Better than racing with a pad? Oh yes.
Codemasters is revving its engine ready for the June 30 release of Race Driver: GRID for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. As the first next-gen entry in the hugely popular and critically acclaimed racing series it's sure to be one of the most high-profile racers released this year.
Knowing that our lovely readers don't mind a bit of free stuff, we've teamed up with Codemasters to offer a selection of prizes, including a first prize of the game and an Xbox 360 Microsoft wireless wheel.
First prize: Race Driver: GRID (format of choice), Microsoft wireless 360 wheel, t-shirt, Cap, and key-ring.
5x Runners-up prizes: Race Driver: GRID (format of choice), keyring and t-shirt.
Race Driver: GRID will take players to beautifully realised and dramatic race locations over three continents to compete in an unprecedented variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful race cars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks and championships and then go beyond to compete in challenging city-based competitions, through to road events and urban street races.
In Europe, race gamers will compete on the greatest official tracks in prestige Marques including Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and Pagani.
Iconic cities across the U.S. - including San Francisco, Washington DC and Detroit and each with their own atmosphere and events - play hosts to diverse street races. Here, high-performance V8 muscle cars set the pace in aggressive closely fought pack competitions.
In the Far East, Japanese racing culture sets the tone where night races, including Drift racing, take drivers through neon illuminated cities and to outlying mountain roads. There is also the opportunity to compete in races that operate on the fringes of legality in the back streets and industrial areas of Yokohama.
Race Driver: GRID will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC from June 30 with a DS version to follow.