How To Buy Video Games

There are a lot of video games out there and a lot of ways to buy them. But you don't have bottomless pockets of money and you might be unsure about which games to get, whether you really should download them or go to a store and... is it really necessary to pre-order? And don't these games ever go on sale? » 7/25/12 9:15am 7/25/12 9:15am

The ten best video game crashes

Welcome to the world of burning, speeding, crunching pixels, where you're free to live out all your automotive fantasies. It turns out, lots of them involve explosions. Here's what Jalopnik readers picked as the ten best video game crashes. » 10/31/11 11:00am 10/31/11 11:00am

The winner of our DeLorean Forza 4 wrap contest is…

We asked our readers to design a wrap for the DeLorean Motor Company's new supercharged Stage III car in Forza 4 and more than 75 of you answered the call with a stunning array of wraps that range from brilliantly colorful to deeply disturbing. » 10/26/11 2:00pm 10/26/11 2:00pm

Design a DeLorean wrap in Forza 4 and we'll make it real

The Electric DeLorean isn't DeLorean Motor Company's only project. They're also working on a supercharged version of the classic stainless steel sports car set to debut at SEMA next week. All they need is a design to wrap it in, which is where you, and a copy of Forza Motorsport 4, come in. » 10/24/11 2:30pm 10/24/11 2:30pm

Remote-Control a BMW 1-Series By Nokia Smartphone

It only took Chinese programmers An Jiaxuan and a friend 20 days to build a remote-controlled BMW 1-Series, using a Nokia C7 as a controller. How'd they do it? Massive amounts of geekery and a little support from Nokia Asia. » 1/21/11 9:45am 1/21/11 9:45am

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 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

Up Close With The Call Of Duty Black Ops Jeep

The Call Of Duty Black Ops Jeep's the first car to successfully launch with a video game since the unpopular TECMO Bowl Chevy Corsica. You've seen staged photos, but here's one in real life stacked with every option Jeep has. » 1/11/11 2:00pm 1/11/11 2:00pm

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

Is Pikes Peak Coming to GT5, or is Rhys Millen High?

In a post on the Red Bull blog, Rhys Millen advises gamers on how to handle the Pikes Peak rally course in Gran Turismo 5. Only trouble is, Pikes Peak hasn't been in a GT game since Gran Turismo 2. » 1/04/11 1:15pm 1/04/11 1:15pm

Second Man Survives Impromptu Game Of Real-Life Frogger

This 53-year-old man was crossing a street in eastern Turkey when he stepped in front of a cab-over fuel truck. His choices were to get crushed or run like Frogger. He choose run, and actually survived. » 12/29/10 10:30am 12/29/10 10:30am

vHow Stolen Footage Ended Up In The Forza 4 Trailer

As we reported yesterday, the trailer for Forza Motorsport 4 contains video taken from another filmmaker without his permission. The cause? A well-meaning but short-sighted director with a first language that isn't English. » 12/16/10 3:00pm 12/16/10 3:00pm

Microsoft Stole Footage For Forza 4 Game Trailer

The trailer for Microsoft-owned Turn 10 Studios' Forza Motorsport 4 features clips stolen from someone else's automotive web-series — including a clip of actor Paul Walker. UPDATE! » 12/15/10 4:01pm 12/15/10 4:01pm

Jalopnik Car Pack Brings DeLorean, El Camino To Forza Motorsport 3

The second of Jalopnik's two car packs for Forza Motorsport 3 is here! You'll be able to buy the pack, chosen primarily by Jalopnik readers, this Tuesday, December 14th through the XBOX Live Marketplace. » 12/10/10 10:00am 12/10/10 10:00am

Caterham Drives GT5's Tokyo Road Course In Real Life

The folks at Caterham Japan felt that, no matter how good Gran Turismo 5 is, it still can't beat the real thing. So they took a Seven around GT5's Route 246 road course in Tokyo... in real life. Here's video. » 12/01/10 8:30am 12/01/10 8:30am

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

Tour Gran Turismo 5's Top Gear Test Track

We've known you'll be able to drive the Top Gear Test Track in Gran Turismo 5, but this GT5 video indicates it'll be more like a destruction derby because they're keeping the cross-over part of the track intact. Awesome. » 11/15/10 1:30pm 11/15/10 1:30pm

The Cars, Tracks of Gran Turismo 5

Now that we've got a for sale date on Gran Turismo 5, it's time to find out what you can drive and where. Below, the official list of all 1031 cars and all 71 tracks of GT5. » 11/12/10 10:45am 11/12/10 10:45am

How Video Games May Keep Grandpa Out Of A Car Crash

A new study had elderly drivers play a series of video games designed to sharpen their responses while driving. After six years, those who played had 50% fewer crashes than those who didn't. » 11/10/10 1:00pm 11/10/10 1:00pm

Need For Speed's 1969 Mustang RTR-X Comes To Life

This '69 Mustang RTR-X, designed for future Need For Speed games, answers the question: how wild does a car have to be as appreciated in the real world as in a steroid-induced racing video game? » 11/03/10 2:30pm 11/03/10 2:30pm