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"Crunch Cannot Be an Option:" Playground Games Talks About How It Manages With Its Live-Service Forza

Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.

A New Need For Speed is Coming This Year, But Skipping E3

No pit stop in June for the Need For Speed team.

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"Crunch Cannot Be an Option:" Playground Games Talks About How It Manages With Its Live-Service Forza

Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.

A New Need For Speed is Coming This Year, But Skipping E3

No pit stop in June for the Need For Speed team.

Sega Explains Why Team Sonic Racing Opening Cutscene is Missing on Switch

The size limitations on the Switch cartridge is to blame.

Mario Kart Tour Beta Impressions are Out, and It Looks Like It Has Some Heavy Microtransactions

Details from Mario Kart Tour's closed beta includes how microtransactions work.

Team Sonic Racing Characters - Characters List, How to Unlock More Characters

Team Sonic Racing features a huge roster of iconic Sonic Characters for you to choose from. Here’s who made the cut.

Team Sonic Racing: Is There Splitscreen Multiplayer?

Kart racers have always been great party games. Can you play Splitscreen in Team Sonic Racing?

Team Sonic Racing Best Character - Best Builds, Loadouts, Kart-Type

With so many options to choose from in Team Sonic Racing, you’ll likely need to know which ones are worth your time. Here’s the best Team Sonic Racing Builds.

Team Sonic Racing Mod Pods - How to Earn Credits and Open Mod Pods

To get new items in Team Sonic Racing, you’ll need to open Mod Pods. Here’s what you need to know.

Team Sonic Racing: How to Boost at the Start of a Race

Just like in other kart racers, you can get a starting boost in Team Sonic Racing. Here’s how.

Team Sonic Racing Tips - How to Drift, Sharing Items

Here’s how to win every race in Team Sonic Racing.

Team Sonic Racing Review

After having his license revoked, Sonic is back behind the wheel.

Sonic Team Boss Puts Distance Between Games And Live-Action Movie, Other Media

The movie is ultimately out of Sega's hands.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: Beenox Reveals How It's Reworking a Classic

After the success of Crash Bandicoot's N. Sane Trilogy, there's more classic Crash coming.

Trials Rising Review

How many times did you ride? (A lot.)

How Crash Team Racing Challenged Mario Kart and Made Naughty Dog What It Is Today

We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.

Happy 20th Anniversary to Tony Soprano Badly Playing Mario Kart 64

In this early episode of The Sopranos, the laws of playing Mario Kart 64 are defied.

Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour on Mobile Needs an Engine Tune-Up, Delayed Until Summertime

The wheels on the kart are not going 'round.

Trials Rising Demands Mastery, And That Makes it a Tricky Fit for the Switch

Why Trials Rising is better enjoyed on PS4 and Xbox One.

Gran Turismo Sport Update 1.32 Adds a Free Classic Track

Special Stage Route X makes a comeback.

A Love Letter to Forza Horizon 4's Worst Cars and The Silly Designs I Slap on Them

Who cares about racing? Customizing Forza Horizon 4's worst cars is its own perverse pleasure.

The Crew 2's First Free Update Adds More Hovercraft Action

Ubisoft redesigns parts of its map of the United States to accommodate the new vehicle.

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Microsoft's flagship racer adds seasons amid its shift to the UK, but does it match the high bar set by its predecessor? Our full Forza Horizon 4 review.

Nintendo Promises More Updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Surprisingly, Nintendo does seem to be done with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Starting Screen | The Crew 2's Cross-Country Sandbox is One American Experiment That Should Probably End

STARTING SCREEN | Why Ubisoft's new racer is hampered by its premise, and all the rest of the week's headlines.

The Crew 2 Review

You can drive everything with an engine, but how much will you enjoy it?

The Crew vs The Crew 2 Visual Comparison Doesn't Reveal the Clear-Cut Upgrade You Might Be Expecting

How does The Crew 2's United States look next to its predecessor?

Watch Us Play the Gorgeous Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One X in 4K

See our demo run from the Xbox E3 show floor.

Need for Speed Payback Derelict Car Locations - How to Find all Derelicts in NFS Payback - All Hidden and Abandoned Cars in Payback

In this guide for Need for Speed Payback Derelict Locations we will explain how to unlock each derelict car quest and where to find the parts for the 1965 Ford Mustang, Nissan 240Z, 1963 VW Beetle, Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup 1965, and Chevrolet Bel Air 1955 Derelict Car Parts. League 73, Shift Lock, Riot Club, Runner Events, and Graveyard Shift derelict cars.

The Crew 2 is Giving Away Major Post-launch Content for Free

A season pass will also be available.

Team Sonic Racing Isn't Sonic & All Stars Racing, But It's Close Enough

No, "Super Sonic Racing" is not included on the soundtrack yet.

Onrush Review

Arcade racing is back, even if I'm not sure you can call this a pure racing game.

Team Sonic Racing Officially Announced

Rev up for some Sonic racing.

The Crew 2 Closed Beta Will Begin at the End of May, Here's How to Sign Up

If you're eager to play The Crew 2, there's a closed beta at the end of the month.

The Crew 2 Once Again Erases My Home State From History

Ivory Tower once again tackles the challenge of turning a massive country into a playground.

New Sonic Racing Game Teased at SXSW

Sega shows off a familiar "R"

Burnout Paradise Isn't The Burnout Game That Needed Remastering

It's a great game, but not the best Burnout game.

Onrush Will Hopefully be the Motorstorm Successor We Need When it Lands in June

Does the world need more Motorstorm? We'll know this summer.

Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Take me down to Paradise City.

Burnout Paradise 10th Anniversary: Remembering Criterion's Race Towards the Future as it Heads to PS4 and Xbox One

A decade ago, Burnout Paradise went in a radical new direction. We remember Criterion's classic racer on its 10th anniversary.

Mario Kart Tour Is Nintendo's Next Mobile Game

It's not coming until next fiscal year though.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips - Items, Battle Mode Guide, Weapons

We'll teach you how to drift, how to use every type of boost, and how to best utilize every item in the game in this Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips Guide. Also how to unlock every track and character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boost Tips - How to Slipstream, Jump Boost, Trick Boost

How to reach maximum speed in the Switch version of Mario Kart 8, including the starting boost, trick boost, and coin boosts.

Need for Speed Payback Review: Needs More Tuning

Has Ghost Games gotten Need for Speed back on course?

Will Need for Speed: Payback's Loot Boxes Lead It Into the Same Trap as NBA 2K18?

EA says the microtransactions are just accelerators, but there are a few warning signs.

Gran Turismo Sport Review: More Similar to the Prologue Series Than We'd Like [Now With a Score]

GT Sport looks incredible, but does it have the content to back it up?

Gran Turismo Sport's Special $46,000 Bundle Comes With An Actual Car

But there's only one in existence.

Forza Motorsport 7 Community Divided Over Loot Boxes

The new Prize Crates have some folks angry.

Gran Turismo Sport Release Date, Demo, Cars, Tracks, Yamauchi Interview, PS4 Pro Boost - Everything We Know

Polyphony Digital is bringing the historic Gran Turismo franchise to the PlayStation 4, with the release of Gran Turismo Sport later this year.

Forza Motorsport 7 Review: A Beautiful Ride, But The Tires Need Some Air

Turn 10 Studios returns to the track with Forza's more technical racer.

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Pass Entry Edited After Community Controversy

The new Forza progression system is causing Microsoft some headaches.

Forza Motorsport 7's PC Pre-load Struggles On the Windows Store [Update]

Fans are having trouble downloading the game ahead of launch.

Need For Speed Payback Details The Open World of Fortune Valley

Each part of the city leans towards a different type of event.

The Crew 2 Begins Its Road Trip in March 2018

Ubisoft offers up a love letter to motorsports next year.

The Crew 2 - Release Date, Gameplay, Cars, Bikes, Planes, Boats, City - Everything We Know

Ubisoft unveiled The Crew 2 for the first time at E3 2017, giving us a look at some of the new cars and tracks we'll be playing with in the near future.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario Kart

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: "Super Mario Kart funny car madness!!"

Super NES Retro Review: F-Zero

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Second in the queue: The game that taught Captain Falcon to fly.

The Crew 2's Best Feature Lets You Transform Your Car Into A Boat Or Plane

I'm shocked Ubisoft didn't make a bigger deal about this.

Gran Turismo Sport Creator On The Competition: "No One Has Anything On Us"

Is there real racing competition, or is Gran Turismo far ahead in the pole position?

Need For Speed: Payback Threads the Needle Between Burnout And Rivals

Oh, wow. Need for Speed is good again.

Wipeout Omega Collection Reminds Me of a Series Trapped in Time

A friend in speed is a friend indeed.

Need for Speed: Payback Follows Fast and Furious Films, Becoming a Heist Racer

The next Need for Speed wants you to be good enough to be gone in 60 seconds.

What Do You Drift For?: Meeting the Fastest Mario Kart Racers in the World

All across the decades Mario Kart, there are dedicated players racing to be the fastest they can be.

New Need for Speed Brings Back a Most Wanted Feature

Finally, an offline mode in Need for Speed.

Baby Park Encapsulates the Chaos of Mario Kart

There is no better track than Baby Park, for better or for worse.

Burnout's Crash Mode Revived As Danger Zone

It's not a complete revival of Burnout, but Three Fields Entertainment is mining the series for inspiration.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Nintendo puts the finishing touches on an already excellent game.

Two SNES Classic Edition Game Collections We Would Like to See

Bonus: We also imagine a (good) Genesis Classic Edition.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Kills Fire-Hopping For Extra Mini-Turbo

The technique higher-level players used to get ahead seems to be gone in Deluxe.

Racing's Battle Royale: GT Sport vs. Forza 7 vs. Project CARS 2

We take a look at the racing genre's three biggest games to see how they stack up against one another.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Impressions: The Glorious Return of Battle Mode

Nintendo has finally done right by Mario Kart 8, with a proper battle mode and more.

Forza Horizon 3 Sells 2.5 Million Copies As Franchise Crosses $1 Billion

Turn 10 and Playground Games has made Forza into a bonafide success.

DiRT 4 Brings Procedurally-Generated Courses to the Mix in June

Codemasters' rally racing series gets a boost from the new Your Stage feature.

Assetto Corsa Sequel Teased As 505 Games Parent Acquires Developer

Digital Bros has acquired the studio behind the fan-favorite car simulation.

Project Cars 2 Is Coming in Fall 2017

The developer behind the simulation racer says it expects to release the game "Septemberish".

Race Game Face-Off: Gran Turismo Sport vs. Forza Motorsport 7

2017 IN PREVIEW: New iterations of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are set for release this year. Which one will reign supreme?

Forza Horizon 3 Gets Into the Winter Spirit With Blizzard Mountain on Dec 13

Playground Games adds a whole new climate to Forza Horizon 3.

Mantis Burn Racing PS4 Review: Micro Drifting Machines

VooFoo Studios brings back the top-down racer. But is it a good one?

Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One Review: Expanded and Improved

The Forza Horizon festival is back for its third outing, and this time you're running the show.

Shriek With Childlike Delight for This N64 Episode Of Retronauts

It's like Christmas in September!

Fall Games Preview 2016: Forza Horizon 3 is Bigger and Better than Ever

Jaz spends an hour with the latest Forza game, and barely scratches its surface.

This Week's USgamer Stream Schedule: Racing Down Old-School Lane

It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.

Gran Turismo Sport Stays in the Pit, Delayed to 2017

Polyphony Digital's sim racer has been pushed back.

What are the Best Virtual Console Games for Nintendo Wii U?

Shop smartly with this breakdown of ever classic game release available for Wii U Virtual Console. Now with full evaluations of all games from all platforms!

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Local Multiplayer

For a while, it looked like online gaming had completely killed off the joy of having people over for a friendly game or two. But, it seems, couch gaming is back in a big way.

Bob & Kat on Living Their Lives a Quarter Mile at a Time through Mario Kart 8

Two of USgamer's Mario Kart veterans take on Nintendo's newest installment to see how it stacks up against its predecessors.

USgamer Community Weekend Discussion Thread: Watch_Dogs or MK8?

How will you be spending your weekend? Driving funny karts with Mario, or stealing your wheels from the innocent? Let's talk!

The Best New Tracks in Mario Kart 8

We take a look at five of the standout tracks in the new Mario Kart.

Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Mario Kart Tracks of All Time

USgamer rings in the release of Mario Kart 8 with a discussion of the highlights and lowlights of racing, Nintendo-style.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Review: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Gravity

Nintendo's new Mario Kart will leave you wondering which way is up, and that just might be what the Wii U needs.

Mario Kart 8: More Characters, Karts, Courses, and the Fall of the Blue Shell

Nintendo's new Direct video is a deep dive into Mario Kart 8's new features. Watch and learn, folks.

Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle Confirmed for Europe

And we'll be very surprised if we don't see it here in the near future, too.

Mario Kart 8 Feels Like Nintendo's Apology for Mario Kart Wii

All the things that sent Mario Kart's last console outing skidding into a ditch are nowhere to be found in this lean, high-speed Wii U racer.

Win the Race without Crossing the Finish Line in World of Speed

Slightly Mad Studios creative director Andy Tudor takes us for a spin in the new team-based, MMO racer.

2014 in Preview: The Sky is the Limit for Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's new anti-gravity mechanic gives designers the chance to make the best Mario Kart yet.