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

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    Video: Angry Birds Go! might be your next mobile gaming fix
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    As far as wildly popular mobile games go, Angry Birds! is right up there, being a staple on millions of cellphones around the world. The Rovio-developed series has already explored the seasons, Rio, space and even the Star Wars universe (twice, actually). All of those games have involved little ...

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    Official: Corvette Stingray gets Monopoly token treatment
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    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 ...

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    Featured: Quick Play: 2K Drive
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    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 ...

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

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    CarmaRace board game seeks funding on Kickstarter
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    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 ...

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    Video: Hot lap the Hungaroring with Codemasters' F1 2013 and Anthony Davidson
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    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 ...

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    Video: F1 2013 game to feature 'classic' cars from '80s and '90s
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    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. This attention to detail is only reflected if you're looking at ...

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    Video: Sega arcade game cabinets turned into R/C car controllers
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    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 ...

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    Report: Engineer builds lifelike slot cars with steering and suspension [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Video: Need for Speed: Most Wanted commercial pits cops versus cars
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    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 ...

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    Video: The ultimate in slot car tracks comes at a price [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Bluetooth-equipped mirror adds GPS and, yes, games
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    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." While the automotive aftermarket has never ...

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    GT Academy flaw exposed by cheaters who currently top the podium [w/video]
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    GT Academy cheaters – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A handful of Gran Turismo 5 players are currently battling it out for a shot at becoming a real-world race car driver in Polyphony's GT Academy, but according to GT Planet, there may be a bit of an issue. Currently, the top ...

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    Arcade Fire: Sega Outrun console being turned into driveable car [w/VIDEO]
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    Sega Outrun GPS video arcade console scooter -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    When we hear the phrase "contemporary artist" we usually say, "Just show us what you're doing because there's little chance we'll understand rationale." Garnet Hertz, the artist in question, is combining ...

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    VIDEO: Gran Turismo PSP opening movie - Here come the supercars
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    Gran Turismo for Sony PSP - Click above to watch the video after the break
    The folks who have crafted Gran Turismo for Sony's PSP have put together an opening movie sequence, and as you might imagine, it is chock full of supercars. And we mean bursting-at-its-pixelated-seams with just about every ...

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    VIDEO: Ken Block takes unsuspecting DiRT 2 players out on hot laps
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    Ken Block at the UK Dirt2 launch -- Click above to watch the video
    DiRT 2 had a coming out party in the UK and not only did Ken Block join the festivities, he decided to surprise some big-talking gamers with a couple of hot laps. If we could take anything from the demonstration, it's that Ken ...

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    Steering wheel for the... iPhone?
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    CTA Digital iPod steering wheel -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    If you've been trying to raise your high score on that iPhone or iPod Touch racing game but you just can't get your chi going without a steering wheel, this baby could be for you. Made by CTA Digital, you clip the ...

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    Gran Turismo PSP adds Lamborghini to the mix
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    Exclusive cars for GT5 PSP -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    An entirely galaxy could have been birthed in the time it's taking for Gran Turismo 5 to arrive, but at least Sony is trying to make it worth everyone's while when the portable driving sim shows up October 1. If you pre-order ...

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    Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen moonlighting as cab drivers
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    Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in Vodafone's Taxi GP commercial – Click above to watch video
    Vodafone has created an online game called Taxi Grand Prix that looks pretty neat. You choose a team of two actual taxi drivers on the roads in Great Britain, and when a race begins, the ...

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