Halo Superfan Builds Himself a Life-Size Warthog: Video
Fans of the Halo action video game series will instantly know what this vehicle is, but for those who don’t, here’s the short version: it’s called the M12 Force Application Vehicle, affectionately known as the Warthog, and it was a vehicle exclusively relegated to the virtual world, until a fan decided to make one in real life.
Forza Horizon 4 Review Roundup
McLaren Celebrates Launch of Forza Horizon 4 with Senna vs. Motocross Bikes Race
Forza Horizon 4 is ready to drop in a week’s time, and to celebrate the game’s coming release date, McLaren brought a Senna to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to race with not one, not two, but three 450cc Motocross bikes. The race itself was a sham — the three bikes took shortcuts on the grass wherever they could — but the purpose to build excitement surrounding Forza Horizon 4’s arrival is real. The game this stores on October 2 and will be available to play on the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
Forza Horizon 4 Gets Bond Car Pack
Forza Horizon 4 is weeks away from launching, and we already have our first car pack for the game. Getting bestowed with that distinction is no less than James Bond himself. If you purchase the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 4 you will get the chance to download the “Best of Bond Car Pack” on September 28 as part of early access to the game. If you don’t go for the Ultimate Edition, you’ll get your chance to download the car pack on October 2, the day the game is launched.
Turn 10 Studios Releases Full Car List and Soundtrack for Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon is a fun franchise, breaking from its sim-based Forza Motorsport sister game as a more arcadey open-world environment where you can live out your dream of driving like a maniac on public roads in a totally consequence-free manner. The latest fourth installment is due out early next month, and now, developer Turn 10 Studios is giving us the rundown on the cars and the songs slated for release.
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Forza 7’s Drift Pack is Going To Get Your Drift Juices Flowing
Forza Motorsport 7 already has a litany of cars in its fold. Adding more is becoming a little excessive, and yet, the game’s latest downloadable content, the Formula Drift Car Pack, is going to be welcomed with open arms by fanatic gamers like myself. More importantly, the pack is actually coming to both Forza 7 and Forza Horizon 4. That means that you can still go drift-crazy even if you don’t own a copy of the FM7. And the best part? The Car Pack is free!
You Can Now Drive the Crazy Porsche "Pink Pig" in Forza Motorsport 7
Forza Motorsport 7 is getting a new update today, which adds a range of cool sports cars. The highlight of this update is the Porsche 917/20 race car that wore the weird but iconic "Pink Pig" livery at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. The original "Pink Pig" is offered in the game only weeks after the livery made a memorable comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the GT class.
Forza Motorsport 7 Gets New Top Gear Car Pack
Do you have dreams of being a silent, helmet-clad driving hero? Do some say ridiculous things about you, like you have a nipple that’s the same shape as the Nurburgring and webbed buttocks? Then the new Forza Motorsport 7 Top Gear Car Pack is for you!
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You’re Not Going to Run Out of Cars to Drive in Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 isn’t scheduled to release until later this year, but a mistake by the game’s developer accidentally revealed a massive list of more than 450 cars that will be included in the game. The developer faux pas isn’t expected to cause much of an issue other than pre-emptively revealing the car contents of a game that’s still several months away from launching.
Forza Horizon 4 Gets the Green Light, Launches This Fall
Forza Motorsports’ long history of top-shelf racing games will add another member to the family with the arrival of Forza Horizon 4. The new title will be developed by U.K.-based Playground Games. It will offer the usual stunning characteristics of past Forza titles, including over 450 cars from more than 100 licensed automakers. Forza Horizon 4 will be launched on the Xbox One and PC platforms this coming October.
Finally: One of the World’s Greatest Race Tracks is Now Available on Gran Turismo Sport
One of the world’s most famous race tracks is now available in the virtual world of Gran Turismo Sport. The new track, which is available as part of the game’s latest update, is none other than the Circuit de la Sarthe, the home of the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. Gran Turismo Sport gamers will now be able to test their endurance racing skills on the circuit, and they can do it by driving any one of the nine new cars that are also included in the new update.
Forza 7’s Latest Car Pack Includes a Handful of Classics to go with a Maserati Levante S and a 2018 Honda Odyssey
Part of what makes Turn 10 Studios’ Forza 7 car packs so interesting is the menu of cars that each of these packs offer. Some of the more recent car packs have included beauties like Bugatti Chiron, Kia Stinger, and a 1984 Nissan Bluebird Silhouette, complete with Coca-Cola livery all over it. The games new car pack, called the “K1Speed,” offers a similar kind of automotive diversity. It’s got iconic race cars from yesteryear, a high-performance Italian SUV, and a Honda Odyssey. Yep, a Honda Odyssey.
Dell Car Pack Adds Bugatti Chiron, Kia Stinger, Ram Power Wagon and Others to Forza Motorsport 7
Finally, at long last, the Bugatti Chiron is now available on Forza 7 The French supercar is making its Forza debut when it serves as the showpiece car of Turn 10 Studios’ latest car package, called the Dell Gaming Car Pack. A lot of people have been waiting a long time to see the Chiron make it to the latest installment of the Forza video game racing franchise. Now that it’s here, expect Chiron fans all over the world to get their fix of the French supercar in a manner that won’t cost them $3 million in actual money.
NASCAR’s eSports Venture Could Be a Real Thing
Is NASCAR about the jump aboard the digital gaming craze? That looks to be the case after a report from The SportsBusiness Journal revealed the racing series’ plans to finalize an eSports venture. Nothing has been confirmed at the moment, but the report indicated that NASCAR is in the final stages of hammering out a venture that would lay the foundation for NASCAR-themed video game race competitions during race weekends this season.
Nintendo is Bringing Mario Kart to Smartphones!
If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, I have terrific news for you. One of Nintendo’s largest video game franchises will be making a transition to smartphones. The news comes from Nintendo, which announced in an earnings call last week what millions of fans have been clamoring for years. The game will be called Mario Kart Tour, and it’s currently “in development” by the Japanese developer and publisher.
No specific timetable has been given for the game’s release, but Nintendo did say that it will be available on smartphones and tablets “in the next financial year.” In other words, that timetable extends from April 2018 to March 2019.
The wait is going to be a little longer, but at least we now know that it’s coming.
You can also expect the same gameplay that we’ve come to know and love to be featured in the new game. It might take a while getting used to driving those cars on a smartphone, but that’s a minuscule issue relative to the ground-breaking announcement that the game is finally arriving on hand-held platforms.
Regardless if you’re a fan of Mario Kart or not, the game’s arrival as a mobile app is big news for fans of the franchise. It’s also a big break for Nintendo, which has so far received tepid reviews from its other mobile titles not named Super Mario Run.
Ready, get set, go, ladies and gentlemen. Mario Kart is finally coming to your smartphones.
You Can Already Drive The Cool Hyundai Veloster N in Forza Motorsport 7
Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Hyundai Veloster N is the first high-performance vehicle that the Korean brand will bring to the U.S. But it won’t become available in American showrooms until the fourth quarter of 2018. However, you can already drive the beefed-up hatchback, alongside the Veloster Turbo model, in Forza Motorsport 7 starting January 16.
Grand Theft Auto Online Now Has a Flying DeLorean Lookalike
When it comes to having an inventory of officially licensed cars, Grand Theft Auto will never be confused for Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport. Whereas the latter two take great lengths to license every car in the history of the world, GTA doesn’t do that sort of thing. Instead, it relies on its imagination and a few made-up names to bring some of the world’s most iconic cars to life. Take the DeLorean, for example. Grand Theft Auto Online’s latest update is called “the Doomsday Heist,” and it includes a flying car called the Imponte Deluxo that looks a hell of a lot like the Dr. Emmett Brown’s DeLorean.
Forza 7’s New Car Pack Opens The Gate To The World Of 4K
As the gaming world continues to lose its collective mind over the release of the Xbox One X, Turn 10 Studios is driving up the ante even more with the release of a new car pack for Forza Motorsport 7. Fittingly enough, the car pack is called “Samsung QLED TV,” which just so happens to run on 4K technology. Nice cross-promotion there, Microsoft.
Before I start deviating away from the topic at hand and weep over the spectacle that is 4K viewing, the car pack features a new set of cars that gamers can pluck into Forza 7, joining the hundreds upon hundreds of automobiles that are already available in the game. The pack comes with a mixed bag of characters, err cars, spanning different types and generations. Those who are into some modern machinery can now enjoy the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the 2017 Abarth 124 Spider in the game while those who prefer the rough and rugged side of their Forza 7 experience can now play a 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy truck or a Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Truck AT37. Finally, there are also classic racers included in the pack for those who want some nostalgia to come with their gaming experience, specifically a 1957 Maserati 250F, a 1978 Porsche 935/78, and a 1984 Nissan Bluebird Super Silhouette, complete with Coca-Cola livery all over it.
All seven vehicles make up a pretty diverse car pack. It’s certainly no coincidence that the pack is being made available at exactly the same time as the release of the 4K-capable Xbox One X and the subsequent 4K update available for Forza 7. The long update process if by far the biggest headache of the launch, but once it’s up and running, there’s really no turning back. Forza 7 in native 4K is like playing with real cars, except that you’re on a couch using game controllers. It’s pretty easy to imagine why a lot of people are probably going to be stuck on their couches this coming weekend.
2017 Honda Vision Gran Turismo Concept
The rumor mills we’re churning, anticipation was building, everything was falling into place. Word of Honda’s plan to build a “baby NSX” reached fever pitch when patent images, spy photos, and teasers found their way to the surface. Would it be possible for Honda to actually double-dip on the NSX nomenclature and introduce two versions of it? Well, we finally have our answer and it’s a “no.” What we do get instead is the Honda Vision Gran Turismo, a no less exciting concept that we can all enjoy… in the world of Gran Turismo Sport.
I honestly don’t know if I’m going to be thrilled or disappointed at this development. I suppose it’s a mixed bag of both, though like everyone else, I was genuinely over the moon at the thought of seeing a baby NSX hit the real world. Not only would it provide us with a new option to get our NSX fix, but as the supposed “baby” of the two, it would, in theory at least, be the far more affordable version than the current NSX that starts at $156,000. As awesome as it is, the NSX’s price tag has priced a lot of people out of buying one so the excitement surrounding a smaller and more affordable version was tantalizing. The good news is that the version that we did get - the Vision Gran Turismo - is a lot cheaper than what a baby NSX would’ve been priced. It comes free as part of Gran Turismo Sport so at worst, you’re only spending for a PlayStation 4 console and a copy of the game. That’s what, $400? Still, it would’ve been much better if all that teasing led to a baby NSX. That’s not the case this time, but there’s still hope for the future, right, Honda?
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