheevo & Trophy Diaries, and in fact, my favourite episode: "The Cutting Room Floor." Yes, we're exploring what didn't make it and why, to give you an even bigger insight into the constraints we had to work with and what not - PS - there's a lot.

For this episode we had Ross Gowing, Senior Gameplay Designer, on hand to run us through some of the reasons why potential achievements and trophies were rejected. We also stitched Mr Iain Smith up, Associate Producer on GRID 2, by putting him on the spot and quizzing him about an aspect of the game that he wasn't privvy to... you know, for shits and giggles.

It might be worth bearing in mind that we also shot this before the list leaked... so just pretend it hasn't for about 8 minutes.

Not up to speed? Then catch up with all the episodes right now...


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Comment #1 by SilvereX
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 08:37:34 PM
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Your hand gestures, man. They're so irritating to watch. After every. single. gesture, you put your hands back together, even if you're then going to immediately gesture again.

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Comment #2 by tmg100
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:16:44 PM
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Wont get those 9 minutes and 56 seconds back.

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Comment #4 by pined5551
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:45:04 PM
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@1 Dammit that's all I can see now...

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Comment #5 by pauly_27
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:49:45 PM
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The fact you were planning on stretching it out even more makes me very happy a potential leak forced your hand. No need to bother watching these now, thank god.

Honestly, this oversaturation has actually put me off the game.

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Comment #6 by pined5551
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:55:20 PM
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Just wait for it: Domination DLC one week after release...

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Comment #7 by pined5551
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:56:27 PM
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@5 I may have made a similar post on a previous episode, but this is one that is actually very good.

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Comment #8 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 10:06:18 PM
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@1: These videos were made with the ulterior motive of being audition tapes for The One Show. Matt Baker's shitting it.

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Comment #9 by Raggle101
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 10:34:39 PM
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Good job on these guys. I'm not really into racing games but I still like watching these videos and they've peaked my interest into this game.

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Comment #10 by Facial La Fleur
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 11:19:28 PM
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Comment #11 by Cinderkin
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 11:48:07 PM
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While I enjoyed this video you gestured the crap out of me with that intro and outro.

I know it seems awkward to just stand there and talk, but you moving your hands that way was rather hard to watch.

I can't wait to play this game though!

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Comment #12 by Monty111
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 02:29:44 AM
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'Princess Die' LOL

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Comment #13 by UberPirateNinja
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 03:27:24 AM
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who knew that Loiue Spence worked here? mind/blown

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Comment #14 by Nitnoid
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 05:22:58 AM
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@1 - I dunno man, he looks rather sexy motioning like that...

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Comment #15 by Total Shinobi
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 05:47:42 AM
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@6 - HBO? what's that?

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Comment #16 by Total Shinobi
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 05:50:22 AM
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@3* fuck knows why I said six.

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Comment #17 by gazmaster1
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 05:50:44 AM
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God dammit my surface won't allow me to view videos on this site and now all I can think about is what this gesturing looks like.

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Comment #18 by ReptilianBuff
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 08:32:44 AM
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That 'Princess Die' one... Wow... Yeah... Just...

With the 10 Car pile up there should have been a reference to the Blues Brothers. A Chicago track, Police Cars, etc...

And the hand gestures aren't all bad. I do that sometimes when I'm trying to explain things to people.

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Comment #19 by Hurricane Of 87
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 09:32:10 AM
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Haha, Princess Die was pretty clever.

When I was making a GRID 2 list for fun (Yeah, lame) I came up with something equally offensive;

Title: Here Comes A New Challenger
Activity: At exactly 73 seconds into a race cause a crash that hits a least 6 other cars
Post-unlock description: Need Another Seven Automobiles (NASA)

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Comment #20 by I mak3 big boom
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 11:11:54 AM
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Too bad the list was actually pretty generic and boring.

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Comment #21 by Hurricane Of 87
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 11:32:39 AM
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#20: This is where you post your suggestions and we judge you.
Oh wait, that won't happen, will it? Tit.

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Comment #22 by Finn Jake n BMO
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 04:04:32 PM
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Iian seems like he has no idea what the hell your talking about.

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Comment #23 by PonySl4ystation
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 02:10:59 AM
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You need to change our profile picture web. You look nothing like that anymore.

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Comment #24 by TheSletchman
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:58:21 AM
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@21: He's right though - read through the list. You see the exact same stuff in almost every racing game - all they've done that's "unique" is give most of the achievements some references for their name/description (most likely because Taylor Swift and Kanye jokes are timeless classics).

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Comment #25 by ResistYourFate
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 12:36:57 PM
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Jesus why is everyone so damn critical of them, it's a pretty decent list and you know what, I'd like to see you guys come up with something better, the did their best with what they were allowed to do.

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Comment #26 by Caramel Cardinal
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 12:38:42 PM
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princess die should have made it in, would have made me by the game just so i could say i have that achievment

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Comment #27 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 01:23:13 PM
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@#20 & #24 - I have one question for you guys: have you watched all the videos?

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Comment #28 by I mak3 big boom
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 01:23:47 PM
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@21 calm down. this is where you comment on the achievement list. Which I just did. Sorry I disagree with you pal

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Comment #29 by I mak3 big boom
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 01:32:24 PM
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@27 no but my point still stands that it's generic. No offense but I honestly didnt care enough to watch an hour worth of talking about an achievement list. If there's an excuse it's a generic list with boring requirements, okay.

Doesn't change the fact it's generic. It's not a bad list at all but it just didn't wow me.

sorry to say it. :/

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Comment #30 by Cinderkin
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 07:27:09 PM
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While I agree that it's generic, it was the developers who basically made it turn out this way. X360A tried to add crazy and fun achievements, but the developer couldn't "track" them.

It sucks, but it is what it is.

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Comment #31 by pauly_27
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:14:32 PM
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True, which means this entire endeavor was fruitless right from the start.

Originally, it seemed like Xbox360a were doing the achievements full stop, no questions asked, but instead the devs just poo poo any idea they didn't like with a vague "we can't track them" excuse, leaving us with a generic list with ancient pop culture references that make "Arrow to the knee" gags look fresh.

And that's the long and short of it. Like #29 said, why would most people watch an hours worth of video to get an achievement list in the first place?

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