This Oculus Rift-Powered Light Cycle Sim Is the Ultimate Arcade Game

The Oculus Rift hasn't even made it out of beta testing and it's already changing the world for the better—at least for one dedicated developer. He's integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we're going racing. » 4/10/14 3:33pm 4/10/14 3:33pm

Mario Kart 8 Gets Back To Classic Tracks With Unbelievable Graphics

Mario Kart quickly became a pillar of mass-appeal video gaming when it made its 3D debut on Nintendo 64. Now it looks like the upcoming 8th rendition for Wii U will revisit some of those 64-bit race tracks we knew and loved in the glossy glory of modern graphics. » 4/03/14 3:20pm 4/03/14 3:20pm

Why The Joystick-Controlled Car Will Never Die Or Actually Happen


Let me make one thing clear up front: I love both joysticks and cars. Loving cars is my job, and I've done my share to prove my joystick love as well. But I don't think the two need to be combined. At least not for actually driving. Yet the idea of a joystick-driven car seems to be one that will never die. » 3/19/14 4:00pm 3/19/14 4:00pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

Automation Is Minecraft For Engineers And Car Enthusiasts

Most games for car enthusiasts follow a simple premise: Buy a car and go fast. Maybe you're on a track setting times or maybe you're on a highway escorting a paparazzo. According to this Oppo review, Automation combines the build-it-yourself simplicity of Minecraft and the control-the-world ethos of the Tycoon series.… » 1/07/14 1:14pm 1/07/14 1:14pm

Someone Please Buy This Giant Halo Warthog Before It's Scrapped

Peter Cooper has been trying to sell this home-built, remarkably accurate Warthog for over a year now, and it looks like this may be the last chance to save it from the scrapyard. So I really hope someone steps up and becomes the proud owner of this beast, since it's pretty damn incredible. » 12/30/13 2:20pm 12/30/13 2:20pm

Will The BMW M4 Be Unveiled In Gran Turismo 6 On Thursday?

When Gran Turismo 6 was launched, it was announced that the BMW M4 would make its debut in the game. And according to a few sources, that debut is coming on Thursday, which is far earlier than expected. More BMW M cars for everyone! » 12/10/13 11:50am 12/10/13 11:50am

Gran Turismo 6 Is Fantastic, Infuriating, Fantastically Infuriating

The 1998 Subaru 22B STI is one of my favorite cars. I immediately went and bought it in GT6, expecting an amazing experience. It drives like it's in a game from 2013. It looks like it's in a game from 1998. This is the juxtaposition that is Gran Turismo 6. » 12/06/13 10:00am 12/06/13 10:00am

The Red Bull X2014 May Be Too Fast For A Human To Drive In Real Life

The fastest racing cars today are all built to tight regulations. So what would happen if you took the best designer in Formula 1 and asked him to draw up a car with no restrictions whatsoever? This, the new Gran Turismo 6 concept from Red Bull, the X2014. » 12/02/13 3:40pm 12/02/13 3:40pm