If you don’t know 18-year-old Koyama Miki (小山美姫), you’re far from alone, but it’s definitely ignorance you should correct. She’s in the Japanese Formula Four Championships and, like a lot of young racers, she’s gunning for a slot in F1. She’s good enough that Honda just let her thrash an S660 in a brand new commercial.
I fell in love with Forza Motorsport 6 the first time I hit a dynamic puddle at high speed and my BMW went apeshit.
Thinking about picking up Codemasters’ latest racing game, F1 2015? Probably wait. The PC version is suffering from numerous issues, from frame rate drops and crashes to busted menus and controller problems. Codemasters acknowledged the issues and released a patch, but there’s still more work to be done.
Jann Mardenborough has just been plucked by Red Bull — the biggest F1 team — to race for Arden International in GP3, which is the most direct line to racing in Formula One. Why's that news? Because this guy learned how to race by playing Gran Turismo.
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Take F1, for example. While Kotaku was wowed with WipeOut on the PS Vita, Codemaster's racing effort leaves a lot to be desired.
It wouldn't be Formula 1 without some kind of constant friction between racers, team owners and organizers, and this year's kerfuffle involves steering wheels that force drivers to push more buttons than a 747 pilot having a seizure.
Ferrari's 2010 wheel
iRacing is an extremely realistic racing simulator. Its top driver won $10,000, despite never driving over 100 mph in real life. Top Gear put him in an open-wheel racer to see if digital skills translate to real racing prowess.
This car is a virtual dream. But it's pedigree is very real.
While we've long known Codemasters have been working on a new Formula 1 game - and also that it would be serious - the company have today come out and made some official announcements.
Picture this. You're playing a Formula 1 game on the TV in your bedroom, while in the living room, another TV is set to a real, actual Formula 1 race. And you're racing the same cars, in the same positions, at the same speed, as they're going on the TV. Impossible? Probably, but that's not going to stop iOpener from…
Despite the fact the last few Sony F1 games were fairly forgettable, some people are worried now that Codemasters hold the Formula 1 license. Worried they'll make a forgettable game. Worried that, being Codemasters - the team behind Grid and Dirt - their F1 game will be some kind of arcade racer. Well it won't!…