Race for the New Year

Happy New Year drivers! Let 2014 be your year to race to the top and edge out the competition. Invite your friends to join you in the game to rev up some of those in-game resolutions that you’ve been hoping to make around Eat My Dust!

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Floor it into the new year by setting new goals for yourself in the game. Go head to head with your rivals and take them out to clear your path to victory on the tracks and around the Combat Zone. There’s no better time than now to boost up your lap time, increase your speed, climb that leader board, and win it all for your team. Let Eat My Dust fuel your need for speed this year and don’t forget to have a blistering good time while you’re at it!

Wrench’s Fun Fact: Benefits of Racing Games

Did you know that all the exciting practices you had on the racing circuit actually preps you for the real world? Find out how your Eat My Dust gaming experience can help you develop psychologically and physically, while having tons of fun at the same time!

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Research has shown that players of racing games experience a thrill and fulfillment that they cannot experience in real life. The excitement helps you relieve stress and it keeps you in a happy mood. The joy of winning in a competition gets your heart rate up, which affects your brain activity positively.

Racing games are also a great way to get you prepped for your driving lessons in real life. Although we should never mix up reality with the make-believe world in Eat My Dust, car games makes you a more attentive and cautious person when you are behind the wheel.

Finally, car games can also improve your hand-eye coordination. Since games like Eat My Dust requires you to maneuver with precision and make judgments within a split second, you need utmost concentration and determination to win and excel in the game.

See for yourself the positive influence of car racing games by logging into Eat My Dust today, and experience the exhilarating competition first-hand!

EMD Challenge: International Friends Day!

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal in your custom cool racing machine? Then get ready because we have an Eat My Dust challenge for you to take on! In honor of International Friend’s Day, we are inviting both Dragons and Scorpions to hit the tracks in a face paced race to the finish line. Think you have what it takes to show your friends how you’ve master maneuvering through our most challenging tracks?

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Join with your fellow Eat My Dust racers from around the world to not only celebrate friendship and make new racing pals but to also see who has what it takes to take the top spot! When it comes to mastering the tracks, a little friendly competition and practice on the tracks can be just what you need to be the legendary racer that you’ve always wanted to be.

There’s no better day than today to show of your driving skills, so start connecting with your fellow racers from around the globe! Do you have what it takes to call yourself one of Eat My Dusts’ elite international racers?

Wrench’s Facts: The Racing Circuit

How much do you know about the history of car racing and modern day Racing Circuits? With the invention of gas powered automobiles, it didn’t take much time for competitive racing events to rise in popularity. The earliest signs of these organized events are often rooted in France during 1880s and 1890s. Through the years, as interest in the sport grew, professional Racing Circuits began popping up around the globe. Eventually making way for your online racing world at Eat My Dust!

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When you hit the Racing Circuit in our fast passed online world, which tracks do you prefer? Do you spend your time driving your racing machine through underwater tunnels? Or do you prefer the historic roads of Egpyt? While we know all there is to know about the challenges on our roads, it’s time that you let us know what you have to say about the Racing Circuit tracks!

 

 

Are You in the Lead?

Have you been racking up major points and driving your way toward victory for your team? Whether you’re a Dragon or Scorpion, making your way onto the Racing Circuit LeaderBoard is a victory like no other. After you kill some zombies and finish trash talking your opponent, head to the races to burn some serious rubber. It is important you vamp up your ride to give you the best chance of defeating your racing foes!

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Today’s leader has a serious head start on the rest of the players, so rev your engine and start trying to make your way to the top! You can also check out the Team Scoreboard where the Dragons currently have a big lead on the Scorpions. Don’t let your team fall behind, hop in your ride and start killing some zombies and earning some serious points! No matter which team you’re on, however, making your way onto the LeaderBoard will give you some bragging rights and a chance to show Dragons and Scorpions alike who the real leader is!

Wrench’s Facts: Building the Ultimate Dusting Machine

While skill plays a major role in a racer’s success, every driver knows they cannot rely on a hunk of junk to win every time.  A car is more than a piece of metal on wheels—it is an extension of the driver.  The best racers put great effort into designing a car that meets every one of their needs.  By understanding the various aspects of their car, a driver can dominate the circuit.  To begin working on your vehicle head to the Mechanic Shop.

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The first pieces of the puzzle lie in the car’s exterior.  Choose the body kit that best embodies your racing style.  Want to show your rivals that you are one tough driver?  Try out a tank chassis.  Are you a proud member of the Dragons whose skills are as hot as the creature you represent?  Equip your car with a dragon’s head on the front end.  Perhaps you want to instill fear in the hearts of the Scorpions’ foes?  Add a scorpion tail to the rear of your car to show that you mean business.  The Mechanic Shop has a ton of body kits, tires, and skins to choose from that best fit your style.  Also, keep in mind that different parts affect your stats differently.  Compare your choices to see which design best meets your needs in terms of function and appearance.

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When in a race between the Dragons and Scorpions, disputes are not simply settled when one crosses the finish line.  The Racing Circuit is a battlefield and savvy drivers understand that their vehicles must possess a balance of speed and power.  Much like choosing your car’s body kit, think about your driving style when selecting your weapons.  Do you want big, in-your-face weapons like the lightning gun or plasma cannon?  Or perhaps you like to build upon a huge lead with traps like the land mine launcher?  Whatever your tastes, make sure to incorporate these into the final design of your car.

A well-designed car will enhance your driving abilities.  You will notice the difference when you enter the circuit and decimate your rivals—leaving them in your dust.  However, first you must do some research on the best body kits and weapons that fit your style.  Start thinking about the message you want to send to other racers and begin building!

Lead Your Team to Victory

The battle for dominance rages on between the Dragons and Scorpions—which side are you on?  While drivers on either side debate about whose team is better, there is one way to decide which force is truly number one: the Team Scoreboard.

chrome2013-06-2413-32-42-85_zps38f99758Check the Team Scoreboard located next to the Racing Circuit’s entrance before each race to determine how much of a lead your team possesses or the amount of ground you need to make up to even the playing field.  The scoreboard takes a number of factors into consideration such as drivers’ racing times, place finishes, and the number of enemies dusted.  It takes a well-rounded team to be number one and getting your team into a winning position is as much a team effort as it is an individual accomplishment.

chrome2013-06-2413-33-18-74_zps0f40b0c0Your rivals may disagree with you on which team is better but ultimately, talk is cheap.  Round up your crew and let your driving do the talking.  At the end of a hard day’s work, you will be able to point to the Team Scoreboard to silence your critics and prove once-and-for-all which team owns the streets.

Wrench’s Fact- What’s your Racing Style?

Whether you realize it or not, each racer has their own style when it comes to winning a race. As you’ll see, each of these racing styles has their own weaknesses and strengths. However, you will often find that the racers who consistently finish near the top have chosen a style that fits their personality and then, through hard work and perseverance, perfected it by minimizing its weaknesses and maximizing its strengths.

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Run and Gun

Run and Gun racers provide some of the most interesting races on the tracks. Their primary goal each race is to stay in the thick of the action by constantly shooting their opponents and staying with the pack. These racers live for thrill of dusting their opponents and gradually pulling ahead after devastating their opponents. To hang with this crowd, you must be one tough cookie!

Lead Driver

Lead Drivers are their own special breed. This select group solely relies on speed and handling. Rather than collecting ammo, they focus on amassing as much nitro as they can in order to gain a large lead. These racers are unconcerned with their opponents and ignore retaliation because they are so intent on achieving maximum speed and working their way to a massive lead. However, lead drivers tend to struggle and lose close races if they can’t establish a big lead.

Support

Support drivers are by far the rarest type found on the race track. Support drivers usually work as a team with a lead driver or two and focus on helping them win the race. Rather than seeking glory for themselves, Support drivers use their weapons and cunning to slow down other racers allowing their teammates focus on building a substantial lead. These team players are not concerned with earning the top podium spot for themselves but rather seek to better their team as a whole.

The Late Bloomer

Late Bloomers are all about high risk and high reward. Easily the source of the most exciting finishes, Late Bloomers focus on establishing their lead as late as possible. These racers stay in the middle of the pack for most of the race, but unlike Run and Gun racers, they keep a low profile. Because they are often overlooked and typically don’t surface as a threat until late in the race, Late Bloomers lull their opponents into a false sense of security. However, during the last half lap or so, these drivers spring into action and do whatever it takes to eek out a win.

Now that you know a little bit more about these different racing styles, be sure to head out to the track and try them out. Once you find a style that suits your personality best, make sure to practice it and build your car in a way that can maximize its strengths.

Unlocking Egypt’s Ancient Power

Thousands of years ago, Egypt’s might was known across the world, its power embodied in its massive pyramids, towering statues of deities, and beautiful hieroglyphics of pharaohs and Egyptian life.  As the sands of time swept through the once-mighty nation, its history has been preserved in ancient relics.  However, many secrets dwell within the tombs, waiting to be claimed by a brave soul.

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According to Egyptian legend, Ra, the God of the sun, harnessed an incredible power drawing from solar energy.  As the sun God, Ra was unparalleled in his strength and speed, being able to wield the sun’s energy and travel at the speed of light.  Due to his abilities, he was the unquestioned head deity and ruler of Egypt.

However, Ra’s fellow gods grew tired of his reign and devised a plan to overthrow their leader.  Led by Anubis, the god of the underworld, the Egyptian deities rebelled against Ra and stripped him of his power.  Unable to wield the sun’s might for themselves, the gods locked Ra’s power inside artifacts hidden in pyramids protected by deadly traps.  As centuries passed, the Egyptian gods faded away into myth, leaving only ruins and relics to tell of their tales.

The History of Snowy Cliffs

The mystical Snowy Cliffs were always thought to be uninhabitable and dangerous, no place for someone to race. But when a few brave explorers finally climbed to the top, they discovered that they were wrong. On the three peaks of the Snowy Cliffs were three raceways left by an ancient culture, perfectly preserved in pristine condition.

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Further exploration of the Snowy Cliffs has revealed an ancient tribal village, abandoned without any trace of the people that once lived there or why they might have left so suddenly. The village was centered around hot springs, the bursts of hot steam providing much-needed warmth to the chill that envelopes the Snowy Cliffs. Perhaps there was some sort of volcanic activity that had scared the villagers off, activity that ultimately did not result in anything.
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