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1:30 PM on 08.29.2014

Project CARS lists supported steering wheels

Project CARS wants you to use your existing racing gaming hardware. That's great news for this racing game enthusiast. But they really mean it: wheels, controllers, VR headsets, 4K televisions...hell, even 12K displays. You'l...

Dale North


12:57 PM on 08.12.2014

I'm not the first to say this but Driveclub looks gorgeous

The last racing game to really hook me was Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit thanks, in no small measure, to the Autolog. Racing against friends was compulsive and really fun, so if Driveclub can do the same but let me race with m...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Forza Horizon 2 will have a digital personal assistant named ANNA

Forza Horizon 2 is coming to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year, and more details are starting to arise with every passing week. The latest development is "ANNA," the "digital personal assistant" of Forza Horizon 2, w...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Driveclub doesn't want you to rage quit if you suck, loser

Losing is a lot more interesting than winning, but the win -- in games and in life -- is incentivized and held up high. Driveclub is aiming to stick a shiny participation medal on your coat for the things that got you into f...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK

After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...

Alessandro Fillari



Review: Mario Kart 8 photo
Review: Mario Kart 8
by Chris Carter

After the first three console entries, Mario Kart and I have had a semi-bumpy ride. After hundreds, possibly thousands of hours spent playing Super Mario Kart, 64, and Double Dash, I didn't have the same fervor as I once did from the DS iteration on.

I barely played Mario Kart Wii due to a lack of interest, and I was let down in many ways by the underwhelming Mario Kart 7. But thanks to the magic of Mario Kart 8, I'm all in again just like the olden days. It helps that it's one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking games on the market right now.

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3:15 PM on 05.29.2014

Arma 3 go karts are no longer an April Fools' Day gag

I have a real love-hate relationship with April Fools' Day. I love the creativity on display, but hate that most of the cool things "announced" on that day are often just videos. Sometimes, the gags are real, and the results ...

Jordan Devore



It looks like Iíll be playing Driveclub this fall photo
It looks like Iíll be playing Driveclub this fall
by Dale North

It’s been about a year since I’ve played upcoming PS4 racer Driveclub. It debuted at E3 last year; I found myself rushing to my PlayStation appointment to get my hands on it. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was with my first experience. It wasn’t at all like the big, shiny, socially connected next-gen racer I expected from the pros at Evolution Studios. I chalked the rough experience up to being early in the development process, but the reality was that it wasn’t that early — the title was expected at launch. 

Since then, the title missed launch, was delayed, and is now slated for an October 7 release. It sounds like they’ve done a lot to Driveclub since that first showing. And I guess that work payed off. After my first hands-on I’m pretty sure I’ll be playing it regularly later this year. 

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10:00 AM on 05.13.2014

Driveclub will have microtransactions, because of course it will

Remember that one conference where that guy was lovingly talking about how realistic Driveclub was, down to the real looking leather on the seats? That's how I imagine executives talking about microtransactions. There's proba...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Out Run Original Soundtracks available on iTunes and Amazon

Some of the best game music ever created came from Sega racing series Out Run. I haven't forgot -- I still listen to these songs. You can too with these new releases on Amazon and iTunes. A three-volume soundtrack release hit...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 05.02.2014

Gran Turismo 6 commemorates passing of Ayrton Senna

Three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna is being honored on the 20th anniversary of his passing in Gran Tursimo 6 with newly offered content and a short film.  The director of KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide created a short...

Dale North





12:15 PM on 05.01.2014

Grand finale event for Gran Turismo 5 unlocks GT6 content

Gran Turismo 5 is going down -- it's servers are, I mean. On May 31, they pull the plug, but not without one last event. This month, for all of May, a race series in GT5 will reward users with cars to use in Gran Turismo 6. A...

Dale North

9:15 AM on 04.29.2014

Driveclub gets a new release date: October 7, 2014

Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida has laid out a new Driveclub release date for PS4: October 7, 2014. That makes this about a full year delay for what was supposed to be a system launch racer.  Yoshida also announced that Paul R...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 04.18.2014

Gran Turismo 6 GT Academy starts next week

The sixth GT Academy event starts next week. What is probably the coolest videogame-to-IRL transition ever returns as players of Gran Turismo 6 will hit the real tracks. Gamers become real racers. Again -- coolest thing ever....

Dale North



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