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On the day of F1 2021’s reveal, new owner EA jacks up regional Steam prices vs last year’s game

News of EA’s first F1 game as Codemasters’ new owner was soured after a massive disparity in regional pricing became clear.Overnight, Codemasters announced F1 2021, this year’s version of its long-running, official Formula 1 racing game. The game is due July 16 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Watch on YouTubeThe announcement is fairly exciting. For one, this is Codemasters’ first game under EA Sports, having recently finalised a $1.2 billion acquisition deal. The few F1 2021 features revealed so far are also interesting. This year’s game introduces two-player co-op for career mode.F1 2021 will also expand…

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Check out some Hot Wheels Unleashed action in this new trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 14:49 GMT Milestone and Mattel have released a new gameplay video for Hot Wheels Unleashed.A look at the fast-paced arcade racing game Hot Wheels Unleashed is shown off in the video below.The game features all sorts of drifting, boosting, and jumping and in the video, you get a look at the Garage environment, a first look at the challenges, and get a glimpse at the numerous surprises like the special track pieces.Watch on YouTubeAnd in the video, you get a look at the first six vehicles available on day one. The first six revealed…

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Forza 8 closed playtest registration is now open

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:11 GMT Turn 10 has revealed that it’ll be bringing the community in to help it test Forza 8, and that the developer will be using the feedback to help shape its next racing game.If you’re interested in trying out Forza Motorsport 8 before it officially hits the shelves, look sharp. Keen to court the community and listen to feedback from players, Turn 10 plans to host a special Forza panel designed to collect information from its players.Better yet, anyone that takes part in the panel will be given access to a closed…

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Rocket League Season 3’s Rocket Pass contents detailed

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:40 GMT Rocket League Season 3 kicks off soon, and now we know what’s included in the new Rocket Pass.The new Rocket Pass for Rocket League will include 70+ Tiers of new items, some of which are shown off in the latest trailer.Season 3’s Rocket Pass includes a new vehicle called the Tyranno which is super fast and features the Dominus hitbox.It is unlocked immediately with Rocket Pass premium, which gives you additional Weekly and Seasonal Challenges, plus an XP boost to help you Tier Up faster.If you have Rocket Pass Premium, you…

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Rocket League Season 3 rolls out on April 7

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 March 2021 15:56 GMT Rocket League Season 3 is coming soon along with a newly redesigned DFH Stadium.Rocket League Season 3 is also bringing in NASCAR and Formula 1 with their own bundles. More info leading up to the release of NASCAR is coming in early May and F1 in mid-May.A new vehicle coming with Season 3 is the Tyranno through the Dominus hitbox in the Rocket Pass. The full Rocket Pass reveal is coming next week.You can also expect the newly redesigned DFH Stadium Circuit. The classic Arena has been outfitted with a track…

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Art of Rally is coming to Xbox consoles and Game Pass this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:11 GMT The driving game Art of Rally is coming to Xbox consoles this summer.Developer Funselektor announced today during the Twitch Xbox showcase that the racing game Art of Rally will release on Xbox Series X/S Xbox One, and Game Pass for console and PC this summer. It is also coming to mobile.A new trailer has also been published alongside the Xbox event, unveiling never-seen-before footage of the upcoming Kenya Update. This update will be available for free on all platforms, including the already released PC version, simultaneously with the Xbox and Gamepass…

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Dirt 5 is free to play this weekend with Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 March 2021 19:29 GMT Dirt 5 is once again free to play, but this time it’s on Xbox systems.Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Dirt 5 for free this weekend. You can play the full game on Xbox from today through the weekend, including the Career mode, the custom arena creator mode Playgrounds, participate in online races and party modes, and much more. There are over 70 unique routes, covering mud, ice, sand, tarmac, gravel, and more, with extreme dynamic weather transforming any race at any time. Dirt 5 finds…

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Wreckfest gets 60fps/4K support on Xbox Series X

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:55 GMT Wreckfest now supports 60fps and 4K on Xbox Series X.This mean that from here on out on Xbox Series X, you can enjoy Wreckfest rendered at 60fps in 4K. The team is also actively working on improving the gameplay experience based on feedback, and this release contains a number of additional enhancements and bug fixes. Bugbear is confident the leaderboard tournament events should now work more reliably on Xbox. It has also concentrated on addressing numerous issues with the vehicles. Alongside Xbox Series X support, an update has been released for…

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Forza Horizon 4 now available through Steam with cross-play

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:17 GMT Forza Horizon 4 has landed on Steam.The standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions of Forza Horizon 4 are all available through the storefront.You can buy car packs and expansions separately, but here’s what each edition comes with:Standard Edition digital bundle $59.99/£54.99/€ 69.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Deluxe Edition digital bundle $79.99/£69.99/€ 89.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Car Pass Ultimate Edition digital bundle $99.99/£84.99/€ 99.99: The game Formula Drift Car Pack Car Pass Best of Bond Car Pack Welcome Pack VIP Fortune Island LEGO Speed Champions Packs available for separate purchase include:…

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Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:18 GMT Play the racer and sports game for free for the next three days.Both Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam. Dirt 5 finds you going off-road to race around various routes around the world, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to trucks, to GT heroes. The game features a Career, four-player split-screen, online modes, livery editor, and more new features.The game is also on sale for 50% off. This includes both the standard edition…

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Gran Turismo 7 delayed to 2022

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:08 GMT You didn’t expect to be playing Gran Turismo 7 this year, did you?Gran Turismo 7 has, quite unsurprisingly, been pushed back to 2022. The delay was revealed in a GQ interview with PlayStation head Jim Ryan.According to Sony, it has to do with production challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.“GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022,” a Sony representative said. “With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the…

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Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam in March

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 8 February 2021 19:07 GMT The best modern open-world racing game will soon be available on Steam.On today’s Forza Monthly livestream, Playground announced that Forza Horizon 4 will finally be making its way to Steam on March 9.Forza Horizon 4, which continues to receive regular updates to this day, somehow never made it onto Valve’s platform, even when several other Microsoft-published games were made available there, in many cases day-and-date with Xbox.The Steam version, just like all the other Xbox exclusives, supports cross-play with Windows and Xbox. You’ll need an Xbox Live account to play it,…

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Destruction AllStars — Muting Voice Chat | How to mute other players and turn off voice chat

Destruction AllStars launched this week exclusive to the PlayStation 5, where it’s available for free on PS+ until the end of March.Despite its fairly positive reception, there’s one problem that threatens to drown out the rest of the conversation surrounding the game. Which is ironic, because that problem is voice chat. Specifically, that voice chat is enabled by default in Destruction AllStars, and can’t be turned off in-game.Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in the public lobbies of an online game probably knows why this is a less than ideal situation — compounded by the fact that on the…

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Destruction AllStars Character Abilities | Every Car and Hero Breaker explained

Destruction AllStars is a PlayStation 5 exclusive vehicular combat game, free for PS+ subscribers throughout February and March 2021. You can count the number of PS5 exclusives currently available to play on the fingers of one hand, so the excitement surrounding the release of Destruction AllStars is understandable.Looking and feeling a bit like a crossover between Rocket League and Overwatch, Destruction AllStars sees its heroes begin a match with their car. But once their vehicle is destroyed by their opponents, a hero must play out the rest of the match on foot — a tricky but far from impossible challenge.There…

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PS5 exclusive Destruction AllStars delivers immediate thrills but severely lacks content

When the unlockables are just varying colours of the same outfit and some emotes, there’s little to drive prolonged play.Destruction AllStars, the latest PS5 exclusive, arrived on PS Plus at the start of February and it’s undoubtedly a fun time. Smashing a car into other cars has been a jolly good throughout numerous console generations, so the fact it’s still capable of getting those endorphins into your brain is no surprise. Somewhat surprising is how well the mixture of car combat and on-foot gameplay work alongside each other, which gives AllStars a neat twist on the arena-based car combat genre….