F-Zero’s simple design rejects complex solutions

I don’t have a lot of experience with F-Zero. I’ve only played F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, and of those, I only own F-Zero X. What I enjoy most about the game is the fast pace and simple mechanics: you can speed up at the cost of your vehicle’s health from lap two and on, more »

DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition finally arrives today

The free PlayStation Plus edition of DriveClub has finally arrived today, June 25, 2015. SCE President Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the launch in a recent PlayStation Blog post, noting that the game’s online play will essentially be divvied out. Although all PlayStation Plus members will have access to DriveClub, only offline mode will be available at the start. Rather more »

Celebrate Forza’s 10th anniversary with an Xbox One bundle

The Forza franchise has been one of Microsoft’s go-to games for years, 10 of them to be exact. The Forza 6 Limited Edition Xbox One will commemorate that with a racing-inspired design, sports car styling and racing themed sound effects. It includes the now very necessary 1 TB hard drive, a wireless controller with rubberized diamond grips, and more »


Project Cars 2 already has a crowdfunding campaign

After a slight delay, Project Cars launched for PS4, Xbox One and PC May 7, 2015 to glowing reviews. Developer Slightly Mad Studios is apparently keen on getting that particular make of racing lightning to strike twice and is already preparing the sequel, Project Cars 2. What’s more, the game already has a WMD crowdfunding campaign.  Slightly Mad more »

E3 2015: The public needs the magic of the Need for Speed demo

We got our hands on the new Need for Speed reboot at this year’s E3, and the demo experience — with its competitive elements — is one that everyone should get to have once the game’s released. The “five ways to play” mantra of Need for Speed is built around the ideas of previous installments, and each more »

E3 2015: SpeedRunners is gleefully carefree competition

At one moment, I forgot about being at E3 2015, having a one-on-one meeting with a developer/publisher, about essentially being on a business-slash-work trip. That moment came after Alex Nichiporchik and Mike Rose of tinyBuild asked me if I had played SpeedRunners before. The story goes a little like this: tinyBuild came into a lot of more »

Super Indie Karts Preview: Mash-up Mode 7 motor mania

There’s a saying: your first Mario Kart is your favorite Mario Kart. While this may not be a universal truth, there are certainly many people who hold their first game dear, and the SNES’ Super Mario Kart was the first one for all who played it. There’s an itch out there for Mode 7-style kart more »

The Need for Speed reboot will be always-online

The recently announced Need for Speed reboot for PS4, Xbox One and PC will require an internet connection at all times. The news comes from EA via Twitter, who, in response to one fan’s suggestion regarding Xbox One’s always-on fiasco, confirmed that “NFS will require an online connection.” EA claims the limitation will be a boon more »

Next Need for Speed teased on Twitter

Need for Speed was put on hiatus for 2014 in order to redouble the series’ efforts and ensure a stronger experience for 2015. Apparently, that stronger experience is coming along. The official Twitter account for Need for Speed released an impressively uninformative teaser image for the next game. Truly, it is a masterpiece of ambiguity. Who more »

Joe Danger Review: Flipping out on Ouyas

Joe Danger Price: $3.99 System(s): Ouya (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: April 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Hello Games (Hello Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Is there a better premise for a stunt-based, motorcycle platformer than following a sharp dressed, magnetic stunt man? Obviously, the answer is no. Joe Danger is the best way more »

Cut/Scenes: Need for Speed movie was huge hit – in China

American moviegoers, even those who play Need for Speed, were largely uninterested in 2014’s movie adaptation. But China loved it, as the film pulled in $66 million over there. So much so that China Movie Channel, Jiaflix and are going to help EA make a sequel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, much of that movie will more »

Every Dirt 3 owner gets a Dirt 3 Complete Edition upgrade

Dirt 3 made a pretty important move recently. The game was shifted over from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks. It’s good news for anyone who enjoys the racer. People don’t have to worry about GFWL, being able to enjoy the game fully on Steam or activate their CD key from a . Most importantly, more »