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.
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
I've been playing Gran Turismo 6 for so many hours that I can no longer see straight. I'm not pulling your leg when I say that I dreamed about Gran Turismo last night. I had racing stress dreams, folks.
So what's the hold-up ... more
One of the best kart racers in years can be played for free this weekend on Steam. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is yours for the trying now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific.
If you like what you see, the full game... more
Remember when everyone was down on Forza 5 for having microtransactions on top of its premium price? Well we already know that Gran Turismo 6 will have the same scheme, but Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida is telling p... more
It's not the next-gen Ridge Racer I wanted, but we'll take what we can get. Namco Bandai has announced that mobile racer Ridge Racer Slipstream will come to the App Store and Google Play this month.
Expect a full Caree... more
One of the best parts of Forza games is the deep car customization, and Forza 5 is no exception. Xbox One user Nill31 seems to be of the same mindset, as they created this amazing new Wind Waker themed ca... more
Race the Sun has had quite the interesting launch. After releasing straight from the developer's website, the game's creators ran into a major snag -- they weren't on Steam. Despite the fact that sales numbers weren't qu... more
If you've been playing Forza Motorsport 5, you're probably very familiar with the game's awful microtransactions. If not, basically the game uses tokens you buy in-game that can be used to purchase cars if you don't have enou... more
Regrettably, I've not yet had the privilege of playing Namco Bandai's Mario Kart arcade games. This has been especially painful for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, which looks so damned good. Unlike its predecessors, this machine wo... more
We've had plenty of racing games come out at console launches, but we've never had a Forza Motorsport game. Don't get me wrong -- I love powersliding around silly tracks while rocking out to Japanese techno anthems. It's just... more
LocoCycle is a pretty insane game. In some ways it's wrong, in others, it's oh so right. But one thing's for sure -- if you love cheesy action films and want something completely different in a videogame, Loco might be your huckleberry.
Here are some tips to facilitate said craziness. more
I've always had a soft spot for SpyHunter. Although Twisted Metal and other arena-based shooters are great in their own right, there's something special about an action racing game that lets you hit the open road.
Like any good racer, the Need for Speed franchise never stops moving. They've come a long way since the early '90s, though the last few years' releases have been more about refinement of the formula than anything else, moving... more
As we bid farewell to the Games For Windows Live service, like we would an unwelcome and bossy relative that you feel compelled to put up with, Codemasters has taken the step of removing the GFWL client from its racing title ... more
In the weeks leading up to the release of new consoles, we're being bombarded by a series of trailers for each and every game that's set to launch alongside its respective hardware. This isn't a surprising practice; it's all... more
Project CARS, the latest title from Need for Speed Shift developers Slightly Mad Studios, is now coming to both next generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and Valve's Steam OS in 2014.
“Project CARS has always l... more
November is here and the holidays are just around the corner. And while most of this year's major blockbusters have already hit, as we gear up for the inevitable onslaught of the next generation, there are still some surprise... more
I was late to Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit but ended up liking it a fair amount. Setting up traps and utterly decimating vehicles in the name of justice didn't grow old, although the times when you weren't pl... more
Forza Motorsport 5 has been on my Xbox One launch list since its announcement; I knew this was a game I had to have from the beginning. I've played it several times over the past years at trade shows and other events, but eve... more
Only one week away from the release of its next title in the Need for Speed series, EA already has some big plans in mind for the future of the racing franchise. In an effort to provide more of an open attitude towards develo... more
There are just under 1,200 vehicles confirmed for Gran Turismo 6, and I'm hoping to race what's sure to be the suckiest one of them all, the Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV-001. A new trailer teases some moon action, but I doubt we... more
The F-Zero series may be the king of the "go really fast and repeatedly run into walls until you explode" genre of games, but indie developer DROOL apparently wants to try its hand at it. The interesting bit is that DROOL is... more
Electronic Arts saw its competitor pull in for a pitstop, and decided to kick everything into high gear. With DriveClub, Sony's first party racing game, getting delayed until 2014, EA and Ghost Games are rushing Need for... more
Look, you're never going to get to drive a Formula 1 car, so you should be grateful that these simulations exist. And if you (virtually) drive like I do, you should be glad that you'll never drive a F1 car -- we'd all be dead... more
Speaking to IGN on Podcast Unlocked, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer chatted a bit about Project Gotham Racing, which continues to live on in my heart. It's only natural that the future of the series was discussed with... more
Cops vs. robbers -- but which is good or evil? Whoa. Philosophy, I think.
While the Need for Speed series' more recent entries have been hit or miss, there's always a part of me willing to take a crack at the next one. Rival... more
It's usually not particularly surprising when a major release announces that it's sashaying to market with a season pass in tow. I mean, we live in a time where the game you bought isn't the game you get, as former EA CEO Joh... more
Hello Games is adding Halloween-themed DLC to Joe Danger 2: The Movie with the Undead Movie Pack. Can't say it mechanically looks too different, but I like what's going on here, aesthetically. It's out now for PlayStation 3 ... more
It's no longer just a rumor -- DriveClub is officially delayed until "early 2014," as confirmed by Sony today. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida gave a perfectly reasonable explanation for the delay, noting, "We understand that the... more
This is why I love videogames. Sure, I'll play the big cinematic blockbusters and the charming indie darlings with a heartfelt story to tell, but sometimes I just want to do something absurd just for the sake of it. The next... more
A rumor has surfaced that Evolution Studios' PlayStation 4 launch game DriveClub has been delayed to next spring. The Same Coin is citing an anonymous source, and Kotaku has since come out to receive confirmation of the repor... more
There's big talk of "equation language" for new kinds of force feedback in this Xbox One racing accessories video, and that sounds neat and all, but I think Microsoft is going to find that racing fans are going to push back o... more
If M&Ms are allowed to have a kart racer, surely Rovio can try its hand at the genre free of guilt. Those angry birds are certainly iconic, and I suppose that's what matters most here.
Angry Birds Go! is exactly what you... more
In case you weren't aware, Square Enix showed off a video for Chocobo Racing 3D a few years back, and nothing ever really came of it. Everyone assumed it was either still in development or canceled, but Siliconera talked to ... more
Mario Kart 8 doesn't come out until after the holidays, so what Wii U games are we supposed to stuff stockings with? Besides Super Mario 3D World? Well, there's Hello Kitty Kruisers, announced today for Wii U release. Android... more
See how you'll work up the ranks on both sides of Need for Speed Rivals in this new trailer. As a racer, you'll see what goes on in your Speedlist. As a Cop, you'll get assignments. Working up the ranks on either side g... more
The Humble Bundle people are at it again, with the second official mobile bundle, though they have had other Android-based bundles before they started numbering. This is the standard Humble Bundle affair: pay what you want, ... more
YouTube can't keep up here, but you can at least watch this direct footage from Forza Motorsport 5 to get some idea of what the Xbox One can do for racing games. Even after being butchered by compression and frame rate chang... more
Late in the Wii's life, Trials developer RedLynx released MotoHeroz on the console, which was similar to the legendary motorcycle platformer, but a bit simpler and more focused on party style multiplayer. The following year, ... more
Oh you didn't forget, did you? There's going to be a Need for Speed movie, and it's going to star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The first trailer for the movie has plenty of cliché going for it, you know, the same kind of stuff you've seen from movies about racing cars before.
Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer [Flixist] more
People have been buzzing about Race The Sun lately, and so I decided to check it out for your sensual enjoyment. I'm not very good at it, but I'm having a laugh with it, and that's what matters. At the end of the day, that's what bloody matters.
So yeah, watch this video if you like!
Oh, and Race The Sun can be voted for on its Greenlight page right here. more
As with Gran Turismo 5, the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will have a hefty patch upon its December release, followed by a year's worth of planned support and updates. Gran Turismo 6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi, speaking to Eurogamer... more
I love Burnout. Many of you love Burnout. The series doesn't appear to be going anywhere, thankfully, but its creator Criterion Games is currently working on an altogether different project. Writing on Twitter, creative direc... more
For the most part, racing games are astoundingly pretty. Driveclub seems as if it will uphold this standard, as this gameplay video looks great. Take a trip in an Audi R8 V10 Plus (thanks, video description!) and watch as the sun calmly sets behind the mountains.
Just kidding, keep your eyes on the road, fool. That's, like, the first rule of driving. more
Car personalization is coming back for Need for Speed Rivals! I didn't even know this feature was removed at some point! As you can see, you can design your cars to look however you want. As for the cop cars though, you will... more
In the previous debate we matched the three current generation consoles against one another to see which would be the victor of this era of gaming. When the dust settled, the PS3 ran away with the crown, but who claimed secon... more
Trials Frontier was announced during Ubisoft's E3 press conference and here's our first real look at the game. Surprise, it looks like a Trials game. This one has a wild west setting thing going on, which is kind of funny gi... more