Hype App: Top Gear Challenges You To Race The Stig Across New York In New Mobile Game

Posted on 07.03.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Mobile games serve an amazing purpose.  They give us something to do during awkward silences at gatherings, provide a distraction during long lines, and furnish entertainment while we sit on “the throne”.  The icing on the mobile game cake is when the game is actually themed off something we really like.  This is why the announcement the new Top Gear mobile game “Race The Stig: New York” is so awesome.  Its a racing game, its Top Gear, and it has the Stig!  What more could someone want?!

“Top Gear Race The Stig: New York” is pretty much what its title suggests.  It pits players against the Stig in an “endless runner” style game across New York.  Players can select from several “Top Gear vehicles” like the “Reliant Robin Rocket” or the “indestructible truck”.  The game is available now on pretty much all mobile platforms: iOS, Android (including Amazon devices), even Windows Phone!  Its also free and catching on fast.  It just came out yesterday and it already has over a million downloads just from Google Play!  Download this game now and thank us the next time you are sitting on the john.

[Source: BBC]

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Gaming Hype: I Played Ubisoft’s Next-Gen Driving Game “The Crew”! This is what I thought… (Video)

Posted on 07.02.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


While Microsoft and Sony have their racing games, other studios have been making what I like to call “driving games”.  Simply put the difference between a “racing game” and a “driving game” is that a racing game is about competitive racing and little else.  A driving game is a game that might have a narrative story that has driving and cars as its core mechanic.  For example Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo are both racing games while Forza Horizon and Need For Speed are driving games.  See the difference?

I personally like both types of games but when it comes to driving games Need For Speed is one of my favorites.  Unfortunately, EA is taking a break in 2014 to put more time into the next Need For Speed game which means we aren’t getting one this year.  Bummer right?  Well, maybe not!  Ubisoft is looking to fill the Need For Speed-sized hole in our hearts with their new open world driving game “The Crew” specifically designed for the now “current gen” consoles like Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

I had a chance to play it for a while at E3 this year and I have to say I was… Well, just watch the video below for my initial thoughts.  I filmed this just moments after playing!

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Gaming Hype: Hot Wheels Car Pack DLC Brings Audi Auto Union And Lamborghini Veneno To Forza Motorsport 5 (With Video)

Posted on 07.01.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


The Forza 5 DLC just keeps on chugging along with a brand new DLC pack for this month.  Their newest offering, curated by Hot Wheels brings a slew of classics and a few modern cars to Forza Motorsport 5.  As seen above, owners of the DLC will get to drive the fabled Audi Auto Union (one of the rarest collector cars on the planet) as well as the gundam-esque Lamborghini Veneno!  There are also plenty of other gems included in the DLC but I will let you see it all for yourself by watching the video below!  By the way the Hot Wheels car pack DLC is available now!


….pst…hey…did you see it?  ……A-Team van!!!

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Gaming Hype: We Preview “World Of Speed” MMO Racing Game (With Video)

Posted on 06.26.14 | Andrew Beckford 1 Comment


When most people hear the term “MMO” they think of games like World Of Warcraft and DOTA.  Adventure games seem to have single-handedly defined the MMO genre but that is slowly starting to change as other game genre’s are taking up the MMO format.  What’s most interesting to me is when racing games start to do it.  In a way, the new Forza Horizon game is something of an MMO but as its limited to consoles it wouldn’t quite have the chance to dethrone some of the other games I’ve mentioned.  Slightly Mad Studios (the team behind the up coming Project CARS) is taking on the MMO as well in their new “Free-To-Play” game World Of Speed.

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Now when the idea of a free MMO racing game is presented many questions come to mind, especially: “how ‘free’ is it really?”  Luckily we had a chance to speak with the game’s director Andy Tudor at E3 2014 and discuss some of these burning questions.  You can watch it all below and you can click any of the thumbnails in this post for HD resolution screenshots!

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E3 2014: We Hang Out At The Playseat Booth With Tanner Foust & Adam Ferrara (With Video)

Posted on 06.20.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Apart from bouncing around to all the new racing games at E3 2014 I also made a few of my usual rounds, including the Playseat Racing booth.  Whenever I stop by Playseat I know they will have a few new things in store for the year and they kept the streak going this year with not one, not two, but three new bits of awesome!  The first is their new Top Gear partnership resulting in Top Gear branded seat rigs!  Finally, a Playseat with “The Stig” on it!  They also showed off their new screen mount which supports a 3-screen set up, and the final thing…well you are going to want to watch the video below to see what it is.  Trust me when I tell you its awesome!

Full disclosure: Playseat USA is an advertising partner with MotorworldHype.com and have provided product for review in the past.

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Gaming Hype: We Get Our Hands On Forza Horizon 2 And Ask The Hard Questions! (With Video)

Posted on 06.12.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


A few days ago E3 2014 kicked off in downtown LA With Xbox’s official press conference.  At the event Forza Horizon 2 got its grand debut in front of a ground of thousands at the event and millions more watching online.  However, once the cool intro, pretty lights, and theatrical trailer was over there still were not many details revealed other than its release date: September 30th 2014.  Luckly, I was invited to a much smaller event right after the Xbox press conference to get some hands-on time with Forza Horizon 2.  I also had the chance to interview Ralph Fulton, director of Playground Games, the studio behind both Forza Horizon games.  During my time with Ralph I asked him some pressing questions.

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Although these questions weren’t from me but questions we selected from the official Forza Motorsport forums!  How did Ralph handle the tough questions from the hardest of the hardcore fans?  Like a ninja back flipping in the shadows!  Check out the video below to see what I mean.  There is also a video of my impression of Forza Horizon 2 after playing AND a short interview with Dan Greenawalt on the new Nurburgring Forza Motorsport 5 DLC.  You can also click on any of the thumbnails in this post to get enlarged screen shots from Forza Horizon 2!

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Hype Video: Forza Horizon 2 Teaser Trailer Released!

Posted on 06.06.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


We had a very strong suspicion it was coming and it has finally been confirmed that Forza Horizon 2 will be officially announced at E3 2014!  We will get more info on the game as we will likely have some hands on time with the game but so far we know a few things.  First: Forza Horizon 2 will be coming for Xbox One and Xbox 360.  Second: It looks like the location of the Horizon festival from the first game has moved from Utah to Europe.  Third: The Lamborghini Huracan will be the feature/cover car.  It also looks like the “drivatar” feature from Forza Motorsport 5 will make its way into Forza Horizon 2 and many fans will be happy to hear that Horizon 2 will have weather effects!  As mentioned before we will get you more info on Horizon 2 as E3 2014 unfolds but for now check out the latest teaser trailer that was just released a few moments ago!

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Gaming Hype: New GRID Autosport Trailer Provides Buffet Of Touring Car Racing Goodness (Video)

Posted on 05.15.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Codemasters promises that the upcoming GRID Autosport will be a more professional-minded take on the GRID series focusing more on organized motorsport disciplines and in their latest trailer they are driving that point home with a deep look at how Touring Car racing will be represented in GRID Autosport.  It looks amazing and it seems like that is at least in part due to some real world input from BTCC drivers!  Check out the trailer below to see for yourself!

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Hype Rumor: Gran Turismo 6 Coming To PlayStation 4 As “Gran Turismo 7: Prologue” With New Cars, Tracks, And Features?

Posted on 05.07.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


E3 2014 is about a month away and all the big players in the video game industry (no pun intended) are getting ready to unleash all of their news.  However, just like in the automotive industry, the gaming/entertainment industry always suffers a leak or two before their big moments.  In this case Sony has been hit with a major leak that details just about everything they planned to show at their 2014 E3 press conference.  Most of it is of no concern in the context of a car blog except for the bit about Gran Turismo.  It looks like Polyphony Digital is planning on porting Gran Turismo 6 to the PlayStation 4 console in 1080p at 60 frames per second as “Gran Turismo 7: Prologue” in mid to late 2015.  It will allegedly include new cars, tracks, and DLC.  The leak also states that it will have new “social connectivity” features.  Perhaps, you will be able to upload videos to YouTube straight from the game?  Tweet your best lap times?  Who knows?  Really this is all just rumor as this came to the “Dual Shockers” website from a “source”.  None of this has been officially corroborated by Sony or Polyphony reps.

What do you think about all this?  If this is true do you think this is good news or are you pissed that you already bought the game for PS3?  If you did buy Gran Turismo 6 for PS3 would you be willing to buy it again for PS4?  If you don’t have a PS4 yet, would this push you over the fence to finally getting one? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: DualShockers.com]

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Gaming Hype: Meguiar’s Car Pack DLC Brings Musscle, Class, And Speed To Forza Motorsport 5 (With Video)

Posted on 05.07.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


As Turn 10 Studios promised, the constant onslaught of Forza Motorsport 5 DLC continues!  Fresh off the heels of the free Long Beach Grand Prix DLC comes the Meguiar’s Car Pack.  As with the car packs that came before the Meguar’s Car Pack comes with 10 cars and in this case those cars span from classic to straight out racy!  Scroll below to check out the full list and video trailer.  The cars in the Meguiar’s DLC pack are available now and if you bought the “Car Pass” when you got Forza Motorsport 5, you already have the Meguiar’s car pack!

Car List:

-2013 BMW M Performance M3 Racing Car
-1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6
-2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)
-1958 Aston Martin DBR1
-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
-1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396
-1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
-1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe
-1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
-1973 Mazda RX-3


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