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Forza Horizon 2 is the kind of racing game that expands the idea of 'simulation' to include less material, more ambiguous parts of driving. What it feels like to zoom along the breezy coast in a lovely LaFerrari. The cringe of your beastly Nissan GT-R scraping through a tight turn in the castle town of San Giovanni. Inhaling for your Ford Raptor as it squeezes...

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Joystiq Weekly: Vib-ribbon launches, Driveclub Review, RE: Revelations 2 preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. "Better eight years late than never," PlayStation Network...

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Forza Horizon 2: Xbox 360 vs Xbox One graphics showdown

We quite liked the Xbox One's new flagship racer Forza Horizon 2, but how does it perform on older hardware? According to this seven-minute video from the techies at Digital Foundry, the answer is "surprisingly well." [Image: Microsoft] ...

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Don't expect Forza Horizon 2 DLC on Xbox 360

Playground Games has issued a clarifying statement revealing that the Xbox 360 version of its open-world racer Forza Horizon 2 will not share any of the DLC planned for the game's Xbox One release. The announcement follows up on this week's launch of the Mobil 1 Car Pack, the first of several...

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Forza Horizon 2's first car pack rolls out on Xbox One

Microsoft has released its first batch of add-on content for the Xbox One version of its open-world racer Forza Horizon 2, adding a collection of six new cars to player garages. The pack introduces the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the 2013 Renault Clio RS 200,...

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FIFA 15 holds off Mordor, Forza, Smash in this week's UK charts

FIFA 15 survived a three-way attack to score a second week as the UK No. 1, despite a 70 percent drop in sales. EA's soccer sim shimmied its way past multiplatform action-RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Xbox-only racer Forza Horizon 2 and porta-brawler Super Smash Bros 3DS, placing second,...

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Joystiq Weekly: Destiny's loot cave, Shadow of Mordor review, building narratives and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Season passes that add content to separately-sold video...

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Joystiq Streams: An early drive with Forza Horizon 2

Forza Motorsport always wore its deep love of (and lust for) cars right on its sleeve. Forza's races were enamored with driving as a reflection of the vehicle's capabilities and how a driver worked in concert with it. There wasn't any room left in those games for a love of driving on the open...

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Forza Horizon 2 review: Fetch the Bentley, we're going for a drive

Forza Horizon 2 is the kind of racing game that expands the idea of 'simulation' to include less material, more ambiguous parts of driving. What it feels like to zoom along the breezy coast in a lovely LaFerrari. The cringe of your beastly Nissan GT-R scraping through a tight turn in the castle...

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Forza Horizon 2 rewards series loyalty with sweet rides

Experienced Forza players will hit the ground running in Forza Horizon 2 this month, as Turn 10 Studios will carry on with the series' loyalty program introduced last year. Announced just over a year ago, Forza Rewards hands the keys to some sweet digital vehicles to players that raced in past...

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Final update brings Forza Horizon 2 garage to 210 cars

After weeks of slowly unveiling cars from Forza Horizon 2 developer Playground Games has now reached its final update and is ready to show the world the remaining 22 cars slated for inclusion in the upcoming open-world racer. No single theme unites this bunch of classic vehicles. Some, such as...

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