Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    


  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff
 

Will you buy a Nintendo Switch?

Yes
No
Need More Information


Game Profile
INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
Multiplatform
PUBLISHER:
Atari
DEVELOPER:
Reflections Interactive
GENRE: Driving
PLAYERS:   1
RELEASE DATE:
June 21, 2004
ESRB RATING:
Mature
IN THE SERIES
Driver: San Francisco

Driver: San Francisco

Driver: San Francisco

Driver: San Francisco

Driver 76

More in this Series
RELATED GAMES
DRIV3R
DRIV3R
 Written by John Scalzo  on June 30, 2004

News: Amid reports of strong sales, Atari is accused of buying high scores for Driver 3 from UK publishers.



Scandal is brewing for Atari's Driver 3 as high profile UK news sites SPOnG and gamesindustry.biz are reporting that Atari may have "bought" high scores for the game in exchange for access to early review code.

The situation began on the SPOnG message boards as a poster named "Intello Jello" proceeded to say that he worked for a UK games magazine and that in exchange for early review code for Driver 3 (and the first reviews anywhere), Atari demanded a score of 9 out of 10. Interestingly, PSM2 UK, one of the first magazines to publish a review, gave the game a 90 out of 100. Another UK magazine, Xbox World, was given a sticker on the Driver 3 promoting the high score (again, 9/10) they awarded the game. Both magazines are published by Future Publishing.

SPOnG and gamesindustry.biz have both written excellent articles on this growing controversy that I think anyone interested in game journalism should read.

Meanwhile, Atari has released a press release crowing that Driver 3 topped the UK sales charts for the PS2 and the Xbox during it's first week of release.

This is going to get very interesting before it's all over. We here at Gaming Target will keep you posted on all of Driver 3 happenings and we'll have our own Driver 3 reviews very soon.



User Comments

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Now Available As Standalone Title


Lock’s Quest is Now Set for Release Next Month on Xbox One, PS4 and PC


Scanner Sombre Set For Release on PC Later This Week From Introversion Software


Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 1 Review - A Great Opener Where Everyone Has Their Moment


FIFA 17 Now Available in EA Access Vault Exclusively on Xbox One


Xbox Live Games with Gold Titles Revealed for May 2017


Cities: Skylines Now Available Digitally From Paradox on Xbox One


Elex Prologue Trailer Released by Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic


Call of Duty: WWII Officially Unveiled by Activision and Sledgehammer Games


Portal Knights Demo Now Available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4






Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS