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10:00 AM on 10.28.2012

Forza Horizon: From simulation to driving experience

The Forza Motorsport series is known for its dedication to realistic physics and simulation-style race driving. Forza Horizon, released this week to Xbox 360, represents a considerable departure from the formula established b...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 10.24.2012

Unboxing: Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition

We've popped open a copy of the Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition so that you can peek inside for yourself. While the casing is nice (a steelbook and slip case), the innards of this package aren't much to look at as ...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 10.23.2012

Forza Horizon: behind-the-scenes look at the festival

The latest behind-the-scenes look at Forza Horizon digs into the festival atmosphere that the game is centered around. It's fireworks, lasers, dubstep, and bros, which may be right up your alley, or not at all. It didn't fit...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 10.23.2012

Xbox SmartGlass launch on Oct 26, supports Forza Horizon

SmatGlass lets your phone or tablet become the most connected remote control ever. Or, in games, turns it into a second screen. All this functionality goes live on October 26, alongside the launch of Windows 8, Windows RT and...

Dale North





4:00 PM on 10.17.2012

Forza Horizon Rally Expansion slated for December

Upon seeing the price of Forza Horizon's season pass, you had to know that a bunch of post-release content was planned. One of the more appealing packs -- as someone who has not yet played the game, but likes going off-road -...

Jordan Devore



Review: Forza Horizon photo
Review: Forza Horizon
by Dale North

I've been trying to peg Forza Horizon since its announcement earlier this year, but Turn 10 and Playground Games never gave it to us straight. Is it more of a racing sim? Or a casual, arcade-style thing? Somewhere in-between?

Now that I've spent some quality time with the game, I can give it to you straight. Forza Horizon is an open-road (like open-world for cars) racing playground. It takes the Forza Motorsport engine and physics and plugs it into something more casual, and way less serious. Imagine a Forza game with a story and dialogue and a dubstep radio station. Weird, right?

But it works. As a guy who prefers his racing games to be of the simulation variety, this game took a bit of getting used to. But now, I can't put it down.

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12:30 PM on 10.09.2012

Forza Horizon demo available now

If you're looking forward to checking out the latest iteration in Microsoft's racing franchise, Forza, a demo has been released on Xbox Live for Forza Horizon. The demo is set in the Colorado region of the game, and will allo...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:30 PM on 10.08.2012

Game packaging saves pennies, prints info on cover slips

It's no secret that game publishers hate using all that expensive paper and ink to make videogame manuals. Manuals lost their color, reduced the page count, and eventually started disappearing altogether, leaving only the hea...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.01.2012

Forza Horizon launch trailer readies us for upcoming demo

"Relaxed" and "laid back" are words we've used to describe Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios' Forza Horizon. That's certainly the vibe I got from this launch trailer, which shows some of the nice vistas you'll be able to ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 09.26.2012

Forza Horizon season pass priced at $49.99

Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios, and Playground Games have revealed new pricing details on Forza Horizon's season pass. You'll gain access to the Forza Horizon expansion pack, six car packs (each containing six cars), the launch d...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 09.07.2012

Behind the scenes look at Forza Horizon

Well it seems a lot of you are interested in Forza Horizon based on our last preview. For those looking for more info we have this new behind the scenes trailer from developer Turn 10 Studios showing off some brand new featu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



PAX: Forza Horizon is relaxed, not an arcade racer photo
PAX: Forza Horizon is relaxed, not an arcade racer
by Abel Girmay

There is nary a racing series that exudes car culture and unbridled love for all things auto as much as Forza. This love for real world and digital racing is what sets Forza ahead of the pack, so I was curious when Forza Horizon was revealed and almost looked like an arcade racer.

While some racing series have flirted with doing a complete shift in styles, Horizon certainly isn't following suit where driving is concerned. It's a new tone for sure, but with the same handling and physics as Forza 4, Horzion's laid-back approach is actually pretty exciting.

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1:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Forza Motorsport 4: August pack brings 10 more cars

The August Playseat Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 comes out today, August 7, on Xbox Live, priced at 560 Microsoft Points. You'll get 10 cars for your garage for that outlay, ranging from pretty standard (but still nice!) s...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 07.04.2012

July Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 adds ten new cars

It never occurred to me just how much DLC Forza Motorsport 4 has. Hell, the entire series has a mountain of DLC. Not that it's a bad thing, I guess I just never thought about it. That Season Pass would have really come in ha...

Brett Zeidler

1:00 PM on 06.23.2012

Go snag your free SRT Viper for Forza 4

You may have heard about Forza Horizon by now. (If not read up on it!) It's piqued my interest as a gamer, but beyond that, it's caught my attention as a man who has a thing for Dodge Vipers. Yeah, they're a big thing for For...

Liam Fisher







E3: Forza Horizon is more than casual racing photo
E3: Forza Horizon is more than casual racing
by Dale North

Me? I love Forza Motorsport. It's exactly the type of the racing game I love to play with its focus on simulation and car acquisition. But what about people that want to drive, explore and race others? What abou the folks that want something a bit more laid back and hip? 

Turn 10 and Playground Games has an answer with upcoming Xbox 360 racer Forza Horizon. They call it an open-world action racing game, but you're already calling it their take on Need for Speed. But not so fast there, arcade racer. It does fall in the pick-up-and-play category, and they're definitely aiming to make a more accessible racing game, but the focus here leans more toward authenticity.

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