Gaming Hype: Forza Motorsport 6 Alpinestars Car Pack Drops Tomorrow (Video)

Posted on 01.27.16 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you’ve been putting copious hours into Forza Motorsport 6 recently then you are probably craving some new cars by now.  Well, I am happy to let you know that a new car pack is releasing tomorrow (1-28-16) in the Xbox Live Marketplace!  The Alpinestars car pack is slated to be released just in time for the Rolex 24 Hour race this weekend and includes some pretty sweet cars including the winning car from last year’s Rolex 24 race; the 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype!

It was also announced that a special Rivals event will take place starting on January 28th featuring the aforementioned Ford Daytona Prototype on the Daytona Sports Car circuit.  This event will actually award prizes from Alpinestars so keep an eye out for that as well.

For now, check out the full Alpinestars Car Pack list and trailer below.

Alpinestars Car Pack:

-2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype
-1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7
-1967 Sunbeam Tiger
-2005 Pontiac Aztek
-1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde
-1974 Toyota Corolla SR5
-1996 Subaru SVX

Alpinestars Car Pack Trailer:

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Game Hype: Forza Motorsport 6 Releases Ralph Lauren Polo Red DLC Pack Today! (Video)

Posted on 01.05.16 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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When most people hear the name Ralph Lauren they think of fashion but what many probably don’t know about Ralph is that he is a huge gearhead and has one of the most well-curated car collections on earth.  That’s why its no surprise that a Forza Motorsport 6 DLC pack was given his name sake.  Also, much like his real life collection the “Ralph Lauren Polo Red” DLC pack is quite the mix of vintage and modern cars.  For $6.99 players could have the following:

2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport
2015 Nissan #1 NISMO Motul AUTECH GT-R
1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350
1973 Nissan Skyline GT-R
2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid
2015 Formula Mazda
1979 Opal Kadett C/GE

If you happened to buy the Forza Motorsport 6 “Car Pass” then you already have this DLC pack waiting for you.  Alternatively, if you only like some of the cars in this pack but not all then each car can be purchased individually.  I can already see a lot of people buying that ’73 GT-R!  You can check out the official trailer for the Ralph Lauren Polo Red DLC pack below to see each of the listed cars in action.

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Hype Review: Logitech G920 For Xbox One (Video)

Posted on 11.25.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Back in the day the Logitech G27 was the wheel to have if you were a serious racing game player be it console or PC.  The only downside is that if you happened to own an Xbox 360 you were out of luck since the G27 wasn’t compatible with it.  People wanted the G27 for the Xbox 360’s so bad that there were even elaborate mods done to force the G27 to work but it was never quite ideal.  Logitech didn’t want to exclude Xbox owners in this new console generation so they released a new wheel, the G920 for the Xbox One.

Internally, the G920 is the same as the G27 but updated with new sensors to make steering more accurate.  I had a chance to use the wheel for a short while during E3 this year but it wasn’t nearly enough time to give an honest review.  Luckily Logitech reached out and was kind enough to send over a wheel for just that purpose!  Below is a video of a full review of the new Logitech G920 for Xbox One.  In the review I test the wheel on three games: Forza Motorsport 6, Project CARS, F1 2015.  How did the wheel do?  Which game did it work the best on?  All of that is in the video review below!

Logitech G920 Review:

Here is the TL;DR:

I ranked the games by how well the wheel worked with them so I’ll start with that.

1st: Project CARS (Logitech worked with Project CARS devs so the wheel worked seamlessly)
2nd: Forza Motorsport 6 (worked well but brake needed adjustment)
3rd: F1 2015 (can’t adjust steering rotation ratios)

Now for the pros and cons.

Pros
-Looks great
-Good force feedback
-Light weight
-Easy to find at retail

Cons
-A bit too expensive. ($399 is the MSRP but it is on sale now at Best Buy and Amazon for $349)
-No external shifter included (can be bought separately for $59)
-Not wireless
-Pedals are not adjustable

So there you have it, my opinions and experiences using the Logitech G920.  Hopefully this information will help you decide if you think this wheel is worth purchasing!

 

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Hype: EA’s Real Racing 3 Mobile Game Adds McLaren Race Cars (Video)

Posted on 10.21.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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I wasn’t really a believer that a full racing game experience would translate well to smart phones and tablets.  However EA’s (Electronic Arts) “Real Racing” series pretty much proved me wrong.  Sure its still not as involved and deep as something like Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo but it comes respectably close.  Add that to the fact that the latest game in the series Real Racing 3 has been downloaded well over 10 million times and you have evidence that not only is there a demand for this type of game but people are enjoying it.

Recently it was announced by EA that in their latest update for Real Racing 3, three McLaren race cars would be added to the car list: the 650S GT3, the P1 GTR, and the legendary ’95 McLaren F1 GTR.  They also threw in a few Corvettes just because.  Both the update and the game are free on the Google Play and Apple App stores so if you want to try it out you don’t have much to lose.

If you want to see the cars in action you can watch the launch trailer for the update below!

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Hype: Need For Speed No Limits Brings The Racing Game Reboot To Mobile (Video)

Posted on 09.17.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The new Need For Speed reboot is still about a month and a half away (unless you’re going to play on PC) but that isn’t the only Need For Speed game coming out this year.   Need For Speed No Limits looks to take a similar experience to the console version of Need For Speed and put it on mobile devices.  The presentation seems to look very much like the console version but there will likely be different types of goals and game modes.  From the gameplay trailer (below) drifting will still be a part of the mobile version of Need For Speed along with a pretty extensive suite of aftermarket upgrades.

There is no exact release date yet but its expected to be available for iOS and Android before the end of the year.  I would be willing to guess sometime in November as that is when the Need For Speed console reboot will drop.  Check out the official gameplay trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.

Need For Speed No Limits Gameplay Trailer:

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Gaming Hype: PC Version Of Need For Speed Reboot Delayed To Add Features

Posted on 09.16.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you were looking forward to playing the new Need For Speed (NFS) reboot on your gaming PC, it looks like you may have to wait a bit longer.  Today in a blog post Ghost Games, the dev team behind NFS announced that the PC version will be pushed back until Spring 2016 mostly due to the team wanting to make graphical improvements and be able to offer the game at an unlocked frame rate.

For those who don’t know PC gamers generally prefer their games to run at 60 frames per second although more powerful gaming PCs are capable of running games at even higher frame rates.  However recently some games for PC have been “locked” at 60 fps or less.  This means users with high end PCs still couldn’t truly run the game at its full potential, which isn’t really ideal to those folks.

Apparently those same folks have been pretty vocal to Ghost Games about not having a locked frame rate and it appears that the team has heard their voices.  As the blog post states:

Part of the conversation includes hearing from our PC community that an unlocked frame rate in Need for Speed is a massive priority for you, and we fully agree. To deliver this, we’ve made the decision to move the PC release date to Spring 2016. Our PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release dates will remain the same, starting November 3, 2015 in North America and November 5 worldwide.

The post also states that all the updates for the console games up until that point will be available for the PC version at launch so that PC players won’t be behind on content.

Are you exciting to play the new Need For Speed?  Does this announcement upset you?  Would you rather have the game sooner locked at 60fps or are you ok with waiting longer for the potential for more?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype

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Hype: Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Gets Full Reveal (Gallery)

Posted on 09.14.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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About two weeks ago Bugatti released some glamour shots of their Vision Gran Turismo project promising that its real life counterpart would be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.  Well, the show has officially kicked off and this beautiful concept has been introduced to the planet at large!  There is something about seeing such an outrageous design made tangible that is stimulating to the ol’ eye balls.

Seriously this car looks amazing!  Since the car had something of an early debut with the first shots there isn’t much new information to be had with its official reveal.  In fact there is something of a lack of information when it comes to this particular car mainly that despite two reveals, it hasn’t been stated as to when Gran Turismo players can expect to download the Bugatti Vision GT for gameplay.

This leads me to a theory … WARNING: SPECULATION ALERT!  The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) starts next week and with the complete absence of anything Gran Turismo related at E3 and at Gamescom, I strongly believe that Gran Turismo 7 will be announced at (TGS) this week.  Could the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo be the first Vision GT car for Gran Turismo 7?  Is that why it hasn’t been officially said that it will be available for Gran Turismo 6?  I have nothing official to bolster this theory but certain things line up.  I guess we’ll find out for sure this week!  For now you can scroll down and check out the gallery of official photos from the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo reveal.  Let us know what you think of the car in the comments!

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Hype: Forza Motorsport 6 Full Review (Video)

Posted on 09.09.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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We’re a bit late posting this but we had some serious technical difficulties over the last 24 hours!  However, for the most part that’s all fixed now so please feel free to scroll down and watch our review below.  A few things to note before hitting play:

1. This review is pretty long.  About 16 minutes in total so if you just want the gist skip to minute 14.  If you want the gist of the gist then yes we think Forza Motorsport 6 is awesome and its worth the asking price.  By the way Forza Motorsport 6 comes on on September 15th in North America.

2. All game footage is at 1080p 30fps but the game runs at a solid 60fps.

A lot of what we covered in this review was taken from suggestions made to us by fans on the official Forza Motorsport forums so we want to give them a huge shout out for their part in this!

Forza Motorsport 6 Review:

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Gaming Hype: We Race Spa-Francorchamps At Night In Forza Motorsport 6! (Video)

Posted on 09.04.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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One of the biggest new additions to Forza Motorsport 6 is night racing.  Its what fans have asked for repeatedly before every new Forza game and this time they have it.  Microsoft has given us a little bit of wiggle room on our full-game embargo so that we can show off a few slices of game play footage.  In the video below we take on Spa-Francorchamps, (a track that isn’t in the demo) at night in an Audi R8 V10.  Check it out below!  For our full Forza 6 review stay tuned as it will release next week!

BONUS VIDEO! Racing at night with no headlights?!

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Gaming Hype: Forza Motorsport 6 Demo Out Today. New Forza Fuel Contest & Car Pack Announced. (Video)

Posted on 09.01.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you’ve been anxious to get your hands on Forza Motorsport 6 after watching our gameplay impression from E3 then I am happy to say that your wait is finally over!  As of right now the official Forza Motorsport 6 demo is available in the Xbox Live Game hub.  Just boot up the ol’ Xbox One and download it!  The Forza Motorport 6 demo will give players a taste of everything that’s offered in the full version: a “sampling” of the 460 cars and 26 tracks that will be in Forza Motorsport 6, and experiences featuring the new environment effects like rain and night racing.

As an added bonus anyone who downloads and plays the demo will have the Ford GT added to their “Forza Garage” for free.  So, if someone decides to buy the game after playing the demo they’ll have Ford’s new supercar already waiting for them.

Forza Motorsport 6 Launch Trailer:

In addition to the demo being dropped today Turn 10 also announced a new “Forza Fuel Challenge” contest.  The aim of the contest is to ultimately match a really fast Forza 6 player against a real life driver.  To enter, just download the demo and complete the demo experience.  This will unlock the “Forza Fuel Rivals Challenge”.  From there, the fastest players from 5 different countries will be selected for an all expenses paid trip to the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas where they will virtually race in Forza against a professional driver (coughcoughProbablyTannerFoustcough) who will be racing on the actual track.  Even better is that there will be “wild card” positions as well, so you wouldn’t theoretically need to be the fastest to be chosen for the trip.  That’s great news for a guy like me because I suck at Forza! Yay!

Forza Fuel Challenge video:

Oh, and one more thing.  Turn 1o Studios also announced the “Fast & Furious Car Pack” for Forza Motorsport 6.  The DLC car pack will include the following:

·         1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition (EDIT: This car is NOT in the Fast & Furious car pack but will be available at a later date)
·         1968 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
·         1969 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
·         1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Fast & Furious Edition
·         2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV F5 Fast & Furious Edition
·         1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Fast & Furious Edition
·         1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Fast & Furious Edition
·         1995 Toyota Supra RZ Fast & Furious Edition
·         1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
·         2002 Nissan Fairlady Z Fast & Furious Edition
·         2001 Honda S2000 Fast & Furious Edition

Those who own the “Ultimate” or “Deluxe” editions of Forza Motorsport 6 will get the Fast & Furious DLC pack for free.  Otherwise it can be purchased on the Xbox Live store.

That’s a ton of Forza news is it not?!  This is definitely a good day for Forza fans.  I should also let you know that we will be reviewing Forza Motorsport 6 ourselves and we are taking suggestions as to what you want to see covered in our review.  Simply tell us any points you want us to cover for example: “I want to see a graphical comparison between Forza 5 & Forza 6”.  You can give your suggestion to us in two ways.  You can leave it in the comments below, or you can visit this thread on the official Forza Motorsport forums and post it there.

For all the official info straight from the source, you can check out the press release below.

Press Release:

On Your Mark – The “Forza Motorsport 6” Demo is Now Available

We’re just a few weeks away from the global release of “Forza Motorsport 6” and today, we’re sharing several announcements that will get your motor revving, including the “Forza Motorsport 6” launch trailer debut, demo availability, the Forza Fuel challenge and more!

And don’t forget – there are just mere days to go until the game becomes available to “Forza Motorsport 6” Ultimate Edition owners via early access on Sept. 10, so head over to the Xbox Store to get your copy.

“Forza Motorsport 6” Demo Now Available

Forza fans can get their first taste of the biggest, most comprehensive and realistic game in the Forza franchise to date, with today’s release of the “Forza Motorsport 6” demo for all Xbox One owners! The demo features a sampling of the 460 cars and 26 tracks found in the game, as well as new features like night racing, genre-defining car handling and physics, cloud-powered Drivatar opponents, and Rivals events where players challenge one another in hot lap competitions.

Everyone who plays the “Forza Motorsport 6” demo will automatically get the new Ford GT delivered to their Forza 6 garage at no additional cost.

Forza Fuel Challenge Begins Today

In addition, the demo kicks off the Forza Fuel Challenge. Xbox is selecting the three fastest drivers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, France and Germany for an all-expense paid trip to Circuit of the Americas, Texas to experience the ultimate Forza challenge.

Two fans will be chosen based on their lap times in the official Forza Fuel Rivals challenge found in the demo – your speed will earn you a place. Our third space goes to a wild card, so don’t worry if you don’t hit the top spots, as one additional winner will be chosen at random just for taking part. Players must complete the entire “Forza Motorsport 6” demo experience before the Forza Fuel Rivals challenge will be available.

Fast & Furious Car Pack

We’re also announcing the car list for the Fast & Furious Car Pack for “Forza Motorsport 6.” These cars will be available to Ultimate Edition and Deluxe Edition owners of the game at no additional cost. All other players will be able to purchase this pack separately.

 

  • 1968 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1969 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV F5 Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1995 Toyota Supra RZ Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2002 Nissan Fairlady Z Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2001 Honda S2000 Fast & Furious Edition

Look for more details on all of the cars in the “Forza Motorsport 6” Fast & Furious Car Pack in the near future.

Meet the Celebrity Cast of “Forza Motorsport 6”

Lastly, if you’re eager to learn more about the game before launch on Sept. 15, stop by ForzaMotorsport.net for the cast of celebrities and drivers that are lending their passion and expertise (not to mention their voices) to the game’s Showcase events, including Benoît Tréluyer, Richard Hammond and Mark Skaife.

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