Dec 022013
What Your Forza 5 Garage Says About Your Personality

Forza Motorsport 5 has been out for a while now, and chances are you’ve started to accumulate a decent stable of cars.  So, what does your virtual garage say about your personality?  Well, that depends a awful lot on what’s in it.  Are you a brand loyalist?  A vintage collector?  Maybe a stingy credit miser?  This list will hopefully shed [Read more…]

Nov 252013
4 Predictions For The 2014 F1 Season

With last Sunday’s race, Formula One wraps up its 2013 season with a fourth consecutive title for Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel.  The year was an interesting mix of unpredictability and inevitability, as the winning team and driver marched their way to victory through a mire of tire-related mayhem.  With massive changes to regulations and team lineups on the [Read more…]

Nov 182013
5 Ways To Prepare For Forza Motorsport 5

The launch of the Xbox One is nearly upon us, which wouldn’t be particularly interesting to racing gamers if it weren’t for one very important game: Forza Motorsport 5.  To make the last few days of waiting easier, I’ve come up with a few ways to keep your gearhead brain occupied.  After all, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already [Read more…]

Nov 112013
The F1 On NBC Drinking Game

With the drivers’ and constructors’ championships long since decided, some of my fellow American Formula One fans may be looking for a way to add some excitement to the upcoming US Grand Prix in Austin.  If I may make a suggestion, why not have some fun at the expense of our favorite motor racing TV commentators?  The NBC Sports crew [Read more…]

Nov 042013
Three Ways To Improve The Forza Motorsport Series

It goes without saying that Forza Motorsport was one of the biggest racing franchises on the Xbox 360, so it makes plenty of sense that the latest version is a launch title for the Xbox One.  A new console generation offers better graphics, more computing power, and more use of the word “more” by PR executives than ever before.  Forza [Read more…]

Oct 282013
Dixon, Vettel, And The Difference Between IndyCar And Formula One

Earlier this month, Scott Dixon clinched the 2013 IndyCar series title in dramatic fashion at the last race of the season.  Just over a week later, Sebastian Vettel secured the Formula One drivers’ championship with three races remaining in the season.  Both men performed incredibly well this season, so why was Vettel able to complete his goal with so much [Read more…]

Oct 212013
Between Forza And Mario Kart: The Middle Ground Of Racing Games

In my experience talking to folks who play racing video games, the issue of “favorite game” tends to divide people into two very different camps.  On one side, there are the simulation fans, the Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo players who expect their games to take the phrase “virtual reality” literally.  They want accurate physics, real cars and tracks, photorealistic [Read more…]

Oct 142013
Potential Contenders For The 2014 IndyCar Season

With the this year’s IndyCar season coming down to a battle between veteran drivers Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon, now is perhaps as good a time as any to start looking at the potential cast for next year’s title race.  While it’s a given that the sport’s more established drivers (Power, Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, and so on) will be in the [Read more…]

Oct 102013
Doing The Math On Mark Webber

Mark Webber has had a difficult few weeks, with several potentially strong performances quite literally going up in smoke. Unless his awful luck improves, it seems that his final season in Formula 1 will wrap up on a forgettable note. This is a shame, since Webber has played a major role in Red Bull Racing’s dominant form over the last [Read more…]