Dirt Rally 2.0 might be the best hardcore rally simulation game ever
Codemasters decided to give its popular but ultimately arcade style Dirt series a much more simulation-oriented spin when it launched the first Dirt Rally game in late 2015. Now, a sequel to that first Dirt simulation has been released, called Dirt Rally 2.0, and it seems to have impressed many high profile gaming outlets, as well as a series of driving game loving YouTubers. Some even say it could be the best rally game ever, finally surpassing a game that dates back to 2004 (and many avid rally sim fans still swear by it to this day). I am, of course, talking about Richard Burns Rally (RBR), a game that at the time of its launch was considered ahead of its time in many areas.
Rejoice, Mitsubishi Fans! Turn 10 Studios’ Mitsubishi Pack for Forza Horizon 4 is an Evolution Overload!
If you’re like most fans of Forza Horizon 4 who have been wishing to get your hands on a Mitsubishi Evolution in the game, all your prayers have been answered. Turn 10 Studios is ringing in 2019 with a bang with the launch of the Mitsubishi Car Pack. If the thought of driving a Mitsubishi Evolution isn’t enough to get your video game juices flowing, the car pack actually includes not one, not two, not three, but four versions of the Evo. That’s on top of a handful of other must-drive Mitsubishis, including the Eclipse. Best of all, the pack is free of charge. It’s available as part of the game’s Series 5 update, which dropped on January 15.
Forza Motorsport 7 Gets Some New Classic Cars Thanks to the New Barrett-Jackson Car Pack
Just as Forza Horizon 4 received the Mitsubishi Car Pack this month, Forza Motorsport 7 is getting in on the action, too, with its own car pack. Turn 10 Studios’ flagship game received its first updated of 2019 last January 15, and part of that update includes the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack. Seven vehicles are included in the car pack, and all seven fall in the category of historical collectible models, each with its own unique history. There are no modern cars included in the pack — the most recent in terms of year built is the 1975 Ford Bronco Barrett-Jackson Edition — so if you’re a fan of vintage vehicles, this is the pack for you. The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is available as a separate purchase at a price of just $6.99. Players who own the $29.99 Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass can get the pack for free.
If You Can’t Get Enough of The Grand Tour, There’s Now a Game That Can Scratch your Itch
The third season of The Grand Tour is scheduled to drop on January 18, but for those who can’t wait to get their annual fixes of Jeremy Clarkson and the gang, you can get an early fix courtesy of The Grand Tour Game. Yes, folks, the show has parlayed its popularity into the virtual world of video games. The Grand Tour Game arrives for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 15. That’s three days before the third season drops on Amazon Prime. That’s enough time to prep yourselves for what is expected to be another rollicking season of fun and mishaps from our always charismatic, if not controversial, hosts.
New Fortune Island Expansion For Forza 4 Comes With an Updated Lamborghini Urus, Treasure Hunts, and Outrageous Weather
Following in the same tactic it used for the previous Horizon game, the developer will launch DLCs that include new content and a new map for players to explore; Forza Horizon received three such DLCs, and now the first one for Horizon 4 is out. It’s called Fortune Island and is available to download now
Forza Motorsport 7 Adds New Hot Wheels Car Pack
Hot Wheels has been making the headlines left and right these days. That’s not an accident because the Mattel-owned toy car maker is on the tail-end of its 50th-anniversary celebration. Today, Hot Wheels is in the news because of a new car pack for Forza Motorsport 7. It’s called the Hot Wheels Anniversary Pack, and it includes some of the most iconic Hot Wheels cars in the toy company’s history. The Hot Wheels Anniversary Pack will be available on November 6 as part of Forza 7’s November update.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
Fate of the Furious is Coming to Forza 7
Forza Motorsport 7 hasn’t even been released yet, and we’re already getting plenty of news regarding car packs that will be available for the game. The latest to be announced is a doozy, especially for those who count themselves as fans of the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise. Fittingly enough, the pack itself is named after the latest movie in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, and it offers a lineup of cars that appeared in the movie.
The highlight of the pack is the 1968 Dodge Charger, the same car that Dominic Toretto uses in most of the movie. The car itself actually comes in its Ice Charger configuration, complete with those 18-inch wide tires. That should be something that’s already worth the cost of the whole pack. In addition to the Charger, the pack also includes a 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter (Letty’s car-of-choice in the climactic action scene), a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Letty’s New York City ride), a 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S (Deckard Shaw’s car in the same New York scene), and a 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe (another Deckard Shaw ride). All the other cars featured in the pack include a 1971 Plymouth GTX, a 2016 Subaru WRX STI, a 2018 Dodge Demon, and a 2013 Subaru BRZ, the car used by Fast and Furious debutante Scott Eastwood’s character, Little Nobody. The Fate of the Furious car pack will be available for gamers at the cost of just $9.99 and is included in the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of Forza Motorsport 7.
For the price gamers will be paying, the pack features a loaded lineup of modern-day sports cars, muscle cars, and old-school classics, though I should point out that two of the movie’s more famous cars didn’t make the cut. Is it too late then to have Tej’s Ripsaw and Hobbs’ Ice Ram included in the game? While we’re at it, how about we throw in the submarine too for good measure.
Forza Motorsport 7 Is Literally Next-Generation Gaming: Video
We already know what to expect from Forza Motorsport 7. Or do we? That question may not be answered until we all get our hands on the game later this year, but Forza creative director Bill Giese isn’t waiting until October 3 (or November 7 for those who have the Xbox One X) to get the game’s hype train rolling. Speaking with IGN at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, Giese touched on several important items about the game that’s already making us giddy for Forza 7 to hit shelves.
Among the most important announcements that caught our attention is Giese’s admission that experiencing Forza 7 at its best requires the all-new Xbox One X, thanks to its much faster processing power over the Xbox One, as well as true 4K resolution. Basically, you’re going to need an Xbox One X and a 4K TV to really immerse yourselves into the world of Forza 7. Giese even says that playing Forza 7 on the Xbox One X at native 4K at 60 FPS really opens up the richness of the racing environment that Turn 10 Studios created. Think it can’t get any more real than what the Xbox One provides? Well, according to Giese, playing the game on the One X allows you see even the tiniest of details in crystal clear resolution. Imagine the people in the stands having actual faces and moving like real people. Better yet, imagine the bits and pieces of rock on the asphalt or the patches of grass as your cars drive by. They can all be seen in 4K resolution.
Add all of this to the fact that Forza 7 has over 700 cars at its disposal, including the largest collection of Ferrari cars in the history of video game racing franchises and the addition of Porsche into the fold, and you have a game that’s already living up to the hype, even if it’s still two months away from releasing.
Drive the new BMW M5 First in Need for Speed Payback!
So, today is the day that the next-generation BMW M5 breaks cover, and it couldn’t come any sooner now that someone took the liberty of releasing some images over the weekend, just hours prior to its debut. Well, much like Porsche did with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Xbox E3 during the Forza 7 preview, BMW has decided to do the same by introducing the M5 in the newest and upcoming installation of Need for Speed. The game debuts on November 10th and the M5 will be available in the game at launch, which is well before the M5 will roll into dealers next spring. Of course, you’ll still get to put the pedal to the metal first in the game, and let’s be honest – that’s still better than waiting months for delivery, don’t you think?
With that said, we have a new NFS: Payback trailer to watch and get a good look at the M5 putting in work while we’re at it. Of course, the biggest thing we were waiting on was the official look of the next M-powered beast, as we already knew that it would offer up 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, all of which is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission to an AWD system, yet another plus for this aggressive little sports sedan. But, what’s more important to note are the major improvements that come along with this generation of the M5, as it Trumps the previous model hands down in just about every way imaginable. It has a fresh suspension system that’s tuned for everyday driving and track use via the drive mode selector, variable damper control, impressive performance credentials, and a top speed of 189 mph if you opt for the M Driver’s Package. Let’s venture into a little comparison below to see how it really stacks up to that old M5 sitting in your driveway!
UPDATED: Turn 10 Studios Drops List Of First 167 Cars On Forza 7
One hundred and sixty seven. We can count them all up until the cows come home, but that number isn’t going to change. 167 – that’s how many cars Turn 10 Studios has unveiled as part of the first wave of vehicles that will be included in Forza Motorsport when the game goes on sale on October 3. The number itself is impressive if you think about it, but it’s not even close to the number of cars the developer plans to include on the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. All in all, Turn 10 Studios has indicated that Forza 7 will have over 700 cars.
If these numbers aren’t enough to get you excited for the game, there’s a good chance that seeing the list of 167 cars we already know will do the trick. Want a classic Ferrari to drive around the more than 30 courses included in the game? Well, the game has a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. If a classic Ferrari isn’t your thing, you can opt for something a bit more modern like the Koenigsegg One:1. If you want to get even more exotic than that, you can choose something like the W Motors Lykan HyperSport. There are plenty more cars to go crazy over from this list so be sure to be mindful of your jaws once they slowly start dropping to the floor. Remember, there is also the option of pre-ordering the game, including the Ultimate Edition, which unlocks access to the world of Forza on September 29.
UPDATE 08/10/17: Hot on the heels of releasing the first wave of cars available to Forza 7, Turn 10 Studios has dropped another massive list of automotive heaven, this time detailing the Japanese- and American-made cars that will feature in the next-generation game of the hit franchise. It is worth noting though that one Japanese automaker - and a big one at that - is unlikely to appear in the game.
UPDATE 08/17/17: Wouldn’t you know it. Turn 10 Studios is back with another batch of new cars that will be available to Forza Motorsport 7. We’ve already seen the first batch of 167 cars. We’ve already seen American cars. We’ve already seen Japanese cars. Now, Turn 10 is bringing it a heavy list of European cars that will also be available on the game. Since we’re here, we’ll also do a retroactive reveal of classic cars that have also been revealed for the next-generation game of the hit Forza Motorsport franchise. Check out the new - and updated - lists below!
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