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PostHeaderIcon The LEGO Speed Champions Expansion for Forza Horizon 4 Is Everything We Thought It would Be

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have proven themselves adept at being purveyors of fun and excitement when it comes to injecting a little wackiness into the Forza video game franchise. This time, the developers of the Forza Horizon 4 are venturing off the beaten path into a world where blocky cars and blocky race tracks reign supreme. Following the success of the Hot Wheels expansion pack on Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft has teamed up with LEGO to unleash the LEGO Speed Champions Expansion Pack. Microsoft dropped the bombshell news at the 2019 E3 Gaming Expo. The Lego Speed Champions DLC for Forza Horizon 4 launches June 13.

PostHeaderIcon Forza Street Mobile Game is Out and You Can Get it for Free

Hype around a possible mobile Forza game was extremely high, even though some people in the know warned that the upcoming title wasn’t what people were expecting. In fact, as it turns out, the new Forza Street game is not even a new game, but rather a rebranding of an older game that Microsoft launched last year, one that never really saw much success, called Miami Street.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon Is Ride 3 the Best Motorbike Simulator Game Ever?

Ride 3 is the third installment in the Ride series and one that adds more bikes, more tracks, more customization, more performance upgrades and, well, just more of everything compared to Ride 2. The developer calls the game “the most complete digital motorbike encyclopedia” pointing to the total number of models available – no fewer than 230 from 30 different manufacturers (of which over 70 are completely new to the series, not reused from previous Ride titles).

PostHeaderIcon 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

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon Halo Superfan Builds Himself a Life-Size Warthog: Video

Fans of the Halo action video game series will instantly know what this vehicle is, but for those who don’t, here’s the short version: it’s called the M12 Force Application Vehicle, affectionately known as the Warthog, and it was a vehicle exclusively relegated to the virtual world, until a fan decided to make one in real life.

PostHeaderIcon Forza Horizon 4 Review Roundup

Forza Horizon 4 launched a few days ago and already the scene is going crazy for it, calling it the best in the series and some even going as far as calling it the best racing game ever.

PostHeaderIcon 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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PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Drive the Crazy Porsche “Pink Pig” in Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 is getting a new update today, which adds a range of cool sports cars. The highlight of this update is the Porsche 917/20 race car that wore the weird but iconic “Pink Pig” livery at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. The original “Pink Pig” is offered in the game only weeks after the livery made a memorable comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the GT class.

PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Drive the Crazy Porsche “Pink Pig” in Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 is getting a new update today, which adds a range of cool sports cars. The highlight of this update is the Porsche 917/20 race car that wore the weird but iconic “Pink Pig” livery at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. The original “Pink Pig” is offered in the game only weeks after the livery made a memorable comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the GT class.

PostHeaderIcon 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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PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon 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.

PostHeaderIcon NASCAR’s eSports Venture Could Be a Real Thing

Is NASCAR about the jump aboard the digital gaming craze? That looks to be the case after a report from The SportsBusiness Journal revealed the racing series’ plans to finalize an eSports venture. Nothing has been confirmed at the moment, but the report indicated that NASCAR is in the final stages of hammering out a venture that would lay the foundation for NASCAR-themed video game race competitions during race weekends this season.


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“It’s actually surprising that a popular racing series like NASCAR has not yet capitalized on the eSports craze”

It’s actually surprising that a popular racing series like NASCAR has not yet capitalized on the eSports craze. The industry has turned into a billion-dollar behemoth that has attracted millions of players from all over the world, playing organized, multi-player video game competitions against each other.

In other words, it’s the perfect venue for NASCAR to not only attach its name to a booming industry, but also expand its reach to a younger demographic that doesn’t count itself as a fan of the sport. It’s a good thing that NASCAR is doing it now, though, because eSports is still ascending as a business. According to the report, an announcement could be made in the coming days, possibly after the season-opening Daytona 500 race on February 18.

The exact details of NASCAR’s eSports venture are still unknown, but it is believed to be based on starting two different tournaments, specifically iRacing and the “NASCAR Heat” franchise. The latter is the series’ official video game franchise for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Steam. The second installment, NASCAR Heat 2, had its release date last September 2017 so it’s still new enough as a game to build an eSports tournament around it. For its part, iRacing is a subscription-based racing simulator that’s seen as a more advanced and technical offering that can cater to hardcore gamers and actual racers themselves.


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“Logistically, the events are expected to be held during race weekends”

Logistically, the events are expected to be held during race weekends. That part of the plan appears to be in place because both the International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc., are involved in the discussions. Together, the two companies own 20 race tracks and venues in the NASCAR calendar. The involvement of the three independently owned tracks — Dover International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Pocono Raceway — are still unclear, but if this eSports venture is to see a green light, they probably need to get on board with the plan so the competition can build a full schedule for the whole season.

Cross your fingers that we get to see this project come to fruition. I’m a fair-weather fan when it comes to eSports, but the addition of a NASCAR-owned tournament will raise my interest in the business.

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