Asphalt 8: Airborne introduces new Fuel system, extra tank and additional cars

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2014

France-based games maker Gameloft has released a fuel-injected update to its freemium Asphalt 8: Airborne racing game for the iPhone and iPad, its fifth major content update thus far.

Now live in the App Store and labeled with version 1.4, the game offers several new features while ditching the dreaded rental fee for events. Instead, you now enter time-limited events using a brand new Fuel system.

Jump past the fold for full details… Read More

 

Codemasters publishes new official F1 racing game for iPhone and iPad, F1 Race Stars

By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2014

Games maker Codemasters has released a new and officially licensed Formula 1 game into the App Store.

F1 Race Stars, now available as a free-to-play download for the iPhone and iPad, includes all the cars, teams and drivers from the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship racing across over 40 tracks from 15 F1 Grand Prix locations across the world.

But unlike other F1 games, this one’s more of an arcade title than a true simulation. You can race against AI-driven opponents or against your friends, see how you rank on the global Game Center leaderboards, collect various power-us, powerslide around corners, hit jumps and more.

Speaking of jumps, hit the jump for the gameplay trailer and more information… Read More

 

Apple.com promoting new version of Asphalt 8: Airborne coming, but why?

By Christian Zibreg on May 22, 2014

Apple rarely, if ever at all, advertises other people’s software on its front page, so imagine our surprise after noticing a line at the bottom of Apple.com saying that a “new version of Asphalt 8: Airborne is coming to the App Store this summer”. Yup, just like that.

The message seems to have first appeared on the Apple homepage nearly a month ago on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

I know what you must be thinking, but no - this game has not been featured in Apple’s iPhone 5s ‘Powerful’ television commercial in the United States – though you could be partially right because localized versions of the ad that Apple is airing in other countries do feature Asphalt 8Read More

 

Ubisoft’s upcoming social racing title, Trials Frontier, arriving April 10

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 26, 2014

Ubisoft yesterday announced that it will be releasing a brand new iOS game, Trials Frontier, on April 10.

Trials Frontier is being billed as a social racing title with physics-based gameplay, featuring a compelling storyline, friendly competition and “a massive content stream.”

The game will release for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and you can trust us to keep you in the loop.

In the meantime, jump past the fold and check out a nice gameplay video and learn more about this promising looking title… Read More

 

Ridge Racer Slipstream goes free until next Thursday as Apple’s Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2014

Today, like any given Thursday, Apple is refreshing its Free App of the Week promotion by making a new iOS tittle free for the next seven days.

Last week’s promotion brought us the free download of Mildmania’s Darklings [review], a gesture-driven endless atmospheric adventure game that incorporates visually enticing Noire-style graphics akin to Limbo and Badland.

Today, Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer Slipstream has gone free as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week.

Normally a $2.99 download, but now available free in the App Store until next Thursday, Ridge Racer Slipstream recreates this ultimate arcade racing franchise on your iPhone and iPad with pretty graphics, Career and Arcade game modes, twelve beefy cars with plenty of horse power, over a hundred racing competitions across six Grand Prix series, real-time multiplayer and lots more… Read More

 

Asphalt 8 updated with LaFerrari and other cars, new Daily Bonuses and Win Streak rewards

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 8, 2014

Gameloft’s free-to-play Asphalt 8: Airborne has seen one major update since its App Store debut last August, adding new cars, boosters, limited-time cups and other goodies. And now the time has come for another content expansion enriching your experience with additional features, game modes and cars.

The new update, now available in the App Store, brings a bunch of glamorous new sports cars, including the LaFerrari (also known as the F150), a limited production hybrid sports vehicle, along with new Daily Bonuses and Win Streak rewards… Read More

 

Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available to download

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 2, 2014

Rather unexpectedly and with little fanfare, games maker Sega has released a brand new title on the App Store. Called Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the game is actually the official iOS port of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for consoles and part of its 2013 winter release schedule.

If you’ve played Mario-like kart racing games such as Rovio’s Angry Birds Go!, you should feel right at home in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. A pared down version of Transformed on consoles, the game sports a brand new World Tour mode designed specifically for mobile, with multiplayer both locally and online for up to four players… Read More

 

2K Drive gets Mercedes-Benz and other new cars in Euro Car Pack update

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 5, 2013

2K Games in co-operation with Lucid Games released its iOS racing game on the App Store, 2K Drive, back in September. Featuring a number of real world vehicles, more than 25 tracks, over a hundred unique events and impressive graphics and gameplay, 2K Drive arrived as a nice alternative to Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 and other racing titles available on Apple’s platform.

In today’s major Euro Car Pack content update, 2K Games has added five new cars to 2K Drive for iPhone and iPad, including the Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as new events… Read More

 

Get in gear with Crash Drive 2

By Lory Gil on Nov 26, 2013

Sure, you could bog down your iPad with those high-graphics driving games, Like 2K DRIVE and Real Racing 3, but sometimes, games with awesome graphics are missing that something special in the game play that make them stand out.

Crash Drive 2 is a fun free roaming driving game where players compete with others around the world in stunt-based events. Perform gravity defying stunts while trying to earn the most points to win in this exciting racing adventure… Read More

 

Second Real Racing 3 Ferrari update adds Enzo Ferraris, cinematic replays and more

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2013

Electronic Arts’ Ferrari-focused Real Racing 3 update is out for a little more than a month and earlier this week the super publisher pushed another update which will make Ferrari fans happy and glued to their iPhones and iPads.

Building on the new racing tracks, events and Ferrari’s racing cars from the previous update, the Enzo Ferrari lineup has now joined Real Racing 3‘s selection of extreme performance cars.

The latest update also adds other perks and goodies, including cinematic race replays (finally!), four new event series with a total of 100+ new events, weekly time trial tournaments and more. Your promo clip and other highlights are after the break… Read More

 

Gameloft releases ‘GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience’

By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2013

Great news gamers, Gameloft has made good on its promise to release a sequel to their popular sim-racer GT Racing today. It’s called ‘GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience’ and it’s now available for download.

The game bills itself as ‘the richest handheld racing simulation this year,’ allowing players to race one of 67 licensed cars, from over 30 manufacturers, on 13 detailed tracks from around the world, in 1,400 events… Read More

 

F1 Challenge races its way into App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 11, 2013

Fans of Formula 1 racing, rejoice! Games maker Codemasters today released F1 Challenge (a $2.99 download) on the App Store with more than 90 racing events. This is a licensed videogame so you’re getting the officially licensed cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari and McLaren, in addition to the drivers and teams from the 2012 season.

F1 Challenge lets you race against such names as Scuderia Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button and Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Räikkönen. Graphics look top-notch and I’ve included a few screenshots and some video evidence right after the break… Read More

 

Drift Mania Street Outlaws review: drift in style through city streets

By Lory Gil on Oct 10, 2013

The iPad is fast becoming a blooming garden of racing games. The Asphalt series is a huge hit. EA’s line of Real Racing games has pushed graphics to the limit. Need for Speed Most Wanted has won awards for its fast-paced gameplay mixed with console quality graphics.

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws is a racing game with fairly decent graphics, action packed racing, and an underground drift culture theme… Read More

 

Gentlemen, start your engines: NASCAR Redline races its way into the App Store

By Sébastien Page on Oct 3, 2013

I’ve never been a big fan of NASCAR but I do remember spending a big chunk of my pocket money on the arcade game Daytona USA. I specifically recall races starting with the iconic “gentlemen, start your engines” announcement.

Fastforward to today, and I’m still not a big NASCAR fan, but I can certainly appreciate some of the strategies that go into the races. The right set of brakes, tires, or suspension can actually make or break a race.

NASCAR: Redline is the first officially licensed NASCAR game to make its way in the App Store. Although you won’t be in the driver seat, your role will be to ensure that every decision made is the right one in order to take your team to the victory… Read More

 

Real Racing 3 update brings seven generations of Porsche 911 and full iOS 7 compatibility

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 5, 2013

Keeping true to its promise, the most prolific iOS games publisher Electronic Arts has released another major content update to its free-to-play Real Racing 3. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of one of motorsport’s most legendary vehicles, Real Racing 3 ‘Porsche 911′ update expands your garage with the addition of the seven generations of the legendary Porsche 911. More tidbits and a few nice clips can be found right below… Read More

 

Lucid Games’ 2K Drive now available for download

By Cody Lee on Sep 5, 2013

Last month, 2K Games announced a new iOS exclusive racing title called ’2K Drive.’ The game features a number of real world vehicles, more than 25 tracks, 100+ unique events, and what the developers call ”the most precise driving on iOS.”

Combine all of this with impressive graphics and gameplay, and needless to say the game caught our attention. So we were excited to hear this morning that 2K Drive has been released on the App Store, and is now available for download… Read More

 

EA teases Real Racing 3 Porsche 911 update

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 3, 2013

Electronic Arts is set to give its free-to-play iOS/Android racer, Real Racing 3, another notable content update. The forthcoming Porsche 911 update is now on the horizon and challenges you to expand your lineup of cars with seven generations of the Porsche 911.

By the way, the car maker is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary 911. The Porsche update is being teased less than three weeks after the most recent content pack enabled a bunch of classic American muscle cars (the Mercedes-Benz and Bentley vehicles came via July’s update)… Read More

 

Gameloft unleashes Asphalt 8

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 22, 2013

Is it the speed? The acceleration and pure velocity? Nah, it’s got to be going Airborne, says the clever blurb for Gameloft’s highly-anticipated eighth installment in the Asphalt mobile racing franchise. We previewed the game back in June and although it got delayed a bit as the team needed more time to perfect the little things, it’s out now and available now for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for just 99 cents a pop. I’ve included action-packed screenies, additional info and a launch trailer so jump past the fold for more awesomeness… Read More

 

New Real Racing 3 update brings classic American muscle cars

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 21, 2013

One of the key reasons I used to burn midnight oil quite a lot playing Driver on the original PlayStation – apart from the locations (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York) and the awesome controls coupled to realistic physics – is the vehicle lineup, the sort of cars you see smashed in the 1960-1970s car chase and cop movies.

To fans of such legendary cars as the Dodge, Shelby and other big V8 muscle cars: Electronic Arts’s latest content update to free-to-play Real Racing 3 is a no-brainer.

That’s right, you can now own classic Detroit metal in this Real Racing 3 update, as well as race friends on a bunch of new tracks, appreciate physics enhancements, better camera angles and lots more… Read More

 

iOS exclusive 2K Drive coming this Fall

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 16, 2013

Games developer Lucid Games hinted at the upcoming 2K Drive back in May. Today, publisher 2K Games has officially announced 2K Drive, the upcoming premium (forget about the premium nonsense, you’ll pay for it upfront) iOS driving simulation. A crossover between an arcade game and a racing sim, it sports a RaceFace feature where you model your own face onto in-game characters.

Expect real locations and dozens of exciting challenges in an authentic world rooted in motoring culture, all spiced up with the usual assortment of the officially licensed cars such as Dodge, Ford and Nissan from European, Japanese and American manufacturers and much more. Visuals are top-notch, per screenshots and the videos found after the break… Read More

 
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