How much Level of Detail is really necessary in racing games?

First of all: I am not a console guy, nor am I one of the 9Gag populating "PC Master Race!!!1!11" trolls. I just prefer PC gaming for various reasons, modding being the prime example (more on that in another article). But what I really enjoyed is the battle between Gran Turismo and Forza. Both franchises had to… » 7/07/14 10:26am 7/07/14 10:26am

Forza Horizon 2 Developer Says Manufacturer-Provided Data Is "Garbage"

Yep, that's what he said. The CAD data they get from car companies is usually pretty unusable for the making in-game cars. And, even more telling, Forza developers never trust the manufacturer specs for HP, weight, etc. They do all their own dyno testing, and part-weighing. So turn on your Xbox One for accurate car… » 6/09/14 8:00pm 6/09/14 8:00pm

Forza 5 Credit Grinding Method for those with E21 F1 Car

Go to freeplay and Select Indy Oval setup. Setup a 20 lap race, have there be 15 drivatars and put them on max difficultly, Turn off all assists because you won't need them. The Lotus is so fast on this course you won't even really need to do work. This method is kind of boring, but very calming. I'm probably going to… » 11/29/13 1:51pm 11/29/13 1:51pm

Grid 2's Multiplayer Mode Is An Intensely Social Race Experience

Everything is social these days. If you don't tweet and update your Facebook status every 40 minutes, you are an outcast and a pariah. If you don't Instagram your meals, your friends will pretend not to know you. And if you don't develop a social gaming experience, nobody will buy your latest game. And that's why Grid… » 4/11/13 12:25pm 4/11/13 12:25pm

The Future Of Virtual Car Reviews Is Here In This Unintentionally (?)…

Well, my job is now obsolete. It was nice while it lasted. But I can see the writing on the wall, or, in this case, the pictures on the XBox. See, why am I running around like an idiot trying to drive and evaluate and think about actual cars when I can just pop Forza into my XBox and do it all virtually like I'm in… » 1/08/13 1:40pm 1/08/13 1:40pm