Codemasters Shows Off Its Fancy FUEL GPS
Written Thursday, April 23, 2009 By Dan Webb
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Simply put, Codemasters were going to need a pretty nifty GPS for FUEL to  even come close to working. I mean, how else would you be able to navigate freely around the 5,000 square mile landscape? Judging by the video and screens, it looks solid, but you can't help but think it'll ruin the whole immersion aspect. How will it work you ask?  Well ...

"With a succession of flowing arrows, that guide gamers from checkpoint to chequered flag, FUEL’s elegant solution calculates routes dynamically and constantly updates according to vehicle position, in conjunction with a mini-map which pinpoints each racer’s location."

"However in FUEL the suggested route is not always the quickest. As players master their vehicles they can take on riskier – and potentially more rewarding – shortcuts, veering off the suggested line. The GPS system can also be turned off for the ultimate man and machine versus Mother Nature challenge."

Check out the GPS screens for FUEL in its gallery here.


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Comment #1 by MasonW94
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:49:44 PM
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I want this game. NOW!

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Comment #2 by mksystem74
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:51:10 PM
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Hmmm... Interesting. Gonna rent this for sure, dunno about buying it.

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Comment #3 by Wabbytax
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:51:35 PM
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This Game looks pretty sweet

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Comment #4 by II M1CK3H II
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:51:59 PM
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Looks sweet!

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Comment #5 by ZEN0M0RPH
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:54:06 PM
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Comment #6 by Dirty130
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:55:38 PM
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OMG, I NEED THIS !!!!!!!!!!! oh, and UFC 09

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Comment #7 by shaitanpt
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:58:59 PM
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sucks imho.... the gps system, not the game... a tradicional map waypoint would do the trick i guess... the video is kinda cool though!

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Comment #8 by l.maciver
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 02:59:13 PM
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looks good, me want

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Comment #9 by Gackt
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:04:01 PM
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I usually don't care much for racing games but this one looks fun, definitely going to give it a try when it comes out.

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Comment #10 by DevilDog7856
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:04:38 PM
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Looks really cool!

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Comment #11 by Zmoke
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:09:38 PM
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Looks impressive

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Comment #12 by asilent boom
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:42:52 PM
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Codemasters are best racing game developers imo. Both Grid and Dirt were good, and this looks even better. GPS system looks good, I think an arrow at the top of the screen is confusing sometimes and not alway accurate, this one at least hi-lites the path.

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Comment #13 by kizwiz
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:49:33 PM
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wow this actually looks good. Beats Motorstorm easily

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Comment #14 by jungli5t
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 03:54:24 PM
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codemasters are on another level with graphics

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Comment #15 by blitz7287
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:01:43 PM
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I really cant wait another month for this game its killing me. Codemasters rule when it comes to racing games.

GRiD, DiRT now this is just pure awesome.

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Comment #16 by its delicious
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:05:56 PM
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If my GPS came with that music, I'd get another GPS.

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Comment #17 by DigitALbuTtoN
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:17:11 PM
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who does that song.... and song looks good too....

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Comment #18 by Travo0318
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:25:27 PM
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looks great, cant wait til may 26th!!!

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Comment #19 by KillTheft_Echo
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:34:27 PM
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Ah. Im sure there will be an option to turn GPS off. Might be kinda hard to get around though :P

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Comment #20 by blitz7287
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:37:23 PM
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There is "The GPS system can also be turned off for the ultimate man and machine versus Mother Nature challenge."

Bottom paragraph ;)

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Comment #21 by Xtrovert
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 04:57:15 PM
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@#16 gps doesn't come with music ya tit lol

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Comment #22 by MakoBallistic
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 05:03:56 PM
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blatantly getting this, looks awesome.

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Comment #23 by Seamus McLimey
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 06:54:11 PM
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A really cool concept for a racing game, hope it plays as good as it looks.

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Comment #24 by Mozza FTW
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 07:42:55 PM
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Damn... my never ending wishlist gets yet another game on it.

This and UFC have impressed me recently.

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Comment #25 by youre so bastos
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 11:59:20 PM
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Jeez, this game is gonna be awesome.

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Comment #26 by II KaotiK
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 12:39:02 AM
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How about a release date for Op Flashpoint 2...

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Comment #27 by MrXtr3me
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 01:01:11 AM
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Dont like the GPS, its too distracting

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Comment #28 by FlimFlam
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 02:02:41 AM
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Dammit... UFC, Prototype, Batman, Fight Night Round 4, GH: Metallica and now this? In the summer??? My poor wallet... Thank you gaming Gods, thank you!

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Comment #29 by TheWarriorElite
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 07:09:39 AM
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looks funky

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Comment #30 by Mtld
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 07:48:59 AM
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Test Drive Unlimited had a working GPS on the minimap... It's not SOOOO innovative.

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Comment #31 by EnkiduV3
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 01:03:52 PM
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Codemasters... you've come a long since the Game Genie :P

With the sad shape Need for Speed games are in lately, I'm so happy someone is putting out great racing games. Burnout was amazing, but the new content has been... somewhat disappointing. This makes the Codemasters games that much better to me.

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Comment #32 by Nicespliff
Friday, May 01, 2009 @ 06:09:08 AM
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This game looks amaazing, the graphics, gameplay. Yeah I think they need to have an option to change to what GPS you would like to use.

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