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Thumper on Switch wore me out

[Header Screenshot via Chillybilly's Twitter] When Rez first came out in 2002, I learned a new word from its marketing campaign: Synesthesia. Basically, it means that one of your senses is being triggered by something it normally wouldn't, ...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets a semi-substantial patch

Typically when Nintendo patches something, they're trying to eliminate vulnerabilities or add that sweet sweet "stability" into the mix (which is usually code for "we got rid of more vulnerabilities"). Today with update 1.1 for Mario Kart 8...   read

 
 

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Review: Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels

On paper, Hot Wheels is a dream mashup for Forza Horizon. This is a series that has always reveled in the ridiculous, putting as much emphasis on stuff like stunt jumps as it does on technical racing. A Hot Wheels partnership seems like an ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo censors offensive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe taunt in new patch

Among various adjustments made in yesterday's 1.1 patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo stated "Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted." Why? Turns out she was giving the "up yours!" gesture that's akin to the middle finger in p...   read

 
 
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Danger Zone looks like a nice fix for the lack of Burnout

It’s been a long time since a Burnout game last released. While Burnout Crash was technically the swan song for the series, most fans consider Paradise to be the final “true” entry from developer Criterion Games (or, if yo...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft announces Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

It looks like today is poised to be a day with short announcements of games and nothing else. Right after Natsume came out with barely any information on the new Harvest Moon, Ubisoft has taken to their forums to present logos for Far Cry 5...   read

 
 
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Make way for the high-speed Redout on PS4 and Xbox One this August

Redout, a futuristic racer running on Unreal Engine 4, first released for PC on September 6, 2016 with support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Open Source VR. Originally scheduled for early 2017, the Xbox One and PS4 ports will be deli...   read

 
 
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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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