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12:30 PM on 06.17.2014

Forza Horizon 2 won't have 'token' microtransactions

Forza Horizon 2 creative director Ralph Fulton told Digital Spy that it would eschew the series' microtransaction currency, tokens. "The approach we've taken is that we've designed our game at Playground Games from ...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 06.13.2014

Video: Bust up some guy's vineyard in Forza Horizon 2

In Forza Horizon 2, you're headed to Southern Europe. We sent one of our video guys, the energetic Mike Cosimano, to check it out at E3. He really, really dug the last Horizon and it sounds like the sequel is more of the same on a grander scale, for better or worse. That includes Drivatars. They're back, with a vengeance.

Jordan Devore



Why the heck is Forza Horizon 2 trying to get me killed? photo
Why the heck is Forza Horizon 2 trying to get me killed?
by Steven Hansen

Driving is dangerous. We take it for granted, but you're more likely to die driving to the airport than zipping through the air a mile high in a heavy, metal tube. I am pretty okay at driving, but I am notably not great at driving video games. I crash a lot, even while speeding through a track designed for the sole purpose of being driven on.

I picked the loudest, yellowest Lamborghini. The camera zoomed in and showed little specs of water on the car as if had just went through a wash. I hit start race. Then Forza Horizon 2 tried to have me killed.

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11:53 AM on 06.09.2014

Forza Horizon 2 hits Xbox One on September 30

Playground Games announced a September 30, 2014 release date for Forza Horizon 2 during Microsoft's E3 2014 media briefing this morning. The Xbox One version was mentioned specifically during the event, but the game is also ...

Jordan Devore

11:47 AM on 06.09.2014

Nürburgring track available free today for Forza 5

Forza 5 gets a free downloadable track based on the the Nürburgring motorsports complex in Nürburg, Germany. It's free starting today, Turn 10 Studios announced today during Microsoft's E3 presser. In addition to a Grand Prix track, there's a longer loop vaunting 12.9 miles of tarmac and more than 1,000 feet of elevation change from its lowest to highest points.

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Forza Horizon 2 will display at 1080p, running at 30 frames per second

So it seems Forza Horizon 2, unlike Forza 5, will not be running at 60 frames per second. While it will still display in 1080p, the open-world nature of Horizon doesn't seems to play nice with the idea of a locked 60fps rate,...

Abel Girmay

8:21 AM on 06.02.2014

Forza Horizon 2 coming this fall for Xbox One and Xbox 360

The follow-up to 2012's Forza Horizon is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. IGN has the scoop on Microsoft's announcement of open-world racer Forza Horizon 2. They say it's being handled primarily by the group that di...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 05.27.2014

Xbox One Kinect and Forza 5 bundle $120 off at Walmart

If there are still any Xbox One holdouts among you that would like a Kinect included, Walmart is running a pretty nice promotion. For the standard SKU price of $499, you will get an Xbox One with Kinect, a down...

Abel Girmay





3:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Turn 10 is adding 20 more cars to the Forza Motorsport 5 season pass

The Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will give owners more than initially promised, which is the kind of sentence I rarely if ever get the opportunity to write. Let's cherish this moment. Specifically, Turn 10 Studios has plans fo...

Jordan Devore



Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow photo
Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow
by Jordan Devore

Additional tracks for Forza Motorsport 5 is a very good thing indeed, I think we can all agree. Especially when they're delivered as free DLC. Like the Road America track before it, Turn 10 is giving away another course, southern California's Long Beach Circuit, starting tomorrow.

As per usual with add-on tracks, Long Beach will be playable across all of Forza 5's modes. There's also a Long Beach Booster Pack containing five new vehicles on the way, although this is unsurprisingly only free for Car Pass owners. Those cars are: the 1977 Ford Coyote Gilmore77, the 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, the 1956 Jaguar D-Type, the 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR, and the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P.

Free Update Adds Long Beach Circuit to Forza Motorsport 5 [Xbox]

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8:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Forza 5 DLC cars can now be accessed without in-game currency

Turn 10 Studios is still attempting to win back disappointed Forza fans following its launch of Forza Motorsport 5 in November. In an open letter, creative director Dan Greenawalt has announced more changes for the game relat...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 01.30.2014

White Xbox One coming this year, update coming this March

I don't want an Xbox One, but if I did, I'd want One in white. An anonymous NeoGAF poster let loose a flood of leaks, including word that October would see a white Xbox One bundled with Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. A 1TB con...

Steven Hansen



Review: Polk N1 Gaming SurroundBar photo
Review: Polk N1 Gaming SurroundBar
by Dale North

I don't have the best history with sound bars. I had this bigger JBL one that sounded nice, but it stopped working. Kaput. I tried to replace it with one of Sony's budget models, but that one sounded so bad that I laughed at it. And I returned it.

I ended up with a discounted Samsung model that you'd probably find on the shelves of any electronics store right now. I hate it. It sounds like someone popped one of my eardrums. The wireless subwoofer is neat, but it sounds like someone mumbling loudly in the next room. It's unplugged and now in one of my closets. Do you want it? You can have it.

Polk sent along one for us to test out. The Polk N1 Surroundbar is a gaming-focused product, and one of the first officially licensed Xbox One products. I wasn't sure about how a gaming-focused soundbar would hold up, but I was pleasantly surprised after spending some time with it.

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7:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Forza 5 unlikely to get night racing or weather

Speaking to IGN about the possibility of Forza Motorsport 5 getting night racing or weather effects, creative director Dan Greenawalt emphasized the amount of work that would need to go into such additions to the game. "When ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 12.13.2013

Turn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5

Dale dug Forza 5, but the Xbox One launch title has been met with the most varied reviews in franchise history. However, creative director Dan Greenawalt, in an interview with Eurogamer, said he is "not really driven by Metas...

Steven Hansen



Gran Turismo 6 vs. Forza Motorsport 5 photo
Gran Turismo 6 vs. Forza Motorsport 5
by Dale North

[Edit: We updated the controller section as there are two $399 Xbox One steering wheels for Forza 5.]

There's a racing simulation showdown taking place on gaming consoles this holiday season between PS3 racer Gran Turismo 6 and Xbox One launch title Forza Motorsport 5. If you ask me, I think you should buy both if you can. Both games are great.

But I've dared to compare the two as a long-time fan of both franchises. Read on to see if you agree with me.

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