Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Forza Horizon – Jalopnik Car Pack detailed, launching next week

Forza Horizon (360) Jalopnik Car Pack Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza players will be able to add six cars to their library on February 5 when the Jalopnik Car Pack launches for Forza Horizon. The rides, detailed below, include the 1970 Nissan Datsun 510, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 1991 Ferrari 512 TR, 1973 Mazda RX-3, and 1966 Ford Country Squire. Season Pass holders will receive a bonus seventh car, the 2010 Devon GTX.

[Continue]

DLC, Xbox 360 News

Grid 2 pre-order bonus packs, release date announced

Grid 2 (360, PC, PS3) Release Date and Preorder Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1 (GS GTR)

Grid 2 has been dated for North America, and is scheduled to hit store shelves for 360, PC, and PS3 on May 28. A number of pre-order in-game extras were also revealed, with Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop each offering different download packs. There are four packs in total: McLaren Racing Pack (GameStop), Indycar Pack (Best Buy), Head Start Pack (Amazon), and GTR Racing Pack (GameStop). Details for each can be found below.

[Continue]

PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Riders of Doom DLC now available for Trials Evolution

Trials Evolution (360) Riders of Doom DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fans of Trials Evolution have a new reason to hit the tracks today with the release of Riders of Doom on Live Arcade. The DLC pack is going for 400 MS Points and adds 40 new tracks, 10 new Skill Games, new environments, a new bike, and hundreds of new items for the Track Editor.

[Continue]

DLC, Xbox 360 News

Ultimate Speed Pack announced for Need for Speed Most Wanted

Need for Speed Most Wanted (360, PC, PS3) Ultimate Speed Pack DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA has announced the first DLC drop for Need for Speed Most Wanted, the Ultimate Speed Pack. Set to launch on December 18, the $9.99/800 MS Point download will include five new cars, the Pagani Zonda R, McLaren F1LM, Lamborghini Aventador J, and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse; 25 new events; and a new rival, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Seventy new speed-themed milestones will also be added to multiplayer.

[Continue]

Apple Handheld, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Forza Horizon

(Xbox 360 Review) Forza Horizon

“It may not be Forza 5, but it is a solid addition to the series.”

[Continue]

Xbox 360 Reviews

Midway Arcade Origins now in stores for 360 and PS3

Midway Arcade Origins (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In case you missed out on last generation’s Arcade Treasure releases, you can snag 30-plus of Midway’s golden oldies—well, mostly golden oldies—in the Warner Bros. Interactive-published collection Midway Arcade Origins today for $29.99 for 360 and PS3.

[Continue]

PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Forza Horizon now supports SmartGlass Experience

Forza Horizon (360) Smartglass Experience Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The recently released Forza Horizon is now supporting Microsoft’s SmartGlass. The Smartglass Experience will allow users to navigate the interactive map of Colorado by using gestures, pinching to zoom and tapping to set waypoints, which will then be automatically set in-game. The SmartGlass map features all of the regular map points, including upgrade signs and new race events, as well as a host of filters.

[Continue]

PC News, Xbox 360 News

Need for Speed Most Wanted ignores speed traps, floors it to retail

Need for Speed Most Wanted (360, Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

If you missed the launch trailer reveal last week, then surprise: Need for Speed Most Wanted is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. On-the-go gamers can also grab it for Android and iOS devices, as well as PS Vita. The Criterion Games-developed remake of the 2005 original features an open world filled with patrolling police waiting to bust speeders, as well as Autolog 2 support, for an extra layer of player interaction, and an emphasis on multiplayer.

[Continue]

Android, Apple Handheld, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

Need for Speed Most Wanted launch trailer released

Criterion Games and EA have released a launch trailer for Need for Speed Most Wanted, with the game set to hit store shelves next week. As with the original 2005 Most Wanted, the open-world racer eschews traditional tracks and the simulation style for a design focused on speed, flash, and of course, outrunning the police. Multiplayer has an increased importance this time around, and as with the current crop of EA racers, the game supports Autolog.

[Continue]

PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

Forza Horizon speeds onto store shelves for 360

Forza Horizon (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Forza series returns today with the release of Forza Horizon. The 360-exclusive racer is based around the Horizon Festival in Colorado, with events taking place throughout cities and on winding country roads. Gamers who pick up and play the game within the first week will also unlock a gift car, the 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor. And for those who want another extra car, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS is unlocked for those who download the demo and play it before launching the full version.

[Continue]

DLC, Xbox 360 News