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4:00 PM on 12.30.2013

Review: Ridge Racer Slipstream

People can get restless for another entry in their dream franchise. For many years, Ridge Racer was the dominant racing game for some, offering up a sense of style with a selection of great tracks, and fun cars. But in a...

Chris Carter


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:30 AM on 12.04.2013

Ridge Racer Slipstream to hit mobile devices this month

It's not the next-gen Ridge Racer I wanted, but  we'll take what we can get. Namco Bandai has announced that mobile racer Ridge Racer Slipstream will come to the App Store and Google Play this month. Expect a full Caree...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 10.14.2013

Ridge Racer composer releases new original album

Kohta Takahashi has been one of Namco's more prolific composers over the years, having a hand in crafting the sugary sweet yet catchy Klonoa soundtracks as well as being lead composer for the Ridge Racer series beginning with...

Audun Sorlie

5:00 AM on 04.12.2013

Ridge Racer Driftopia is a free-to-play racer for PC, PS3

A new Ridge Racer is on the way and it's going to be free-to-play. Driftopia will be out later this year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, and will see players racing, drifting, and smashing into each other as they compete for stuff to do stuff with stuff.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 AM on 04.08.2013

It's Ridge Racer, the arrange album! Riiiiiiidge Racer!

No, it will never get old. NEVER. OverClocked ReMixer Joshua Morse has organized a jazz-electronica fusion celebration of Namco's Ridge Racer series. He was assisted by a pair of fine young gentlemen with wonderful first name...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 02.05.2013

Namco discounts Artorias of the Abyss and more on PS3

As a nice complement to Square Enix's Final Fantasy sale this week, Namco Bandai also has some discounts for PlayStation gamers going live soon. This is an assorted bunch, with the clear highlight being Artorias of the Abyss ...

Jordan Devore



Review: Ridge Racer Unbounded photo
Review: Ridge Racer Unbounded
by Alasdair Duncan

Bugbear Entertainment knows a thing or two about cars crashing into one another. As the studio behind the FlatOut franchise, they've shown they can create a driving game that melds crazy excitement with solid handling.

Ridge Racer is a series best known for slick arcade racing rather than over-the-top crashes, making Bugbear seem like an odd developer choice. Can the Finnish studio help Ridge Racer move into a new direction, or is Ridge Racer Unbounded heading up a dead alley at dangerously fast speeds?

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9:00 PM on 03.12.2012

Idolmaster content busts its way onto Ridge Racer Vita

Namco Bandai's devotion to bringing The iDOLM@STER to everything it can get its hands on isn't just limited to fighter jets. Now its coming to race cars, specifically the ones in Ridge Racer Vita. In the grand trad...

Josh Tolentino

4:30 PM on 03.06.2012

Ridge Racer Unbounded gets pushed back

Ridge Racer Unbounded won't be making its March release as originally planned. The Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 game is now set for a North American launch this year to give the development team some "additional time to pa...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 02.09.2012

Ridge Racer Unbounded wants you to 'deal with it'

Here's a developer diary from the team at Bugbear Entertainment, currently working on Ridge Racer Unbounded. There are cars, they go fast and the level editor they show off looks like a great execution. They also released a ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Preview: The roads are empty in Ridge Racer for PS Vita photo
Preview: The roads are empty in Ridge Racer for PS Vita
by Abel Girmay

Another PlayStation machine is about to launch, and with it comes another Ridge Racer, of course.

The new installment for PlayStation Vita is somewhat of an oddity. I can't remember a time when my opinion of a game had ever been influenced by the business model used to release it. Already out in Japan, and already taking plenty of heat in the West, Ridge Racer for Vita is a bare bones experience out of the box, as most of its content is planned to be released later on via download.

While at its core, Ridge Racer remains a solid racer, you have to ask yourself, how much can you enjoy a game when there isn't much of it to enjoy?

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10:15 AM on 11.18.2011

PS Vita Ridge Racer gets a flashy new trailer

You'll have to squint and lean closer to the screen to see what's going on in this new Japanese trailer for PlayStation Vita launch game Ridge Racer. There's all kinds of craziness obscuring what looks to be footage of Vita'...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 11.03.2011

Ridge Racer Unbounded launches on March 6

Hey guys, it's Riiiiidge Racer! Namco Bandai has announced that Ridge Racer Unbounded will hit shelves on March 6, 2012. Yeah, I know the Wii U is also on its way for next year, but this one won't be a launch title. Crazy, I...

Brett Zeidler

9:20 AM on 10.11.2011

PS Vita digital games cheaper than boxed copies

Last night, a number of PlayStation Vita launch titles were priced for Japan, bringing with it the good news that digital versions will be cheaper than physical versions -- something that the PSPgo utterly failed to do. A num...

Jim Sterling



TGS: Ridge Racer: Launch game for life photo
TGS: Ridge Racer: Launch game for life
by Dale North

When the Vita was first announced earlier this year I was able to play around with a tease experience for the next Ridge Racer title. I was hoping to see more of the game at Tokyo Game Show this year, and I was able to, but they're still not finished with it. They had better hurry, as you know a PlayStation product cannot launch without some kind of Ridge Racer title.

The TGS demo for Ridge Racer for Vita wasn't much to talk about, but at least it was playable. I'll tell you one thing: It looks goooood. Just as we've been telling you with the other Vita games, this title really pops off the screen, and it looks closer to a PS3 title than a PSP one. It's classic Ridge Racer, with lovely vistas and flashy cars. As always, leaning into tight turns at high speed feels great. And with analog sticks that are raised, all the steering feels great. 

The whole experience had that not-yet-finished feel, but it's going somewhere good as far as I can tell. I already like it more than Ridge Racer 3D, though that's not saying much. 

This game doesn't even have an official title yet, but I'm sure we'll hear something closer to its December 17 launch date.

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4:15 PM on 08.19.2011

City building with Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Since I hadn't caught up with Finish developers BugBear since I was in Dubai, gamescom was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the latest announcements for Ridge Racer: Unbounded. This time we take a look at ...

Hollie Bennett