MX vs. ATV Alive
MX vs. ATV Alive Getting Dirty in May 2011
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THQ is getting back into the filth business once again with its 10-million selling MX vs. ATV franchise, today announcing MX vs. ATV Alive with an overhauled physics engine to make for the most authentic motocross racer yet, according to the press release.

Apparently, MX vs. ATV Alive will also be supported by "an unprecedented digital content distribution strategy", which essentially means that we'll be bombarded with loads of muddy DLC upon its release.

"With innovative technological advances and an unparalleled variety of content, the MX vs. ATV franchise has always led the pack in the off-road racing genre," said Danny Bilson, THQ Executive Vice President of Core Games. "This year, MX vs. ATV Alive is bringing fans the features they asked for, along with a robust content distribution strategy that offers a great new way for gamers to specialise their experience."

MX vs. ATV Alive also features a new gameplay mechanic called 'Bar-to-Bar' that lets players tussle for the lead by going elbow-to-elbow to shunt each other off track while clashing handlebars. "Combined with the smoother controls and refined terrain deformation, the intense rider collision will make this the most realistic and accessible motocross game yet," said Michael Lustenberger, THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management Online/Digital.

You'll be able to get dirty once again when MX vs. ATV Alive launches in May 2011 for a suggested retail price of $39.99. Check out the first five images from the game in the gallery.


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Comment #1 by EmporerDragon
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:49:22 PM
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Of course, an ass-ton of DLC to compensate for the lower price point. Clever, but annoying.

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Comment #2 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:54:59 PM
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@#1 - It's one of THQ's new incentives, and personally, I think it's rather intuitive and savvy. Win-win for gamers I'd say.

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Comment #3 by JustAFriend
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 01:02:36 PM
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Comment #4 by FoxViper1
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 01:12:55 PM
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@3 lol "Thumb up" you only diserve it because you made me laugh.

OT: Ive wanted to play MX vs ATV since the day the franchise started never did though. Will have to try it out, to bad there is a whole boat load of top of the line games coming out this year. Should be good though and love the price.

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Comment #5 by Skelix
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 01:23:14 PM
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So we will get 60% game on disc 40% game on dlc for $40? Will probably cost $70 for the "full" game. I'm assuming there will also be a $10 code to access 50% of the game on disc and to access 100% of the 40$ on dlc. Wow we're getting closer and closer to the digital distribution and I'm not liking where this is going :(

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Comment #6 by Derekson08
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 01:44:46 PM
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Can't wait !!! Love MX V.S. ATV.

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Comment #7 by Commander Waha
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 02:34:51 PM
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You're going to wind up paying 40 dollars for 40 dollars worth of game, with the rest being held back as paid DLC.

There's no savings here, no consumer benefit.

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Comment #8 by BenIsJammin138
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 02:52:20 PM
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"With innovative technological advances and an unparalleled variety of content, the MX vs. ATV franchise has always led the pack in the off-road racing genre,"

MX vs. ATV are fun games, but to say they've led the pack on off road games? Colin Mcrae's Dirt games shit on this franchise.

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Comment #9 by Barad
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 02:55:32 PM
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Didn't really enjoy the past 2 games, miss this.

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Comment #10 by Vigorous Ninja
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 03:59:37 PM
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When did THQ change there logo? :O

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Comment #11 by Vigorous Ninja
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 04:02:31 PM
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#8 I thought it meant Bike style off-road games? because you can't get cars in this can you? nor can you get Bikes in Dirt? or am I wrong... I know you can get buggy's and monster trucks in MX Vs ATV untamed, but THQ said this is different to the others, well anyway. When did THQ change there logo? D:

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Comment #12 by BenIsJammin138
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 04:19:10 PM
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I just meant the Off-Roading genre in general. I'd choose Dirt over this anyday, and THQ changed their logo just last week.

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Comment #13 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 07:51:40 PM
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Look forward MX vs. ATV Alive!! my birthday in May so I will defo get this game :D

Love MTX/MX AND ATV racing games :D

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Comment #14 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 08:27:14 PM
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@#7 - It's a cheaper entry price point. Whether it costs you the same in the long run is entirely up to you. If you like it, then you will buy the extra content and spend $60 on it. If you didn't or you weren't thrilled with it to the extent that you've had enough, then you won't buy it. At the end of the day though, you'll only be $40 out of pocket rather than $60. How is that a bad thing? It's less risk for you, which is a good thing.

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Comment #15 by Arenazombie
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:10:25 AM
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and half a year later you get the main game for 10$ and the DLC is still 30$ or whatever.
I wont buy such a game new on release day so I would have probably picked it up later when they lower they price but with the DLC staying at the same price the whole game will never be cheap enough.
I just want a full game on a disc, no DLC, no codes, no updates.
A game that has all features it needs, an amount of maps/levels/tracks that keep you entertainened long enough, with acceptable loading times without installing and is rather bugfree right off.
Wasn't that what console gaming was all about in the beginning, put that fucker in, press start and get going?

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Comment #16 by asilent boom
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 04:02:44 AM
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I'm curious if THQ will be using the same pricing strategy for their next Red Faction and Saints Row games.

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Comment #17 by ViNyLek
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 09:58:41 AM
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I miss good old days when every DLC, be it made by community or the devs, was free of charge. Microsoft fucked up this order of things when we would pay $40 for a game and not have to apy anything extra for playing online, DLC's and such. I might be making more money than I was 8 years ago, but I can't justify how the ratio to spending it on games stayed the same. And ppl say we live in better times:-(

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