What New Forza Is Doing About Forza 5's Disastrous Economy

Forza 5 launched with some nasty microtransactions, made more upsetting by the fact that people already spent $60 to buy it. Players were pissed, and creator Turn 10 spent months re-tuning the otherwise solid racer. What does this mean for open-world spin-off Forza Horizon 2? No microtransactions whatsoever. At first. » 9/11/14 8:00pm 9/11/14 8:00pm

Forza Horizon 2 Developer Says Manufacturer-Provided Data Is "Garbage"

Yep, that's what he said. The CAD data they get from car companies is usually pretty unusable for the making in-game cars. And, even more telling, Forza developers never trust the manufacturer specs for HP, weight, etc. They do all their own dyno testing, and part-weighing. So turn on your Xbox One for accurate car… » 6/10/14 9:57am 6/10/14 9:57am

Grid 2's Multiplayer Mode Is An Intensely Social Race Experience

Everything is social these days. If you don't tweet and update your Facebook status every 40 minutes, you are an outcast and a pariah. If you don't Instagram your meals, your friends will pretend not to know you. And if you don't develop a social gaming experience, nobody will buy your latest game. And that's why Grid… » 4/11/13 5:17pm 4/11/13 5:17pm

Forza Developer: Cars Are Basically Big Trumpets

"The best way I've ever been able to describe a car is think of it as a really complicated wind instrument. The engine is sucking air in, it's causing an explosion, and it's sucking air out. That creates a note that resonates through the pipe much as you would with a brass instrument. By adjusting the length and the… » 12/11/12 6:00pm 12/11/12 6:00pm

Five Bucks Buys Six Exotic Rides in Forza Horizon's Next DLC Pack

The "Bondurant Car Pack" for Forza Horizon arrives on Nov. 6 and offers six new rides: The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante; the 2012 Shelby 1000; the 2010 BMW M3 GTS; the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, the 1993 Nissan 240SX SE, and the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It's 400 Microsoft points. » 11/03/12 2:25pm 11/03/12 2:25pm