Le Mans at Your Fingertips

The world's biggest single racing event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans lasts... wait for it... 24 hours, which makes it a less-than-attractive basis for a video game adaptation. Here are a few examples of those who tried. » 5/10/14 8:01am 5/10/14 8:01am

This Is How The Best Arcade Driving Game Got To Your Living Room

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s and loved cars, you're probably familiar with Sega's OutRun, one of the best arcade driving games ever made. But getting it from the arcade to your home was no easy task. Oppo's Gabor Vajda talks to the developer of the Commodore 64 version about how that happened. Make sure you turn… » 5/02/14 12:26pm 5/02/14 12:26pm

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: The Kotaku Review

In a year in which I reviewed demanding motorsports simulations like F1 2012, and NASCAR The Game: Inside Line, with Forza Horizon thrown in for good measure, I can guarantee the toughest racing game I'll play is Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. » 11/22/12 11:30am 11/22/12 11:30am

The day a motorsports legend became an unwitting Sonic the Hedgehog icon

In the pouring rain on April 11, 1993, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna raced into history with one of the greatest performances of his career. In treacherous conditions, he held off a spirited challenge from arch-rival Alain Prost to take a famous victory, one of the last he would savour before his tragic… » 12/23/11 3:00am 12/23/11 3:00am

Classic Racing Game Made Analog, Made AWESOME

If you grew up in the 1980s, no doubt you played (and loved) arcade game OutRun. But what if you grew up in the 1960s, before there were video games as we now know them? » 11/09/11 8:30am 11/09/11 8:30am

Daytona USA rolls out of our childhood memories onto Xbox Live,…

Sega's classic arcade racer Daytona USA is just coming to consoles with a high-def visual overhaul, steering wheel support and online multiplayer. And it's coming in just two weeks! For ten bucks!! Rolling staaaaaarrrrt!!! » 10/13/11 10:30am 10/13/11 10:30am

Sega Rally Fan Turns Car Into Video-Game Star

An AtariAge forum member got a bug up his tuckus and decided to turn his 1995 Toyota Celica into a replica of the Celica ST205 GT-Four from the classic video game Sega Rally Championship. Here's how he did it. » 3/04/10 12:00pm 3/04/10 12:00pm

Designer Builds Driveable Sega OutRun Cabinet

Garnet Hertz of the Pasadena Art Center College of Design is installing wheels, motors, and other equipment necessary to turn an OutRun arcade cabinet into an actual running car that renders on-screen what's happening in real life using GPS sensors. » 11/10/09 5:30pm 11/10/09 5:30pm

New HD Sega Outrun Arcade Sumo-Stomps The Original

Outrun, Sega's original arcade racer, is back, but not in its old pixelated, quarter-poppin' form. Instead, it's back with a vengeance featuring stylish, new game play and killer HD visuals. » 3/25/09 4:30pm 3/25/09 4:30pm

What's Your Favorite 80's Video Game?

If you know us, you know we love playing car simulators. Always have. In honor of the release of GT5 Prologue we've been holding on to a few video game QOTD's. Today's question goes back to that earliest era of truly great car sims: the 1980's. Though they didn't have realistic damage modeling, they did have color… » 4/14/08 11:40am 4/14/08 11:40am