Microsoft's New "Windows in the Car" Concept Takes on Apple's CarPlay

Microsoft's no stranger to in-car entertainment systems; it's been powering a number of auto-makers' interfaces for years. But now, Microsoft is getting serious about its own, Windows Phone-centric car integration system—and it looks an awful lot like Apple's own CarPlay. » 4/06/14 12:38pm 4/06/14 12:38pm

It Was Too Cold To Sell Cars Last Month

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/04/14 9:45am 2/04/14 9:45am

Need for Speed Rivals: The Kotaku Review

Everyone in this year's Need For Speed—racers and cops both—is an asshole. Neither side is likable. Thank God. It's incredibly freeing to be a total, speed-obsessed jerk, especially when it's accompanied by amazing visuals and intense velocity. Way to welcome us to next-gen, Need For Speed Rivals. » 11/16/13 8:34pm 11/16/13 8:34pm

Some Crash Avoidance Systems Actually Work

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/27/13 9:12am 9/27/13 9:12am

I Got Thrown in Microsoft 'Jail' For Taking Pictures Of Nothing

There are a lot of secrets that come with a brand new console. Last night at the Forza 5 event Microsoft pulled me aside for taking a picture of a cabinet and a laptop. And, interestingly, I wasn't even violating any rules because, conveniently, no photo rules were stated. Still, I'll never have those 10 minutes back. » 6/12/13 3:33pm 6/12/13 3:33pm

The Man Behind The Forza Series Explains Why Forza Horizon Exists

My Corrado isn't fast, but it's mine. If I drive it right, If I cross the yellows to straighten the road out and keep my speed up, it feels quicker than it really is. I need to be mindful of oncoming traffic but when I turn he music up and let it rip I manage to beat the faster cars. » 11/15/12 12:00pm 11/15/12 12:00pm

How Ford Just Got Screwed By Apple

Yesterday's Apple World Wide Developer's Conference isn't a place where you'd expect a lot of car news (other than fake Stig), but the megacorporation revealed how they'll make the iPhone an even more ubiquitous part of your life with announcement of Siri integration with numerous car manufacturers and turn-by-turn… » 6/12/12 10:30am 6/12/12 10:30am

Microsoft Built This Ridiculous Windows-Powered Retromod Mustang

Everyone jabbers on about an Apple iCar, but what if Microsoft built a car? You'd get this — a 1967 Mustang body on a 2012 Mustang with blazing lights, Windows Phone controls, an Xbox 360, and tablets everywhere. Called "Project Detroit," it's actually the Windows Vista of Mustangs. » 3/22/12 12:00pm 3/22/12 12:00pm

Your dad will dig the Forza Motorsport 4 free muscle car downloads

A 1965 Pontiac GTO, '69 Shelby GT500 428CJ, '71 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi, '70 Buick GSX. They're all in your dad's fantasy garage, and they're among the cars included in a free DLC pack Forza 4 Season Pass holders will get if they pad Microsoft's cash-flow up front. » 9/23/11 1:30pm 9/23/11 1:30pm