The bare fact will not surprise you: Many of our country’s young men fritter away potential work hours by enjoying fun leisure activities instead. Nor is it especially news that more men do this more often than they did even a decade ago—we’ve had a recession in the interim, after all. What is odd is how precise the…
You may quite enjoy a number of different channels of YouTube programming. No need. All that you must watch is this little show of two dudes messing with a very realistic (surrealistic?), somewhat glitchy graphics engine. Welcome to Car Boys.
Brad Keselowski, who you may remember for giving the most NASCAR-appropriate, beer-swilling post victory interview in recent years, is here in the office to play NASCAR Heat Evolution for Xbox One. We have one controller. We have no beer.
Forza Horizon 3 gives you the freedom to roam like you were never allowed to roam in previous Forza Motorsport games. It’s exhilarating at first, to be allowed to go anywhere, do virtually anything. In races, you’re allowed to do insane things like launch cars off cliffs and dodge trains. That’s the best part—that…
Jalopnik prides itself as being about more than just the silly supercars of the day—our elevator speech reads: “From vintage supercars to modern jet fighters, Jalopnik is obsessed with the cult of cars and everything that moves you – tanks, bikes, and planes.” That’s basically Battlefield 1, if the new gameplay…
Admit it: In your heart, you’re a space robot, laughing at death on Mars, while you pop a wheelie over an underground water cavern. Now there’s a game that lets you take your true form.
Codemasters’ F1 series has been the standard for Formula One video games ever since F1 2009 debuted for, well, the 2009 season. F1 2016 is the latest version, and even though it isn’t even out yet, we’ve nabbed a copy. We’re playing it right now with Principal Game Designer Lee Mather in all of its digital glory.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s most notable hedgehog, Honda showed a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed Civic at Comic-Con this year. But what people may not realize is the Sonic-Civic was actually just the latest in a long-running series of video game-themed cars to be shown at Comic-Con. And not all of them…
It turns out, you can catch Pokémon on one of the world’s most daunting racetracks, the Nürburgring. Watch this Russian guy snag an Abra while blasting through the curves at ludicrous speeds in a BMW M3.
If you’ve ever wanted to virtually track a racing truck, Forza 6 is now giving you the opportunity. As part of the Turn 10 Select Car Pack you’ll have access to the 1080-horsepower 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck.
The Nintendo 64, the gaming system that blew the doors open to bring 3D graphics to the masses, is 20 years old today. Can you believe it? There were countless great games for the N64, many of them driving games—including all-time best iteration of a game about cartoon characters lobbing turtle shells at each other…
A total of 140 drivable cars from real life and fantasy. Miles of paved and dirt track. Incredible physical realism and a dazzling sensation of speed. Is there any way that the best part of Gran Turismo Sport could be the freaking photography simulator sub-game? Yes.
Gran Turismo Sport is the latest game in the epic PlayStation driving sim franchise. It’s coming out on November 15, 2016, but you can get your first taste of what just might be the most realistic driving experience you can have on your TV right here.
Driving a beat-up old Trabant across Eastern Europe isn’t an easy thing to do. Luckily, there’s a new Steam game called—brilliantly, I might add—Jalopy, where you get to pretend to do exactly that.
Inventors have been trying to create awesome virtual reality video games for years. But now that you can create a decently immersive virtual experience with your phone and a piece of cardboard, an off-the-deep-end racing sim that fits on your shelf feels almost within reach.
This clip “Secret Service Agents Train For Advance Reverse Escapes” shows President Obama’s limousine running hard around the Lime Rock race track, in reverse. It’s neat, but it’s definitely animated. A lot of people posting it to their Facebook wall don’t seem to recognize that.
A crew of miscreants dressed up as Mario Kart characters hopped on a fleet of tiny little go-carts and tore through London’s Westfield Shopping Center mall, apparently uninvited. Hilarity and banana-peel throwing ensued.
While it’s true that I’m not much of a video gamer, I have clearly found the classic Super Famicom (Super NES) game for me: Kat’s Run Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken. Not only is it named after me, and involves kei cars I want and/or have owned, but it even has a joke from my favorite anime in the opening segment!
If you couldn’t stand the fast and repetitive pseudo-synth of 1990s video games I’d advise you not to read further. But you’re missing out; I can’t wait to peg this playlist next time I’m eating asphalt in a sports car.