Video Game Hype: Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach Track Added To Forza Motorsport 5 As FREE DLC! (Video)

Posted on 04.09.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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This is probably one of the best days in my gaming life.  I have been a huge fan of games like Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo for years but today Forza has really made a dream come true by adding the Long Beach Grand Prix track to Forza Motorsport 5 in its latest DLC.  For those who don’t know, MotorworldHype is based in Long Beach, CA which is pretty much where I was born and raised.  I have been attending the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach since I was a kid so to be able to virtually race on such a detailed recreation in an Indy Car is beyond mind blowing.  Heck, not only can you race the full Long Beach course but it looks like you could re-create Formula Drift Long Beach as well.  This is beyond awesome!  Before this the only way to virtually race Long Beach was with an expensive PC based simulator set up.  No more!  I can’t wait to try this out for myself when we finally get our hands on an Xbox One (hopefully soon).  For now check out the preview video below.

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Gaming Hype: Road Atlanta Comes To Forza Motorsport 5…For Free! (Video)

Posted on 02.18.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Remember when Forza Motorsport 5 came out and everyone complained that there wasn’t enough tracks even though Turn 10 kept telling everyone more tracks were on the way?  Well, starting today Turn 10 gets to say “we told you so” as it was announced that a brand new re-captured virtual Road Atlanta course is coming to Forza Motorsport 5…for free!  Yes, now you and your friends can fly over that horrifying blind crest on your Xbox One!  Check out the official trailer below.

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Gaming Hype: “Honda Legends” DLC Car Pack Released For Forza Motorsport 5 (Video)

Posted on 02.04.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Are you a hardcore Honda-head? If so you will definitely want to know that today the “Honda Legends” DLC car pack was released for Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One.  The car pack includes the 1984 CRX Mugen test vehicle, the 1994 Prelude Si (my favorite car when I was in high school), and the 2014 Civic Si coupe.  That is a pretty strong trio for any Honda enthusiast (especially the Prelude!!).  OK, now here is the best part about this news: the car pack is FREE!  Yep, its is all part of a promo deal with Honda as they get ready to reveal the new Civic Si coupe at the Chicago Auto Show this week.  Pretty sweet huh?!  You can download the Honda Legends DLC pack right now on Xbox Live but if you want to get a closer look at what  you will get then scroll down for the official trailer.

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Gaming Hype: Forza Motorsport 5 Gets Its First DLC In “IGN Car Pack”

Posted on 01.08.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you get an Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 this holiday season? Lucky you! We still haven’t gotten our hands on a console yet but hey, we’re not bitter!  Anyhow, if we can’t play it we at least want to make sure you guys are enjoying it to its fullest so you should know that the first official DLC is out!  The “IGN Car Pack” includes 10 awesome cars including the one you see above!  If you bought the Forza Motorsport 5 season pass then you should already have this car pack.  If not, then you can purchase the IGN Car pack for $10 on the Xbox Live Marketplace.  For now check out the official car list and trailer below!

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Car List:

1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

2013 Caterham Superlight R500

2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

1977 Ford Escort RS1800

1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

1957 Ferrari 250 California

1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432

1984 Peugeot 205 T16

[Source: ForzaMotorsport.net]

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Hype Contest: We Are Giving Away A Copy Of Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition!

Posted on 12.09.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Are you in the strange and probably highly unlikely position of owning an Xbox One console but not owning a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 yet?  Hey, it could happen!  Well, see we are in a weird situation.  We have a copy of the game but no console to review it with (hopefully soon) so we figured in the meantime we would give one of you the chance to own and play the game for yourself!  So, we are giving away one copy of Forza Motorsport 5: Day One Edition!

All that needs to be done to enter is to visit our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MotorworldHype) and find the post with the above image in it then “like” that post.  On Friday (Dec. 13th 5pm PST) we will randomly pick winner from those who liked the post.  That’s it!  The only other requirement is that you be a resident of the good ol’ U.S.A.

Good luck!

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Gaming Hype: We Interview Dan Greenawalt At Forza Motorsport 5/Xbox One Launch Party (Video)

Posted on 11.27.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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I was super lucky to be invited to the official west coast launch of the Xbox One last week, which was also the official west coast launch of Forza Motorsport 5 since it played a role as a release title for the new console.  The party was held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and Microsoft invited 500 potential Xbox One owners to the party MC’d by world famous DJ “deadmau5″.

However before the party really got started I had a chance to sit down with Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt and talk to him about what’s changed with Forza Motorsport 5 since the last time I played at E3 and also to address some questions that were straight from the official Forza Motorsport forums.  Check it out below!

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Gaming Hype: Microsoft Drops 2 New Forza Motorsport 5 Gameplay Videos For Your Enjoyment

Posted on 11.12.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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In just 10 days Xbox One will be released upon the world and all of us crazy kids can finally get our hands on Forza Motorsport 5.  In anticipation, or maybe just to goad us further, Microsoft has released two new gameplay videos.  One of the Lotus E21 F1 car taking a full lap around Yas Marina Circuit and another of the Audi R18 taking a lap of LeMans.  Both videos will make you throw tantrums and ask “Why don’t I have Forza 5 now?! Waagghh!”  Just me? Ok nevermind… Just watch the videos!

Lotus E21

Audi R18

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Gaming x Drifting Hype: Design Dai Yoshihara’s Falken Tire BRZ Drift Car Livery With Forza Motorsport 5

Posted on 11.11.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you didn’t hear the news yet, Dai Yoshihara will be moving from his V8 powered Nissan S13 to a Subaru BRZ for the 2014 Formula Drift season.  At SEMA he debuted his new car complete with a special version of the recently released Rocket Bunny Ver. 2 widebody kit.  Although when it was mentioned that the car would be a blank canvas it was meant quite literally as the car was totally white! Blanco!

The reason for this is that Falken Tire is turning to future owners of Forza Motorsport 5 to design Dai’s new livery.  Players are to create a livery design in Forza Motorsport 5, take a screen shot of their design then submit that shot to Falken Tire’s Facebook page and from there a winner will be chosen.  The contest will start during the last week of November (just after the Xbox One launch and Forza Motorsport 5′s release) and run until January 31st.

It is not said if there will be a prize awarded to the person who creates the winning design, but hey bragging rights for something as big as this may just be prize enough for many.

Good luck designers!

Press Release:

Falken Tire Invites FORZA Motorsport 5 Players to Design Livery on Team Falken’s Formula Drift Subaru BRZ

Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (Nov. 8).  – Falken Tire, a manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires, will continue its strong relationship with Microsoft in anticipation of the launch of Forza Motorsport 5 by conducting a special design contest for its newest Formula Drift entry.

Currently the best-rated videogame racing franchise of the past 10 years, the new Forza Motorsport 5 game is slated to be released on the “all-in-one games and entertainment system” –  according to Microsoft officials – the new Xbox One.  In anticipation of the November 22 launch, Forza Motorsport 5 will be at the heart of a nine-week promotional effort Falken Tire has set in motion beginning late November. The contest will encourage gamers and Falken Tire customers from around the world to submit their design for the new Subaru BRZ competition car to be driven by 2011 Formula D Champion Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara for the 2014 drift season.

“Falken Tire is again reaching out to the Forza online community to ask people to create their own one-of-a-kind Falken livery for Team Falken’s new Subaru BRZ,” said Nick Fousekis, Falken Director of Motorsports Marketing.  “We are asking players to submit their Forza 5 Motorsport screenshot-based designs to Falken Tire’s Facebook page.”

“The winning design will live on Dai’s Subaru BRZ for the entire season,” declared Jonathon Bradford, Team Falken’s Formula Drift Supervisor. “Being a part of this very important network of Forza Motorsport players is key to building awareness of our brand as well as the Formula Drift Championship,” he stressed.“We suspect there’s a very strong crossover among fans and participants of both sports, and they’re also likely Falken customers.”

Added Fousekis:  “We are pleased Discount Tire will return to co-sponsor Dai’s new BRZ for the 2014 season, and with SPD Metal Works handling the building of the car, Dai has set the bar high for his championship effort. I know he’s also excited – as we all are – about having a special look designed by a Forza Motorsport 5 player.”

Working in conjunction with Turn 10 Studios, the contest will begin during the final week of November and run until the 31st of January 2014. Official Falken and Falken Sponsor Logos must be integrated into the submitted designs, with visibility from all corners of the car (quarter panels, and the center of front and rear bumpers).  In addition, Falken’s 2014 partner sponsors’ logos must be included, which are:  Discount Tire; Sam’s Autoland; BC; Sparco; SPD Metal Works; and Mobil 1. In addition, a “creative interpretation of the traditional ‘Falken Scallops’ livery should be included,” according to Fousekis.

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Gaming Hype: New Forza Motorsport 5 Trailer And “Car Pass” DLC Info Released (Video)

Posted on 11.05.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Not to be outdone by Gran Turismo 6′s epic trailer, Turn 10 Studios released their own launch trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 today which includes a huge reveal of the Lotus F1 car making an appearance in the game.  Not sure if there will be other F1 cars in game since the Lotus car was the only one shown but it is a possibility.  The trailer also includes a reveal of the Yas Marina Circuit which looks gorgeous!

In addition to releasing the trailer Turn 10 also announced some more info about the “Car Pass” program.  Basically Car Pass is a way to buy the first 6 Forza 5 DLC packs (each including 10 cars) all at once at a slightly discounted rate.  Today it was announced that the Car Pass will cost $49.99.  To provide some incentive it was also revealed that the first DLC pack which will be released at launch will include LaFerrari!  Yes, LaFerrari will be the “hero car” of the first Forza 5 DLC.  We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the other 9 cars that will be included in the LaFerrari DLC pack.  For now check out the new launch trailer below.

[Video Source: YouTube.com/IGN]

[News Source: ForzaMotorsport.net]

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Gaming Hype: First Forza Motorsport 5 Indy Car Gameplay Footage Released (Video)

Posted on 11.04.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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One of the biggest awesome bombs that Turn 10 Studios dropped at E3 this year was that Indy Car would be included in Forza Motorsport 5.  However, since then we haven’t seen much else of Forza Indy Cars other than a quick “Forzavista” clip.  Forzavista is great but today we finally get to see the Indy Cars in action via a new gameplay video released by Turn 10 Studios just moments ago.  Scroll down to go on a lap of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Scott Dixon’s Dallara.

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