Console players will get an update
When Need for Speed heads to PC on March 15, 2016, it'll support manual transmission, and the oft-requested feature will also show up in a future update for the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Electronic Arts announced th...
Back on the radar you go
At some point during the past several months, TrackMania Turbo slipped off my radar. Which is a shame, because it looks super good. You can air-drop from a helicopter into a race and drive upside down on magnetic rollercoaste...
Mr. Destructoid has been around for almost 10 years now (!!), and in that time his cold steel frame has graced a few video games. First there was Bomberman Live, then came Raskulls and BurgerTime World Tour. Heck, the green m...
'We're very, very close'
Dirt Rally developer Codemasters is hoping to hit 1080p and 60fps when the racer releases on consoles later this year.
“We’re very, very close [to 1080p/60fps] on PS4,” chief game designer Paul Coleman told ...
The one from Criterion Games
The latest game in Origin's On the House program is 2012's Need for Speed: Most Wanted. For a limited time, you can add it to your account for free and it'll stay there until the end of days, probably.
I'm not particularly we...
It's coming in an update next month
Evolution Studios is adding a Hardcore Handling option to Driveclub in February. With the feature enabled, you won't be able to rely on familiar assists like traction and stability control.
Here's a short preview of it in action:
Plus some new Wild Run stuff
After getting The Crew and its Wild Run expansion on sale a few weeks back, the racing game has slowly become a night-devouring obsession. It has problems, definitely, but I'm loving it as something I can play while listening...
North America getting lapped
Almost as quick as a speedy Super Mushroom, Mario Kart 64 will be zooming to Wii U's Virtual Console this week. In just three days, the racer from 1996 will be available to play on Nintendo's newest console, nearly 20 ye...
Also adding RNG loot
The next update for my #2 game of 2015 Rocket League is due out next month. With it comes the end of the first season of competitive play, and the better players will net some snazzy bling to show off during season two and be...
Currently on Kickstarter
I'm not one to generally cover Kickstarters (there are so many, and a lot of them have zero working game footage in tow), but occasionally select concepts catch my eye. Slipstream is one such project, as it looks like i...
So fast the paint's peeling off my car
In the three years since the launch of the Wii U, one of the most notably absent Nintendo properties on the console has been F-Zero. The series, which focused on futuristic fast-paced track racing, has been dormant for over a...
On your marks
Dirt Rally is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 6, 2016.
The racer - which has now left Steam Early Access with the arrival of the Winter Wonderland pack - will also be available on PC as a physical version, too.
Get on your Sparrow
Destiny, a shooter that everyone was down on in 2014 and then very high on in 2015, isn't just a shooter anymore. It's also a racer. Bet you didn't see that coming.
Sparrow races are going to be a part of Destiny on December...
Fast Racing Neo has been on my radar for quite some time now, and finally, it's almost upon us. It's set for December 10, and will go for $14.99 -- given what seems to be on offer here, it seems like a fair enough price....
The cake is a li-- er, topper
Portal-themed content is coming to Rocket League next month, Psyonix has announced.
Starting December 1, the following items will be awarded to players at random after matches:
Conversion Gel (Rocket Trai...
Get your motor running
Ghost Games has detailed what's new in the upcoming Need for Speed patch, "Icons."
Community lead Ben Walke stated in a blog post the developer was aware of issues with AI catch-up (AI cars that magically keep up with you when racing) and while the details haven't been specified, it has "made changes to the AI behavior which should improve your overall experience."
With a response from Microsoft
One of the biggest criticisms of Forza Motorsport 5 was the career progression system and its over-reliance on microtransactions to advance at a reasonable rate. It was such a deal-breaker for some that Turn 10 reve...
Race fast in future space
As part of yesterday's new Nintendo Direct presentation, Wii U owners around the world were treated to a new trailer for FAST Racing Neo.
Now, where have I seen this style of game before? What possible game, much demanded by...
More news later this year
Thus far, Rocket League has seen some phenomenal success on PC and PlayStation 4 (in part due to the PlayStation Plus promotion), and developer Psyonix hasn't been shy about its desires to move onto other platforms in the pas...
Goodness knows what they will be
Good news for you F1 video game fans, F1 2016 is apparently going to have some "new and exciting features" for you. What are they? We have no idea.
According to a blog post on the Codemasters' website, we were told that these...
Fueled by hype
Fallout 4 hype has reached critical mass and everybody wants a piece -- even other developers.
Today, Turn 10 Studios announced a pair of Fallout 4-themed cars for its latest racer, Forza 6.
Those include a Fallout-branded 19...
Neither first, nor last
I can't believe Need for Speed has been around for over 20 years. I remember playing the initial entry on my PC for the first time, and I spent many an hour escaping cops in the first Hot Pursuit.
But as the years went on, the Speed series had a bunch of ups and downs, with odd side stories alongside of core titles. The latest game falls somewhere in-between.
You'll need EA Access!
If you're a member of EA Access, you can now sample ten hours of Need for Speed, completely unrestricted, for free.
You'll be able to try out every mode and feature in advance of release next week, and the clock only counts down while you're in-game -- so you won't be locked out ten hours after you download it.
Beta testing kicks off early next year
Today at its Paris Games Week press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed the next entry in its long-running simulation racing series, Gran Turismo Sport.
It will be compatible with PlayStation VR and aims to be "the most realistic driving simulator of all Gran Turismo games to date." No word on a release window, but a beta is planned for early 2016.
CycleClub is a better name, btw
[Update: Driveclub Bikes was revealed officially today at Paris Games Week. As well as getting a reveal trailer which you can see below, we learned that Driveclub Bikes will be available later today on PSN. The game is availa...
Check that off the list
There was talk of Burnout Paradise coming to Xbox One, but it wasn't a sure thing. Now it is.
On Twitter, Criterion confirmed that the open-world racing game will eventually be playable on the console via backward compatibili...
Might as well
Hey, PlayStation Plus members! This is the last day to download the extended trial version of Driveclub before Sony pulls the offer. Add it to your account now before you forget.
Driveclub PS Plus Edition comes with 13 tracks...
'Speed. Traffic. And crashing.'
Our beloved Burnout was in the news earlier this week and here it is again. Criterion stated that it's not working on an HD collection for the series because it's too busy with "newer, even better things." Now, Three Fields E...
Nearly two years after release, Gran Turismo 6 has added its course maker to the game.
GTPlanet has details on the course maker, which released as a separate iOS/Android app. After designing on the app -- you can have much mo...
People have been asking
Every year or so there's rumors of a Burnout HD Collection, and Criterion Games is mostly silent on the issue. But this week it decided to speak up and address the situation directly, noting on Twitter that the rumor isn't tr...