This Simulator's Steering Wheel Is Strong Enough To Break Your Wrists

So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel… » 5/13/15 2:45pm 5/13/15 2:45pm

Le Mans Is Now The Ultimate Test Of Nissan's GT Academy

How effective is the GT Academy, where Nissan picks the best gamers from Gran Turismo to train and turn into real-life racing drivers? We'll see this year at Le Mans. By putting GT Academy grads in their LMP1-class race car, we'll finally see them go head-to-head with some of the best driving talent in the world. » 2/13/15 5:55pm 2/13/15 5:55pm

2,400 MS-DOS Games Are Now Free Online (Some of Them Are Porn)

The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn—which is something you probably didn't realize existed… » 1/06/15 5:42pm 1/06/15 5:42pm

VW Invented First-Person Racing Video Games And They Don't Even Know It

You'd think the development of what is likely the first computerized driving simulator with actual computer-generated visuals would be a big deal. An achievement like that would have set the standard for not just simulators, but would have been the genesis of every first-person driving game since. Which is why it's so… » 12/18/14 12:00pm 12/18/14 12:00pm

This Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island Trailer Is Like Cocaine In Your Coffee

The detail on this incredible lineup of trucks and rally cars, the dramatic terrain and strikingly rendered weather... Holy crap, this jaw-dropping Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island trailer makes me want to rip my shirt off and take a race-prepped Ford Ranger off a jump. Which I could do if I got this game. » 12/15/14 4:27pm 12/15/14 4:27pm

Is This The Most Realistic Racing Simulator Ever Made?

The physics of modern racing games have come a hell of a long way since Cruis'n USA, but they're still missing the raw sense of urgency and unpredictability that can only occur in real life. That's why the forward thinking bunch known as VEODRIVE have taken some RC cars and GoPros, and created the most unique racing… » 12/10/14 8:45pm 12/10/14 8:45pm

The Best Video Game Gifts For A Car Enthusiast

Holiday gift guides, curated by nameless nobodies who don't give a crap about you or your tastes, generally suck. Which is why this year, we're doing it differently. We're bringing you things we actually like in nine different categories, so that you might like them too. So here's the list of video games you're going… » 12/02/14 3:00pm 12/02/14 3:00pm

Driveclub Is A Beautiful And Addictive Introduction To Motorsports

I grew up in the era of video gaming where "multiplayer" meant inviting a friend over and plugging another controller into the second port. But these new consoles have elevated the concept of multiplayer to a level we could never have imagined in the 1990s, and the PlayStation 4's first exclusive racing game Driveclub » 10/07/14 5:05pm 10/07/14 5:05pm

Forza Horizon 2 Is As Close To Living Your Car Fantasy As You'll Get

Hi, I'm an autojournalist. Car companies fly me and my colleagues around the world to drive their fancy new cars. Sometimes on tracks but usually just on amazing b-roads in Spain or Italy or whatever. Forza Horizon 2 is about as close as you'll get to living our dream life, just without the deadlines, consequences, or… » 9/25/14 10:21am 9/25/14 10:21am

Forza Horizon 2 Off-Road Gameplay Looks Beautiful, Is The Realism Right?

Here's one of the first off-road gameplay clips from upcoming-shortly Forza Horizon 2. It's visually gorgeous, and I think the physics look just arcadey enough to make the game casually accessible while getting a handle on the floaty feel of fast off-road driving. Is it what you expected? » 9/21/14 2:34pm 9/21/14 2:34pm

What Are The Greatest Off-Road Video Games?

Racing games are a great way to get close to the cars, tracks, and behavior you'd never be able to pull off in real life. But I can't help but feel like the focus usually stays on pavement-bound sports cars. What have been your favorite off-road titles on consoles, computers, and arcades over the years? » 9/11/14 9:22pm 9/11/14 9:22pm