Le Mans at Your Fingertips

The world's biggest single racing event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans lasts... wait for it... 24 hours, which makes it a less-than-attractive basis for a video game adaptation. Here are a few examples of those who tried. » 5/10/14 8:01am 5/10/14 8:01am

The Night Gallery: The Cartoon Cars Of Atari Catalogs, 1979-1981

Atari's early catalogs were full of great, goofball, '70s-hippyish-looking drawings. Here's the car-related ones from their 1979-1981 game catalogs. That one of those Baja Bugs up there drove me crazy as a kid, since there was no freaking game it matched. » 4/18/14 12:00am 4/18/14 12:00am

What If 8-Bit Racing Cars Were Rendered In 3D?

After being at this year's E3 and seeing the new Forza Horizon game, I realized how much I take for granted the fact that modern racing games look pretty much like actual video of racing. From a distance you can't tell. But it wasn't always this way, and some nostalgic, idiotic part of me misses that. » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm

Meet The Doctor-Engineer Who Basically Invented The Modern Racing Game

Chances are good that if you read yesterday's post about that racing simulator, you're a fan of racing games. And, chances are also good that the racing games you play and love so damn much are first-person — basically, where you're looking out of — or over — the windshield. Let's meet the unsung German engineer who,… » 5/02/12 2:00pm 5/02/12 2:00pm

Test Drive Unlimited 2: Customize People, Not Cars

With the approach of arcade racing game Test Drive Unlmited 2 comes this video hawking the game's "customization" mode, which appears completely focused on turning you into a trend-obsessed wealthy Eurotrash wannabe jagoff. It gets worse. There's clothes shopping... » 1/18/11 5:30pm 1/18/11 5:30pm

The Cars Of Test Drive Unlimited 2

Here's the full car list for Test Drive Unlimited 2 — Atari's cross-platform arcade-style car game. We've got the full list of over 75 cars, including eight Astons, five Bugattis, 13 Ferraris and one crazy Volkswagen SUV, below. » 1/07/11 1:00pm 1/07/11 1:00pm

Atari Game Cartridges That Never Were

As we were not old enough to steer anything but a lawn tractor in 1977, driving cars on TV created by the miracle of the Atari was great fun. Last month the Atari 2600 turned 30. In honor of this occasion an intrepid fan created some if-they-had-made-them game cartridge labels. And while we can't imagine what Death… » 8/09/07 1:00pm 8/09/07 1:00pm

'You Look Like a Jerk!' 'Pole Position' Goodness

The man they call Lew found this amazing piece of Saturday-morning genius from Atari. For those of you too young to remember, and although the game still survives in laundromats to this day. Pole Position was absolutely revolutionary when it came out; a cut above every other racing game of the day. Meanwhile, this… » 7/10/06 3:00pm 7/10/06 3:00pm