Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Forza Motorsport 6 gets digital die-cast with Hot Wheels Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One) Hot Wheels Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza and Hot Wheels are kicking off their partnership today with the release of Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6. The seven-car pack includes the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker, 2005 Ford Hot Wheels Mustang, 2015 McLaren P1 GTR, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport, 2015 BMW X6M, the 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641, and ahead of its real-world debut in June, the 2017 Ford Focus RS. The cars are available separately or bundled together for $7. Note that the pack is not part of the Car Pass.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex to enter open beta on May 5 for Windows 10

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Forza Motorsport will be making its PC debut on May 5 when the open beta kicks off for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The Windows 10 racer will support DirectX 12 and is said to run on a variety of machines. The beta is being utilized to improve performance across a range of systems with various specs. Future updates will add wheel support, optional V-Sync, and an in-app frame counter. System requirements and recommendations can be found below, under the latest set of screenshots.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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Codes being sent for Forza 6’s Fallout-inspired Chryslus Rocket ’69

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Microsoft has sent word that codes for Forza 6’s Fallout-themed Chryslus Rocket ’69 have been sent out via Live. Players who have spent time with either Fallout 4 or Forza Motorsport 6 while connected to their Xbox Live profile will receive a code. They note that codes might take up to seven days to arrive due to several million being sent out. Also, those who buy either title by the end of the month will receive a code as well, and those will be sent out in early May.

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Forza 6 gets seven new rides with release of Meguiar’s Car Pack

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Forza 6 has received seven new rides with the launch of its sixth DLC drop, the Meguiar’s Car Pack. The final pack in the Car Pass includes the 1934 Alfa Romeo P3, 1968 Opel GT, 1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Jaguar Racing XJR-9, 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB, 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, 1969 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe, and—deep breath—the 2015 Chevrolet #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. Non-pass holders can download the set for $6.99.

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Lamborghini gets new series in Forza 6, the cover of the next Forza

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Turn 10 has revealed at the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show that they have chosen the Lamborghini Centenario as the cover ride of the next Forza. No other details were released about the next installment, other than that it will be the first game to feature a Centenario. Also, beginning today, players can access the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in Forza 6. All players can compete in the series, starting with the first season’s Rivals time trial events and ranked multiplayer Leagues with the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo. Depending on leaderboard rank and performance within their division, players have the chance of being gifted a 2015 Huracán Super Trofeo and the opportunity to compete in the second season.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection gets pre-order, early run bonus

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Sega has announced a retro-themed pre-order bonus for Sega 3D Classics Collection. Early buyers will receive a nine-sticker decal sheet when they pick up the compilation. The set of silver-hued stickers will include a Master System logo and console, a Mega Drive logo, a Genesis logo and console, a 16-Bit logo, a GigaDrive logo, a Professor Asobin, and of course, a Sega logo.

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Forza Motorsport 6 getting Alpinestars Car Pack tomorrow

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One) Alpinestars Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Turn 10 will be releasing seven new rides for Forza Motorsport 6 tomorrow with the Alpinestars Car Pack. The $6.99 set will include the prototype 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona, which will be at this weekend’s race, as well as the 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7, 2005 Pontiac Aztek, 1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5, and 1996 Subaru SVX. A new contest is also beginning tomorrow, with special Rivals mode that features the Ford Daytona Prototype on the Daytona Sports Car Circuit. Winners will receive Alpinestars-branded apparel. Check here for the rules.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection coming stateside this April for 3DS

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Sega will be bringing the 3DS compilation Sega 3D Classics Collection to North America. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically on April 26, the bundle will include nine games ported over to the system by the current retro-updating standard-bearers M2. The games will include titles from both the Genesis and Master System: Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, and Altered Beast. Five of the titles are already available through eShop but four are new to the system. Details for each are available below.

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Xbox One holiday lineup sells 1 million each, Windows 10 doing well

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Microsoft announced some new stats for Windows 10 and Xbox One. On the PC front, Windows 10 is said to be active on over 200 million devices worldwide, with over 40 percent of new Windows 10 devices being activated since Black Friday. Over 11 billion hours have been spent using the new OS. In gaming, the heavy hitters of MS’ holiday lineup—Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Halo 5, and Rise of the Tomb Raider—have each sold over a million units. Over 350 games were made playable throughout the year, and Xbox users have accumulated over 4 billion achievements and 77 billion in Gamerscore. Backwards compatibility is also proving to be popular, with players logging over 15 million hours in the 100-plus titles that are now playable.

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