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New Need for Speed Released at E3 [VIDEO]

Need for Speed has tapped into the industry with this new game release. Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 2015 Mustang RTR in flat silver released last year shows up drifting along with a ton of other familiar customized builds. What do you think of the newest Need for Speed game?

GT Radial is Giving Away an Xbox One

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Thanks to the help of Kyle Mohan and Tyler Wolfson the guys over at GT Radial are giving away an awesome Xbox One console for the month of June. Go ahead, follow the link below, fill out a little survey and enter a chance to win one awesome Xbox One!

 

Enter to Win: https://www.facebook.com/GTRadialUSA/app_190322544333196

Forza 5 Presents Long Beach Grand Prix Course as Free DLC

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Forza 5 on the Xbox One has announced that on Thursday April 10th they will unveil the Long Beach Grand Prix city circuit for download. The track will be available in all gameplay modes allowing you to take your drift cars to Formula Drift Round 1! The back straight after turn 8 is where they start in Formula Drift and slide through turns 9,10, and 11 for those of you who want to recreate a real life Formula Drift event.  Let us know how you like the track once it is downloaded!

Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BRZ Livery Contest is Down to a Final 6 [VOTE]

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The Falken Tire team has drilled down the 6 designs they like for Dai Yoshihara’s Subaru BRZ. You can head over to the Falken Tire Facebook page to cast a vote for who you think the winner is. Hurry as the contest ends tomorrow at 11:59pm PST.

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15 Things I Learned About Forza 5 at the E3 Party Last Night

So last night I attended an event in downtown Los Angeles to play Forza Motorsport 5 and get my hands on the Xbox One for the very first time. The first thing I must say is I love love love the new design of the Xbox controller. It just fits better in the hand, has force feedback now in the top triggers (the top triggers RT/LT are way wider and now as curved as well) and just has a much friendlier overall design. The controller redesign is going to prove to be a stroke of genius.

The big announcement was that Indy Car was coming to Forza 5 (snoozer) and some cool historic Formula 1 cars which I think it pure awesome. Sadly, nothing was announced on the drifting front but the whole Falken Team was present at the party, Justin Pawlak’s Ford Mustang was on display, and in the gift bags when you left I got a model Justin Pawlak Ford Mustang. Hopefully we can take this as a hint that some Formula Drift love or official builds will come into play like years past with the RMR Genesis and Top Secret S15 Silvia.

 

Now here are the details and things I have learned about Forza 5 so far:
1. Vinyl/Layers cannot be imported into Forza 5 (new engine/system
2. Every car in the game will be available for Autovista Mode (now Forza Vista)
3. All paint changes, wheel modifications, etc.. will be present when looking at your car in Forza Vista Mode
4. New reworked AI that learns how you drive and finds/improves opponents for races
5. A cinematic movie score is present in the game.
6. No weather or night racing in Forza 5 (thanks to MotorWorldHype.com)
7. Paint is now layered. Clear coat and items are separate in the engine allowing very authentic look to cars.
8. Single player can be played not online
9. No dirt/rally racing like in Forza Horizon. With new engine in Xbox One different tarmacs will feel different. I drove a street course in Prague with terrain changes you could feel like transferring to a bridge.
10. Thrustmaster wheel to replace Fanatec as official wheel (rumor posted by Motorworldhype.com)
11. During daytime gameplay the dashboard has reflections on the windshield within the in cockpit race mode
12. This game will run at 1080p resolution at 60 frames a second.
13. Regular DLC packs are staying in Forza 5
14. Right trigger provides force feedback under shifting adding a feel to the car. Under braking the left trigger vibrates progressively more
15. No current agreement with Porsche

Win a Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Edition Tester Pack

We are finally nearing the completion of our new website project that has been going on for the last two years and we need BETA testers. We have broke 1,000,000 parts in our database and are adding more companies each day that you can place and tag with your vehicle.

Fuelculture.com is a user generated car garage that allows you to show off car builds while doing research and reviews on aftermarket car parts. We even provide prices on part pages offering you a range of purchasing options. Spend some time building your own garage while looking at other projects for future inspirations.

The prize kit includes a thin branded key style USB drive, a tire pressure gauge, pen, branded stationary, owners guide, copy of the game, custom branded notebook and box complete this VIP fan package. Swing over to our Facebook Fan Page for fuelculture and quickly submit your e-mail address to sign up as a BETA user and to win this awesome Forza 4 kit.

Enter to Win:
http://www.facebook.com/fuelculture?sk=app_197602066931325

Chelsea DeNofa Releases 2011 XDC Championship Reel [VIDEO]

Chelsea DeNofa won the XDC championship two years in a row (2010-2011) and is now making his way over to Formula Drift in 2012. He just released a 2011 reel video which you can check out by following the link below. He really puts down some great follow runs through these 2011 XDC video and we are hoping he can bring that aggressiveness into Formula Drift for this season. Hopefully his 2012 chassis has more power or on some tracks he will have a hard time keeping up with the rocket ships competition like ASD.
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Forza Motorsport 4 – All About the Drift [REVIEW]

The game has been out for a few weeks now but our review copy got here late, SEMA came, and even MW3 is now out but at the end of the day I have been so busy playing this game that writing about it hadn’t even crossed my mind. Now I am under the weather and covenantally have plenty of time to play Forza 4 and right up a review! While many websites will talk about “career” mode and all this other stuff but we are going to take a focus on drifting.

The greatest thing about drifting in the game from a customization/individualism  stand point is you have many options on what you would like to drift. You can slide with stock cars, Pro Am cars, made up wraps, and almost every D1GP and Formula Drift car ever created. You can see one of our writers “CobraTuner” drifting a Ross Petty Rasta S15 in the photo above which can be found in the storefront.

Certain AWD cars like the Nissan Skyline are even able to be converted into RWD from the standard AWD drivetrain. Many cars are allowed to do engine swaps within the OEM of the car you are driving. So sadly no LS Chevrolet engine swaps into a 240sx in this game just yet. The storefront is already loaded with amazing real world replicas. A tip to finding them quickly is enter in manual keywords in design search for “D1GP” or “formula d.”

From a drivability stand point things are a little smoother in this game from Forza 3. The e-brake system has an all around better feeling and the car can produce much more angle before spinning out. Sadly your reverse entry will still count as a spin according to the Drifting HUD but it will look awesome on Xbox Live in front of your friends while in tandem. The extra steering control and ability to bring the car back past the point of no return with a good suspension setup is really a great addition to the game.

One quick note is the Drifting HUD can still be turned on at anytime during gameplay but it has been moved location wise. In Forza 3 a tad of the D-Pad would throw you into drifting mode instantly. Now (and annoyingly) you have to press pause, and select the HUD button. Once you get the HUD menu to pull up please scroll all the way down until you see DRIFT HUD. You can turn this on which will eliminate lap times and pull up drift scores. This can be turned on/off at anytime.

One last huge addition to drifting in Forza 4 is the new section in community called “Rivals.” Go all the way over to the left in this menu option and you will find the Drift Zone section. You can do drift battle on 10 tracks with Xbox Live friends and the community for bounty points. The options range from real tracks like Road Atlanta to the fake mountain pass of Japan Fujimi Kaido.

One of our most popular threads of all time on our website is our Forza 3 drift tune for a Nissan S13 wrapped in Dai Yoshihara’s Discount Tire car. If you would like to send us an awesome drift setup through our contact form we will put them to a test and make some great posts on the website with our tunes. You will receive full credit and some promotion for your storefront allowing you to sell goods to all our fans! Be sure to drop your storefront gamertag in the e-mail contact to get credit. Let us know what you think of the new and improved Forza Motorsport 4!

Tanner Foust’s Rockstar Scion tC Makes It To Dirt 3 [VIDEO GAME WEEK]

Tanner Foust’s Rockstar Scion tC makes its way into the video game world by becoming the newest DLC for Dirt3. The amount of detail on this car is amazing. Everything on the real car has made it into the game. Yes, It comes with the NASCAR V8 under the hood. 650hp will throw this car sideways easily in the Gymkhana mode. In the car info is shows the drivetrain being RWD… but once you start the race there is a slight bit of power going to the front wheels too.  Sadly its the only mode you are able to use the car on. Shame we cant attempt Rally with it.

Regardless of only being able to use the Scion tC in Gymkhana and it not being truly RWD its an amazing car to drive, and definitely put a smile on my face when I heard the engine rev up to 9k. You can purchase Tanner Foust’s car in the Xbox Live Market Place  for 160 points, and also in the PSN store for $1.99.

You can also check out a preview video: Tanner Foust’s Rockstar Scion tC

Need for Speed The Run Coming November 15th – Mustang RTR-X Inside [VIDEO GAME WEEK]

This week at E3 the guys at Need for Speed announced the new game The Run which will be released on November 15th. While we will be reviewing SHIFT 2 this weekend which is loaded with Mad Mike, Matt Powers, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. we have some news for the fresh new game The Run. We had a leak at E3 this week telling us that the Mustang RTR-X built by Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be in the game even though it hasn’t been announced officially by EA Games. It is possible some other drifting related rides will be in the game as well.