On November 15, 2001, Microsoft unleashed the Xbox to the world of gaming in North America. With a built-in hard disk drive and the use of Dolby Interactive Content-Encoding Technology, the XBox brought about some new competition for the Sony Playstation 2, the Sega Dreamcast, and the Nintendo GameCube. In late 2006, the XBox was discontinued, but its bigger and better brother, the XBox 360, was introduced on April 15, 2010.
Just in time for the holiday season, Turn 10 Studios is dropping the first ever expansion pack for Forza: Horizon. Judging by the list of seven new vehicles that are part of the December IGN Car Pack, you’d be a fool to let this pack go by without snagging it up.
That’s the kind of list usually reserved only for fantasy garages. Now, for less money than a new pair of Air Jordans, you can own all of those exotics and have them at your complete disposable. Of course, you can only drive in the virtual world of Forza: Horizon. But, hey, that’s where the fantasy kicks in.
The December IGN Pack for Forza: Horizon will go live on December 4. Be on the lookout for it. In the meantime, check out this trailer of the pack from Turn 10 Studios. If that doesn’t get you excited, we don’t know why you even have an XBox 360 to begin with.
Turn 10 Studios is continuing its Behind The Scenes video series for Forza Horizon with the fifth episode. This series has been created in order to offer fans an inside look at how the developers behind the game continue to build engagement and content for "Forza" games.
If in the previous episodes we have met the creators of the game and learned what makes Forza Horizon such an incredible games, the fifth episode gives viewers a look at the extensive community support that is a central component of the "Forza Horizon" experience.
The game features constantly updated online multiplayer challenges and monthly DLC packs so there is always new content to try and new events to explore. In fact now everyone is waiting for the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack set to arrive to Xbox LIVE on 18th December 2012.
Rockstar Games has revealed the second trailer for the fifth installment in its very successful Grand Theft Auto series. Next to a lot of action, this video game will have everything a car addict dreams about: cars, bikes, planes, trains and lots of explosions and crashes!
Rockstar Games has described the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V as the largest and most ambitious title in the series to date. Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail from the mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.
The new Grand Theft Auto V is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 during Spring 2013. For those interested, the game is already available for pre-order.
Each vehicle will offer its own unique races, challenges, and mods to unlock, and players will get 50,000 Speed Points in the full game just for playing the demo version.
The new demo tracks and compares everything players do against their friends and offers up game-play recommendations and challenges throughout the open world as a result. Players are constantly blazing a trail of high scores not only in their game, but in their friends’ games as well.
Give credit to the folks over at Electronic Arts for knowing how to promote a video game.
With the release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted drawing closer and closer, the promotional train is out in full force, making a stop in Paris, France for an impressive supercar parade in and around some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
The video, courtesy of YouTube member alexsmolik, features a plethora of Ferraris , Porsches , Lamborghinis , and even a Ford GT Heritage taking through the streets of Paris while visiting a number of tourist destinations, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées.
All these cars have also been stickered up with Need For Speed: Most Wanted badges just so the people checking them out know what the whole parade is all about.
Check out the video and watch them exotics take Paris by storm, Need for Speed: Most Wanted style.
Far removed from the realistic, and often times way too serious world of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, video game developer Codemasters is offering a racing game that’s a little more in tune with the inner child in all of us.
Taking its cue from the wild and wacky world of Mario Kart, Codemasters is bringing the world of Formula 1 to a more cartoonish world. The game is called F1 Race Stars and as the preview trailer shows us, there’s plenty to like about the game, including the prevalent power ups (not seen in the real world of Formula 1) and the ability to use DRS to one’s advantage (seen in the world of Formula 1).
Codemasters is also touting the gameplay of F1 Race Stars, particularly the career mode that offers three levels of difficulty, as well as a slew of challenges, timed races, and even Grand Prix competitions. Really, if you’re a little spent with the hours upon hours of playing GT5 or Forza 4 , the F1 Race Stars will offer you a fresh way to enjoy Formula 1 racing.
The game will be drop on shelves this coming November and will be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 consoles.
The folks over at Codemasters may not have the cache - or maybe the high-volume marketing tools - compared to Sony and Turn 10 Studios, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’re video game offerings, F1 2012 and GRID 2, are less enjoyable than their Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport counterparts.
The latter, in particular, looks to be something that we could spend hours upon hours of our weekends playing. The highly anticipated sequel to the popular GRID video game is set to hit shelves in the summer of 2013 and while that may still be a long time away, you can never be too early to drum up excitement for your game.
So these trailers of GRID 2 show us exactly what we’re in store for when the game becomes available. Some cars in the trailers are pretty swell, particularly the old-school Mach 1 running with the new Ford Mustang Boss 302.
If for nothing else, these trailers make us want to have the game hit shelves far sooner than it’s supposed to.
A few weeks after dropping the first episode of its Behind The Scenes video series for Forza Horizon , Turn 10 Studios is back with the second episode.
We’re not sure what the purpose of a "Behind-The-Scenes" video series is all about, but we’re pretty excited about Forza Horizon, which, in turn, compels us to watch these video upon their release.
In the first episode, we were introduced to some of the creators of the game and learned what makes Forza Horizon such an incredible new expression of the Forza series. For episode 2, we find out why the developers decided to put the setting of the game in Colorado.
Beautiful landscapes and picturesque views notwithstanding, Colorado is perfect for a game like Forza Horizon because it focuses on true, action-packed racing on lots of wide open roads.
Just the way it should be, right?
Forza Horizon drops on shelves at the end of October with pre-orders now available. Scoop yourself up a pre-order now or risk being left out.
Forza Horizon will be making its official debut on October 23rd, but until that happens, Turn 10 Studios is providing us with a series of videos showing behind the scenes images of the upcoming game.
In Episode One, you get to meet some of the creators of the game and learn what makes Forza Horizon such an incredible new expression of the Forza series. The video also presents the beauty that is Colorado, the unadulterated joy that is night racing, and lots of cool details to whet your appetite for the game.
To say that we’ve been waiting for this car pack to arrive can be construed as a massive understatement. If you’re wondering why, look no further than the featured car of Forza 4’s September Car Pack: The SRT Viper GTS-R .
Back in June, we got to play around with the SRT Viper - included in the June pack - in the game. Now, though, things get a little juicier with the inclusion of the SRT Viper GTS-R that competed in the ALMS series over the summer into Forza’s latest car pack. Both cars, #91 and #93, have been added to the game, which means that we can have double the fun destroying the competition with these two venomous bad boys finally in the game.