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Racing Wheel
As a gamer with limited experience playing driving sims, I have often underestimated the effect that a nice racing wheel can have on player experience. I'll often enjoy playing Euro Truck Simulator or Forza Horizon casually, ...   read

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Forza 6: Apex

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex opens its beta next week

Turn 10 is bringing Forza over to PC soon, but if you missed the initial announcement, well, this isn't exactly a dream scenario we're talking about here. Importantly, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free-to-play title, one with a "curated si...

 
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Your opinions on racing games are stupid

[Scrustle has some prime words to share about the surprisingly diverse racing genre. Sims, arcade racers, and everything in between, it seems like there is a lot of contention in rating racing games when they're not just racing games but re...

 
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Games with Gold

Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...

 
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Rocket League

See what all the Rocket League fuss is about for free this weekend

If you've spent any amount of time around these parts within the past year, you know that Rocket League is enormously successful. We love it; the general public loves it; everybody seems to love it. Still, there may be some curmud...

 
Review: Blaze Rush

Review: BlazeRush

Remember that classic racing game Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road? You know, the game where you race tiny trucks across dirt tracks while using turbo boosts to catch some sick air over bumps in the road.  Bl...   read

Forza 6 Fallout car photo
Forza 6 Fallout car

Forza 6 goes retro with free Fallout 4-inspired car

 Xbox One owners who own either Fallout 4 or Forza 6 are getting another free treat. Similar to the Vault-Tech themed 1956 Ford F100 released last November, racing fans and wasteland scavengers will be receiving the Chryslus Rocket '69...

 
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Project Cars

Project Cars is even less forgiving with an Oculus Rift

Project CARS was a hit with a lot of folks when it arrived back in May of last year, and now, it has an added bonus of VR support on PC. I spent a few hours with it recently, and I have to say, it warrants the "intense" rating it boast...

 
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80's Overdrive

80's Overdrive for 3DS looks promising

There are several Out Run homages that have been released in the past decade or so, but every time I see one, my eyes light up. Nostalgia is a powerful thing after all, though in the end, I do need solid gameplay to back it up. 80's Ov...

 
TrackMania Turbo
Like its predecessors, TrackMania Turbo is an arcade-stye racing game built around small victories. At first, it's just a relief to crawl past the finish line, no matter how embarrassingly long it takes. Then, after deve...   read

Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Sony shuts down Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

After all of the issues with Driveclub, a lot of folks were probably waiting to hear some bad news out of Evolution Studios, and today, it happened. Sony has announced that it's closing the developer, who also handled the MotorStorm series....

 
360 on Xbox One photo
360 on Xbox One

You can play Assassin's Creed, Dark Void, and GRID 2 on Xbox One

Hah, remember Dark Void? It was only six years ago! There was a point pre-release where the Airtight-developed, Capcom-published third-person shooter seemed like it might be cool (it had a jetpack!), but it ended up falling below expectatio...

 
Super Impossible Road
During every Awesome Games Done Quick event, I pay particular attention to the Mario Kart block. The reason is that I love watching the speedrunners hit every shortcut with surgical precision. It requires knowing the exa...   read

TrackMania Turbo photo
TrackMania Turbo

TrackMania Turbo is holding an open beta this weekend

Thinking of spending the weekend at Bernie's? Postpone those plans! There's some free TrackMania Turbo to be played. Nadeo is holding a last-minute open beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Friday, March 18 at 6:00am Pacific until that s...

 
Leaked wet cars photo
Leaked wet cars

Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...

 
Rocket League Hoops photo
Rocket League Hoops

Hoopin' is on the horizon for Rocket League

Rocket League did for soccer what few anticipated: it made controlling an individual player exciting. This past winter, it took the formula on ice with the hockey-themed Snow Day, and now it's going further in the genre of sports in which t...

 
Mario Kart TV  photo
Mario Kart TV

Mario Kart TV closes online operations in April

Mario Kart 8 is still alive and well in some circles (it would probably be even more prevalent if it had a good battle mode!), but online support for the TV element is winding down. On April 5, Mario Kart TV will cease its online operations...

 
Rocket League photo
Rocket League

Wanna roleplay as a rich guy with mommy/daddy issues in Rocket League?

Hi, Batman defenders! Before you start your own Caped Crusade to tell me how wrong I am, know that I'm just teasing. Bats is a'ight. Darren recently reported that the Batmobile is coming to Rocket League while insinuating that Batman p...

 
Forza photo
Forza

We're getting a Forza announcement at E3

Despite the three months between now and E3, Microsoft wants to talk about E3. More specifically, it wants to tease E3. Via press release, Microsoft says that it will reveal a new Forza title at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Jun...

 
Forza photo
Forza

Forza's newest game is free-to-play, Windows 10 only

We knew something Forza was coming this way, but until now, we weren't 100% on what that was. But Microsoft is finally ready to let that cat out of the bag (sort of, the Seattle Times seemingly jumped the gun), and that thing is a new ...

 
Project Traffic Jam photo
Project Traffic Jam

That's, uh, that's some bad racing

My time spent with Project CARS was largely made up of staring at other cars' bumpers and rapidly-approaching barricades. This GIF has half of that in spades. Remember: Slow racing is safe racing. Oh shit... Rush Hour in Monte Carlo -...

 
Assetto Corsa photo
Assetto Corsa

Racing sim Assetto Corsa pushed to June for PS4, Xbox One

Are you in the mood for a racing game? Not, like, right now, but in general? I only ever seem to become heavily invested in one or two a year, if that, and then I want no business with the genre. Currently, I'm all Crew-ed out on virtual dr...

 
Need for Speed photo
Need for Speed

Need for Speed is coming to PC with manual transmission

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 this morning. A s...

 
TrackMania photo
TrackMania

TrackMania Turbo hits PC and consoles in March

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 rollercoaster tracks. Uh, y...

 
Destructoid Rocket League
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...   read

Dirt Rally photo
Dirt Rally

Dirt Rally dev targeting 1080p/60fps on consoles

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 Videogamer. &ld...

 
Origin freebie photo
Origin freebie

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin

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 well-versed in th...

 
Driveclub photo
Driveclub

Driveclub's hardcore option looks intimidating

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:

 
The Crew update photo
The Crew update

Oh cool, The Crew now has a photo mode

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 to podcasts or...

 
Mario Kart 64 photo
Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64 dashing to Wii U in Europe this week

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 years after the g...

 

Brett MakedonskiFeatured blogger

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 

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Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 
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DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
Kaleido Ruby
 
Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
Cannibal Steven

Semen in the left, blood in the

 
hlarge4

Im a dad!

 
Scrustle

Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Today has been a massive, MASSIVE waste of time! Details in the

 
guitarvillain

*beatboxes so fast and furious that none of you can step to it*

 
FunkyVideoGames

Battleborn Vs OverWatch

 
Vadicta

Shit just got

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Im not sure why but this is not only entertaining to watch, but also somehow better articulated the CoDness of the new Doom Im really getting what Xor and a few others were getting at

 
JuIc3

Should I buy the humble bundle for Shantae?

 
Flegma

What could Nintendo do differently with F-Zero? Ever played Speed Racer on Wii? (Except thered be the not invented here

 
Jed Whitaker

Haters gonna

 
Sr Churros

Happy Star Wars day! Also, controversal opinion time: Darth Vader is a pretty weak villain, specially when compared to Darth Sidious or Kylo He is completely style over But I do agree that his armor looks

 
BigDoniel

BvS is too long by about an hour and nothing happens for far too A film with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and doomsday is incredibly hard to make boring, but congratulations you achieved it Mr

 
Jinx 01

Managed to accidentally suicide two games in a row in Quest of Dungeons by clicking on the spawn

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Got my Battlenet account back! Just in time for some Overwatch

 
Larxinostic

Know what solve plenty of life issues? New work Holy cow, theyre so cozy and Got me like -

 
Agent9

I suppose Darksouls is one of the few games where I dont mind being steam I will have my revenge aldrich faithful!!!!!!!! I will hunt you

 
KnickKnackMyWack

OH MY FUCKING GOD! There is a remaster of the 98 Battlezone game on Steam! HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FUCKERY OF AWESOME?!

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im on a bus next to two CoD fanboys arguing about which Modern Warfare is the

 
Donley Time

Boss 101 Screenshot - game tuning time, watch out for the lightning bolts - they explode!

 
ACESandElGHTS

File under: How do I arcade? 1982 magazine article on coin-op

 
Asterion

Anyone with exams coming up who even thinks about procrastinating - Francis York Morgan has words for

 

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