In a report sent to Examiner.com today Gamepires and Iceberg Interactive have announced the launch of Gas Guzzlers Extreme. Players looking to buy the follow up to Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage can do so at the cool price of $19.99 which is a 20% discount off the regular price of $24.99.
On its surface Gas Guzzlers is a car combat racing game. But like all icebergs it looks to be deeper than that. Players can play normal races or races that have weapons flying. Beyond this players can also participate in deathmatchs and capture the flag. Games can be further customized to make it last man standing. Or even last team standing? Players can even go so far as having 4 teams in any mode. A 4 team CTF mode seems like it would be crazy and makes this gamer laugh with glee thinking about the carnage likely to happen. With 8 players on a server teams of two could make for some very interesting dynamics.
Speaking of servers, Gas Guzzlers Extreme will run on dedicated servers. Your Steam copy will come with the files you need to run one from your computer or an actual server if desired. The server launcher offers a simple GUI interface that makes setting up your server a snap. The player running the server looks to be given a wealth of options. One in particular you may notice is rubber-banding. For those unfamiliar with racing games, rubber-banding allows for racers that are further behind to catch up more easily to keep those in the lead from simply coasting to the finish line. Server managers can choose to have arcade rubber-banding, semi-arcade rubber-banding or no rubber-banding. Meaning they can make it as forgiving as they like. The rubber-banding in and of itself comes through boost, so those that are behind will have to use their skills to catch up. Another interesting option could disallow respaawns in a battle race, once your car is destroyed you are out.
Gas Guzzlers Extreme looks to drift right into the often vacant car combat parking spot in your Steam library and blow things up while doing it. What do you think? Will you be picking up Gas Guzzlers Extreme? Add your Steam name in the comments below and prepare to have bullets spraying through your passenger window.