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Circuit Superstars Is Charming, Old School Isometric Racing Fun

Top-down racers are enjoying something of a renaissance lately, between last year’s indie darling Art Of Rally and Rush Rally Origins, which goes for a more realistic take on the isometric style. I’ll admit that the from-above perspective has never been my preferred way to play racing games, and so I tend to stay away…Read […]

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Circuit Superstars Is Charming, Old School Isometric Racing Fun

Top-down racers are enjoying something of a renaissance lately, between last year’s indie darling Art Of Rally and Rush Rally Origins, which goes for a more realistic take on the isometric style. I’ll admit that the from-above perspective has never been my preferred way to play racing games, and so I tend to stay away…Read […]

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Cruis’n Blast On The Switch Is Arcade Racing At Its Most Ridiculous

Microsoft and Sony can have their Forzas and Gran Turismos with hyper-realistic graphics, authentic engine noises, and true-to-life physics. The Nintendo Switch has Cruis’n Blast, in which your vaguely Nissan GT-R-shaped vehicle barrels off a cliff at breakneck speed toward a massive yeti which then cracks open a… Read more…

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Final Fantasy Is Now A Full-On Chocobo Racing Game, Out 2022

Square Enix announced today a new entry in the Final Fantasy franchise, but it might not be what you expect. It’s a racing game called Chocobo GP and it’s out on Switch next year. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Secret Race Discovered In A Forgotten Dreamcast Racing Game Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

If you’ve been around the internet long enough — particularly in all the wrong parts of it — you may be familiar with the term creepypasta. Generally speaking, creepypastas are pieces of horror fiction circulated online. They needn’t necessarily involve video games, but many do, like the classic tale of the dude who…Read more… Continue […]

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Explore The Secrets Of One Of The N64’s Best Racing Games With This Nifty Level Viewer

Mondays suck, and scrolling through social media doesn’t typically make them better. But today Twitter really came through, thanks to a link to a web app that popped up on my timeline. It’s called noclip.website, and if I’m not careful it will absolutely crater my productivity for the rest of the day.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Explore The Secrets Of One Of The N64’s Best Racing Games With This Nifty Level Viewer

Mondays suck, and scrolling through social media doesn’t typically make them better. But today Twitter really came through, thanks to a link to a web app that popped up on my timeline. It’s called noclip.website, and if I’m not careful it will absolutely crater my productivity for the rest of the day.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cruis’n Blast Is The Sharknado Of Racing Games, And It’s Coming To Switch This Fall

Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was all about the Switch having “something for everyone.” While my typical response to such a claim would be to call bullshit—at least until Nintendo buckles to pressure and gives everyone a new F-Zero, I’ve got to hand it to ’em — they managed to bring back an old-school arcade racer from…Read […]

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How One Of The Worst Racing Games Ever Taught Me To Enjoy Bad Things

“Many racing games have strived for this goal. Now technology has finally caught up with ambition, and racing games have entered a new dimension.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Obscure ’90s Driving Game Has Some Gleefully Half-Assed Made-Up Car Names

I recently did a dumb little DIY project I’ve been meaning to get to for years: I converted the hoax 1980's, Eastern Bloc dead goat polo arcade machine I built for sorta art reasons years ago into a Raspberry Pi-based multicade machine. Now my ratty fake Kyrgyzstani arcade machine plays thousands of games from all…Read […]

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This Obscure ’90s Driving Game Has Some Gleefully Half-Assed Made-Up Car Names

I recently did a dumb little DIY project I’ve been meaning to get to for years: I converted the hoax 1980's, Eastern Bloc dead goat polo arcade machine I built for sorta art reasons years ago into a Raspberry Pi-based multicade machine. Now my ratty fake Kyrgyzstani arcade machine plays thousands of games from all… […]

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Here’s How Fans Are Resurrecting Beloved Cars From Retro Games In Modern Racing Sims

The Assoluto Bisonte seen above weighed about 2,750 pounds in its 1999 race trim and derived its power from a mid-mounted pushrod V8 of 3 liters. The four different teams that ran it during the Real Racing Roots campaign that year quoted different power figures, though the most well-known example run by Racing Team…Read more… […]

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Here’s How Fans Are Resurrecting Beloved Cars From Retro Games In Modern Racing Sims

The Assoluto Bisonte seen above weighed about 2,750 pounds in its 1999 race trim and derived its power from a mid-mounted pushrod V8 of 3 liters. The four different teams that ran it during the Real Racing Roots campaign that year quoted different power figures, though the most well-known example run by Racing Team…Read more… […]

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A New Hot Wheels Game Is Coming, So Let’s Remember The GOAT

There’s a new Hot Wheels game on the way from Milestone, the studio responsible for the MotoGP official games, Ride and Sebastian Loeb Rally Evo. Called Hot Wheels Unleashed, the game is headed for last and current-gen platforms on September 30. There’s a slick pre-rendered trailer you can check out, that shows…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A New Hot Wheels Game Is Coming, So Let’s Remember The GOAT

There’s a new Hot Wheels game on the way from Milestone, the studio responsible for the MotoGP official games, Ride and Sebastian Loeb Rally Evo. Called Hot Wheels Unleashed, the game is headed for last and current-gen platforms on September 30. There’s a slick pre-rendered trailer you can check out, that shows…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Racing Games Are Coming Back In A Big Way

Within the last month, some amazing racing games have released. It’s been something of a micro-renaissance. These games—Wreckfest, Danger Zone 2, and Onrush—succeed because they avoid more serious minded gear-grinding in favor of going fast and crashing loud. While there’s joy to be had in examining a 1958 Aston…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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