Custom Difficulty Gives an Honest Challenge—and Leaves Time to Rally

I move through the stages of difficulty in a sports video game like the stages of grief. Expert, Pro, Hard, Medium and Easy might as well be named Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. In the past, I've started somewhere between anger and depression before moving on to acceptance. » 7/14/13 6:30pm 7/14/13 6:30pm

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

The Xbox 360’s First Major Second-Screen Game Is Live

How good is the Xbox 360's impersonation of the Wii U? If you have Forza Horizon, a Windows Tablet, an Xbox 360 and-oh yeah, power in your home and Internet (not guaranteed in times like these!)-you can find out. The game's SmartGlass support just went live. Full press release below. And note how this works: they're… » 10/30/12 9:19am 10/30/12 9:19am

Join the Jalopnik-Kotaku Club in Forza Horizon and Get These Six Cars For Free, Sort Of [Updated]

Forza Horizon, which released yesterday, introduces a "car club" concept to the game, and it isn't just a leaderboard of your friends. You may share your best rides with anyone else who joins up, and they may take those cars out on the open road of Forza Horizon's Colorado. » 10/24/12 8:40pm 10/24/12 8:40pm

Forza Horizon Offers an Open Road to Action, Music and the Fast Life

Total simulation racers are not something I've played much at all. I've got nothing against them, but I tend to drive like a maniac and a lot of the detailing and physics are like pearls before swine with a guy like me. Reflecting on my preferences makes the existence of a spinoff title like Forza Horizon apparent. » 6/07/12 12:30am 6/07/12 12:30am