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
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
Aside from all of the shiny new PS4 stuff they're showing off, Sony also brought along Gran Turismo 6 to San Diego Comic-Con this week. They're showing some of the new tracks here on the show floor alongside the game's new ph... more
After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past... more
Get in, totally disregard your seatbelt and saftey, and get ready to take a spin with me in upcoming PS4 game DriveClub.
Relax. Don't let the high-end visuals fool you -- this isn't some uptight sim. It's all about driving an... more
At E3 this afternoon I had the pleasure of chatting with Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi about his upcoming PS3 game, Gran Turismo 6. He also teased what might be coming up next, but made it clear that we're getting ahead of ourselves when talking about PS4 Gran Turismo titles. more
Grid 2: Mono Edition has been dubbed the "Most Expensive Video Game Commercially Available -- Special Edition" by the Guinness World Records group. This PS3 game package goes far beyond your typical DLC and cloth maps, though... more
The official Need for Speed Facebook account has posted a teaser image for a new game, as shown above. It's getting to be about that time -- it is, after all, a new year.
The "Pursuit" on the side of the vehicle would suggest... more
During Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer announced Forza Motorsport 5. Developed by Turn 10 Studios, this latest installment in the long-running franchise will be available as a launch ti... more
Just a few weeks ago, we were picking over Gran Turismo 6 rumors, and now here we are with our very first preview. I was surprised to walk into a hands-on opportunity just one day after the title was officially announced. Surprised and pleased.
It may not have been the PlayStation 4 launch game I was hoping for, but it's never really a bad time for more Gran Turismo. more
Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe will serve as a creative adviser on Pixelbionic's debut title, a car combat game named Autoduel. The studio, co-founded by Maxx Kaufman (inXile, art director of Return to Castle Wolfenstein) ... more
At an anniversary event today, the next installment in the beloved racing sim series Gran Turismo was announced for release this holiday season. Don't you love it when teasers quickly pan out? While Dale was hoping for a Pla... more
Like any proud owner, Codemasters is parking its car, popping the hood, and letting jealous bystanders take a peek at its baby. Today, the multiplayer modes are in the spotlight.
GRID 2's multiplayer features will be entirely... more
The amount of DLC for Forza Horizon is really beginning to mount up. I mean, Turn 10 Studios hasn't quite reached Forza 4's level yet, but it's certainly getting there; and thanks to the recently announced car pack, we'... more
Evolution Studios enthusiastically introduced DriveClub for the PlayStation 4, a new "team based driving" game. It's the game "we've always wanted to make," says Matt Southern, director at Evolution, as you feel his exc... more
Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit i... more
Having just picked up the PC port of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, I'm a bit late to the party, but not unfashionably so. There is, after all, still the pending 3DS version of the rather wonderful kart racer, to s... more
Codemasters has slapped a release date on GRID 2: May 28 in North America, and May 31 in Europe. This will once again be a multiplatform game, hitting up the usual PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 trio. Maybe we'll see a Wii U... more
RedLynx has another piece of downloadable content on the way for its rage-inducing Trials Evolution, and it's running with the whole "end of the world" theme. Priced at 400 Microsoft Points, Riders of Doom will further expan... more
Check out Wreck-It Ralph from the upcoming film doin' his thing in Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. He gets to make an appearance in the game through a Sega and Disney collaboration. Players will be able ... more
Sonic Universe #45 hits newsstands tomorrow, but non-subscribers can steal a peek at some fresh pages in the gallery below. This is the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed adaptation issue that was first revealed right h... more
I thought I was done with kart racers, but after playing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at E3, I think I'm up for at least one more rodeo. It's extremely fun, easy to control, and more colorful than a bag of Jelly B... more
At EA's gamescom press conference today in Cologne, Germany, it was revealed that just about all of the cars will be unlocked from the start of upcoming racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted. So, no more unlocking.
Wait, wh... more
Among the four-letter racing games to come out in the last five years, I never did get around to playing GRID, despite generally liking the work Codemasters does in the genre. We knew a follow-up game was in order, and thank... more
[Update: Sega now says that the PC and Wii U versions don't actually have a release date yet. I think the company's just trying to cover its ass, but whatevs.]
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is already looking prett... more
It never occurred to me just how much DLC Forza Motorsport 4 has. Hell, the entire series has a mountain of DLC. Not that it's a bad thing, I guess I just never thought about it. That Season Pass would have really come in ha... more
I know, these Need for Speed subtitles are getting a bit confusing, but the games are anything but. People seem to find something appealing about driving sexy, nasty cars that break the $100K mark, and playing chicken with th... more
Well, would you look at that. During Nintendo's Wii U developer roundtable this evening, we got a quick glimpse at a new mini-game for Nintendo Land, and it's none other than F-Zero.
Granted, this probably isn't the new F-Zer... more
Holy hell! Look at this thing! Sony has announced a new peripheral for fans of racing games who aren't content with their current methods of input. The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel, as it's been so eloquently named, will be ... more
Criterion Games is bringing back speed and high-stakes action in their upcoming reboot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The scenic vistas and sun-soaked highways return with more destructible items and explosions then before.... more
The headline says it all, but allow me to reiterate because there's little else for me to do: Electronic Arts has sent out the first official screenshot of Need for Speed Most Wanted. It's being developed by the beloved Crite... more
Techland's 2010 off-road racing game Nail'd was a bit of a surprise in that it was actually a pretty ok game. Their new project, Mad Riders, seems like a safe bet for them considering that it's basically Nail'd... again.&nbs... more
I really like these re-release packages that seem to come out these days, especially when I'm not able to get around to picking up every game I want to. When the re-release package comes with a substantial amount of new conte... more
The Ferrari fanatics in attendance will want to keep an eye on Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. The game revolves around this single brand and is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in spring 2012. What got me to ta... more
There's nothing quite like the sensation of causing almost cartoonish levels of destruction to other vehicles in a city devoid of pedestrians, especially when you can take those vehicular shenanigans on th... more
You'll see why they call this trailer "On The Edge" when you watch it.
EA really has arcade racing on lockdown, and they're not letting up. The next game in the NFS series, Need for Speed The Run, centers around a cros... more
There's still not a final name for the Vita version of Ridge Racer, but a new website has been opened, and on it you'll find new screenshots of the upcoming Namco Bandai Vita launch game.
These 12 new screens look goooood. Th... more
Yes, you read the headline correctly. 343 Industries revealed a number of new Halo goodies at their preview event last night, including that the Halo 4 Warthog would be hitting Forza Motorsport 4. The folks at Turn 10 showed ... more
Ubisoft was kind enough to release a pile of screenshots today for the not-far-off Driver: San Francisco. The gallery includes a selection licensed cars, running from the police and other shenanigans. Launch the gallery below... more
Fresh from gamescom are these Ridge Racer Unbounded screenshots. This is actually the first real batch of screens that Namco Bandai has released for the game.
As you might have seen in a recent trailer, the Ridge Racer ... more
Microsoft threw a big bash here in Los Angeles tonight to celebrate upcoming racing title Forza Motorsport 4. I showed up and geeked the f*ck out at all the beautiful cars they had lined up for the party. Sure, they also had ... more
Nadeo and Ubisoft have pushed out some more details on TrackMania 2 Canyon. Namely, the closed beta for the sequel is going to start in July, with ManiaPlanet -- a connected system for PC which contains tools that allow for ... more
A return of the FlatOut racing franchise with a new game by developer Team6 was announced back in April, but it didn't seem to make that big a splash considering we don't seem to have announced it, so consider this your intro... more
Now, I'm going to have to claim some level of ignorance here. I've never played a Driver game. So, I can't tell whether or not these screenshots for the just-announced 3DS iteration of the series are consistent with the rest ... more
Here's something I'd never thought we would see again. Square Enix is developing a new Chocobo Racing game for the 3DS. Tenatively titled Chocobo Racing 3D, I assume it will consist largely of riding on the backs of ch... more
Yes, I'm a racing game whore, so almost any racer screens get me going. But what really gets my gears shifting is shots from a rally game. Filthy.
Codemasters' DiRT 3 is such a game, and these new screens do it for me. City s... more
What kind of racing game do you think of when you hear of a game called Cargasm? Is it arcade-like with strong leanings toward the kart racer genre and possibly cell-shading or is it a game where you race around actual city s... more
I am the opposite of sold on Joy Ride. Un-sold? Soldless? Whatever the term would be, driving with Kinect just doesn't seem like it will be as much fun as, say, driving with any form of wheel-like object in one's hand. I thin... more
Gaming on Facebook is huuuuuge. It stands to reason then that games would want to work as easily as possible with Facebook, and so we receive Blur's Facebook integration. You can see what it will look like above and read how ... more
These screens make my loins vibrate. Boost! Boost harder!
I'm not sure if there's any shaky crotch attachments for the newest game in the Hydro Thunder franchise, but I know it looks pretty good from these new screens. The ga... more