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We'd Love to Play Forza Horizon In The Aston Martin AMR-C01 Racing Simulator

We’d Love to Play Forza Horizon In The Aston Martin AMR-C01 Racing Simulator

Here’s a good way to spend around $74,000

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.

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Learn More About the Fastest Gamer Turned Real-Life Racer

Learn More About the Fastest Gamer Turned Real-Life Racer

James Baldwin Is Taking The British GT By Storm In His First Season Of Car Racing

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.

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Koenigsegg Jesko and Porsche 935 Just Teased in New Project Cars 3 Trailer

Koenigsegg Jesko and Porsche 935 Just Teased in New Project Cars 3 Trailer

Project CARS is coming for Gran Turismo and Forza

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.

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Thanks to the Xbox Series X, Forza Motorsport Is Going to Look Amazing

Thanks to the Xbox Series X, Forza Motorsport Is Going to Look Amazing

And, it looks Forza Horizon 4 is getting an upgrade too!

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.

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The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

From massive trucks to all-electric hypercars, these cars stand out as the coolest 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.

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Gran Turismo 7 Teased During PlayStation 5 Presentation

Gran Turismo 7 Teased During PlayStation 5 Presentation

The Gran Turismo 7 has amazing graphics and cool cars

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.

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The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V

The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V

These are the cars that you should be on the lookout for in GTA 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.

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The Best Racing Games of All Time

The Best Racing Games of All Time

There’s a 40-year history of some of the best car racing games of all time

Car racing is one of the backbone genres of the video game world. That’s been the case since Pole Position arrived in arcade parlors in the early 1980s. Forty years later and the pixelated days of car racing games have morphed into a world of beyond-realistic racing simulators that have become more and more realistic as new titles are released. In that span, several classic games entered our lives, leaving their mark in several different ways. We pay homage to these ten iconic car racing game titles, or as I like to call them, the ten best racing games of all time.

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Best VR Headset for Sim Racing

Best VR Headset for Sim Racing

These VR headsets can give you a realistic sim racing experience like you’ve never seen before

VR headsets have become the rage these days among sim racers, and as the technology in this corner of the gaming world continues to advance at a rapid pace, expect VR headsets to become even more integral accessories in the overall racing simulator experience.

As exciting as that future looks, don’t look too far ahead, either. There are already a handful of VR headsets that are currently out on the market that will satisfy your virtual reality needs. From high-powered headsets that provide the crispest of graphics to ones that immerse you in a gaming world you didn’t think was possible, these are the best VR headsets for simulation racing that you can buy today.

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We Demand That This Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept Comes To Life

We Demand That This Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept Comes To Life

My oh my, this is beautiful

Although Mazda and motorsports is an affair that burned the brightest in the early ’90s (1991, to be more precise), the digital world of gaming tends to disapprove. In case you need some further convincing, check out the RX-Vision GT3 ready to scorch the tracks in PS4’s Gran Turismo Sport.

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Dirt 5 Has Been Announced With Cross-Gen Capability

Dirt 5 Has Been Announced With Cross-Gen Capability

Enjoy the game in either the PS4 or Xbox One, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X once the next-gen consoles arrive later this year

The Dirt video game racing franchise traces its roots to 1998 with the release of Colin McRae Rally. There have been 13 different game titles since, and now, the franchise is all set to launch Dirt 5, the 14th title in the franchise. Dirt 5 arrives just three years after Dirt 4 with an unprecedented level of improvement that should put smiles on the faces of long-time fans of the franchise. Once Dirt 5 arrives in October 2020, it will be available for current-generation gaming systems, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will also be available on next-generation platforms — the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X — sometime in 2021.

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The Best Realism Mods for GTA V in 2020

The Best Realism Mods for GTA V in 2020

If you thought Grand Theft Auto V couldn’t get more immersive, well, guess again

A video game as expansive as Grand Theft Auto V can be consumed for years on end with any drop in interest. But as time passes, keeping these games fresh is important in maintaining interest and excitement behind them.

Developers typically update their games through scheduled downloadable content releases, and while these DLCs are quite appealing, we live in a world where updates and upgrades don’t always have to come from the developers. The rise of mods, or “modifications,” has made our video game experience more exciting. Though not legal in all respects, a lot of these mods exist for one reason: to make the games more exciting.

That’s especially true for a game like GTA V, which has one of the most enthralling graphics packages you’ll see in a video game. But even the best ones need some improvements, right? That’s where these graphics mods for Grand Theft Auto V come into the picture… in numerous ways. These are the best GTA V mods you’ll find on the internet. Trust us when we say that they’re awesome.

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Gaming Photography AKA The Art of Taking Pictures in the Virtual World

Gaming Photography AKA The Art of Taking Pictures in the Virtual World

How the lockdown prompts real-life snappers to take photography inside games seriously

The trying times we’re all going through right now have made us alter our way of life and do without things we thought as essential parts of our everyday routine. More and more people realize most of the things they did at the office can be done at home with a video call in the background and even the world of sports was relocated to the digital world with photography quickly following in its footsteps.

That sports have become a thriving business is nothing new but the latest pandemic has increased the rate at which people turn to the virtual world to follow or partake in their favorite sports. Due to the travel bans and health risks, motor racing was also put on hold and, with so much free time, race drivers and teams turned to sim racing at a never-before-seen rate.

That sims are generally helpful for a driver is something that the industry has acknowledged decades ago but never before did the world’s most important racing series give as much importance to sim racing as now with the bulk of them organizing computerized versions of the real thing which are immortalized in breathtaking screenshots - but is it proper photography?

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Grand Theft Auto VI Is Coming; We Just Don't Know When

Grand Theft Auto VI Is Coming; We Just Don’t Know When

Expect a bigger and more expansive world, just not at once

Seven years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games has reportedly begun development of the critically acclaimed game’s successor. The game has no title yet, but it is safe to assume that it will be called Grand Theft Auto VI.

Specific details about GTAVI have yet to be revealed, but word has it that it will be a “moderately sized release” with regular software updates coming in to expand the overall gaming experience. In whatever form it arrives, expect Grand Theft Auto VI to be just as big — maybe even bigger — than its predecessor. That’s the only direction Rockstar Games can take after GTAV’s incredible run of success and popularity that, after seven years, has yet to show signs of slowing down.

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Top 10 Most Realistic Car Tuning & Racing Games

Top 10 Most Realistic Car Tuning & Racing Games

Car customization is an integral part of the video game racing experience

Car racing games are fun, and one of the reasons why they’re fun is the realism that comes with playing these games. It’s not enough to get immersed in the incredible graphics that these games provide; there also needs to be realism in how these cars drive and how much wear and tear they get on their bodies.

For that reason, car customization has become an important aspect of a good car racing game. Not only does it add to the realism of the entire video game racing experience, but more importantly, it gives us a chance to put our tuning hats on and work on our cars as if we actually own and care for them. These 10 games take car customization to a whole new level.

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Top 10 VR Racing Games

Top 10 VR Racing Games

These games are as realistic and as immersive as they come

Virtual reality gaming has exploded in popularity in recent years on the strength of technological innovation. There once was a point in time when VR gaming was thought of only in the imagination of people. Those days are gone, especially in the world of video game simulation racing where several video game titles and franchises have transitioned their wares into the realm of VR gaming.

These days, popular titles like Gran Turismo Sport, Project CARS, and Driveclub all support VR gaming. New games are also arriving specifically for this new platform, and with video game technologies continuing to advance at a rapid pace, it won’t be long before VR racing becomes the norm rather than the exception. Ahead of that inevitably, we have picked out the best VR racing games that you can play today. Immerse yourself in this new world of video game racing. The realism behind all of it is going to make your head spin.

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Here Are the Six New Cars Coming with the Forza Horizon 4 Series 21 Update

Here Are the Six New Cars Coming with the Forza Horizon 4 Series 21 Update

The update comes at the right time to combat cabin fever

As we continue to fight off boredom amidst the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Playground Games is dropping a parachute of fun to get our competitive juices flowing again. Forza Horizon 4 is a few days away from receiving a much-needed update that includes a total of six new cars. Of the six, four will be available through seasonal unlocks while the other two will be available courtesy of the returning Horizon Promo feature.

The Series 21 update comes at the perfect time for gamers everywhere, many of whom have been kept at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the very least, Playground Games is doing its part to keep us entertained.

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Can You React Faster Than Tesla's Emergency Brake System?

Can You React Faster Than Tesla’s Emergency Brake System?

We’ve been trying to beat this thing for 2 hours and still can’t do it.

Alright, so Tesla’s Emergency Braking System has, without a doubt, saved a lot of lives or at least prevented a lot of injuries. Tesla doesn’t tell us exactly how its AEB system works or how fast it responds, but the guys over at Select Car Leasing analyzed a bunch of video and came up with a rough, but probably fairly accurate estimation: 0.3 seconds. I don’t have to tell you how fast that is, but it does raise a major question: Is it humanly possible to react as faster or faster than Tesla’s AEB system?

To find out the guys over at SCL put together a short, addicting, and painfully frustrating game that aims to figure out just that. It puts you in the driver’s seat of a test with autobrake disabled, and it’s on you to react as quickly as possible and hit the brakes when an obstruction suddenly appears in the road (all you have to do is hit the space bar). I’ve been playing this thing for, I kid you not, two hours and still can’t beat Tesla (The boss is pissed, by the way.) I came close at 362 milliseconds, but the Tesla was still a little faster. We’ve embedded the game below, so give it a try and let us know how quickly you can do it.

Update: A staffer here at TopSpeed actually managed to beat the Tesla, reacting in just 293 milliseconds. So, your new goal is to beat her time. Think you’re up for it?

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Burnout Paradise Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Burnout Paradise Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Soon you’ll be able to crash and wreak havoc in the city wherever you’re at

We might be obsessed with games like Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo, and Need for Speed, but one of the greatest games for last-gen consoles was Burnout Paradise. The point of the game was simple, explore the city, find collectibles, and create as much destruction as you can by crashing cars. It was a downright blast and, while it was remastered and launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Nintendo was left out to pasture. Until now, that is.

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