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Blur - Xbox 360

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  • Real Racing - Stunning racing environments in real world locations and licensed cars that look and feel great
  • Power-ups - Collect addictive dynamic power-ups and use them independently or combo three of the same power-up strategically to gain an advantage over your competition
  • Cinematic Realism - Experience insane collisions with licensed photo-realistic cars flipping and rolling with panels crumpling and bumpers ripping off - all brought to life with panning, cinematic camera work
  • Multi-player - Features 4-player split-screen and online multiplayer supporting competitive and cooperative game play for up to 20 racers, including team racing, objective based events and custom groups
  • Unique multiplayer modes are immediately shared through Blur's social network

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Platform: Xbox 360

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Blur is the ultimate racing experience, dropping you into heart-pumping, electrified in-the-pack action with 20 cars targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint. Intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, as well as defensive shields, nitro speed boosts, and landmines create realistic damage and destruction. Featuring 4-player split-screen action that offers you a new kind of racing experience, one that allows you to race with your friends and as part of a network of players in high intensity competition and fun. The new racing game from the award-winning team at Bizarre Creations delivers the most intense and fun racing experience ever. Beyond the action-packed tracks filled with fast curves, sneaky alternate routes, and hair-raising jumps, Blur’s story unfolds through a unique and innovative community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. Build a community of allies, rivals and fans where you can share personalized racing experiences with friends both inside and outside the game. Blur is non-stop racing competition, intense and neck-and-neck action ensuring you’re always in the race and battling for position.

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Blur is the ultimate powered-up racing experience, dropping you into electrified action with a mass of cars targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint in both single player and multiplayer action. Travel the globe from L.A. and San Francisco to Spain, the UK and more to take on the best the streets have to offer. Utilize an arsenal of power-ups like nitro speed boosts, shock attacks, defensive shields, and landmines to beat your rivals across the finish line. You choose how and when to use your arsenal of powerups for ultimate impact in a race where the outcome is never certain.

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Two cars racing all out to be the first to pick-up a power-up in 'Blur'
Arcade style racing.
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An electrified power-up unleashed on an opponent in 'Blur'
Addictively devastating powerups
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Car speeding solo down a course at sunset in 'Blur'
Realistic damage and beautiful in-game environments.
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Two cars racing side-by-side in a tunnel in 'Blur'
Tons of locations and 50+ licensed cars.
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Story
In Blur the storyline plays out in the single player campaign. Here players assume the role of an up-and-coming racer who is looking to make a name for himself in the underground racing scene, but the competition is fierce. As you take on the series of races, you'll meet a bunch of recurring characters. Some of these characters will be rivals, others perhaps will act as mentors, and some may be something else entirely. The only thing that is certain in the world of Blur is that in a race there are winners and losers, and racers will do anything to reach the finish line first.

Gameplay
Although filled with the beautifully elaborate racing environments, realistic damage effects and a long list of available cars usually only found in simulation racers, Blur is an arcade racer through and through. Its single player campaign revolves around the game's Career Mode, while in multiplayer there are additional options, including customizable cooperative and competitive races. In both of these though the second-to-second, fast-paced action is rooted in the wealth of powerups strewn throughout the track. These are addictive in their use and dramatic and devastating when used against opposing racers. With each successive race that players engage in they will use their collection of powerups to engage in vehicular combat of all sorts as they make their way to the finish. The game employs a fictional in-game social networking system allowing communication between drivers, and through this a way for players to establish alliances, find mentors and get familiar with the tactics of opponents. Monetary rewards are accumulated by drivers not only for success in competition, but by generous fans earned during races and for predetermined side challenges within races, proposed by those same fans. With the cash accumulated through all these, players can buy new cars and upgrade their ability to use powerups and keep their career going.

Powerups
An impressive array of powerups are part and parcel to the vehicular combat that takes place Blur. These are spread across each of the game's tracks and for the most part can be used at any time. Drivers start out with the ability to sock away up to two of these, but with success players can upgrade to add additional slots and even increase the potency of the powerups that they have. Powerups in the game include:

  • Shock - An electromagnetic pulse that homes in on the nearest car or packs of cars, surrounding you.
  • Barge - An energy wave weapon designed to be unleashed at close range to hurl enemy drivers off course.
  • Shunt - A forward firing projectile that can be used to bring you closer to competitors or blast them out of the way.
  • Nitro - A short, powerful speed boost designed to get the driver back in contention when he/she falls behind.
  • Mines - Explosive devices dropped out on to the track that blow apart any car that runs them over.
  • Repair - A way to regain health without making a pit stop at a repair shop. Unlike other powerups, these are used instantly instead of being stored for later use.

Multiplayer Support and Game Modes
Blur is designed from the ground up to provide an enthralling multiplayer experience both online and offline. Online players with enjoy support for up to 20 player races, while local offline play features 2-4 player, four-way split screen support through a single console and up to 20 player support via system link console configurations. Within races players will have the choice to play either competitively and cooperative, in a variety of play modes that offer a mix of customization and automation. Just a few of the race parameters that can be customized are locale, car class and number of racers. Players can also choose to let the game handle the specifics of race particulars with World Tour mode, which will string together race after race randomly, allowing friends to simply concentrate on the fun.

Tracks and Cars
The gameworld of Blur contains an impressive array of tracks and cars. Players can expect to pile up the powerups and put the pedal to the metal across tracks set throughout 14 real cities and other locations throughout the world, each of these featuring recognizable streets and landmarks. Just a few of these include, London, San Francisco, Barcelona and Los Angeles. The game is also filled with over 50 fully licensed cars, unlockable and purchasable throughout the game.

Key Game Features

  • Powerups - Collect a variety of addictive dynamic powerups and use them independently or combo them strategically to take out your opponents.
  • Real Racing - Dramatic collisions, realistic damage, stunning racing environments, real world locations and more than 50 licensed photo-realistic cars from the top manufacturers around the world.
  • Social Network - Unique story-driving social network interface evolves as you compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in game and in real life.
  • Multiplayer Support - Features online multiplayer supporting competitive and cooperative game play for up to 20 racers and 4 player split-screen multiplayer in local offline play.
  • Multiple Reward System - Players can receive cash rewards to be used in-game in multiple ways including: winning races, gifts from in-game fans, and by completing fan determined side challenges.

Product Information

Platform:Xbox 360
ASIN B002AQNT14
Release date May 25, 2010
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #9,977 in videogames
#680 in Video Games > Xbox 360 > Games
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Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
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By J. N. Gillespie on May 26, 2010
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I am not a major league gamer and I may very well be the worst online racer ever! But that doesn't stop me from trying new things. I used to be great at Gran Turisimo (sp?) on Playstation (not 2 but 1). The next racing game I tried was Burnout but I didn't have the internet. I was pretty good. But when I got my 360 and got online with the same game. I was ALWAYS in last place. Then Burnout Paradise came out and now I had to drive around a city. I like arrows and directions and a track, not free open space. I like arcarde, blowing stuff up and dodging things, taking shortcuts! This all come in BLUR. I bought split/second first because I didn't like the beta of BLUR, and that game is okay compared to BLUR. I got BLUR yesterday and became addicted. I haven't been addicted to a racing game since Burnout Takedown on PS2. I love the style of the game. It feels very sleek and the cars look amazing. The career mode I never really do because I always lose, but even with my horrible driving I came in first on some races. The games is so fluid in motion and easy to play that even when I came in last, I didn't mind pressing retry. The career seems like it will get more difficult, pitting you again 20 CPU drivers. But I was glad to see my ranking for career didn't really seem to effect my ranking online. I started out a rank 1 and ending in rank 4 in one hour (even when I lost I got points!). The one person talking was very nice and it seems less skill driving then good timimg and hopefully some good aiming. I don't know how to drift for anything on this game, just can't do it! But I still came in 1st once. I will stop rambling on and give some pros and cons.

Pros
1. Fluid motion
2. Powerups (all of them) are fun and usefull
3. No great skill needed
4. Style is top notch
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By tm13 on December 18, 2012
Platform for Display: Xbox 360 Verified Purchase
I love this game. It's like Mario Kart but without characters, and with realistic tracks/cars/etc. It's like other racing games, where you, well, race to the finish line, except you collect items to try to knock out your opponents. For example, you can drop mines on the track, and if someone hits one BOOM they get hurt pretty bad, and it sets them back (because everyone passes them). Lightening sets lightening fields on the track, which slows cars down if they run into them. And of course, there are healing and protection items you can collect to, to help yourself stay in the game. You can also play with up to four players (locally) and more online. It's a real fun game overall.
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This game is like super mario cart on crack! You have some of the same kind of weapons so it all feels really familiar and just as mario is completely fun. I've played the multiplayer a lot and the different kinds of races are all extremely fun not to mention that it seems like they have an endless amount of tracks! My friend and I were playing last night for about five to six hours straight and still didn't see all the tracks. Racing death match, derby death match, and regular racing. They are all amazing and fun, If you're here looking for a multiplayer splitscreen offline or online game that's not just a racing game and is fun you've found it. Buy it my friends, buy it.
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I ordered this game (per request) for my 11 year old son. Not surprising that he and his 14 year old brother loved it. What was surprising is that my 13 year old daughter loved it as well. Fast paced enough for a teen boy, entertaining enough for a teen girl, and just what my tween wanted. Just goes to show that it doesn't have to be the latest and greatest for a kid to enjoy it.
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Wonderfully fun game for all looking for a racing game that goes back to the basics. No clean cut circuit tracks for Blur. No, this goes off road and through citys. Which, in my opinion, is the way to race. Cars are shiny and explode nicely. Power ups are cool to use with almost all of them have at least one secondary feature. Online play is nice and a lot of fun but prepare to get your butt handed to you during early matches. Overall 5/5 great game and I recommend to all looking for a racing game.
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This has been the biggest hit this Christmas besides Halo 4. We have three boys and a girl ranging in ages from 15 to 7. All four of them like to play together and dad likes to join in and help the youngest. They do say the cars are different from each other not just in body style but how they race. These differences often get the blame for losses rather than driver error! We don't have Wii and Mario Cart, but we think this is pretty close!
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Okay, I REALLY suck at racing games. No one ever wanted to race against me until this game showed up. It's great for every caliber of player -- even me! The power-ups are really helpful and the graphics are really fun and cool without overwhelming the game itself. A must have for new inductees into gaming geekdom.
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The battle option has consistently resulted in lots of family fun -- fast-paced, good graphics, challenging, and lots of opportunities to zap the competititon. Years ago, we had similar fun playing Mario Kart. The game gets competitive juices flowing (I often end up on the edge of the seat contorting my body -- to no particular good effect, of course), we laugh a lot, and it is just plain fun. The pure racing option is good, too, but we enjoy shooting at each other in the battle option. This game has definitely been worth it's price many times over.
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