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10:45 AM on 10.17.2014

Project Cars delayed to March 2015

Bandai Namco sends word that Slightly Mad Studios' upcoming racer, Project Cars, has been pushed back to March 20, 2015. This goes for all versions: PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  They say the move helps them break away from th...

Dale North


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Review: Driveclub photo
Review: Driveclub
by Dale North

Driveclub was supposed to be a launch day title for the PS4, but it was delayed for a while, pushing back until now. We got our hands on it at the E3 following the PS4 announcement last year and thought it needed more time in the oven, so a delay was actually welcome.

But that was a long delay. So, how much of a difference has a year made? 

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If I made my own racing game... photo
If I made my own racing game...
by Dale North

With both Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 hitting the streets this month my mind is fully in racing game mode. We racing fans are spoiled this month with two very nice titles, and I'm racing my days away in them. As of late I am this close to getting a speeding ticket IRL.

I think about racing games a lot. While I'm Destructoid's resident JRPG guy, I've always loved racing games. I've been playing them regularly since Pole Position (yeah, I'm old), and I'm perfectly open to racers of all sorts, from casual kart games all the way up to full-on simulations. 

But lately, after spending time with Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2, I'm hung up on what my ideal racing game would be. Both of them hit positive marks for me, but there are plenty of things I'd change or do differently. And I have some ideas of my own that no one has managed to work into a racer yet. 

So here's what my racing game would look like.

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1:30 PM on 09.24.2014

Trials Fusion's 'Welcome to the Abyss' DLC is coming on October 7th

Ubisoft is releasing the third DLC for Trials Fusion on October 7th, which is set for a $4.99 pricepoint and part of the Season Pass (which is $19.99). It's titled Welcome to the Abyss, and it'll bring 10 new tracks, 24 ...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.16.2014

Possibly seizure-inducing arcade racer The Collider smashes into Steam today

Shortbreak Studios, a part of Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez), has just released its PC port of the iOS and Android arcade racer The Collider today on Steam. You might recognize that name as the studio behind the mobi...

Rob Morrow

3:00 PM on 09.13.2014

Survival racer Distance speeds to Steam Early Access this fall

Seattle-based independent games studio Refract's experimental survival racer Distance will be coming to Steam Early Access this fall as an open beta. Until now, access to the futuristic arcade racer has been limited to a pri...

Rob Morrow

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