MotoGP13 Videogame Available NowIt’s that time of the year when MotoGP releases its newest video game. Available now for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, OnLive, PlayStation3 and PlayStationVita, MotoGP13 was developed with the widely recognized racing videogame developers Milestone.
The newest game features a “reboot” for the series, with pure simulation receiving the most attention.Michele Caletti (MotoGP13’s Game Director) says: “This is just the beginning. We have a lot of new content and surprises for MotoGP lovers. We want to extend the longevity of the game and we’re sure that players won’t get bored.”MotoGP™13 is the official video game of one of the most famous brands in sports, and features all the tracks and riders of the 2013 MotoGP™ season (including Moto2 and Moto3).It is loyal to MotoGP´s™ spirit in all aspects of the game, from photorealistic graphics to TV style interface, including menus and sounds, which are the main features of Milestone’s new Masterpiece.Thanks to a realistic handling, players can really feel the bike in their hands and can choose to ride with scalable aids or in pure simulation mode for real fans. A distinctive new career mode, with first person elements like 3D pits and helmet views, grants a full immersion in the rider’s shoes!The MotoGP13 Game Modes include: Grand Prix – where the player can select one of the official riders and teams, the track, the category and bike; World Championship – In this game mode the player has to prove his riding abilities riding through the entire MotoGP 2013 World Championship in the Moto3, Moto2 or MotoGP categories.Instant Race – takes the player directly into the action; Career – The brand new career mode has been created to take the player, race after race, from his debut to his MotoGP World Champion title; Split screen – local multiplayer to enjoy the MotoGP experience with friends; Online Multiplayer – Players can race against their friends in Grand Prix game mode or for the entire 2013 Championship.Plus, for all MotoGP lovers, Milestone has included the special DLC – MotoGP13 2012 Top Riders. This will offer the last chance to ride in Casey Stoner shoes, be Valentino Rossi during his Ducati season, and experience the last year of Andrea Dovizioso in Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team colors, giving players the adrenaline of the 2012 season with 8 champions and 4 Teams/Bikes. This downloadable content is available for purchase at the PlaystationStore and for 400 Microsoft points on XBOX Live.Also, follow the MotoGP Video Game on Facebook and YouTube, and check out the #motogpvideogame or #motogpthegame twitter hashtag.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!