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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


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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

1:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Sega's free-to-play Initial D racer coming in April in Japan

Initial D: Perfect Shift, Sega's free-to-play racing game based on the anime, is coming to Japan on April 2nd. It's part racer, part card collecting adventure, as the cards will actually "drive" your car, but shifting gears c...

Chris Carter



Krautscape is a racing game where you make your own path to victory photo
Krautscape is a racing game where you make your own path to victory
by Brett Makedonski

Practice makes perfect in racing games. "Sight reading" a new course (so to speak) might turn out okay, but any perfectionist will spend hours learning the every nuance of every track in order to shave precious seconds off their times. But what if that weren't an option? What if the racetrack wasn't a static entity?

That's what Krautscape has going on. One of the many defining characteristics of this indie racer is that the leader procedurally generates the track. As you pass through the gates that mark the building points, different lanes dictate different directions to send the action.

That's a unique concept for a game, but not enough for developer Mario von Rickenbach. That's why the vehicles can also fly. That's right, if you don't like the way that the track is going, find a place to soar off the edge and take the lead away. Pick your spots wisely though, because a miscalculation could end up in a supposedly savvy move putting you even further behind.

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5:30 PM on 03.25.2014

Trick-filled new trailer for Trials Fusion

Ubisoft has released this new trailer for Trials Fusion, with a look at some of the flips, grabs and holds possible with the game's new FMX trick system. Trials may not have needed more ways to screw up a landing, but t...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 03.24.2014

Trials Frontier to arrive on iOS April 10

Trials Frontier, the first mobile version of RedLynx's acrobatic motorcycle series, now has a release date of April 10 for iOS devices. An Android launch of the free-to-play racing title will arrive at a later, as yet undisc...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 AM on 03.06.2014

Mario Kart SNES coming to the UK VC, with a special deal

The UK is getting Super Mario Kart by way of the Wii U Virtual Console on March 27th, and there's a deal in tow. If you buy the game before June 30th, you'll get a £5.49 discount on the upcoming Mario Kart 8, which is s...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 02.28.2014

Cel Damage being remade in high definition

One of the most visually interesting race games of its day is coming back at today's higher resolutions. Cel Damage, a competitive, kart-style racing game with a cartoon aesthetic will be reborn as Cel Damage HD and rele...

Conrad Zimmerman



Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre
by Alessandro Fillari

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million copies sold, Trials has been a staple of downloadable gaming scene and has garnered a loyal and devout following.

Now, with another title on the way, the developers at RedLynx and Ubisoft have gone all in and made Trials: Fusion the most content rich and expansive title of the series. With over 150 developers working on the title across three different studios, Ubisoft plans to give fans and newcomers alike a crash course in making a splash with this bizarre and challenging puzzle racer.

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World of Speed: A free-to-play online racing MMO photo
World of Speed: A free-to-play online racing MMO
by Dale North

World of Speed is a racing MMO that sets to accomplish a goal that no other racer has been truly successful with so far: making racers cooperate with each other. Slightly Mad Studios has 10 years in the racing game business under their belts, with games like the Need for Speed: Shift titles, Project CARS, and GTR2, but they say they're looking at other game genres for inspiration, including online first-person shooters.

Oh, and World of Speed is a free-to-play game.

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12:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Lococycle gets a permanent price reduction

Twisted Pixel's Lococycle is a rather polarizing game. Chris seemed to enjoy it. I, on the other hand, did not. Judging by the treatment that Microsoft's giving it, the general public appears to be just as divided. Major...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 AM on 01.14.2014

Codemasters released a new endless racer for mobile

Codemasters has stealthily released an endless racer for the App Store. It's called Drive: USA, and it's only available through the Singapore App Store at the moment. It sure looks like a racing game, eh? I do find it a little funny that after so many endless runners, this is the first time I'm seeing one with cars. I mean, it looks ... alright. Eh, it's free, don't complain.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 01.13.2014

New Road Redemption footage shows graphical progress

Billed as a spiritual successor to Road Rash, the long-dead Electronic Arts' motorcycle racing series, Road Redemption managed to achieve its funding goals back in May. This new video released by Darkseas Interactive sh...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 01.01.2014

Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki returns in All-Stars Racing mobile

Sega has been teasing the return of Ryo Hazuki recently -- a character previously absent from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. At this time I can confirm that he will indeed be returning to the franchise, but for rig...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 12.31.2013

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S...

Alessandro Fillari