After a couple of months of delay compared to last year, it's time to bring some news about PCM 17, and the opportunity that you could be playing it as early as 2 weeks from now!
Cyanide is looking for 50 players to take part to their closed beta, starting on February 15th and spanning over the course of 2/3 weeks. The beta will involve the testing of new features in both procyclist and career mode, in distinct phases of the testing, and you'll get the chance to send feedback to the developers.
The only requirements are a good amount of free time, a Windows PC with Steam, an account on the official board, and knowledge of the English or French language, so why not give it a go?
If you want to apply, you have until February 12th to do so by filling this form. See the thread on the official PCM forum for more detail, or click on read more to read the official English announcement. And best of luck!
We're not done yet! Today, February 1st, Cyanide released their 11th patch for Pro Cycling Manager 2016, 3 months after the last one, that was code-named 126.96.36.199.
The patch doesn't really mark any overly important changes, unless you were concerned about your races crashing when they lacked their zces file, or that they would crash when you had no teams in sta_race's teams' list. Shocking. Besides that, slow motion for multiplayer mode has been introduced when nearing the finish line, and 2 other generic crashes have been sorted out.
Click read more to read the changelog and their announcement.
The cycling season has kicked off for 2017! It's been a dark few months struggling through the barren winter (unless you follow CX of course, or the Aussie summer, or the Americas, or Six-Days.... cycling never stops). Now with the Tour Down Under it really feels back in action. So how has Daily been dealing with this?
PCMDaily Velogames Champion 2017 is here and will run throughout the season covering as many Velogames events as possible. Well worth checking out for the bigger races and prove you know who's hot and who's not. Other Races 2017 has really kicked off with the TDU, and a few other events popping in. From here the thread will grow as every year, and is a great way to keep up with all the racing results. News in January you don't normally see too much news in January besides team presentations, but it's been a busy month and there will be more to come before it closes. Womens Cycling 2017 will keep you upto date on the other side of road racing and provided solid coverage of the WTDU.
Gotta Play Them Games
Try out the PCM.Daily Grand High Wizard Contest 2017 for testing your prediction skills by guessing various outcomes to races throughout the season. I'm With Stupid: It's Back! is worth watching this week, the current round is about to end and with a new host it'll be the perfect time to jump into one of the sites longest running games. Or if you want to be locked up look at PCM.Daily Big Brother S3 - Over! where ideas for Season 4 are being welcomed and looked at.
Then there's the big game, the Man-Game. The Tour de France came to a close on the Champs Elysees with some very familiar names at the top end. The ProTour is currently in the Czech Republic with the remodeled Parha-Karlovy Vary-Praha. The ProContinental's headed to Italy for the well known Giro del Trentino, and boy was it a close finish to what could have been a whitewash of a race. The Continental's are in Slovenia preparing for a final hilly showdown to try and rewrite the GC. July is almost over for the Man-Game and the season is really hotting up.
Thread of the Week
As it has been a cycling heavy moment with the season kicking off it is only right to highlight a cycling related thread (yes i know this is a cycling forum and almost all threads are cycling related). So Thread of the Week goes to Future Grand Tour Winnersfor generating some future thoughts about who could be the next great stage racers. Worth looking at and noting some names, perhaps contrinute some we've missed.
It's now time to reveal the winners of this year's PCM.daily awards! If you've been around last year, you'll know that we've seen some of the tighest votes in the awards history, resulting in a total of 4 tied categories, and this statistic has repeated this time around as well. However, we have a new first too: a three-way tie, which has never happened in the awards' history!
There is the usual mixture of defending champions and new winners, congratulations to you all. Well done to everyone else who received nominations, and thanks to all who voted and took the time to send nominations, in order to make the voting possible.
To find out the winners, click 'Read More' and all will be revealed. I have also posted the full results into each thread in the Awards subforum.
Wait... not hunting season... Awards Season! It's open now here on PCM.Daily. Celebrating the great and the good of 2016 with our yearly awards. Voting is open right NOW and will stay open until the end of January 10th (that's just 3 days to get your voting done!). There's all the awards from Member of the Year, to Avatar of the Year, to Rider of the Year, to Man-Game Manager of the Year and beyond. The whole site gets represented. Get voting!
The Tour de France is in full force! The most prestigious of ProTour races has just 4 stages to ride now. The GC battle is finely poised with a few riders still clinging onto hopes of the Maillot Jaune (a few more if they can do a Landis). The Maillot Vert is as tight as the lycra the contenders wear and could go to any of the Top5 i they work hard enough. The KoM, Youth and Team competitions are less open but as we know in cycling... anything can happen!
Fancy a different challenge? The PCT teams took to fighting on the American cobbles with the Tour of the Battenkill. It wasn't the best of races for the local fans with their big hope dissapointing, and allowing the European powerhouses to dominate proceedings. Quiet week for the CT squads as they wait for the calendar space around the major July races.
New Year, New News?
It's safe to say the Weekly News hasn't been the most weekly of weekly news. But New Year and a perfect time to revamp the concept and bring back a certain state of regularity. The Weekly News will be back on a consistent basis, a bi-weekly basis. Yep, there will be a Weekly News every two weeks! All we need is for you, the members, to keep doing things on the site to generate news.
Thread of the Week
A number of future thread of the week winners opened this week with the new year. Other Races 2017 and Womens Cycling 2017 appear on the site. But they are new and as yet waiting for the season to really kick off. So Thread of the Week for the first time in 2017 is.... In The Year 2017...This is the thread for your 2017 cycling predictions, tell us what you think will happen this year. And come back in December to see how clever you really are.