Blur Impressions [beta]

The Blur beta started today on the 360, and yours truly was able to score a code. Let me say this: Think Burnout Paradise + licensed cars + Mario Kart – annoying powerup randomness + the leveling mechanic of Call of Duty = the best online racing experience I’ve ever had. I knew this just fifteen minutes in. Each race is about 5 minutes long and is intense, pretty, and wonderful throughout the entire course. If they make no major changes in the negative, this is a must buy. Now to get it on PS3 or 360?

More Blur Goodness

Earlier today, I mentioned that Bizarre Creations is going crazy giving away beta keys to many websites for their new game, Blur. Let me be a little more descriptive about the game. Think Call of Duty 4 meets Project Gotham Racing meets Burnout Paradise.

Yes, you race for experience and go up in rank. As you get higher, you can unlock powerups and mods for your cars. Giantbomb has got a great video up with one of the games designers. I really love the look of this game. There is so much more mentioned in the video.

The beta opens March 8. It’s for the 360, but I think I’ll pick up the PS3 version.

Note: The Giant Bomb video doesn’t embed into our RSS. (Geesh). Those of you RSS readers need to head on over to the site for a look. Come on in to our house and stop looking through the windows. It’s creepy.