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5:55 PM on 04.08.2014

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...

Steven Hansen



Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew
by Casey Baker

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 insist that despite its trappings that would suggest an open world racing game in the same vein as the latest in the Need for Speed series or Forza Horizons, The Crew is actually an MMO RPG.

When first presented with this concept at a recent Ubisoft event, I was a little skeptical that a racing game could be classified as such, given that it doesn't necessarily involve giant monsters and upgradeable weapons, and certainly bears no fantastical setting. However, after getting an hour long hands-on with the new game and witnessing the number of ways that this separates itself from its ilk, I could definitely see how it could be deserving of this different classification.

In The Crew, your vastly upgradeable and customizable car is your weapon. The giant monster you perpetually battle is the road, in several different kinds of events and spanning a seemingly large storyline across five enormous regions of the United States.

And like all MMO RPG's, The Crew is so much better with friends.

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9:00 AM on 04.04.2014

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...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 AM on 04.04.2014

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...

Jordan Devore



Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD
by Alessandro Fillari

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 action, the Mario Kart series has been going strong for over twenty years; and it doesn't seem like it'll stop any time soon.

Now, the series is finally taking its first steps onto an HD platform, and after spending about an hour of playtime with it, I just don't see how they can go back after this. I'm just going to come right out and say it: Mario Kart 8 is one gorgeous game.

As the first full HD release of the series, the developers at Nintendo went the extra mile with creating a game that is visually spectacular, but also the most content rich game of the series.

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1:00 PM on 04.01.2014

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 03.28.2014

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...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 03.27.2014

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 03.27.2014

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...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 03.25.2014

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 03.24.2014

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 ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.24.2014

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 03.20.2014

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.14.2014

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.

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 03.11.2014

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...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 03.06.2014

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...

Jordan Devore