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TT Isle of Man – Ride the Edge announced for 2017

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Riding a motorcycle is sort of stupid. You’ve got half the wheels available to you, a massive exposure to elements that want you dead and the risk of sending a chap driving a VW Golf with go-faster stripes painted on the side into a massive rage for daring to lane-split ahead of him. Stupid…ly awesome stuff. So what’s better than actually having a high-end motorcycle to ride around on when the weather is perfect?

Having that same motorcycle on one of the deadliest annual races around, in the International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race. A 109 years of tight corners, narrow roads and possibly a chance to become the 142nd fatality of this legendary road circuit. It’s an event that has been suprisingly ignored in recent years, save for a handful of TT games in the PS2 era that captured the spirit of Welsh race.

Well good news! There’s an official Isle of Mann game on the way! Bad news, it’s being headed up by Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn Games, the same folks responsible for Motorcycle Club, MotoGP 15 and the rally not good WRC 4 and 5 games. Not related to the Knights of Ren. Uuurrrrrgghhhh. According to the press release, Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn will map the entire 37 mile Isle of Mann course, with assistance from the Isle of Man government.

“The partnership between Bigben Interactive and the Isle of Man Government represents an opportunity not only to generate additional commercial income but also to increase the profile of the TT Races and broaden the event’s appeal to a wider, younger demographic working alongside a world class partner in the gaming world,” said head of software at Bigben Interactive Benoît Clerc in the press release.

For several years now, our team works together with Kylotonn’s developers to create and offer the best depictions of some of the most spectacular racing events like the Isle of Man TT races or the World Rally Championship. By creating 1/1 the iconic 37¾ miles of the race, we already know that all the motorbike fans will feel the speed and the excitement of being part of the Isle of Man TT races.

Look, these guys make alright games. Which just doesn’t cut it when it comes to motorsports. Previous motorcycle games from the crew are exercises in the humdrum, boring events of one of the most dangerous sports ever allowed. Getting on a digital motorcycle should feel like one wrong gear away from an exhilarating and instant death, not a merry scoot where even a perfect corner fails to elicit anything more emotional than a yawn.

Prove me wrong however, and I’ll gladly print these words out and eat them with a liberal splash of Blair’s Death Sauce on top. TT Isle of Mann – Ride the Edge, is out next year on current-gen consoles and PC.

Last Updated: April 18, 2016

25 Comments

  1. I get sent into massive rage by arseholes on scooters who lane split to get in front of you then proceed to ride slower than you were driving, usually in the right hand lane.

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    • Loftus

      April 18, 2016 at 11:07

      Them crazy organ donors!

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 18, 2016 at 11:13

      Yea.
      But it also confuses the hell out of me when they sit in traffic, like the cars, waiting in line and don’t just drive around the still-standing traffic.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 18, 2016 at 11:21

        For the glory of Satan

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 18, 2016 at 11:21

          LOL
          That seems pretty much like the only reason.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 18, 2016 at 11:21

        One of my favourites is idiots trying to split the lane at lane merges.

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 18, 2016 at 11:25

          I have no issue with motorcycles driving between the lanes. It’s perfectly fine. I’ve done that many times myself.
          But don’t take chances when you’re a tonne lighter than your fellow road goer and don’t drive past traffic on the yellow lane, if I hit you then, it’s your problem.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 11:29

            I don’t have a problem with lane splitting either, just don’t mess other road users around while doing it.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 11:30

            Yes. Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 18, 2016 at 11:21

      Here we have pricks who drill holes in their silencers, because driving around on a noisy scooter gets you laid I guess?

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 11:21

        Becoz it’s street style yo.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 11:25

          I’d like to see their faces on the street

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 18, 2016 at 11:22

        “Hier kom pappa!”

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 11:26

          Op sy water scooter

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 11:33

            Much like my sex life, I could only last a minute. Fucking Afrikaans music.

            Although now I’m reminded of Poenie riding his scooter naked (except for his helmet) in Lipstiek Dipstiek.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 11:33

            Afrikaans as language, awesome.
            Afrikaans as music, awful.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 11:34

            LOL

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 11:45

            Sounds like I should be glad that I can’t watch that.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 11:51

            Let’s just say it’s… bad… and leave it there.

  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 18, 2016 at 11:21

    heh nice header

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 18, 2016 at 11:33

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 18, 2016 at 11:35

      It’s amazing how he can drive that fast with balls that big

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 18, 2016 at 11:49

        IKR?

        There are some sections that MY heart rate goes up.

        I like how it shows his heart rate and respiratory levels goes up the further he goes. MASEHARE

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      • BakedBagel

        April 18, 2016 at 13:57

        You would think that the sack required to house balls that big would cause some sort of drag effect.

        Im amazed.

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  4. evilsheepclone

    April 19, 2016 at 09:46

    Oh god, couldn’t they give this to a studio that knows what its doing, the last best motorcycle game was Tourist Trophy.

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