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The Crew's police-chase expansion Calling All Units is out today

It feels as if the second expansion for The Crew has appeared out of nowhere, and I say that as someone who is very fond of the open-road, multiplayer-centric racing game. Calling All Units releases today on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One ...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon 3's first expansion is Blizzard Mountain

Forza Horizon 3 makes for some great escapism, but if you're hoping to forget about winter with the Australia-set racer, you may want to skip the first expansion, Blizzard Mountain, for the time being. That name is not a lie: expect to go u...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Games with Gold for December includes Burnout Paradise backward compatibility

For once, the most exciting part of Xbox's Games with Gold comes not from a new release but from a very old release. It's the Xbox 360 and not the Xbox One that's the star of the show. Xbox has announced December's Games with Gold, and 2008...   read

 
 
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The Humble Store is giving out DiRT 3 for free

Well, this is a nice little gift to wake up to. Today and tomorrow, the Humble Store is giving away DiRT 3 Complete Edition for Windows and Mac as part of its birthday sale. Once you sign in or create a free account on the site, you can req...   read

 
 
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Trademark for Need for Speed Arena surfaces

A trademark listing for a game by the name of Need for Speed Arena has appeared in Europe. Last we heard of Need for Speed (2015) developer Ghost Games, the studio said that it was continuing the franchise and its next title wouldn't be re...   read

 
 
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Surprisingly, TrackMania Turbo's VR mode didn't make me feel ill

Ever since Nadeo announced VR support for its twitchy arcade racer TrackMania Turbo, I've been anxious about how that might work and whether I'd be able to handle it without getting nauseous. The game is full of impossibly large jumps, wall...   read

 
 
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Daytona USA returning to arcades

It's been 18 years since Daytona USA 2 first hit arcades, but Sega announced yesterday that it's bringing a new version of the classic racing franchise "screeching into the 21st century." Daytona 3 Championship USA features the origina...   read

 
 
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Intrepid YouTuber finds hidden swear word in Mario Kart 8

I know a lot of you would kill to have the time to do what YouTube user Harm has done here, but it's still an interesting discovery nonetheless. Working on a hunch, Harm decided that since the Mii chatter for the Mario Kart 8 TV menu sounde...   read

 
 
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Silly Forza, Australia doesn't have winter

At the end of a long post on the upcoming Alpinestars Car Pack, Turn 10 dropped a hint about a winter-themed expansion pack coming to Forza Horizon 3. This makes absolutely no sense with regards to the setting, but should prove to be an ent...   read

 
 
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Classic racing series Cruis'n lives again in arcades

When I tell people I have a Cruis'n game collection, half the responses I get are "huh?" It's a relic of the past, something that went out during the decline of the arcade era -- at least, that was the cast until recently. Raw Thrills ...   read

 
 


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Driveclub VR is $20 if you own the Driveclub season pass

A quick note for those of you considering Driveclub VR as your launch-day PlayStation VR game of choice: Sony is offering a discount for season pass owners. This was known, generally speaking, but now we have more info to go on (and it can'...   read

 
 
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Drive Girls looks pretty damn sweet in its first trailers

Earlier this month we told you about Drive Girls, the new PlayStation Vita action game starring a bunch of girls that can transform into cars. It was playable at TGS, but now the rest of the world is getting a good look at the game in actio...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon reaches 'end of life' status, will soon be delisted

[Thanks to user Rabite for the tip] Forza Horizon 3 will be releasing next week and the original Forza Horizon was recently added to Xbox One backward compatibility. Everything seems to be going swell for the spin-off series. There comes a ...   read

 
 
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Driveclub VR is coming in at $40

I can see a lot of PlayStation VR early adopters turning to Driveclub VR. It's going to be one of the more substantial launch-window games, and racing cars in virtual reality is a relatively easy sell. The more novel or out-there experience...   read

 
 
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You can and should download The Crew for free on PC

Before I woke up, a news tip came in today that Ubisoft has begun offering The Crew, its open-word multiplayer-centric racing game, for free on PC. It's a limited-time offer through Uplay, and it doesn't come with the worth-having Wild Run ...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon 3 looks pretty damn good

Forza Horizon 3 is ticking all the right boxes. It's a cross-buy, cross-play "Play Anywhere" title on Xbox One and PC, it has a bumpin' soundtrack, and it's built entirely around cruising. For those of you who don't love simulation rac...   read

 
 
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Drive Girls, a transforming mecha car game, looks like my jam

A fighting game/driver hybrid with transforming car girls? Sign me up! Revealed today on the eve of TGS later this week, Drive Girls is an action game for the Vita that has both fighting and driving elements, as well as a light RPG and...   read

 
 
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The Halo car is coming to Forza Horizon 3

Australia's ruthless ecosystem is the home to a lot of ferocious animals. Snakes, crocodiles, drop bears -- all of them mean as the day is long. Forza Horizon 3 developer Playground Games is introducing one more beast to the outback: ...   read

 
 
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Perennially delayed Gran Turismo franchise gets another delay

When I was growing up, there were certain companies or franchises that were synonymous with delays -- and given the amount of polish Gran Turismo always had, that series constantly came to mind. It's happening yet again too, because while&n...   read

 
 
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Review: Assetto Corsa

The racing simulator sub-genre hasn’t been very prevalent on consoles. There are certainly games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, but both of those titles mix racing sim with arcade features that aren’t 100% realistic. On...   read

 
 
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Epic Disney Racers was once in the works, RIP Epic Mickey IP

Would you have played Epic Disney Racers? I would have given it a shot. Some new information has popped up regarding a spinoff title in the same ill-fated "Epic" universe, which was of course canceled and will likely never see the light of ...   read

 
 
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Please don't hit the kangaroos in Forza Horizon 3

Let's talk turkey. Australian brush turkey. It's a good-lookin' turkey, no? Don't hit it with your car in Forza Horizon 3. In fact, don't hit anything with your car in Forza Horizon 3. Australia's full of wildlife. Kangaroos hoppin' across...   read

 
 
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The Crew is getting a police-centric expansion

I first got into The Crew after its Wild Run expansion had already come out, and good lord did I get into it. I still can't fully understand or rationalize why I like this open-world racer so much aside from "racing at top speed across a m...   read

 
 
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There's a new Ben-Hur game on Xbox and it's free and it's bad

HYUH HYUH That's the sound of me, Judah Ben-Hur, spurring my horses because I am a Bad Horse Man. All those other horses? Not white like mine -- an obvious indication that we're good and they're bad. I whip them hoping to kill them. I ram ...   read

 
 
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