Ubisoft's just-announced The Crew is an ambitious, impressive-looking game. A Need for Speed-like street racing game with a ton of singleplayer and multiplayer options, set on a ridiculously massive map that spans from Los Angeles to New York City. But if you want to play it, you're going to need an internet connection. Yesterday at a pre-E3 press event, I had a chance to watch a demonstration of the game—due out in 2014—and spend some time playing a PC build. I was impressed—the racing doesn't have that same thrilling sense of velocity that Criterion's games (most recently Need for Speed: Most Wanted) manage to capture, but I really do like the idea. The game does this incredibly slick move where you zoom out from your car to a Google Maps-like overhead view, zooming out until you're eventually looking down at the entire nation, then zooming back in on where you want to drive. Anywhere in the United States. When I first saw a player leaping around from Miami to Las … [Read more...] about Ubisoft’s Next-Gen Racing Game Is Always Online. They Explain Why.
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Yesterday, I got to spend some time playing The Crew, Ubisoft's ambitious next-gen, open world racing game. It looks, at first blush, like any other street-racing game from the last few years. And then you see the map. The humongous, size-of-America map. In this demo video, the game's developers give a tour of The Crew's features. Come for the car customization, stay for the satellite view. … [Read more...] about Here’s How Ubisoft’s Massive Next-Gen Racing Game
Top Gear 2 would have looked like this with an extended storyline. Furious 7, the seventh installment in the Fast and the Furious film series is opening this week, so CineFix reimagined the whole series as one big action-packed racing game from the 90s. So many oldies mixed into this one. Rad Racer, Top Gear, Out Run, Street Rod and a Vin Diesel, who looks like he’s straight from NES Double Dragon. To contact the author of this post, write to: [email protected] … [Read more...] about As a SNES Racing Game
With less than a lap to go I can see the tail of the brilliant red Ferrari at the end of the Mulsanne Straight from the windshield of my GT40 MK II. Moments later the Ferrari scuffs the brake zone at Arnage and I pass him. I’ve just achieved a great moment in motorsports history, courtesy of Forza 6. I also feel like I’m about to barf. No, it’s not the very obvious Ford product placement that’s making me queasy. To the game’s credit they give you the choice of racing as the Ferrari 330 or the Ford GT40, but picking the Ferrari is like rooting for Iago in Othello. The problem is we’ve unfortunately crossed a point in game development where racing games are so realistic that they make me feel nauseous when I play them for too long — a feat heretofore reserved for first-person shooters. Or maybe it’s fortunate. I was getting tired of those eight-hour Forza Horizon jags where I wake up caked in a paste made of Oreo dust and my own tepid … [Read more...] about Is A Racing Game You’ll Probably Want To Keep Playing
A Discovery Channel reality show star ended up behind bars at this year’s “Cash Days,” an illegal street racing competition held in Dallas Fort Worth. And it was all caught on video. Each year, a guy who goes by “Limpy” runs an illegal street racing pot for Oklahoma and Texas. Cash Days, as the pot is called, is widely publicized on a private Facebook group and on Limpy’s own page, and this year, it didn’t go well. Thirty-Two heavily modified cars competed for a pot of $15,500 last weekend, the most in Cash Days history, according to YouTuber 1320video. At the finale on Sunday morning, only two racers remained: “Black Bird Vega” and “The Probe,” the latter of which Jerry Bird from Discovery’s Street Outlaws piloted. But no winner ever came of that race, and the two racers were forced to split the pot 50-50, because police were waiting for Black Bird Vega and The Probe At The Finish. In the clip above (whose … [Read more...] about Watch A Jackass From ‘Street Outlaws’ Get Busted In A Texas Street Race