What Are The Greatest Off-Road Video Games?

Racing games are a great way to get close to the cars, tracks, and behavior you'd never be able to pull off in real life. But I can't help but feel like the focus usually stays on pavement-bound sports cars. What have been your favorite off-road titles on consoles, computers, and arcades over the years? » 9/11/14 9:22pm 9/11/14 9:22pm

Keely Somebody Pitches For Motor Storms Pacific Rift With Dakar Land…

We don't know who Keeley Hazell is or why we should know, but apparently she's somewhat attractive and pitching for Playstation 3's new off-roading game Motorstorm Pacific Rim » 11/07/08 9:30am 11/07/08 9:30am. We've played its predecessor before and it's pretty entertaining, but we couldn't tell you for sure if the Bowler Offroading Land Rover…

Carcade Turns The World Outside Your Car Into A Video Game

Because the DVD players and in-car PS3s were starting to bore the kids, three students at the Berlin University of the Arts have created a video game that uses what's going on outside a car's window, incorporating it into the game. Behold CARCADE! Utilizing a webcam and a laptop, the program detects the landscape… » 10/08/08 10:20am 10/08/08 10:20am

Midnight Club: Los Angeles Gets Pushed Back; Saleen Sheds A Tear

The latest addition to the Midnight Club series, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, is getting its previously announced release date pushed back a month, to October 7 in North America and October 10 in Europe. That's the bad news. The good news is what you get to drive once it finally shows up in stores.

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Auto-Inspiration: The Real-Life Cars Behind Grand Theft Auto IV

It may not have the racing chops of say Gran Turismo 5 Prologue or Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Grand Theft Auto IV is still a big-title game for 2008 (probably the biggest wethinks) with some big-time automotive tie-ins. There are more than 100 different vehicles to play with, most of which are inspired in one… » 6/04/08 4:00pm 6/04/08 4:00pm

Car Visor Entertainment Center Does Everything Except Block The Sun

There's no reason to dismantle your vehicle or upholstery to install in-car entertainment systems, all you have to do is be creative, like with this car visor, which houses a 7-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD. Included is a DVD player and a video game console. The DVD player is capable of playing the whole lot of formats… » 5/12/08 4:00pm 5/12/08 4:00pm

Nissan To Sponsor GT Racing Academy Competition

Details have emerged from Sony's "PlayStation Day" in London that Nissan will be sponsoring a Gran Turismo-branded competition with one hell of an eventual prize: the opportunity to compete in a 24-hour race in Dubai next January. Getting to that race is quite the task, though. Beginning on May 23 you can fire up your… » 5/06/08 3:40pm 5/06/08 3:40pm

Gran Turismo Creator Can Drive Real Cars, Too

The mastermind behind the Gran Turismo series has proven that he can handle real cars as well as he took the 2009 Nissan GT-R for a joy ride. Not only could the game's creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, handle the famed Nurburgring track, but he did so with it wet. Yamauchi even cites his familiarity with the track from the… » 5/02/08 2:00pm 5/02/08 2:00pm

Force Dynamics Driving Simulator Gets Put To The Mario Kart Test

We're no stranger to driving simulators around these parts. Tradeshows bring in simulators by the boatload, but this is definitely a new twist on the old faux-driving technology. Force Dynamics is a leading manufacturer of driving simulators and has paired one of its 301 model simulators with debatably the greatest… » 4/29/08 2:40pm 4/29/08 2:40pm

Gaming With Porsche Branded Peripherals Almost Like Driving Real Thing

If cruising around in your Porsche 911 in the latest installment of the Gran Turismo series lacks a certain realism, you may be ready for the officially branded Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo Racing Wheel gaming peripherals. Consisting of a wheel, shifter and pedals, the driving set is available as wireless controllers for… » 4/28/08 5:00pm 4/28/08 5:00pm

Confirmed: GT5, Prologue To Get Damage Modeling

Kazanori Yamauchi told us that Polyphony Digital were getting close to finally including deformation, or damage modeling, in the Gran Turismo series, and we finally have some confirmation. Yamauchi recently said that the series will finally be implementing the long-awaited feature in the release of Gran Turismo 5 and… » 4/04/08 12:20pm 4/04/08 12:20pm

Sony Welcomes European GT5 Prologue Release With Pit Lane Party

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is still a couple weeks away for us Yankee Doodle Dandies, but our European counterparts get a crack at the game now, as the demo is currently available for European PlayStation 3 consoles. To commemorate the release of the demo, Sony threw a pretty big party in London and had quite the… » 3/28/08 4:30pm 3/28/08 4:30pm

Carmakers Warm To "Damage Modeling" In Games

The final hurdle of realism may be crossed in Gran Turismo sooner than expected. Kazanori Yamauchi, the creator of the famed series, recently said: » 3/27/08 12:45pm 3/27/08 12:45pm

And by "deformation" he of course means damage modeling, i.e. enabling the cars to show the evidence of wrecks, rollovers, and collisions. Believe it or not, the likes of…