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3D Outrun has a clear release date in Japan

Sega is doing what Ninten-dont with the 3D Classics line, giving old games new life on the 3DS. Not only did Nintendo basically stop making these a while ago, but Sega has topped their efforts with a number of options and ext...   more

3D Outrun has a clear release date in Japan photo

Krautscape redefines tactical racing, jumps off cliff

Everyone's favorite cuddle bunny, Jonathan Holmes, got a chance to check out Krautscape at the Midnight City booth at PAX East this past weekend. King Friday gives the low-down as to how this game is "tactical racing re...   more

Krautscape redefines tactical racing, jumps off cliff photo

Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow

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, sout...   more

Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow photo

You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable

Ubisoft's upcoming "MMO RPG of racers" holds up to that comparison. If you lose your internet connection, even if you're playing solo, you'll be booted out to the title screen, creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGame...   more

You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable photo

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections in...   more

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo


Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo



Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad

No matter what life path Erik Estrada chooses to walk, they all lead back to one place -- the ol' beat. From CHiPS to his semi-job as a reserve police officer, upholding the law is in Officer Estrada's blood. That's why...   more

Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad photo

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U

I do love a good ratings board heads-up every now and then. The Australian Classification Board has listed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend as coming to the Wii U Virtual Console now that Game Boy Advance tit...   more

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U photo

Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based ...   more

Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo


Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo



Trailblazing race game Krautscape now in Steam Early Access

Last week, we took a  look at upcoming indie title Krautscape, a racing game where the leading player builds the track while they drive and opponents seek to exploit shortcut opportunities to steal that lead away. I...   more

Trailblazing race game Krautscape now in Steam Early Access photo

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...   more

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

Project Cars one of the first games to support Project Morpheus

Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars will work with Project Morpheus. The sensation of "speed, distance, perception, changing focal points, and physically-accurate cockpit and helmet views" will all be simulat...   more

Project Cars one of the first games to support Project Morpheus photo

Driveclub progress is still trucking, release date imminent

A few weeks after we heard that Sony was going back to the drawing board with Driveclub, we're getting some more encouraging news. According to an SCEE rep, the development of Driveclub is "spectacular," and the recent s...   more

Driveclub progress is still trucking, release date imminent photo

Trick-filled new trailer for Trials Fusion

Ubisoft has released this new trailer for Trials Fusion, with a look at some of the flips, grabs and holds possible with the game's new FMX trick system. Trials may not have needed more ways to screw up a landing, but t...   more

Trick-filled new trailer for Trials Fusion photo

OutRun is going to be a 3D Classic in Japan

Every time we cover Sega's 3D Classics line for 3DS, someone inevitably jumps in to talk about how OutRun should be among those games. I agree. And it will be -- at least in Japan. A logo for the legendary arcade racing game ...   more

OutRun is going to be a 3D Classic in Japan photo

Trials Frontier to arrive on iOS April 10

Trials Frontier, the first mobile version of RedLynx's acrobatic motorcycle series, now has a release date of April 10 for iOS devices. An Android launch of the free-to-play racing title will arrive at a later, as yet undisc...   more

Trials Frontier to arrive on iOS April 10 photo

Trials Fusion will be late on PC, but there's a beta soon

Originally slated for an April 16, 2014 launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, Trials Fusion is now going to be a bit late on the latter platform. It's a Ubisoft game, after all. The new date for PC is April...   more

Trials Fusion will be late on PC, but there's a beta soon photo

Race the Sun coming cross-buy to PS3, PS4, Vita

Race the Sun is on its way to PS3, PS4, and Vita this summer. It will be cross-buy and cross-save, meaning you buy it once and can access it on all three and, if you have a Vita, you can take your saves on the go because of Transfarring. I miss Transfarring. Race the Sun? More like Race the Fun.   more

Race the Sun coming cross-buy to PS3, PS4, Vita photo

Sony talks going 'back to the drawing board' with DriveClub

I hope you aren't expecting Evolution Studios' DriveClub anytime soon. Based on a recent chat about the racing game's status between PlayStation software product development head Scott Rhode and IGN, we could be in for a long...   more

Sony talks going 'back to the drawing board' with DriveClub photo

Forza 5 free with Xbox One purchases in the US

Next week, Microsoft will roll out a deal in the United States which includes a free digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with Xbox One purchases at "select retailers." This pack-in will be available for a limited time, accordi...   more

Forza 5 free with Xbox One purchases in the US photo

Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be on Steam soon

Stainless Games has settled on a release date for Carmageddon: Reincarnation and after 17 years, what's another month? The vehicular combat game will arrive on Steam Early Access on March 27, 2014 with Kickstarter backers re...   more

Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be on Steam soon photo

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c...   more

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo


Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo



Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today

Criterion has made the Legendary Cars Collection DLC for Burnout Paradise free today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in North America) in memory of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis. The pack contains four vehicles all ...   more

Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today photo

Select DLC from Gran Turismo 5 to be pulled

Gran Turismo 5 is coming to an end less than four years after its launch, as the online component is set to be removed entirely by the end of March, and now, we have word that certain DLC packs are getting pulled from the PSN...   more

Select DLC from Gran Turismo 5 to be pulled photo

Rockstar PSN sale has Red Dead + Undead Nightmare for $10

Some truly excellent games from Rockstar are on sale right now on PlayStation Network. You can't go wrong with the Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection ($9.99) or Max Payne 3 ($4.99). Bully ($2.49), a PS2 Class...   more

Rockstar PSN sale has Red Dead + Undead Nightmare for $10 photo

Forza 5 gets free Road America track today

It's a pleasant sight indeed to see "Forza Motorsport 5 DLC" and "free" in the same sentence. The game, which one in three Xbox One owners have picked up, according to Microsoft, is getting a free track based on Road America...   more

Forza 5 gets free Road America track today photo

Project Cars is bringing high fidelity racing to next gen

Project Cars comes from Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad. It's their first shot at their crowd powered "World of Mass Development" portal that attempts to leap frog traditional publishing costs. It's been "crowd ...   more

Project Cars is bringing high fidelity racing to next gen photo

Need for Speed movie trailer shows who's a better driver

So, the Super Bowl was yesterday, huh? I bet you either love sports, or hates sports, or are somewhere between those two extremes. Maybe you're even really apathetic about them. What an interesting and unique viewpoint you p...   more

Need for Speed movie trailer shows who's a better driver photo

RC racer Ready to Run announced for PS4

Beatshapers, responsible for developing and publishing a stable of PSN releases (Furmins, Jetpack Joyride, Canabalt), just announced its new PS4 game, Ready to Run. They're not taking a brake, not taking their foot off the g...   more

RC racer Ready to Run announced for PS4 photo

Next Car Game makes over $1M on Steam Early Access

FlatOut maker Bugbear Entertainment's Next Car Game has loads of potential -- have you seen the impressive destruction physics? -- but it didn't find a proper audience on Kickstarter. Before the campaign could come to a sad c...   more

Next Car Game makes over $1M on Steam Early Access photo

LocoCyle heading to Steam and the 360 on Valentine's Day

LocoCycle is a pretty flawed game, but if you're looking for a bit of silly fun it can deliver on a rainy afternoon. Previously it was an Xbox One timed exclusive, but now developer Twisted Pixel has announced that it wi...   more

LocoCyle heading to Steam and the 360 on Valentine's Day photo

DriveClub delayed past Japanese PS4 launch

In an industry so known for punctuality, breaking news comes out of Japan that the PS4 exclusive social racer DriveClub has been delayed, again. The game now sits at a nebulous "TBA" release date. Originally slated as a free ...   more

DriveClub delayed past Japanese PS4 launch photo

Next Car Game is now available on Steam Early Access

One of the genres that's seemed to fall by the wayside in recent years is the destruction-based racing game. Games like Demolition Derby and Burnout Paradise don't seem to be in vogue right now but hopefully Next Car Game (I...   more

Next Car Game is now available on Steam Early Access photo

Holy flying Shenmue reference: Sonic Racing Ryo DLC on PC

I've never been more happy about being trolled than when I saw Shenmue protagonist Ryo Hazuki as DLC for the mobile version of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed last year. The trolling continues with the PC release of th...   more

Holy flying Shenmue reference: Sonic Racing Ryo DLC on PC photo

New Road Redemption footage shows graphical progress

Billed as a spiritual successor to Road Rash, the long-dead Electronic Arts' motorcycle racing series, Road Redemption managed to achieve its funding goals back in May. This new video released by Darkseas Interactive sh...   more

New Road Redemption footage shows graphical progress photo

The Need for Speed movie story can go anywhere

This will probably blow your mind, but the movie based on a videogame franchise about cars going really fast is going to involve cars going really fast. That's pretty much the extent of the criteria for slapping the Need for...   more

The Need for Speed movie story can go anywhere photo

Toyota's FT-1 concept car hits Gran Turismo 6 tomorrow

Are you a car person? It's so weird talking about cars to someone that isn't a car person. It's like when someone talks about football to me. I always just picture a televised game in super fast forward, where the damned bal...   more

Toyota's FT-1 concept car hits Gran Turismo 6 tomorrow photo

Sir, You Are Being Hunted dev released a cool, free racer

The lovely, successful Kickstarter game Sir, You Are Being Hunted is sitting in an alpha state. I'm eagerly awaiting its completion -- it's expected to be in beta within a few months -- so I can be chased around an island fo...   more

Sir, You Are Being Hunted dev released a cool, free racer photo

Here is racing on three 4K screens

At Nvidia's CES booth, Project Cars is running on 3 4K screens here -- 4K surround, if you will. That means you're seeing 11,520 by 2,160, or 1.5 billion pixels per second! I gave it a spin on an Origin PC running quad-SLI, u...   more

Here is racing on three 4K screens photo

Sega's All-Stars Racing on iOS is fun, but has horrid IAP

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a bona fide hit in my mind. I've had more fun with it this past year than any recent Mario Kart, and there's so much content to find, it's insane. Sumo Digital really did a gre...   more

Sega's All-Stars Racing on iOS is fun, but has horrid IAP photo

Get a better feel for Mario Kart 8's tracks in this video

Did the latest Mario Kart 8 trailer earlier this month get you excited for the game's inevitable 2014 release, but leave you curious on how each displayed track is raced? Well if the answer to that is yes, then the above vid...   more

Get a better feel for Mario Kart 8's tracks in this video photo

Nordic Games resurrecting MX vs. ATV series

The THQ fallout saw Nordic Games purchase Darksiders, Red Faction, Destroy All Humans!, and MX vs. ATV earlier this year for $4.9 million. Now, Nordic is making some moves with their new IPs by bringing back the MX vs. ATV se...   more

Nordic Games resurrecting MX vs. ATV series photo

Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 racing game

Racing? Now we're talking. That's my genre.  Racing was in the slow lane this year right up until the very end, and then it exploded off the start line with releases from both of the biggest sim racing franchises as well...   more

Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 racing game photo

Joe Danger 1 and 2 coming to the PlayStation Vita in 2014

Joe Danger 1 and 2 is continuing its gaming platform tour with the next stop being on the PlayStation Vita. We knew this was happening back in August, but we have some additional info according to VG247. Hello Games is kind o...   more

Joe Danger 1 and 2 coming to the PlayStation Vita in 2014 photo

This Mario Kart 8 trailer marks Rosalina's debut

With everything going on in this Mario Kart 8 trailer, I'm once again left confused as to why no one came up with a more memorable title for the game. Regardless, it's looking great as ever, and should be yet another convinc...   more

This Mario Kart 8 trailer marks Rosalina's debut photo

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 ...   more

Forza 5 unlikely to get night racing or weather photo

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...   more

Turn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5 photo

Ski Safari - Adventure Time is out today

What do you get when you cross a super mathematical show with the mobile game Ski Safari? Well, Ski Safari Adventure Time would make sense, and that's just what is launching today on the Google Play and iTunes marketplaces. I...   more

Ski Safari - Adventure Time is out today photo

Be careful with this Gran Turismo 6 money exploit

YouTube user Radical Dreamer has stumbled upon an exploit in Gran Turismo 6 that can generate 20 million credits in a matter of minutes. Sounds too good to be true, right? I had Dale test out the glitch and he ran into some ...   more

Be careful with this Gran Turismo 6 money exploit photo

Review: Gran Turismo 6

Have you ever hopped into your car just to drive? Driving to enjoy being behind the wheel, I mean. I'm talking no destination, no time constraints -- just being in a car to connect with a machine and the road it's on.  R...   more

Review: Gran Turismo 6 photo

Gran Turismo 6 Lunar Exploration is weird and wonderful

The rumors were true! After you work your way through a bit of the career mode of Gran Turismo 6, a Lunar Exploration mode unlocks. In it, you'll take a moon vehicle across the lunar surface in three different missions. ...   more

Gran Turismo 6 Lunar Exploration is weird and wonderful photo