In September Milestone, the developer behind the MotoGP videogame, announced an offering that would "alter the concept of motorcycle video games forever" called Ride, slated for release in Spring 2015 on Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Steam and PC. Thanks to a press release we have a few more details on what's being billed "a complete motorcycle racing simulator" and "incredibly deep racing experience" featuring more than 100 bikes and every kind of circuit.
Give us an afternoon behind the wheel of a genuine driving machine and that's all the amusement we could ask for. But amusement and theme parks have been wise to cater towards automotive enthusiasts as well – whether it's with a single attraction at an existing park like the famous Test Track at Epcot or the Cars pavilion at Hollywood Studios, or a dedicated facility like Ring Werk at the Nürburgring or Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
Universal Studios has recently opened a Transformers ride at its amusement parks in California and Singapore, and unlike the movies, the ride is being called "engaging" and "amazing." It puts 12 riders in a car that zooms through a 3D battle between Autobots and Decepticons who are destroying Chicago while they decide the fate of humans.
I pretty much hate riding instead of driving. I like to think I keep my cool and don't betray my distress over someone's lack of attention or skill. I must not be alone, since AOL Autos has offered up five useful tips for when you must occupy a seat other than the driver's chair. The suggestions are good ones, in fact, it's stuff I already do, but not everyone has my exquisitely tuned sense of decorum. Mainly, what it boils down to is chill out when you're a passenger in someone else's car. Bein