Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe will serve as a creative adviser on Pixelbionic's debut title, a car combat game named Autoduel. The studio, co-founded by Maxx Kaufman (inXile, art director of Return to Castle Wolfenstein) ... more
After Gran Turismo 6 was officially unveiled as a PlayStation 3 game due out later this year, many of us wondered if there wasn't something Polyphony Digital was leaving out -- something, anything about a possible PlayStation... more
At an anniversary event today, the next installment in the beloved racing sim series Gran Turismo was announced for release this holiday season. Don't you love it when teasers quickly pan out? While Dale was hoping for a Pla... more
An event going down later this month in the UK could bring us some exciting Gran Turismo news. Polyphony Digital will be hosting an event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th an... more
Sony has announced a new PlayStation 3 Legacy Bundle that will include a 500GB hard drive, Gran Turismo 5, inFamous 2, and a 30 day voucher for PlayStation Plus. Gran Turismo 5 will also be the XL Edition of the game, which c... more
Since the dawn of racing, man has asked himself but one simple question: "How can we mess with the drivers during the course of a race?" Codemasters has listened and pondered over this question for many restless nights, and ... more
Codemasters has dropped another multiplayer trailer for the upcoming GRID 2. This one focuses more on the cars and customization than the social network aspect. While Codemasters' RaceNet is still featured prominently in the... more
Despite the fact that I had a fairly lukewarm experience with ATV Wild Ride 3D, the fact of the matter is it delivers for racing fanatics, and has a working online component. So if you've been eying it recently, you can grab ... more
I shrugged off the first rumors of Gran Turismo 6 earlier this year. I am still mostly in that mindset, though I feel obligated to point out some of the recent rumblings now.
Popular webstore Newegg.com had a listing fo... more
Integrated statistic tracking and social networking features with videogames is no new concept, even in the racing genre, but the road warriors at Codematers look to be adding a lot more to their RaceNet with the upcoming re... more
Now here's a novel idea: imagine what it would be like to play a racing game where the very track you are riding across is procedurally generated in front of your vehicle by the person in the lead. That's the gist of Krautsc... more
Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won'... more
It's been a long time since there was a Road Rash sequel, but Road Redemption may take away the ache of waiting. Composed of a team with 35 years of combined experience and in production since 2009, Road Redemption is a homa... more
A new Ridge Racer is on the way and it's going to be free-to-play. Driftopia will be out later this year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, and will see players racing, drifting, and smashing into each other as they compete for stuff to do stuff with stuff. more
Like any proud owner, Codemasters is parking its car, popping the hood, and letting jealous bystanders take a peek at its baby. Today, the multiplayer modes are in the spotlight.
GRID 2's multiplayer features will be entirely... more
No, it will never get old. NEVER.
OverClocked ReMixer Joshua Morse has organized a jazz-electronica fusion celebration of Namco's Ridge Racer series. He was assisted by a pair of fine young gentlemen with wonderful first name... more
This week, modern-day Sonic is finally making his way to Mac. Feral Interactive will release its port of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing tomorrow on the Mac App Store for $24.99 with obligatory features like Game... more
After smashing a few hundred cars and winning a fair share of brutal races in the hours of time spent in Need For Speed: Most Wanted for the Xbox 360, I was more than happy for the opportunity to check out the recently releas... more
Chris Norden, Senior Staff Engineer, gave a developer overview of the PS4 this morning at GDC 2013, with a section covering the controller and camera specifically.
Those belly button-looking sticks? Norden says that the analo... more
After hitting their Kickstarter, Flippfly Games was all set to bring their browser game to the PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile platforms. Essentially, it's an endless runner style game, that tasks your ship with outrunning the sun... more
Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, the studio behind Mutant Mudds and the recent ATV Wild Ride 3D, unveiled a new 3DS first-person shooter at PAX this week: Cult County. Jonathan Holmes wanted to get the skinny on all these ware... more
At PAX East this week in Boston, Double Fine and Capybara Games have a shared booth (#992) with playable builds of Super Time Force, Dropchord, and Brutal Legend PC. Better yet, the studios have collaborated on an a new, tech... more
In addition to checking out a playable build of Ms. Splosion Man, I also had the chance to view a private hands-off demo of LocoCycle, showing off about ten minutes of gameplay.
To say that LocoCycle's theme is insane i... more
Even after last year's Kickstarter and additional investment in the project, it's still hard to believe that Carmageddon is really coming back. Especially knowing that the new game, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, will be arrivin... more
Codemasters talks a bit about their creative vision for GRID 2 in this newest trailer for the game, set to launch this May. The developer is going for something called "TrueFeel" with their physics engine, which supposedly w... more
A new entry in the long-absent motorcycle racing series Road Rash could be a possibility if there's enough demand for it, programmer/co-designer Dan Geisler said on Reddit.
When a post raised the question as to why ... more
PlayStation Plus subscribers can treat themselves to last year's wonderful Joe Danger 2: The Movie on the house (normally $14.99) as the gorgeous, expanded Excitebike-alike makes its way to the service’s giant list of f... more
ATV Wild Ride 3D brings the racing genre to the 3DS eShop. It brings us back to a simpler time, when racing was just about racing, without all the bells, whistles, super charged items, and crazy unlocks.
With full online play... more
Remember F-Zero GX for the GameCube? Fun game, and as it turns out, it's been hiding the arcade version in it this whole time. F-Zero AX was developed at the same time as GX, and both versions are essentially the same.
While I really don't think there's anything inherently wrong with free-to-play games, they can definitely be problematic -- especially when a developer places the mental pummeling of customers above gratifying gamep... more
Gran Turismo 6 was nonchalantly announced as a current-gen PlayStation 3 game by Michael Denny, SCEE's senior vice president, in an interview with Silicon Republic.
"Look at the games coming out on the PlayStation 3, like The... more
Speaking to Edge, Codemasters senior executive producer Clive Moody has given his two cents regarding the PlayStation 4 and what the future holds for racing games. Despite the obvious improvements to visual fidelity that come... more
The amount of DLC for Forza Horizon is really beginning to mount up. I mean, Turn 10 Studios hasn't quite reached Forza 4's level yet, but it's certainly getting there; and thanks to the recently announced car pack, we'... more
TrackMania 2 Canyon, TrackMania 2 Stadium, and ShootMania Storm, all developed by Nadeo, are now available for purchase or pre-purcahse on Steam. They were previously available exclusively from Nadeo's site, but it seems... more
You're going to need a little context for this one, so here's a brief history lesson on the destruction derby genre. In 1995, Reflections Interactive began work on a franchise for Sony called Destruction Derby. Thi... more
There's nothing quite like a racing game to show off the graphical prowess of your shiny new console. In the case of PlayStation 4, we'll have Evolution Studios' DriveClub.
Outside of the trailer, which was admittedly impress... more
In a roundtable discussion tonight after the PS4 announcement, Evolution Studios' director Matt Southern said that tilt-to-steer control with the newly announced DualShock 4 will be one of the control options for their PS4 la... more
Evolution Studios enthusiastically introduced DriveClub for the PlayStation 4, a new "team based driving" game. It's the game "we've always wanted to make," says Matt Southern, director at Evolution, as you feel his exc... more
Good news everyone!
F-Zero is coming to the Wii U eShop for 30 cents this week, but not everyone was that excited -- particularly our friends in the PAL regions.
Specifically, I'm referring to the fact that Europeans got that... more
At long last, PlayStation fans are no longer left in the dust by the Microsoft -published, Xbox Live Arcade-only Trials HD series.
Tate Interactive has distilled the gist of the genre, and saw fit to spread the love across th... more
Not including downloadable content, ports, and offbeat racers like Mario Kart, there's really no major racing games slated for this year from a major publisher or pre-existing brand other than GRID 2 here. That puts Codemast... more
Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit i... more
Nicalis has been pretty busy as of late. In addition to handling a ton of development, they're also getting into publishing as well. Their latest venture is publishing an upcoming homage to '90s racing games. No, really!
The ... more
It appears as if the original PlayStation classic Twisted Metal and the adored semi-reboot Twisted Metal Black are heading to the PSN tomorrow.Right now, it appears as if (sadly) the latter is not going to be released in tand... more
Some time ago, we got a nondescript trailer for GRID 2 that showed nothing more than cars doing car-like things. As of today however, a new trailer has surfaced, showing a bit of gameplay.
When asked about the drifting aspec... more
If you're into top-down racing games, you may as well give Real World Racing a go on PC, as the demo is now out. In addition to a general overview of the game, with three tracks set in Rome, Berlin, and London, you'll also g... more
Having just picked up the PC port of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, I'm a bit late to the party, but not unfashionably so. There is, after all, still the pending 3DS version of the rather wonderful kart racer, to s... more
Ride to Hell is still on the long and winding road to release, says a Deep Silver developer; the very same developer that took four years to release Dead Island with nary a peep until a trailer went viral.
And so, it may be t... more
Rumors for the Steam release of Dyad spread like wildfire when some crafty users found a listing in Steam's database. Now, the release is fully confirmed, as developer Shawn McGrath has informed Joystiq that Dyad will indeed ... more
Codemasters has slapped a release date on GRID 2: May 28 in North America, and May 31 in Europe. This will once again be a multiplatform game, hitting up the usual PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 trio. Maybe we'll see a Wii U... more