In a new feature just posted on the GT Channel YouTube page, Falken Tire driver and Formula Drift veteran Dai Yoshihara is given questions from his fans and some of his answers are pretty funny. Ever wanted to know who Dai’s favorite teammate is? What about what Dai would want to do if he wasn’t drifting? What about his favorite chassis to drift or what motorsport other than drifting he is interested in? His answers may surprise you! Check out the Q&A below and enjoy!
Gaming Hype: Totally Radical 80’s Inpsired Game “Drift Stage” May Include 4 Player Local Multiplayer (Video)
Back in August three totally tubular dudes announced that they were making a game inspired by the racing games of old such as Outrun, Rad Racer, and Pole Position but with a modern twist and 80s art direction called “Drift Stage“. It took the interwebs by storm and got many drift fans very excited for what was to come. Well it had been a while so I decided to check out their “bitchin website” to see if there were any new updates and it looks like the trio has been quite busy testing potential features for the final version of the game. The video below is a test of a 4 player split screen local multiplayer mode that I sincerely hope makes the final cut! Racing online is cool but there is nothing quite like going up against your friends in the same room and the ability to completely gloat in person!
Just watching a four way split screen like this instantly brought back memories of playing GoldenEye on N64 back in high school. I am so looking forward to this game!
Its the early hours and you might still feel a bit sleepy so I am going to help you get ready to take on your day with a wake up call courtesy of Clash Production. Turn up your speakers, headphones, etc. and watch the 8 and half minute long video of pure Porsche GT3 Cup madness as you are put in the POV of the driver while he clicks off some “leisurely” hot laps. This is better than a bowl of Wheaties any day!
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Wouldn’t it be cool to actually have a virtual personal assistant that you could talk to and stuff like Tony Stark does with J.A.R.V.I.S.? It would be so awesome! I’d be like “JARVIS, take a picture of me being cool” and then I’d be like “JARVIS, make me a ham sandwich” and then JARVIS would be like “Dude, you’re being too bossy” and then I’d apologize because its not cool to be rude… Anyhow, anyone familiar with McLaren knows that they have their hands on far more things than just motorsports.
McLaren really is an all around technology firm and have created cutting edge solutions for various industries from medical to commerce. In a video that they released a while back they envision a future where all of their McLaren applied tech would combine into one crazy-slick JARVIS-like personal assistant as demonstrated by this vigorous young go-getter type-A woman featured in the clip. The fictional (for now) device featured would pretty much work like an ECU for the human body. It would monitor the wearers bio-telemetry and sync that with all other aspects of the user’s life (work, schedule, weather, etc).
The concept is actually pretty cool but I am not sure how I would personally feel about wearing that weird coin thing on my cheek. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the clip below:
Hype: Everyone Needs To Have This Flux Capacitor USB Charger In Their Car Right Now Because 1.21 Giga Watts!! (Video)
I am an 80s kid. Thus, anything “Back to the Future” related is full of instant awesome for me. So, you can imagine the expression my face when I found this Flux Capacitor USB car charger on ThinkGeek.com. It went something like this… Anyhow this thing is awesome and completely legit to the actual Flux Capacitor prop in the movie. It lights up and everything! Plus it has two USB ports so users can charge two devices simultaneously (one of the ports is 2.1 amp for quick charging). There is also an on/off switch for the lighting effect but I can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to turn it off! Anyhow this thing is awesome and I am going to get one. If you want one as well its about $25 bucks and sold exclusively on ThinkGeek.com
Hype Video: Tanner Foust Attempts To Melt By Brain With His New Global Rallycross VW Beetle (cellphone video)
Yesterday I took a drive down to San Pedro to check out the scene of the next round of Red Bull Globalrally cross happening this weekend (you can watch live on tv!). The rumor was that Tanner Foust’s new VW Beetle was going to make its debut at this event so my real motive for making the trip was to check out his new car in person. I got much more than I bargained for. It turned out that the event organizers were doing media ride alongs and I was lucky enough to sit shotgun with Tanner Foust as he took to the course in his brand new car.
I will admit I was a bit nervous. However, I figured this was a new car, its a media ride along, he will probably take it easy on me. I was completely wrong. Although to be fair my first indicator should have been the flagger literally warning me that Tanner was about to melt my face off. You will see what I mean when you watch the incredibly bouncy cellphone video I shot of my experience below. If its too crazy then I apologize. I was too busy trying to not pass out to really put deep thought and consideration to my shot composition.
Anyhow, scroll down and enjoy!
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Its been a while since I posted anything from Clash Production and that’s a crime! So, first of I will apologize and secondly I will make things up to all of you by pointing your attention to the video below in which the Clash Production team along with NangleVideo.com to beautifully document a sliver of tarmac and gravel action from Rally Mont Blanc 2014. The screen capture above is just one of the beautiful images in store over the course of nearly two glorious minutes! Anyhow, enough talk. Scroll down and enjoy!
If there is one thing that HKS loves to do is set lap times. For more than a decade HKS has been chasing lap records all over the world and the only thing that has changed from then until now is their chosen weapon. This year HKS is aiming to take top honors at the WTAC (World Time Attack Challenge) in Sydney, Australia next month in their new 1300HP Nissan GT-R. HKS’ current GT-R is not only up 100HP over last year’s car but it also features a few trick one-off parts in the engine to help them efficiently use all of those extra horses.
HKS decided to document their journey in developing this car all the way up until its final battle at WATC Australia via video chapters. Check out chapter one below and keep an eye out for a very familiar face!
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In another bout of video game news, today an update was released for Gran Turismo 6 which includes the Toyota FT-1 Vision GT. As the name suggests the Vision GT is a race version of the FT-1 Vision road car concept that Toyota built for the Gran Turismo “Vision” project. “Vision” cars (for now) can only be driven in the pristine virtual world that is Gran Turismo, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what its like to get behind the wheel of a pure-bred motorsport version of an already outrageous car then fire up the ol’ PS3 and download the update, its totally free!
If you want to see how the real life version of the FT-1 Vision GT came to life check out the video below:
Forza Horizon 2 will arrive on store shelves at the end of this month (September 30th) so the launch party is starting to get rolling. It kicked off with a bright, shiny, EDM-fueled trailer that just released a few moments ago. The new trailer shows off most of what we can expect from the next Horizon game featuring everything from crazy off roading with Rally Fighters to racing trains with WRX’s. If you avoid blinking you can see a sample of all the cars that will make an appearance in the game but if you want a full list of all 210 cars that will be available at launch hit up the Forza Horizon website.
In addition to the trailer Turn 10 Studios also released some information on how the “Forza Rewards” system will work with Forza Horizon 2. Essentially, the “Forza Rewards” program will gift free cars to players who have earned x amount of points just from playing Forza games. According to Turn 10 players started earning Forza Reward points way back in the Forza Motorsport 2 days. Points are earned by playing and/or doing different things in each Forza game. In Forza Motorsport 5 points are rewarded based on how many cars a player owns, how many miles they have driven, etc. The amount of points a player has will determine what “tier” they are in.
Based on the tier a player falls into they will be able to choose up to 5 (non-DLC) cars to add to their Forza Horizon 2 garage right away. It breaks down like so:
|2||2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe|
|3||2013 Viper GTS|
|4||2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4|
|5||2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter|
|6||2013 McLaren P1|
Nice line up right? Still, there may be some out there who have never played the first Forza Horizon game and might be on the fence about this new one. To those people I would suggest trying out the Forza Horizon 2 demo which comes out for Xbox One on September 16th (next Tuesday). Anyone that is still on the fence after that can check out our full review of Forza Horizon 2 to get our take on it.
For now check out the new launch trailer below and stay tuned for more Forza Horizon 2 updates!
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