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12:45 PM on 08.27.2014

Forza Horizon 2 demo coming to Xbox One on September 16

A demo for Playground Games' Forza Horizon 2 is coming to Xbox One on September 16, just ahead of the September 30 release date. They promise a "brief taste" of what to expect in the full version.  You'll find an Achievements list for Forza Horizon 2 below. Some of the names are super silly.

Dale North


10:30 AM on 08.27.2014

Mario Kart 8 gets Mercedes update, pre-orders now live for DLC

Mario Kart 8 brings a small update today, and with it, the free Mercedes Benz DLC. Version 2.0 of the game is in tow, which comes with minor changes like an in-game DLC option. If you want the Mercedes DLC just head to t...

Chris Carter



Mashup! Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Link, Animal Crossing Villager photo
Mashup! Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Link, Animal Crossing Villager
by Jordan Devore

[Update: Nintendo of America has released more details, mainly that both downloadable content packs will cost $7.99 each, or $11.99 if you buy them together. Pre-orders are now open and they grant immediate access to the new Yoshi and Shy Guy colors.] 

Whoa! The official Nintendo UK Store website has a listing for upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC that will add characters and courses from other Nintendo properties, including The Legend of Zelda's Link, Animal Crossing's Villager, and a kart based on F-Zero's Blue Falcon.

The first pack releases in November and includes Link, Cat Peach, Tanooki Mario, four vehicles, and eight courses. Then, in May, the second add-on introduces Villager, Dry Bowser, Isabelle, four more vehicles, and eight new courses. The DLC packs are priced at £7.00 each.

"As a bonus for purchasing both packs -- as a bundle or separately -- you can get eight different-colored Yoshis and eight different-colored Shy Guys that can be used right away."

It's about time this happened. I'll be dying to boot up Mario Kart 8 again come November.

[Via NeoGAF]

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10:45 AM on 08.22.2014

It looks like there sure is a lot of stuff to keep you busy in The Crew

As if a coast-to-coast roadtrip across the United States wasn't enough to keep you preoccupied, The Crew has plenty of activities planned to ensure that there will never be any downtime. Racing, wrecking, collecting, so...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Ubisoft reminds us that The Crew isn't coming to the PS3 or Wii U, but is coming to Xbox 360

The Wii U still isn't in a good spot with third parties. There's a running gag in the industry that something is coming to "every console ever...except!" and everyone chimes in "the Wii U." It's a shame, because it's currentl...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 08.12.2014

This Forza Horizon 2 trailer uses the word 'social' too much

Okay, maybe the snarky headline was a bit mean but the devs behind Forza Horizon 2 are really making sure that you know that the game is social and connected. Aside from those buzzwords, what does that actually mean in terms...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Europe's rewarded for love of racing games with special edition of Driveclub

In preparation for the imminent beginning of gamescom, videogame billboards and posters are plastered all over Cologne, Germany. Many of PlayStation's efforts are centered around promoting Driveclub. Europe does enjoy its rac...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 PM on 08.05.2014

Codemasters offering refunds for Colin McRae Rally on Steam

Colin McRae Rally popped up on Steam last week and if you had only glanced at the trailer or about-the-game blurb, you might've thought it was an HD re-release of the PlayStation and PC title Colin McRae Rally 2.0. It's not. ...

Jordan Devore



Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen  photo
Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.]

Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least these three Mercedes-Benz car add-ons are free. Well free to get, it's still advertisement for Mercedes. So you know, yuck.

Anyway, the real news here is that the map display can now appear on the TV screen if that's what you desire in Mario Kart 8. I'm all for that, as having the map display on the Wii U GamePad was annoying since I don't like using it all that much.

Note that this update will be out on August 27 for the Japanese version at the moment, but expect this to hit other territories soon as well. Well, the map display update at least, along with some other fixes. 

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2:30 PM on 08.05.2014

The new Forza Horizon 2 cars are mostly vehicles you'll never drive in real life

The new batch of cars revealed for Forza Horizon 2 brings about a bit of a staunch reminder that open-world racing games aren't all that realistic. Let's face it -- there's a slim chance you'll ever be behind the wheel o...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Ride hard and crash harder in the new Trials Fusion DLC

RedLynx's Trials Fusion gets an injection of Borderlands flavor today, as the game's first add-on takes players to the outskirts of society where rogues reside in the wastelands. Titled Riders of the Rustlands, the...

Brett Makedonski





3:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Crazy Taxi: City Rush releasing this Thursday

Crazy Taxi creator Kenji Kanno has returned to the beloved arcade racing property for a new game, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, which would normally be cause for celebration except this is designed for mobile. Drat. Our dream of new...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Give The Crew 40 minutes, and you'll be on the other side of the country

By videogame standards, The Crew features a fantastically massive open-world to drive around. As you can see in this video that was captured from the PC beta, getting from Miami to Los Angeles takes about forty minutes,...

Brett Makedonski

3:45 PM on 07.22.2014

There's a Hummer H1 in Forza Horizon 2, and these 99 other cars

I hate Hummers so much. Only in America would a car that stupid get that popular. Of course, Forza Horizon 2 has the H1, the actual Humvee-looking one that isn't any less stupid for civilian driving, but at least it doesn't look like a gangly, overgrown Power Wheels like the popular H2 you still see out and about sometimes. The first 100 cars are listed here.

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Next week's PC beta for The Crew sounds fairly big

Ubisoft's closed PC beta for The Crew will begin a couple days earlier than previously announced. It's now set to take place from July 21 - 25. What's going to be playable, exactly? A decent amount, considering The Crew's ma...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Enough talk: Here's Driveclub's fancy weather system in motion

Those screenshots of Driveclub back at E3 -- where Evolution Studios demonstrated its dynamic weather system for the PlayStation 4 racer -- looked slick. But they were mere images. A month later, we now have footage of this s...

Jordan Devore