It’s Harder Than You Realize To Get Cool, Real-Life Cars Into Racing Games
Nowadays, thanks to the awesome possibilities that are within reach for most next-gen racing titles, our list of demands is continuously expanding and, almost always, a large selection of cars is at the top of the list with the prerequisite that the cars have to look good and sound amazing. But the job of getting a car, any car, into a modern video game isn’t easy because, well, stuff like 3D-scanning and an ultra-realistic physics engine are both complicated to do and expensive.
There’s No Outrunning Nostalgia With This Sit-Down Arcade Cabinet
Back in the 1980s when every kid could be spotted in an arcade parlor during weekends, Sega’s OutRun was one of the most popular go-to machines. Whether it was the stand-up cabinet versions of the more elaborate sit-down versions, OutRun had plenty of fans.
That’s important to note because while arcade parlors are no longer around, the game is making a comeback courtesy of Arcade1Up. The direct-to-consumer arcade builder is offering a limited number of OutRun sit-down arcade cabinets — in all their 8-bit glory — that you can order for just $499. We don’t need to tell you that it’s a great Christmas gift for your beloved, especially if he/she grew up chugging cans of Tab, using hair spray on their hair, and running through a piggy bank’s worth of quarters in these arcade parlors.
Forza Horizon 4 Just Got Some Awesome Trucks, But The Cars Are Even Cooler
You can always count on a game like Forza Horizon 4 to keep all of us entertained as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The game remains one of the most highly regarded open-world racing games in the market, and even if it’s been around for two years, developer Turn 10 Studios continues to find ways to make Forza Horizon 4 as fun and as entertaining as it’s always been. The new Series Update 28 arrives with a familiar menu: new cars that you can add to your garage by winning series events in the game. There’s a slew of exciting rides up for grabs, including the GMC Syclone and Typhoon, both of which were available for a short period in Forza Motorsport 4. Those two rides offer a small taste of what’s to come when Forza Horizon 4’s Series 28 Update. But that’s not all, too. A pair of new Car Packs — the Japanese Heroes Pack and the Open Top Pack — are also on the way. Judging by their names, you probably have a good idea of what to expect from these new car packs.
This 1977 930-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo Is The Only Real Car In Cyberpunk 2077
Earlier this month, Rockstar Energy’s Rockstar Performance Garage unveiled a real-life version of the Quadra, the same 1970 Ford Mustang-based, post-apocalyptic sports car that you can drive in the highly anticipated video game Cyberpunk 2077.
Not content with just one car from the upcoming game, the team behind Cyberpunk 2077 is doubling up on the fun by bringing to life another one of the game’s vehicles. This time, the 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo takes center stage, and it is glorious.
EA Is FINALLY Remastering Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
The Need for Speed racing video game has come a long way since the first instalment was launched back in 1994. The 24th version of the game, Need for Speed Heat, was introduced in 2019 with incredible graphics and a long list of vehicles, including the latest supercars and many classics.
But many gearheads are still nostalgic about classic instalments such as Hot Pursuit (1998) and Porsche Unleashed (2000). If you’re one of them, we have good news: EA just remastered Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and it’s coming out in November 2020.
CD Projekt Has Brought Cyberpunk 2077’s ’70s Ford Mustang to Life
CD Projekt, the developer and publisher behind such all-out hits as the Witcher series gears up for another action-packed video game that just so happens to be set in a post-apocalyptic future. The game, announced a mere eight years ago, is now little over one month away from its release date and CD Projekt is trying to increase the hype all the way and beyond the boundaries of our solar system by taking a page out of Rockstar Games’ book of tricks. So, here’s the latest ploy: recreating the star car from the game, ’The Quadra’.
We’d Love to Play Forza Horizon In The Aston Martin AMR-C01 Racing Simulator
Aston Martin has launched its latest special edition model. Only 150 units are going to be made of this beauty, and each one costs around $74,000, or roughly the price of a base Porsche 718 Boxster S. There is, however, a catch to this special edition model. It doesn’t have any wheels, and it doesn’t actually move. No, it’s not a new Aston performance car; it’s Aston Martin’s ridiculously awesome racing simulator. It’s called the AMR-C01, and it’s described as the “ultimate luxury home simulator,” complete with a full carbon fiber monocoque, among other insane details and features. Best be quick if you want to score a piece of the AMR-C01 simulator. Aston Martin is already taking orders, and seeing as most of us we’ll probably still be stuck at home for the foreseeable future, there’s no better way to satisfy our urge for racing than to get wild and crazy in the AMR-C01 simulator.
Learn More About the Fastest Gamer Turned Real-Life Racer
The British GT is the UK’s own national grand touring series and it’s been going strong for almost three decades. From McLaren’s F1 to the Lister Storm, the Saleen S7, the Dodge Viper, or the Porsche 911 GT3.R, all of them graced the paddock and the grids of the British GT at one time or another and now it’s all about GT3 and GT4 machinery with one 22-year-old gamer battling to win the GT3 title at his first attempt in a team co-owned by a former F1 World Champion. His name is James Baldwin and he is The World’s Fastest Gamer - only he now wants to become The World’s Fastest Racer.
Koenigsegg Jesko and Porsche 935 Just Teased in New Project Cars 3 Trailer
Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are two of the biggest video game franchises in the world, but don’t sleep on one other franchise that’s steadily becoming a big player in the car video game industry. Project CARS first captured our attention in 2015, and now, the highly popular video game franchise is turning up the heat with its third installment, appropriately called Project CARS 3.
Our first taste of the new game comes to us through a delectable teaser video that gives us an overview of the many new features that the new game will offer, including two vehicles — the Koenigsegg Jesko and the recently refreshed Porsche 935 race car — that will surely get most of us scrambling to get our hands on the game as soon as it’s available.
Thanks to the Xbox Series X, Forza Motorsport Is Going to Look Amazing
Next-generation gaming consoles typically means next-generation gaming titles, and we can expect as much as when the Xbox Series X arrives later this year. One gaming title that we’re all excited to see is the new Forza game that will serve as one of the Series X’s flagship titles. Details about the actual game remain under wraps, but you can expect the next-generation Forza game, whether its Motorsport or Horizon, to be nothing short of a jaw-dropper. We got a brief glimpse of the game from the official announcement trailer, and let’s just say that we can expect to spend a lot of time on our couches once the next-gen Xbox console — and the next-gen Forza title — arrives in time for the holidays.
The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4
Picking the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4 is more difficult than you’d expect. There are almost 600 cars to choose from, and a lot of them bring something unique to the table.
From the quirky old-timers like the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale to modern powerhouses like the 2019 Bugatti Divo, you can run through the entire gamut of available cars in Forza Horizon 4 and have difficulty picking 50 of the coolest cars, let alone just ten. But through sheer force of will, we were able to narrow down the list to just ten rides. These, as far as we’re concerned, are the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4.
Gran Turismo 7 Teased During PlayStation 5 Presentation
PlayStation 5 is officially underway, with Sony planning to release it in the fourth quarter of 2020. The video game console will also arrive with a handful of new games, including the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 7. There’s no official release date yet, but the game was teased during the PS5 presentation, and it looks exciting, to say the least.
The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V
The virtual world of Grand Theft Auto V is home to a lawless world where reckless driving, stealing, and outright killing often go unpunished. Such a world demands all kinds of spoils, and in the case of exotic cars, there’s no shortage of them in GTA V.
The fictional version of Los Angeles is where the rich come to play, and there are enough high-powered performance cars throughout the game to drive without conscience. With so many of these vehicles all over the city, it begs the question: which one is the fastest of them all? Well, this list of the fastest cars in GTA V should shed some light on the cars that you probably should be looking for when you’re trying to get away from the po-pos.