A Fake Driving Game I Made Up Years Ago Fooled Cracked

I love really early racing videogames. So much so that I even like making up ones that never existed. In fact, a ridiculous ad I made for one driving game that never existed was used in a recent Cracked article about advertising. And, from what I can tell, it was taken as real. This makes me quite happy. » 3/06/14 2:20pm 3/06/14 2:20pm

I Just Played Forza 5 For A Few Minutes And Now I'm Mildly Excited

I just got my hands on a real-live Xbox One and played a pre-release Forza 5 for several minutes. It sure looks impressive, with all the annoying details of real driving — glare, reflections, crap on your car — and there's a whole new physics engine and radically new approaches to AI. But it still felt like Forza. » 6/12/13 2:00pm 6/12/13 2:00pm

At $190,000, GRID 2: Mono Edition Is The World's Most Expensive Game

Unless you just stick to playing Super Nintendo ROMs on your laptop like I do, you know that video gaming isn't a cheap hobby. The system, the games, the peripherals, the downloadable content... it all adds up quickly. Take Grid 2: Mono Edition. It will put you out a whopping $190,000! » 5/24/13 8:55pm 5/24/13 8:55pm

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 First North Korean Racing Game Is A Perfect Metaphor For Their…

My tolerance for bad, primitive racing games is pretty high, as is my love for isolated Communist video games. So when I heard that a North Korean development house called Koryo Group made the first North Korean racing video game, Pyongyang Racer, I was delighted. » 12/20/12 4:20pm 12/20/12 4:20pm

No One Gives A F*ck How Fast You Are In Gran Forzarismo

We're on the precipice of the Forza Horizon launch and what will almost certainly become an obnoxious shitstorm perpetuated by people who wear racing shoes while playing console simulator racing games. They'll complain about the "physics" and how it isn't "real" enough for them. » 10/11/12 3:00pm 10/11/12 3:00pm

This Is The Best Rant About An 8-Bit Racing Game Ever

Remember the very early '90s? It was like the late '80s, but for some reason everyone started thinking about Seattle. Many of us still had our Nintendo Entertainment Systems, and some of us may have been lured into playing the game based on the Tom Cruise NASCARvaganza, Days of Thunder. You know, Top Gun in racecars. » 8/15/12 3:40pm 8/15/12 3:40pm

What If 8-Bit Racing Cars Were Rendered In 3D?

After being at this year's E3 and seeing the new Forza Horizon game, I realized how much I take for granted the fact that modern racing games look pretty much like actual video of racing. From a distance you can't tell. But it wasn't always this way, and some nostalgic, idiotic part of me misses that. » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm

Forza Horizon Will Let You Drive Like A Dangerous Idiot

I was able to slither into E3 this year, thanks to my friends at IndieCade, and, following all of your unconscious mindbeams, I made straight for the Forza Horizon booth. After waiting in a long, sweaty line I was finally able to try it out firsthand, and, even better, talk to the head of the studio about the game. » 6/06/12 10:30am 6/06/12 10:30am

Meet The Doctor-Engineer Who Basically Invented The Modern Racing Game

Chances are good that if you read yesterday's post about that racing simulator, you're a fan of racing games. And, chances are also good that the racing games you play and love so damn much are first-person — basically, where you're looking out of — or over — the windshield. Let's meet the unsung German engineer who,… » 5/02/12 2:00pm 5/02/12 2:00pm

First 180-Degree Spherical HD Gaming Simulator Costs $18,000

If you have that magic combination of wealth, lots of open space in your home, a non-existent or very understanding partner, and maybe a touch of agoraphobia, today's a great day. Ariel, makers of the skeletal Ariel Atom and simulator maker Motion Simulation have joined forces to produce what is likely the finest… » 5/01/12 1:30pm 5/01/12 1:30pm

Videogame hot shoe to race in real 24 Hours of Le Mans

Lucas Ordoñez won the first GT Academy time-trial contest, giving the gamer-racer his start in the FIA GT4 series. Now he's signed to Team Signatech Nissan, and will compete in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mind-blowing. » 3/03/11 11:00am 3/03/11 11:00am