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As WP's managing editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.


'DRIV3R' Gets Exclusive Content & Release Date

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PST

DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. The PC version of Driv3r will feature a new level and additional footage, release date is set for March 2005. Read more for details ..

The DRIVER series chronicles the exploits of Tanner, a ruthless undercover cop and a fearless driver; DRIV3R sees him immersed in a global car theft ring. A mysterious buyer has ordered 40 stolen high performance cars. Tanner wants to know who the buyer is, and he intends to stop the deal going through; but he is always one step away from his cover being blown, and time is running out.

Following the massively successful console version, Driv3r for the personal computer features an all new level exclusive to the PC release. The level is set between 'Gators Yacht' and 'Trapped' and is called 'The Hit'. It features an assassination attempt on Tanner and a tense, hot pursuit which makes the most of Miami's waterfront location and the variety of vehicles it calls for. The PC version will also see additions in other areas including for the first time the full 12 minute long DRIV3R 'making of' movie.

Atari has worked very closely with NVIDIA on DRIV3R for the PC to ensure the game is fully tested and tailored to support NVIDIA graphics cards, with NVIDIA providing additional after-sales technical support.

DRIV3R features three mammoth, wide-open city environments that set the tone for the action to follow: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey.

Atari has signed a blockbuster Hollywood cast to lend voices to DRIV3R. Michael Madsen, Ving Rhames, Mickey Rourke and Michelle Rodriguez play the lead roles in the third instalment of the gritty, crime-fighting Driver video game series, one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.

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