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Spectra

Race through ten Chipzel songs on a laser track in Spectra


Billed as 'F-Zero meets Audiosurf'
Feb 18
"F-Zero meets Audiosurf" brings some vivid imagery to mind, but after watching the above trailer, I'm not sure I agree with that tagline for the indie racer Spectra. Sure, it's set to some bumpin' Chipzel tracks, but it look... read
Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Upcoming Driveclub car will peel your face off


Not quite ludicrous speed though
Feb 12
To tease one of the upcoming cars arriving for Driveclub this month, the developers decided to give us a sneak peak via a video showing off the terrifying speed the unnamed four-wheeled machine can do -- at least 242 mph. You got what it takes to hit that kind of speed and not end up a stain on the road? We'll have to see in the coming weeks.   read
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Ubisoft

The Crew patch fixes months-old lost stats bug, doesn't return lost stats


Ubisoft
Feb 09
Ubisoft's open world racer The Crew launched in December with a bug that the team couldn't fix over the holidays or also the month of January. It was a big bug, too, what with it randomly erasing players' stats.  Wi... read
Drift Stage photo
Drift Stage

PS4, Vita ports locked in for rad racer Drift Stage


It's not too late to get in on the Kickstarter
Feb 04
With a few days left on the Kickstarter for Drift Stage, developer Super Systems Softworks has confirmed that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita ports will eventually happen for its arcade racer. Expect those to land sometime... read
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Drive!Drive!Drive!

Drive!Drive!Drive! looks insane, sounds wonderful


Different Cloth announces new multi-track racer
Feb 04
Derrick the Deathfin and lilt line developer Different Cloth has announced a new project. It's called Drive!Drive!Drive!, like the Ryan Gosling film if you shouted into an echo chamber. It's a driving game where you race multiple tracks simultaneously. I'm loving that music and violet hue. Expect it to end up on "some platforms at some point in the future." read
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Forza Horizon 2

Time to get your Stig on


Forza gets Top Gear love
Feb 03
If you're a car junkie, then you should be very familiar with Top Gear. Microsoft is hoping that familiarity will lead to DLC sales as the Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear Car Pack has just been made available to Xbox One racers for $5. Have a look at the list of cars available (including a freebie): read
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RIDE

Take a ride with RIDE


Or just ride it out
Jan 27
As a daily rider, when I first heard a game like RIDE was announced, I got a little excited. Not too excited, but just a little. Sometimes I need a virtual motorcycle fix and that's just not easy to get in a car-dominated ra... read
Forza Motorsport 6 photo
Forza Motorsport 6

Microsoft announces Forza 6...with a nice, stationary model of a Ford GT


Forza Motorsport 6
Jan 12
Forget the Euro-dynamism and great soundtrack of Forza Horizon. Microsoft and Turn 10 have announced Forza Motorsport 6, baby!  Look at that well-modeled Ford GT, Forza 6's "cover car." Look at it. Look at it again. Exc... read
Hidden Nintendo song photo
Hidden Nintendo song

Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8


You sly dog
Jan 12
Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Ma... read
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Drift Stage looks and plays like a love letter to classic arcade racing games


I haven't felt this compelled to share a Kickstarter in quite a while
Jan 09
One look at Drift Stage in motion -- a few quick seconds into its main theme song -- and it's love. This is a racing game for PC/Mac with one hell of an art direction currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The pitch isn't... read
Joe Danger photo
Joe Danger

Tearaway is back with a cameo in Joe Danger 2 for PS Vita


Forget Steve from Minecraft, play as Atoi or Iota instead
Jan 07
Before No Man's Sky, there was Joe Danger 2, a lovable side-scrolling racing/platform game about a motorbike-riding daredevil. After appearing on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3, the game is now primed for its PS Vita debut, ... read
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More F-Zero, maybe

Miyamoto thinks F-Zero needs a 'new type of controller interface'


We'd be fine without it, all the same
Jan 06
In a recent appearance on Smosh Games (interview starts at 4:35), Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto touched on a range of topics, including the future of F-Zero and Pikmin. The famed designer gave a concise update on the latter se... read
The Crew review photo
Me and my crew, we swaggin' in the room
A great racer to me doesn’t focus on an abundance of customization options or entire garages of cars. It doesn’t even serve up solid multiplayer modes or an interesting soundtrack. It keeps me playing. And let me ... read feature

Shovel Knight photo
Shovel Knight

What the butt? Shovel Knight is in Road Redemption


He's coming to the Steam Early Access game today
Dec 22
Shovel Knight's surprise appearance in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption seems like the result of the developers meeting over drinks, someone throwing out a wild idea, and no one being sober enough to interject. Then again, this is the studio responsible for butt mode. Bless 'em. read
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Storm Island

Forza Horizon 2's first DLC takes places at the ominous Storm Island


Gee, I wonder what happens there
Dec 16
Forza Horizon 2 shipped this fall with plenty of inclement weather, unlike some other game. Nevertheless, its first add-on centers around even more torrential downpours on the paradisiacal sounding Storm Island. Storm I... read
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Action Henk

I played Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 as fat Sonic in Action Henk


Too many chili dogs
Dec 16
If there's a level editor, World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. will find a way. But before I get to that, there's a more pressing matter: fat action figures dressed up like Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, we could use more of those in ... read
Distance Early Access photo
Distance Early Access

Survival racer Distance available now on Early Access, also coming to PS4


Refract's take on the racing genre has left me impressed
Dec 13
Distance, the neon-soaked spiritual successor to the popular freeware racing title Nitronic Rush is now available to test drive on Steam Early Access. For those interested, you can pick it up for a l... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's TV app no longer broken


Wii U System Update 5.3.1
Dec 02
Mario Kart 8 has definitely passed the honeymoon test. It's still a staple with my group of friends, and the sheer number of tracks will likely ensure that over time, it will be my most played Mario Kart ever -- tha... read
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The Crew

Ubisoft informs everyone of The Crew's review process and it's not great


Just be patient
Nov 25
Only a few weeks removed from the kerfuffle surrounding both the Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue reviews and embargoes, Ubisoft is opening up about exactly how The Crew's review process will go. Th... read
Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Maybe Evolution should focus on getting Driveclub to work instead of free DLC


Driveflub
Nov 21
We're rapidly approaching the two-month anniversary of Evolution Studios' Driveclub's release. What makes this significant is that the multiplayer component of the game doesn't consistently work. Two. Months. Later. We won't ... read
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F-Zero

Mario Kart 8's take on Mute City recreated in F-Zero X


But can we go deeper?
Nov 19
Mute City is my favorite DLC track in Mario Kart 8. Like, it's not even close. Nintendo doesn't seem all that interested in making a new F-Zero, but at least we have dedicated fans out there keeping the series alive. Take th... read
Mario Kart DLC review photo
Zelda x Mario Kart
Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack has Link riding a horse-shaped bike called the Master Cycle. And, good lord, Mute City from the beloved but still dormant F-Zero series. Also, a track based on Excitebike with a killer remix. Are you even going to read this review? Don't answer that. Let me have this moment. read feature

Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Here is literally everything in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack


A lengthy video explains it all
Nov 07
We've seen clips of the Mario Kart 8 DLC, but this new walkthrough video from Nintendo shows off everything in all its glory. All three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link), four vehicles (Blue Falcon, B Dasher, ... read
The Crew beta photo
Get an early shot at this hot new racer
Your old pal Mr. Destructoid has stuffed his pockets chock full of keys for The Crew's closed beta, and he's giving them out to his favorite community! (That's you, in case you were wondering.) To claim your key, just click the big button below! Then just head on over to this page and redeem it there for your console of choice (PS4 or Xbox One). The beta runs until next Monday. Have fun! read feature

Mario Kart 8 DLC photo
Mario Kart 8 DLC

Yes! The first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack hits next week


November 13
Nov 05
The Mario Kart 8 DLC that adds Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and new vehicles and courses -- including ones based on F-Zero and Excitebike -- will be out on Thursday, November 13. The add-on will cost $7.99 if you buy it s... read
Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Driveclub's PS+ version has been a disaster


Sony, what?
Oct 31
For many, Driveclub was one of the crowning exclusives for the PlayStation 4. I remember the first time I saw that presentation by the creepy (yet awesome) guy who looked over every painstaking detail, from the feel of t... read
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Driveclub woes

Driveclub PS Plus Edition delayed until Evolution fixes the full game


Trial version postponed 'until further notice'
Oct 30
Evolution Studios' long-delayed Driveclub released on October 7 but its saga is far from over -- the game still has online issues, and the slice of game for PlayStation Plus subscribers isn't out yet. Sony Worldwide Studios p... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's take on Excitebike makes me smile


DLC course playable next month
Oct 28
Excitebike Arena is one of the DLC courses included in Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 1 and even if you don't need a trailer to convey why Excitebike and Mario Kart are a winning combination, be sure to watch the video for the musi... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's November DLC pack will include Yoshi Circuit


And a Tanooki Buggy
Oct 22
When Mario Kart 8 delivers its first DLC pack in November, it'll arrive with a few familiar courses. The newest reveal today is the Yoshi Circuit stage, which was previously found in Double Dash (and Mario Kart DS). Add... read
Quantum Rush: Champions photo
Quantum Rush: Champions

Single-player anti-gravity racer hits Steam Early Access


It's not WipEout, but it's still pretty good
Oct 21
While we wait for more news on R8Games' exciting-looking prototype Formula Fusion, Berlin-based studio and publisher GameArt has attempted to fill the future-racer void by releasing its single-player version of Quantum Rush:... read
Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Driveclub's 1.04 stability update is out, fans still reporting issues


It hasn't been a great launch
Oct 17
Driveclub is finally out, but Sony hasn't had a very smooth launch so far for Sony and developer Evolution Studios. Along with a multitude of crash errors, Sony also took the PlayStation Plus version of the game offline ... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!


This pleases me
Oct 15
We've seen a couple images of Link in Mario Kart 8 before but nothing like this. Take special note of the front of the motorcycle. So cool! Hope the vehicle's stats are good. As a reminder, the DLC is coming in two waves. Lin... read






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