The Ten Best Games To Play On A Road Trip

We all dream of perfect empty, winding roads, but the reality of driving is clogged, endless highways. Here's how to make them tolerable with nothing that you don't already have in your car. » 10/11/13 11:05am 10/11/13 11:05am

The Strange History Of The Monopoly Car

So you may have heard that the tubby little robber baron that runs the Monopoly franchise, Uncle Pennybags, has decided that one of the iconic Monopoly game pieces will be retired and a new piece will take its place. » 1/10/13 1:20pm 1/10/13 1:20pm

Shift Through The Evolution Of Driving Video Games

Video games are the one thing that's really kept their promises from when I was a kid. We don't have jetpacks or common flying cars or pizzas-in-a-pill, but our video game evolution has been spectacular. Especially driving games. » 4/17/12 4:30pm 4/17/12 4:30pm

How To Use An Exercise Bike As A Controller For Mario Kart

Now, this is exergaming with a purpose. Modder Brent Smith of Canada rigged an old exercise bike with some sensors, switches, transistors, and the indispensable Arduino microcontroller, turning the whole thing into a Super Nintendo controller for use in Mario Kart. » 4/17/12 7:30am 4/17/12 7:30am

Clearing Out Goldeneye 007 With A Steering Wheel

Using a Nintendo 64 emulator and a Logitech DFGT steering wheel, YouTube user welovelordtaco has beaten Goldeneye 007's Facility level in spectacular fashion. » 3/14/12 1:30pm 3/14/12 1:30pm

Grand Theft Auto Would Be Much More Exciting If The Carjacking Victims…

Every day millions of innocent people are ripped violently from their vehicles, left sprawled out on the street as a gruff anti-hero with a twisted sense of right and wrong makes off with their ride. No more, says internet movie maker Freddie Wong.


In his latest special effects-laden spectacular, Freddie Wong » 3/06/12 9:30pm 3/06/12 9:30pm

Were Christina Hendricks' breasts made smaller in this video game?

There's a lot to look forward to in Need For Speed: The Run. They've got Porsches, an interesting plot, and, oh, did we forget to mention a completely digital Christina Hendricks? That's a lot of polygons. But doesn't it feel like something's missing? » 10/18/11 3:00pm 10/18/11 3:00pm

Race a Mini on the streets of anywhere

Even if you never wanted to design an urban racecourse and share it with a network of like-minded urban-racecourse designers, you can still play Mini Maps, Mini's new Google Maps-fed Facebook game. Just putter around Sheboygan, Wisconsin in a chocolate-brown Mini S with a Swiss flag on its roof. That's what I did. » 9/12/11 1:30pm 9/12/11 1:30pm

The Cars of L.A. Noire

The hyperrealism in the groundbreaking 1940's police detective game L.A. Noire extends to the 95 era appropriate production and concept cars that populate the gritty game environment. Here are over 60 of the real vehicles from the game. » 5/20/11 1:30pm 5/20/11 1:30pm

The Easiest Way To Get A $2 Million Pagani Zonda

Facebook's game for the car-obsessed cubicle worker, Car Town, is adding a new digital car to help you take down that pesky McLaren F1: a Pagani Zonda. Time to get those interns to start cranking out more paint jobs. » 1/14/11 12:30pm 1/14/11 12:30pm

Gran Turismo 5: First Drive

After five years of development, Gran Turismo 5 is finally here. For three days we've ignored family, friends and hygiene test driving it to see if it's the most realistic racing game ever. It is. But should you buy it? » 11/26/10 10:30pm 11/26/10 10:30pm

Gran Turismo 5 Shows Off Red Bull X1 In Ring-Shredding Glory

Polyphony Digital's latest offering for fans the oft-delayed Gran Turismo 5 game is this full video reveal of the Red Bull X1, including Sebastian Vettel's test laps. This thing sounds like bionic hyenas mixing plutonium smoothies. » 10/28/10 1:00pm 10/28/10 1:00pm

The No-Holds-Barred Race Car Trapped Inside Gran Turismo 5

When Gran Turismo 5 finally arrives, it will include the Red Bull X1 prototype, the answer to the question of "What if you designed a race car with an unlimited budget and no regard for rules?" Gas turbine, engage. » 10/19/10 9:30am 10/19/10 9:30am

Car Town How To: Tips & Tricks For Building The Ultimate Facebook Garage

Log onto Facebook and you'll notice your car-obsessed friends, and even non-enthusiasts, racing McLaren F1s in a game called Car Town. Jalopnik spoke with the game's creators to bring you these tips and tricks to building the ultimate Facebook garage. » 8/31/10 12:30pm 8/31/10 12:30pm

How Fast Can You Name Automaker Logos?

Here's a fun challenge: Name these 42 brand logos as fast as possible for bragging rights in the comments. Matt finished with 6:18 left, I brain-farted on Holden and finished at 5:10. How fast are you? [Sporcle] » 5/24/10 1:15pm 5/24/10 1:15pm

Test Drive Unlimited 2: First Screen Shots

We've got some lovely screen shots Test Drive Unlimited 2. The follow-up to the original has, you guessed it, faster cars, better graphics and more ways to simulate the digital lifestyle of an auto journalist. » 5/03/10 12:30pm 5/03/10 12:30pm

Forzalopnik, Episode I: The Phantom Car Pack

The time has come to reveal the second of our two Forza Motorsport 3 downloadable content packs. This time, however, we're going to make you work for it. Wanna win some free stuff? » 3/01/10 2:30pm 3/01/10 2:30pm

BMW M3 Used As Full-Scale Playstation Controller

We can think of a lot of fun uses for an E30 BMW M3, but the guys at Studie, a Yokohama speed shop, thought it best to use this one as a full-sized Playstation racing controller. Only in Japan. » 12/17/09 10:30am 12/17/09 10:30am