The reader blog over at Jalopnik got a pretty sweet deal last month: for just a few bucks they could get their names on a car that was competing in the famous 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in Germany. Thing is, not everyone who contributed went with their real name.
Amazingly, videos of tsunami waves coming ashore in Japan this week showed many people driving away from the water. If you find yourself in a similar situation, how can you increase your chances of survival from nil to slim? [Jalopnik]
As fears rise in Japan about nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant, the first and best line of defense are the reactor's six inch thick steel-walled chambers, made by a company that still forges samurai swords by hand. [Jalopnik]
The new racing video game, Dirt 3, includes its version of Gymkhana, the wild stunt-driving that's been called "drifting-cum-LSD-fueled-acrobatics." Makes sense. The inclusion of some sort of undead multiplayer racing? Well, that's a surprise.
A few years ago, I unlocked a real-life achievement: Obtained motorcycle license.
We know that Gran Turismo 5 looks realistic. The people who made the PlayStation 3 game wanted us to see how close they got. This is their racing game splitscreened with real life, on Germany's famous Nürburgring track.
A 23-year-old man was hit by a Lexus SUV Monday while trying to play a real-life version of Frogger across a South Carolina highway, police say.
Despite the roaring success of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, a racing game that managed to yank me forcibly back into a genre a long lost interest in, I still don't anticipate the release of Shift 2 Unleashed.
A rarely covered perk of working at a major publisher includes getting some pretty sweet editions of your favorite video games. Take for instance this EA Crew Edition of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
There are two traditional options for racing game controllers: a gamepad and a wheel. The HKS Racing Controller is somewhere in the middle. But does that mean it's middle of the road?
Gamers have just six days left to earn three new free cars for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
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.
When I bought a PlayStation 2 my wife told me flat out, "If you are going to get a PS2, you need Gran Turismo." I knew this, but it underscored the series' impact. Nearly a decade later little has changed.
Criterion is delighted with the response to arcade racer Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, as they should be. So they're giving away three new cars, but there's a catch.
OK, hold onto your hats and duct tape your socks on, Sony Computer Entertainment of America tells us that Gran Turismo 5 is going on sale in North America on Nov. 24.
Earlier this week, the Gran Turismo Awards were held as part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. The prize? Some regular guy would get his custom car made available as a vehicle in the game.
Microsoft is spending half a billion dollars to make sure that when you hear the word Kinect you think "the future of video games."