Tetris, the iconic, simple but mesmerizing game of fitting little digital blocks in neatly with each other. It’s a satisfying pastime. But a new study now suggests that it could have therapeutic effects on car crash victims.
As someone who has turned a car into a video game controller before, I feel that I’m completely qualified to say that this is way better than the crude, 8-bit era hack I cobbled together to play Pole Position with a Lancia and an Atari. What Adam Ringwood and his friends did with a Chevrolet Volt and a tiny, cheap-ass…
Modifying a car always makes it better. Stock cars are as bad as cars can be. These are lies, lies told to us by Gran Turismo.
Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I’ve written an absurd number of guides, blogs, and an already outdated book on the variety of…
There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles. Since the Magnavox Odyssey plugged into TVs back in 1972 and delivered Pong to the masses, gaming consoles have demanded our attention.
In case you’d forgotten—or were in a different generation of school children than I was—Crazy Taxi was likely the first thing on your mind when a teacher rolled in a cart of the bulky, solid-white MacBooks of years gone by. And I can confidently say, as an adult, that the game is as great as it ever was.
Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, and it doesn’t take any Linux knowledge whatsoever. Here’s how to make your own retro game console in under 10 minutes.
I lived a deprived childhood in which my parents never allowed a gaming console in the house. It wasn’t until high school that I was even able to pirate some bootleg copy of Need for Speed 5 onto our old desktop. My experience with racing games, then, is mostly defined by desire. I’ve spent most of my life wishing to…
When I first found out during the LA Auto Show that the 2017 Cadillac CT6 in the Platinum trim came with onboard WiFi, two back seat monitors, an HDMI port and a household outlet, I immediately thought that this would be a perfect place to hook up a gaming console. Turns out I was right, and here’s what happened when…
For the longest time, one of the world’s most popular car brands, Porsche, was conspicuously absent from many of the most popular car-centric video games. Fortunately, GTPlanet reports that Porsche’s exclusive deal with Need for Speed makers Electronic Arts ends after this year.
I’ll be honest: I don’t know a hell of a lot about Final Fantasy XV, other than that it’s not released yet but it’s leaking everywhere, like my Depends after a brisk drink-and-jog. Really, I don’t even know all that much about the Final Fantasy series, even – I’m an old, old Atari kid. But I do know there’s an…
One of the ways that developers keep video games entertaining for us is by periodically releasing expansions. And it’s about time for the Forza Horizon 3 expansion. Perhaps snow and ice will alleviate my boredom.
It’s been a little over a month since Forza Horizon 3 came out. I’ve been playing it pretty consistently since then. I’ve gotten better at some things and really started to appreciate others. But after about a month of playing it nearly every day, I find myself asking: is this it?
Forza Horizon 3 has us pretty fired up over photorealistic graphics and its extensive list of cars. But to get a really direct comparison of how it visually stacks up to other driving games, you’ve got to try the same car and conditions in each virtual world back-to-back-to-back.
Forza Horizon 3 is officially available to the public today, so I expect to see a lot of you online and playing this game where rules aren’t real and gravity is only marginally a factor so you have no excuses. There are over 350 different cars to drive and explore, and here are all of them.
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.
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…
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.