If you're like me, you'll watch racing events like this weekend's upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans and wonder how you could perfectly nail every corner if you were in the hot seat. Here's some advice on how to do that from Audi driver Tom Kristensen, complete with a visual aid from Forza 5.
The thing about video games these days is that they don't have enough Alfa Romeo SZ Sprint Zagatos in them. It's like they're boycotting them. But why boycott awesome? Did it hurt you? Did a Sprint Zagato bully you as a kid? Thankfully Forza is here to help.
Wish you could play Forza 5 with the crew of The Smoking Tire? Well now you can, sort of, as they livestream their gaming on Twitch, until 6 PM PST today. They'll be giving out car packs and copies of the game to fans, too. Get it!
Matt Farah is kind of a car slut. That guy will drive anything. It's what makes him so much fun to watch. It's also what makes the absurd mix of cars in his Forza 5 car pack so enjoyable. A Fiat Punto, vintage Nova, and an Audi RS2?
If racing games have served any didactic purpose, that purpose has been to teach Americans about obscure variations of Japanese wagons (ahem Nissan STAGEA 260RS AutechVersion). Forza 5 eschews any claim to breadth in exchange for stunning detail and a desire to teach all you monkeys how to not drive like assholes.
The nice folks in Gawker's advertising department like throwing parties and they've decided to throw one for Jalopnik readers who are in or near San Francisco this Saturday. They'll also give you all the chance to win an Xbox One and a copy of Forza 5. Details below.
Forza Motorsport 5 is one of the most anticipated launch titles for the new XBOX One, especially for car fanatics. But the newest car porn game has 300 fewer rides than before, and is missing some of the most celebrated tracks in the world. What's the deal?
This may be the most complicated, expensive, and awesomest way to make a video clip of a racing game. Ever. To promote Forza 5, Microsoft decided to forego those fancy "com-PU-tors" and instead made a video by taking pictures of still frames. Like a flipbook. Only on a racetrack. In a McLaren.
There are a lot of secrets that come with a brand new console. Last night at the Forza 5 event Microsoft pulled me aside for taking a picture of a cabinet and a laptop. And, interestingly, I wasn't even violating any rules because, conveniently, no photo rules were stated. Still, I'll never have those 10 minutes back.
I just got my hands on a real-live Xbox One and played a pre-release Forza 5 for several minutes. It sure looks impressive, with all the annoying details of real driving — glare, reflections, crap on your car — and there's a whole new physics engine and radically new approaches to AI. But it still felt like Forza.
I like IndyCar racing a lot. Probably a little too much. I don't play Forza or own an XBOX. That might have to change.
We've been watching Kotaku all day for the launch of the new XBOX ONE, waiting for some news that might relate to the racing games we love to play. Alas, the first glimpse of a game they showed was a McLaren P1 in what we now see as Forza 5 with two key easter eggs.