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My Nintendo gets a few Mario Kart related rewards

I always feel obligated to update people on the happenings with My Nintendo, because I know one person somewhere cares. I don't know who that person is, but this is for you. As of this week Nintendo has altered its rewards, adding in new Ma...   read

 
 
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Newest DiRT 4 trailer takes a look at real drivers

A lot of people don't realize that the DiRT series is based on a real sport. Rally driving is pretty damn dangerous and many a driver stare death in the face on a regular basis. You have to be crazy to get behind the wheel on a slim mountai...   read

 
 


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This year's Need for Speed won't be always online

Electronic Arts isn't waiting until E3 to begin dishing out a few Need for Speed details. This year's installment, once again developed by Ghost Games, is focusing on customization ("it will play as strong a role as ever") and an open-ended...   read

 
 
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Watching people get pummeled by items in Mario Kart never grows old

One of the best parts about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (besides a proper Battle Mode and portability)? The resurgence of extraordinary and oftentimes excruciating highlights shared for our viewing pleasure. This one had us cackling. SmilesEd...   read

 
 
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Nintendo says Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is fastest-selling Mario Kart ever

In racing, a strong start is a good thing but ultimately meaningless if you can't also finish strong. No one remembers the first off the starting line, they just remember who took the checkered flag. In games sales, a strong start is reason...   read

 
 
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Did you upgrade to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or are you angry it exists?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out on Switch, and I feel like I've heard reactions from both sides of the fence. Some folks who maybe missed out on the Wii U entirely are stoked with it, but an equal amount seem to be angry that we're not even...   read

 
 
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Creative director at Turn 10 promises big things for Forza and Porsche partnership

Last year, Turn 10, developer of the Forza series, announced that they had bagged the rights to put Porsche vehicles in their games, starting with a Forza 6 Porsche expansion. That led to Forza Horizon 3 getting yet another pack last m...   read

 
 
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Codemasters unleashes a new trailer, soundtrack info for DiRT 4

DiRT 4 is still on track for a summer release, Codemasters has let us know. Along with the first "gameplay" trailer below, they have confirmed that June 6 will be race day. The game is speeding to PC, PS4 and Xbox One for $59.99 and it does...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon goes more unrealistic than ever with upcoming Hot Wheels add-on

Forza Horizon is a series that has always been rooted in the vaguely possible. Forza Motorsport is the simulation-heavy style where cars do what cars would do. Horizon is where you suspend your disbelief just a little bit be...   read

 
 
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Grand Theft Auto online is getting a top down racing mode

The original Grand Theft Auto and its first sequel employed a different viewpoint to the games we have today. Instead of being third-person, they went for a top down view due to hardware limitations of the time. PC's and consoles weren't ab...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Despite the minor issues I had with Mario Kart 8 (RIP Wii U), they were nothing compared to the lack of a real battle mode -- it was kind of annoying that they even slotted in a fake stand-in for it, if we're being real. But now with&n...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX update adds new mode, better friend support

Fast RMX was already packed with a bunch of tracks and things to do, especially for a $20 game, but developer Shin'en Media has been hard at work adding to that list. As promised update 1.2 is now live on Switch, which provides a time ...   read

 
 
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Here's our first big look at the new Micro Machines

Size is relative. That's the concept at the core of the magic of Micro Machines. Try to stick with me: Cars are usually big, but this time they're very small and that's fun. It sounds condescending but it's honestly not meant to be. There'...   read

 
 
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Project CARS 2 checks rallycross off its bucket list

Could you get down with some rallycross? I could get down with some rallycross. That's the latest focal point in the long promotional build up to Slightly Mad Studios' "late 2017" launch for Project CARS 2. The accompanying trailer shows c...   read

 
 
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(Update) Russian Nintendo store leaks Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle

[Update: It seems as if the bundle is Russia-only.] In case you haven't picked up a Switch yet, Nintendo might be helping the stock situation with its first major bundle. It's for none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced port that's...   read

 
 
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Disney finally pulls back the veil on the Cars 3 game, which is Switch-bound

Avalanche Software has a new lease on life thanks to Warner Bros. After being part of the big Disney gaming excommunication, they've been tapped to develop the upcoming Cars 3 tie-in game, now known as Cars 3: Driven to Win. Evidently ...   read

 
 
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WipEout Omega Collection gets physical edition, releases this June

Sorry, I can't bring myself to use catchy game-related words in the headline like "WipEout Omega Collection boosts into your living room this June." Makes me cringe as much as how every ad says "slam dunk" during the NCAA basketball tourna...   read

 
 
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You can now blast DAYTONNNNNAAA on your Xbox One

While we may not be getting an extreme amount of backward compatible titles on Xbox One today, at least Daytona USA is finally available on the system. The classic racing game was truly a technical marvel back in 1993 and remains a highly e...   read

 
 
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Review: Fast RMX

Look, this game is super fast racing and includes a big blue vehicle named "Fulcon Capital." You can stop asking for these guys to make the next F-Zero game. This is it.   read

 
 
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Next week's FlatOut 4 looks crazier than ever

While Bugbear has moved on to Wreckfest, the physics and demolition focused FlatOut series they started with lives on. FlatOut 4 releases on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 17 and for PC in "April," 2017. After Bugbear, ...   read

 
 
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Gran Turismo Sport is holding a closed beta this month

Polyphony Digital is prepping a closed beta for this year's Gran Turismo Sport and if that sounds like something you'd like to spend time with, let's get right into it. The multi-phase beta begins on March 17. Phase one is US PlayStation N...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX is getting a new update soon with time attack trials and friend support

The Nintendo Switch is lacking a lot of party games at the moment, but Bomberman R and Fast RMX have been pretty big hits among my group of friends (along with Snipperclips which has amazing two player co-op). Fast RMX d...   read

 
 
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Fly high in new off-road racing game Gravel

Lately I've been on a racing binge, trying to lighten up my backlog. Off-road games like MotorStorm and FlatOut jumped out at me more than most, and Gravel seems to be ride up that alley. Simply named, it comes by way of Italian ...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX price announced, will utilize HD Rumble

The third title in this futuristic high-speed racing series after Fast Racing League (WiiWare, 2011) and Fast Racing Neo (Wii U, 2015) will be available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch's launch date of March 3, 2017 via the ...   read

 
 
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Review: Ride 2

There has been a dearth of racing games recently, let alone ones focused entirely around motorcycles, so Ride 2 jumped out at me. I've always been a huge fan of the genre, but since I'm generally terrible at it I'm drawn to more arcade raci...   read

 
 


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