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51Take our tightly cropped car pic challenge

Can You Identify These Vehicles Based On A Small Detail?

Need something stimulating to help you get through your Tuesday? Try out our Tightly Cropped Car Pic Challenge.

12Driveclub coming to PS4 on October 7, celebrates with new trailer

Driveclub, a racing title for the Playstation 4, was first revealed last year with a fair amount of promise. Our own Seyth Miersma was intrigued, citing the game's competent physics, good looks and social features, during a short demo at the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Set for a position in the launch roster for the latest generation of Sony's gaming console, fans were disappointed when the game was unexpectedly delayed.

14Anki drive is the slot car racing game of the future, now [w/video]

This is Anki Drive. Developed by Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner, three doctorate-level robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, Anki Drive blends what we'd traditionally call slot-car racing with a Mario Kart-like ability to assault your competition and a Borg-like ability to learn and evolve. It's been shown at two of Apple's World Wide Developers Conferences, which is saying something, considering the caliber of the developers that get invited to the fruit company's annual event

20Corvette Stingray gets Monopoly token treatment

We collectively rejoiced when Hasbro decided to keep the racecar as a token for Monopoly, but now it appears car lovers will have a new game piece to hoard, on a new version of the classic board game called Monopoly Empire. Instead of vying for fictitious properties and railroads, Monopoly Empire allows players to duke it out for ownership of some of the world's top brands; representing the automotive world in the new brand-focused game is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

6Quick Play: 2K Drive

The mobile gaming revolution has slowly crept its way across the many, many genres in the video game world, ranging from flight simulators, to strategy games, to role-playing games, to the kind of simple, casual-play titles like Angry Birds and Candy Crush. And while the racing genre hasn't been untouched by the rise of mobile gaming, its primary entry, EA Sports' Real Racing series, has been left without an equally entertaining competitor.

7Project Gotham Racing creators announce 2K Drive, and we're in it!

2K, the well-know sports gaming goliath, and the creators of the Project Gotham Racing series (and Metropolis Street Racer, if you remember the Sega Dreamcast), have announced a new racing game for the iPhone and iPad, 2K Drive. The mobile racing title will launch this fall as a premium title. Autoblog will be a content provider, delivering news to players via the in-game newsfeed. We're stoked.

2CarmaRace board game seeks funding on Kickstarter

Automotive geekery isn't just limited to internet forums, dingy garages, or coffee shop parking lots. It extends far beyond that, actually. Board games - and we're talking the complex ones with rulebooks longer than The Grapes Of Wrath, not Chutes and Ladders - are actually a fairly popular outlet for auto enthusiasts. Take the wildly addicting Formula D, for example.

5Hot lap the Hungaroring with Codemasters' F1 2013 and Anthony Davidson

Au courant with the Hungarian Grand Prix running this weekend, Codemasters has released in-game footage from F1 2013 of a hot lap video of the Hungaroring driven by Scuderia Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo and narrated by ex-Formula One driver and current Sky F1 commentator and sportscar racer Anthony Davidson. The graphics have improved over F1 2012, Davidson's commentary is just as good as it was last year, and the rear-view mirrors are still huge.

18F1 2013 game to feature 'classic' cars from '80s and '90s

Codemasters' series of Formula One games focus heavily on realism, both in terms of physics and appearance. Every team, every car and every driver are represented, with every track recreated in high definition and exacting detail.

5Sega arcade game cabinets turned into R/C car controllers

If you're one of those souls who prize vintage arcade cabinets, you may want to look away. A group has torn into a pair of classic Sega Rally games to create something a little more creative. Using the old steering wheel and pedal inputs, the team created a virtual racing game that controls real radio-control cars. The cool part is that the driver can choose from either an on-car camera or a top-down view as a shout out to the racing games of old.

12Engineer builds lifelike slot cars with steering and suspension [w/video]

If idle hands are the devil's playground, idle engineers are a field day of awesome. Gareth Jones is a mechanical engineer with a penchant for slot cars, and when his child grew to an age to appreciate scale cars whirring around a plastic track, he did what any responsible father would do: he went out and bought a new Scalextric set. While Jones found the new cars to be much more detailed and accurate than the models he had known from the '70s, he was frustrated to find models like a '69 Dodge C

13Need for Speed: Most Wanted commercial pits cops versus cars

It would seem Turn 10 has outdone the Need For Speed franchise on it's own turf with Forza: Horizon with one glaring exception. No matter where you turn or what sort of mayhem you unleash on the countryside, there is no law enforcement. Fortunately, EA Games is ready to serve up the newest foray into the Need For Speed universe with NFS: Most Wanted. As you might suspect, the gameplay focuses on illegal street racing and the law's attempts at maintaining order. EA Games has turned out the first

8The ultimate in slot car tracks comes at a price [w/video]

If you were fortunate enough to visit last year's Detroit Auto Show, you may recall something special lurking in the Ford booth. The automaker featured an expansive slot car track with a variety of Ford Mustang racers darting around an immensely detailed course. As it turns out, the track was built by David Beattie, a slot car enthusiast who has turned his passion into a serious business. Beattie uses a CNC router to carve the topography of your favorite track before applying numerous handmade d

52Bluetooth-equipped mirror adds GPS and, yes, games

We can see it now. A police officer pulls over a Pep Boys-customized Chevy Cavalier that's been having a hard time staying in its lane. The officer asks the driver if he's been texting. "No," he says, "Just playing Angry Birds on my rearview mirror."

10Arcade Fire: Sega Outrun console being turned into driveable car [w/VIDEO]

Sega Outrun GPS video arcade console scooter -- Click above to view the video after the jump

18VIDEO: Gran Turismo PSP opening movie - Here come the supercars

Gran Turismo for Sony PSP - Click above to watch the video after the break

39VIDEO: Ken Block takes unsuspecting DiRT 2 players out on hot laps

Ken Block at the UK Dirt2 launch -- Click above to watch the video

8Steering wheel for the... iPhone?

CTA Digital iPod steering wheel -- Click above to view the video after the jump

18Gran Turismo PSP adds Lamborghini to the mix

Exclusive cars for GT5 PSP -- Click above for high-res image gallery

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